Dear Sanctuary Supporters,
Our first update on the Sanctuary work! We got the utilities turned on and got a wonderful surprise. The previous owner told us we would need a new hot water heater and HVAC system in the trailer..nope, they all work just fine. In fact the hot water heater is almost new. Now, we need to do some repair on the water damage from last winters storms and replace the carpet with tile. Lastly, the trailer needs to be spray washed and painted. Does anyone want to come help with those projects? The more volunteer help with this kind of work the quicker we will be up and running. We will also need some cash donations to purchase building materials and donations of building materials if you have them. Like the tile for the trailer. We can find it on sale for about $1 a square foot or if you have any old extra boxes of tile around we can use it in the trailer and the kennels.
We also need to build a shed over the well very soon to protect it. That will cost about $1500-2000 and we can use your help building it.
The next big step is the kennel permit. I have to sit down next week and pull together all the paperwork and drawing for the kennels. The design is in my head but needs to end up on a map so the Building Dept and Animal Control can see it. When the first draft of paperwork is ready I will take it to the head of Animal Control and make sure everything we need is there. Then we need to raise $2,900 to submit the kennel application to the county building department. So far, we have raised $2,000 this week and I hope you will help us make the whole $2900 by the end of the week so I can get this application in as fast as possible. It will take 3-6 months to process by the county depending on how well I have documented everything. I don’t want to make this process any longer than we have to by delaying because of a lack of a few hundred dollars.
What we need this week is:
$2900 for the kennel permit application fee
$1000-1500 for a well shed
$500-1000 to fix up trailer
Handy men and women to help fix the trailer
new or used shop vac, wheel barrow, basic tool set, shovel, etc…
With great anticipation,
We are over the moon to announce that we have officially closed escrow on our very own piece of property in Jamestown, CA.It is the perfect spot, 20 beautiful, usable acres in the perfect neighborhood. Every time we visit we fall in love all over again. This is an amazing end to a two year search and an exciting beginning, building an dream Sanctuary for our seniors.
We are imagining a gold mining town look for the kennels or something fun for you to visit us and the dogs any time you like. Jamestown is only one mile away and super fun to hang out in, great restaurants, a railroad museum, fun stores. We are close to skiing, lakes, rivers, fishing, kayaking, boating, Please come up, help build the Sanctuary and fall in love with the area like we have.
It has long been a dream to expand to have a home for our seniors to live in while they are waiting for their permanent Sanctuary homes. We are looking to expand our services for seniors, to expand our volunteer base and create a home away from home for our dogs. You can help in many ways…sweat equity, donations of building materials and equipment and for larger cash donations we can offer the following:
We are well on our way to building the Cocker Spaniel sanctuary that we have been dreaming about for years. We would like to thank all of our generous supporters!!! We could not be making this happen with out you!!! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for information about our upcoming groundbreaking event and opportunities to help us build our sanctuary.
With excitement and anticipation,
Meet Madee! This little 10 year old female Cocker Spaniel needs a place to go ASAP! Her human mom died of cancer recently, and she is becoming lonely and sad. She is located near Folsom/Placerville area of California. Please consider fostering or adopting this baby girl to give her a fresh start in life where she is cherished and adored for the rest of her life! We only have until 6/11 before Madee is sent to the shelter!
If you can give Madee a home, even a temporary foster home, please fill out our foster/adoption application!
For the months of June and July every $20 donation towards the the Building Fund and you will get 10 tickets towards winning a weekend for two at the new Sanctuary including 2 night stay, dinner and breakfast for two at our favorite restaurants.
Just send in a donation marked “Building Fund” before July 31 and we will be announcing the winner at the Annual Picnic on Aug 10th in Santa Barbara.
URGENT!! Foster home and donations needed. Please help and share!
Meet Mellon and Pacho, both age 6. Both boys were horribly neglected. Their toenails are growing into their legs and the pads of their feet. Stickers in their skin, and all over their bodies. Matts as big as my fist. Eyes infected. Please help Mellon and Pacho get a new start in life. They both need shots, Neuter surgeries, Rabies shots, microchips, and X-rays! They will need to be sedated to remove the toenails without pain! Mellon has an eye infection and Pacho has a small growth on his eyelid, which will be removed when under sedation. Mellon and Pacho will both need a foster home that will help them to recover their health. We would like to keep these boys together, as they search each other out for comfort when scared. They are both very sweet natured and love kids and other dogs! Love to get belly-rubs, and give kisses! Please consider helping with their medical bills with a donation or even sponsoring the total expense. We will be happy to give you a receipt for your taxes! Both boys are currently located in Bakersfield, CA. Please email Elizabeth at email@example.com for more info and fill out an application.
Parvo pup pupdate: After being saved from the terrible Parvo virus, the pups came down with kennel cough. Here is a pupdate from their foster mom:
We brought the little man back to the vet. Luckily his kennel cough didn’t progress into pneumonia, but the vet upped his dosage of antibiotics because his cough discharge is green. His sister is doing great and she’s glad he’s back home. She snuggled up with him right away.
We are hand feeding him and all… The girl is super-cuddly and spunky – playful but also good company for her brother while he’s recovering.
While they get stronger every day, they will need follow up vet visits. Your continued support and donations are helping these pups get the quality care they need. Thank you so much!
To adopt Luke or Leia, please fill out our adoption application.
Meet Chino! When he was picked up after being hit by a car, Chino had a broken tibia and fibula…..multiple bruises, and scrapes. Chino came to us in pretty bad shape, but the bruises and scrapes are healing well and so his broken leg.When Chino came into our rescue, he was in a lot of pain. He is all splinted up now and will need to remain that way for at least several more weeks, possibly longer depending on how fast he heals! He is on ‘bed rest’ now but does touch the foot down when he gets up or goes potty.
Chino is a total lover boy! Absolutely loves to give kisses and is so very sweet. And he would be a great snuggler too! He never barks or complains about anything. In essence, Chino is a perfect dog! If you would like to adopt or foster Chino, he would definitely make it worth your time! Everyone loves this miracle boy!
Chino would like to thank everyone who participated in his naming contest and have donated to his medical bills so far! As he receives continued treatment for his injuries, Chino’s medical bills will keep coming in and we will continue to need your support and donations. Every dollar is appreciated.
Chino is about 3 years old, and he weighs about 15 pounds. He is most likely a spaniel and doxie mix. If you would like to adopt Chino, please fill out our adoption application. Can you please help Chino to begin a new life and a new adventure? He sure hopes so! After all, every dog deserves a second chance!