Thank you to everyone who has given to our fundraiser in support of our Emergency Medical Fund. We are so very grateful for your generosity and kindness.
Unfortunately, the sad reality of Parvo is that not every puppy survives the virus. We are heartbroken to share that despite our very best efforts, two little puppies have sadly crossed the rainbow bridge. 💔 While we mourn their loss, we also find solace in the 15 puppies who completed treatment and are getting stronger every day.
Now these surviving puppies need foster homes where they can continue their recovery for two weeks while they are still “shedding” the virus (but no longer showing symptoms of illness). During this time, they act like normal puppies. This would be a wonderful and lifesaving opportunity for those who generally foster cats and are not interested in fostering puppies. If you decide to foster a post-parvo puppy, you can only foster post-parvo puppies for up to one year (due to the virus potentially living in the home). But don’t worry; in the meantime, you can foster cats, kittens, and most adult dogs during this time.
Parvo is, unfortunately, a big part of shelter life, and we are almost ALWAYS in need of post-parvo fosters. You will have many opportunities to foster puppies, and you will be helping out the shelter greatly. Parvo is also NOT a concern for cats, so if you have healthy cats at home, there is no need to worry about Parvo affecting them.
If you can foster a post-parvo puppy, please sign up here, and our foster coordinator will be in touch with the next steps.
We are continuously raising funds to ensure that when parvo breaks, we’ll have the resources necessary to give infected puppies a fighting chance. You are their lifeline, and we could not do this without you. These treatments are expensive, and they can be quite extensive. Thank you so much for all your love and support!