Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento

by Good Sense Dogs
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Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
our new cattery
our new cattery

Hello Animal Heroes

What an exciting time for our organization!  We are near completion of our office and dog facility, and have launched our cattery.  We marked the grand opening of our cattery with a kitten yoga fundraiser and adoption event.  Can you believe we adopted out 25 kittens and one mama cat at the event.  We are still over the moon about that,  

We continue our efforts of helping the most underserved pet owners by reaching out to the people of Lake County.  We have recently taken in more than twenty animals from families who are finding themselves without resurces, and have reached out for our help.  And of course, as always, we are assisting those in need with pet supplies and food, as well as spay and neuter services.

Wew are so appreciative of your assistance and support.  Let's keep up the good work.  

YOU HELP US HELP OTHERS!

Happy adopter from our kitten adoption event
Happy adopter from our kitten adoption event
Pumpkinhead hangs out in the new cattery
Pumpkinhead hangs out in the new cattery

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Our new trailer!
Our new trailer!

The world looks different today than just a year ago.  Covid-19 has impacted everyone, everywhere, and the world of animal nonprofit is no different.  We at Good Sense Dogs have found ourselves forging new paths, as others have, at least temprarily, closed.  Our education and therapy dog programs have taken a step back as we wait for the world to open again, our rescue and outreach programs have exploded.  Last year we received and placed over seventy animals into new loving homes.  We have delivered food and supplies to unhoused pet owners through our partnership with Sacramento Homeless Union and Loaves and Fishes.  And, because of donations from people like you, we were able to purchase a trailer to assist us with our programs.  We are now looking to utilize the trailer in ways we didn't even think of when this campaign began.  We have seen shifts in the animal rescue world since the beginning of the covid crisis.  The companionship of dogs is desired by a greater number of people who are finding themselves working from home.  There is now a need to bring animals from areas in the country still struggling with huge dog overpopulation issues, to the West Coast where they could easily and quickly be placed into homes.  We look forward to the months ahead as we plan how to help the greatest number of animals in ways that require thinking outside the box at times.  The purchase of the trailer helps us with our endeavours in ways that were not possible before.  We continue to seek assistance for the animals in our care, as many or most come to us with medical issues and the need for spay and neuter.  We hope we can count on your support to help us continue our assistance to pets and their people.  You help us help others!

Belle the kitty in her foster home
Belle the kitty in her foster home
Verna found perfect placement in San Francisco
Verna found perfect placement in San Francisco

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Kittens headed to foster care
Kittens headed to foster care

Hello Supporters and Contributors-

As is the case with most nonprofits, we have seeen changes and shifts in our programs and services in the months since the covid crisis began.  It has been a learning curve and an opportunity to reach in new directions and explore new paths.

While our education and therapy dog programs are paused, we have expnaded our rescue and outreach in ways we never dreamed.  This year we have received and placed more than 40 pets in need.  Our foster roster has increased dramatically and our ability to be ready for intake once Joshua's House opens will be stronger because of it.

Our outreach program has assisted many local pet owners in need with the distribution of hundreds of pounds of dog food and pet supplies.  We now have connections to the Sacramento Homeless Union and Loaves and Fishes to assist their populations when needed.

We are proud of the assistance we've been able to offer, and look forward to improving our reach and assistance abilities in the months to come.  

It because of your support that we are able to help others.  Thank you!

Senior Roxy found a home
Senior Roxy found a home

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Encampment off Stockton Blvd
Encampment off Stockton Blvd

Hello Friends and Supporters-

 

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!

making friends and helping out
making friends and helping out
Our therapy dog program
Our therapy dog program

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Gerber High visit
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 info@goodsensedogs.com.

As always, thanks for helping us to help others.

 

Yours in service-

 

Kristi Cooney

Executive Director

Good Sense Dogs

Service Dogs visit Gerber High
Service Dogs visit Gerber High
A visit with Council-member Ashby
A visit with Council-member Ashby
Foster orientation
Foster orientation

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Good Sense Dogs

Location: Sacramento, CA - USA
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Kristi Cooney
Carmichael, CA United States
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