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OUR SPONSORS
Have you tried on your  Summer wardrobe and it is too snug or maybe even too big?  If so,  Consider donating your clothing to the Thrift Shop.  We need new and very gently used winter clothing as well as purses and shoes.  Your closet cleaning could make a difference in the life of a pet.  We accept donations Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm.  We appreciate your donations and we will provide you a tax deductible receipt.
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We need help with Website maintenance and social media sites.  Call 530-755-2025 if you can help
Do you enjoy posting pictures on social media sites?  Do you like to write?  If you do, our dogs need you!  We are looking for someone to post pictures on our Facebook page and various other animal adoption sites.  These pictures and write-ups are essential for getting our furry friends adopted.  We are also seeking individuals who are interested in helping with our newsletter.  If you can spare a few hours a week, please speak with Theresa at our Thrift Shop, located at 855 Gray Avenue, in Yuba City.  We will work around your schedule and after you become familiar with the system, this could be done from home.  You can also call us at 530-755-2025
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NEW SHELTER HOURS!
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Tuesday - Saturday 12-6
585 Meyers Avenue
Gridley, CA 95948
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Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue will receive the benefits of a quarterly check for your SHARE qualified purchases, at Food Maxx or Savemart here in Yuba City or Marysville.  There is no cost to you.  Register online  and everytime you shop at Food Maxx or Savemart, have the Cashier enter your phone number at the time of your purchase and you will directly be helping our furry friends.  It's easy!  Just register today.

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If you have any questions, please stop by our Thrift Shop or call 530-755-2025 for more information.  Thank you for your continued support


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There are hundreds of official dog breeds in the world and even more mixes and mutts than we can count. Each dog has his own unique set of characteristics and personality. But one thing is certain – these loveable and wonderful companions are fascinating creatures.
Check out some of these interesting and far-out facts about dogs.
1. Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.
2. It pays to be a lap dog. Three dogs (from First Class cabins!) survived the sinking of the Titanic – two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.
Source: Vetstreet
3. A Beatles hit. It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog.
Source: PBS
4. Wow, check out those choppers! Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.
Source: About.com
5. Chase that tail! Dogs chase their tails for a variety of reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.
6. Seeing spots? Or not… Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.
Source: Vetstreet
7. Dogs do dream! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming
Source: Healthy Pet
8. No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
Source: Healthy Pet
9. Pitter patter. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.
Sources: About.com and Mayo Clinic
10. If your dog’s acting funny, get out the umbrella! According to a Petside.com/Associated Press poll, 72% of dog owners believe their dog can detect when stormy weather is on the way.
11. It’s not a fever…A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about dog health? Take our Doggy First Aid Quiz!
Source: Web MD
12. Is something wet? Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.
Source: Healthy Pet
13. Here’s looking at you. Dogs have three eyelids, an upper lid, a lower lid and the third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.
Source: Whole Dog Journal
14. Americans love dogs! 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes
Source: American Pet Products Association
15. Move over Rover! 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hog the blankets!)
Source: American Pet Products Association
16. Why are dogs’ noses so wet? Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucous that helps them absorb scent. They then lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth.
Source: Vetstreet
17. Yummy! Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.
Source: Psychology Today
18. Watch that plate of cookies! A Dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.
Source: PBS
19. It’s not so black and white. It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.
Source: About.com
20. Did you hear that? Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz.
Source: Whole Dog Journal
21. Express yourself. Dogs’ ears are extremely expressive. It’s no wonder! There are more than a dozen separate muscles that control a dog’s ear movements.
Source: Whole Dog Journal
22. Growing up. While the Chow Chow dogs are well known for their distinctive blue-black tongues, they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.
Source: Vetstreet

23. Why do they do that? When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.
Source: Healthy Pet
24. No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
Source: Vetstreet
25. Breathe easy. In addition to sweating through their paw pads, dogs pant to cool themselves off. A panting dog can take 300-400 breaths (compared to his regular 30-40) with very little effort.
Source: Vetstreet
CARING FOR YOU SENIOR DOG
It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that your pet is aging.  It is also important to recognize the signs of aging and to ensure your dogs quality of life doesn't change.  Here are some helpful tips for you and your senior pet. 
  1. Proper nutrition is essential for your pet's health.  Talk to your veterinarian about the special diet needs that you're pet may require.
  2. Your senior pet still needs exercise for their mental and physical health.  Just be sure not to overdo, short less strenuous walks are good.
  3. Keep your dog at a healthy weight.  Ask your Veterinarian to recommend the proper amount of food for your senior pet's weight maintenance.
  4. Don't ignore your senior pet's dental care.  Tarter can build up, causing gingivitis, which can allow bacteria into the blood stream.  You can brush your pet's teeth at home and provide gum care, but talk to your Veterinarian regarding your pet's dental health during your next visit. 

Why Do We Have Adoption Fees?


  • Spaying and neutering
  • Vaccinations, including Distemper, Kennel Cough, Parvo, and Rabies and De-wormer.
  • Food and Shelter.   This includes providing shelter, blankets, dog houses, food, with some dogs requiring special food for special diets. Also, we provide toys and treats.
  • Flea control, grooming supplies, and bathing.
  • Medical Care and Medications, which can be quite costly to the Rescue.  We frequently use eye medications, ear medications, skin medications, intestinal medications and also we provide x-rays when needed and any emergency or any other needed medical attention when  necessary. The cost to provide care for just one dog can be anywhere between $150.00-$500.00, and depending upon the particular situation, possibly more. This of course does not include costs involved in maintaining the rescue, maintenance and other day to day operational costs.  Please remember, we do not receive Federal or State Funding.  The adoption fees we charge allow us to to continue to care for these animals. 


A common question among adopters is why do we have adoption fees?  Shouldn't the dogs be free or at least discounted because they are rescue dogs?  When you adopt a dog from our Shelter, your fees are helping with the continious costs involved in the care of the dog.  These costs typically include, but are not limited to:
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25 COOL DOG FACTS
Article courtesy of Pet Finder
Our Santa Paws tree is ready for your donations, throughout the month of December.  Blankets, toys, dog beds, pet store gift certificates, treats, collars and sponsors appreciated.  Please bring your items to our thrift Shop at 855 Gray Avenue, in Yuba City.  Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5.  Your donations this holiday season can brighten the lives of these precious homeless naimals.  For more information, please call    530-755-2025.  Thank you for helping those that can't help themselves.  You can also check out our website, under dogs for adoption, and sponsor a specific dog.  Cash donations always welcome.  You can send your check to Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue at 585 Meyers avenue, Gridley California, 95948.