Friday, July 26, 2013

A Fall WAG 'n Walk

We may have been rained out in May, but you can't keep a good festival down for long. Join us for the WAG 'n Walk to be held at Meridian Park on Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 12 pm to 5 pm.  Thanks to some awesome sponsors like Budget Vet (, Monroe Animal Care Hospital ( and Paws, Whiskers and Wags (, the afternoon will be filled with fun, contests, pet activities and unique vendors. For animal lovers, it's the must-attend event of the year!

The WAG 'n Walk is also one of our major fundraisers and helps support our rescue and adoption programs. Come out and walk for homeless pets.

Visit for more info and how to get involved!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Try it - you'll like it!

New furry faces

Meet a couple of our new fosters. Oreo is a young pup, Wendy is a sweet terrrier mix.

Wendy is heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. Oreo spends most of his time learning new ways to play. He'll be neutered in a week or so and will be available for adoption to a very lucky family!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The food supply pipeline

Our gratitude to Walmart for donating a truck load of cat food for the pantry - lots of kitties will be well-fed thanks to you! A big thank you also goes to Bliss Animal Haven, who shared their donated dog food with us so Walton pet owners can feed their furry family members. What great friends we have!!.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vote for Pilots 'n Paws so they can win $10,000!!

Please vote for this awesome organization of volunteer pilots taking rescue dogs to their new homes!

Pilots N Paws was accepted as a finalist for the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grant. We are currently competing against 14 other finalists, and a voting contest will decide the winner of a $10,000 grant. We need your help in order to secure these funds for our charity.
Please take a minute to vote for Pilots N Paws by clicking this link:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thank you Dog Days!!

Our Thank You note to Dog Days volunteers and supporters:

Wow! We came, we saw, and we still can’t believe it.

For Walton Animal Guild, the Guilford event was our first visit to a Dog Days adoption. Twenty-seven dogs made the trip from Georgia, along with 6 volunteers.

During my seven years in rescue I’ve attended plenty of adoption events, but none came close to having the community support and participation of your Guilford event. The help and enthusiasm of everyone was truly amazing, from the time we stepped off the transport bus until we packed up to leave on Sunday.

It was an emotional experience to watch dozens of volunteers eagerly waiting to get our dogs off the bus after arrival. Many of the dogs were tired and frightened after a long 20-hour journey followed by the “poking and prodding” of a vet check, but volunteers and veterinary teams were nothing but patient and kind.

Our Ranger teams were awesome; asking us about each dog’s temperament and being very helpful in finding the right type of adopter for our dogs, even taking them out of the kennel so they’d be better noticed by potential adopters. No dog lingered long in a crate or kennel without one of your dog walkers stopping by to offer an opportunity to stretch their legs. The site team jockeyed crates and kennels all weekend long trying to get our dogs the best vantage point. Adoption interviewers brought concerns to us, wanting the best home for everyone.

Traveling to Connecticut for adoption events is a huge plus for WAG. As you probably know, lack of spay/neuter requirements in the South adds to the pet overpopulation. Many of the animals brought to the Dog Days event would be difficult to adopt in our area. The hard fact is that without out-of-state adoptions, these dogs have no chance of rescue and would die in the shelter.

The fees generated from Dog Days adoptions support our community in many ways. In additional to rescue, WAG also funds community programs like subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low-income residents and a pet-food pantry for pet owners facing economic challenges. Thanks to the Dog Days event, our low-income spay neuter program has received a much-needed financial boost.

Several CT volunteers kindly stepped up to foster one of our dogs – saving them from a grueling journey back to Georgia. And best of all, we’re starting to see Happy-Ever-After photos from some of the Dog Days adopters – the true icing on the cake!

Thanks for your hospitality, your enthusiasm, and everything you contributed to make the event a success. You guys rock!