Pixel Tracker

Friday, March 22 , 2019, 7:50 am | Fair 44º

 
 
 
 
Pets

Santa Barbara Animal Services Seeking Spring Break Destinations for Shelter Dogs

Santa Barbara County Animal Services wants the dogs in their care to enjoy spring break this year outside the shelter. The Santa Barbara shelter is looking for temporary foster homes to host a shelter dog for two to seven days the week of March 25 to April 2.

Foster homes will be matched with a dog of appropriate size and sent home with everything needed to make their vacationing pooch comfortable, including some exciting free samples and toys courtesy of Lemos Pet Supply.

“We had so much fun in December with our Santa’s Slumber Party, and so many people have been asking when we are going to do this again,” said Jeanne Saadi, the community outreach coordinator for the Santa Barbara shelter. “We felt Spring Break would be the perfect time to give our dogs another vacation away from the shelter.” 

Families can take the dogs to the beach, hiking, out to dog-friendly restaurants or just spend some quality time at home with lots of love and attention.

Saadi said that this type of program gives staff and volunteers valuable information about how each dog acts in a home environment that they just don’t get to see at the shelter.

“The dogs not only get a change of scenery and a lot of personal attention but they come back with more details that could help get the dogs adopted even faster,” she said.

If you would like to give a shelter pet a spring break, contact Jeanne Saadi at the Santa Barbara shelter at 805.681.4332 to be matched with a shelter dog.

— Susan Klein-Rothschild is the public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Health Department.

Support Noozhawk Today!

Our professional journalists work tirelessly to report on local news so you can be more informed and engaged in your community. This quality, local reporting is free for you to read and share, but it's not free to produce.

You count on us to deliver timely, relevant local news, 24/7. Can we count on you to invest in our newsroom and help secure its future?

We provide special member benefits to show how much we appreciate your support.

Email
I would like give...
Great! You're joining as a Red-Tailed Hawk!
  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Dianne and Brianna Johnson
Dianne and Brianna Johnson
"We are committed to making our clients feel special by providing the concierge level service they deserve."

Full Profile >

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >