A3653053 Cakes 8 yr old“Cakes” had been sitting at the Carson shelter for too long with out any interest in her at all. From her picture we could see she had at the very least a bad eye and didn’t look verimagey happy about being in the shelter. We decided that we to pull her and renamed her Patti Cakes.

She had kennel cough when she came in and even after medication she got worse and worse. She ended up at the vets on an IV with antibiotics over night. We just picked her up and she is feeling much perkier. After her recovery we got her spayed and had surgery on her bad eye. Now she is recovered and ready for adoption.

Donations towards PattiCakes surgery

2015 first annual SCCR Wine Art and Garden Sale

2015 WAGS (2)Sponsered by Daniel Gehrs Winery and held at their tasting room garden in Los Olivos, CA on Sunday, this event was a huge success. We had so much fun and made over $10,000 for the dogs. We tasted Daniel Gehrs wines, ate wonderful food and the items for the silent and live auction were amazing. We will be doing this again next year for sure!

Many thanks to all volunteers and most especially to Daniel Gehrs Winery, Mary Levesque and Dennis and Claudine Lingo.

2015 WAGS (4)And a huge thank you to our donors:

2015 WAGS (11)

2015 WAGS (22)

Shadow Run Winery
Halter Ranch Winery
Lone Marone Winery
Talley Winery
Bon Niche Winery
August Ridge Winery
Qupe Winery
Mitchella Winery
Tolosa Winery
Dennis & Claudine Lingo
Tim & Linda Kirk
Melinda May
Alan Mazzetti
Kip Whelan
Liz Greenwald
Cynthia Stephens
Chase Bank
Greta Hilde
Elizabeth Mazzetti
Linda Vleit
Craig & Gina Fielder
Yvonne Smith
Christienne Morgan
Alison Bailey
Gila Kreitenberg
Zulu Nyala
Pet Curean
Whetherby Martingale Co.
Chumas Casino
Alicia Alegado
Ann Summers
Kathy Kirk
Mercedes Maza
Lori Weiss
Joyce Knipper
Leslie Costa
Pat Wong
Chase Bank
Scott Pet Products
Rob & Sue O’Sullivan



Our Japanese Embassador-Audrey

faceAudrey got a surprise today. She was on her way to Monterey to a foster home when we got a call from someone who had adopted from us before. It was Stitch’s dad and he said he was interested in Audrey. Since he lives in Santa Barbara and Audrey had a transfer from one transporter to another in Santa Barbara with a 15 min layover we suggested he zip down to the meeting place and meet her. We hear that Audrey and Stitch hit it off immediately and Audrey’s 15 min layover turned into a happy ending! Nice work Audrey!!

Audrey was the sweet girl we got from Japan. Check out her after and before pictures. Wow, what a difference!

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Badger and Pebbles

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Badger and Pebbles have been battling allergies their entire lives and losing. Their family had spent thousands of dollars and got no where. These two sweet seniors had no where left to turn until their family found us. We specialize in allergies. We have had plenty of practice!



We agreed to take them in as soon as we found a foster home for them so we could start them on a proper diet and find them a vet who understands cocker allergies. The only catch is, they were in Portland OR. We posted for a foster on facebook and heard from Bonnie a fellow rescuer who had an open foster we could use, in Canada! Oh well, what the heck, she offered to drive them up and the foster came well recommended.

We will post updated on their progress. It will take a few months before we will start to see some fur growing back and normal skin but we will get there.

Donations towards Badger and Pebbles medical expenses

Pre-Order Your SCCR 2015 T-Shirts

2015We are ordering our 2015 t-shirts this week. You can pre-order now or see if there are any left at the Annual Picnics. This year’s t-shirt features “Rubie” dressed in her best, all ready to attend the SCCR social events of the year.

The T-shirts are $20 each if you pick them up at one of our three events WAGS or one of the two annual picnics. If you want us to ship them to you then the cost is $25 and that includes shipping.

The T-shirts are due in end of April. Don’t forget to tell us what size-S, M, L, XL

Order T-Shirts no shipping-$20 each

Order t-Shirts, shipping included-$25 each


May 3rd Wine Art and Garden Sale—–Auction catalog is here!

Framed RubieSCCR, Wine Art and Garden Sale Event

Sponsored by: Daniel Gehr Winery
Sun May 3rd 2015, 12-4pm
Tickets $25 each or $35 for 2
Make your reservation now!
Where: Daniel Gehr Winery Tasting Garden in Los Olivos, CA

Admission includes: Wine Tasting, Nibbles, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Live Auction, A Ticket for Door Prize Drawing, An Opportunity to bid on or buy an African Safari, yep, a real live African Safari!, a weekend in a Cedar log cabin in Sonora, wines and wine tastings from Bon Niche, Shadow Run, Qupe, August Ridge, Mitchella, Halter Ranch, Lone Madrone, Talley and other wineries. Paintings and photographs from local and museum quality artists, ceramics, jewelry, slumped glass, succulents and amazing gift baskets. 2015 Auction Catalog…..will give you details and pictures of our AMAZING auction items and check out the bio’s on our artists!

Phone in your Bids!
Can’t make the event but want to bid on some of these auction items? No problem. Sign up to phone in your bids with our team of volunteers ready to take your call. Fill out our Phone Bid Sign Up Form,  and return by May 1st and you will be eligible to participate in our auction by phone.

All proceeds go to the dogs!

Want to help, call or contact us at 805 687 4674


HopeShannon from Idaho called us about a three yr old girl she had seen on line in the Downey shelter. Shannon wanted her to adopt her but need help since she was so far away. Shannon told us this girl just had a litter and all the puppies died and she was sick too but the shelter didn’t know exactly what was wrong. We said we would commit to pulling her if Shannon would go through our normal adoption process.

When we sent, Meg, our transporter to pick Hope Meg called us immediately and said Hope was so weak she could not walk and had to be wheeled out of the shelter in a wagon. She couldn’t even lift her head. We phoned the vet to be ready took her straight there. When Dr Card called with our first update she said Hope had a horrible case of fleas and lice and she was so anemic she needed a blood transfusion immediately or she would die. Her core temp was down to 91 degrees and she was very close to dying.  Dr Card had already sent for the dog who will be donating and he was on his way to the clinic as we spoke.

This severe anemia turned out to be a severe case of flea infestation, they were that bad. Dr Card confirmed that is what is most likely to have killed Hope’s puppies. When we took blood for a blood test to see if anything else was wrong her blood was so watery and diluted the machine did not recognize it as blood. They had add in a plasma transfusion too. After the transfusions her blood cell counts started to come up. The first one was 5 and as the vet tech said, anything under 8 is not consistent with life.

When Hope came in she was too weak to lift her head or scratch at a flea. After her transfusions she was picking her head up and her nub was wagging.  Krista and Amy stayed late with her that first night trying to shave off her moldy dread locks because they were worried she might have maggots underneath everything.

When the staff got in the next day Hope was standing on her own and she had stolen the staff’s hearts with her brave determination and fight. It was amazing that she was even alive. That morning her PCV count had gone up to 20.

Even though they had given her a Capstar to kill the fleas when she came in, they had to shave her, bathe her and give her another Capstar before all the fleas were dead.

We want to thank Dr. Amy Card for being such an awesome vet, Nicole (front desk) and Krista ( RVT), Amy’s sister for bringing in her personal dog for the blood transfusion, and her mom for running down to CVS Emergency Room to get Plasma for Hope. They ALL played a part in saving Hope’s life. They all stayed late last night to get the moldy dreak-locks off Hope and gave her a bath….and to make sure she didn’t have a bad reaction to the transfusion, etc. As Dr. Card put it…”we are in this with you” and that is one of the many reasons we followed her to her new practice. We accept nothing less than the best from our vets and Dr Card has delivered every time! The name of the practice is Sycamore Creek Animal Hospital and we LOVE them.

Hope will be ready to be spayed in 2-4 weeks then Shannon and her family can take her home.

Donations for Hope



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