FurKidz 911 Connection has helped 93 animals this year. We did this with a small group of fosters and event volunteers (who I owe so much to!). We had fewer fosters than in years past and many foster homes doubled up on dogs or cats – or even both! No wonder we are exhausted!
If you haven’t fostered for us yet, please consider fostering in 2013 (or a local rescue in your area). Even if it’s just for that one time, it’s one life you are saving. There are so many animals in shelters all over WA and you can make a difference in the life of a dog or cat. Speaking of cats, the past several months we started to rescue cats because there is a need. There are more cats in the shelters than there are dogs. If you’re a cat person, we are looking for you! Would you foster a cat for us.
This year we worked all the way through, not taking a break. Our team will usually take a couple of months to recuperate, but several fosters wanted to keep going…so we did
I want to thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts for Thomas, Sweetie, and some of our other animals who needed medical care this year. Your support (whether financial or sharing my posts) keeps our rescue organization going.
Wonderful people like the folks at Petcare Hospital (Dr. Meghan and Dr. Doug), The Getaway (Kat, Dave & crew), Janet from Paddywack in Mill Creek, Petpros, Petco, Byron Wilkes, Grassroots Groupon, and many others have helped our organization significantly with monetary donations, vet services and dog/cat supplies. All of you are AMAZING and we are very blessed to have you in our lives.
I also have to thank my partners, Don Cote, Shannon Vogler, Jonathan Little, and Nick Root. Don works tirelessly helping me care for the rescue dogs in our home and gives up his free time to support my need to rescue (LOL). Shannon and Jonathan stepped up as close partners helping to run the rescue organization. It takes a lot of admin and behind the scenes work, which I couldn’t do by myself. Plus they’re my “No” people when I go overboard in taking in too many dogs I’m blessed to have them on our team. Nick, my youngest child, has worked hard training some of the toughest dogs we have had. He also has his “shift” at home, caring for the many foster dogs during the day when we are at work. Btw, he is turning 21 years old tomorrow. Happy birthday, Nick!
And I can’t forget the folks who adopted animals from us. A HUGE THANK YOU for allowing a rescue dog or cat to touch your lives and giving them forever homes.
We will continue to do great work saving animals in 2013. So please join our team and continue supporting us.
I guess that’s it….I’m going to say it…even if it’s not politically correct…
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all,
Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Center – December 1st through December 23rd
Paddywack and Panos Properties is sponsoring a “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center in the Mill Creek Town Center. The grand opening of the pet adoption center will be on Saturday December 1st, coinciding with the popular annual Santa is Comin’ to town holiday event in Mill Creek. Volunteers from the Community Cat Coalition and FurKidz 911 Connection will be coordinating the activities.
Last year’s national “Home 4 the Holidays” pet adoption campaign announced that loving adoptive homes had been found for over 1.25 million orphaned animals. The 2011/2012 season brought together 4,000 animal organizations around the world for the shared goal of getting as many animals placed over the holidays as possible. “Home 4 the Holidays” encourages those considering a pet to adopt from their local animal organization rather than purchasing a pet from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.
At the Mill Creek adoption center, multiple non-profit pet rescue organizations will be on-site with adoptable pets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 1st through December 23rd. The open house format for the center encourages families to come visit with potential adoptees and learn about pet adoption and care.
Where: 15402 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA
When: December 1st through December 23rd
Times: Fridays 4pm-8pm
I want to say Thank You to the Ballard Petco and our foster families that welcome dogs and cats into their homes until a forever family is found. We had 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 kitten find their forever families today at the adoption event at the Petco in Ballard. The staff at the Ballard Petco is great to work with and is always a pleasure to be around. We are so lucky to work with them and this particular store ensures we never leave empty handed with donations for the animals. Also, thank you to everyone that stopped by today. It was a very busy day and we look forward to future adoption events.
Happy November! The year is almost over and our team is still working. In years past, we ended in October to take a break, but not this year. We have 16 dogs and cats available for adoption, so we added another adoption event, this coming Saturday at the Petco in Ballard. We will be there from 10am – 2pm.
We have also extended our reduced adoption fee until Saturday. If you are thinking of adding a new furkid to your family, this is the time to do it (with us anyway ). We do confirm residence and verify with your vet and references, just an FYI.
Archer, a Siberian Husky/Malamute mix arrived on Friday evening. He came to us from the East Valley shelter in CA with a broken leg. Archer had multiple fractures (his leg has been in a splint for a month) and is healing just fine. As soon as he gets the ok from our vet at Petcare Hospital in Mill Creek, then he will be available for adoption. Archer is a very friendly boy, huge and strong – so no family with small children or cats.
We have Samantha coming up from the East Valley shelter this weekend. She is a German Shepherd mix girl, about 1 year old. Samantha will be staying with our new foster, Kathleen in Woodinville.
If you don’t know, this is Adopt a Senior pet month. We have 3 in our rescue right now. Sally Mae (Poodle), Maggie (Yorkie) and Sissy (Chinese Crested mix). These are 3 wonderful girls who were displaced and it would be WONDERFUL if they could find their forever home for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays, we will be working with Paddywack in Mill Creek to schedule December adoption events at the old Calico Corner in the Mill Creek Town Center. More info to come….
Btw, Paddywack hosted a scavenger hunt for Halloween and proceeds were given to our rescue. Thank you to Janet Berwick of Paddywack for always supporting our group. For those out there…visit Paddywack – they have awesome pet stuff in their store. http://paddywack.net/
That’s about all the updates that I have. Please come see us this Saturday, November 10th at the Petco in Ballard.
For the next week, our adoption fees for dogs are $130 in support of “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” from October 27th through November 3rd.
Sunday, October 28th
From 2:30pm-5:00pm Come see us at the Scavenger Hunt hosted by Paddywack (actual location is at the Forum right next to the Blazing Onion at the Mill Creek Town Center).
Address is 15111 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Tricks for Treats Scavenger Hunt and Adoption Event
Fun Dog Games
In-store pre-registration required.
15407 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Paddywack is located at 15407 Main Street in Mill Creek Town Center, just north of Central Market. Mill Creek Town Center is located off of Bothell Everett Highway, between 164th St SW and 128th St SW.
All proceeds benefits FurKidz 911 Connection