The main reason we now average 180 dogs between the Adoption Center and the Sanctuary, is that dog adoptions are down generally. Puppies are growing up with us, rather than with families, while mature adults are turning into seniors before our eyes. We’re hoping to reverse that trend this summer. Last Saturday, we got the ball rolling when Rescue Ranch teams and dogs travelled to Jacksonville and Dunsmuir to share our mission. And that was just a warm up for the Puppy Pool Party that’s coming up in Jacksonville on July 8!
Red Dog Pet Supply, Jacksonville, OR.
We love the Red Dog Pet Supply venu, its welcoming atmosphere and huge lawn area are perfect for organizations and visitors alike. We were happy to join Colleen Avery of Sanctuary One for a mini dog adoptions event before the big Puppy Pool Party on July 8. The weather was pleasant, not too hot, and a small crowd had already gathered at her table when I arrived. In the store, manager Patricia and Christine from sales had a warm greeting for everyone.
We were joined by Karen Topping of Meghan’s House Rescue, with whom Rescue Ranch is collaborating on a number of educational and outreach projects. Her daughter Meghan and Rescue Ranch volunteer Piper also joined us. Adoption Center Manager Rick Formanek and staff member Thea Rasmussen rounded off our team, along with puppies and a selection of wonderful adult dogs.
The dogs all got a chance to stretch their legs. They clearly loved Thea. Handsome Monty made sure she got a kiss, smiley Thornton couldn’t get enough rump rubs, and, Snuggles lived up to his name. My Herbie isn’t terribly interested in other dogs, but when Chappie did a puppy bow, he fell in love. Young Chappie was so tolerant and friendly.
Lovely Buzz, beautiful Dilly, and handsome Red Foreman were on their best behavior. I’m happy to report that little Gravy found her person on Saturday. Way to go, Gravy!