UPDATE: These puppies are not a month older — 12 weeks instead of eight. Soon they will lose their adorable puppy-ness and be less likely to get adopted. But the shelter is not allowing rescue to pull them. Please share so that they get adopted!
Playful perky puppies. Who doesn’t love them? Marco and Polo are babies — only eight weeks old. Like most puppies they are energetic and ready for any game. They really need to be out of the shelter as puppies at that age are not vaccinated and are susceptible to all kinds of bad doggie diseases, parvo being just one of them.
They are Chihuahua mixes so they will be on the small side when fully grown. They are ready for homes and lots of training!
A volunteer wrote:
They have “crazy puppy energy. They play-nip and scratch so they need some manners. They are happy, playful, and friendly.”
- Facebook thread
- Adopt-a-Pet page
- Impound# 01661 and 01662 kennel AC18
- Address: 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Phone: (559) 675-7891
While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.”
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, write the Madera County Board Chairman, David Rogers at 200 W. 4th St., Madera, CA 93637 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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