Come by and see us this Saturday from 12-4 at the Petco on NW Epressway and Rockewell. We look forward to meeting everyone.
Riley is spending some time with his potential adoptive family. How things go over the next couple of days will determine if he gets adopted. wish him luck.
Don't forget to come out to the spring fling pet adoption event this saturday from 10-4 at stars and stripes park. A map to the park is below to help you find your way there.
Our next outreach will be April 6th. We will be attending the Spring Fling at Stars and Stripes park at Lake Hefner. There will be several rescues as well as venders, along with some entertainment. So come on out. We hope to see you there. The address of the park is 3701 S Lake Hefner Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, and will last from 10:00am-4:00pm.
The Dot is back
Dot has been returned to us. she is the ULTIMATE lap dog just wanting your attention. She does well with other dogs and cats as well as children. She is house broken. She is of coarse spayed and up to date on all of her vaccinations. So who wants to give this sweet loving girl her forever home.
We had originally thought that Riley was some sort of lab mix, but after talking to some other folks involved in rescue and doing some google image searches we now believe that Riley is a vizsla. According to wikipedia:
The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary, which belongs under the FCI group 7. The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. The Vizsla's medium size is one of the breed's most appealing characteristics as a hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the Vizsla has held a rare position among sporting dogs – that of household companion and family dog.
The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. Although they are lively, gentle mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct
Dot was adopted
Dot found her forever home today. here's to a good life Dot. However, Mia and Riley are still looking for their forever Families.
We can no longer help the Minco shelter
Dot will be the last dog we pull from Minco
As everyone knows, we have been working with the town of Minco quite a bit. Their shelter is really just 3 kennels that are outside the water treatment plant, and exposed to the weather. Their only real shelter are plastic 55 gallon drums with big holes cut into the side for them to climb into. It's hardly a proper shelter as wind can blow directly into it.
Recently A friend of mine took it upon herself to start collecting items for the shelter. She created a wish list on Amazon, and people that actually cared purchase items and donated. These people were very generous. They purchased a dog house, tarps to help block the wind and a few other items. We here at shelter dogs of oklahoma even decide to help and put a call out for help with donations, and a very generous person donated yet another dog house, which I deliveres over the weekend.
When I was there I noticed that the new dog house and tarps were no where to be found. I contacted Candy, and she had no idea that they were missing. She promptly contacted the person that we had been dealing with at the shelter, and basically was blown off. I went ahead and left the one dog house I was dropping off, because that's what it was donated for, but I didn't feel good about it. I felt like our efforts were going to waste.The short of it is that we care more than the people of Minco, and that's not good.
Unfortunately Shelter Dogs of Oklahoma can no longer provide assistance to the Minco animal shelter as their action puts our credibility at risk. We cannot ask people to donate Items just for them to disappear without ever being used for the purpose intentended. When we post that a dog needs to be adopted or fostered , and we send someone from the general public out there, and they don't see the items that we claim to have delivered to them. It makes us look bad. Unfortunately the ones to truly suffer will be the dogs that come into their shelter as no one there cares about them. Instead we will concentrate on shelters in other towns near us. There are plenty to help who actually cares.
Our next outreach will be at the Petco on NW Expressway and Rockwell this saturday 2/23/2013 from 12-4. There will be lots of dogs available for adoption. So come on out, we look forward to meeting you.