Sunday, November 9, 2014

Updates Reveal Continuing Success


Pictures of little dogs in big, soft beds abound (cuteness factor = very high!), but seeing that image of Snickers is so pleasing. The small guy with no teeth and thus his tongue hanging out, was here a while and often overlooked, before someone special saw past those physical issues and adopted the sweet angel. At least five years later, we were recently emailed photos of Snickers relaxing peacefully.

Here are some more wonderful updates:
* Oreo (formerly Chispita) reports: “My mom is finding out I love car rides! We drove to pick up my girl a couple times last week. I also visited grandma’s house! Her Chihuahua loves to play with me. Big hugs and sloppy kisses!”
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Renamed Potato, Fin the Pug is “very happy, walks on a leash, is now house-trained, and comes to work with me every day.”
* Amber the Min Pin got to wear a hot-dog costume this Halloween.

* Previously easily startled, Friskie the tabby cat now seeks attention and sleeps on her mom’s bed.
Some of our volunteers have been glad to cross paths with past placements or their guardians:
* At a local pet store, Hazel’s dad was buying food for the Staffie/Lab mix.
* Madeline the Doberman was seen enjoying hiking trails in a neighboring county.
* An unforgettable pitbull, Vincent (formerly Chester), now living hours away, visited us this summer.
* After being returned, Silky/Cairn Terrier mix Happy got a second chance with a patient couple.

* After we helped administer eye medicine, Stripes the cat reunited with his caring humans.

~LK-Volunteer



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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Delightful Discoveries Happen Daily

Adorable stuffed toys don’t do it. A squeaky-squishy earns only mild interest. But young Cudi gets excited when a tennis ball bounces. He jumps high to make skillful grabs, then parades around proudly with each catch, changing a round of fetch into a keep-away game. By the way, Cudi figured out a hidden-treats puzzle in less than a minute. Learning more about habits of rescued pets here can be fun or surprising. 

More examples are: Tiny Calvin isn’t at all afraid of larger or tall people. Sandy the Shepherd tries to fit on a lap. Blind Benny greets strangers confidently. The Pointer-mix sisters are calmer and steal kisses when separated. Giant Titus is gentle and quiet.  Sweet, small Sadie and Lucky don’t mind wearing costumes. Furthermore, Dutch, Luke and Kai get along fine with cats. 

Speaking of cats, we now know Missy likes tummy rubs — unusual for felines. Coco will go crazy with moving feathers. Curious Marcela balances on narrow window sills with ease. Keyatee asks to be petted. Also, Angela and Bobby have become head-rubbing buddies. 
– LK, volunteer


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Friday, October 10, 2014

JOIN US at the BARK IN THE PARK, OCT. 11th, 2014 EVENT!

Be Sure to Stop by our Booth!
Don’t miss this chance to see some of our wonderful, available dogs! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet a match, and learn more about our rescue. This Saturday (Oct. 11), we’ll bring a group to the annual “Bark in the Park” event in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Small canines who will be on-site include chihuahuas/chi mixes named Lucky, Clyde, Bonnie, Harley, Harper and Chafiro, along with fuzzy and friendly Terrier mixes Rudolph and Boomer.

The impressive variety of little dogs also will feature Larry the Miniature Pinscher, Ryan the mini poodle, Sadie the Cairn Terrier, Chloe (Dachshund mix), as well as a wavy-haired Spaniel mix called Banjo. A volunteer who has been training Buster (Lhasa Apso/Corgi) is ready to answer questions about him and show some of his skills.

Medium-sized dogs that people can get to know are Tilly the Pitbull, Leah the sweet Siberian Husky, Tanner the exuberant Wheaten mix, plus one of three white-and-black Pointer sisters who need homes. Visitors are welcome, and inquiries are gladly received. If you can’t make it, please come to our regular, permanent location where the afore-mentioned orphans reside -- in addition to many more pets who are looking for forever guardians. – LK, volunteer

EVENT:  Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:00am–3:00pm at Conejo Creek  North - 1379 E. JANSS ROAD • THOUSAND OAKS, CA. http://www.crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/bark_in_the_park.asp
 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BREEZE, THE SENSATIONAL GERMAN SHEPHERD


Breeze now


Breeze is a sensational pure bred German Shepherd. This exceptionally sweet Girl is approximately one year old, and was rescued from a city shelter.  She was found wandering the streets, hungry and emaciated. So sweet and trusting, she wandered right up to a homeless man. The two became pals and he shared the little food he had with her. He recognized how very skinny she was and still just a growing baby, he knew he couldn’t keep her. Reluctantly he handed her over to city officials, not knowing what her fate would be.

After I viewed her video online and heard her story I knew I had to save her life. Being a longtime volunteer at PAF and also a dog trainer/behaviorist I knew this Girl was special and made immediate arrangements to come to her rescue. Arriving at Pet Adoption Fund, after her long journey of uncertainty she settled in quickly, and captured the hearts of everyone. Breeze has gained weight and has blossomed into quite a Beauty. 

She’s an adventurous and fun girl. I discovered that she loves water. Her very favorite activity is to be in the kiddy pool with a running water hose splashing! She surely would love the beach. I tested her with toys and she shows no obsession, plays with them and will allow them to be taken away from her. She gets excited when she sees treats, but has learned to sit and wait, before receiving. No signs of resource guarding. Breeze is good with other dogs too, and she has found a special boy at PAF that she loves playing with. I’m certain she will do very well with children. She will make a fantastic family pet - always ready for some fun. 

Breeze when rescued
Although this girl is active, she also settles down quickly and likes laying and relaxing next to you. If you put your arms around her and give her a hug from behind she turns her head back and smiles at you. She also will give you her paw and actually wrap it around your arm. Breeze would love long walks, hiking or jogging and spend indoor relaxing time together with her very own family. She‘s alert of her surroundings and eager to learn. Come in and meet this sweet girl Breeze, you’ll fall in love.


Diana Edwards
The K9 Behavior Savior
diana@thek9behaviorsavior.com 

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Makeovers are Part of the Package

Lizzy and Lily did just fine. We worried that the long-haired dog and cat would be upset and difficult to hold during much-needed grooming sessions. However, that motto “prepare for the worst, expect the best” soon came true. Both available animals were calm, appreciative and mostly sat pretty still for their haircuts and baths. Lizzy’s major trim highlights her standout markings; Lily’s shave-down showcases her distinctive shape.
Lizzy

Others cats with new looks include Candy the white Persian plus black cats Annie, Earl and Jazie Boy-and-girl buddies Banshee and Shiva are currently in the “medium stage” as their natural styles grow out a bit. Some lucky canines here are literally feeling cooler these days as well.

Rescued longtimers Ethan and Rusty are two recent benefactors of complete clips and careful razor work.
Lily

Our kennel director is talented, efficient and thorough doing these makeovers. Before being placed in adoptive homes, the dogs and cats in our care are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated — and it’s no problem to give them a bath or buzz, too.

  ~ L.K., volunteer

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Startling Appearances Changed These Pets’ Futures



Nancy The Kitty:
People gasped when they saw the thin, white-and-black cat scrounging for food along curbs, barely avoiding being hit by cars. Now the stunned reaction to seeing Nancy the younger kitty is because she has a thick row of recent stitches where most of a leg used to be. No one had ever claimed the animal, despite the obvious need. Then one day it was seen with a bandage wrapped around a rear limb. Had someone tried to treat an injury? Was the bandage too tight? Because unfortunately, good intentions soon became bad results. Veterinarians said the combination of not enough living blood vessels and too much infection and damage meant that amputation was required to save the cat’s life.
After abandonment, fighting for survival and suffering much pain and hunger, Nancy is safe with us at the Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park and is getting better every day. She’s learning to use her notably shortened fourth leg as kind of a crutch to lean on. In fact, she seems to enjoy being carried, looking all around with big, gold eyes. Despite a traumatic past, Nancy is gentle and cuddly. Please consider giving this special feline a forever home she so deserves. Also visit our Cattery Page to see more available cats!  To DONATE towards Nancy's medical care, click here!



The Easter Egg Color Shih Tzus:
As for orphaned canines, we’re happy to report the adoption of two dogs that, like Nancy the cat mentioned above, were last seen on the streets. To many drivers, they were fuzzy blurs of what looked like dogs but had unexpected bursts of colors as they ran along a very busy street. Mocha and Tim are what a volunteer calls the “Easter Egg Color Shih Tzus” because their owner spray-painted them with green and pink, blue and purple. Neighbors believe the pups were often mistreated. Thankfully, this boy and girl are getting the second chance they deserve — this time with a caring family.

~Volunteer L.K
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