bella

The story of Bella

She is a small dog of indeterminate breed. Soft black fur, fluffy pointed ears and a deep growl that warns others away. Bella belonged to migrant workers in the Capay Valley north of San Francisco. When time came for them…
Nina-2 Ginger & Zuzu

Nina Shares Her Joy!

As we spend time most summer Saturdays at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, we make friends with the shoppers and with the children and dogs they bring with them. This summer we met Nina, age 8, who visits our table each…
BeagleMeetup

Beagle Meetup

They come one-by-one, or two-by-two; they come in cars, in vans, or on foot, and they filter into the park where the level of excitement increases with each new arrival. The baying and howls announce this is the monthly Beagle…
Come join us at our first annual DOG-O-WEEN costume contest hosted by Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter

Dog-O-Ween 2013

A crisp, sunny autumn day — what a perfect afternoon to host our inaugural Dog-O-Ween! Last Saturday, October 26th, FoPAAS held the very first of our annual Dog-O-Ween fundraising events. The sunny day was much improved by the cheery, festive…
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Our Friend Fernando

Recently at Palo Alto’s downtown Farmer’s Market, we have been joined at our FoPAAS table by the delightful Fernando Ramirez. Fernando’s family owns Contreras Farm in Moss Beach and every Saturday morning they can be found at our Farmer’s Market…
SophieJasper

Star Crossed Lovers

Sophie and Jasper are best friends and live next door to each other.  Sophie is an outside cat; Jasper is an indoor cat. Every day Sophie walks over to Jasper’s house and gazes at him through his window. Jasper settles…