As has been the case around the world the last few months, we have had to restructure and refocus our missions based upon the covid-19 virus. We are proud of our ability to adapt and continue to serve our community during this time, and have built new bridges with partners and fellow organizations.
Though our education and therapy dog programs are currrently on hold, we have expanded our reach to assist the at risk and under-served pet owning community in the Sacramento Valley. We are now partnered with Mercer Clinic at Loaves and Fishes and will distribute pet food and equipment during their clinic the second saturday of the month. We have also partnered with Joshua's house and Sacramento Homeless Union to distribute to their areas and served populations.
We continue to stay commited to assisting and educating the pet owning at risk populations of Sacramento and appreciate your support and contributions. You help us help others!
As the world has changed, so has Good Sense Dogs. Our dedication to helping the most at risk and under-served pet owners has never been more stedfast, as well as needed. Are ability to be fluid and adaptive allows us to assist when situations change, and the needs of the people and animals we help moves from one category to another. That's how it is in animal rescue.
Slash came to us when his owners were having to return to their native country of Ecuador. Slash's family loved him dearly and had every hope of raising funds for his transport to them. Unfortunately it become clear that not only would it be extremely challenging for him to be transported, but Slash really needed the stability and comfort that a permanant home can give. His family came to the difficult decision to allow Good Sense Dogs to find him a new wonderful home.
The good news is we were able to do just that, and Slash is now happily playing in a backyard and hanging out with his human parents while they shelter at home. The timing was perfect for both of them as they have been able to bond and keep each other company.
Good Sense Dogs continues to assist those most at need and your support enables us to do so. We appreciate you and look forward to sharing stories like Slashes' with you for years to come.
Feb 27, 2020
February 2020 report
By Kristi Cooney - executive Director
Gerber High visit
Hello Donors and Friends-
As spring nears we are one step closer to merging our education program (Ahead with Tails) with our rescue branch (Sensitive Souls). Joshua's House has cleared all their permits and are now approaching the contruction phase. When they open their doors, so starts our rescue, and we too are working hard to prepare ourselves daily. Our foster branch is winding up with our two part orientation classes beginning March 28th. Meanwhile, we are collecting items and funding to help for when we launch. We met with city councilmemebr Angelique Ashby who is helping us spread the word as well.
Our therapy dog program has begun with our certification classes. Within the month we should have 3-4 therapy dog teams ready to start making visitations to facilities.
Our education program continues to go strong, and we have hopes of expansion of a weekly hands on apprentice program next year when we have a facility up and running.
Your continued support and donations make our porgram strong. You can get information about volunteering or how you can best help by contacting us at email@example.com.