Beautiful Belinda

Meet Belinda! Belinda is a true beauty with a heart of gold!

At only 5 years old, this sweet little girl has so much life ahead of her and deserves so much more love than she’s been shown in the past. She appears that she possibly had puppies in the past. Belinda is at the vet today getting her ready for an exciting new adventure. She is getting spayed, and getting a small bump removed. She is in great health otherwise! She is amazing. She will obey commands, like sit, stay, and lay down. She is completely house-trained and uses the doggie-door faithfully! She loves hanging out with other dogs, loves kids, and all people she meets. She has a gentle heart and just wants to snuggle with her human and snuggle with you! She was the perfect foster pup!

If you would like to help with Belinda’s medical bills, she would really appreciate it!

Belinda is currently in Bakersfield, CA. If you would like to make Belinda a part of your family, please fill out our adoption application!

Meditation Garden

Now that we have an address to mail our Memorial Bricks to I can place our first order. It will include all the bricks you have purchased for our Meditation Garden. We are talking to an artist about creating a work of art with these bricks. just a wall seemed too ordinary.

Our Meditation Garden will be situated on a knoll, under a grove of shade trees over looking the kennel area. There will be wandering walking paths, wind chimes, benches, chairs and hammocks for relaxing and garden statues and pieces of art. There will be water feature and a place to honor our lost ones. It will provide a place for retreat and create a place where everything is soothing and peaceful. It will honor our love for our dogs and give us time to remember those we have lost.

If  you have not ordered you Sanctuary Memorial Brick you can do that now. We are also offering

$100-250 Buy a brick
$500 Plaque on a chair
$1000 Plaque on a memorial bench
$2500 Name a building in honor of your dog

 

George – a sweet boy in need of some TLC

Say “hello” to George!! Just look into those big brown eyes and tell me he isn’t your soul mate!! George is a very loving boy who seeks out affection and attention from whoever will give it to him. He returns your affect tenfold with lots of sweet doggy kisses.

George has the cutest crooked smile,but unfortunately it looks like it’s the result of a broken jaw. We aren’t 100% sure what happened to our angel boy, our best guess is that he was hit by a car. George will have his jaw wired shut for awhile. He also had x-rays and surgery done for a busted leg. His hip was out of the joint and had to be put back in.

Despite all he’s been through, George still loves everything about life! George is great on walks, enjoys car rides, and is the chillest TV buddy you could ask for! He wants to be wherever you are and doing whatever you are doing! He is a really good listener too! And he LOVES food!!! His appetite is not deterred by his soft food diet and he happily eats every morsel with the few teeth he has! George is house trained and great with other dogs. At only about 6-8 years old, George has lots of life left to live. Will you be a part of George’s next big adventure?

To adopt this handsome boy, please fill out our adoption application!

We are also in desperate need of donations to help cover George’s $1800 vet bill. Please consider donating to help our sweet poor boy.

Sanctuary Update

Looking down from the trainer

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.

Before Picture of the Trailer

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.

One view outside the trailer

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,
Elizabeth Mazzetti
President

We Are Over The Moon

Dear Supporters,
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:

$100-250 buy a brick
$500 Plaque on a chair
$1000 A memorial bench
$2500 Name a building in honor of your dog

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.

Win A Trip To The Sanctuary! Every $20 donation to the Building Fund we will enter you to win a trip to the sanctuary.

With excitement and anticipation,
Elizabeth Mazzetti
President

Madee Needs a Place to Call Her Own

61762097_3350795611612755_3706704604927361024_nMeet 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!

Thank you!

Win A Trip To The New Sanctuary

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.

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