Long-time residents find their forever humans
I’ve missed you. I have been in New England the last couple of weeks taking in the last days of summer and the first few days of fall. It was spectacular and I couldn’t leave without a visit to the local shelter where I spread some love to the animals there.
It was nice to speak that universal language right in my own hometown. I am happy to back home in Sonoma with my own pets and just in time for the harvest moon. We had some wonderful happy endings in the last few weeks. It was a dog trifecta last week with Oreo and Lorenzo, two long-term residents, and the adorable Benji going to their forever homes.
It is also especially exciting for us when adult cats find homes and eight adult cats went to homes in the month of September. A few of the more notable cats who found their humans are Gorgeous George, Huckleberry and Clarence (the cross-eyed cat). We have to shout out to our partners around town who house cats and kittens at their place for the public to see. Sonoma Home has been such a great friend to the felines (and one of my favorite stores) and Yoga Community is the purr-fect place to find your spiritual center and meet the cat of their dreams.
We have some other fun adoption events coming up to watch for. Look for us with adoptable pooches at the Community Cafe at 875 W. Napa St. for Yappy Hour on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. We are also trying to have a presence at the Friday morning farmers market in Depot Park with our adoptable dogs.
This Saturday, Oct. 6, I will be at the Ecology Center’s Harvest Fair with some precious little kittens, so stop by and say hello. Then the big event is at the Marin Center in San Rafael for the Bay Area Pet Fair and Adoptathon on Oct. 13 and 14. It promises to be an animal lover’s paradise.
We are always at Petco Novato two weekends a month and really need some dedicated volunteers to train as adoption counselors to help us keep this going. It takes a bit of time on the front end, but what joy you experience when you are a part of the adoption process. Once you are trained, you can easily slip into a once a
If we had just three or four more adoption counselor candidates, oh the animals we could help. Please contact Marianne, our volunteer coordinator, at 996-4577, ext. 104, for more information. You can also go online and fill out a volunteer application that will automatically be emailed to Marianne.
Speaking of animals we can help, have you seen our fall mailer featuring Brandy and Willie? Please donate whatever you can afford. We appreciate anything you can give to our donation campaigns and for those who may not know, Pets Lifeline is funded exclusively through fundraising events, the occasional bequest and of course, the private donations we receive from wonderful people like you. And where would Sonoma be without Pets Lifeline? We don’t even want to think about that.
Remember: Wag more and try not to bark at all.
Ciao for now!