SSPA Newsletter
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Fosters Needed | Dogs to Rescue | Happy Tails | Adoptables
A plea for emergency, temporary dog fosters!
Stockton Animal Shelter, where SSPA is helping out, is already over capacity, and the busiest day for U.S. animal shelter’s - July 5 - is just around the corner.

We are in desperate need of fosters, whether short-term (2+ weeks) or long-term (until dogs get adopted)!

If you have space in your heart and home and really want to make a difference, please fill out our foster questionnaire today!

🐶 We can help match you with a dog who will fit with your lifestyle!

🏠 We can also deliver your foster to your door!

Please don’t wait; apply now!

Here's a video of Harper, one of our dogs who needs a foster by tomorrow!

Thank you to everyone who's already fostering and saving lives!
17 shelter dogs make it to rescue up north!
A total of 17 Stockton shelter dogs have made it to rescue in Canada!

A massive thank you to rock stars Crystal and daughter Olivia for getting them from Stockton to Montana safely!
And thank you so much to all who donated to help cover costs!

In total, that's 57 Stockton dogs' lives saved in 2021 solely through SSPA's partnership with Canada's Prairie Pitbull Rescue, along with Animal Protection League and City of Stockton Animal Shelter folks. 

When you work as a team (even across countries), hold the same passion, values and goals, and put the dogs first, organizations and groups save lives!

As we always say, SSPA is a nonprofit where all dogs matter and where we treat all dogs as individuals. We feel so fortunate to have found so many like-minded groups who truly give their all for the dogs and want to have a big impact!
Help cover dog transport costs - along with SSPA's other life-saving programs - by donating at!

We can’t thank you enough for giving your all for our region’s dogs who are most in need!
Happy Tails
Peanut, formerly Cranberry, is coming out of her shell at her new home - as you can see from her play bow.

She's enjoying her two new fur-siblings, Molly and Rupert!

Adopter Susan says, "Peanut is doing so much better."

Thank you for taking time with her and setting her up for success!

Congratulations Peanut, and thank you, Susan, for making this wonderful girl part of your family!
These 16 super-cute Stockton pups are among those who found their homes recently!

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!
Adoptable Dogs in Foster

This boy thrives with other gentle and light-play dogs.

He takes a little time to warm up to people, but once he does, he’s super sweet and mannerly.

He also loves the water!

In a home environment, he’s wonderful!

Who wouldn’t want this gentle and fluffy guy?

Ready to make her part of your family?! Fill out an adoption application.

This wonderful boy is very sweet and gentle, soft, lovely and gorgeous! (What more could you want?)

He participates in shelter playgroups with gentle and dainty dogs. We recommend older or mannerly children as he is in need of confidence building, and people can be a tad overwhelming at times.

A loving family would do wonders for this boy, and who can deny that beautiful face?!

Ready to bring this awesome boy home?! Fill out an adoption application.

Toby is one very sweet and fabulous dog.

He’s so mannerly, gentle and all-around lovely.

He enjoys the company of gentle and dainty dogs.

We also suspect he’d do well with children.

He deserves a wonderful home that will give him plenty of love and TLC.

Ready to make her part of your family?! Fill out an adoption application.

This is one very sweet and soft boy.

He seems to gain confidence and feel most comfortable with other gentle and dainty dogs.

We suspect he’d do ok with mannerly children as he is a gentle soul looking for a nurturing home.

We can’t understand how anyone could pass up on that squishy and fabulous face.

Ready to bring this wonderful boy home?! Fill out an adoption application.

Pebble is one very gentle, very sweet and lovely girl.

Foster Sari said, "I wanted to let you know that Pebble is doing great..... You can tell that she has been in a home but she was probably confined to the garage. Every time I say 'let's go to bed' she goes to the garage door, or after we've been in the backyard she'll go to my side garage door. She knows that a dog bed is for her; she loves sprawling out wherever she lays. She was resistant to the crate but now she goes in like a dream."

She’s wonderful!

Ready to make her part of your family?! Fill out an adoption application.

This girl is a dream!

We truly can’t say enough about her – she’s that wonderful!

She’s super-sweet, amazing and gentle in every way!

Layla enjoys the company of gentle and dainty pups in playgroups!

She's been a huge hit on dog day out with everyone falling in-love with this rock star.

She has mammary tumors and we are looking for an adopter who is willing to adopt her and allow her to live her best life.

Ready to bring this wonderful girl home?! Fill out an adoption application.

This wonderful girl has captured all of our hearts, including her new foster's!

Foster Anthony says of this girl: "She's pretty great with no major issues. You guys did a great job training her up! She's super sweet and is a great dog! I'm amazed by how great her temperament is!"

Roxy is house trained, good with children and loves playing in the water!

She’s truly an amazing girl!

Ready to make her part of your family?! Fill out an adoption application.
Lunchbox (LB)

Lunchbox is one fabulous pup - truly a dream dog!

Just look at those puppy dog eyes. They're cute enough to melt anyone's heart!

And he's no just handsome!

He’s great with people, loves getting his play and snuggle on with other pups, and we suspect he might do well with kids!

He'd prefer a home without cats.

He recently landed in a new foster home and fit in immediately and seamlessly with the resident dogs!

Ready to bring this rock star home?! Fill out an adoption application.

Sasha is a very gentle, lovely girl.

When you’re at her level, she’s much more comfy and even playful!

We think she would do well with mannerly children!

She’s shown to be good with gentle and dainty dogs.

Ready to bring her home?! 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.

Zach is a cutie patootie who's living it up with his foster family and filling their lives with so much joy!

He's a sweet boy who loves to be with people.

He's a medium to lower energy, easy-breezy guy.

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