Four months with Finney. He’s adopted!

Finney finds a home.

On March 20, 2016, I picked up small, scared, neglected dog from the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA to foster. He’d been picked up by animal control and no one came to claim him. Thank goodness. He was a mess.  I thought I’d have him for a few weeks before he was ready for adoption. During the first week, he barely moved. I carried him to the yard, to the couch, to eat and to bed. Slowly, he timidly began walking around the house. In a month, he was trotting. It was Patty the poodle who sent him running, toward her. She lives next door, and he fell in love. Patty gave him a purpose, and he learned to walk on a leash so he could to follow her. He became more outgoing with her and her two siblings. He learned to ride in a car, went on his first hike, had a party for his dog friends and began playing with a ball.

In the next few months, he learned to ride in a car, went on his first hike, got a professional grooming, had a dog party and began playing with a ball. Silent for more than a month, he eventually found his bark. At first, it was a small puppy bark, and then it became a full-fledged tough dog bark.As his confidence grew, so did his cuteness. Sometimes he looked like a lamb, a polar bear cub or a wind-up stuffed animal. On Friday, August 28, Finney went to his forever home with Lori and Mike Cox where he will have a playmate,

On Friday, Aug. 28, Finney went to his forever home with Lori and Mike Cox where he will have a playmate, Maggie and lots of love. It is rewarding to help a traumatized dog heal and find happiness. As hard as it is to let them go, I know he is in good hands.








Foster dog Finney’s intake photo.

Finney was a sad pup his first days, but slowly he emerged from whatever had shaken him.
He learned to ride in the car.

He went hiking and dipped his paws in a mountain stream.

He was professionally groomed and was mistaken for a lamb.
He met a girl. Patty the poodle lived next door and sent his head spinning. He followed her around like a lovestruck teenager.
He was a good sport about getting a bath. He liked to keep his coat pearly white to impress Patty.
He made more friends and had a dog party! He invited only small white or tan dogs.
He discovered balls.
He became a master ball chaser and so delightful to watch.
Finney’s new family, Lori and Mike Cox, took him home on Friday, July 28, 2016. He’ll have a dog sister, Maggie, a Jack Russell Terrier, and they will be playing ball day in and day out. I’m sure he will make their hearts grow.

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Meet the new cute crew at the Sacramento city shelter looking for new laps to curl up in.  To see all the dogs that are available for adoption visit their website  –

Skedadle, Monte, Brianna, Romeo, Toby, Phyllis Dill, Matisse, Lt. Worf, and Coco are the latest fur set to land in the city shelter.  From little dogs to senior dogs, this group is extra special.  Sweet, silly, sad and gentle.  It’s makes one want to scoop them all up and bring them home.

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Are you thinking of adoption?  Meet Jelly Bean and Grommet, Maya and Bo, Sully and Roxy, some of the 63 dogs available for adoption right now at Sacramento’s city shelter on Front St. –

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Penny  and Jelly Bean

Grommet and Buddy

Maya and Artie

Jared and Bo

Missy and Kinko

Sully and Roxy


Dachshund mix puppies that are too cute for words.  Beautiful Ruby the Husky who is looking for someone to handle all her huskiness.  Hershey the chocolate brown chihuahua who is pure sweetness.   Jackie the terrier who is so smart and funny.  Bandit the year-old American Staffordshire terrier who despite being large wants to sit in your lap.  And Mick Jagger, the dancing chihuahua, who has more personality than you would think fits in that little body.  These are a few of the new adoptables dogs at the Sacramento city shelter at 2127 Front St.

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Skittles the chihuahua is sad.  Her unemployed mom moved away from Sacramento, into an apartment that doesn’t allow pets.  Skittles was a pampered dog, whose owner doted on her. Lots of lap time, slept in the bed, tummy rubs.  Tug toys, chew toys, and chicken strip treats.  Described as practically the perfect dog – loving, affectionate, likes kids, sometimes shy, housebroken, thinks your beautiful, etc.  Skittles is looking for a new home that will love her forever.  She doesn’t understand how everything went from perfect to homeless at the Sacramento city shelter –

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