Be a Hero for our Temporarily Homeless Furry Friends

Come check out our “Adopt-A-Kennel” program where our local individuals and businesses can show the community their support for our area’s homeless animals.  This month’s (MAY) Adopt-A-Kennel is sponsored by an anonymous donor. His ultimate wish is that we didn’t even need a shelter but says that he is glad we have one. “Please Adopt”, he says, everyone deserves a second chance. A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.  It’s the perfect way to honor someone or memorialize them by adopting a kennel in their name. Call us for more information or visit our website for more information and to fill out a form online. You can also sponsor an adoption for one of our available pets if you’d like to help out in that way.

This time of year means so much to us here at the shelter, and one of the least favorite of them is saying good bye to some of our college grads. We are hiring for various positions here. If you’re looking for more than a job, but one that you could wear a cape for, but it’s actually not required, come on down and be a hero for the temporarily homeless furry friends. You can even apply online at our website at or just come on in and fill out an application in person.

We’ve had some very loving people come in and sponsor adoptions to help make sure that our temporarily homeless furry friends find homes for the holidays. Come on in and see who’s adoption fees have been completely paid for: Jager, Malibu and Dante. Some wonderful pets have found truly amazing forever homes because of these generous people.

Spay/Neuter Fees waived… A wonderfully generous anonymous donor has decided that it was time to let the dog’s at the shelter get help in finding homes also. This friend of the shelter started a spay/neuter reimbursement fund for them because, as she said, “they need help finding permanent loving homes also”. So, spay/neuter fees will be waived on all dogs who have been available for adoption for over 30 days, until this fund is depleted. At this time the spay/neuter reimbursement fees are still being waived for the felines. We will continue to waive the spay/neuter fees until the Linda Hedges/Mary Ellinger Memorial fund is depleted. We have truly seen a dramatic increase in the feline adoptions since we’ve been able to waive the spay/neuter fees for them, let’s see if it helps with their barking friends. If you’d like to make a contribution to help either of these funds continue, please make sure that you let us know that it’s for the fund. You can stop by, call us, email us, Facebook us, or reach out on the “Contact Us” form on our website for help. 

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Did you know… What is the fastest way to rehome a dog? Is the fastest way necessarily the best way to rehome your furkid? The fastest way is to surrender him to a shelter—but that’s not necessarily the best way. While shelters do their best to help the animals in their care, some shelters do not have the capacity or space to take in your pet immediately and you’ll need to make an appointment for surrender. Some shelters are even having to make appointments to come in to the facility. Another thing to consider is if that pet is one that the shelter will be able to rehome quickly or will it become a long-term resident of the shelter. Along with asking what is the fastest way to rehome your pet, a good question to ask is what’s the best way for you to do it.

Giving Your Dog The Best Chance At A Happy Home: It can be a heart-wrenching decision to give up your pet. If you find that you have no other option, give your dog the best chance at a new life—and give yourself peace of mind—by making sure he goes to an excellent home. If you can find a reputable, no-kill, private rescue that will take him, that can be a good choice. The problem is that many such rescues, like no-kill shelters, are at capacity, so finding one with an open spot can be a challenge. Another option is to rehome your dog yourself. Depending on the type and age of your pet, this can be super fast or can take some time, but it is an option. There are many resources available to help you in the process of finding the perfect home. Your local shelter can assist you if you choose that option or even if you’re still not 100% sure about rehoming him. If you must rehome your pet, do it in a way that will allow him to have the happy, healthy life he deserves. Knowing you did what was best for him will be well worth the time and effort.

HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Goldie Pawn, Jersey, Kieran, Puma, Stuart, Cubby, Gabe and Huckleberry!