Upcoming SCCAS Events

Volunteer Training November 2014   Special Events November 2014

FIND IT! EVERY THURSDAY
Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 Training Room. Dog volunteers - Karen Phillippi is running a weekly 'Find It!' class for all volunteers and shelters dogs. Come join the fun and learn how to teach a dog to use it's nose and brain.

DOG SHOWS & DOG TO DOG INTROS
Saturday, November 1, 10:00 - 11:00 Training with Tricia Breen. For volunteers who have completed all training and mentoring and have logged at least 20 hours of time doing Dog TLC. Learn how to help with showing dogs to potential adopters and how to properly introduce our shelter dogs to their new canine family members.

SHELTER CATS - BEHAVIOR, STRESS, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
Saturday, November 8, 10:00 - 12:00, Training Room. Description: Why do the cats here do such weird things? Sometimes they meow constantly, scratch at the kennel door, or hide in the back of a cubby and avoid people. How can we cope with this stuff? In this class, we'll address some of these questions. We'll talk about the basic psychology of domestic cats, and why they have a stressful time here at the shelter. We'll show some of the signs you can look for to see if a cat is confident and happy, shy and fearful, or high-energy and playful.

Then we'll discuss how to interact with each type of cat in a way that is safe for you, and will help the cats relax and be more comfortable.

Finally, we'll watch the award-winning short film from the British Columbia SPCA, "The Emotional Life of Cats," about the effects of stress on shelter cats' mental and physical health, and some things we can do about it.

BEHAVIOR ROUNDTABLE
Thursday, November 13, 5:30 - 7:00 with Tricia Breen. All volunteers are welcome to attend. This is an open discussion to talk about behavior issues with your own dog or shelter dogs.

Email Erin Conway, Volunteer Program Coordinator for more information.

 

 

 

THE COTTAGE SHOP - GRAND OPENING NEXT WEEK!
Friday, November 7, 12 - 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the opening of "The Cottage Shop at The Animal Shelter" our upcycled resale boutique. The shop, at 2260 Seventh Ave. in Santa Cruz, will sell up-cycled furniture, vintage linens, pet accessories, kitchenware, garden art and customized dog tags. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

The shop's regular hours after its grand opening will be from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

The shop will also feature art classes taught by Gayle Ortiz of Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria. Starting off the series, Gayle will teach one of her famous and fabulous Pique Assiette mosaic courses on November 15th and 16th, 11:00 - 1:00. Cost for the class is $75 plus a $30 materials fee. For shelter volunteers, cost is $50 plus $15 for materials.

To sign up for this class, please contact Erin Conway at 831-454-7202 or erin.conway@santacruzcounty.us.