Puzzle Piece One: Baby Spice spent weeks in loving foster care before she found her new home. It’s clear that her fresh start in life prepared her for smooches and wiggles with her new family. She had a blissful week at Ojo Santa Fe before her new adventure with a loving family.
Puzzle Piece Two: Baya, a 1-year-old pocket pal, is personality plus and the perfect size. She came to us with an injured face, but our medical team helped her heal, and with some time with foster friends, she’s ready for a new home. She shows no signs of trauma to her spirit and is definitely a staff favorite.
Puzzle Piece Three: Gus is a Parvo survivor thanks to our veterinary team and a dedicated foster family who specializes in ICU Parvo care. This puppy will be loved by his new dad and canine sister – you can tell by those smiles on everyone’s faces. Our parvo team and dedicated foster family work nonstop to save this puppy and so many more – watch for them on this year’s Fur Fest video.
Puzzle Piece Four: Mercury is such a staff and volunteer favorite that foster volunteer extraordinaire Jen Cole spent extra time looking for just the right family for him – and it worked. Mercury now has a loving family. Our foster families take a special interest in making sure the needs of our homeless pets are met – that’s why we call them Superheroes!
Puzzle Piece Five: Little Queso never spent a night at the shelter. Instead, he was incubated in love through his ICU weeks of bottle feeding and round the clock care, then moved to another foster family for expert socializing and further care – and this foster even participates as an Adoption Ambassador, hosting meet-and-greets with potential adopters, and sending kittens off to their pre-approved forever families directly from the foster home. Congratulations, little one, and happy home to you.
Puzzle Piece Six: Staff-favorite Kingston was hit by a car, which shattered his shoulder and pelvis and earned him a prosthetic eye. Despite this trauma, he has always had nothing but sunshine in his heart and “I can do it,” in his spirit. After spending time with a loving foster family, he is now a happy boy with a happy family.
Puzzle Piece Seven: Lavinia found her friend at our Puppy Patch at Ojo Santa Fe – from foster care to resort spa – what a life! We are grateful for this relationship that allows our pets to head into our Foster First program and then to adoption without spending much time at the shelter, opening up space for at-risk dogs and cats.
Puzzle Piece Eight: Many of us go over the moon with joy when our homeless pets find homes – but we were waggin’ with joy when Mars hit his orbit. This darling doggo has been overlooked for far too long. He and his sibling spent time in foster care waiting for the perfect match but they both finally their forever homes.
Puzzle Piece Nine: Little Winks was treated for an eye infection upon arrival at the shelter – it was too infected to save – so we saved him by removing his eye. It doesn’t slow him down one bit. And now this full-spirited kitty has a loving family to call home – if he doesn’t stay in his cozy pocketbook.