July 26, 2013

Our dogs for adoption came from high kill shelters in Southern CA

All of our dogs were originally household pets.

They somehow became stray and the animal shelters couldn't locate their owners.

Some were turned into the shelter because their owners couldn't afford them due to the loss of a job or house.

Because they didn't have an ID tag or microchip, the shelters couldn't return them to their homes.

Each dog was going to be put to sleep since the Southern California shelters were very overcrowded. They usually only got 1-2 weeks before they were put to sleep.

Pictured above is Binky. He was adopted last year.

The picture on the left is what he looked like at the kill shelter.The picture on the right is Binky after he received a well needed haircut and several medicines which cleared up his eye and ear infections.

Our adoption fee included: a spay or neuter operation, 5 in 1 shot (DHLPP), bordatella and rabies shots, de-worming, microchip implantation and a flea and tick treatment.

We almost always had to pay for other procedures before adoption such as: ear infections, hernias, tumor and foxtail removals and cherry eye surgery.

The dogs cost us much more than the adoption fee because of the above mentioned items, the fees for someone to take care of our dogs every day until they were adopted and the need to drive the dogs from Southern to Northern California so they could obtain a new home.