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HSSV Seeks a Special Home and Financial Aid for Max
Max would most likey do best in a home where he is the only dog so his family can spoil him. After being neglected for so long, he wants nothing more than to crawl in your lap. If you cannot offer your home for Max, please consider sponsoring him with a financial gift or perhaps consider helping in some other way (such as a donation of prescription food). For more details on what Max might need or what HSSV will financially need to help Max and others like him, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to put your name on a list of people who are willing to help with hospice for our animals in the future, click here to sign up.
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Don’t Miss Our Summer Music & Wine Festival!
Bring your family and pets for a relaxing afternoon at Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) on Sunday, August 1 from 1:00-6:00 PM for fun, FREE entertainment!
Enjoy live music from one of the Bay Area’s favorite bands: The Joe Sharino Band. Marvel at dog agility & flyball demonstrations and bring your four-legged friend to visit our members-only dog parks. Meet Abbie, the surfing dog, a former HSSV alumni who’s now showing off her hang ten moves in the movie “Marmaduke"!
Become an HSSV “Patron for the Day” for $20 to join in wine and beer tasting, tasty finger foods and receive special HSSV discounts. Take advantage of special giveaways and coupons for pet-related products. Learn more about our Animal Community Center services such as boarding, grooming, doggie daycare, training and more. And, visit all of our adorable cats, dogs and rabbits in our adoption galleria!
The day’s events:
HSSV’s Summer Music and Wine Festival is presented by the PETCO Foundation and PETCO. Abbie the surfing dog’s appearance is sponsored by Heavenly Greens and Doubltree Hotel, San Jose. Wine and beer tasting is provided by the following: Big Dog Vineyards, Canine Wines, Jason-Stephens Winery, Joseph George Fine Wines, Mutt Lynch Winery, Tied House Brewery, and Varner Wines.
HSSV Helps Special Needs Cat Find Loving Home
Flynn, a handsome 5-year-old tuxedo kitty, was surrendered to HSSV by his owner when her visa expired and she had to return to her homeland. Flynn’s owner was worried that Flynn wouldn’t thrive during the six-month mandatory quarantine period due to his special needs. She contacted HSSV to see if we would consider taking Flynn in. Born to a mother cat who was malnutritioned and suffering from distemper, Flynn suffered from a neurological disorder that made it difficult for him to walk, jump or climb.
But, Flynn was highly functional, compensating for his lack of balance and dexterity through sheer determination. He was also a loving and affectionate cat always wanting to sit close to people and purred loudly. He loved being brushed and would play with his toys.
After our medical and behavior teams evaluated Flynn, we knew we had to help him find a new home. All Flynn needed was patient and gentle handling and an owner who understood his condition. A few weeks later, a woman who came in looking to adopt a dog, saw Flynn. After hearing about his medical condition, she didn't want to meet anyone else. She said that she too shakes and felt that she and Flynn would get along great. Today, Flynn has settled in nicely and is giving and receiving lots of love.
Why You Should Have a Family Veterinarian
As soon as you acquire a pet, you should develop a relationship with a veterinarian so that you have a family vet. Even though pets adopted from HSSV may be fully vaccinated and checked by our staff veterinarians, you should have your vet examine your new pet within one to two weeks of bringing him home. This allows your vet to be introduced to your new family member and to establish a baseline by which to compare should your pet develop any problems. Your vet can also serve as a resource to provide advice about feeding, grooming, training, etc. It's also advisable to have a relationship with a veterinarian that you trust before a problem develops and you find you must go to the first veterinarian you can get in to see.
Use your pet's first visit to the vet as an opportunity to determine if that vet meets your and your pet's needs. If you do this while your pet is healthy, you won't feel pressured to go back to that vet if you or your pet doesn't feel comfortable.
Your pets should have an annual exam with your family vet, while older pets may require twice yearly exams, even if you don't sense any problems or health issues. By seeing your pet annually, your family vet may be able to detect problems in the very early stages providing a diagnosis and treatment that may be minor versus waiting until a problem is so advanced that the cost for diagnosis and treatment becomes a burden.
Calling All Artists and T-Shirt Lovers!
Contest submissions are due by Wednesday, July 21. T-shirt theme: “Man’s Best Friends” Pets play a significant role in our lives. Whether our pet provides special bonding moments in our day, or make our lives easier, pet owners adore their companion. Show us why pets are “Man’s Best Friends.” For design specifications and submissions, visit Goodjoe’s website!
UPCOMING EVENTS & SEMINARS
Humane Society Silicon Valley Presents: How Dogs Learn and How Best to Train Them: The "Secrets" of Trainers Seminar
Humane Society Silicon Valley Presents: Pit Bulls 101
Taught by Our Pack Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
RSVP here to let us know you will be attending!
Humane Society Silicon Valley Presents: Introduction to Animal Reiki
when Lean D’Ambrosio, Reiki and Animal Reiki Master/Teacher and Founder
of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association will introduce you to the
system of Reiki. This class is for all animal lovers who are
interested in learning about how Reiki can not only help deepen their
relationship with the animals in their lives but also promote healing
on physical and emotional levels. To learn more and register for this seminar, visit our events calendar.
Two Exciting Seminars, One Great Weekend at HSSV Co-Hosted with Positively Trained and the South Bay Trainers!
Many people learn how to train their dogs for show by trial and error—emphasis on “error.” Much of the information about show-dog training is learned through ringside observation and word-of-mouth from experienced exhibitor to novice. The results are mixed—some things work well, others don't—and you may not know why. On Saturday, Vicki will show you how to apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show-dog handler or dog-training instructor, you will enjoy learning how to work with humans and dogs as partners and how to get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement without punishment. To register for this seminar, visit our events calendar.
Reactive Rover with Kim Moeller
Visit Positively Trained's website for more information about these two seminars.
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Two Paws Up!
Not everyone wants to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon but who doesn’t want to help find loving homes for rescued pets? Two Paws Up! to A.J. Singh of Lil’ Chick Pet Sitters for combining two of her passions — hiking and pets — to raise funds for Humane Society Silicon Valley and The Rabbit Haven.
Two Paws Up! to Beshoff Infiniti and Brian Aghajani for raising over $1,300 for HSSV! For the second year in a row, Beshoff Infiniti chose HSSV as their charity of choice for their Performance Car Show fundraiser this June; thanks to their raffle and enthusiastic support, they nearly tripled their donation over last year! Thank you, Brian and Beshoff Infiniti!
Two Paws Up! to Hitachi Data Systems in Santa Clara for having a "Dog Days" Pet Fair one work day in June and donating $5,000 to HSSV! During the event, Hitachi employees could bring their dogs to work and compete in a "Best Dog Tickets" contest and a photo contest. HSSV volunteers brought four adoptable dogs, a cat and several kittens for employees to meet and potentially adopt. Thank you Hitachi for your generous donation and for making pets a part of your work day!