Sanford Shelter Dog Adoptions to Reopen Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Update

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is happy to announce that dog adoptions and intakes at our Sanford facility will be reopening at 12 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Over the last several weeks, we treated seven confirmed cases of puppies with canine parvovirus across both shelters. When faced with an outbreak of parvo, many shelters will put down all affected puppies in their care because they lack the resources to isolate and treat it. Thankfully, we did not have to do that.

Thanks to the quick thinking of our shelter staff and the expertise of our shelter medical team, we were able to provide lifesaving care to the puppies affected as well as preventable care to 20 additional dogs.

The puppies are now recovering and will be ready to find their forever homes soon. The cost of treating parvo ranges from $500 – $2,000 as each case presents its own challenges and treatment plan. 

We are lucky enough to not only have the ability to isolate these puppies but also experienced staff and the resources to treat the virus thanks to your support. Each donation helps provide lifesaving medical support to animals in need. Your support also helps ensure that operations continue as normal for all of the pets in our shelters.

Will you donate today to continue to make this lifesaving work possible?

We are happy to reopen the shelter to the community just in time to find them loving homes for the holidays. Help us clear our shelters! As of today, over 245 animals are ready to find their next forever home at both our shelters and offsite locations. An additional 120 cats and dogs are in foster care and will soon be looking for their new family too!

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Happy Tails: 11-Year-Old Gwen’s Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Adoption

This year had no shortage of incredible Tails of Joy, as over 5,200 homeless dogs and cats turned to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for compassionate care. 

No matter the shape, size, breed or age, dogs and cats who come to Pet Alliance are always given the second chance they need and deserve.

None of this would be possible without your support. 

One shelter dog who knows what your generosity is capable of firsthand is 11-year-old Gwen.

Gwen spent most of her life living outside before she arrived at Pet Alliance. When our shelter medical staff examined her, they discovered she was suffering from skin cancer due to so much time spent in the strong Florida sun. Just like with humans, this diagnosis was life-changing for Gwen. She became a first of its kind special needs adoption case at Pet Alliance.

Unable to spend any significant amount of time in the sun, Gwen needed to find a special owner who would understand her unique situation. Her age and diagnosis would require frequent vet visits, additional expenses and, especially disheartening for a dog, a life spent mostly indoors. 

Sweet seniors like Gwen deserve to spend their remaining years in a loving home and we realize that it can take time to find the right adopter. It took 51 days in the shelter, but Gwen found the human she needed. 

Gwen’s story is a tale of hope. When you give, we are able to provide second chances to animals who have no where else to turn for lifesaving medical care, nutritious meals, playtime and lots of love from staff and volunteers.

Will you donate to give animals like Gwen a second chance at life?

$25 – microchips 2 dogs 

$50 – one shelter pet medical exam

$100 – spay/neuter surgery for one shelter pet

$250 – five shelter pet medical exams 

$500 – spay/neuter surgery for five shelter pets

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September Clinic & Adoption Specials

September 2019 is jam-packed with opportunities for you to connect with Pet Alliance in our shelters, clinics, and out in the community! Check out this month’s specials below:

Mobile Vet Unit

📆 Saturday, September 28, 2019 

📍Osceola County Animal Services

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Mobile Vet Clinic will be at Osceola County Animal Services and will offer the following services:
 
  1. Free Vaccines provided by Jim Parker. Learn more about vaccine ages, types of vaccines and more on our website FAQ: https://petallianceorlando.org/veterinary-care/ (scroll to the bottom).
  2. $10 Microchips
  3. Free Heartworm test with purchase of prevention. If not, it will be $10 copay.

Clinic Specials

Available at all Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Clinics from September 17 – 30, 2019.

Free Heartworm Test with purchase of 1 year of Heartgard (Value $20) in Wellness and Surgeries.

Free Microchip with any spay and neuter surgery (Value $30).

Call to schedule an appointment at (407) 351.7722. 

 

Adoption Special

Kick off the season with your new best friend by adopting your very own MVP — Most Valuable Pet — at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando!

THIS weekend, September 27 – 29, you can add a fluffy free agent to your roster — with just $25 adoptions on select dogs and cats 1 year and older! The MVP Weekend adoption special is available at both the Pet Alliance Orlando and Sanford shelters.

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Aloft Orlando Downtown and Pet Alliance partnered on a summer party this July – and boy was it coconuts! The Bow Wow Luau celebrated the 100th dog adoption at the Aloft Orlando Downtown as part of its Dogs in Residence Program.

For more than a year, visitors of the hotel have been greeted with an extra sweet and fluffy surprise. Through the program, the pet-friendly hotel houses one dog from Pet Alliance at a time in a mini-Aloft doghouse and enclosure stationed for public view in the lobby, who can be adopted by hotel guests and visiting locals.  Since launching in late May of last year, every pup that has been part of the program, has found their “furever” home at Aloft. The program is the first and only hotel dog adoption program in Central Florida. 

The 100th Aloft Orlando Downtown Adoption was our sweet 3-month-old Maple.

What better way to celebrate the 100th adoption at Aloft than with a Bow Wow Luau? 

Bow Wow Luau was held on July 27th and truly showcased how amazing this foster program is. The event included a silent auction with 15 custom tile dog houses that garnered $1,905 for a grand total of $2,800 fundraised.

The hit of the event was our “Pawaiian” costume contest. 22 pups, pooches, and woofers waled the catwalk in front of local celebrity judges, Commissioner Patty Sheehan and WFTV’s Karla Ray. Local vendors such as Kendra Scott, That Girl with the Dogs, Kahlua’s Kookies, Haole & Ono and Sweet City Gelato were also present.

The event was a Hawaiian paradise of success! The best part? The 100th dog adoption took place at the Luau with sweet Maple pictured here.

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We’re thrilled to share the impact you — our donors, volunteers, adopters, and supporters — helped create in the 2018 fiscal year. It takes a group of altruistic pet people to make sure that each cat and dog that come through our doors is treated with care and compassion. We say it because it’s true: we couldn’t help these animals without you.

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Finding Sweet Seniors Homes

Michelle Chandler with one of her beloved cats.

Celebrating sixty years of life by helping sixty senior shelter pets, donor Michelle Chandler decided to celebrate her birthday a little differently this year. In honor of her 60th birthday, Chandler sponsored the adoption fees of 60 senior animals at both the Orlando and Sanford shelters. 

Her passion is undeniable as she serves as a community advocate and a dedicated volunteer for Pet Alliance. Michelle has been volunteering with Pet Alliance since 2014 in roles ranging from kitty cuddler to administrative receptionist. Her hope this year was to do something a bit different when it comes to celebrating another turn around the sun. She just wants to help dogs and cats find their furever homes.

Help make her birthday wish come true by adopting a sweet senior. To see which animals are available for adoption under this promotion, check out the adoption profile of the animal and look for “Sweet Senior” in their bio. 

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