COVID-19 Shelter Update
COVID-19 Shelter Update
What a year it’s been. From the staff, to the volunteers to the public, we have all worked well together to keep one another safe – and help hundreds of animals! We hope you and yours are safe as well!
We continue to remain closed for in-shelter visits at this time. That said, we also continue to match countless animals with loving families via our online application process. As always, customer safety, as well as the customer experience, is of utmost importance to us.
Below is the current status of the various programs at our shelter. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions. And know that we are continuing to navigate changes in guidelines and evolving data and will keep you posted as things progress.
Currently, we are closed to the public for in-shelter adoptions due to coronavirus. If you are still interested in a dog or a cat that you see online – who is either in shelter or in one of our many foster homes, we ask you to reach out via [email protected] – though you are always welcome to call and have a chat with the staff as well. We will then email you all the information we know about the animal. Then, if you are still interested, we will email you an application. Once we receive the application back, we can process it and reach out to you to talk more about the animal and answer any additional questions you may have. If both parties think the animal could be a good match, we will discuss next steps.
We are continuing to navigate changes in guidelines and evolving data, as we have been doing for the past year – and will continue to assess our protocols and communicate any and all changes out to our community. We hope you understand that we are doing the best we can while working with a limited staff, and we appreciate your patience with this different process.
More on the dog adoption process:
Fortunately, we continue to have a lot of interest in the dogs listed, so we will be accepting up to 3 applications on each dog. We will do our best to match dogs into the households that we think they will do best in. If it does not work out for you to adopt the first dog you are interested in, we will counsel you on other dogs we have in shelter and keep your application on file to help match you with future dogs that come in.
Currently, we are able to facilitate dog meets onsite once an application is approved and a potential match is made. Due to our small facility, we can only facilitate the meets outside – and weather dependent. We send COVID-19 guidelines to you ahead of time regarding the meet in the interest of safety and managing everyone’s expectations.
More on the cat adoption process:
Fortunately, we continue to have a lot of interest in the cats listed, so we will be accepting up to 3 applications on each cat. We will do our best to match cats into the households that we think they will do best in. Currently we are working with a reduced staff, so if you submit an application it may take up to a week to hear from us. If it does not work out for you to adopt the first cat you are interested in, we will counsel you on other cats we have in shelter and keep your application on file to help match you with future cats that come in.
Currently, we are not able to facilitate cat meets due to our small facility. That said, we share videos, photos, detailed histories and more, while taking into account your lifestyle and needs, to try to make the very best match. We send COVID-19 guidelines to you ahead of time regarding pick up in the interest of safety and managing everyone’s expectations.
We are still taking in cats and dogs in need of rehoming, addressing their medical and behavior needs and matching them with. Please reach out to the appropriate email and we will be happy to walk you through the process.
Dog & Cat rehoming – [email protected]
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, our volunteer program is temporarily closed. Our current volunteers are helping us with the animals and we look forward to re-opening the program in the near future. Please check back!
We are always in need of fosters, though the need can vary. Please check here for the latest needs and how to apply.
We have been so fortunate to have so many people reaching out to donate supplies to us. We can accept them between 9 and 4 seven days a week – though we ask that you avoid rainy days if possible!
We have tables and signage set up outside for an easy contactless, self-serve donation drop-off to minimize direct contact. (Please no pillows, cushions or large comforters – they anger our washing machine 😂 – and please no broken crates or carriers)
*Please note – we can no longer accept open bags of food or treats – or expired food.
P.S. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, we would be more than happy to provide that. Please email [email protected] with a list of goods and we will get you your receipt!