How to Open Your Heart and Home to a Pandemic Pet 

How to Open Your Heart and Home to a Pandemic Pet 

There haven’t been a lot of bright spots during the pandemic but the fact that more people are welcoming homeless pets into their home is something we can all celebrate! If you are thinking about adopting a new furry family member to keep you company in lockdown, there are a few basic tips and resources you should keep in mind. So, whether you plan on adopting one of the available pets from Pacific Pups Rescue or another rescue, here’s what you need to know. 

 

Let’s Start By Getting Your Home Ready 

 

When you bring your buddy home for the first night, the last thing you want is for him to escape or swallow something dangerous. So spend some time preparing your home for the new pet. 

 

  • You’ll need some pet basics at home, like safe spots to rest and eat. 
  • Finding a pro to help to put up a fence can also keep your pet protected. 
  • Your pup might also appreciate having a little relaxation space of his own. 
  • Just be sure to remove any potential hazards, including plants and candies. 

 

Now It’s Time to Go Shopping for Supplies 

 

With your home organized and a safe space set up for your new furkid, you can move on to picking out a few essentials to keep him healthy and comfortable. 

 

 

Not Ready to Adopt? Foster Instead! 

 

We’ll be the first to tell you that getting a pet is a lifetime commitment. But if you’re not up for commitment just yet, you can still help pets during the pandemic by fostering! 

 

 

If you need a little more love and joy in your lockdown life, consider adopting a new dog or cat! The resources above will help you prepare for your new furry family member, but also know that you can foster if you’re not ready to commit. Either way, you’ll be helping a homeless animal! 

 

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Article by: Aurora James

PPR and the Pandemic! (What we’ve been up to)

Hello!

  Its been awhile since we posted a blog, and we wanted to update you all on what we’ve been up to at PPR!

  Since the pandemic started, we have been busy rescuing over 100 dogs and cats! We have had so many people step forward wanting to help with fostering, which has been the silver lining in all of this. All of the new pups and kitties have certainly kept us very busy!

Of course, with all of these dogs and cats came very hefty vet bills, and we’ve had so many generous donors throughout all of this, as well as relied on the sales of our dog toy line, Pacific Pups Products. 

We’ve adopted out record numbers of dogs and cats, all to great homes. Even a lot of our longest residents found their forever homes! 

We just started back up filming with the Hallmark channel again. We are grateful to be back showcasing our adoptable dogs on Home & Family – you may have seen Chiquito and King featured on recent episodes: 

Chiquito’s Hallmark Debut!

King’s Hallmark Debut!

We have also released 2 new lines of our Pacific Pups Products dog toys, which is what supports our rescue! 

You can check them out in these two Amazon links:

The largest dog rope toy on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dog+toys+for+aggressive+chewers+dog+rope+toy+for+large+dog&field-brand=PACIFIC%20PUPS%20PRODUCTS%20SUPPORTING%20PACIFICPUPRESCUE.COM&field-asin=B08C7F79JD

Our new, fun 18 pack: 

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dog+toys+for+aggressive+chewers+dog+rope+toy+for+small+dog+rope+chew+toy+puppy+chew+toy&field-brand=PACIFIC%20PUPS%20PRODUCTS%20SUPPORTING%20PACIFICPUPRESCUE.COM&field-asin=B0876PRL18

So thank you to everyone who has either adopted, fostered, donated and/or volunteered with us during all of this craziness – we couldn’t have rescued this many animals without you.

 

*We are still a long way from paying off our vet bills, so if you’d like to make a donation, you can do so in the Donate & Volunteer tab

Charity Dog Wash Success!

This past Saturday, July 14th at the Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies on Pico Blvd, we had our first charity dog wash! The wash began at 10am with a line of dogs waiting to get pampered in the new grooming facility. Over 15 dogs, large and small enjoyed getting washed and massaged in a spa like experience for $15. The experience included shampoo, conditioner, and a blow dry.

We are very grateful for the Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies for hosting the event as they donated all the proceeds to Pacific Pups Rescue! To make the event that much better, we had a few Pacific Pup Rescue alumni come in for a visit and a wash including Vika!

   

(Picture: Vika’s owner, Vika, Pacific Pup Rescue Founder Kiah)

The event was a great success, we can’t wait for the next one! For information on our next dog wash and adoption events, follow us on instagram @PacificPupsRescue

(Picture: A lucky dog getting the towel treatment as his owner captures the moment!)

(Picture: It got busy at times but our helpful volunteers did an amazing job!)