Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

A Day Well Spent…For Rescue Cats and Dogs…

Hiya Everybody! Savannah here…and happy Sunday!

You know my Dad and Mom spent all day yesterday volunteering for an event to help the rescue organization that saved me…the  Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS).

Pet Food Express, a local pet supply chain, has a great self serve doggie wash area in their stores, complete with soap and blow dryers!

Once a year, CCHS receives all proceeds from the doggie wash tokens sold at 9 stores located in our county. So, CCHS always has representatives at each of those stores to talk to customers about our organization and to show our appreciation for any contributions they may make, besides purchasing doggie wash tokens.

As you can imagine, this is a great fund raising opportunity for CCHS, who also runs the cat shelter where Mom and Dad found me, called Kitty Corner.

Pet Food Express has 43 stores located throughout  the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Carmel and Sacramento. Their corporate offices, Pet Food University, and distribution center are all located in Oakland, California.

Check out how cool their stores are!…oh, and that is just a plush doggie, not real…they do not sell any live animals, reptiles, etc. at their stores…

Pet Food Express displays all around the top of their stores huge pictures of rescued animals…it shows the animal’s name and the rescue group who saved them…

…not just dogs and cats either…isn’t the birdie yummy beautiful!…

…a good looking doggie and kitty…

…and check out this great doggie bath setup!!…

…the first doggie in yesterday morning, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, had a little problem so Mom did not get too close…the Ridgeback had been skunked the night before!!!!!…

…and this pretty Chow looked so poofy after her blow dry!…

..this big guy had a little bro’ waiting for him…a little Chihuahua…what a pair they make!…whoa, now you have to stay in there big boy!!!…

…be sure to get your doggie nice and sudsy!!…

…what a brave person…2 big black labs at once!!…

…smile nicely for Mom’s FLASH and CLICK!…

…the doggie above has two cute little girls for Guardians, and they were drying off his brother when they noticed Mom with her FLASH and CLICK…cute, huh?…

…Dad and Mom bought a treat for this cute doggie…yesterday was his GOT’CHA day!!!…he was getting his first bath by his new Mom and Dad before they took him home to meet his new brother!…Mom thinks he has lots of Berger Picard breed in him…very big floopy ears! He had just been rescued yesterday…

…and what luck!! Yesterday was also adoption day for kitties! These are some kitties brought in by another rescue group…

…look at this pretty gray pile of fur!  MOL…

…and this was my reward for having been such a good girl while Mom and Dad were out helping raise money to rescue more cats like me, and doggies too of course…

…a bit  more to the left Mom….

Mom and Dad said CCHS will receive $410 from the store where they worked yesterday…we still don’t know how much from the other 8 stores, but I will tell you once I know…

A great fund raising day for rescue cats and dogs…

Paw pats, Savannah

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38 thoughts on “A Day Well Spent…For Rescue Cats and Dogs…

  1. I also don’t understand why doggies need those baths either. Are their tongues broken?

  2. Excellent news! And isn’t it nice when we get a reward for being such nice kitties? Not that we do it for the reward, of course!

    That bird sure looks yummy… er… beautiful!

    And let me tell you something. I got skunked when I was still a kitten. Oh miss Savannah, it was horrible! I couldn’t get that awful smell off me, no matter how many times I bathed myself. And worse, my human took to giving me those awful things they call baths **shudder*

  3. Chancy and Mumsy on said:

    Sounds like the event was very successful. Big hugs to your mom and dad for helping and lots of hugs and nose kisses for you sweet Savannah…you did a good job blogging about what they did and the pictures are terrific!

  4. Well, at least they were off doing something useful not going to some ballgame like mine were. I got FURminated when they got home. So relaxing.

  5. Katie Isabella on said:

    Nice to meet you! xox

  6. Harroooo Savannah! What a great thing to do for the less fortunate pups and kittehs!
    We added a follow by email button to our bloggie like woo asked too! Play bows,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  7. Dorothy Abernathy on said:

    Hi Savannah! It sounds like you parents stay busy helping other furkids find a furever home. My mom sent you a few pictures to your email address like you ask. Let me know if you don’t get them.
    Purr to you,
    Mistletoe

  8. What a great event! Big hugs to your humans for doing something so wonderful to help out!

  9. What a pleasure to see this fabulous pics… Hurray for your mom&dad, they are so GREAT!!! And sorry for the poor skunked doggy, hope he smells like roses now :o)))

  10. YAY! That’s wonderful that your Mom and Dad helped out AND got lots of great photos to share too……….you were very patient to allow them to have a day to do so much good helping rescues AND the place where they adopted you from too!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  11. Hurray for your mum and dad and all the hard work!

  12. That’s so great! Our Jollyes pet store collects donations for our local rescue and rehousing centre but that’s about it unfortunately.
    Glad to hear you got plenty of attention when they got home 🙂

  13. Great idea to raise awareness! That doggie wash area was very posh 🙂 Of course we cats do not need such things being self-cleaning 😉

  14. mollieandalfie on said:

    What a great idea for fund raising 🙂 Those baths are great..Where we live we have a Pets at Home, they could do so much to help animals in this country..but I’ts the same old!!!
    Have a great Monday
    Hugs Mollie xxx Alf’s out nappin somewhere !! 🙂

  15. Ho ho ho – what an incredible day! Lovely photos of all the animals, even if some of them were rather soggy 😉 well done to Mom and Dad – that is going to be a rather stunning total. You’ll have forgotten about the abandonement in no time at all Miss S.

  16. spittythekitty on said:

    Well, my darling girl, I guess if the Humans are going to ‘bandon you, this was a pretty darn good reason for doing so.

    Can you BELIEVE how silly those poor doggies are, letting themselves get put into all that soap and water ::shudder::

    At least it looks like you gotted some good brushies, my sweet! XOXOXOXO

  17. That is awesome! I feel bad for the poor dog that got skunked!

  18. Sweet Purrfections on said:

    What a wonderful idea for fund raising.

  19. You should be proud of your mommy and daddy for helping out like that!
    We’re so glad you got your reward for spending the day all by yourself!

  20. What a great way to spend the day!

    Please give ’em some furry khysses fur me!

    Mom says she khan see the BP in that lukhky reskhued khanine!

    As fur the big and the small in siblings…there is a Dobie and Chihuahua pair on my walk route – khwite the sight!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  21. What a successful day! There are no dogs here (thank Cod) but I think the doggie bath place would be great if we had dogs!

    • oh yes, no doggies here either, thank COD! But they deserve being rescued too…and they don’t like get how to keep themselves as clean as we cats…’course we have always known they are ‘less evolved’…just sayin’…Savannah

  22. That was one terrific event Savannah, except for the water part!

    • oh yeah…totally NOT A CAT event!! But did ya see those precious kitties??? There was one poor 5 year old male ginger cat…no one even looked at him and he was drop dead gorgeous! If I wasn’t such an only cat, Dad would have had him home in a flash!!…sigh

  23. Great story. Great store. Great work!

  24. What a great idea?! Looks like the hoomans were kept busy! I just hope Mummy doesn’t get any ideas about us needing baths! 🙂

    Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy
    xxxx

  25. Wow – that is a good fund raiser and very successful it seems. I’ll bet your oomans were tired, but felt good that they could help save some kitties and woofies.

  26. That’s just fabulous! I love seeing what places come up with in order to make money for the babies.
    Love that doggy wash idea! I sure wish we had something like that here in Michigan.
    Kudos to you both for helping out and I am sure Savannah forgave you when you got home!

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