Blogs from July 2018

Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st

Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter In today’s blog post, veteran dog fosters Robin and Shannon share their foster mission statement and introduce their 33rd foster dog, Mr. Baxter. “He’s our 33rd,” I say to the woman we meet at the park during our daily walk. “I could never foster,” she says. “I would fail.” I tell her that it helps that we have a mission statement and tell her what it is: we want to be a safe, healing and loving space for a dog on its journey to its forever home. This mission helps keep us grounded, though admittedly there comes that difficult time with… READ MORE >

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes?

Posted on Friday, July 13th

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes? Now you can be a part of a game-changing new program! Tessa, a beautiful kitty, lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit. Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family - almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program. The purpose is to give homeless Georgia pets a better chance at adoption by sending them… READ MORE >