CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
APRIL 29, 2010
Last February, I said goodbye to my beloved Golden Retriever, Indy (Indiana Jones). We had a very special relationship for 14 years. He was the family dog and grew up with my boys, but he was really my dog and I was the love of his life. Letting him go was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Even though I grew up with dogs and have always had dogs, I just wasn’t sure I’d ever be ready to bring another one home.
In mid-December, I found
myself online checking out local shelters. I was idly looking at pictures of
dogs but I was certain I wasn’t looking for a dog. After all, I wasn’t ready
yet. And then I saw a picture of a strikingly beautiful Shepherd mix; he was
about a year old, which was perfect, and there was just something in his face
that made me feel I really needed to meet him. So I sent an email to Sherrie
Chambers at the Clearwater Humane Society to ask about
Once I sent that email
out, I emailed my parents, my friends; I posted on my Face book page. Suddenly,
I was ready for a new dog in my life. I must have looked at
A good shelter is going to want to know a lot about the home you can provide for a pet. Sherrie is no exception. She cares deeply about these animals and words hard to find them the right homes; a place where they will be part of a family, loved, well cared for, and happy.
Sherrie and I spoke several times. We emailed often. I was asked to provide pictures of our fenced yard and I answered a million questions about why I wanted a dog; where he would sleep, would I be able to care for a large dog, would I walk him and play with him. Would I attend an obedience class. She even spoke with my veterinary office.
I was on pins and needles waiting for the final answer! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. The volunteers at the Clearwater Humane Society love these animals. They spend hours and hours getting to know them, working with them, caring for them. They want what is best for both the pet and the family. I really can’t say enough about the people who run this Humane Society and all the foster families. This is really an amazing group of people.
We left on a Monday
evening and spent the night in a hotel. We met
The drive home was long
Eric, my husband, plays
with him daily. Of course, I play with him, I walk him, I take him to the dog
park, I snuggle with him. Duncan and I start obedience training in March... Eric
and I hike with
There is just something
Although we’ve always
had pets, generally, they were mine. But
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Our policy on strays
All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed on the sixth (6) day. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog. Strays are held for five (5) days and then are for adoption.
Wish list: Dog and kitten food needed
Dog food is really needed-adult only.
We need large stainless steel bowls for water. We also need treats for training, small milk bones and other tasty treats are great.
**Please donate cat/kitten food.** We have 13 cats and kittens now. Dry kitten food, Purina kitten food is ok. Friskies canned food, ground only, is also greatly needed! Please help us help them.***
We are almost out of blankets. Please donate your clean used ones.
We really need canned and dry cat/kitten food and litter right now. We also need small ceramic bowls for the kitten and cat food. We also need covered litter pans.
We need towels to bathe our dogs and cats. Please don’t throw your old towels away—we will put them to good use.
***We need nylabones and tug toys for the dogs/puppies and toys for our cats/kittens right now.***
You can drop all donations of food, toys, blankets, etc. at Orofino Builders Supply. Steve and Leila Crockett continue to be animal lovers and great supporters.
For adoption: By appointment only
Any questions call 476-9823
Please call to see if we have the perfect dog or cat for you!
For any information on
any of our animals, call
Lost and found
Found Tuesday, April 20,
running in and out of traffic on
Found running downtown
If you find a stray dog, please contain the dog or cat, if you feel it is safe to do so, and then call. Many times I get a call from someone that has a stray but by the time I get there the person calling says the dog ran off. Please contain in a yard or tie the dog until I get there. We want to keep these poor dogs safe and either find their owners or get them a wonderful lifetime home.
All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated and wormed upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed after a five (5) day waiting period. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog or cat. Strays are held for five days and then are up for adoption.
If you recognize any of the above strays and know who the owner is, please call. We want to get these wonderful dogs and cats back to their homes. Call 476-9823.