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 >

I Am A Dog Foster Mom.

Posted on Friday, January 13th

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… READ MORE >

Furkids Kitty Kommercial goes viral

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th

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… READ MORE >

Furkids #petpARTners

Posted on Thursday, October 13th

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… READ MORE >

Advocate For Our Dogs

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th

October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH! 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… READ MORE >

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