• It’s Your Legacy. Let It Save Lives.

    It’s Your Legacy. Let It Save Lives.

    Leave a legacy of love for pets in need with these tax-smart giving tools.  One of the Easiest Gifts to Make A bequest allows you to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy to transform the lives of pets and the …

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  • Thank You for Adopting a Dog from Joybound!

    Thank You for Adopting a Dog from Joybound!

    Congratulations on your new family member! Bringing a new dog into your home – and your life – is a big commitment with many benefits and joys. We are thrilled you have decided to take this step. Starting your relationship …

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  • Don’t Let Your Pet Eat These Things!

    Don’t Let Your Pet Eat These Things!

    While our pets are pretty resilient, there is a surprisingly large number of common foods and plants that are toxic for our furry friends! If you catch your pet in the act of eating anything on this list, please contact your …

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  • What to Know About Mystery Dog Illness

    What to Know About Mystery Dog Illness

    Last Updated on November 30, 2023 Dogs in at least 14 states have contracted a mysterious respiratory illness, and the number of cases in California appears to be growing. The illness’s cause has yet to be identified and it does …

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  • Summer Pet Tips

    Summer Pet Tips

    Keep Cool When Temperatures Soar As temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that our pets are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses and discomfort than we may realize. Cats and dogs don’t regulate their body temperature as efficiently as we do, …

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  • Christmas (and Winter Holiday) Pet Safety

    Christmas (and Winter Holiday) Pet Safety

    Stay Safe this Holiday Season Cold Weather Tips If you are lucky to live in the Bay Area, most of your weather is manageable for your pets. However, there are a few points throughout the year that you may need …

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  • Cold Weather Pet Safety

    Cold Weather Pet Safety

    Keep Your Pets Safe All Winter Long Creating Emergency Confinement If your pet is used to spending the majority of time outdoors but the weather will make it unsafe to do so, consider creating an indoor space. You can get …

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  • Thanksgiving Pet Safety

    Thanksgiving Pet Safety

    Stay Safe this Thanksgiving Be Careful with Food Keep your feast to yourself! Common holiday foods including garlic, onions, raisins, grapes and chocolate often prove fatal for pets. Even that turkey skin they beg for can lead to pancreatitis in …

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  • Halloween Pet Safety

    Halloween Pet Safety

    Safely Celebrate Halloween Keep Candy Out of Reach Chocolate! Xylitol! Raisins! Candy may be delicious for humans, but poisonous for our four-legged friends. Keep candy bowls somewhere out of pets’ reach. A trip to the emergency vet would certainly put …

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  • Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Keep Cool When Temperatures Soar 1) Hydration is Key While out and about with your pet, always carry a bowl and fresh water with you so your pet can stay hydrated on the go. You can even purchase a handy …

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  • What Happens After Foster Animals Return to the Shelter?

    What Happens After Foster Animals Return to the Shelter?

    Clinic Department Before going up for adoption, the shelter guest needs to be spayed/neutered, have any other surgery that may be necessary to do in a shelter setting, be microchipped (if not already done), ears checked, clip their nails, and …

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  • Starting a Rescue Organization

    Starting a Rescue Organization

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – margaret Mead Big Picture Questions In the beginning, rescuers should stick to smaller, manageable tasks. Understanding that …

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