Puppy Love With The Valley Patriot’s PuppyGirl Kate Whitney


September, 2011

Valley Patriot Puppy Girl Kate Whitney
Kate holds Patsy in her arms while petting Dash, a brown lab puppy she adopted after taking her in temporarily as part of the foster puppy program.
photo information: Boxford resident Kate Whitney is a foster parent to puppies who are rescued from abusive or neglectful homes. The puppies stay with Whitney until a suitable, loving home can be found. Whitney’s first foster puppy “Dash”, (left) tries to get at Patsy who is angry at Dash’s advances. Whitney says she fell in love with Dash and adopted him within weeks of taking him in. Kate Whitney is the Valley Patriot’s new pet columnist (Puppy Love with Kate Whitney).

One Tail at a Time Rescue is a small home based rescue located in Georgia and Massachusetts. We are helping to place at-risk dogs from shelters into preapproved, reference checked, home visited homes. An application is the first step in One Tail’s adoption process. One Tail at a Time Rescue does not usually have dogs on-site. Each application is reviewed and approved applicants are sent photos of current dogs or pups available for adoption. Together, applicants and One Tail help choose the pet that will best fit into the adopter’s lives and family.

Every dog or pup adopted through One Tail at a Time Rescue is fully updated with all recommended immunizations, heartworm tested and given heartworm and flea/tick prevention meds, microchipped if available, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. No animal will be placed prior to being altered. Each adoption includes all the above, plus leash, collar, dog food and natural biscuit samples, and transportation to the adoptive family’s home. We also include information on crate training, tips for helping to keep your pet healthy and happy, and free helpful advice for the lifetime of your dog!

We are always in need local families interested in fostering one of our great, loving dogs. Sometimes fosters are only needed overnight the night prior to transport to the dog’s new homes. Overnight fosters need to be able to transport their guests to the meeting place early the following morning. If you are interested in long-term or short-term fostering for One Tail at a Time Rescue, either in Massachusetts or Georgia, please email us for more information.

Please help… We are always in need of small donations. Most needed are collars, leashes, old towels and flannel sheets for crate comfort, instant dog tags called “Fastags”, and used crates in good condition. Monetary donations can also be made to help pay for unexpected vet bills for specific animals that we pull from shelters. Donations for this purpose will only be accepted by the treating veterinary establishment which will be provided to you upon request. If you’d like to help or need more info about helping, please email us. onetail@comcast.net

Phone: 978/373-4167 or 978/387-5619 (c)