It's not too late to buy your tickets for the first annual Purrses for Pets, benefiting the Sacramento SPCA. This fabulous event will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 6:00PM- 8:00PM at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. Get ready to spend an evening of luxury with your friends while you sip on wine, enjoy light eats and desserts, and let's not forget the shopping! Hundreds of fabulous bags will be available in our silent auction, in addition to fantastic raffle and door prizes being given out throughout the evening. Tickets: $45 www.sspca.org 916-504-2802 SPECIAL THANKS TO: Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa Icing on the Cupcake Ettore's Melting Pot Michael David Winery Earth Friendly Distilli
Ah Sugar, Sugar! A very sweet dog, Sugar will make a great addition to your family! This fun and friendly three-year-old American Staffy mix is a staff and volunteer favorite, so you know she is a keeper! Sugar does great with older kids and most dogs. She is looking for an active family that also enjoys some quality downtime. She will most likely end up in your lap, so if you're looking for a buddy, look no further! Adoption Fee: $100* *Includes spay/neuter, updated vaccinations, micro-chip and lots of TLC during their stay here! www.sspca.org
What better way to celebrate 2012 being a LEAP YEAR than with adorable bunnies!? Pictured above is a mom and litter of four who came to us around Christmas time- but they are now ready for adoption! Two of the four have already been adopted, but there are a few cute, fuzz balls left! All rabbits are only $20 during our Leap Day Special next Wednesday, February 29th!! Rabbits make awesome pets and lovable companions! Come meet your new furry best friend today~ "HOP" online and check out other great four-footed friends at www.sspca.org
Q. I love dining with my Black Russian Terrier, Eli at the numerous dog friendly restaurant patios in Sacramento. Why do some restaurants allow dogs on their outdoor patios and some don’t? Julie S. A. More and more, restaurants are recognizing the buying power of dog owners. So restaurants are welcoming pet diners onto their patios some even making special treats and providing bowls of water for their canine customers. With the exception of recognized service animals, Health & Safety Code (H&SC) Section 114259.5 prohibits live animals in food facilities. A food facility is defined as an operation that stores, prepares packages, serves, vends or otherwise provides food for human consump
Tiger is a beautiful, well mannered American Staffy mix who can be a little shy at first but warms up quickly! He loves to take strolls with his human friends and does very well on leash. Tiger is a big fan of people and is looking for a warm, loving family to take him in. Tiger would do best in a somewhat active home with an experienced owner. He should do well with older children and other dog(s) at home. Tiger should do well with a little training to help him build his confidence and learn new things. If you are looking for a fun and friendly pet who will show you just how much he loves you, then come meet Tiger - he might just be your forever friend!! Adoption Fee ($100): Vaccinated
Here at the Sacramento SPCA we have lots of dogs, cats and rabbits... but did you know that we have OTHER great pets here too?? Check out Featherworth: A very lively and spunky rooster who is among several that we have here at the shelter right now. Roosters are only $5 each right now, and they make great outdoor pets! Here are a couple of tips to help keep your rooster happy and healthy: •Giving them a wide and open area to live and walk about, allowing them plenty of space to "roost". •At night, keep them in a simple but comfortable structure or bed, allowing them space to crow at dawn. •Try to keep their sleeping space dark. Roosters usually crow at the first sight of light, which cou
Sweet little Noah! This four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix is a bundle of energy but also a lot of fun! He is perfectly content playing fetch, and will gladly bring the ball back to you if you want to keep playing! He is affectionate and a big people lover. Noah also gets along with other dogs. If he sounds like he might be a good match for your family, come pay him a visit today!
Larry Ottoviani officially lost his job after seven years with the 7Up Bottling Company for doing the one thing that helped him counteract the anxiety in his personal life. That one thing was feeding hungry cats. “I love cats and don’t like to see them go hungry,” Ottoviania said. “When I’m feeding cats I can forget everything else for awhile.” Ottoviani had been warned several times by his supervisor not to feed the cats. The official termination notice dated Jan. 4, 2012, stated that Ottoviani violated his “last chance agreement not to feed the cats on company time and/or company property.” While Ottoviani does not deny feeding cats, he denied doing so during company time and on comp
Such a charmer! Jack Sparrow is ALL about getting and giving attention. When he isn't trying to get you to play with him, he is perfectly happy to just curl up in your lap for a nice petting session. This one-and-a-half-year-old will make a great companion for anyone looking for a young, playful and friendly feline. Come visit Jack Sparrow today! *Find us online at www.sspca.org OR on Facebook and become a fan!
Zoie is a sweet, energetic Hound mix that loves nothing more then being outside and playing! She is young (only a year and nine-months-old) and is very intelligent-so she has a lot of potential for training and positive reinforcement! Zoie is a really playful and loving girl, who's 'happy place' is being outside playing fetch. She knows her and name and sits on command...already a great little buddy in the making! Zoie would do best in an active home with an experienced owner who is often home to run, play and explore the world with her. She should do fine with older children at home but no cats please! Other dogs should be OK. She's looking for a place to call home, come pay her a visi
Meet Rufus & Emma! Rufus (male) is about five-years-old and Emma (female) is four-years-old, but they are the BEST of friends! Both are Bassett Hounds mixes and are a mandatory dual adoption, which means they must go home together. So if you're looking for two little buddies to join your family, they are a great catch! The price for these dogs is $150 for both (As the second dog is half-priced on dual adoptions). They love to play outside, ride in cars and just hang out with their people friends. Come pay them a visit and see what a sweet pair they are. Www.sspca.org
Such a great duo! Samuel and Jackson are both eight-year-old black Labrador mixes looking for a new family to curl up to. While they are not a mandatory dual adoption, it is recommended that they stay together, because they are the BEST of friends! They both enjoy long walks and playing ball, while also laying around and hanging out with their people friends. Both dogs would prefer dog-friendly homes that have older children. Their ages qualify them both for our ‘Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program’ which waives the adoption fees to an adopter over the age of sixty. Do Samuel and Jackson seem like a great match for your family and lifestyle? Check them out online at www.sspca.org.
With the New Year just around the corner, resolutions weigh heavy on the minds of most people. At the Sacramento SPCA, we figured that these same concerns might be occupying the thoughts of some of our animal friends. So, we took a random poll of the more than 400 dogs, cats, rabbits and even a couple of rats at our shelter and this is what we discovered: • Four out of five dogs feel the need to exercise more • Walking was the number one exercise of choice, with fetch coming in as a close second • 65% of all animals surveyed are interested in pursuing healthier eating habits • A whopping 96% of the cats surveyed vowed to get more sleep in the coming year • 78% of dogs were determined to l
MacHiko is a beautiful, ten-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback looking for a friend to enjoy long walks and some quiet time with! She has a very sweet and gentle personality and she also has a big heart! MacHiko will do best in a low activity home with an experienced dog owner. She would probably do very well with older children and seems to do well with other dogs so another dog(s) at home should be fine. She is eligible for our Senior Companionship program where adoption fees are waived for adopters 60+ years adopting an animal over five-years- old. *Don't forget about our Holiday Adoption Promo "Home for the Holidays" going on NOW at the Sacramento SPCA and other participating Sacramento s
Nadia is a great lap cat, looking for a home to call her very own. She is a sweet, three-and-a-half-year old with a great personality! Nadia is very striking too, with great markings on her face and a beautiful coat. She is currently being kept in a community cat room where she enjoys the company of other felines. She will be your best friend if you pet and love her! *Don't miss our Home for the Holidays Adoption promo going on NOW through December 30th! All animals (including Nadia) are 75% off their usual adoption fees! www.sspca.org
Shivers is an outgoing, confident, and playful little Chihuahua mix! He is affectionate towards people and loves to snuggle up in his owner’s lap. He enjoys going for walks, and he walks well on a leash. Shivers is best suited for a somewhat active home. If he will be living in a home with children, he will do best in a home with older kids. Since he is seven-years-old, his age makes him eligible for our Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program. Any adopter over the age of sixty can have the adoptions fees waived. **Home for the Holidays promotion going on NOW! All animal adoption fees are 75% off. That means Shivers (and other great dogs) are only $25 NOW through December 30th! Come on do
Home for the Holidays? Yes please! Help us to find comfy beds and warm hearts for the critters here at the Sacramento SPCA. Going on NOW through December 30th, all animal adoption fees are 75% off! Visit any one of the participating Sacramento shelters: the Sacramento SPCA, Sacramento City Animal Care Services, the Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary! The four participating shelters will take in over 35,000 animals (collectively) over the course of a year. Our goal for this adoption promotion is to see 1,000 animals find new homes this holiday season. Help us spread the word and make it happen! Please visit www.sspca.org to find out more information
Help us find Jada a home! Jada is a very sweet and calm six-and-a-half-year old American Staffordshire terrier mix. She is one of our long-time residents here at the Sacramento SPCA and we’re determined to find her a home this holiday season! She is great with people and will do well with older children and friendly dogs, however, NO CATS please! *Additional bonus!* Her age makes her eligible for our Seniors for Seniors Adoption promo. Any senior over the age of sixty can have the adoption fees waived! ** Also join us on December 7th, (the first Wednesday of every month) for our Senior Vaccine Clinic! FREE vaccines for seniors over the age of 60 who bring in their pets! This will be h
This eight-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix is both sweet and friendly. He is fairly typical of his breed in that he is very smart, confident and independent, but he’s also a big lover! Positive reinforcement training would help him focus his energy and learn even more commands than he already knows. Mr. Smokey would do best in a somewhat active home with experienced adult owners (older kids and other dogs ok). He is eligible for our Senior for Senior Program in which adoption fees are waived for adopters who are at least sixty-years-old and adopting animals over the age of five. *Join us on Black Friday and during the weekend for some very special adoption deals! All black (and mostly
Gypsy-girl is a darling two-and-a-half year old Torbie mix who gets along great with other cats, dogs, and children. She's a great catch for any family looking to adopt a sweet, affecitionate and curious kitty! She enjoys a good grooming session and loves to be pet; she'll make sure you know it too, once she starts purring! Find out more about Gypsy and her other feline friends at our website www.sspca.org.