Saturday, December 28, 2013

Alexander Goes Home For Christmas!

Just as we suspected Alexander drew a lot of attention!  We received several phone inquiries and three applications within a week of his arrival at the store.  He went home on Sunday, December time for Christmas!  He will be living with a cat named Smokey that was also adopted from us in July of this year so he will have some feline as well as human company.

An equally handsome long haired guy arrived yesterday to take over the spot vacated by Alexander.  His name is Dusty and he is a talker!!  He came into the Shelter in late November as a stray.  He is about two years old and will do well in a home with other cats, kids and dogs.  He is the kind of guy that greets you at the front of the cage with a big meow!  Very friendly!  Although we feel he will acclimate quickly at PetSmart please do not rush him!  As always he will start out in his own cage.

Dapper Dusty
I have been working in the 2014 calendar and may change the format to avoid the confusing times that show up for some odd reason.  I can simply use the letters AM and PM - however this will take some time for me to type it all in.  For the sake of my sanity I plan to do it in increments.  Do not worry - it will actually be easer to read once it is done!

The January calendar is almost complete.  Please let me know if you can cover any of the openings listed below:

Sunday, January 12: Adoption Table
Friday, January 17:  AM Cleaning
Friday, January 31:  AM Cleaning

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Our Holiday Open House was a success!  Below is one of my favorite pictures because it shows both a dog (Jovie) and a cat (Gem) adopted from our Shelter and living together now in a very happy home with volunteer Ruthann.  You may recognize Gem...her name was Opal and she was at PetSmart.  If you do not know them or recognize them the elves are two of the Shelter animal attendants  - Jes and Katie.  We had a new Santa this year and he was great!!  For those of you who came by it was great to see you...for those who could not make it we missed you...maybe next year!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Two Handsome Boys Arrive!

Champ and Olivia left this week - leaving room for Alexander and Binx to arrive!

Champ went home Wednesday night to a man who already has two male cats.  Champ will have buddies to play with!!  Living in the same neighborhood will be Olivia!  Olivia went home on Thursday with our new volunteer, Cindy.  She also gained a big brother!  Cindy has been sending pictures of Olivia's introduction to her new home and her new brother and it is going well. 

Alexander arrived on Thursday.  He is a longer haired orange male and is about three years old.  We are calling him a Persian mix.  He is very handsome! Alexander will do fine in a home with other pets and with kids.  (It looks like his card says the adoption fee is $70...someone please change that to $35!)

Binx is a handsome old man that is over 12 years old.  He came in as a stray but wearing a collar with a bell.  Sadly, no one came looking for him.  He also is longer haired and could be called a Persian mix.  He will do well with other cats, dogs and kids as well.  He qualifies for the Seniors For Seniors program which means his adoption fee is waived for an applicant over age 62 OR the Black Fur-iday special which means his adoption fee is $5.00. 
King Alexander

Handsome Binx

There is a few openings on the calendar left this month listed below.  Please let me know if you are available to cover any of them. 
Sunday, December 15, PM Cleaning
Friday, December 20, Morning cleaning
Tuesday, December 24, Morning cleaning
Tuesday, December 31, PM Cleaning

Beginning Sunday, January 5 through Sunday,  March 30 we need a Sunday morning regular.  Deb and Warren are going away for the winter and will resume doing Sunday mornings on April 6, 2014.  If you can be a regular, an every other week, a once a month,  or just a date or two, please let me know.  The store does not open until 10:00am on Sundays so you can arrive a tad later if necessary -  10:30am is fine!

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 15) is the big day!!!  Santa Claws is coming to the Shelter!  Hopefully many of you can make it!  We would love to see you!!

The 2014 calendar will be started in the next week or two.  If you have a regular spot and would like to continue doing what you have been doing there is no need to contact me.  If you need to change something let me know.

Reminder about our the Shelter we register the microchip for the new pet owner with Home Again - complete with the information they provide on the application.  This registration is for the life of the pet and is at no additional charge to the new owner.  The new owner will receive information from Home Again and they will offer additional services which do come at a cost.  However...the basic registration is FREE for the life of the pet.  If they have any questions please have them call the Shelter.

Thank you all for everything you do for the Shelter through your help at PetSmart!!  Hope you are enjoying getting ready for the holidays!!  Mason sure is!!  He loves wearing his Santa suit!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Basil and Sis Are Home For Christmas!

Basil went home from the Shelter yesterday.  Her new family adopted her along with her sister, Oregano, who was at the Shelter.  The entire family came in to pick them up and are very excited!

We did receive an application for Champ on Wednesday night.  However there are some concerns that the applicant may have plans to declaw him...which of course we are totally against.  Continue to take applications and I will be speaking to the applicant next week.

Basil's brother, Chives, was brought to PetSmart today.  He looks exactly like Basil...solid gray and adorable!  Chives had been bunking with Oregano so will probably be sad to be apart from her.  He is another friendly guy that will adapt to any home.  Hopefully he gets to go home quickly.  Please give him a couple of days to adjust to the new environment.

Below is a few dates this month that need coverage. 
Sunday, December 15, Adoption Table or PM Cleaning (day of Christmas party)
Friday, December 20, AM Cleaning
Tuesday, December 24, AM Cleaning
Saturday, December 28, Adoption Table
(The calendar seems to have gone haywire again!!  If you have a question on your time please email me!! Hopefully it self rectifies soon.)

A new volunteer, Cindy, is training with Crystal this Monday and will be taking over every other Saturday morning.  Welcome, Cindy!!  We love new volunteers and are appreciative of all the help we get!!

Sadly this month we need to say good bye and safe travels to Toni and to Deb & Warren.  They will all be back in the spring but we will miss them terribly!!!  Thanks for all your help and have a wonderful, WARM winter! 

REMINDER: Pet Pictures With Santa Claws and Open House, Sunday, December 15, 12:30-2:30pm. Yummy refreshments!!  Hopefully many of you can stop in.  Feel free to bring family, friends, and pets!!  Everyone is welcome! (Click on the below picture and you can read the details.)