Thursday, June 27, 2013

PAWS of Coronado

Not only is San Diego host to the Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition, but the people of San Diego really care about animals.  That's why they have places like PAWS of Coronado.

PAWS of Coronado was founded in 2003 as a non-profit animal welfare organization. They believe that “Saving the life of one animal will not change the world, but for that one animal the world will change forever!”  I know this is true.  Being adopted is the best thing that ever happened.  My life has never been the same. 

PAWS of Coronado works with the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) to provide shelter and find homes for the orphaned cats and dogs of Coronado. These animals include those that have been surrendered by their humans, are stray or abandoned, or have been rescued from abuse or neglect.

PAWS and the ACF are committed to 100 percent placement of adoptable animals.  They hope that someday every friendly, healthy, homeless animal can be cared for until their forever family is found. 

One of the best things about PAWS is their socialization programs.  They have both cat-petting and dog-walking programs.  Because they animals at PAWS are relaxed and trust people, they have a much better chance of being adopted.
Come find a forever friend of your very own. You can come meet the cats and dogs daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Tell them Bob sent you!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Help Animals Get Adopted

I was lucky.  I found the best forever home.  So did Iris and Oscar and Bitty Kitty.  Puck and Peasebottom.  JoyBelle.  But Mom can't adopt every shelter pet.  There is only so much room at our house!  So for every one of us there is another dog or cat (or guinea pig or horse or rabbit or who knows what) that is still in a cage.  At best they will live in the shelter forever where good volunteers will give them some care and affection.  At worst, they will stay there until they are declared "unadoptable" and put to sleep.

Every pet deserves a forever family of their own.  Help them get adopted!  You can help an animal find his forever home.

Are you a Twitter addict like my Mom?  Spread the word about adoptable pets at your local shelter!  You can do the same on Facebook and Pinterest.  In fact you can share info about adoptable pets on any social media site.  Encourage your friends to repost and retweet and soon everyone will know about these animals.  And if your local shelter has a Facebook page, make sure you stop by and "like" their page.  I'm not sure exactly what that means, but Mom says it's a good thing.

Volunteer to help train and socialize pets at your local shelter.  Dogs with knowledge of basic commands like sit and stay get adopted faster.  Cats that aren't afraid of people have an easier time finding a home.

Check out  Every time you search, they donate a penny to your charity.  Choose an animal adoption organization or a program like the Petfinder Foundation.

Be a foster home.  It's a great way to have a "temporary" pet.  If you can't, help your local shelter host a foster home campaign to encourage others to foster an animal in need.

Add a signature to your email with a quick to about animal adoption.  Mom's even has a picture of a cat.  I don't know about that!  But it also includes a link to our local shelter's website.  She sends lots of email and she spreads the word about our shelter with every one she sends!

Help your shelter organize a pet adoption campaign.  Make flyers.  Take pictures of available pets.  Write press releases.