Today we had the pleasure of making a donation to ARF. Kristine, our Contra Costa manager, met with ARF's Development Director Stephanie Chew and toured their facility in Walnut Creek. What an amazing organization! Every week they make "rescue runs" and take in approximately 50-80 dogs and cats.
Donating to bad rap - Given the recent devastation of the Camp Fire last month, and the resulting crisis for the dogs of Butte County, we wanted to help those dogs needing ongoing assistance from animal welfare organizations.
Jessica just joined us and brings her positive energy and veterinary experience to the Pleasanton team. Jessica is highly organized, experienced with handling a wide variety of breeds, and empathetic towards all animals!
Rebecca joined us and walks with our friends in Novato. She has immense experience with dogs. Rebecca is currently studying canine learning theory, genetics, ethology, psychology, temperament and body language and more.
Most of us are sitting at home reading this, relatively warm and comfortable. Seven days ago, Kim, one of our walkers, lost her family home in Paradise. She has spent the last few days with 5 people, 5 dogs and 8 cats in a two bedroom home in Sonoma with no heat. She lost almost everything.
On Monday, we had the honor of delivering October's donation to the East Bay SPCA in Dublin. They were thrilled with the donation and excited about Pupwalks' idea to revolutionize support for local dog rescues.
Susi Hankins runs our team in Oakland and she's also a dog trainer. One of the best things about these toys is that keep your pup's brain as busy as their body. You'll have hours of fun watching your friend try and work stuff out.
Erica comes to us with with years of petsitting and walking experience and has joined our team in the West Dublin area. Erica is so devoted to dogs that she was commuting from Dublin to SF to care for dogs but finally found a way to what she lives much closer to home!
TVAR is definitely a favorite among our Tri-Valley clients and we are so happy that they were nominated by so many of you. Lisa and Robin are pictured here with Harley a sweet little Basenji mix who is ready for his adopters to come find him :)
These simple tips will help you immensely. Ignoring bad behavior like jumping up is the first step towards stopping it. The dog receives no gratification or reward, realizes that this is not working and will usually try a different approach
Robin and Rob have know this rescue group for many years. Please meet Gail (and delicious adoptable puppy) of Northern California Sled Dog Rescue! We delivered a donation to them while we were out and about at Wine and Wags on Sunday and she was quite happy that our clients are such a compassionate bunch :)
Luc Pupwalker is with us in southern Marin (Mill Valley, Tiburon and Belvedere) and loves photography, travel, Japanese movies and video games. You can see Luc here with 9 week old Nell who he instantly fell in love with.
Love and Second Chances is based in San Ramon and their mission is to help death-row, abused, and neglected dogs find forever homes. They do not discriminate by breed, age or special needs and take on several challenging medical cases each year.