Do you like The Noms? Want to support the Shelter and listen to great music? Subaru of Santa Fe in the Santa Fe Auto Park, 4480 Cerrillos Road, is collecting donations of pet supplies and cash donations for us right now. Every person who makes a donation to the shelter at the dealership gets two free tickets to see The Noms at Skylight, 139 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe, on Nov. 11, or at Rio Bravo Brewing, 1912 2nd St. in Albuquerque, on Nov. 12. That’s a great incentive to support your hometown Shelter. The Noms, a six-member group from Albuquerque, is not your typical “rock” band. The group experiments to find an interesting sound that starts with rich vocal harmonies, blending the distinctive voices of our two lead vocalists followed by a wall of 5 part harmonies. From there, anything goes: guitar, piano, bass, drums, piano, horns, banjo-whatever the song needs.
Stop by Subaru, donate and get your groove on!
An obedience course at the Santa Fe animal shelter offers dog owners a chance to work with their dogs on basic issues and strengthen the bond with their best friend.
The shelter’s basic obedience class for adult dogs starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center at the back of the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The hour-long classes run for six weeks and cover basic obedience, such as set, stay, down, leave it, along with leash work and at least one trick. Owners will come away with a sense of how dogs learn, how to teach them and how to trouble-shoot troublesome behaviors or issues that are happening at home.
Class size is limited to eight dogs; the first class is held without dogs.
The cost of the course is $150; shelter dogs who have been adopted within one year are eligible for a 50 percent discount.
The classes will be taught by the shelter’s certified pet trainers, lead by Hannah Padilla, director of behavior and training. For more information, contact Padilla at 983-4309, ext. 153 or email email@example.com.
Your adoption story could help the Santa Fe Animal Shelter win a grant of up to $100,000.
The PetCo Foundation, in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, recently announced its Holiday Wishes grant campaign, which encourages people to submit their adoption stories for a chance to win grants for animal-welfare organizations and a prize for the winning nomination.
The shelter has a chance to receive a grant award of $100,000, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter can nominate the organization. Halo also will award the person who submits the winning nomination for the grand prize with a year’s supply of Halo dog or cat food.
If you’ve adopted a pet through the shelter, please share your pet’s story (limit 500 words), along with photos of your pet at www.petco.com/holidaywishes. This year’s theme is, “How love changes everything,” so please make sure to include how your pet has changed your life and how the shelter helped you find each other.
The deadline to submit stories and nominate the shelter is Oct. 31. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in February.
Please make sure to include the contact information for the shelter on the nomination form: The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Rob Morlino, grant writer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 983-4309, ext. 115. For more information about the contest or help with your story, please contact Ben Swan, email@example.com, 983-4309, ext. 139.