You found a lost dog in Alameda or Contra Costa County. You want to help him stay out of the animal shelter and reunite him with his family or - if absolutely necessary - help him find a stable new home. You ROCK.
Because our adoption program tends to run at full capacity, it's not likely that we can take your foundling into our program. But in most cases, we can support you with resources and assistance, provided you have followed local laws by searching for his or her owner. Help can include:
- Immediate access to our weekly Saturday Pit Ed classes for free training.
- Promotional assistance
- Spay/neuter help and some vet care help, depending on need.
- Support for housing the dog comfortably in your home.
- Occasionally, we get lucky and can create space for Good Sam dogs in our rescue program. By attending classes, your dog will be on our radar so we can consider him or her as a space opens.
Suggestions for your search including your legal obligations are outlined here.
Photo: Simba was found in East Oakland. More on the Good Sam Program.