Here at The Foster Farm, we strive for happy tails. We believe in hope, humanity, hounds, and heroes. We believe in healing hearts and hands and pairing paws with people who love them.
While most of our animals have known some sadness or hurt in their lives, they deserve love just as much as any other animal, and we think you'll agree that rescue animals make truly wonderful pets!
Are you and your pup bored of fetch and regular leashed walks? Try some of these ideas that our kids love!
Looking for the perfect activity buddy? Rory's your gal! Rory is a one year old black mouth cur mix. Rory had a brain injury as a puppy which impacts her balance and impulse control, but she doesn’t let that get her down! She is incredibly sweet and cuddly and doesn’t mind the fact that she’s 50lbs when she climbs into your lap. She’s a constant shadow to her foster mom, and her favorite place is curling up next to her in bed at night. She loves to walk and is learning to be an excellent running buddy too! She can be a bit too excited on her leash, tending to pull and to bark at other dogs, so she’ll need a family that is committed to continuing to work through training with her, which can be a bit of a challenge due to her cognitive impairment.
Rory is completely housebroken, and does best uncrated when left alone, and is non-destructive in her foster home. She would do best in a home with another similarly sized or larger young and active dog, who appreciates a good wrestling match as she likes to play rough with her foster siblings. She is currently working through resource guarding with food and treats, so feeding her and another dog separately would be best. Playing with toys should also be monitored for safety as she continues to learn to feel safe and secure. Secure fenced yard a must. Absolutely no cats or small animals, kids 12 and older only.
Have you ever imagined what you could do if you ignored all the limitations imposed on you?
That's what we're striving for -- to do the incredible, the impossible, the wild, the unimaginable, the awesome. We dream of empty cages, of fewer unwanted pets, and of more happy tails.
But how do we get there?
We grappled with this for a while, and then a friend's dream of living in a school bus became a reality for him. That's when it dawned on me -- we could buy a retired school bus, pull out all the seats, install a bunk bed frame, and drive around the country saving animals in high-intake shelters.
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One of our biggest ongoing projects is the trap-neuter-return (TNR/TNVR) project for our local colony cats. In the last few months, we've spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and released over 45 cats! We've also been able to tame and adopt out quite a few kittens and one adult cat from these colonies as well. TNR/TNVR is a humane, safe way to manage feral cats who would otherwise continue to reproduce and damage local wildlife populations. To donate directly to TNR, please follow the link below!
(Momma and baby pictured above: Momma Elderberry was TNVR'd and baby Cranberry's missing eye was closed up and she was adopted!)
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