I’ve never fostered kittens before. We don’t have or want cats, so I thought that fostering kittens wasn’t for us. But, we’re spending all of our time at home. It's the height of kitten season, and shelters are overrun with underage kittens not yet big enough to be neutered or spayed. So I thought, why … Continue reading Fostering Shelter Kittens
When I first met Calypso, I could see the bones clearly through her skin. Dogs like Calypso deserve so much better. It breaks my heart to see so many dogs like Calypso in the system: sweet, loving dogs who have been used for breeding and likely thrown out when they weren't wanted anymore.
Gilligan has the best smile! This sweet boy was so well-behaved on his day out from Alachua County Animal Services. He’s been pretty stressed at the shelter, which is why he was suggested for a day out. He sure enjoyed it! Gilligan was so happy just to lie in the flowers. He wanted to play … Continue reading Gilligan’s Dog Day Out
Sometimes people ask me why I volunteer at a place which can be so sad. My answer is easy: the dogs. Once you get to know just one of these dogs, you won't be able to forget them. Here are some ways to get hands on with these awesome dogs. WALKING SHELTER DOGS Dogs with … Continue reading Hands on volunteering at the animal shelter
Are you ready to get more involved and spend some time with dogs at the shelter, but aren’t quite ready to handle dogs directly yet? Photographing dogs, spending time with shy dogs in their kennels, and giving enrichment toys all help dogs in a hands-off way. Work with dogs in kennels at the animal shelter … Continue reading Hands off volunteering at the animal shelter
If you can't get to the shelter you can still help. Here are some things that you can do from home that will make a huge difference in the lives of the dogs in your community. Donate or fundraise for shelter dogs Two things that all animal rescues are always in need of are money … Continue reading Volunteer from home
If you love dogs and live in Alachua County, then you are really missing out if you aren't volunteering with Alachua County Animal Services. We are so lucky to have an animal services that is devoted to the welfare of their animals and allows as much volunteer involvement as possible. Unlike private rescues who take … Continue reading If you’re not volunteering… you’re missing out!
Time has a way of getting away from me these days. It has been nearly five months since Jazzy and Rasta entered our lives. Rasta was adopted only a couple of weeks later, to a wonderful young couple who adore her. Jazzy’s heartworm diagnosis was too much for the small rescue to handle, and so … Continue reading Foster Dog Jazzy’s Heartworm Treatment
How much exercise and socialization does a young, high-energy dog need? Watching the dogs play at Walton Rocks Dog Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida, was a great reminder for just how much energy these dogs have. One owner remarked that her dog could easily play fetch for four hours in the surf and sand. That … Continue reading Socialization and Exercise at the Dog Beach