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October 2016
Maddie the Reading Rover
Adopted Dog Becomes Reading Partner for Kids
Maddie, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, was 2-years-old when she first came to Foothills Animal Shelter during the summer of 2014. Maddie was adopted almost immediately, but was returned just a week later when her family couldn't care for her. This would turn out to be the best thing that would happen to Maddie.

Around the same time, Pat P. and his wife decided to visit Foothills Animal Shelter after their previous pet passed away. They were still sad over their loss, but they were ready to find a new animal to love. They found that in Maddie.

Maddie's life now consists of lots of trips, wearing fun outfits and getting spoiled. Maddie has also become a certified therapy dog and spends a few days per month participating in the PAWS for Reading Program through the Arvada Public Library. Sponsored by Jefferson County Public Library, Maddie helps children develop their reading skills by letting them read to her. Dogs like Maddie are excellent reading companions because of their relaxed, loving and non-judgmental nature.

Saying Goodbye to Our Executive Director
Jennifer Strickland Leaving After 8.5 Years at the Shelter
We are sad to announce the departure of Jennifer Strickland, who served as the Shelter's Executive Director for the past year.

Jenn has been dedicated to the people and animals of Foothills Animal Shelter for the past 8.5 years. Before accepting the Executive Director position, Jennifer oversaw the fundraising, public relations and media relations of Foothills Animal Shelter, as well as acted as the main agency spokesperson. The Shelter will miss Jenn, but we are excited for her and her family as they begin their new adventure out of state.

Foothills Animal Shelter's Board of Directors is working closely with the Shelter's Leadership Team to search for a new Executive Director. An announcement regarding the new Executive Director will be made as soon as a candidate has accepted the position.

It's Time for Dogtober Fest
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Fall is in the air, which means it's time for Dogtober Fest! October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and Foothills Animal Shelter is celebrating by hosting its 7th annual Dogtober Fest. During the month of October, the Shelter will have various adoption specials with discounted adoption fees to highlight the variety of wonderful dogs searching for their forever homes. We are thrilled
Fox Hollow Animal Hospital is the proud sponsor of Dogtober Fest for the entire month of October and will be providing fun giveaways with every adoption! We can't thank them enough for their continued generous support.

Pet Licensing
Did you know 75% of all dogs within Jefferson County are not licensed? That means 3/4 of your dogs might not be able to ever get back home to you should they get lost. A license not only protects your beloved pet, but also supports Foothills Animal Shelter and the thousands of orphaned pets we care for each year. License Today
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In September, 492 pets in our care found forever homes and 156 lost pets were reunited with their families! We appreciate your continued support as we help orphaned animals get the best chance at a better life.
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580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401