Dogtown: Get pally with survivors Allie and Mali

We’ve mentioned the shelter’s Emergency Medical Fund (EMF) here before. It is independent of the shelter and run by Friends for Life Animal Rescue. 

The EMF was created to provide funds for necessary veterinary procedures that are outside of the shelter’s limited budget. 

Like so many charities, December is the big giving month and by mid-year the cupboards are looking pretty bare. Donations are always welcome! 

This week’s column features two dogs who have benefitted from the fund and who have been lucky enough to recuperate in foster homes. This gives us so much more information about their personalities and behavior. 

Ideally, we’d love for these girls to go from foster home to forever home without having to go back to the shelter in between.

First up is Allie. Allie came to the shelter last July with a dislocated hip. After she had surgery for that, it was discovered that she also had a torn ACL. Poor girl went through surgery again! 

Fortunately she is young and strong and is now doing very well. 

Allie is about two years old and has come a long way in her foster home. Her foster mom says that she is sweet, happy, rambunctious and loves Animal Planet.


“She improves everyday – leash etiquette, commands. She likes to snuggle, has learned to stay off the couch, but knows she can get in beds. She’s very smart and will be a great addition to any family with older children and no cats.” 

Allie has come to Sunday dog class and has done very well. She is enthusiastic and a fast learner. 

Her foster family is going out of town in July and we would love to find her a new home by then. 

You can see videos of Allie watching Animal Planet on the Humboldt County Animal Shelter Facebook page! She is also a big fan of Pit Bulls and Parolees. 

It’s funny how some dogs are entranced by television and others don’t notice it at all. 

If you’re looking for a TV-watching buddy who will also keep you company out on the trail, contact the shelter today about meeting Allie! 

Our other girl out in foster is Mali. Mali also arrived at the shelter needing orthopedic surgery. Mali is an 8-year-old German Shepherd mix. Her foster mom says “She is a very sweet girl who loves going on walks and car rides. 


She is good on leash and responds to basic commands. 

She would be happy to shake your hand, and greet you when you arrive. 

Mali loves to be with her people. She would make a great adventure companion, but also doesn’t mind relaxing with you at home.” 

Mali also spent most of December as a guest out at the Blue Lake Casino, charming visitors to the hotel there. 

Several people were interested in adopting her but were leery of taking on a dog that needed medical attention. 

Now her injury has been repaired and she is ready for her forever home. 

This is a gentle dog that loves her daily walks with her family. 

She is loyal and stays close to them even off of the leash. She is a great family dog and has been living with a four year old child.

Both Allie and Mali are spayed, microchipped and current on their vaccinations. They are available through the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. 

You can call them at (707) 840-9132 to arrange to meet either of these dogs or you can contact Redwood Pals Rescue at [email protected] to have us help arrange an introduction. 

You can also leave a voicemail for Redwood Pals at (707) 633-8842.



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