In this issue: In the Dog House – Pictures Children Craft Blankets for Our Cats Volunteers Read to Dogs Don’t Forget the Microchips Putt 4 Paws Golf Tournament
“In the Dog House” was lots of fun!
We put some of our Verde Valley VIPs in our kennels! And, like the lost dogs who come to us, we didn’t let them out until their impound fees were paid – by friends and supporters – for a good cause – our shelter pets.
A line of Verde Valley celebs came forward and agreed to stay in our impound until their friends bailed them out.
We had so much fun “In the Dog House” we’ll do it again next year.
Cottonwood Public Library’s Family Craft program created soft cuddly blankets for our shelter cats to make their stays with us just a little nicer. We brought the fabric and showed children of all ages and their caregivers how to tie the blankets to make them ready for the shelter’s cats and kittens.
Volunteers Read to Our Dogs
As part of our work to provide enrichment to our shelter pets we’ve started a new Volunteer Program – Reading to Dogs!
During hot summer afternoons with fewer outdoor opportunities, our dogs need the special attention.
There’s a short orientation training, but it’s an easy way to make our dogs happier during their stay with us. Parents or grandparents can come with a child and enjoy volunteering together. Kids can do their homework in front of a kennel. Reading to dogs is a great way for kids to improve their reading skills. Grownups can bring a chair and read from their favorite book. A great time for all.
Call Volunteer Coordinator Lindsey at 928.634.7387 (Wednesday through Sunday 11-4) for more information.