I have been fostering dogs for Lake County Animal Services for over 4 years. The dogs are always great to have and it is very satisfying to give them a temporary home until they can find their forever home. Karen is an angel to take in all the dogs she does and find them all homes. They are all well cared for in private homes. As people inquire about each dog, a foster home can give out accurate information about every dog, so that the new owner knows exactly what to expect when they bring their new famiy member home! It is a great group to volunteer for!
I began fostering dogs for Lake County Animal Services (LCAS) in September 2009, and began working on their database of dogs and adopters in February 2011. It is such rewarding work: LCAS chooses great dogs, keeps them in private homes until the dogs get adopted, and all of us work with the dogs to make sure they will make their new owners happy. And we see those happy dog owners over and over--they come to our events bringing their dog for a visit, and they email us with good news and pictures. Every Saturday, the founder and director, Karen, drives hours and hours to bring the dogs to an adoption event, and the other six days of the week, she drives hours and hours rescuing dogs, placing dogs in new homes, helping previous adopters care for their dogs, and helping other dog owners be responsible and spay and neuter their dogs. All of this is after Karen works a full-time job; she is full of energy and patience and good intentions and experience. Karen and LCAS do great work, and it's a pleasure and an honor to work with them.
I met Karen and Lake County Animal Services about 6 years ago. At that time we got our little Gertie girl. She was so shy and scared. Karen supported us in working with her. Just over a year ago we became foster parents for LCAS. It has been some of the most profoundly life changing work. Karen is a shining light of professionalism as a rescuer and a person of depth of character. She not only cares for each dog in her rescue individually, she is expert in placing them in the best homes. I cannot say enough how much I admire her intelligent sacrifice for "the least of these".
When I was a high school senior, Karen of lcas was our computer teacher. From that I learned about Karen's organization and the things she did for the animals of the community. She really is a profound woman, who strives for excellence when it come to her fosters and rescues! I volunteered with her organization, as well as adopted. My Gracie girl is happy and healthy thanks to Karen and what she and her team does!
I spotted a puppy on Lake County Animal Services web site and contacted them for more information. They were fast to respond with information. They were honest about the dog wanting of course to help it find the perfect forever home. They spent hours with me at the adoption fair while I came to my decision. Karen even went into the pet store with me to be sure I bought the proper supplies. Becky is doing very well in her forever home with her sisters and I cannot say enough about LCAS. Their website is wonderful and full of pictures, videos and stories of the adoptable animals.
everette & nick the blue heeler who is doing very well.he's a healthy happy little stinkerboy! lake county animal services are the best i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. everybody i had contact with was carring,helpful with adopting nick.
We found Lake County via petfinder.com when we were thinking about getting a new doggie in Jan 2011. Having lost our other dog when he died in October 2010, the pain was too much to bear. Was it time for us to look for another dog? Then we saw a photo of "Simon".....and contacted LCAS to inquire. They were so wonderful from start to finish, and a couple of days later, when we met "Simon", we knew that it was meant to be. Karen and "Simon"s foster mom Eliza stayed in touch with us via phone and e-mail until the day we went back to pick him up and take him home. Now it has been a year, and "Bosco" is the joy of our lives. This is a case where the dog (and LCAS) truly "rescued" us -- and we will always be so grateful! Teresa and Steve Schacher, San Ramon, CA