Yesterday, Robin (center) delivered a donation to Valley Humane Society at their weekly "Yappy Hour" event. It was fun to meet the VHS volunteers and staff during a social event and chat over a glass of wine.
TVAR is a 501c3 rescue in the Pleasanton/Dublin area dedicated to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of homeless and abandoned animals. The organization saves almost 1000 pets annually with their foster and shelter programs!
At PupWalks we are interested in the temperament and behavior of the individual dog versus ill informed stories about breeds that suggest PitBulls are bad, Cane Corso’s are killers and German Shepherds are dangerous.
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.
Richard has lived with dogs for many years. In the UK he had a Lurcher (large hunting dog related to Greyhounds) and now his family have Lulu a Bernese Mountain Dog and several cats. Richard contacted us asking if he could walk for a few hours a day because he loves dogs and the outdoors and like many of our team, wanted to get fit.
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.
When Ibarra applied to join us we were excited to see the first line of her resume”I have always been an animal lover”. Her experience with dogs in her family and previous dog walking and sitting jobs supported the claim.
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.