RedRover News



June 21, 2021

Food for Thought

Tips for picking your pets’ food Feeding your pets high-quality pet food can have a positive effect on their behavior, health and overall well-being. But with hundreds […]
June 21, 2021

RedRover Responders Volunteer Deployment Resources

RedRover offers the following resources to volunteers who are preparing for or returning from a deployment. This page is not intended for distribution; contents are intended […]
June 18, 2021

Celebrating Pride Month: How pets helped me love the authentic me

By Katie Campbell, Director of Collaboration & Outreach Pride month is a very special month for me. June is my birth month but, more importantly, it’s […]
June 17, 2021

Honoring Immigrant Heritage Month: Home is Where Our Pets Are

By Olivia Carpenter, RedRover Membership and Administrative Assistant My mom and dad both grew up with pets, but when we immigrated from Mexico to the United […]
June 16, 2021

Giving Stray Animals New Life: On the ground in Houston June 24-25

If you haven’t seen it firsthand, you may not be familiar with Houston’s stray animal crisis. With hundreds of thousands of homeless animals in the city,  […]
June 16, 2021

A Cat with a Hat: Calleigh’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator When we’re asked about our pets, the temptation to describe every little detail that makes them special to […]
June 16, 2021

Inspiring Kindness When We Need It Most

Our Kind News magazine spring survey results are in, and we have a lot to smile about! We heard that: 99% of those surveyed would recommend […]
June 16, 2021

Sammy’s New Leash on Life

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Jenna has a special place in her heart for homeless dogs. She often goes out of her way […]
June 16, 2021

Collaborating for Good

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO When I visited Safe Voices – the first pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in the state of Maine – it […]

 
August 11, 2017

My day at the Wall Fire Emergency Animal Shelter

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

August 9, 2017

Key Nutrients That Help Your Dog Live A Healthier Life

By Jeffery Roberts, guest blogger

The food that you feed your dog is one of the primary means available to you to provide a positive impact on your dog’s health. While genetics, environment, exercise and other lifestyle factors affect your pet’s health, nutrition is perhaps the single most important consideration to help your dog be at his or her healthiest.

July 19, 2017

Humanely Managing Cat Overpopulation Sites

This manual provides guidance on how to humanely solve cat overpopulation sites by bringing all affected parties together to develop a plan to reduce overpopulation through a combination of TNR and placement. It includes strategies, operations guidance, useful forms and other resources.

July 12, 2017

My #RedRoverMoment: Braving floods for creatures great and small

By Mindy Nelson, RedRover Responders volunteer

I did the RedRover Responders training in Illinois in 1994, and very shortly afterwards the flood hit in Liberty, Texas. Oddly enough, I had a plane ticket to Texas because I was going on a long weekend vacation - but instead of going on vacation, I deployed to the disaster. The memories are as vivid as ever:

July 10, 2017

Disaster resources for California and B.C. wildfires

View and share our Fire Safety Tips for Pets

RedRover Responders volunteers are being deployed to provide emergency sheltering for animals displaced by the fires in Northern California. Here is a list of currently available emergency animal shelters and resources in both California and Canada.

July 7, 2017

When wildlife appears at your front door

By Laurel Meleski, Program Coordinator II

One of my favorite things about living in the Sacramento area is being so close to the river. There are some beautiful trails to walk, and you can see birds, deer, and squirrels year-round. Even so, my 4th of July weekend was notably full of wildlife this year. In addition to the wildlife I usually see, I got to see a family of river otters on the South Mokelumne River, plus two coyote and four beaver on the American River. Then I saw, up close and personal, eight baby opossum on my doorstep.

July 5, 2017

How to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

Summer is a much needed break for teachers, students and parents - but sometimes when the inertia of classwork ceases, so can students’ exposure to educational resources. Here are some ideas to minimize the “summer slide.”

July 5, 2017

Summer Reading List for All Ages

Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:

Ages 2+:
What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!

June 22, 2017

Three cheers for Jarvis the therapy dog!

When Jennifer decided to dedicate her career to helping disabled and elderly individuals, she wanted to adopt a dog that could join her when working with her clients. Jarvis, a former stray at her local shelter, ended up being her perfect match.