Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Humane Society Calendars

The Humane Society of Stillwater has calendars for sale for $10! All of the money goes to support the animals. Come by the Humane Society of Stillwater to buy one!

One of the kittens adopted from us this fall starring in the calendar

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Consider a senior pet

When most people think of adding a new dog to their family they immediately think puppy. This is really rather unfortunate because while puppies are fun they certainly don't fit everyone's lifestyle and there are many great older dogs out there who would be a great match for you. Consider a slightly older dog.. and if you can find it in your heart, consider a senior citizen. Most of the time they are great dogs who have been loyal pets and have lost their owners to old age and illness. Yes, your time with them may be shorter, but it will be absolutely worth it. My family adopted a senior cat (he was between 12 and 14 years at adoption) and had him for almost 4 wonderful years- the sadness of losing him was completely worth those wonderful 4 years.
Here is just one senior waiting for her forever home with our partners at Animal Welfare

Nubbins is a 10 year old Rat Terrier who lost her elderly owner. She comes with a crate, toys, and is housetrained. For only 5 dollars, Nubbins can be a part of your family.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Support your local Humane Society this holiday season!

One of our dogs rescued from the puppymill having fun in her weekend foster home

We have several fundraisers and events going on this holiday season and we would love your support and participation!
We have calendars for sale at the shelter. They are $10 , all of which goes to help the animals. October features one of our very own shelter kittens!
At Hastings in Stillwater, we have Christmas tree ornaments for sale for $10. They are very special ornaments featuring our adoptable animals and made by students at Stillwater elementary schools.
We still need volunteers to help this weekend with showing dogs and cats at Petco. Contact us if you want to help out!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

No room at the inn....puppies thankful for holiday angel

Everyone says they love puppies, but when we are in dire need of a foster home for some, it seems like everyone's phone is off the hook! These babies were turned in at 3 weeks old- way too little to leave momma, and susceptible to any disease that might come through the shelter. They needed somewhere to go ASAP. Luckily in their hour of need a 'temporary' foster home stepped forward. So puppies and mom are safe and sound.. we will start taking applications and questions on December 20th and start sending them to their new homes in early January after they are spayed or neutered. We know they are cute, but for their own health and safety they can't have any visitors until after December 20th with an approved application. Yes, there are seven.. foster mom is a saint!

Penny enjoys life in a house much more than life on a chain

Mom dog Penny is such a pretty little girl
Mom is probably Lhasa Apso/Jack Russel

Penny and daughter

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Christmas wishes for my foster kittens

I have the privilege of playing foster home to a wonderful mother cat and her 6 adorable little Calico girls. They keep me and my roomate entertained and busy! We absolutely love the little ladies and their patient mother. As they are starting to 'make weight' and get ready to be spayed and go to their new homes, I have come up with a few Christmas wishes for my foster kittens. So Santa, listen up!

Dear Santa,
I want my foster kids to have forever homes that will love them and delight in their antics as my roomate and I have. I want them to have forever homes that will commit to them for their entire lives, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer and understand that new babies, allergies and moves aren't reasons to surrender a pet. I want my 'plain' little torbie kitten to be adopted just as quickly as her flashier sisters- color is just a paint job, and under her 'plain' coat she is a wonderful, sweet soul who wants to be loved. My heart is already breaking a little as I get inquiries on her all of her sisters and no interest in her.

I want someone to realize that their mother is so much more than a mama cat and is a wonderful individual herself who had her kittenhood taken away by early motherhood. (A wonderful individual who begs for table scraps and plays fetch with a toy mouse and makes us laugh every day!). Most of all, I want every single one of them to live long, healthy, happy lives with their new families.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas parade!

Tillie on the float with a volunteer

The Humane Society of Stillwater had a float tonight in Stillwater's Christmas parade. We brought seven of our adoptable dogs and some great volunteers! Our dogs loved the attention and everyone loved our dogs! What a fun night- thank you wonderful volunteers that made it possible! If you want to be involved in activities like this in the future, join our facebook group for announcements!

Aimee and Tillie share some Christmas love

Aimee with her volunteer on the float

The float was cozy with dogs and volunteers

Tillie ready for winter

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Home for the Holidays: Cat adoption fee reduced for December

For the month of December, all cats and kittens are available for adoption for half of their regular adoption fee. That's right, come adopt a fixed, vaccinated, healthy cat or kitten for only $25! Make it a much merrier Christmas for your family and a new feline family member.

Boo doesn't want to spend his first Christmas in the shelter

"I spent my last Christmas on the streets.. hoping to spend this one in a home!"- Jezebel

Foster a pet for for the holidays!

No pet deserves to spend Christmas in the shelter! We are looking for people willing to open their homes and hearts to a lonely shelter pet for just a few days. We are closed the 24th and 25th, but you can pick up your animal of choice on the 23rd and return him or her on the 26th. If you wish to pick them up a few days earlier or return them a few days later, that can be arranged as well. Come to the shelter to make arrangements if you are interested in this program! There is no obligation for you to adopt the animal, we just want as many of our pets as possible to spend Christmas in a warm house with a family to love on them!