Compassionate Care Fospice Program

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Some animals arriving at our doorstep will unfortunately never find their forever homes. Some are elderly, while others may have a terminal medical condition. But these special cases are just as important as the puppies and kittens entering our care, and they deserve a place where they can receive love and respect during the twilight years of their lives. These animals are not suffering, they are simply not able to be placed for adoption. Most shelters would euthanize them upon arrival, but here at the East Bay SPCA, we’d like to offer something different.

Our Compassionate Care Fospice Program, a combination of foster and hospice care, focuses on providing animals a safe, caring and comfortable end-of-life experience in a familiar home environment. While these animals may not have much time left, they still have a lot of love and affection to give to the right home. You will work with both our foster care and medical services teams on an ongoing basis to ensure that your fospice animal receives the absolute best care during its time in your home.

For more information on our Compassionate Care Fospice Program, please click on the photo below to download our manual

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Mocha and Alexis STILL need a fospice home

by Vanessa Molletti on May 18, 2017

Name: Mocha (top) and Alexis (bottom)
Age: 9 years old and 11 years old
Breed: Longhaired Dachshund
Fospice Period: 2-4 weeks

Mocha and Alexis are two wonderful dogs. They were surrendered 3 weeks ago and have been in the shelter waiting to get out. These guys came from a home that loved them, but was no longer able to care for their increasing medical needs. As we found out after their vet exams, these two have Cushing’s Disease. This would require a long road of regular veterinary care and was determined that humane euthanasia would be the best option for the quality of their lives.

These sweet dogs until this point, have only known household life. Their sweet-hearted nature still brings them to the front of their kennel with wagging tails whenever someone passes by. I have no doubt that they will acclimate well to nearly any home. Both of these guys are dog friendly, however Alexis seems the more likely one to be interested in other dogs, whereas Mocha prefers the company of human friends.

If you would like to make a friend or two, please reach out to us about these guys. They have lived a long and full life, and we would love for them to end it on high note, hopefully, with you!

The original post for Mocha and Alexis:

We recently had someone surrender 5 older Dachshunds because they could no longer provide them the care that they needed. We had hoped that we would be able to find forever homes for all 5 as they are extremely sweet dogs. Unfortunately, 2 out of the 5 ended up having Cushing’s syndrome which excludes them from becoming adoption candidates. These are some really, really sweet dogs and it breaks my heart that we won’t be moving forward with them. I’m hopeful that someone out there will be able to take the pair for at least a couple of weeks. Or even a two of homes willing to take one each. I just want to be able to get them out of the shelter, even if it’s for a short period of time.

Please let us know if you are available to take both… or either… of these wonderful dogs home.

Vanessa Molletti
Foster Care and Medical Support Coordinator
East Bay SPCA
Oakland – Dublin

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Mocha and Alexis are seeking fospice care

by Joseph Romero on May 12, 2017

Name: Mocha and Alexis
Age: 9 years old and 11 years old
Breed: Dachshund
Foster Period: 2-4 weeks

We recently had someone surrender 5 older Dachshunds because they could no longer provide them the care that they needed. We had hoped that we would be able to find forever homes for all 5 as they are extremely sweet dogs. Unfortunately, 2 out of the 5 ended up having Cushing’s syndrome which excludes them from becoming adoption candidates. These are some really, really sweet dogs and it breaks my heart that we won’t be moving forward with them. I’m hopeful that someone out there will be able to take the pair for at least a couple of weeks. Or even a two of homes willing to take one each. I just want to be able to get them out of the shelter, even if it’s for a short period of time.

Please let us know if you are available to take both… or either… of these wonderful dogs home.

Thank you,
Joseph Romero
Manager of Foster Care and Medical Support
East Bay SPCA
Oakland – Dublin

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Tractor is Looking for a Fospice Home

April 20, 2017

Name: Tractor Age: 8 years old Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Foster Period: 2 weeks Hello! Allow me to introduce Tractor! He is our resident gentleman who is looking for a fospice home. Tractor came into our care as a stray from the streets in Hayward. We’re not sure how long he was out there, […]

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Update: Sheba has a fospice home!

March 6, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Sheba Age: 14 years old Breed: Domestic Short Hair Foster Period: 4 weeks Hi everyone! I just wanted to send out a quick reminder that we are still looking for fospice placement for our lovely Sheba. As I mentioned before, Sheba does […]

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Update: Sheba has a Fospice home.

March 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Sheba Age: 14 years old Breed: Domestic Short Hair Foster Period: 4 weeks Let me introduce you to Sheba. This shy girl entered our care last month and during a routine screening we noticed something wrong with her blood work. Further follow […]

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Update: Willow has a Fospice home.

March 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Willow Age: 1 years old Breed: Shepherd / Husky mix Foster Period: 1-2 weeks Hi all, I’m reaching out today in hopes of finding Willow a fospice home for the next 1-2 weeks. Willow was recently diagnosed with a severe heart condition […]

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UPDATE: Shiloh has found placement

February 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Shiloh Age: 12 weeks old Breed: Shepherd mix Foster Period: 4 weeks Good morning everyone, I have a really sad case today and I’m hopeful that there is someone out there that will be able to give us some assistance. Shiloh recently […]

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Update: Charlie has a Fospice home.

January 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Charlie Tango Age: 5 years Breed: Domestic Short Hair Foster Period: 2-4 weeks Hi all, Reaching out today for Charlie Tango. You might remember his original fospice request from earlier this week. Charlie’s condition is non-contagious and does not require medication. All […]

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Update: Charlie Tango has a fospice home

January 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home! Name: Charlie Tango Age: 5 years Breed: Domestic Short Hair Foster Period: 1 months Charlie Tango is a young cat who appeared to be urinating more frequently than normal. After some blood work we found that Charlie Tango is, as we suspected, diabetic. […]

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Update: Silver Bells has a fospice home

January 9, 2017

Name: Silver Bells Age: 7 years old Breed: Domestic Short Hair Foster Period: 1 month Silver Bells is a cat that has spent his fair share of time with us (138 days in total) and unfortunately due to his health and overall well being we have determined that fospice is the best option for him […]

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