Our incredible foster, Marci Reynolds, writes about her journey through fostering and the joy it brings to her life!
We learned about dogs fostering when...
I first learned about fostering dogs when my husband and I decided to adopt a second Rat Terrier. We did some research online and found Rat Terrier Rescue, and a foster mom who was caring for several dogs we wanted to meet. We made the 2 hour trek to her home with our current Rat Terrier Lexie and proceeded to experience love at first bark with Tater Tot, now Tate. After the appropriate background and house checks, we adopted Tate and he became part of the family.
A few years after we adopted Tate, my husband and I made the life decision to relocate from Boston to Georgia for both work and better weather. As we discussed the type of new house we wanted, we agreed that the house would have to allow us to become foster dog parents. This meant finding a new home with a large fenced in backyard, no limitations related to pets,...READ MORE >
It's pretty awesome when we can make life better for animals and people! Our latest video, Kitty Kommercial, has received some great feedback after making it to the front page of Reddit.
The video was originally posted to Youtube and our Facebook page, and has over 35,000 (and counting) views collectively. It features Furkids volunteer, Paul Preston, using traditional, yet cheesy salesman tactics to find "furever" homes for the Furkids shelter animals.
The story of our viral video was even picked up by The Huffington Post, the AJC, Mother Nature Network and digital media news and entertainment sites, BuzzFeed and UPROXX! We're excited about this, because this kind of publicity tends to lead to more adoptions, volunteers and donations, which means we can save more animals in need!
Thank you to all who shared this video!
At Furkids, we love it when our community gets involved, be it local businesses, organizations, service groups or schools. Hope Knight, an art teacher at Dolvin Elementary School, found a great way to get her students interested in helping Furkids animals through art!
It is a community service project called “PetpARTners”, and the goal, according to Knight, “is to raise awareness of the homeless pet population in our community and bring in more adopting families and donations.”
Knight’s students look at the adoptable pets on furkids.org and create beautiful portraits based on the profile photos of each pet. “We are sharing them in our school social media sites and also plan on displaying then in local businesses,” said Knight. She says she got the idea upon visiting the dog shelter for the first time over Summer Break.READ MORE >
Furkids has already found 30 dogs homes this month, even for some "harder to place" dogs like Trooper. Trooper was found starving to death,
left in a crate in the middle of a busy road. Because of this traumatic experience, he had exhibited some behavior that turned potential adopters off, but what those people didn't know was that he was just acting out because he was terrified.
These "hard to place" dogs are animals that have been in our program for some time and have special circumstances that the average adopter may not be interested in accommodating, or they are dogs that don't show well in a kennel. Animals thrive when they are placed in homes that suit their needs.
We are asking for help advocating for these dogs. We know that perfect homes are out there waiting for these dogs, but we have to be the voices of these animals in order to find them. Please be a champion for these dogs. Create or share posts on social media, foster,...
Furkids has employment opportunities in the Alpharetta area. We have openings for a Dog Shelter Manager and for full-time and part-time kennel technicians at our no-kill dog shelter. Please view the job descriptions below.
Dog Shelter Manager
Our Shelter Managers are key members of our team, responsible for guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals, overseeing facility and equipment maintenance, inventory, budgets and supervising shelter staff. Shelter Managers are also responsible for customer service duties, including all Shelter staff interactions with volunteers, foster and adoption families, and the public at large. Though our Shelter Manager duties are largely administrative, Shelter Managers may be required to directly interact with the animals in the Shelter’s care while assisting other staff or volunteers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about animals, and have prior managerial and/or customer service experience, with animal shelter volunteer or professional...