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When the animals in our care have medical needs that our wellness team and clinic is not able to treat in-house, we need your help to get them the treatment they need!

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You Can't Keep a Good Man Down!

on Wednesday, 10 April 2019. Posted in Special Needs Pets

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down!

Meet Dobbie, one of our available & adorable adoptables. This dapper dude is due for some R&R. Since arriving at our Center on January 22nd, sweet Dobbie has undergone a dental cleaning (with extractions) as well as a small surgery for abscess removal, when his microchip caused a skin infection. Yet, even with what he’s been through, there isn’t a day that goes by without Dobbie displaying his darling demeanor and pleasant personality to everyone he meets.

As of Thursday, April 11th, we can add daring and dauntless to Dobbie’s list of descriptive adjectives. For on this day, our pintsized pup is undergoing knee surgery to fix his luxating patella. Please consider donating toward this $2,000 surgery or any other items we’ll need during Dobbie’s recovery. And, if you have room in your home and heart for a dynamically dainty dog, Dobbie hopes you’ll consider adopting him - he’d love to be in his new home as he heals and rests. At only six years of age, Dobbie will be dashing through life for many years to come.    

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Scooter Going Home

on Sunday, 07 April 2019. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Scooter Going Home

When You Smile, the Whole World Stops & Stares for a While

There couldn’t be a more fitting song lyric for Scooter and the time we got to spend with him. We had the pleasure of having Scooter as one of our residents for less than two weeks, but during that time he captured the hearts, far & wide, of everyone he met.

If it wasn’t his triumphant story, unhindered spirit, or charming snorts, that drew you in, then it was for sure his infectious smile that would captivate you for a bit. Through social media posts and videos, his personal webpage, in person meet & greets, and word of mouth, this inspirational fellow touched thousands of people.

One such person who saw Scooter’s story, realized that he was exactly what was needed to complete her family. Acting on this, she contacted our Pet Adoption Center and made arrangements to drive over five hours (as she lives in Arizona) to meet Scooter. As is often the case with Scooter, it was love at first sight. And after spending some time with him, his adoption was completed and Scooter had his new family (which includes two dog siblings). So, while we only had Scooter for a short period of time, we, along with the whole world, never stopped starring or finding inspiration from #ScootinScooter.

Thank you to everyone who lent their support during our time caring for Scooter. All supplies we received on his behalf, went with him to his new home in Arizona.

Splish, Spash, Scooter takes a Bath!

on Friday, 29 March 2019. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Splish, Spash, Scooter takes a Bath!

Scooter wasn't thrilled about bathtime, but he made the best of it and took advantage of all the attention!

Scooter’s paralysis has caused him to be incontinent, meaning he does not have control over urinating and bowel movements. Sometimes he accidentally falls or rolls into soiled areas. This means frequent baths are necessary, often daily or every other day. Scooter will need to become comfortable with being bathed often and will need soaps and conditioners that don't dry out or damage his skin due to frequent bathing. He’s doing a great job so far!

Help us keep him "clean as whistle" by donating pet wipes.

Scootin' Scooter

on Friday, 29 March 2019. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Scootin' Scooter

Scooter came to us on March 27, 2019 through our transfer partnership with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. We don’t know how he sustained his injuries causing paralysis.  But we do know that he is joyful spirit is still intact. At eight-years young, Scooter has a smile that's as wide as it is contagious. 

While Scooter awaits his new home, we are in need of items to make his stay more comfortable:

• Belly Bands (sz medium)

• Doggie Diapers

• Diaper Rash Cream

• Walkin' Dog Boots

• Chicken Broth (for enrichment toys)

• Pet Wipes

• Donations towards new wheels

If you’d like to meet this handsome four-wheeling fella, stop by the Pet Adoption Center. You’re sure to fall in love!

Please be sure to check back to follow Scooter's journey!

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Lulu and her Big Bang Theory pups!

on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Lulu and her Big Bang Theory pups!

Meet Lulu and her pups!

Lulu came to us as a transfer from the Department of Animal Services. When she arrived she was very much pregnant and ready to deliver. We immediately sprang into action and placed Lulu in a foster home where she could rest and get ready to deliver her pups. Lulu’s foster mom reports that she handled delivery of her pups like the true precious gem that she is. She is the sweetest girl and a fantastic mom.

A "tiny" group that lived!

on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. Posted in Special Needs Pets

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On the afternoon of April 24th, a good Samaritan brought 5 kittens to our Center. They were abandoned by their mother and needed saving! This kind person intervened and brought them here to be placed into our foster program where they could receive proper care. These little babies were about 1 week old- so little that they needed specialized care. Our staff was quick to get warming pads and kitten formula ready to make sure these babies were happy, healthy, and full!


We had 2 fosters who were willing to split the bunch to make sure they could give them all the attention they needed. Bottle babies are extra work and need feedings about every 2 hours at such a young age. They can’t even go potty without the foster’s help. So, this is the story of one foster household who took in tiny Albert and Abraham!

Meet the Babies!

on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Meet the Babies!

We would like to introduce you to Licorice's eight adorable babies! Yes, that's right! EIGHT babies. Born two weeks ago,  Licorice is doing a great job at her mommy duties. All of the babies and mommy are thriving and doing great!

Licorice and Foster Brother!

on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Licorice and Foster Brother!

While Licorice is still awaiting the arrival of her puppies, she’s enjoying spending time with her human foster brother. She loves playing and taking naps while she can. We’re expecting she’ll be a busy mama any day now!

Week One is in the Books for Mama Licorice!

on Thursday, 05 October 2017. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Week One is in the Books for Mama Licorice!

Week one is in the books for Mama Licorice! She hasn't had her babies yet but she is having a blast with her foster family before becoming a mother.

She has made herself right at home. We are thrilled that she's thriving and will have a warm, safe place to give birth. Stay tuned as we excitedly await her babies' arrival!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say Hello!

on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Say Hello!

Say hello to our new mama to be, Licorice! This sweet girl was transferred to the center from our friends at the Riverside Department of Animal Services as a stray.  Despite being very pregnant, she is still a happy go lucky pup who loves her human friends, especially her foster brother. The center's veterinarian has estimated Licorice’s delivery date to be, about another week.  Stay tuned for the birth announcement pup-dates!

We are on the GO!

on Monday, 01 August 2016. Posted in Special Needs Pets

We are on the GO!

Daisy's kittens have their eyes open and have started to become more active. It's great that they have hit one of their first milestones.

Here are some of the milestones you can expect from kittens. The small remnant of your infant’s umbilical cord will drop off during thier second or third day of life. They are born both blind and deaf with their eyes sealed shut and their ears folded. Their ears will unfold somewhere between 6 and 14 days, and they will be able to stand and crawl at the end of their second week.

Your little one will take their first blurry glimpse of the world somewhere between 5 to 14 days after birth. Thier eyes will be blue — at least until they are a month old, when they may begin to change colors.

Between their third and fourth week, your fuzzy bundle’s teeth will begin to erupt. Like people, kittens start with baby teeth, called deciduous teeth. These will fall out to make room for adult teeth between their third and ninth month.

Daisy's Darlings

on Monday, 25 July 2016. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Daisy's Darlings

Meet Daisy's seven cuties! 

Sweet Daisy!

on Monday, 25 July 2016. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Sweet Daisy!

This pretty mama is Daisy! Daisy came to us in June looking for a safe haven to deliver her babies after being dumped in an industrial lot.

Luckily, someone in the area was watching over her and helped her find her way to us. After three weeks with us, Daisy still hadn’t had her kittens.

Her foster mom brought her back to the Center so we could examine her and schedule an appointment to get x-rays done to check on the babies’ progress. Well, shortly after her arrival, our office doubled as a delivery room. Daisy delivered her first three babies with ease, however the other half of the litter was born breeched. Our foster coordinator stayed with her to assist in the delivery until all her kittens were born.

Thankfully after all the mayhem, Daisy is doing great and all seven of her newborn babies are healthy and striving.

 

Learning

on Friday, 17 April 2015. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Learning

Fandango, who learned "sit" for the first time, thanks to our wonderful volunteers.

Interested in the Environment

on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. Posted in Special Needs Pets

Interested in the Environment

Mambo has reached the 12-week-old mark. At this age, puppies are very interested in their environment. This makes them at higher risk for getting into "things" as they explore their environment. It is estimated that a puppies brain is fully developed at this age and this is the ideal time for them to begin "training". They can begin to understand right from wrong and remember the consequences (reward!). This is also a great time to start training with a leash and collar.

It won't be long before this litter is ready for forever homes!

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