Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th

Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers We all enjoy the holidays, and all the ribbons, wrapping and sparkly things can be pretty fun for your pets too. Since these fun things can actually harm your cat or dog, here are some ideas for enjoying a safe and fun holiday for all your family, including the kitties! Forego Holiday Plants - Mistletoe, Amaryllis, Holly, Poinsettia and Lilys are all poisonous plants. Just don’t use them, or use artificial plants. Watch the Pine Needles – If eaten, sharp ends can puncture intestines, internal organs. Think like your pet and make sure any pine needles are not accessible to… READ MORE >

Purrkids: Changing Lives in Profound Ways

Posted on Sunday, December 9th

Purrkids: Changing Lives in Profound Ways Ever heard of Purrkids? It’s a wonderful program that Furkids created to help certain kitties cope with the difficult, and sometimes even life-threatening challenges they’ve faced. While the cats we rescue can’t always tell us about what they’ve been through - what they’ve seen and the pain they may have experienced - we can tell when a kitty who needs help arrives and we have a wonderful way to help them cope and find their furever home. Part of Furkids’ mission is to “...heal the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit”, and the Purrkids program is one… READ MORE >

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 >

I Am A Dog Foster Mom.

Posted on Friday, January 13th

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… READ MORE >

Furkids Kitty Kommercial goes viral

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th

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… READ MORE >

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