Hi Potcake Friends and Volunteers,
Yes, we are still on for a Puppy Lift this Friday, July 12th.
We meet at GBX, directions are attached. The plane is supposed to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 am.
As you know, all hands, eyes, ears and brains are needed to make this rescue happen.
If you never experienced the craziness of a Puppy Lift please buddy-up with one of the senior volunteers. We will have a short introduction before the plane arrives.
The puppies and dogs will be nervous upon arrival. Some seem to be calm but as soon as the kennel door opens they try to bolt out. We have slip leads available. Rule #1 is to put the slip lead completely over the dog’s head and ears BEFORE it gets out of the crate. That’s why we have two people assigned to one crate.
Some of the dogs are so scared that they don’t want to come out of their crate. We don’t force them out. They wouldn’t go potty anyhow.
For the puppies we have puppy pens. Lynda Carlson is our assigned PS (puppy specialist). Small puppies are carried in their crates to these pens. No need to put them on slip leads, they don’t know what a lead or leash is yet.
Okay, I’ll stop here now. Those of you who helped before know that Puppy Lifts are challenging and those of you who are new…. I don’t want to scare you. You all will do a wonderful job and without your help these dogs wouldn’t get a second chance.
As you know, this is not an adoption event. But if you fall madly in love with one of the Potcakes please let me know. Some of the dogs are already adopted or go to foster/to adopt homes. If you have friends who want to adopt a Potcake please have them fill out an adoption application before the next puppy lift.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Friday at GBX. Feel free to forward this email to your friends. Please let me know if you are available on Friday and we might need transportation help on Saturday too.
If you have any questions, concerns please let me know.
BTW…we have plenty of paper towels and black garbage bags. If you want to bring water, gloves, dog treats that’s fine.
See ya! And thanks a million on behalf of our Potcakes.
P.S. Check back in on Thursday. We may have weather issues to consider.