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!
When I arrive, the sun has not yet made it over the towering pine trees behind the shelter. Already the air is still and wet, promising another sweltering spring day in Gainesville, Fl. The boggy ground, carpeted with moss, squishes as I walk across it. I wish good morning to an orange feral cat who … Continue reading Why I Volunteer
Do you have an hour or an afternoon to spare? Consider volunteering at the shelter. Volunteer orientation is quick and easy. Once you know the ropes, you can show up anytime the shelter is open, grab a key, and take some dogs out for much-needed time in the yard. Volunteer Facebook group Once you are … Continue reading Volunteer at the Animal Shelter
The shelter can get to be a bit much for even the most mellow dog. Sleepovers give dogs a break from the shelter environment. Sleepovers are a great opportunity for people who aren’t sure about fostering to try it out. If you are too busy to foster a dog during the week but would love … Continue reading Overnight visits for shelter dogs
Save a life Inviting a dog into your home is an incredible thing to do for that dog. You are literally saving a life when you foster. Every dog fostered from Animal Services or a local rescue opens up room for another incoming stray. Shelter dogs who are developing behavioral or medical concerns due to … Continue reading Foster a Shelter Dog
If you want to get more involved in helping rescue dogs, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time at the shelter or foster a dog overnight, dog day outs are a perfect way to make a huge difference with a little effort. Kasen is a very cute puppy who had a great … Continue reading Take a Shelter Dog Out for the Day