We picked up Kooba and brought him to the vet’s on Friday for his check-up, rabies and DA2PP. Poor baby was so empty that it took all weekend with regular feedings before he actually pooped. No worries, he is finally in good hands until he finds his permanent home which we are pretty sure will be this weekend. Too cute and sweet to pass up lol.
Faith & Hope are coming around, they are loose with Tila & Casey and learning from them to come greet people at the door. They were quite timid but now follow me everywhere, even come to volunteers and strangers. They certainly love the kids bed we have in there and are spending their day basking in the sun coming in from the windows! Verona our Black German Sheppard is also learning not to bark in the house, she is very sweet and affectionate. Right now she needs a good bath but we are waiting for her to get used to NARC before stressing her even further! At least we got all the burrs off of her and she did get a good brushing!
Due to financial restraints, we have decided to change the rescue to more of a foster home based and also move to the garage once it is properly renovated! All this to hopefully be able to rent the modular home in order to bring in funds to help maintain NARC. My New Years resolution – NARC has to stand on it’s own two feet and I no longer can pay for the expensive hydro bills monthly, gaz, veterinary costs, wood for wood stove, website maintenance, straw for dog houses, maintenance of modular home, Electricians, Plumbers, Insurance, Strongid-T, Multi-Advantage monthly, phone, internet and the list goes on and on… The main reason of course is that University is starting in September for my daughter and my personal finances have to be moved in that direction! Our veterinary costs keep going up a few times a year and are no longer affordable unless we change our adoption fees which is not something we want! We are also looking into bringing dogs in from other locations/countries where veterinary fees are way less expensive so we don’t have to worry about changing our adoption fees. Many issues at hand for the new year! Right now, we haven’t taken dogs from pounds in our areas due to the high veterinary costs here in Ottawa, usually surpassing our adoption fees! We can only take in small to medium sized dogs as our re-location will not allow larger breeds. Lots of new things happening but let’s keep an open mind and get through these changes together!
We would like to send those who have fostered our doggies for the holidays a HUGE Thank You HUG from all of us! Of course, some of you became foster failures and adopted your NARC dog and others helped us in giving our doggies a proper x-mas in a wonderful home. Thank you again and if you wish to foster in the future, please let us know as we are looking into steering NARC in that direction!
All of our doggies are in foster homes and we are now officially closed until January 10th, 2015. I would like to take this moment to thank our fosters for giving our dogs an opportunity of being in a home during the Christmas holidays! Merry Christmas a Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2015.
For foster families, our veterinarian is Dr. Mobarak at the Blackburn Animal hospital, he also has a clinic on Bank, Bank Animal Hospital. Our volunteers will be responding to the email@example.com e-mail if you have questions or concerns. Thank you again for giving our dogs a family life during the holidays!
Everything is working out and our doggies have or are going to foster homes this week up until January 9th, 2015. Thank you so much to those who have taken one or two doggies from NARC to make this special for them during the holidays! We do have a few left at NARC, Petunia, Chad and Max – Callie is here but possibly leaving tonight! If anyone out there wishes to foster one of the three left, please call us at 613-834-7005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide food, bed, crate – basically everything and anything you need! Here are a few pictures of our doggies in their new foster homes – happy and settled in! We are very thankful that they will be spoiled rotten during our closed period and having Christmas diner around family members!
Only 9 dogs left at the rescue, a 6 month old Golden Retreiver female is also ready for adoption this weekend. We will post pictures of her soon but if you are looking for a Golden, better visit this weekend as the doggies are leaving fairly quicly! For those who wanted to foster, we will contact you after the 14th of December if we do have dogs left to send into loving homes for a month. So far, Tiffany, Delihla, Chad, Petunia and Max have had lots of interest so we are thinking they will find a permanent home soon. If all goes well, we may only have Korona, Millie the puppy and our new Golden Retreiver Callie left to foster! It will be freakishly quiet for a month here… something I am not used to Ha! Ha! Ha!
Few more weekends left to meet or adopt our rescues, we are closing from December 15th and re-opening January 10th. NARC has always closed for the Christmas holidays as it stressful enough for our dogs to move in their new homes let alone having to meet the whole family and friends coming for christmas diners and parties! We do have a few foster homes lined up for our rescues for the month we are closed. Giving some of our clients a great opportunity to get to know our baby for a month. Our dogs will be leaving for their foster homes on December 14th at 3pm to be returned on the evening of January 9th or morning of January 10th… Unless you become a foster failure of course and wish to keep our NARC dog, then we would proceed with the adoption.
Went to the vet’s with Petunia, Maximus and Delihla for their spay/neuter and shots. Dropped them off Wednesday night and picked them up Thursday, they are recovering nicely, training well and will be ready next weekend for adoption. They are really nice dog who love attention and cuddles!