Good News! I just spoke with the Santa Barbara County Animal Services and it is Gigi! AND, her owner, an older gentleman, has been lost without her! She got out accidentally and he has been frantic to find her! He doesn't know how to use the computer and had to find someone to do it for him! He's going to pick her up later today! I'm second on the list in case he doesn't pick her up; but it sounds like he loves her dearly! xoxoxoxo
Blessings of the morning; thank you for posting ~ It doesn't say which Santa Barbara Shelter these dogs are at? Are they with you? I'm especially interested in the black cocker; do you know anything about he/she? Blessings for all the good things you do ~ Sapphire Grace
Robin Unander-La Berge there is interest in the black cocker spaniel
Are you thinking about adopting? If so, you are needed now more than ever. Shelters and rescues across the country are filled to the max with more dogs in need every single day. Families are in crisis with housing or finances and more dogs are being surrendered than we have ever experienced. In short, we are sounding the alarm that the animal rescue world is facing an emergency and we need all hands on deck to help. Here are some options if you are considering adoption and if not, below that are other ways you can help stem the tide of pets experiencing homelessness.
For those here on the Central Coast of California, here are some adoption options for you:
- Adopt from us: We know our dogs incredibly well and have the luxury to take our time with play dates and match making to be sure that everyone is well matched and will live happily ever after together. That said, most of our dogs live at the sanctuary for a reason. They have some quirks. Maybe a little baggage. As one of our favorite adopters once said they are "scratched and dented". They are not "plug and play". If that's not for you, keep reading because you have other options.
- Adopt a dog who is currently in a home but has to be rehomed because of family hardship: The benefit is similar to above. You get to hear directly from their existing family everything there is to know about the dog. In some cases we can take our time and help create a soft transition through play dates. Dogs of every age, size, and breed are finding themselves in need of new homes lately, so if this option feels right for you head over to our Keep Me Home page where we share privately owned or fostered dogs that need a new home before they are surrendered to a shelter. www.facebook.com/KEEPMEHOMESB
- Adopt a dog from a local shelter, Humane Society or rescue: This option is great for those of you who really want to make a big impact. Sometimes, this is literally life saving and it is always life changing for a dog who is waiting for a home in a kennel. Depending on the shelter, and how long the dog has been there, there may or may not be lots of information about the dog, but you can always ask for more than one visit. You can also ask to have the staff or volunteer who knows the dog best present at your meet (we highly advise this) so you can ask questions. For those of you on the Central Coast, you can also head over to our Take Me Home page where we feature local shelter/rescue dogs who need a home and we have asked staff and volunteers who know them to provide as much information as possible. www.facebook.com/takemehomeproject
And if you cannot adopt (or foster) right now, here are other ways that help is needed. - Volunteer - Donate - Spread the word about dogs in need of a home - If you have a friend, family member or colleague in crisis ask if you can help keep their 4 legged family member safe by offering temporary housing, financial support or other resources - If you are local and would like to be part of our Keep Me Home team, which needs people who can help with families and pets in crisis, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Zeus is a 1 yr old at Woods Humane Society who lived with cats (not super common!) and would really love to be out of the kennel and in a home again. Go meet this youngster and ask if he might be the right fit for your family. ... See MoreSee Less