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Shelter News, Events, and other fun stuff to make your tail wag. It’s the Dog Blog.

That’s a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10th Annual Best Friends Photo Day, it was a smashing success with $4055 raised for the dogs of FDNLS!
Everyone’s photos are now available for viewing and download at: https://goo.gl/3mxmnU
Enjoy!

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Give the gift of life

Give your loved ones a truly meaningful gift this holiday season by sponsoring one of our very special long term residents in their name. Your donation of $50 helps support the continued care of one of these wonderful FDNLS dogs and your loved one will receive a special holiday card in the mail featuring your selected pooch and a personalized note from you.

Simply select the pet of your choice by click their Sponsor button- be sure to provide the name and address you would like the card mailed to, as well as the special message you would like us to include, in the ‘Notes’ section when completing your donation.

 

Dashing Daisy.
This girl has got beauty and brains!  Daisy is a loyal protector who has been in our care for over 2 years and she would love to sponsored this holiday season!

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Charming Chance.
Chance is a goofy and affection gentle giant! He has been in our care for over 2 years and he would love to sponsored this holiday season!

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Beautiful BG.
The big girl is full of lovin! BG is a queen bee who loved nothing more than keeping her people safe, she has been in our care for nearly 3 years and she would love to sponsored this holiday season!

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Whitty Walker.
This guys is full of personality! Walker is a devoted sidekick who has been in our care for over a year and he would love to sponsored this holiday season!

WALKER




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10th Annual Best Friends Photo Day

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Book Your Pups Photoshoot

What’s the scoop?

This years event will be held on December 11th 2016, sessions will be scheduled between 9:00am-5:00pm. Celebrate your dog with a photoshoot by FDNLS photographer Bob Libby – receive awesome photographs of your furry best friend and help support the work of Family Dogs New Life at the same time!
Photo sessions are by appointment only. Each session will last about 10 minutes and must be booked no later than 6pm on Friday, Dec 9th.

Multiple dog appointments
Because the photo day has grown so much and become so popular, multiple dog appointments will be handled in the following way:

1-2 dogs will get one spots
3-4 dogs will get two spots
5+ dogs will get three spots

Please be sure to arrive only about 5 minutes early. The day has always been booked solid in the past and I expect it will again this year. If you’re late we’ll try to fit you in but can’t guarantee it’ll be possible.
If you need to cancel after making your appointment please contact us ASAP so that we can make your spot available to someone else. No-shows really bum us out! 

How much are photo sessions?
Sessions are $40 for each dog you bring to be photographed, your $40 donation includes ‘Facebook size’ digital download of your dogs’ images. 100% of your donation goes straight to Family Dogs New Life!

Where is it?
Once again we’ll be at Family Dogs New Life! Chances are you already know the address but just in case – 9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland, OR. 97206
The shelter will be closed for the day so things will be low key for you and your dog.

Where can I see my photos?
We’ll have everyone’s photos finished and uploaded to an online gallery by the end of day Tuesday, December 13th.

Other stuff
We want this to be a fun, awesome event with lots of great photos of…you guessed it…dogs. We’re not offering family portraits or photos of the kids because we want to focus 110% on your furry friend. Please understand that the quality of your dog’s portraits will depend greatly upon how well they can sit & ‘pose’ for the camera. Please only bring dogs who have an understanding of basic commands like ‘Sit’ and ‘Stay’.

Book Your Pups Photoshoot

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Thank you for the fun!

Huge thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and participated in the fun! Thanks to you nearly $5000 was raised for the dogs of FDNLS at the 7th Annual Family Dogs Fun Walk + 5k Run <3

Until next year…

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Found; a FDNLS video presentation

What have you found at Family Dogs New Life?

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Thank You for 12 years and 12,000 Found Friendship!

We are grateful beyond measure to everyone who came out last night to celebrate with us. What an honor it was to share that room with 200 dog loving, second-chance supporting, FDNLS fans.
It was truly an amazing evening that exceeded our expectations and filled our hearts with so much love and gratitude.
There are no words to express how thankful we are to have found all of you!
Now can we get a drum roll please……. ‘Found’ Family Dogs New Life Shelter 2016 Gala raised an astounding $44,577 !!!
 

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Lucius + Lagunitas + FDNLS = Love

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with the wonderful folks of Lucius as part of their very special Pacific Northwest tour where they teamed up with Lagunitas Brewing Co and chose to volunteer and donate to non profit organizations in each PNW city (seriously, how awesome is that?!). After helping out here at the shelter they went on to play an amazing show at Mississippi Studios in which all proceeds were donated to FDNLS, a donation that will make it possible for us to save 40 dogs & puppies <3 We are so grateful to Lucius and Lagunitas for their compassion and generosity. Thank you, thank you!

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Temperatures have been sizzling, but adoptions have been fizzling!

The sun sure has been shinning, something that usually lifts our spirits but this weather has left all of us feeling pretty down. The recent heat wave has really put a damper on things around here; June & July are generally our most successful adoption months but instead we have hit an all time low; with both adoptions and donations.

This is the time we ask you for help. Help warm up our Donate Now button by giving it a little click. Help FDNLS continue helping the dogs who need it most.

martin3428 “The Martin” – your donation of $250 dollars will help support special needs dogs like Martin who was struck by a car and is now paralized…but don’t tell him that, his awesome set of wheels allow him to cruise around in style! Donate now and help these dogs who have some extra challenges, dogs who need a little extra love and support.

bg911“The BG” – your donation of $100 dollars will help support long term residents like BG. Our beloved Beeg has been with us for 18 months, and although she enjoys her time here at FDNLS where she is safe and loved we know that one day the perfect adopter will come along…and we want to be here for her until that happens. Donate now to allow us to continue caring for these wonderful dogs who need extra time and patience while they wait for just the right family to take them home.

shadow005“The Shadow”- your donation of $50 dollars will help support residents like Shadow, one of the ‘The Family Dogs’. A small group of dogs who have too many challenges to be adopted, and therefore find sanctuary here at FDNLS. We are their family, this is their home. Make a donation now and help ensure the long term care of ‘The Family Dogs’.

therescue“The Rescue”- your donation of $25 dollars will help us to rescue a dog in need, the more donations and adoptions that we receive, the more lives we will be able to save. Even a small donation can make a big difference for one dog.

Whether you’re a martyr for Martin, a B.G believer, a Shadow sympathizer or a good ol Rescuer- Every little bit helps. No amount is too small (or too large 😉 ) and know that your donation will go a long way in helping the homeless dogs who need us most.

Please make your donation with a simple click…




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Promoting a New Life. Volume 30

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Get ready for some fun!

2015 Dog Walk Poster
Register in person at the event or preregister online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Portland/FamilyDogsFunWalkand5kRun2015

All participants are encouraged to collect pledges, prizes will be awarded to top adult and youth earners!

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Click and print your pledge form here

Event Details:

Adults $25 Youth $10 9 years and young are free to participate! 

9am Walk/Run begins! Family Dogs Fun Walk is a paved 1 mile loop around the summit of Mt.Tabor with views of Portland and Mt. Hood. 5K Run is a mix of pavement and trail. The route will be two laps so walkers wanting a little more challenging walk have the option of a 2.5K loop on the 5K route.

10am Prizes awarded to top fundraisers and 1st place adult & youth runners. Raffle drawing.

11am Portland SoundCheck in collaboration with My Voice Music present a lunch time concert. Four acoustic style bands will entertain you with 2 hours of live music. So pack a cooler and plan to stay.

We recommend using the park entrance on SE 69th near Yamhill. Parking is limited near the amphitheater, so we encourage you to check your coolers and bags curbside at the concierge tent and pick them up after your walk/run.

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Health is Wealth

The greatest wealth is health, but right now we need a little wealth to ensure the best health for the pups in our care. We’ve got a pretty hefty veterinary bill right now, and always more dogs in need; everything from basic examinations and vaccines, to spay & neuter surgeries, skin issues and physical rehabilitation. This is the time we could really use a little help from our friends, so please give a little if you’ve got it and help us give the gift of good health.




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Help Frida get a leg up

Meet sweet lil Frida, a 2 year old Beagle + Chihuahua Mix rescued from the streets of Tijuana.

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Last week Frida made the trek from Mexico to FDNLS for her chance a New Life and a forever home but we have learned that Frida had been hit by a car several months ago, her leg was badly broken and being a street dog she sadly never received the care she desperately needed. She has recovered from the accident, but the broken bones did not heal properly, her hind leg is now nothing but a hinderance a cause of discomfort. Our wonderful veterinarian has the solution Frida needs-  riding her of this extra baggage and finally allowing her to live the pain-free life she deserves; the leg must go. Frida is ready to say good-bye leg, hello New Life and we want to make this happen for her. Please give a little if you’ve got it and help us help Frida get a leg up on life! 

Visit http://causewish.com/project/help-frida-get-a-leg-up to donate towards Frida’s surgery.

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Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Big thank you to Spot Magazine for featuring our very own Tasha Giacomazzi in their People In The Neighborhood  segment. Check out the article HERE

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 29

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So long 2014, hello 2015… holy cow, 1003 !

2014 was a wonderful year for us, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary with an outstanding Gala celebration, released our documentary short ‘Finding Love. Giving Life and spent 365 days working with &  falling in love with the most extraordinary dogs around. But most of all 2014 was an amazing year the dogs of FDNLS…1003 dogs found their way to a New Life!
September being our greatest month of all, with an awesome 91 adoptions!

It’s kinda become tradition around here to show off one special pooch to represent each month (the month they were adopted of course) ! So without further ado… here’s just a handful of the lucky pups who found their forever families and a great New Life in 2014.

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Best Friends Photo Day 2014

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What’s the scoop?
Photo sessions are by appointment only. Each session will last about 10 minutes and must be booked no later than 6pm on Thursday, November 27th. The following day I’ll have everyone’s finished photos uploaded for viewing. Prints, digital files (for Facebook or self-printing) and other fun stuff will be available for purchase.

View available spots here then email me at photoday@citrineandblue.com to make your appointment, and include both your name and your dog’s name. When I get your appointment request I’ll update the calendar and send you a confirmation. I do my best to make it happen immediately but sometimes it may take me until the end of the day. Appointment requests are filled in the order that emails are received.

Multiple dog appointments
Because the photo day has grown so much and become so popular, multiple dog appointments will be handled in the following way:
1-2 dogs will get one spots
3-4 dogs will get two spots
5+ dogs will get three spots

Please be sure to arrive about 5 minutes early. The day has always been booked solid in the past and I expect it will again this year. If you’re late I’ll try to fit you in but can’t guarantee it’ll be possible.

If you need to cancel after making your appointment please contact me ASAP so I can make your spot available to someone else. No-shows really bum me out. There will be a waiting list if the schedule fills up.

Where is it?
Once again we’ll be at Family Dogs New Life! Chances are you already know the address but just in case – 9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland, OR. 97206
The shelter will be closed for the day so things will be low key for you and your dog.

How much are photo sessions?
We’re asking for a donation of $30 for each dog you bring to be photographed. 100% of your donation goes straight to Family Dogs.

Where can I see my photos?
I’ll have everyone’s photos finished and uploaded to an online gallery on Monday, December 1st. You’ll receive an email from me when they’re ready, or you can just check back here for the link.

Other stuff
I want this to be a fun, awesome event with lots of great photos of…you guessed it…dogs. I’m not offering family portraits or photos of the kids because I want to focus 110% on your furry friend.

You will encounter other dogs as you’re coming in or leaving after your session. If you have questions or concerns regarding any special needs or behavior issues your dog might have please let me know when you make your appointment.

Please feel free to shoot an email to photoday@citrineandblue.com if you have any questions. Thank you so much to everyone for helping to make this great event a continued success!

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Give the gift of life…

Who’s in the giving spirit? Well what better opportunity than Willamette Week’s Give!Guide !
This is the time of year when we need a little extra support and your donations go along way in making it possible for Family Dogs New Life Shelter to continue doing what we love most…helping the underdog.
Your donation of;
$65 spays/neuters one dog
$140 sponsors the rescue & care of one dog
$375 operates FDNLS for one day
And if you’re feeling really generous, $2800 operates the shelter for a whole week !

So give a little at giveguide.org/#familydogsnewlifeshelter if you’ve got it, and know that no matter how big or small your donation, you’re helping make a huge difference.

Give!Guide fundraising program runs through Dec 31st 2014, so don’t delay!

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Strut Your Mutt is back again!

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Get More Info and Register Here

Throw on some comfy shoes, leash up your dog, and join us, once again, for Best Friends Animal Society’s 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutt in Portland.

Who: Anyone who wants to walk the walk – nay, strut their stuff! – for homeless pets in Portland or around the nation

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a timed 5K run with (or without) your pooch, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more

Where: Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Oaks, Park Way, Portland, Oregon 9720

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare groups (you know, us!)

Register: Register HERE Join the Family Dogs New Life Team to help support the work of FDNLS

 

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Finding Love. Giving Life.

Many of you had the opportunity to see the premier of our documentary short ‘Finding Love.Giving Life.’ at our 10 year anniversary Gala a few weeks back…for all those of you who didn’t, this is our story <3

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Chloe Rose

I am an old fashion type of girl, delicate like a rose. I like to take things nice and easy…I’m much more comfortable with the familiar, than trying out new and exciting things.  With a face as smoochable as mine you’d think I’d be accustomed to getting all kinds of love and affection, but sadly I haven’t. Truth is, I have gotten much at all in my 9 years of life and I think it is about time I start getting all the love and care I have been missing out on all these years. Everyone was really hoping I’d finally get my shot at the loving family I deserve, but today we learned some pretty sad news…I went in to see the doctors, and it turns out I have the C word (you know, the ugly Cancer). It’s a bit embarrassing to talk about, being that the tumor is on my anal gland. But I can tell you, as much as I am an optimist, sometimes you just have to accept when things are beyond your control.
So I guess I have found what I was looking for with the folks here at FDNLS – a family to love me forever & ever- just not exactly the way we had all imagined. Being loved feels good, no matter, and I know that my new FD Family feels pretty darn honored to get to love me during this time when I need it most.

On March 26th 2014 we said goodbye to sweet Chloe Rose, she passed peacefully on… surrounded by love, head resting in my hands.

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Celebrate with us as we ring in 10 years and 10,000 adoptions!

Poster FACEBOOK
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Promoting a New Life. Volume 28

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Hot off the press!

2014 Family Dogs New Life Calendars are ready for purchase…the perfect stocking stuffer! 12 months of beautiful photographs. 12 months of beautiful dogs. As always, all proceeds from the sale of this calendar go directly to our shelter. So you can feel great about supporting a wonderful cause, month after month. Order yours Here

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The time has come! Get your pups photos done!

2013

What’s the scoop?
Photo sessions are by appointment only. Each session will last about 10 minutes and must be booked no later than 6pm on Thursday, December 5th. The following day I’ll have everyone’s finished photos uploaded for viewing. Prints, digital files (for Facebook or self-printing) and other fun stuff will be available for purchase.

View available spots here then email me at photoday@citrineandblue.com to make your appointment, and include both your name and your dog’s name. When I get your appointment request I’ll update the calendar and send you a confirmation. I do my best to make it happen immediately but sometimes it may take me until the end of the day. Appointment requests are filled in the order that emails are received.

Multiple dog appointments
Because the photo day has grown so much and become so popular, this year I need to handle multiple dog appointments a little differently than in years past.
1-2 dogs will get one spots
2-3 dogs will get two spots
4-5 dogs will get three spots

Please be sure to arrive about 5 minutes early. The day has always been booked solid in the past and I expect it will again this year. If you’re late I’ll try to fit you in but can’t guarantee it’ll be possible.

If you need to cancel after making your appointment please contact me ASAP so I can make your spot available to someone else. No-shows really bum me out. There will be a waiting list if the schedule fills up.

Where is it?
Once again we’ll be at Family Dogs New Life! Chances are you already know the address but just in case – 9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland, OR. 97206
The shelter will be closed for the day so things will be low key for you and your dog.

How much are photo sessions?
We’re asking for a donation of $30 for each dog you bring to be photographed. 100% of your donation goes straight to Family Dogs.

Where can I see my photos?
I’ll have everyone’s photos finished and uploaded to an online gallery on Monday, December 10th.

Other stuff
I want this to be a fun, awesome event with lots of great photos of…you guessed it…dogs. I’m not offering family portraits or photos of the kids because I want to focus 110% on your furry friend.

You will encounter other dogs as you’re coming in or leaving after your session. If you have questions or concerns regarding any special needs or behavior issues your dog might have please let me know when you make your appointment.

Please feel free to shoot an email to photoday@citrineandblue.com if you have any questions. Thank you so much to everyone for helping to make this great event a continued success!

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Welcome to the family!

We’d like welcome to the family, momma Abby and her 8 adorable babies.
These little dumplings have a few more weeks before they’re ready for homes of their own… guess that means lots of puppy cuddles for us  Ah shucks, however will we deal ?

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Over the next 3-4 weeks these pups will be spending a little more time with momma, transitioning to solid food, receiving vet check ups and their spay/neuter surgeries.
Once these babies are ready and available for adoption they will be posted on the Available Dogs page of our site. We will not be taking applications until that time…so stay tuned! 

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 27

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It’s time to Strut!

Get Ready to Strut for FDNLS!

Registration is now open! Join the Family Dogs New Life Pack and represent ‘Team Family Dogs’ today!

You and your dog are invited to join Best Friends Animal Society’s Second Annual Strut Your Mutt in Portland. Thank you for making last year’s event such a huge success! Please come out again to enjoy a tail-wagging day with your dog, while raising funds to help save the lives of shelter pets in the Portland area:

Who: Portlanders two-legged and four who want to “walk the walk” for homeless pets!

What:  A leisurely fundraising dog walk followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, treats for your dogs, fun activities, refreshments and more.

WhereSellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane St. at Oaks Pkwy, Portland, OR 97202

When:   Saturday, September 28, 2013

Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (That’s us right? wink wink) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets®.

Join Family Dogs New Life Shelter’s Dog Pack www.strutyourmutt.org/team/familydogs to be sure your donation is going to FDNLS!

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 26

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Come rock out with us

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A plea for foster families….help give a needy pooch a new life.

Fostering a pup in need…what could be more rewarding than that!

Our Family Dogs Foster Program is in need of big hearted folks to provide short-term (and sometimes longer term) in-home care for needy pooches until they are adopted, or space if available for them at the shelter. Please help us save more lives by becoming a foster parent!
Have you been considering fostering but aren’t quite sure what it’s all about? Have a few questions that need answers?

Q: What is a pet foster parent and what do they do?
A: A foster parent provides temporary, in-home care for friendly puppies and dogs who are in need of a forever home. Foster homes make it possible for us to rescue homeless dogs from a variety of situations by providing these animals with temporary care and shelter until they find their forever homes. Foster homes provide foster animals with plenty of love, adequate food and water, shelter from the elements, and exercise…..and did we mention Love?

Q: Why are pet foster parents needed?
A: We can only rescue as many dogs as we have room and staffing for…Not only do foster parents help us maximize the number of animals rescued, they also help to care for dogs who may struggle in our shelter environment, animals recovering from or in need of minor surgery, or dogs needing one-on-one behavior rehabilitation or a break from the shelter.

Q: Who should foster?
A:Someone who:

  • cannot, at the moment, adopt a pet for his or her entire lifetime but still wants to help.
  • loves pets and has some room to welcome them while they wait for adoptive homes.

Q: What does it cost?
A: All pre-arranged veterinary costs are paid by FDNLS. We can also provide food, crates, training tools, etc.  if needed…. But of course, any financial donations that the foster home can make towards fostering are greatly appreciated (and tax deductable!)

Q: I already have a dog and a cat. Can I still foster?
A: Yes! Before you bring a foster dog home, you may wish to ask your veterinarian if your pets need any additional vaccinations. Some foster families delegate a spare room for their foster dog so that their own pet isn’t stressed by repeated new animals in their territory. Some foster families live with pets that enjoy the company of the foster dogs, and they give the foster free run of the house. Either way, we will always do a meet & greet to insure that everyone will get along.

Q: Can I adopt the animal I foster?
A: Yes. Foster parents who wish to adopt the animal they foster go through the same screening process as adoption applicants.

Q: I have decided that I want to join the Family Dogs foster program. What’s next?
A:Email our awesome foster coordinators Anne & Karin at adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org . We will ask you to submit a foster application. Once we have received your application, we will review it with you and chat further over the phone. After you have been approved you will be matched with a particular pooch in need, based on the pet’s needs and compatibility with you, your lifestyle and your exciting pets.

Q: I still have questions about fostering. Who should I contact?
A:Please contact Anne & Karin at: adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

Thank you so much for considering fostering….we hope you’ll join the family!

                          

This collection of photos, all past FDNLS foster dogs, taken by Lisa Teso Photography.

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 25

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 24

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Thank you for the fun…

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 23

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It’s that time again…Get Ready For Some Fun!

We are super excited to announce the fourth annual Family Dogs Fun Walk ! This fundraiser will be held on Saturday March 23rd 2013.
The 2 mile walk with begin here at the shelter and head west on the Springwater Corridor, registration begins at 8:00am walk starts at 9:00am- we hope to see you here! We’ve got fun little gift bags for the First 100 people !

You can print your registration & pledge form here: Fun Walk Registration Form 

All participants are encouraged, but not required to collect pledges. For those who are unable to collect pledges, there is a $25.00 entry fee per person.

The top the 3 fundraisers will receive an awesome gift basket, there will also be great prices for the top 3 kids who raise the most dough for the dogs 🙂 

Want to support our fundraiser but you’re Not able to make it? Make a $25 donation now and show your support! Donate Now

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Seven weeks old

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 22

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Six weeks old

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Five weeks old

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 21

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Four Weeks Old

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Pancakes For Pawsabilities, a fundraiser for Family Dogs New Life

Join us Jan 26th 2013 for a morning of fun and sweet fluffy flapjacks. Just $10, so don’t wait- come purchase your tickets at FDNLS today (ok, come purchse your tickets at FDNLS anytime during open hours) or you can purchase tickets online for just $11 here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/fdnewlife/pancakesforpawsabilities

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Three Weeks Old

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Hello 2013, so long 2012… holy cow, 1004 !

2012 was a wonderful year for the dogs of FDNLS…1004 dogs found their way to a New Life !
September being our greatest month of all, with an awesome 93 adoptions!

It’s kinda become tradition around here to show off one special pooch to represent each month (the month they were adopted of course) but this year we couldn’t pick just 12 ! So here are a handful of the lucky pups who found their forever families and a great New Life in 2012.

So without further ado…..

We’re excited to see what 2013 brings for us, and just can’t wait to meet all the special pooches who will be joining our family, every so briefly, while on their journey to a New Life!

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Two Weeks Old

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 20

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Seven Days Old

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Four Hours Old

We’d like to introduce you to our newest additions, they’re just 4 hours old.
A sweet Pittie mix by the name of Twilight Rose arrived here at FDNLS last week, today she brought us these 5 beautiful bundles of joy…

Welcome to the world sweet babies!

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Promoting a New Life. Volume 19

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Help Betty continue on her journey to a New Life.

We get a lot of requests, from all over the country, to help dogs from all kinds of situations with all kinds of stories. Sometimes those situations are beyond belief, those stories are too brutal to bear.
Betty has one of those stories.
A bait dog, who’d been horribly abused, Betty landed at a vet clinic is Mississippi after someone set her on fire.

Indeed, a story to brutal to bear and of course, we just couldn’t say no. A girl as brave as Betty deserved a 2nd chance. A chance to be loved, a chance at a new life. So here she is, safe & sound and getting used to calling herself an Oregonian. Betty has come a long way; her burns have healed nicely and she’s gotten a taste of what it feels like to receive care, love and compassion- but she still has some hurdles to overcome and we feel that a comfy foster home is the best place for this to happen.

This is where we need your help! Are you able to open your heart and your home to Betty? Do you know someone who might? Please contact our foster coordinator Anne at duckbach@aol.com if you are interested in joining the family and becoming a FDNLS foster parent to brave lil Betty.

Read more about Betty’s journey here: www.idablog.org/bettys-journey-from-abuse-to-love-eru/



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Promoting a New Life. Volume 18

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Welcome to the world

So fresh and so new, eyes barely open…2 week old babies, how cute are you!

These 2 little boys and their momma just arrived this morning, they’ll be heading off to their foster home shortly so we just had to share their precious little faces!

And of course, in about 6 weeks they’ll be ready for adoption 😉

 

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Hammy Ran Away With Someone’s Heart

We have some very exciting news….Hammy has officially found his forever home!
His foster family has decided that they can’t imagine their lives without their little block headed buddy, so they have officially adopted him!

We had hoped, and anticipated that Hammy’s medical needs would be fully met, once he finished healing from his surgery, but he has begun to have some issues with the joints in his remaining front leg …so his foster moms and siblings have decided that they want to be the ones to see him through whatever hurdles come his way. They know his facial expressions when he is feeling pain, the way his ears perk up when he is about to pee on the floor, the sparkle in his eye when he is about to pounce on his grandmother’s unsuspecting cat, and the furious wag of his tail when just plain happy to be part of a family that loves him. We all feel that he deserves to continue on with the people and animals that he is already so bonded to.

All of us at Family Dogs New Life would like to say Thank You to everyone who helped him on this journey.  Hammy is an incredibly lucky boy to have so many generous people that were willing to donate towards his medical costs and so very many who were interested in opening their homes and hearts to him…and he is of course, so very lucky to have such an amazing and committed foster family.

Continue to keep on eye on Hammy’s facebook page, since his family will be keeping everyone updated with his adventures as he starts this new chapter in his forever home.

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Cherry Fully Clothed.

Amazing to think that only 7 weeks ago Cherry was, well….nude.
Just look at her now, all dressed up in her fancy coat of fur.

                               

It will be a few more weeks before Cherry is ready for adoption, she has one more vet visit at the end of the month, followed by her spay surgery….So for now, she’s all dressed up with no place to go! In the meantime Cherry will continue to hang out here at FDNLS with us, soaking up all the love, all the fun and all the socialization she can stand. So prepare for a little drought of Cherry postings…..this girl will be back online in a few weeks, and she’ll be bringing her A game- Adoption Announcement (and of course, we wouldn’t dare neglect her the opportunity to star in her very own Piteo) .

So here it is…one last plea, the final push…Please ChipIn to help us cover the last of Cherry’s medical expenses.

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Grow your family.

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A vision of beauty; no matter how you look at her.

So of course, we’re a little bias  (and totally smitten)  but we think Cherry is beautiful…from all angles! Don’t you agree?

Another week of steady improvement, another 7 days for us to fall deeper in love with the cheeriest Cherry in town. …another week closer to her adoption announcement!

In the meantime, keep sharing, and if you can please ChipIn… help us clothe Cherry in a coat of healthy, happy skin.

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Hurray for Hair!

Who knew a pooch could sprout so much hair in just one week! We’re seeing hair everywhere, and along with the excitement for all these fabulous follicles came a little surprise….Cherry is brindle! Blue brindle to be exact, such a unique and beautiful color, quite fitting  for this uniquely beautiful girl.

Cherry had her one month vet check up this morning….it may not have been the victory we had hoped for, but we are definitely winning the battle…it took 2 skin scrapings and a long hard look but they did find a few demodex mites- we’ve almost got them nasty buggers conquered! A few more weeks of treatment and victory will be ours! Everything else is on the up and up…Cherry has even gained a whopping 10 pounds 🙂

So for now we’re celebrating some great progress and Cherry…well, she’s just celebrating being a puppy.


Until next week….keep sharing, and if you can please Sponsor,  to help us clothe Cherry in a coat of healthy, happy skin.

And remember to keep an eye on the Dog Blog for weekly updates on our sweet lil Cherry bomb.

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Cherry/Cheery…Potato/Patato

Sure her name is Cherry, but we might as well call her Cheery! Not a lot of changes in Cherry’s skin this week….she just continues to get better and better, and now has beautiful layer of thin little hairs covering her whole body 🙂 but the really exciting thing to watch is how Cherry’s spirits just continue to rise! We are starting to see a real puppy, a playful puppy, a ball-chasin toy-chewin puppy…a Cheery Cherry!

Next week Cherry has another vet checkup, skin scrapping and refills on any needed meds…this is the time we can use your help- Please keep sharing Cherry’s story  and help us continue to provide her with the care and treatment she needs by Sponsoring Cherry and making a donation today….

Help us clothe Cherry in a coat of healthy, happy skin.

And remember to keep an eye on the Dog Blog for weekly updates on our sweet lil Cherry bomb.

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We See Peach Fuzz!

There’s been a little betting going now…with Cherry’s hair grow back, or won’t it? Her skin is improving by the day and she is getting healthier and healthier….but we’ve known all along that even when the mange is clear and skin is healed she still may not get all of her hair back…So we are super duper (maybe a little tooooo) excited that we see a little peach fuzz! Cherry has some little bits of hair growing along the top of her back and on top of her cute lil noggin 🙂

So hurray for hair ! Let’s celebrate…even if it is just a little bit of fuzz. It’s a great start….and Cherry looks pretty excited about it too!

Please help us continue to provide Cherry with the care and treatment she needs by sharing Cherry’s story and/or Sponsoring Cherry and making a donation today….

Help us clothe Cherry in a coat of healthy, happy skin.

And remember to keep an eye on the Dog Blog for weekly updates on our sweet lil Cherry bomb.

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She ain’t modest…she’s sexy and she knows it.

Alright lil Cherry, we know you’re beautiful…with or without fur, but let’s keep this PG ok 🙂
It’s been just one week and Cherry is already feeling so much better! We can clearly see an improvement – her skin is smoothing, the redness is decreasing and you can even see a brightness in her eyes that wasn’t there last week….
We think Cherry knows, there are great things ahead for her.

Please help us continue to provide Cherry with the care and treatment she needs by Sponsoring Cherry and making a donation today.
Help us clothe Cherry in a coat of healthy, happy skin.

And remember to keep an eye on the Dog Blog for weekly updates on our sweet lil Cherry bomb.

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