Only Have the Weekend to Give?

A weekend away from the shelter gives an animal a break from the noise and chaos of shelter life and lets us find out if they are housetrained, cratetrained, and what they act like when they are in a home. 

Fomentar está abriendo temporalmente su hogar a una mascota sin hogar para proporcionar alivio del refugio y un espacio abierto en nuestras instalaciones. El acogimiento puede ser a corto o largo plazo, por razones médicas / de edad, para la preparación del transporte, o simplemente para darle un descanso a uno de nuestros perros o gatos.

 

REGÍSTRESE PARA CONVERTIRSE EN UN HOGAR DE CRIANZA

 

PREGUNTAR FRECUENTEMENTE PREGUNTAS

Looking for a friend for the day?

Take dogs out around town, get them a snack through the drive-thru, take them on a walk on a trail, or just drive them around with the wind blowing through their hair. Just like you, dogs need a mental health break sometimes too!

Kitten Season is Here! 

It's raining kittens at PVAS! This summer, we'll see more than1,000 kittens come into our shelter, and we need YOU to help us take care of them! Many, many of our kittens are kit-napped by well-meaning members of the community who are just trying to help but are actually taking the animals away from momma, who is likely right around the corner hunting. 

 

If you're able to open up your home to an orphaned kitten but aren't sure where to start, check out this informative course on how to care for these particular pets.

Not able to foster but want to help us about by volunteering during the day to bottle feed kittens currently at the shelter that are awaiting foster homes? Register to volunteer! 

 

If you're unable to foster, please consider donating items on our Amazon wish list  or Chewy wish list to ensure that our fosters can care for our most vulnerable population.

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Información de contacto del programa de acogida

La mejor manera de comunicarse con el Equipo de acogida es por correo electrónico (foster@pvastx.org) y por teléfono (956) 330-3206.

 

Emergencia de acogida fuera del horario de atención: llame al 956-278-0702. Cuando nos contacte, proporcione su nombre, el nombre de su animal de crianza temporal y / o su número de identificación, y una descripción del motivo de contacto. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted lo antes posible.

 

Para programar su (s) animal (es) de crianza para eventos de adopción de crianza fuera del sitio, contáctenos con los números de identificación de los animales y su disponibilidad para eventos fuera del sitio. Normalmente tenemos al menos 3 eventos por mes.

CRIANZA DE GATOS CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES

 

La directora ejecutiva de PVAS, Donna Casamento, y la presidenta de la junta, Keely Lewis, durante una discusión en vivo en Facebook sobre la crianza de gatos con necesidades especiales, también necesitan hogares de crianza, ¡y cuidarlos no tiene por qué ser complicado!

Fostering a Dog with Distemper

What is Canine Distemper Virus?

Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is a viral infection that affects primarily dogs. It causes upper respiratory signs (cough, nasal discharge, eye discharge), gastrointestinal signs (decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea), and occasionally neurological signs (seizures, tremors, stumbling/difficulty walking).  In severe cases, CDV infection can be fatal, although many dogs have only mild signs (or no signs at all). 

Is it safe for my family to foster a distemper positive dog? What if I have other pets in the home?  Isn’t this a serious contagious disease?

  • Adult, fully vaccinated dogs are protected against this disease - our vaccine for distemper is extremely effective.  Vaccinated adult dogs can be around a positive dog and, if their vaccines were effective, will not be at risk of becoming ill.

  • If you either do not have dogs at home or have only adult, vaccinated, otherwise healthy dogs, you can safely foster a distemper positive dog. 

  • Some dogs that test positive for distemper don’t even have the virus - a positive test can also be related to vaccination.  Our test cannot distinguish, though, so we house them cautiously so as not to spread the virus to vulnerable dogs.

  • You cannot safely foster if you have puppies (even vaccinated ones) or adult dogs that aren’t vaccinated or have an  immune system compromise. 

  • Cats and humans cannot get distemper virus; ferrets and some wildlife can.  Do not foster a distemper dog if you have pet ferrets.

Key points for foster families:

  • Even though a dog appears clinically healthy, they can be shedding distemper virus for up to 4 months (occasionally longer) after infection – this means they are potentially contagious to other at-risk dogs for this period of time.

  • Viruses can live in the environment, on objects, or on *you* and can then be transmitted to other dogs for several hours.  

  • Distemper affects primarily dogs, but it can also affect ferrets (usually fatal) and other wildlife. It does not affect humans or cats.

CRIANZA DE GATOS CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES

 

La directora ejecutiva de PVAS, Donna Casamento, y la presidenta de la junta, Keely Lewis, durante una discusión en vivo en Facebook sobre la crianza de gatos con necesidades especiales, también necesitan hogares de crianza, ¡y cuidarlos no tiene por qué ser complicado!

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