Dog Of The Month: July 2019: Teardrop

Meet Teardrop

ID NUMBER: #133724
AGE:
3
BREED: LAB/TERRIER MIX
SEX: FEMALE
WEIGHT: 67 LBS
LOCATION: WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER

Hey there--I'm Teardrop. I know I drew you in with my gorgeous eyes and coloring, didn't I? It's true, I am a beautiful, three year old Lab/Terrier Mix. But, I have been told that I am also a very good girl. I walk perfectly on a leash, am treat motivated (I even know sit!), listen to corrections, and love to play with other male dogs here in playgroups. The staff and volunteers say I am one of their favorites--whatever that means. Honestly, I'm pretty low key. I like to chill and nap or go for a hike or walk--whatever my favorite person wants to do. I have been told I have this thing called Heartworms, but apparently, it's extremely easy to treat and the kind people from the Friends Of Wake County Animal Center have placed a $350 sponsorship on me towards treatment--don't let that deter you. So, won't you consider visiting me today and see how lovely, special I really am? Big hugs, Teardrop.

Teardrop is Heartworm Positive, but has a generous sponsorship of $350 towards treatment from us here at the Friends Of Wake County Animal Center. Once treated, Teardrop will live a long, healthy life. Along with the sponsorship, our treatment coordinator will help guide you through treatment each step of the way, if needed. Learn more about our Heal A Heart Program here.

Teardrop is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.

Cat Of The Month: July 2019: Casey

Meet Casey

ID NUMBER: #184903
AGE:
8
BREED: DOMESTIC MEDIUM HAIR
SEX: MALE
WEIGHT: 16 LB
LOCATION: IN FOSTER

Yes, I am the most interesting kitty in the world.I also have some fluff to go with my looks and I don't mean just my fur. I'm a handsome chunker. I'll need a home that watches what I eat and makes sure that I get my exercise. I do like to play, but let's be honest, I rather just be lazy with you on the couch while watching TV, cuddling in bed, or keeping your feet warm while you're on the computer. I do get along with other cats, as long as they are nice to me. I will need to be an inside cat only as I don't have claws on my front paws. Don't mistake my age as being "old"—I'm anything but and will make a great addition to your home. For more information, contact my foster mom at Tejanachick16@gmail.com.

Casey is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.

Cat Of The Month: June 2019: Sadie

Meet Sadie

ID NUMBER: #184903
AGE:
3
BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR
SEX: FEMALE
WEIGHT: 6 LB
LOCATION: In Foster

Hello, everyone! May I have your attention please?!. I'm Sadie. I've been at the Center since September 9th, 2018. I don't know why I've been overlooked because I'm a sweet and friendly kitty. I'm fairly relaxed around children and cat friendly dogs. Now I realize I don't like other cats, but there must be some loving home without cats who would love for me to be queen of your castle. I'm a petite girl. I like ear scratches. I like to play with feather toys and scrunching sounding things. Check out my additional photos! I'm litter trained and current with all vaccinations. Adopt me and let's play!

Sadie is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.

Fantastic Friends Feature: Susan B

(Susan and her foster dog, Levi.)

Name: Susan B
Real Job: Registered Veterinary Technician (equivalent to an RN in human medicine)
Volunteer Position(s): Foster Mom Extraordinaire

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A FOSTER?

I’ve been fostering for four years. I started doing it to “brush up” on my dog skills when I went to school to be an Registered Veterinary Technician. We had four cats, but no dogs and I wanted to reacquaint myself with dog behavior, etc and thought I would do one or two and then quit, but after the first one I was hooked on fostering! And then it was kitten season and the SOS went out and I thought “How hard could that be??” Now, I tend to specialize in the animals needing some medical care like post-surgery nursing, bottle babies, or the inevitable ringworm kittens, but I will take in anything that needs me.  

TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT TO DATE AS A FOSTER?

Having had almost two hundred foster animals in our home in four years, they have all been special but two stand out: Our first was Max, painfully shy and afraid of everything and everyone. It broke my heart when people would overlook him for the more outgoing dogs and I feared he wouldn’t find his forever home. But one day a couple saw past Max’s fears and trembling and recognized that he was special. We still get to babysit for him when they go out of town and he has blossomed and is incredibly loved which makes me incredibly happy. And the other special dog was our most recent foster, Levi, who we had for over a year. Levi was seventy pounds of heart but too boisterous for many and he didn’t like many other dogs so it was hard to find his match. Thanks to training, he learned to control his exuberance and just found his new home with a young woman who adores him.

WHAT SAGE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME A FOSTER?

My advice to anyone considering fostering is that it will change you as much as you change that animal’s life and any doubts or fears you have are easily overcome with the help of the staff and fellow fosters – so just give it a try! You will become a passionate advocate for animals and you get to make a huge impact on an animal’s life, maybe even saving their life….. and it doesn’t get any better than that! 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOSTER LIKE SUSAN?

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT THE WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER OR FILL OUT AN APPLICATION BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE.