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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 >
January 6, 2017
Dear Furkids Friends,
Happy 2017 to all of you!
A few weeks ago, some Furkids family members got together to find an innovative way to help our organization increase adoptions and gain additional support. The product of this team’s creative efforts is the clever, wildly appealing and funny Kitty Kommercial featuring some of our animals, staff and volunteers. We loved the video (who wouldn’t?) and posted it to our Facebook page on December 24. This past Tuesday, someone shared the clip on Reddit, and almost immediately, the clip went viral. We had no idea how broadly our message had spread until Wednesday morning, when we woke up to a flood of emails, calls and social media postings unlike anything we had ever experienced in our 15-year history.
Without a doubt, the attention is far beyond anything our organization could realistically wish for. Furkids has received praise and well wishes from over 9,000 people globally, and the momentum continues to build...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!
by Julia Galotti
Buzz is a great big, gentle giant. Unfortunately, that did not keep him from ending up on the streets.
Weighing in at a very lean 70 lbs., Buzz was picked up by animal control with a dislocated front leg. Most likely, he was hit by a car quite some time ago, as it was clearly an old wound. Furkids decided, rather than amputate, to go ahead and fix his leg. His surgery was a success but he has a long road of recovery ahead. With physical therapy, cold compresses and medicine to help him along, we expect him to make a full recovery. He is also battling his heartworm positive diagnosis as well. Poor guy can't catch a break! Despite it all with his long legs, he is more than happy to meet friends everywhere he goes, and loves to give gentle giant hugs and kisses. His wagging tail is a constant invitation to all that want to meet him and help him.
Once left alone to fend for himself, he still finds room in his heart to make new friends. Now, he's just looking for...