SSPA Newsletter
In This Issue
Help Hero | Rescue Partnership | Happy Tails | Fosters Needed | Adoptables
Can You Be a Hero for Hero?
Hero needs your help ASAP!

Without your support, he won't be able to get life-changing surgery - and Hero needs it soon to alleviate discomfort.

The cost of medical equipment to perform Hero's crucial FHO (hip surgery) - and future similar surgeries for other dogs - is $2,500.

We need to raise about $700 more!

Ultimately, performing this surgery in-house will save thousands of dollars, but to be able to do this, the surgeon needs the tools.

Can you help reach this goal soon?

Every dollar counts when it comes to making a difference for Hero and future shelter dogs in need!

Thank you so very much!
Teamwork Saves Lives!
Last week, SSPA Director Delyse drove eight dogs and six cats from Stockton Animal Shelter to rescue partners in Central California!

That's 14 lives saved and more kennels cleared out at the shelter, thanks to coordination by Paws For Life K9 Rescue!

It truly takes teamwork, compassion and dedication to save lives!
Happy Tails
Rex was adopted today!

This boy with the amazing smile captured his adoptive family members' hearts!

"He is so loving and chill," says his adopter Yolanda.

Congratulations, Rex and family!
Puppy Benji - formerly Butters - continues to thrive with his family!

He had a blast playing with his pup sibling Vasco this weekend!

His adopter Iratxe said, "They connected right away! Benji learned how to jump in the car and to drink water directly from the bottle today by looking at Vasco!"

We're so happy to hear he's fitting right in and has an excellent role model to follow!

We can't wait for more updates!
Chance is being adopted!

This stunning boy won over his foster family and they plan to keep him permanently as an adopted family member!

"Chance is super great with our female dog and we would like to keep him/adopt him," foster/adopter Stephenie said.

Congratulations, Chance, and thank you to his family for fostering and planning to adopt!
These five super-adorable Stockton pups are among those who found their homes recently!

From left: Pearl, Matteo, Max, Delilah and Kodi went home with families of their very own.

A huge congratulations to all of these lucky pups and their adopters!
Don’t forget: 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!
Fosters Needed
These dogs are also available for adoption.
Mr. Winters

For this gorgeous boy, white is always in fashion!

He’s a dog lover who has tons of fun with other pups!

With people, it takes more time to gain his trust - but it’s totally worth the wait!

He’s looking for a person who will take it slowly at first - could that be you?!

If you're ready to bring Mr. Winters home, fill out a foster application today.

This wonderful senior boy is super sweet and so deserving of a loving foster home!

He has participated in playgroups with gentle and dainty females.

More than anything, he just wants to be with people.

He'd likely be medium to lower energy and easy breezy in a home!

Ready to bring him home? Fill out a foster application today.

Look at this cutie patootie senior girl! 

Roxy is so ready to get out of the shelter!

She bonds strongly with her handler and loves being around you.

She’d do best as the only pup in the home, but will give you all the love you need! She’d also do best without young children.

She reportedly did amazingly on her dog day out!

Ready to adopt or foster this beautiful girl? Fill out a foster application today.

This girl is sweet, lovely and gorgeous.

She’s playful, active and likes to talk while playing with her toys (awww).

She'd do best in a home without young children.

Ready to bring this stunning girl home? Fill out a foster application today.

With this goofy guy by your side, every day is like a home run!

This boy has a super adorable smile and happy outlook on life – who couldn’t use some of that?!

He’s energetic and super playful with a rough and rowdy play style with other pups!

Ready to bring this hunk of happiness home? Fill out a foster application today.

This adorable 3-year-old boy (look at those ears‼️) is looking for a patient and understanding foster or adopter to help him learn to trust and build confidence.

He’ll need his new folks to take it slowly and really work with him at his pace.

With the right home, he should start to show his personality and come out of his shell!

He could be in a home with a well-matched female dog who is more into coexisting than playing.

Ready for this rewarding opportunity? Fill out a foster application today.

This beautiful girl is looking for a loving, patient and understanding family who can help build her confidence.

The stress of shelter life is super rough for Rosie, so she's looking for a low-key environment where she can decompress.

Rosie needs someone to show her what love is, build trust and socialization, and take things slowly.

Can you offer Rosie a safe space and show her the world is not such a scary place? Fill out a foster application today.

This stunning boy is looking for an experienced foster who will help him develop confidence and overcome fear.

He is in need of an FHO (hip surgery) and would do best in a home without children.

He has done fine with well-matched gentle and dainty dogs in playgroups.

Are you up for this rewarding gig? Fill out a foster application today.
Help SSPA Save More Lives
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Adoptable Dogs in Foster

Check out this 12-year-old (!!) sweetheart!

She is one amazing senior who can't help but melt your heart!

Look at this face!

She's living comfortably in a foster home, but would love to find her forever!

Ready to adopt this wonderful girl?! Fill out an adoption application!

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.

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

He has those head tilts down and has a 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 boy came to the shelter in bad shape. He was an outdoor dog, chained in a kennel his entire life.

With the help of our awesome SSPA team and his foster, he's developed more confidence and learned that life can be good.

Let us tell you - this boy is resilient! He had owners who didn't show him an ounce of compassion, but now he's found a way to trust and even show his silly side.

Understandably, he can take a bit to develop trust, but once he does, he's marvelous!

He's low maintenance, mellow and easy to please, and has successfully lived with cats and other dogs!

Ready to bring him home? Apply to adopt him.

This senior boy - 9 years old - so deserves a forever home that will pamper and cherish him!

He walks slowly and just really wants a cushy place where he can cuddle and chill out safely.

He's currently hanging out with a marvelous foster, but would love a permanent home!

Can you help make his dream come true?! 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.

Adorable pup alert!

This sweet boy recently landed in an SSPA foster home!

He's seeking a family that will help him gain confidence and teach him how amazing being a family dog can be.

Can you help teach this cutie that the world is a safe and happy place?

If you’re up for this rewarding experience, fill out an adoption application!
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