Thank you to Kate from Seattle Dogg Blogg! She came out to one of our latest ‘shelter sweeps’ to learn what we do. Read some of her blog below:
Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to observe a People United for Pets (PUP) dog transport. PUP is an organization specializing in small breed dog rescue through a network of foster families that care for these dogs while they wait to be adopted.
About every two to three weeks depending on the space in their program, PUP transports a group of dogs from another dog rescue that is perhaps overcrowded or where dogs have run out of time. At the transport I witnessed, twenty-four dogs were brought up from Stockton Animal Shelter in California with the help of PUP volunteers. Stockton Animal Shelter is an often overcrowded government shelter that PUP has worked with for over a year. An email from Laura Tonkin, the Founder and Director of PUP, described PUP’s partnership with Stockton:
“Our dogs come to us spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, wormed, flea treated, dentals if needed, and all other required surgeries. They are also quarantined for us so we can safely move them in with our fosters. They also come heartworm tested and with health certificates. If it wasn’t for the hours of work the Stockton group put in down south, we would not be able to do what we do so well here… find great homes as quickly as we can so we can get back down there to save more.”
Read more at Seattle Dogg Blogg!