SSPA Newsletter
In This Issue
BDOG | Happy Tails | Fosters Needed | Adoptables
Help Secure a Freedom Ride for 23 Shelter Dogs!
Big Day of Giving (BDOG) is three days away - and we have 23 shelter dogs (plus plenty more) who hope you will show your support for SSPA!

Early giving is already open, so you don't need to wait until Thursday to support us!

SSPA's dogs are counting on you! Will you show up for them?

Twenty-three dogs 12 large-breed, 11 small-breed could go to our rescue partners in Canada on May 8, but we need to raise the funds for transport! The cost is high for so many dogs - $2,500 - but with your help, we can get there! Can you help get them safely to rescue and the start of a brighter future?

Please donate whatever amount you can and please share, share, share!

We can’t thank you enough for showing how much you care for our region’s beloved shelter pups!
Happy Tails
Bunny (formerly Arnald) is living the life with adopters Kenji and Brooke!

From bike rides to getting to be a lap dog to hanging with his fur cousin Apple, he has it made!

And his "pawrents" couldn’t imagine life without him!

Thank you, Kenji and Brooke, for giving this boy the life he always dreamt of!
These three super-cute Stockton pups are among those who found their homes recently!

From top to bottom: Sophie, Panda and Maggie all found homes of their very own.

A huge congratulations to all of these lucky pups and their adopters!
Don’t forget: If you adopted through SSPA, we offer post-adoption counseling to help with your new dog’s transition into your home! Email! You can send "Happy Tails" updates there as well!
We Really Need Fosters!
We can help match you with a pup in need!
Join our life-saving foster team!

Fostering not only saves shelter dogs’ lives; it also brings you so much joy as you watch the dogs start to thrive in your care - as you can see with Zach and his foster!

And when they leave for their forever home, it’s one of the most rewarding and wonderful feelings around!

Take in a dog temporarily and give it a brighter future.
SSPA can match you with a dog that will fit into your home - and there are so many to choose from! Fill out our questionnaire today!
Sign Up for Trails for Tails Today!
You can sign up for SSPA's Trails for Tails fundraiser today! Get some exercise and support shelter dogs!

The sooner you register, the sooner you can expect to get your shirt and finisher medal prior to the race!

(For those who registered early, your swag should be headed to you this weekend!)

The event is a virtual walk/race of your choosing from 1 mile to a half marathon.

Sign up now and complete your race anytime between May 8 and May 23 (results must be uploaded by May 26).
All proceeds go directly to SSPA. Prizes will be awarded for most money raised, as well as for the fastest times for the 5k, 10k and half marathon distances.

Please help us reach our goal of opening our new facility at the former Boys Ranch so we can make a difference in more shelter dogs' lives!

To Participate:
👉 Register for the Trails for Tails virtual race by May 23.
👉 Complete the distance of your choosing (prizes for 5k, 10k, and half marathon distances only) at your convenience at any time or location (including your treadmill!).
👉 Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media with the hashtag #SSPATrailsForTails
Adoptable Dogs in Foster

Marco is very gentle and sweet in every way with people.

He impressed on a recent Dog Day Out, with a volunteer saying: "Marco did so well! He did great – didn’t pull on the leash at all and stayed near me the whole time. We walked around the Brookside neighborhood and park area. What a sweetie!"

He prefers to be your one-and-only dog, but will give you so much love in return!

Ready to bring him home? Fill out an adoption application today!

This boy would love nothing more than to be a family’s beloved pet!

This guy is so cute with that perfect white stripe down his face!

He’s come so far from the terrified, shut-down pup we first met at the shelter. With positive reinforcement and two playful, confident female dogs, he’s flourishing every day!

He’s sweet, LOVES to play with the dogs in his foster home, and becomes your shadow once you’ve gained his trust. He also enjoys long walks and hikes.

Eli is hoping to find a forever home soon with a confident female dog and a loving, supportive family who will help him continue to come out of his shell! There’s not much more rewarding than that!

Ready to adopt?! Fill out an adoption application!

This handsome dude is a volunteer favorite!

He takes a little time to warm up to people, so he’s looking for a patient and understanding family.

He could be paired with a well-matched female dog in his new home.

Once you gain his trust, he does zoomies and flops over for belly rubs!

Ready to bring him home?! Fill out an adoption application.

This adorable boy is a dream dog!

He's a rock star in every way. We think he may not be able to hear but that doesn’t stop him from being all-around wonderful!

His favorite thing is to roll over for belly rubs and we think he’d be a great fit for a family with children.

Ready to take in this adorable dude? Fill out an adoption application today!

This little one is finally safe in foster after living on the streets for a while.

She's very sweet and is OK with other dogs.

She's looking for a special adopter who will continue to help her build confidence and work on her fear issues. Her person will need to be patient as she takes some time to acclimate to new people and handling.

A quiet home without young children would be best for her.

Ready to open your heart and home to this girl?! Fill out an adoption application.
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