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Gimme Shelter, Part II

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – FAAS kennels before and after

This past week, the newly renovated kennels opened back up at the Alameda Animal Shelter and all the dogs that were fostered or taken out to “The Ranch” started arriving back to FAAS. The new kennels are awesome! The old chain-link cages are gone and have been replaced with beautiful, shiny stainless-steel grids. The formerly bare concrete floors are now sealed with a thick epoxy anti-bacterial sealant that is resistant to just about everything. I loved the speckled blue finish. Very chic.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – New kennels at FAAS

Each kennel has a nice thick blanket and a water bowl. Some of the kennels have an adjacent outdoor area that now has a fancy slide so it’s super-easy to let the residents get some fresh air.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – FAAS's outdoor kennels

Even the outdoor kennels got the new treatment!



Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – Jeff visits with Angel

My human companion stopped by to check it all out and had a chance to connect with Angel. This photo and all the following photos are courtesy of FAAS.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – collage of photos of Angel the dog

Here’s what Jeromy and his family, who fostered Angel, had to say. “Angel has been a guest for three weeks in my home, which is small and packed with two kids, two adults, a fat pit bull and a cat. Check out the pics of him cuddling with Coleman, sniffing the cat, and napping with Radar for proof that he is cool with all creatures.”

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – collage of photos of Scooby the dog

Scooby was also fostered, and the home he enjoyed had dogs and older kids. At first, he was a little awkward, but settled in nicely once he got familiar with the house and family routine.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – collage of photos of Philly the dog

Philly is a beautiful German Shepherd, and she was fostered with kids and did great— she’s not destructive, not reactive, just a very good dog.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – Sugar the dog is available at FAAS

Sugar is a cuddle bug, reactive to other dogs, but good in the house. She was fostered in a house with teenagers.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – Simba the dog is available at FAAS

Simba is also a cuddle bug with his people but wary of other dogs. It would be a better situation for him if he is the only dog in the home.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – Kazhem the dog is available at FAAS

Kazhem is timid initially and has been with us for one and a half years. He is quiet and likes to be in the house with his people, but he gets anxious if left alone. He feels more comfortable outside when his people leave the house. He needs a home with a securely fenced yard.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – Dora the dog is available at FAAS

Dora was out at the ranch in Castro Valley for the month and really enjoyed the big areas to run in and explore with other canine friends.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for April 2, 2023 – FAAS grand reopening celebration April 8, 2023

FAAS will be having a big grand reopening celebration and ribbon-cutting next Saturday, April 8, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way. I hope you will come on down and see the new kennels and maybe take one of these buddies I just introduced you to out for a spin. There will be plenty of treats both human and canine.

Bear's paws

Mouf, Roving Reporter
Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda

Mouf and his human companion can be reached via [email protected]. Their stories are collected at AlamedaPost.com/Jeff-Cambra/. All photos by Jeff Cambra.

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