Ori, a super sweet Podenco Canario, was met in Spain by one of the sanctuary caretakers, with whom Ori bonded almost instantly. They spent a few days getting to know one another and there was rumor they might run off together. 😉 But alas, they had to come back to boring old USA. They flew into SFO, where the other sanctuary caretaker waited to make sure all was well and get in some nuzzle time with Sir Cuddly. Origo lives in San Francisco, California. His human is very lucky to have this uber special boy!
Iris is a rather timid, sweet, and lovely podenca that now joins our own little family. Welcome home, Iris.
Chihuahua Pony lives in the Berkeley area of California. Things could have turned out much differently for Pony–he had been on the euthanize list in an Orange County shelter, where we had no “pull rights,” being in Northern California, so though we tried for weeks to save him, we got nowhere. Thanks to the help of friends in Southern California who finally pulled him for us, he’s safe and enjoying life.
Rescued from Spanish shelters at the request of a rescue partner in Spain in 2014-2015. Shiloh was placed by the rescue partner in the EU.
The rescue partner eventually decided that it would be better for Candle to not have to fly overseas and she instead wanted to keep Candle with her in Spain. (To those who have asked: No, we did not push for our expenses to be returned, and they were not).
2013 (founding year) to YTD 2017 Lifesaving Percentage: 100%
(100% lifesaving means that all dogs taken into HS survive: 0% euthanasia in care; 0% death in care; 0% lost in care.)
Yearly Statistics / Live Release Rate / Save Rate:
2017: YTD Total intake = 2 canines / YTD total adopted* = 4 adult canines / YTD Total awaiting adoption = 4 (plus 1 feral not yet ready for adoption)
*Note: Our intakes include many special needs dogs, which require longer stays with us for rehabilitation, and then tend to require special adopters; these dogs therefore do not as easily or as quickly find suitable homes and are welcome to remain with us until they do.
2016: Total intake = 16 adult canines / Total adopted = 9 adult canines / Total awaiting adoption = 7
2015: Total intake = 14 adult canines / Total adopted = 14 adult canines
2014: Total intake = 11 adult canines / Total adopted = 11 adult canines
Source of Intakes: Transfer from other rescues & shelters: 39 Strays: 2 Owner surrender: 5
(Please note: No cat data is provided because we are currently a dog only rescue.)