October Adoption Event!
Pet of the Week
What a great idea to share with your co-workers or for your kids to create a donation box in school!
Fabric Scissors (to help make dog and cat toy crafts!)
Cat Treats (Temptations is a fave!)
Small/Medium dog biscuits
Creamy Peanut Butter
Pig Ears Chews
Empty Egg Cartons
Daily Volunteer Opportunities
Ongoing: Kennel Assist 10 AM-11 AM every day! Help is always needed with washing dog and cat bowls, cleaning and re-filling Kongs and getting us caught up on laundry. Please sign up on VOLGISTICS if you can lend a hand! One spot open a day.
Ongoing: Afternoon Mutt Strut Monday-Friday: 3:30-4:30 PM Saturday and Sunday 2:30-3:30 PM. Help the kennel staff give the dogs one more walk before bedtime! Sign up on VOLGISTICS. *If you have not done this before please email me to schedule a 10 minute training session before you sign up. One spot open a day!
Ongoing: Senior Center Visits: days/time flexible. We are looking to expand this program to make more visits to the Senior Connection, Safe Haven and Bell Mountain. Please email me if you’d like more information!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
BARKIN’ BASEMENT HELP: Days/Times flexible. The Barkin’ is bustin’ at the seams with lots of donations! We’re looking for help receiving donations, sorting, customer service and merchandising. Please contact Aubrey@animalshelterwrv.org if you’d like more information.
Happy Tails to you!
JULIAN AND ONYX!!!!
ECLIPSE (Adopted at the Barkin’ Basement)
GUCCI MANE AND CHANCE (Adopted at Thunderpaws)
BENTLEY (Adopted at the Barkin’ Basement)
Just when I thought I couldn’t top the news of last month’s record-breaking adoption numbers (reminder: SEVENTY dogs and cats went home!), September made a final tug at my heartstrings when JULIAN and ONYX went home together on the 28th. After almost nine months of being in the Shelter, their mom says they love being home!!
Then, on October 6, Manchitas went home! For those of you not familiar with her story, she was surrendered to us on July 18, 2016 through no fault of her own. Having lived in a home her whole life up until that point, you could say she was a bit overwhelmed at the Shelter. That’s when her Foster family- Linda, Dale and Pippa Closner-took her in and after over a year of fostering, “Chi Chi” gained the confidence to go happily into her new home. We are, once again, speechless in what the Closner’s did for Chi Chi (their 110th foster!)! You may have seen Chi Chi at the symphony, on hikes, and all over social media (especially on her Instagram account). Fostering made all the difference in the world for Chi Chi. If you’ve ever considered fostering, please know we will work with you and make it as seamless for you and your family as possible. And of course, we provide all the food, supplies and medical care- you provide the love and home.
Pictured below is Chi Chi relaxing in her new yard.
Linda, Dale and Pippa- from the bottom of all our hearts we want to say Thank You!
Check out this Volunteer Spotlight from the Happy Tails Magazine about Jen Barth!