Redwood Pals Rescue is very dependent on our foster network. We don’t have a physical facility where we can keep dogs, though the shelter is always generous in allowing us some time to find placements for the dogs when space allows. Sometimes our dogs go to foster homes where the people waiver about fostering or adopting.
Our rescue dog Raider, aka Sammie, has been in that position. He left the shelter in March and has been in a home since then.
His foster loves him and has been at the brink of adoption several times since then, but has finally decided that work and school plans will not allow her to give Sammie the attention that he deserves.
We are now looking for a new placement for him. Ideally we would like him to find a permanent home so that he will not be uprooted again, but a good foster placement would work for the interim if that is what is available.
Sammie was best friends with a female dog at the shelter and they would happily play and chase for hours when they had the chance.
He has been pickier about his male friends, though he initially left with a young male about his same size and they hit it off right away. He may just need a little more training in doggie socialization.
Sammie is a medium-sized male border collie mix, about a year-and-a-half old. He is very affectionate and loves to snuggle up with his humans. He is housebroken and has been well behaved in the apartment while his foster was at work.
Sammie likes his toy collection and is playful. Sammie knows sit, down and stay and has recall that is good enough for him to be off leash at the beach. He is a smart and willing dog that just wants his people to be happy with him.
Sammie was best friends with a female dog at the shelter and they would happily play and chase for hours when they had the chance. He has been pickier about his male friends, though he was initially fostered with a young male dog about his same size and they hit it off right away. He may just need a little more training in doggie socialization.
Redwood Pals works with a trainer and tries to arrange an initial session in the home so that dogs and adopters have the tools in hand for a successful match.
Sammie is neutered and current on is vaccinations. If you would like to meet him, please contact us at [email protected] or call (707) 839-9692.
At the shelter we have a big gentle fellow in Dozer. Volunteers have been very taken by Dozer, who is a surprisingly easy walk for a dog his size.
He can walk past the other kennels without the slightest reaction, not always an easy thing to do when everyone is barking for their turn to go out.
Dozer does not pull on the leash and stays close to his handler. Volunteers describe him as stoic and dignified, but also quite affectionate.
Dozer enjoys being petted and brushed. He could stand to slim down a bit, but is in good health and would make a great jogging partner. If you are looking for a big gentle buddy, who might look a little intimidating, this is your guy!
Dozer is about five years old and is a fawn colored Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.
Dozer is available through the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, located at 980 Lycoming Ave. in McKinleyville, near the airport.
The shelter is open Monday through Friday and more information is available at (707) 840-9132.