Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Silk



Silk is an 8 month old, 8 lb Cairn Terrier mix who our behavior team describes as polite, sweet, calm, cuddly, lap dog.  Silk needs a week or two in foster to recover from kennel cough.

Jersey



Jersey is a 6 lb Rat Terrier mix who our behavior team describes as polite, social, calm, sensitive, sweet, cuddly, likes walks, lap dog, needs manners training.  Jersey could use a week in foster to recover from kennel cough.

Gingham

Gingham is a 12 lb Corgi mix who our behavior team describes as polite, social, calm, sweet, cuddly, lap dog, needs confidence building.  Gingham needs a week in foster for kennel cough.

Brocade



Brocade is a 11 lb, Pomeranian mix who our behavior team describes as polite, social, calm, sensitive, sweet, cuddly, likes walks, lap dog, needs manners training.  He needs a week or so in foster to recover from kennel cough.

Denim



Denim is a 33 lb Basset/Lab mix who our behavior team describes as jumpy, social, sweet, cuddly, lap dog. Likes rawhides. Playful, enjoys attention. May be "talkative" (typical hound behavior).  Denim needs a week or two in foster to recover from kennel cough/pneumonia.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
 
Below are some program updates for August!
  • Puppy Spay/Neuter Protocol Update: I know that our spay/neuter protocols for puppies have changed a few times in the last couple of years, so please bear with us as it changes again. We are still spaying and neutering males and females at 8 weeks old, with one caveat. Sometimes we get in small breed puppies such as Chihuahuas that are simply too small to safely perform surgery on. So the doctor has decided that puppies must be 5lbs or 12 weeks old to have surgery. Most puppies are 5lbs by the time they are 8 weeks old, but some smaller breeds may need some extra time in foster past 8 weeks old in order to gain a bit more weight.

  • New!: A foster feedback email inbox has been created where all foster feedback can be sent to, so that multiple departments can access it at any time. Going forward, please email all foster feedback to fosterfeedback@arf.net. Pictures and videos should still be sent to tlrarfphotos@gmail.com.

  • New!: We have shiny new comprehensive foster feedback forms for you to complete each time you return a foster animal. These are always available to you on the foster blog (http://www.foster4arf.blogspot.com/) under Foster Resources along the left hand side. You can fill it out electronically and email it to thefosterfeedback@arf.net address, or you can print it out, fill it in, and then scan it in.

  • Reminder: My last day with ARF is Tuesday, August 26th. Going forward, Lindsey Dohlman, Animal Care Manager, will be taking over my position until a replacement is found. Her contact information is ldohlman@arf.net or 925-296-3148.
 
You are all Rock Stars. Thank you for everything~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Taffeta

Taffeta is a 15 week old Boston Terrier mix who is cuddly, shyish and sweet. Taffeta needs approximately 10 days in foster on bleachable surfaces to complete her intake week.