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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. 


We are Accepting, Durable Dog toys, large and medium dog beds & Cash donations, Thrift Shop, 855 Gray Ave, YC
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All proceeds benefit the Shelter!
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:

House Training Dogs & Puppies
"article from petfinder site"
Sue Sternberg
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!
Photo courtesy of petfinder
Receive 50% off on Grooming
       When You Adopt A Pet
Our Friends at "Love Me Tender Pet Grooming"
have been kind enough to offer a (one-time) 50%
off grooming when you adopt a pet from us.

Photo credit to Wings Of Freedom Animal Rescue
Secure Your Pet In The Car
Pets riding in the car should be secure with either a crate or a seat belt.  With the warmer weather, pets tend to hang their heads out the window, which could be dangerous if they are not properly secured. 
Keep Your Pet Away From Cleaning Supplies And Chemicals
When you do your "spring Cleaning" make sure to keep all cleaning chemicals free and clear from your pet.  These cleaning agents can be deadly to a pet.
Keep Toxic Plants and Fertilizers Away From Your Pet
We all want to keep our lawns green, but pet parents take care to keep ferilizers and chemicals away from your pet.  Spring time plants such as rhododendron and azaleas are  highly toxic plants to your pet and can be fatal to your pet if ingested.
Pets Get Allergies Too
Like us, pets also experience allergies.  If your pet is scratching or sneezing or has a skin reaction, contact your veterinarian for an appointment to diagnose their problem.
Protect Your Pet From Fleas and Mosquitos
Spring tends to bring more rain, bringing more bugs.  Be sure your pet is free from those pesky little critters.  Have your pet on year-round heartworm treatment and flea control.  See your Veterinarian so they can recommend a plan specifically for your pet.
Microchip Your Pet
Warmer weather means walking more.  Grab a leash and take a walk with Fido, but be sure your pet has a microchip or ID, in case you get seperated. 
Excercise Your Pet
With the warmer weather, make sure your pet gets enough excercise.  Dogs love to go for walks and Spring is the perfect time for you and your pet to start an excercise program.  Always check with your vet first, if your pet is a senior or has poor healthl. 
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.