Have you heard? There’s a dog shortage at shelters and rescues right now. We’ve been hearing it from everyone, and experiencing it firsthand here at our adoption center. And it’s not just local — it’s happening throughout California and much of the rest of the country.
This unprecedented “dog drought” is likely related to COVID. Since more people are working or quarantining at home, they have more time to spend with their pets and aren’t giving them up. This is, of course, a great thing.
It’s not so great, however, for those who are seeking to adopt a new canine companion. We’re receiving inquiries from all over the state whenever we post an available dog. People committed to the “adopt, don’t shop” philosophy (and those are our kind of folks!) are now willing to travel quite a distance to add a dog to the family.
The bottom line? Yes, there are still dogs out there who need a wonderful home, but it will take time and patience on the part of the potential adopter to find one.
We share many of our available pups on social media, and if something catches your eye, we encourage you to make an appointment with us quickly and not delay. And for now, we’re going to savor this low-dog-intake period for however long it lasts. Having fewer dogs in need is a beautiful thing. ❤️🐾