Hey C.A.R.E. Friends and Supporters!
Please stop by the new Pieology Pizzeria in the Camden Shopping Center (@ Union Ave) in San Jose tomorrow, Thursday December 1st, to help support C.A.R.E! Please share for greater exposure! Hope to see you there!
Come celebrate Opening Day at Pieology Pizzeria’s Camden Park and support Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) of Santa Clara County.
Visit Pieology tomorrow, Thursday, December 1st between 12pm and 8pm, and receive a delicious artisan style pizza with unlimited toppings for just $5 and 100% of your pizza purchase will be donated back to C.A.R.E.
Sign up for our Pie Life eClub and receive all the latest news plus free pizza on your birthday! Just text PIELIFE to 48307 or visit www.pieology.com to join.
Fall is here! And that means it’s time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween. A holiday, that unfortunately for pets, can be filled with looming dangers.
Here are four reminders that can help keep your pet safe on Halloween.
Blow Out the Candles
Glowing pumpkins look great and make your house extra spooky, just make sure to keep them safely out of reach. Pets, and little kids for that matter, can easily knock over burning candles, creating a truly scary Halloween.
Also be aware of other Halloween decorations that can be pulled down, fall down, or are an entanglement risk.
Watch those Doors
As you hand out candy and other treats to gremlins, princesses, and pirates remember to keep an eye on your curious pets who would love nothing more than to sneak out that front door.
If you have a room where you can lock up your furry ones for a few hours, even better! This will keep them from running out the door and away from the sometimes frightening and always strange sights and sounds of trick-or-treaters.
Hide the Candy
We all know chocolate is bad for dogs. But so are candy corns, sweets containing xylitol (a common sugar substitute), and many other treats just calling your pooch’s name. And don’t forget the wrappers! The more inquisitive and less picky pets will eat those too.
Keep your pets inside
Good rule any day of year, but be extra watchful around Halloween when pranksters have been known to tease, injure or even steal pets from their yards. Keep your loved one safe inside, especially at night.
We have lots of caring volunteers who help with a plethora of duties at C.A.R.E. and this week we wanted to spotlight Jessica and David.
Jessica and David first learned about C.A.R.E. when they adopted Savannah approximately two years ago. They had recently reconnected with us, wanting to volunteer and help unite loving families with doggies who need exactly that.
They’ve been on the front lines of adopting for the last six months and have loved every minute of it. “One of the best things is seeing a dog go home. And seeing the family so happy. Especially the kids,” says Jessica. “And it’s pretty amazing to see the transformation that happens with the animals, too. We’ll adopt out a shy dog, who blossoms, and just becomes full of spunk and happiness. All after just a week of love. It changes everyone,” adds David.
One of their recent adoptions is a great story full of second chances. C.A.R.E. got to Zoey, a pocket pit bull mix, just in time – saving her from a shelter in Los Banos, CA where she was going to be put down the very next day. Zoey did have a few behavior issues, but absolutely loved people. After about one month, she was adopted by a family.
However, a few days later the family had a change of heart and circumstances and decided that they could no longer keep Zoey.
The story (fortunately) doesn’t end there. A couple who had been extremely interested in adopting this cutie pie previously but had renewed their search after hearing about the adoption were notified and they were there in a blink of an eye.
Today, Zoey is happy as can be with her loving family and two older doggie sisters whom she adores. And they make quite a team, a 120lb ridgeback, a 65lb pit mix and little Miss Zoey at 35lbs.
It’s been awhile since we’ve blogged but we are back and ready to share adoption stories, available dogs and their tales, volunteer spotlights, tips and tricks, and much more. Our plan is to blog every few weeks so be sure to stay in touch.
If you have adopted from C.A.R.E. and would like to share your story with others, please let us know. All we need is a few minutes of your time for a quick interview, either by email or phone, and some pictures of your adorable dog.
We are very excited about the recent changes at C.A.R.E.
As some of you may have noticed, we have a new, beautiful website thanks to generosity and hard work of i2i Interactive (Shona and Mary who also adopted dogs from C.A.R.E.). Take a few minutes to explore the site and share with your friends and family.
We also have a new home at 1080 Saratoga Ave #3, San Jose, CA 95123. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and say hello, please do so — we’d love to see you! We’re there on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10am until 1pm.
GO FUND ME for Sofi and her pups:
On May 22nd, Sofi and two other dogs were found by a good Samaritan scavenging for food around a school. She was able to catch two of the three dogs and took them home. They were given baths as they were scruffy, filthy and exhausted. Next came the vet check and hope for microchips (no chips and no owner could be found). At the 2nd vet visit, it was discovered that Sofi, a 12 lbs. terrier mix, was pregnant. The good Samaritans contacted C.A.R.E. for help. C.A.R.E. readily stepped in and offered financial support as well as 24-hour access for questions or advice.
The night of their births was terrifying. Sofi had been showing signs of labor for over a week. We soon realized something was wrong. Two puppies were trying to come out at the same time! We rushed to United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency clinic in Campbell, CA, where she had an emergency C-section. Without the intervention of the doctors and nurses there, she would have certainly died, along with her puppies. She lost a great deal of blood and needed a blood transfusion. Sofi delivered 6 beautiful puppies; two boys and four girls. They have been affectionately named: Gus, Grover, Cleo, Milly, Lola, and Violet. Since that hectic evening, Sofi and her puppies have thrived. She is a wonderful mother, even at the young age of 1 & 1/2 years.
Any help with the emergency vet bills (which were over $4,000) for Sofi and her spunky puppies would be greatly appreciated. C.A.R.E. will continue to support and care for Sofi and her puppies until they all have found their forever homes. Please check back here or you can find updates on Facebook.
If someone you know is looking to add to their family, please tell them about C.A.R.E. And stay tuned for more posts!