Santa Fe’s Nick and Sarah Mathis regularly checked out the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society’s social media channels. They saw that many homeless animals needed homes of their own and wanted to help.
“We all saw posts on dogs in need of a home during the pandemic, and we knew we had to take over and support this great organization,” said Sarah Mathis.
While scrolling down the shelter’s website, they saw a photo of a puppy that stood out.
“Yahtzee’s photo showed a huge puppy grin and it was absolutely heartwarming – we knew we had to meet him,” she said.
Yahtzee was one of 139 animals the shelter brought to the shelter this year to help other New Mexico shelters with overcrowding. Yahtzee is a 6 month old laboratory / terrier mix that came to the shelter with parvovirus. Canine parvovirus (also known as parvo) is one of the most serious viruses that dogs can infect and is highly contagious even to unvaccinated dogs.
The shelter treated the puppy for over six weeks before shedding the virus and fully recovering.
“He’s a survivor – Parvo is incredibly dangerous and life-threatening, but with proper medical care from the Santa Fe Shelter, Yahtzee has made a full recovery and now has a regular appetite and exercise routine,” said Sarah Mathis.
It has been several weeks since Yahtzee’s adoption and the couple report that he is strong and happy.
“Yahtzee loves to run along the river, play with big sticks, and work on his salmon treat manners. He learns to hike with us and likes to play with other puppies in the dog park. He loves to relax in the garden by the grill – where we’ll hang out all summer, ”said Sarah Mathis.
Santa Fe Shelter & Humane Society: Buddy is a gorgeous Blue Merle Chihuahua mix who is a little over a year old and weighs around 18 pounds. Buddy is one of the cutest little puppies ever. He doesn’t mind hanging out with other dogs his size. He’s great for walks on a leash and loves to jump on your lap and cuddle with you.
Blossom is a beautiful 1½ year old, 1½ year old long haired domestic cat weighing 8 pounds. Blossom was super cute and loving. She enjoys spreading out on a beautiful scratching post while watching birds fly in the window.
These and other animals can be adopted at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road.
The mobile adoption team will be at PetSmart from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday.
The animal shelter’s adoption times are daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the last adoption is at 5.30 p.m. Call 505-983-4309, extension. 1610, with questions.
The shelter will be closed on Sunday 4th July.
Spanish animal welfare: Theo, an 8 pound, 2 month old cattle dog mix, was in foster care before moving to the Ojo Santa Fe Resort Puppy Patch.
Theo is socialized, well-behaved, cuddly and sweet. He goes home neutered, vaccinated, chipped, and with six months of heartworm prevention for an adoption fee of $ 150.
Oreo Cookie is 3 months old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and the adoption fee is $ 85.
Dew paw rescue: Ivan is a lovely 10 week old kitten who is looking for a foster family with the intention of adopting her. Ivan gets along well with children, dogs and other cats. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Ivan, call 505-412-9096 or email [email protected] for more information.
Horse shelter: Twist is a beautiful 3 year old wild bay horse who is one of The Horse Shelter’s five adoption horses for 2021
She is in training with Greg Russell, who says: “Twist has a good calm personality that accepts new experiences for such a young horse. She rides the trails on the loose reins and will walk quietly, trot and gallop. She takes on the new training techniques when I introduce them, so it was easy and a pleasure to train her. “
Cats & Friends: Billy Bob, 16, is a cute, talkative, friendly boy who is FIV positive but otherwise in good health. He is very adorable and a wonderful cat. His best friend Bekka, 13, is a tall girl with adorable characters. She loves to be cuddled. The couple must be fostered or adopted together. They can be viewed by appointment.
There are plenty of kittens that families are looking for.
Apply to fandfnm.org for pre-approval. Kittens are usually adopted in pairs, unless there is another cat or dog in the house.