Riley is a seven year old neutered male toy poodle who was found as a stray emaciated and anemic from a severe flea infestation. His PCV ( packed red cell volume) had decreased so much he was on the verge of death. Luckily post blood transfusion his body was able to regain and retain newly created blood cells in an effort for his tiny body to thrive. Once he was stable then the treatment process began. Riley underwent complete shaving, eight foxtails were removed from his ears, infection in both ears were treated, an anal glad abscess repaired. He was blind but his ophthalmologist determined he was a candidate for costly cataract surgery and now Riley has vision again! (He will need eye drops to control dry eye life long) He becomes bonded very quickly and enjoys being held. He is very dominant and makes his presence known! Riley has a lot of affection to give and loves sleeping cuddled up on a pillow in bed! He loves to give kisses and fall asleep in ones lap! Doesn't mind cats and is currently working on house training now that he has vision! Riley is looking for a forever loving home!
We suggest a home with children over the age of 10 for this dog. This dog cannot be adopted out of state. Please see our home page for a list of our Saturday adoption sites. Every potential adopter is required to fill out an adoption application and the dog is placed in the home that would be most suitable for the dog. We do not place our dogs in homes with unfenced swimming pools. Generally we don't release the dogs at the adoption site that day except on occasion to former adopters. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please email FCIAanimalfund@yahoo.com or call 619-466-9137.
Who We AreThe FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Normally, they are under 20 lbs. Often they have medical problems, most of which can be reversed by our veterinarians. Our adoption fees range from $150 to $250, which covers spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, and some part of any medical expenses; not all are licensed and some are microchipped. We do not have a shelter and the dogs are in foster homes.
If you would like to make a donation, please mail donations to the address at the bottom of the page or click on the donate button to use Paypal.
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Come Visit Us!As we don't have a shelter, we will be posting when and where the remaining dogs can be seen.
3/8: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar 10:30-1:30
3/22: PET NUTRITION, 3840 Valley Centre Drive, Carmel Valley, 92130, 10:30 -1:30
4/5: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar 10:30-1:30
4/19: MUTTROPOLIS, 227 S Cedros Ave.,
Solana Beach, 92075, 10:30-1:30
5/3: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 10:30-1:30
5/17: PET NUTRITION, 3840 Valley Centre Drive, Carmel Valley, 92130, 10:30 -1:30
5/31: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Pkwy,
San Diego, 92131 (Scripps Ranch),10:30-1:30
6/14: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 10:30-1:30
6/28: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Pkwy,
San Diego, 92131 (Scripps Ranch),10:30-1:30
Please note that adoptions require applications be processed and approved by the board and the dogs are not available the same day the application is submitted.
FCIA was awarded $1,000 for being in the top 100 rescue groups out of 7500 from Petco.
For all of you out there who have adopted from us - THANK YOU! We know it is not easy going through our adoption process and appreciate you sticking with us.
With Your HelpWith the donations we have received, in 2011 we were able to:
1. Save about 300 shelter and shelter-related animals each year.
2. Medically treat 35 of our rescued dogs at the cost, after veterinary discounts, of up to $500 each; another 11 at $1,000 to $1,600 each.
3. Financially aid 161 families in claiming their impounded dogs (451 in the previous 13 years). Animal Control now offers an excellent low impound fee contingent upon neutering that most people can afford.
4. Help financially 47 shelter animals with surgeries and/or medical treatment to facilitate their being adopted by their respective rescue groups.
5. Pay 24 dog and cat shelter adoption fees for their respective rescue groups.
6. Financially help 75 families with veterinary care for their ill or injured pets to prevent being impounded by Animal Control.
Adopting a FriendOur dogs come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time, for any reason, an adoption does not work out, you have signed a contract requiring you to return the dog to the Foundation. Under no circumstances should the adopted dog be placed with a friend, relative, co-worker, humane society, animal control/pound or any other individual or organization. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal, however, is to find loving, lifetime homes.
Volunteering and DonationsAs our world becomes more violent and less humane, OUR JOB GETS TOUGHER AND MORE COSTLY. It takes longer these days to find adoptive parents who are willing to work with a neglected or abused dog, and who are willing to COMMIT FOR THE DOGS LIFE. WHAT A REWARD WHEN WE FIND THESE PEOPLE!!! We always can use VOLUNTEERS and donations! Foster homes are needed to give a dog hope of a better future. If you would like to become a foster home, you will be asked to care for a dog. We ask that you commit to fostering the animal until the pet has been adopted to prevent the dog from being passed around.
Special ThanksThe FCIA would also like to express gratitude to the PETCO Stores, PetsMart, Unleashed by Petco and Pet Nutrition Center for continuing to hold adoption events at their stores. Also, a special thank you to PETCO for their generous donation through their "Spring A Pet" and "Tree of Hope" campaigns and to PETSMART Charities. Thanks to Nature's Select for their donation of dog food. We would also like to acknowledge Ark Antiques, a charity for animals in La Jolla. They are a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to local animal charities and humane causes.
Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979
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