Dogtown: Make a new friend this summer

DogtownRedwood Pals has a fun evening coming up! Next Wednesday, Aug. 3, Mad River Brewery and Tap Room, 101 Taylor Way in Blue Lake, is hosting a Pints for Nonprofits day. One dollar of every beer sold all day goes to support the work we do as Redwood Pals Rescue. There will be live music from 6 till 8:30 p.m. with Jeff Kelley, Dominic Romano and Michael Dayvid, members of the band formerly known as JED, as well as silent auction and raffle items. Come on by, have a beer and say “hi!”



All of the Maggie’s puppies that we were fostering have found homes, but now we are looking for a home for Maggie, the mama dog. She has been taking a much-needed vacation at a foster home without puppies, and now she is preparing to meet potential adopters.

Maggie has been an easy foster dog as she gets along fine with other dogs, cats and kids, and can be left at home safely during the work day. She is a 2- or 3-three-year old shepherd mix, weighing in at about 55 lbs.

Maggie came to the shelter with heartworm parasites and is just about to be treated, thanks to a generous sponsor and the efforts of our friends at Friends for Life. She will need to lay low for about another month, but potential adopters could still contact us about her. A beautiful, easygoing dog like this one won’t be available for long.

Email Redwood Pals at [email protected] or call (707) 839-9692 for more information. As always, we have other dogs in need of foster and adoptive homes as well and are happy to provide information about them to anyone who inquires.

At the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, the long days of summer have set in. Adoptions tend to be a little slow this time of year, though people who do adopt report that this is a great time of year to really get to know their new friend. Swimming, hiking, camping, days at the beach –we have dogs that would love to join you on those outings! There is a very nice selection of dogs to choose from now, whether you are looking for a little dog that will make you laugh with their antics or a ball-playing buddy for the kids.



The newest dog to join the Adoptable section at the shelter is young Oscar. Oscar is an 8-month-old Border Collie cross. I have a soft spot for dogs like Oscar, as they look and act so much like my beloved dog Hank. I haven’t spent much time yet with Oscar but his good nature is apparent from even the briefest encounter. He is a nice medium size with a short black and white coat.

Oscar would love to show his new family what an affectionate dog he is! He is old enough to have some manners but young enough to be a quick study for training. This dog really wants to please and should make a great family pet.

Oscar is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for adoption at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. The shelter is open Monday through Friday at 980 Lycoming Ave. in McKinleyville. More information is available at (707) 840-9132.

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