Sunday, June 29, 2014

MEET THE SISTERS!  OUR VERSION OF THE POINTER SISTERS!!!

Juicy (L), Cucci, Coco, Chanel

Cute, adorable, playful, goofy, sweet, don't begin to describe the four Pointer/Terrier sisters (Juicy, Gucci, Coco, Chanel) currently residing at Pet Adoption Fund.

When the plea to save their lives surfaced the internet, the volunteers of a high kill shelter, a remote county shelter in the heart of the desert, were optimistic that the sisters will undoubtedly be rescued by animal lovers in the no-kill rescue community and the plea will surely have a happy ending. After all, who would not want those happy little goofy faces!  But sadly that was not the case for these sisters. The shelter plea to save those precious four lives went unanswered. The clock was ticking. Their days were numbered.

But thanks to one very special volunteer at that shelter, always working around the clock to save lives, she reached out to Pet Adoption Fund, in hopes of saving at least two out of the four, and hoping for a miracle last minute public adoption for the remaining two.

As busy as we were and always are, we could not possibly ignore their plea, but how could we consider only two, when the lives of the other two remain in jeopardy? The answer was...No! We have to take all four...and we are so happy we did.  All four are currently housed together at our kennel, and are as happy and playful and sweet as they can be.  Juicy and Gucci are a bit timid, Chanel is the pack leader, and Coco is the assistant leader.

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All four are altered now, vaccinated, chipped, and are ready for their new life journeys. They can be separated, if there is a doggy friend at the new home, otherwise they need to go in pairs, or we would consider one, if the new guardian is a home body. If interested, please call (818) 261-6974 or email adopt@petadoptionfund.org ~M.B~Volunteer

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Heartbreak to Hope: Second Chance For Success

“Why can’t I be taken out? Am I next? Can I be chosen, too? I want attention also!
 Don’t forget about me!” 

Whenever anyone walked by or entered the room, the German Shepherd puppy would begin her barking pleas. She often stood on her rear toes to make sure she was seen as well as heard. But if someone ventured closer, they’d see the “IN RECOVERY” sign on Mary Anne's kennel. They’d see a very friendly, but very thin young dog with barely a few patches of hair.
MARY ANNE TODAY
MARY ANNE BEFORE
This desperate girl was found abandoned with a horrible skin ailment. She was confused, in severe discomfort and required isolation to ensure quicker, complete healing. Mary Anne needed anti-parasitic medications, a strict yet optimistic food plan, as well as treatment to ease itching, inflammation or secondary skin infections. Waiting was the toughest part for a growing pup who just wanted to play and give or get some love.  

MARY ANNE AFTER

Immediate and continuous good care has made a notable difference. It's an amazing transformation! View her Before and After pictures here. Mary Anne is now at a healthy weight with a full coat, has favorite toys and shows lots of energy and curiosity during walks. People notice her natural sweetness and size. She has a black diamond mark on her forehead, plus one missing ear tip. However, this tale of woe has become a wagging tail — literally!
Sure enough, the biggest question at this point is: What lucky person or family will adopt her? Because without question, Mary Anne has recovered and is ready. — LK, volunteer
 

Mary Anne & PAF Volunteer

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Major Adopt-A-Thon Already Underway!

Lucky the Chihuaha wants an owner!
The countdown is on! Don’t miss this once-annual chance to adopt a Chihuahua, Chihuahua mix or a cat older than age 1 for a special reduced fee of $50 per animal. This enticing, wonderful offer is available THIS WEEKEND ONLY at Pet Adoption Fund, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (June 27, 28 and June 29, 2014) between our regular weekend hours of 1 to 5 p.m.
 
We are proud to be one of Southern California’s largest no-kill animal organizations. Non-profit rescues like ours need money to survive and continue our mission. However,
Marley is a marvelous, available cat.
along with supportive donations, another supremely significant goal — always— is placing animals into new homes. Please stop by this weekend to help us create more happy endings!

Cats and Chihuahuas are cute, loyal friends who don’t require large living spaces. The list could go on and on — but we don’t need to give you more reasons why they’re a promising choice for a pet. After, all, this is the perfect time to visit our rescue and choose a match yourself! — LK, volunteer



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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thank Goodness for Simple Pleasures


Shoelaces. Feathers. Tiny fake mice. Small plastic balls with bells inside. It doesn’t take much to get most cats interested in playing with such toys. Especially if it’s moving, they’re likely to swat, stalk then pounce, bite or roll around with it. We have numerous kittens at the rescue now. 

The other day a shiny, crinkly toy was tossed into one group. The quickest grabbed it and the rest crazily ran around following — up, down and all around until it was dropped. Many of the babies can’t be touched yet, but moving a finger toward them gets them curious, tilting their heads, eyes growing big as they climb or reach out a paw to get closer.

Our website features videos of cats of various ages having fun — including Lily, Snoopy, Stripes, Tango and others. Also visit PAF’s Cattery Page for interesting info. about friendly felines needing homes! Here, see video of a Calico named Adorable (at left) playing with yarn pom-poms donated by a woman who made them; as well as Boots, a cute male cat (top video, above left), fascinated by a dog leash put on the floor by a volunteer taking a break from walking dogs.

Speaking of dogs, plenty of the rescue’s adoptables have favorite activities, too. Shannon, Sonic and Foxtrot are boys who love fetching or catching stuffed toy basketballs. Otis likes belly-crawling on grass. Jonesy will happily splash in a small pool put in the play yards on hot days. We know Charity is happy when she zips around in tight circles. Meanwhile, Mary Anne the German Shepherd puppy and Foxy the senior German Shepherd, both enjoy watching their toys float in water. Thank goodness for simple pleasures! LK, volunteer

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unusual Traits Will Make You Look Twice

Wait — is that Dachshund missing a leg? From a distance, a small red dog is being walked. It seems to tilt down and sideways with each step, but is moving at a steady pace. It’s Daisy! Despite her handicap (it’s believed she was hit by a car, leading to an amputation), she gets around and even jumps just fine. Such animals called “tripods” definitely have to try harder than “regular” pets to do regular things.
Lily's shape attracts attention.

Mickey
the three-legged cat is also available. He seems to lay down all day just out of reach. But a peek through a window after closing often reveals him leaping from high hiding places to eat or drink on the ground, then climbing straight up very fast on the other side!

Other cats here get attention for their looks, too. Lily the tabby is so round, joking people like to guess she swallowed a bowling ball. Adorable and Cheerios have extra toes on their front paws, like tiny thumbs; they’re known as polydactyl cats, or “mitten kittens.” Guests ask to shake their hands. Meanwhile, three male cats have a crinkly ear across from their normal ear: Earl, Butterscotch and Edward.

Unique hair highlights Brooke's eyes.
Both tips of Bradley the German Shepherd’s cute ears curl forward, unlike the breed’s typical erect ears. His face coloring kind of gives him the appearance of having thick eyebrows. Bradley, Roxie and Foxtrot are all big Shepherds who probably near a pony in size.

Roxy and Black Jack (Poms), Rusty, Ethan and Champ are among our fuzziest dogs. However, shy Lizzy takes the prize. Her longer, wavy, black-and-white hair prompts questions: Is there a dog under all that? Is that a new or different kind of sheepdog? And we can’t forget Brooke, a sweet Belgian Tervuren with distinctive tufts of blonde hair sticking out beneath her eyes. We’ve heard, “Are those real or pasted on?” and “How did that happen?”

Online searches for pets are convenient, but it’s more interesting meeting them live and up close!
LK, volunteer

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

*FOXTROT* The Neglected & Abandoned Shepherd

Oh My God! Oh My God! That was our reaction when we first laid eyes on this severely neglected and abandoned Shepherd we now call Foxtrot. Judging by the condition he was in, it was evident that this poor soul was confined somewhere, chained, and left to be consumed by external parasites, covering literally every inch of his body, including his eyes, nose, and ears.

Of course the first question that comes to mind is: Why? Why would anyone acquire a dog and end up treating it this way? Why? Although we will never know why...where...what or who, but one thing we do know is that life has not been kind to this stunning and regal looking Shepherd.

But luckily, this boy found his way to us and now we are doing everything possible to change the world for this beautiful angel, and show him that not all humans are evil....but most do care...we care!

Foxtrot has already been to our vet, has been groomed, and is currently receiving all the medical care that he needs, and will continue to do so until he is healthy, happy, and pain free.

We kindly ask that you keep Foxtrot in your thoughts; and any amount you can DONATE toward his recovery process would be greatly appreciated and much needed.

Please donate at: http://www.petadoptionfund.org/donation.html (please include note *Foxtrot*)
Thank you for taking the time to read Foxtrot's story. ~MB volunteer



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Matchmaking Process Unpredictable But Worthwhile

These brothers were placed together!
     For people choosing pets, the mutual attraction can be instant, or more involved. Last year, a man who came to look at Ada the Labrador after seeing her on our website declared, “I’ll take her!” when she approached with her tail wagging and rolled over for a belly rub. Last month, a cat named Zane convinced a woman to take him home by reaching out with a paw to stroke her grandson’s hair. Last week, young girls giggled at a Saint Bernard’s friendly slobber and got her to sit on command before telling their parents, “We want her!”
     

Both Jingles the pup and Dixie the Coonhound had numerous meet-and-greet sessions with other dogs before finding new families. The new owner of two kittens visited twice to decide to take them. Timing often plays a part; for instance, if you have an extended holiday off from work to get to know an animal addition, or if you’ve finally moved into a place with a big yard, or perhaps you need to wait until after remodeling the kitchen or returning from a trip, etc.|
      

Some visitors have voiced unique qualifications for dogs, including: will guard our horses but not get too close to them; will fit in the “U-shape” on the floor behind my truck’s driver’s seat; or a dog that “will eat what I make, because no one else in the family does.” Some potential cat adopters have requested one that will talk back, or “will watch my favorite TV shows with me.”         
      

In any case, we always want a standout match for both sides. Come by soon to make it happen! — L.K., volunteer

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