Have you tried on your winter 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 Spring and Summer 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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Meet Koda. She is such a low-key sweet girl. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, she gets overlooked when people come to adopt a dog. She has been with us for a long time and she needs to desperately find a loving home. She would make a great ranch dog or even a companion dog. She is alert so very watchful of her surroundings. We feel she would do best as an only dog, as some dogs just get on her nerves, just like people. She has spent the night with one of our volunteers and she said that Koda has great house manners and is potty trained. She will show her playful side and does listen well. She is good on a leash and will travel anywhere you want her to go. Please consider this sweet dog.
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. 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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S.H.A.R.E.S. stands for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports in our community. The S.H.A.R.E.S. card program is an easy and efficient way to fund-raise.
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.
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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COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR YOUR DOG
House Training Dogs & Puppies
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The key to training your dog to eliminate outside (where you want him to) is to prevent accidents, and to reward success. Adult dogs have better bladder and bowel control, and can “hold it” for a longer period of time than puppies. The rule of thumb with puppies is to take their age in months, add one, and that’s the number of hours the puppy can “hold it” during the day (i.e. A four-month-old puppy can be expected to be clean for up to five hours during the day).
Here are some simple steps to help you and your dog find success!
Feed your dog on a schedule (he’ll eliminate on a schedule, too).
Keep his diet simple and consistent (avoid table scraps and canned foods; a high quality dry kibble produces the least waste).
Choose an area, about ten square feet, outside, where you wish your dog to potty.
Take your dog on leash to the area, pace back and forth (movement promotes movement) and chant an encouraging phrase (“do your business, do your business “).
Do this for no more than three minutes:
if he eliminates, give huge amounts of praise and play.
if he doesn’t eliminate, keep him on leash, go back indoors, keep dog on leash with you or confined in a crate.
Try again in an hour; eventually your dog will eliminate appropriately and you can
give huge amounts of praise and play.
REMEMBER! Do not punish accidents! Ignore them, and reward success!
There is nothing more comfoting than hanging out by a toasty fire but, when ashes or embers from the fireplace escape and land on your pet, the results can be painful and can also cause a potential
fire inside the home. Make sure you keep your pet a safe distance from fire an install a protective gate around the fireplace.
Keep Your Dog Warm
Dogs with thin coats may need to wear a sweater or coat, especially when going outside for walks.
Protect Your Dog From Heaters
Dogs will seek heat during the cold. They tend to snuggle too close to the source of heat. Avoid space heaters and install baseboard radiator covers to avoid getting your pet burned.
Moisturize Your Pet
Dry and cold weather can do a number on your pets skin. Help prevent dry flaky skin by adding a skin and coat supplement to their food. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help keep your pet's skin and coat healthy. You can also use a soothing oatmeal shampoo, but don't shampoo as frequently in the Winter.
Keep Your Dog Hydrated
Dogs can dehydrate just as quickly in Winter as Summer. Always make sure your pet has access to a water bowl, and check to be sure they have water outside too.
Special Care For Senior Pet
Cold weather will aggravate existing medical conditions in dogs, particularly arthritis. It is important to maintain an excercise regimen with your arthritic dog, but be aware of slippery
surfaces and make sure your dog has a warm , soft rest area to recuperate after activity. If you don't already give your senior, arthritic dog a natural joint supplement to lubricate his joints,
talk to your vet about possibly adding one during the Winter.
Jacque Lynn Schultz, C.P.D.T., Companion Animal Programs Adviser. National Outreach
Do visitors whistle World War I tunes when laying eyes on the trenches in your backyard? Has your once lush green lawn begun to resemble a minefield? If so, your dog’s digging problem has probably gotten out of control. But short of paving over the yard, is there a way to manage this passion for excavation? Absolutely!
Different dogs dig for different reasons, so before looking for solutions, it’s important to determine why your dog digs. Many reasons for digging are often breed dependent. Heavy-coated spitz-type dogs, such as Huskys and Chow Chows, dig cooling pits during warm weather to make themselves more comfortable. Earth dogs—those bred to tunnel underground to dispatch prey, such as short-legged Terriers and Dachshunds—may be obeying their natural impulses as they dig up the yard to find gophers, moles, or other “vermin.” Scent hounds (Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Coonhounds) may dig along fence lines because the lures of small game or food, are especially strong. And adolescent diggers (dogs ages six to 18 months) do so because they’re loaded with youthful exuberance and need to channel their excess energy. They dig because they’re outside and have motive, means, and opportunity. The common denominator for all of these dogs, however, is that they dig because they find it rewarding.
By far the most common digger is the bored dog. Without anything to sustain his attention, the bored canine wiles away his time outdoors by excavating the yard. Why? Because it’s there, and digging gives him something to do. A bored digger is often an adolescent but can be nearly any age. Social isolation can also trigger this behavior.
Two options are available to stop the digging—extinguish the need to dig or channel the behavior into an appropriate outlet. If your hot Husky is digging cooling pits, keep him inside in the air conditioning, limit his outdoor time during warm weather or set up a refreshing kiddie pool for him. If your Jack Russell terrier is on mole patrol, consult a professional on humane, dog-safe mole deterrents. As always, make sure your dog is spayed or neutered. Among other health and behavioral benefits, a neutered dog is also less likely to dig.
If your dog digs because he’s bored in the backyard, keep him indoors. When you do give him backyard access, go out with him and throw a ball, toss a Frisbee, or practice obedience commands. Hide biscuits around the yard and encourage him to track them down. Go for a walk together. If your dog enjoys playing with other dogs, invite neighborhood dogs over for a play date. When a dog is kept busy and mentally stimulated, he’s less apt to dig.
If your fence cannot contain the yearning for freedom, fortify the barrier. Attach chicken wire to the fence a foot or so from the bottom, sink the wire six to 12 inches into the ground and curve it two to three feet in toward the yard. When your digger dog hits the chicken wire, it should stop him.
Dig or Die
Some dogs, however, have such a strong innate desire to dig that little can dissuade them otherwise. Many earth dogs fall into this category. Even if your yard is free of small animals, they’ll still dig because that’s what they were born to do. These dogs need an outlet for their drives. Creating a digging pit for your dog provides the perfect compromise—your dog can dig to his heart’s content, while preserving your landscaping.
Choose a small patch in the yard where it’s okay for your dog to dig. Circle the area with stones or other visual markers. Loosen up the soil and mix in a little sand. Hide a few toys, chewies, or biscuits in the soil to increase the rewards, then encourage the dog to dig in the pit. The first few times you let him out in the yard, make sure to accompany him so you can catch him in any mistakes and lure him over to dig in the appropriate spot. If your dog attempts to dig anywhere except in the pit, mark the incorrect behavior with “no” and call him over to the pit. Praise and reward him when he heads to the pit on his own. Fill in the
pit when needed, and add goodies from time to time so that the pit will remain an attractive place for the dog to visit.