Usually surrenders and adoptions slow down during the summer, but this season was an exception. We had an intake of 11 dogs and 12 adoptions. We are excited that Max, Sheldon, Sky, Fudge, Maya, Luke, Danny, Milan, Mike, Marseille, Milan and Cisco found their forever homes. Each dog touches the hearts of our dog volunteers and we are thrilled when families welcome our dogs into their hearts and their homes.
Our dogs are usually adopted within three weeks on average but some dogs just take a little longer to find that special home. Some dogs have special needs so our adoption coordinators have to ensure that the right home is found for these dogs. Sky’s life did not start off very well as he spent most of his first year of life in a small cage, covered in ants before being rescued and coming to EHS. He had the added challenge of a visual impairment, which meant he’d have to wait just a little bit longer to find his forever family. After three months Sky found a great home! We are also thrilled for Mike our northern dog who found a home after being with us for three months and Cisco has a full time job at a veterinary clinic.
At EHS, we make sure each dog receives plenty of physical and mental exercise daily. Each dog goes for a minimum of three walks a day through our neighbourhood, receives additional play times with our coordinators and BART training teams and lots of cuddle time and one-on-one interaction with our dog volunteers. We have kiddie pools in the yard for the dogs to play in during the hot weather and they enjoy spending time in the yard playing fetch (snowballs in the winter) or sitting at the feet of our volunteers and enjoying just being with our volunteers. The remaining time is spent training our dogs on basic commands and socializing our dogs.
Check out our website for dogs that are available and spread the word!