Plenty of adoptable pets at Pets Lifeline
Happy New Year Sonoma! May the year bring peace and prosperity to you and your pets. We are looking forward to a year of healthy happy adoptable cats and dogs.
We were pleased to have had quite a few heartwarming adoptions in 2012 of some longer term residents (both cats and dogs). Our goal for 2013 is that the animals that come through our doors spend less time in the shelter and get to their forever home as quickly as possible. If you are thinking about bringing a pet into your life, please consider a shelter animal first.
Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who have donated to our Miracle on Eighth Street mailer. If you missed that Dec. 31 deadline, do not fret. You can start your 2013 charitable giving now. We are just $5,000 short of our $50,000 goal and with your continued support, we can make it. Believe it or not, we still have kittens in foster and can use all the help we can. The “kitten season” just keeps getting longer.
Are there any boxer fans out there? We have a fabulous 2-year-old boxer name Kety that is just a peach of a dog. I refer to him as our gentleman boxer. He’s a very poised and polite lad that needs to find his forever home soon. He would be a great family dog for an active family with children over 12. He is a big guy with lots of energy. I had a boxer growing up and she was the most wonderful dog I ever had. Someone thought it was a good idea to give my mother a puppy when I was just 6 weeks old (I was the third child), which my mom took gladly. Obviously, that’s where I get my love of animals. That dog was my best friend and companion for 10 years.
We have some great smaller dogs as well. As we witness here, the types of dogs we get come in waves. Right now we have a few poodle-mixes, a couple of tan Chihuahuas of varying sizes and a sweet albeit a wee bit rotund jack russell mix. And then there is Bear, a sweet black chi mix who has taken the title of longest term resident at the moment. He has definitely been in the shelter far too long. He came in with two other dogs, both of whom have been adopted. I just know the right home is out there for him. Is it you?
If you are interested in meeting Bear, please let us know so we can take him out of his kennel first. He is totally different dog when he is not “behind the chain link.” But then, wouldn’t we all be different under those circumstances.
Our canine handlers have nothing but positive feedback about what a great loving dog Bear is. He would also do well with another dog in the household.
Do you already have a dog that could use some manners? Our dog classes start up again at the Sonoma Community Center on Jan. 29. Visit petslifeline.org for a click through or go directly to sonomacommunitycenter.org to register.
Start your New Year in the black with our $30 special on all black and tuxedo kittens and cats. Our kitten room has been closed for some serious cleaning, but the cat room is open and the kitten room should be open next week.
Remember to be kind to all critters. Ciao for now.