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Hank has been looking for a home for almost 2 years! Another fun fact about hank, he is very helpful when putting together furniture. He is #blind so he might have been stuck in the room with the big boxes, but he says it was ok as he can help out. #adoptdontshop #recycledpetsnorcal #specialneeds ... See MoreSee Less

Let's talk introductions. Oftentimes people rush introducing their dogs. When a dog comes from the shelter they are very stressed and this can lead for bad first impressions. Many people don't want to be bothered to "crate and rotate" and push dogs (who tell you with their body signals) that are not ready. Reese has been with me for 4 weeks, and today she met one of my dogs. She had told me that dogs make her nervous and she retreated to hide from them. She wasn't ready. Luckily my house was built to make separating dogs into different areas a bit easier. But I would lock mine in my bedroom to let her see the part of the house she hasn't gotten to live in. Smell the other dogs and sometimes steal their stuff. Then back to the three rooms she knows. So today we met Joey, using her favorite thing- treats. We sat, got closer, sat, and eventually stay. She was more focused on the treats than him so she was ok with it. Had she given me one of many signs that said I am uncomfortable- we would have stopped. My dogs are extremely well socialized. They know when to stay away from dogs - they are excellent readers of body language (minus the puppy who is lucky he didn't get eaten when he chased her as she ran away in fear). Who knows, maybe by week 5 she will be an integrated part of the pack and then I can move the puppies out of the puppy room as well!

And yes, she will be available for adoption in 6 weeks. So look for her post in about a month. #fosteringsaveslives #rescuedog #recycledpetsnorcal
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This is how Rosie and Hobbs like to spend their Saturday night - what does your night look like? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sacramento- Say hello to our new, most senior Recycled Pets, Golden Girls Dorothy (blonde) and Blanche (brindle)! The shelter guessed they were about 10 years old, but we think they're closer to 8! Neither girl shows any indication of hip stiffness or other health concerns, although Blanche may have some shadowy vision based on her more reserved movements, but it doesn't impact her quality of life at all. So let's tell you a bit more about them! Below, read all about Dorothy, and come back at 7p for more info in a separate post about her sister, Blanche!

Dorothy (blonde) is the more confident of the two. She is always the first to approach new situations and investigate new spaces.

Like a typical Akita, she is protective of her home and her person/people. She barks when she sees strangers but quickly warms up to strangers if her person gives her the ok! She gets a little playful/giddy from time to time but mostly she's content to lay around in the A.C., eat and drink, and get occasional petting. She isn't needy at all, and is just as happy doing her own thing and doesn't really snuggle, but will come up from time to time for some love.

Dorothy's great with her sister but hasn't shown much interest in other dogs. Like most akitas, she seems to be pretty dog selective and would probably be thrilled to be an only dog, although we understand Akitas prefer dogs of the opposite sex. She has a high prey drive so cats and small dogs probably aren't a good fit. She corrects incredibly well, but having knowledge of the breed or similar breeds will be useful. So far, she has been great with kids, but had only met gentle and respectful kids!

She isn't crated as she loves to hang with her sister on her dog bed and has ZERO destructive tendencies. She's totally potty trained (although there's always am adjustment period when dogs learn a new place's rules!).

Her foster mom ADORES her and loves how easy she is. Really, it's just eat, sleep, treats, sleep, repeat! She also loves car rides! So if you're on the road a lot and want a companion or you are just looking to provide a comfy, oversized dog bed and a cool indoor lifestyle for this lazy girl, you'll find she's the most loyal, amazing, loving, sweet companion ever!

She arrived at the shelter a matted, dirty mess, and pretty stressed and anxious. Since coming to her foster home, she's relaxed and loving and enjoys the calm and the never ending treats! She has earned a nice place to call home for the remainder of her years. She may be a senior but she's phenomenal and has lots of love and support and protection and lazy time left to give! 😉

Dorothy is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. She is available now and you can apply on our website, recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process
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Animals are often the unsung heroes and victims of natural disasters. Much love to Ecko, Frida and Evil and all of the other working dogs helping in Mexico City and around the world.

www.euronews.com/2017/09/22/rescue-dog-hailed-as-hero-after-joining-search-for-mexico-earthquake-...
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These 3 massive cuties turn 4 weeks old tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who bought puppy food. They tried it today and aren't quite ready (even though they have all the teeth). Mom is less enamored with these huge babies chewing on her boobs (she is excited to never have more #puppies ) but she also loved eating what they didn't. They are 7 pounds of absolutely adorable. #fosteringsaveslives #rescuedog #recycledpetsnorcal ... See MoreSee Less

Sacramento- Rosie is still hoping and praying and wishing her furever home is out there, waiting for a special girl like her! She hopes her furever home is full of snuggles and cuddles and treats and belly rubs and playtime with the hose and more snuggles and more treats. And boy, has she earned it.

Rosie came to us in November 2015, after having delivered puppies by emergency c-section at the Bradshaw shelter. Newborns don't belong in shelters so we swooped in and were heartbroken by what we found; most of the babies were born dead and Rosie was severely malnurished and emaciated. She was clearly over bred and underfed and mistreated and never socialized. She was scared of the world but because she was too sickly and weak to walk, she had no choice but to learn to trust her foster mom.

After her puppies were adopted, she slowly started to trust other people but dogs made her nervous and being the mama she is, she would try to correct their behaviors. She needed more time and more confidence building. So we gave it to her. It takes a village and over time, Rosie learned not all people wanted to hurt her and not all dogs wanted to hurt her and she slowly began to blossom.

Fast forward to today and you would never have guessed where she came from. She is still shy in new situations but once she warms up (sometimes it takes no more than a few seconds), she is all snuggles and just flops on her back for belly rubs. She gets one-on-one snuggles every night with her foster mom (she prefers to be little spoon) and she gets play time with her foster dog siblings. She prefers dogs her size or smaller, as her foster sister's 110 lb bunny hopping puppy antics are annoying (and a little scary, throwing those big paws around!), but she doesn't mind zoomies in the yard with her oversized foster sister, and they've learned to wrestle on the floor!

Long story short, Rosie has become a loving, more confident, playful, snuggly girl and she may be about 4+ years old, but she does love occasional puppy-like play time, followed by lots more snuggling. If you are looking for your best friend and most loyal companion, Rosie is 100% your girl. If you have a medium or smaller dog or a more relaxed/chill/submissive dog (or at least a dog that respects an older dog's need to chillax from time to time!) even better! Rosie loves to have a playmate!

Better yet, she is 100% potty trained and crate trained, knows basic commands, is very food motivated (read: easy to train), and no puppy chewing destruction antics here! (Phew!) She corrects well, loves walks, loves chasing the hose (well, the water from the hose!), loves being little spoon while snuggling, and will love you with her whole heart forever and ever.

Rosie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. To apply to adopt this amazing girl, visit our website, recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process

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If you want to see more pics of our cute dogs and puppies. Make sure to follow us on Instagram at: instagram.com/recycledpetsnorcal/ ... See MoreSee Less

Sacramento- Hobbs is a total heartthrob!! This Aussie boy is about 3 months old and such a love. He is about 19 lbs at the moment, but growing quickly. He loves being carried on his foster mom's hip like a baby altho he will likely outgrow that soon, sadly!

Hobbs came to us from Tulare shelter and his foster mom thought he was part Berner and planned to hide him away, but he's definitely an Aussie, docked tail and herding tendencies and all!

This sweet boy will need an active home where he will get lots of daily training and exercise. He is REALLY smart and affection-motivated, eager to please. He learned to sit in about 6 minutes. He is doing well with his potty training, although he has accidents overnight still. There will also be an adjustment in any new home.

He is neutered and microchipped and up to date on vaccines and will be available for adoption on September 29th, but we are accepting applications to be preapproved now. You can apply for him on our website, recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process
Adoption fee: $250
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WE NEED CANNED FOOD- these cuties don't think they are old enough for kibble and we also need adult food to help get Agnes to take her medicine and we are hoping you will help!

We have canned food and other items on our Amazon wish at:

www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/10H71ZXZMN9PK
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Say hello to our new, most senior Recycled Pets, Golden Girls Dorothy (blonde) and Blanche (brindle)! The shelter guessed they were about 10 years old, but we think they're closer to 8! Neither girl shows any indication of hip stiffness or other health concerns, although Blanche may have some shadowy vision based on her more reserved movements, but it doesn't impact her quality of life at all. So let's tell you a bit more about them! Below, read all about Blanche, and for more info on her sister, Dorothy, check out our earlier post!

Blanche (brindle) is the more reserved of the two. She hangs back and lets her sister approach new situations and investigate new spaces first, and she will follow behind. In fact, she is often a follower of her sister's behaviors, so we don't wonder if she might thrive in a home of her own, where she doesn't get pushed aside by her sister who naturally demands more attention.

Like a typical Akita, she is protective of her home and her person/people. She barks when she sees strangers but quickly warms up to strangers if her person gives her the ok! She is pretty content to lay around in the A.C., eat and drink, and get occasional petting. She isn't needy at all, and is just as happy doing her own thing and doesn't really snuggle, but will come up from time to time for some love.

Blanche is great with her sister but hasn't shown much interest in other dogs. Like most akitas, she may be a little dog selective, but it is hard to tell as her sister is dog selective and she follows her sister's lead, but otherwise seems kind of aloof when other dogs are around. We do understand Akitas prefer dogs of the opposite sex, but can't confirm that to be true with Blanche. Blanche shows signs of prey drive so cats (and possibly even small dogs) probably aren't a good fit, but she hasn't been directly cat tested. Having knowledge of the breed or similar breeds will be useful. So far, she has been great with kids, but had only met gentle and respectful kids!

She isn't crated when her foster mom is at work as she is totally trustworthy. She loves to hang with her sister on her dog bed and has ZERO destructive tendencies. She's totally potty trained (although there's always an adjustment period when dogs learn a new place's rules!).

Her foster mom ADORES her and loves how easy she is. Really, it's just eat, sleep, treats, sleep, repeat! She also seems to love car rides! So if you are looking to provide a comfy, oversized dog bed and a cool indoor lifestyle for this lazy girl, you'll find she's the most loyal, amazing, loving, sweet companion ever!

She arrived at the shelter a matted, dirty mess, and pretty stressed and anxious. Since coming to her foster home, she's relaxed and loving and enjoys the calm and the never ending treats! She has earned a nice place to call home for the remainder of her years. She may be a senior but she's phenomenal and has lots of love and support and protection and lazy time left to give! 😉

Blanche is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. She is available now and you can apply on our website, recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process
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Guess what day it is? #humpday ! And Grizmelda takes it very seriously! But on Wednesday we celebrate #nohumpday so she is off to #spayandneuter today! Tater Tot (the #cleftpalate #frenchbulldog ) thinks she is a good time, even if he is being dominated. ... See MoreSee Less

Cute Cheri, who was found running stray after the 4th of July but whose owners never reclaimed her from the shelter, was adopted. She had her cherry eye removed (second surgery after coming to us the first was to remove a lot of fox tails) and was finally ready for her retirement home. She is such a great girl and so happy that she found a new home to love and care for her for the rest of her life. ... See MoreSee Less

Sacramento - Gizmerelda is a younique young creature. In dog years, she is about 5 months old and about 6 pounds. We would expect that she will be less than 10 pounds full grown. Because our system only recognizes dog breeds, we will list her as a Chinese Crested Powder Puff and some other random dog breed, but I think you and I both know that she might not actually be a dog at all. But, since our adoption contracts state dog, we will go with that. Gizzy is little, happy and silly (not just looking). She wants to love everyone, and don't be confused by this picture, she is pretty sure we were trying to steal her soul with this and didn't love our taking pictures with her. She does love people, kids, she lives with cats and she hasn't tried to eat the cats, which I think is always a good sign when it comes to these types of "dogs." Look, I cannot promise you that she won't peel off her skin when you sleep and drink your booze, but I can promise you that you will find her so charming, you won't mind sharing your Moscato. She has Starburst eyes which are irregular pupils, I do not even know what to call her eye color, they are crystal with dark ocean blue on the inside. Starburst pupils sometimes can lead to difficulty to see at night or when it is super bright, but she hasn't shown any problems with this ... perhaps her kind do not rely on eyes to see. Either way, this cutie will be ready for a new home soon!

She will have her sex organs removed (if the vet can find them), be microchipped (when we call those universal, they still only work on Earth), and have her rabies vaccines (you definitely do not want a rabid Gizmerelda running around... I think you know what that looks like). You may be taking a chance bringing a mogwai-stitch-"runner" alien into your home, but we think in the end, you would be lucky to have her.

If you are interested in adopting this "dog," you can find our adoption process and apply online at: recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process/

Adoption fee: $200
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Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Popeye here was adopted, but we want to see your pirate pictures (human or animals). ... See MoreSee Less

Sacramento- Riley is a super cute 2 year old girl. She is social and sweet and will make anyone a happy dog owner. She likes to snuggle and is just an overall easy going girl. Not sure why she ended up in the shelter, but she is a doll. She will be available on 9/30 after she is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

If you would like more information on our adoption process, you can see that and apply online at: recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process/

Adoption fee: $200
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But I can explain! That bitch doesn't mean anything to me. ... See MoreSee Less

Sacramento- Chip is about 5 months old and we think he is an Australian stumpy tail cattle dog (that is a real breed, we are not making it up). He ended up at the shelter, but he is looking for a home of his own. He loves other dogs, he may try to herd them (if this surprises you please stop reading and move on). Not sure his thoughts on cats. He does like people and he is super smart and easy to train. He is a working dog, so if you are looking for an agility dog, a trick dog, a frisbee dog, a running partner etc., he may be a great new friend. If you are lazy, he is not the dog for you but we have those too. He needs lots of continued socialization (all working dogs do) as he matures as well. They tend to be very watchful and responsive to owners and reserved around strangers but Chip would gladly to sit for anyone with a treat.

He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped and ready for adoption on 9/29. If you are interested in adopting him, you can find our process and apply online at:

recycledpetsnorcal.org/adoption-process/

Adoption fee: $200
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Come on out to Charming Charlie from 10-9 and show them the flier (or tell them you are supporting RPNC) and between 10-20% of your purchase price will come back to us to help animals in need!

We appreciate everyone who came in September, we were their #1 fundraiser so far! This store is so amazing with amazing clothes, jewelry, accessories and amazing gift items. I always love shopping here!
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Shopping for a good cause with Charming Charlie and RPNC

October 7, 2017, 10:00am - October 7, 2017, 11:00pm

Come on out to Charming Charlie from 10-9 and show them the flier (or tell them you are supporting RPNC) and between 10-20% of your purchase price will come back to us to help animals in need! We ap...

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