CAPE works with open-door shelters to help alleviate overcrowding by finding placement for animals with special needs or medical issues. Dogs with medical issues often have a difficult time getting adopted, so the medical wards at shelters can get full very quickly. During one of CAPE's visits to a local shelter, we met this tiny chihuahua in their medical ward. She was brought in as a stray with head trauma. She was very nervous but allowed us to check her body carefully for other injuries.
With time and TLC, we felt she would be able to make a full recovery. So, snuggled up in the lap of one of the CAPE staff, we took her to Muttopia, our safe space for dogs which we co-created in 2016 with Compassion Without Borders. The wonderful staff at Muttopia quickly placed her into a loving foster home where she could heal in comfort. After a few months, Elle Woods was adopted and now lives a life filled with comfort, playtime, and so much love.
This little dog was found lost and scared on the streets of Sacramento with no identification or microchip. She was taken to a shelter and waited and waited for her family to find her - but no one ever came. She was terrified in the shelter, so CAPE took her and placed her in a loving foster home.
Once safely in a foster home, we named her Ivy. Ivy was fearful at first and reacted by excessively barking at people and other animals. She needed to build trust and confidence, and thanks to a wonderful, professional behaviorist to guide Ivy and her foster family, her behavior issues were sorted out. Watch this video and Ivy will tell you all about the next chapter of her journey.
Meet Shag! He is a cute, scruffy, 1 to 2 year old terrier mix who is playful and spunky. Shag would do great in a home with an active family with older kids and a big yard. Another dog to play with would be a plus for him as he will need daily exercise. Shag weighs in at about 40 lbs.
Shag was at a local shelter that is currently on lockdown. It was not a good place for a young energetic pup to be so CAPE took him in and placed him in one of our foster homes.
If you are interested in adopting Shag, please fill out an application here!
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