Friday, December 28, 2012

BADRAP's year end report and two holiday miracles

How does time fly so quickly? We've been so immersed in daily dog details that we had to look to our facebook timeline (!) for help lining up the events of 2012 into a year end report, linked below. It was a very good year!

After we launched the report, we got a holiday miracle. One of our oldest foster dogs (said to be 15, but who really knows) found his forever home. Jimmy. I used to worry about him a lot because he was so aloof when he came to us, but the clouds have lifted. Lookit him now.

And just when we thought we couldn't smile any wider, BR Rep Letti de Little picked up an urgent message from two West Oakland residents she'd been in contact with. They wanted their dogs fixed asap and could we please help? A good day by most standards, but in this case, the male was a well liked stud dog who has impregnated untold numbers of females in his community. We're told that kids bring their dogs to him for the 'favor.' Imagine that.

The other dog in need was his pregnant daughter, and gosh, could we please hurry because her owner knows from experience how hard it is to find good homes for pups in this economy. So do we...We absorbed the end of one of Zeus' summer litters and are still working to place the last pup (Magpie).

Thanks to the quick response of VCA Bay Area Pet Hospital and our fantastic donors, this West Oakland neighborhood will have far fewer unwanted puppies to absorb in 2013. And Zeus' people have just become advocates for neutering and for enjoying life with a lovely ex-gigolo.

Jimmy at home, and two well timed spay/neuter surgeries. Those two bits of happy lead us to believe that the new year is going to be a very very good year. Wishing you much joy as we all march forward.

BADRAP 2012 Year End Report

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Ratty Santa - Toy drive for West Oakland kids & dogs

This holiday, we're teaming up with big hearted motorcycle club East Bay Rats to bring Santa to dog lovers in the under-served neighborhood of West Oakland. 

Ratty Santa will be taking photos with neighborhood kids and their dogs, and distributing goodies to both the two-leggeds and the four-leggeds.

Help, Please

Please help us gather up new toys for both the kids and the dogs. If you live in the SF bay area, we'll be collecting items during our class:

Sunday, December 9 from 11:30-12:30
and again during our 
Open House Adoptathon, 12/16 from 11am-1pm

Location for Sunday New Toy drop off:  During Pit Ed Class (only) in the fenced in parking lot, directly across from Berkeley's new city shelter. Go to One Bolivar Drive and look over towards the water. Dozens of pit bulls and smiling people. You can't miss it. 

If you're unable to make this drop off location, please contact us and we'll figure something out. Contact: Toy Drive  Or, to donate a monetary gift to help us buy vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for this neighborhood, it will be well-used. Donate

Thanks for the help. We had a great time providing vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries to dog owners in this under-served neighborhood last summer, so we're really looking forward to this event.

Adoption Open House, Sunday December 16 info below. Please join us for some good gab, great looking dogs and yet more reasons why we love the east bay so much. Event info on Facebook