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 >

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes?

Posted on Friday, July 13th

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes? Now you can be a part of a game-changing new program! Tessa, a beautiful kitty, lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit. Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family - almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program. The purpose is to give homeless Georgia pets a better chance at adoption by sending them… READ MORE >

Petco National Adoption Weekend is July 7th and 8th - We’re going for a new record!

Posted on Friday, June 8th

Petco National Adoption Weekend is July 7th and 8th - We’re going for a new record! Join Furkids and the Petco Foundation as we celebrate Petco National Adoption Weekend July 7th and 8th! This is one of Furkids’ largest adoption events of the year, so you can bet on all of our cutest puppies, kittens, dogs and cats being there.  How big is National Adoption Weekend? In 2015, Furkids had the highest number of adoptions in the COUNTRY during October’s National Adoption event. In 2016, we found homes for 114 dogs and cats during the July event alone. This year, we’re aiming to find forever families for 150 animals in one weekend. If you’re looking for a new family… READ MORE >

Be part of a game-changing new program

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th

What life saving change allowed a long-time homeless Furkids cat find a new home in minutes? Now, you can be part of a game-changing new program. Tessa, a beautiful kitty, has lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit.  Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family—almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program.  The… READ MORE >

We’re Going North to Save Lives

Posted on Friday, March 30th

OUR TRANSPORT PROGRAM IS LIVE! Dear Friends, I am so excited to share with you today that our new Transport Program is up and running! Yesterday, we successfully delivered 60 cats to three shelters up north. We are now partnering with Animal Shelter, Inc. in Sterling, MA, Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, MA, and the Pennsylvania SPCA! These partnerships, and many more that are forming now, will allow us to save the lives of thousands more homeless cats and kittens from Georgia!  It is hard to believe that some of our northern counterparts are lacking cats to adopt to good homes. Yesterday,… READ MORE >

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