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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throw Back Thursday!

This will be a new segment called Throw Back Thursday! Where I will post old foster photos that were shared with me!

Kicking things off, we have Kitten Peggy!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Introducing Paco

Paco was formerly known as Pace while he was with us at ARF. He came in with his mom and siblings and stayed in our care 6 weeks before they all became available for adoption. You can tell he is well loved from all the photos they shared with us!

Here's what they had to say about Paco:
He is a sweet boy who LOVES to cuddle and be wherever we are.  He's friendly and a quick learner!  He is already about 98% potty trained and he loves his doggie door to the backyard.

Monday, July 17, 2017

7/10/17-7/16/17 Foster Animal Adoptions

Hey Everyone!
This last week, 45 animals found their new homes! 31 of them were provided with love and attention by one of our foster team members.

The following dogs were cared for by one of you before being adopted:

  1. Agnes
  2. Alfred
  3. Amazon
  4. Ava
  5. Bumblebee
  6. Clint
  7. Francois
  8. James
  9. Jane
  10. Jean Luc
  11. Jodie
  12. Kathryn
  13. Mira
  14. Orson
  15. Quentin
  16. Rebecca
  17. Sean
  18. Stanley
  19. Steven
  20. Tony

The following cats were cared for by one of you before being adopted:

  1. August
  2. Emile
  3. July
  4. Linguini
  5. Moonlight
  6. Princess Irene
  7. Purple Prince
  8. Rai
  9. Remy
  10. Skippy
  11. Sunny

Monday, July 10, 2017

7/3/17-7/9/17 Adopted Foster Animals

Last week, 55 animals met and went home with their new families! Of those, 31 were cared for by one of you! Take a peak at their adoption photos!

The following dogs were cared for in foster before being adopted:

  1. Ant
  2. Beetle
  3. Bumblebee
  4. Butterfly
  5. Cricket
  6. Dragonfly
  7. Firefly
  8. Ladybug
  9. Mantis
  10. Rollie Pollie
  11. Zillow

The following cats were cared for in foster before being adopted:

  1. Andy
  2. Buzz Lightyear
  3. Cassandra
  4. Fae
  5. Fox
  6. Hotwire
  7. Jupiter
  8. Kayak
  9. Lightning McQueen
  10. Little John
  11. Maudie
  12. Merida
  13. Rainbow
  14. Ramone
  15. Rex
  16. Sapphire
  17. Sis
  18. Travelocity
  19. Vanessa
  20. Vincent
Thank you for all your help caring for these guys and gals! You know i always love seeing that 50% or more of the adopted animals were cared for by our team!

6/26/17-7/2/17 Adopted Foster Animals

This was a busy week for the adoption team! Of the 91 animals adopted, 47 were cared for in foster homes!
Look at their pictures!

Here are the dogs that were cared for in foster homes prior to being adopted:

  1. AOL
  2. Arcil
  3. Da Vinci
  4. Ebay
  5. Etsy
  6. Expedia
  7. Hooli
  8. Hulu
  9. Pied Piper
  10. Shazam
  11. Snapchat
  12. Sydney
  13. Tumblr
  14. Twitter
  15. Vivaldi
  16. Zillow

Here are the cats that were cared for in foster homes prior to being adopted:

  1. Alan-A-Dale
  2. Blue Diamond
  3. Calvin
  4. Charlotte
  5. Cole
  6. Crystal
  7. Elf
  8. Faun
  9. Firebird
  10. Hermione
  11. King Richard
  12. Kylie
  13. Lady Kluck
  14. Lion
  15. Luna
  16. Nessie
  17. Professor McGonagal 
  18. Robin Hood
  19. Rose Quartz
  20. Sadie
  21. Samantha
  22. Sardonyx
  23. Sasha
  24. Sheriff
  25. Sphinx
  26. Stella
  27. Steven Universe
  28. Tagalong
  29. Toby
  30. Vaugh
  31. Violet

Friday, June 30, 2017

4th of July Preparedness

Hi Everyone!
With 4th of July coming up, I thought I would share some ideas on how to help our foster animals and your resident animals feel safe and comfortable! Take a look at some ideas the ARF team have put together!
  • Beware of fireworks - Many pets become frightened by the sound of fireworks. The best option is to leave your pet indoors (not leashed in the yard) during the holiday in a safe, secure, escape-proof room of the house with comfy bed, food and water. Also consider leaving a TV or radio on to drown out the sound of the fireworks and to provide familiar noises while you’re out. Lisa Spector offers a terrific and calming series of CDs that can help relax noise-sensitive dogs. You can listen to samples of the calming music on the Through a Dog’s Ear website. If your dog likes it, you can download the CD.
  • Give them a den - If they are already crate trained, provide anxiety-prone pets a crate to hide in. Cover this den with a towel for added security.
  • Be a comfort - Speak calmly to your pet and offer soft massage if this is something your pet enjoys. TLC goes a long way in easing anxiety. Some pets also get less anxious when they can have treats but don’t overdo it.
  • Confirm your pet’s collar and I.D. information - Make sure your pet is wearing a properly fitted collar with correct identification and tags just in case he or she becomes scared and runs away from home. Micro-chipping also is a great precaution to make it easier for your pooch to be returned home safely and promptly.
  • Be careful with decorations - Remember that your pet may easily mistake decorations as chew toys. Make sure to pet-proof your home and keep fun decorations (glow sticks, poppers, and fireworks) out of paw’s reach.
  • Think about a vet visit - If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays.
  • Try an anxiety wrap - Have you ever heard of a Thundershirt? Used by leading behavior experts across the country, these Velcro-wrap shirts comfort pets. They’re akin to the time-tested trick of swaddling an infant.
  • Don’t leave your pet in the car - With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects-even death-in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.
  • Watch the booze - Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets; never leave your beverage unattended. If alcohol is ingested, your pet could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed, and could go into a coma or worse.
  • Stay hydrated - Dehydration is the #1 concern and danger during those long summer heat waves. Make sure you have a generous amount of fresh water on hand to quench your dog’s thirst.

Monday, June 26, 2017

6/19/17-6/25/17 Adopted Foster Animals

54 cats and dogs found their new families last week. Of those, 27 were in fosters homes! 50%!!!!

The following dogs were cared for in foster homes before meeting their new families:

  1. Ashley
  2. Mary-Kate
  3. Okra
  4. Skink
  5. Trix
  6. Whitney

The following cats were cared for in foster homes before meeting their new families:

  1. Alexander
  2. Angelica
  3. Aurora
  4. Barnaby
  5. Becky
  6. Benny
  7. Bree
  8. Centaur
  9. Eliza
  10. Ezra
  11. Furla
  12. Kaden
  13. Nate
  14. Nellie
  15. Nola
  16. Pegasus
  17. Peggy
  18. Sean
  19. Simon
  20. Yaron
  21. Yasmine
Thank you for all your hard work and allowing all these animals (and our future ones) in your homes!
Take a peak at some of the photos!