Animals have no say in their lives. It is who gets their hands on them first. They have no control if they are beat, neglected, bred, not trained. It is up to us, the human race to protect, serve and support them. And sadly some end up in the wrong hands. Only 15% of animals live in their original home they were first given. This statistic is scary to me. Dogs/cats are just being passed around like it doesn't matter.
Spaying and neutering is key! This stops overpopulation, puppy mills, and lets dogs live the lives they were intended for. To be happy, healthy and loved. Not bred over and over until they have nothing left to give or beat, neglected and broken down.
I hear so many times... I am giving them to family, friends. But what happens when they breed just like you did and give them to other people. You don't have control past the point you handing them off. All it takes is one wrong move. You will not know until it is too late! It is just not worth it. No money is worth destroying lives and giving them a miserable existance.
I have seen countless times dogs that do not know how to walk, that were kept in small spaces, soars that look like tumors from being in one spot on a hard ground. Dogs bred and thrown away once they don't produce enough offspring, decayed teeth, dying of breast cancer which can be avoided if the dog were spayed in time, dogs so unsocialized that pee and poop when touched, wild dogs, neglected. Kept in horrindous conditions.
There is not one benefit from being in heat to having a litter!! or not neutering a male.
Happy Paws Rescue is not just looking for good homes. We are looking for great, excellent homes. We are looking for homes:
The first step in adoption is to give us a call the day you are able to come and meet your potential new family member and take them home.
We update daily and the dog may be gone by the time you are able to come. We are on a volunteer basis so time can be tight and the volunteer is giving up their family time to meet with you, talk with you. Aside from their time taking care of the rescues as well.
We do however do not mind questions at all. We are happy you are asking.them. This shows that thought has been put into this process and we are very thankful for this.
After the call if all goes well in the telephone interview, we arrange a time to meet at the local pet store. Gaiser Pets. We however are do not work there. We just go their for adoptions at our arranged times.
Once there, a volunteer will meet with you, answer all your questions, go over our contract and policies. If both parties agree and you wish to adopt, you will fill out the contract. Be given copies of contract and vaccination record and you will recieve all information needed on your new family member.
We do ask for updates. We thoroughly enjoy getting updates, seeing our rescues and keeping in contact. We have some we have heard from for years. It is great! Our email is Happypawsrescue@comcast.net
Happy Paws Rescue is a non profit animal rescue. We rescue animals within Yuba and Sutter counties. We are a rescue founded in the year 2012 but we have rescued and have been involved with animals officially the last 8 years and technically our whole lives.
We rescue animals because we believe down to our core, our soul that animals matter! They are not disposable, they do have feelings and every life is worth saving, giving a second and sometimes third chance. Just being alive makes them matter. Thats it. It does not matter what breed. Every life counts.
Our rescues are placed in foster homes. What does this mean? It means that the rescues live in houses until they are adopted. We only can take in what we can care for properly and keep healthy. We cannot take in more than we can handle.
We will never euthanize unless it was a last resort. And believe me it has to be pretty bad before we would ever consider this. We only can take in when there is an open space/room and when someone is adopted we will take the next in line.
We promise them when they come into our care that their lives are going to change. We will make sure the best we can that they will live long, healthy life. I always say to them when they are surrendered..."Don't worry, they did you a favor, I will get you a home that cares, who will love you and never leave you behind".
We officially started years ago when we lost our cat and literally scoured the city looking for hours, weeks, months and even wonder about our Lady Bug today. She went missing. We put up flyers, walked neighborhoods, drove for countless hours even into the next counties. I just wanted her back. We never found her but saved about a dozen cats in the process. Kittens trapped in a school gutter, a kitten out in the Sutter Buttes Wildlife refuge etc.
Then we started bottle feeding kittens. There is a great need. So many are motherless every season, even today. Well through the years it snowballed. We trickled into dogs and here we are today. Our first rescues were Eva and Elvis two little Chi/Dach's. I will always remember them.
I wouldn't trade rescuing for the world. It is a lot of heartaches, headaches and work but very rewarding to see these lives come from nothing and end up with everything. It is amazing...seeing their lives transformed and teaching us humans lessons along the way.
Never let them break your spirit.
We are foster based rescue and meet by appointment only. We meet daily between the hours of 10 am and 7pm. Sometimes later can be arranged if this is the only time you can make it but we try and stick between those hours.
WE DO NOT SHIP! We do not mind out of county adoptions or state adoptions and have even adopted to Canada but we will not ship them. We do not mind you flying out but we have to meet the new families and we are not comfortable sending our rescues off without this meet and greet and our contract. And we want someone with them looking out for them on a flight. They are just simply luggage to airlines.They are not looked after like an owner would.
NO Major holidays!
We however meet around our work schedules from our daily jobs. So please do not just come down. Please call in advance and we will arrange a time to meet with you.
The address we meet by appointment only is Gaiser Pets 714 Plumas Street. Yuba City, CA 95991.
This is also a great place for all your pets needs.And you get 20%off everything in the store except the food. This is a great deal. They have comparitive pricing to most stores so this saves you money.
They also have all your pets needs. They have a great supply of fish, birds and any type of reptile supplies you will need. Not to mention a caring, helpful staff that will help you with all your questions and purchases.