Before deciding to form a nonprofit, we knew we wanted to do something in Buster's memory, every year, on the day he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Buster was definitely a "regular" at Tehama County Animal Care Center, being put up for adoption three times before being pulled by rescue. His first time at the shelter was as a puppy needing an amputation. With help from our friends, our first Buster Brown Day project was the a memorial play yard.
We believe every pet deserves treats and toys, not just food! One of Buster's owners was experiencing homelessness and would often be seen walking with Buster around town. He loved him so much; he bought him dog shoes to protect his feet in the summer months. Being a rural community, there are residents struggling to provide the necessities. Formalizing the pet pantry at the shelter, while establishing satellite locations in our community allows us to help as many owned animals as possible.
When Nichole started fostering, there were a lot of field trips with shelter dogs. Sometimes it was a trip to the lake or hanging out in the backyard at her house. A break from a shelter environment can be huge for a long-term dog. When the Shelter announced they were launching a Dog Adventure Program, we knew we wanted to help. We purchased backpacks and filled them with supplies for field trips.Dog Adventure Program