Tag Archive | Shelter

San Francisco Put a Ban on Pet Stores Selling Non-Rescue Cats & Dogs


San Francisco is one of 200+ cities fighting against mass-producing puppy and kitten mills that supply many major pet store chains with animals. As many already know, puppy and kitten mills are often fraught with abuse and neglect.

People can still purchase puppies and kittens from breeders directly, but the law requires that any pet store must sell dogs and cats (and puppies and kittens) that are obtained from animal shelters, Humane Societies and registered rescue organizations. This will eliminate the demand for animals from puppy and kitten mills and offer more space and possibilities for adoption for homeless pets in need. Please click on, I Heart Dogs, to read the rest of the short article. 



Milo Sanctuary


Milo Sanctuary in Willits was established by Director Lynne Tingle in 1994. It was 283 acres. Since then Milo has also opened an adoption facility in the Bay Area, which is located in Point Richmond. In 20 years the non-profit has saved 25,000 animals from being euthanized in CA shelters! The Sanctuary is home to many animals who are looking for country homes as well as a temporary stop for those in need of rescue who would also flourish in a busier atmosphere. To learn more about them, please go to: Milo Foundation

Cleveland Brown Running Back Adopts Shelter Dogs


I enjoy watching football (though baseball is my favorite sport) & know that, unfortunately, some players have been involved & even arrested for some very bad behavior. It’s nice to read about one that is doing something good. Terrell Watson adopted a Pittie from the City Dogs Cleveland shelter six months ago. They’ve been best friends & had such a positive experience together, he went back & adopted another dog from there.

Shelter Animals & Seniors


Many care homes don’t allow people to have pets. Which is unfortunate, since, having an animal companion can give meaning to a person’s life & be something to look forward to. Some seniors can become depressed.They don’t have the same amount of independence or they don’t receive visitors.To name a couple of reasons. Having an animal to be responsible for can give them a sense of purpose. Besides getting unconditional love. One facility in Thousand Oaks, CA connects the residents with rescues. To read the brief article & to view the vid, please click here. The pic wasn’t taken from the article, as, they didn’t have any that accompanied it. I just chose one from a shelter in Thousand Oaks that looked like one of the dogs in the story.

Kitty Volunteers Needed at the Ukiah Shelter


This is the shelter I volunteer at. There are more animals needing attention & affection than people to help out, especially with the kitties. The following was posted by Shanna Phillips on the Friends of Ukiah Animal Shelter page on Facebook: Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue is looking for a few feline fanatics to help with the kitties at The Ukiah Animal Shelter. The volunteer position involves hanging out with some really rad cats and gathering information for us to write up bio’s and capturing their true personalities through photographs. The reward of helping dozens of cats have the ability to be marketed in a way to assist with them finding their own fur-ever homes is repaid in peaceful purrs and endless kneading. We can’t do it with out your help! So if you are interested in making the lives of the cats at The Ukiah Animal Shelter better, please message us, send us an email at info@mendoshelterpets.com or give Shanna a call at (707)972-9359.

Orange & White Kitty Available for Adoption at the Ukiah Shelter



This adorable gal is a volunteer favorite. She wants out of the cage and into your heart. She absolutely loves pets! Loves them! She shelter is a scary place for her. Give her the freedom she deserves! She is a sweetie. Enjoying receiving treats & lovies.

I was actually thinking of adopting her myself. When I believed she was a he. I don’t usually look at their underside. Being orange (which are usually male) & having golden eyes, as one of our male kitties had & a similar temperament to another one of our boys, led me to misidentify. In my own mind, anyway. Our older (19) male cat gets along better with younger males. He’s indifferent toward the girls. We wanted a pal for him since it’s been awhile. After that, we’d adopt females.

**This adoptable pet is located at the Ukiah Animal Shelter, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm with Wednesdays open late until 7pm. The address is 298 Plant Road Ukiah, CA. Friends of Ukiah Animal Shelter is run by volunteers, animal advocates and animal lovers of Mendocino County, not the staff of the Ukiah Animal Shelter. We now are also a 501c3 nonprofit called Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue (MSPR). This pet is currently not a MSPR pet, although could be if a foster home was found. Please email us at info@mendoshelterpets.com if you would be interested in fostering for Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue: Mendo Shelter Pets

Kitty Adopted by a Lady Who Recognized His True Beauty


Wesley the one-eyed pirate kitty, with an adorably toothy perma-grin, spent the first 6 months of his life in a shelter.  Every day, he waited for his forever human to show up.  And, every day, people passed him by—unable to see his true inner beauty. Fortunately, someone did. They first met him a couple of days after he was brought to the shelter. She couldn’t afford him then. Six months later, when she was, again, visiting the shelter, she saw that he was still there. This time, she was able to adopt him & they’re both very grateful for that. To read the rest of this article & to see more pics, please go to: Hi Homer

My husband & I had two sight impaired kitties (one’s eyes didn’t fully extend & the other had an eye removed). They both got along fine in their life & were wonderful companions to us. I have a special place in my heart for challenged animals & for the people who take them in.