Hi there, friends!
With our second real edition of WAAG, I bring you some updates on what’s new at the kennel, pictures of our longest residents, special thanks, tips for the holiday season, and more!
Kennel Related News:
Previous Resident News
Tips for the Holidays:
(from left to right at the top of the blog)
Bella, Kennel #18
Ariel, Kennel #13
Lita, Kennel #16 LONGEST RESIDENT
Thank you so much for reading this week’s edition of WAAG, and we look forward to seeing you TODAY (Saturday) from 10am-4:30pm at the Lorain County Dog Kennel. Volunteers will be on hand to walk the dogs and get them some exercize and much needed exposure!
They are waiting for YOU...
Here we go!
With our first real edition of WAAG, I bring you some updates on what’s been going on at the kennel, updates on some of our longest residents, tips for winter pet care, and our latest “Top 3.”
Kennel Related News:
•We are running extremely low on food. LCDK typically feeds the green bag Purina (Dog Chow Complete.) If you go to our Amazon wishlist, it should be available for order with direct delivery to the kennel.
•As of right now (7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 29th), we have 13 open large dog cages with 3 more opening up tomorrow as dogs leave to be spayed/ neutered and off to their forever homes. We all know this can change in a heartbeat, so please continue to share our posts of the current residents so that families (past and future) can find them and bring them home.
•We’d like to quickly remind you that we, as volunteers/ staff/ everyone involved URGE YOU to do a meet and greet with everyone in your family AND consider your lifestyle, work situations, etc. in your life before committing to taking home a dog. Adoption is for LIFE. Our dogs are relying on you to take responsibility and love them unconditionally forever.
•We’d like to welcome new volunteer, Emily, to our crew. We appreciate your time spent with the pups, and Darla looks wonderful after her bath. So - thank you!
Previous Longest Resident News:
•Preston, one of the longer residents with barrier issues and horrible skin, has just been rescued by Pinelope Animal Rescue. Special thank you to the rescue for taking a chance on him and to Moose’s mission for donating comfort items as he traveled from the kennel into rescue. We could still use your help though, followers! Preston has a double ear infection, Entropion in both eyes (which requires surgery) and will need special food due to his skin allergies. Remember that he was here for quite some time and was getting desperate for help. This rescue has taken him on - but could really use your donations.
If you are able to help and inclined to do so - please do - it would really be appreciated. You can donate via PayPal or mail a check directly to Pinealope Animal Rescue at:
P.O. Box 366 Ravenna, OH 44266 https://www.paypal.me/pinealope
•Congrats to Roger, a sweet boy with the most beautiful eyes, on his adoption! Happy tails, sweets!!
•Not one of our longer residents, but still happy to note: Huge thank you for Nancy and Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, Inc. for rescuing Milton (aka Fuzzy), a senior mix breed with health issues. He is so deserving of the wonderful care we know he will get with you!
Tips for Winter Care:
•Avoid contact between road salt and your dogs’ paws as much as possible. Rinse paws immediately following contact with salt, and trim fur between paw pads to deter ice build up.
•Keep pets safely away from fireplaces, heaters, etc.
•Lazier days are ahead. Be sure to adjust your dogs’ food plans, if needed. Note that your dog may not be as physically active as the weather changes and your walks get shorter.
•As always, keep your dogs contained so they don’t end up in danger. We always hear people say, “but my dog doesn’t usually run away,” as they are picking them up from the kennel. IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE AT ANYTIME. Get your dogs’ licenses updated, microchips updated, and keep all info current to ensure a warden or police officer can get a hold of you if they find your dogs.
(From Left to Right)
Darla, Kennel 3
Lita, Kennel 16
Nella, Kennel 6
**pictures attach on top of blog post on some devices**
Have a wonderful rest of the week, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow or Saturday to visit our resident dogs from 10-4:30. They are waiting on YOU....
3, 2, 1... LAUNCH!
Welcome to the Volunteers of Lorain County Dog Kennel website!
We are excited to bring you yet another facet of our networking toolbox. This will NOT replace the ever-growing and well-established Facebook page, but this is another entity to give our followers even more access to resources, information, and so much more!
From giving you daily updates - to providing a clear and concise list of our current residents - to writing “WAAG” posts in our new blog right here, we hope you are excited as we are!
Follow us on Facebook? Great! This will be a lot of the same information, and we will post links from this site to our newsfeed, too. Not on Facebook? That’s ok! This is a fabulous way to stay connected without having to create a log in!
We can’t wait to see this site grow, but for the time being, please excuse our emptiness as we continue to add some much needed content! Not seeing what you want? Let us know how we can help in the survey posted. We want this to be an accessible way for you to be a part of everything LCDK!
The volunteers value your support, and we love the pictures you have been sending us of you wearing your fall LCDK gear. Don’t forget to tag us on social media, as well as adding that #TeamLCDK hashtag to your post!
WAAG posts will typically include a recap of the week prior, a glance at what is to come, and updates on events, etc. Be sure to check back next week!
As always, here are your "top 3" adoptable dogs of the week.
From left to right:
Preston, Kennel #18
Roger, Kennel #7
Leilani, Kennel #2