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Wine Country Animal Lovers

Wine Country Animal Lovers WCAL leads the no-kill philosophy in Napa County. A grassroots, donor funded, volunteer-run animal rescue partnering with local shelters to save lives.

Adoptable foster animals, spay/neuter help, crisis medical assistance for owned pets. Adopt LOVE

Adoptable foster animals, spay/neuter help, crisis medical assistance for owned pets. Adopt LOVE

Operating as usual

04/29/2022

We've discovered yet another of Melody's special talents! She's been helping her foster mom in the home office and while most of the time Melody's responsibilities include head butts, chirp sounds and looking cute while supervising from the tippy top of her cat tree, she has recently shown a special aptitude for disposing of top secret documents. We're pleased to share that Melody's promotion to Assistant Shredder has just been processed and her new name tag should arrive shortly πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸˆβ€β¬›οΈ
Melody is available for hire and is seeking a permanent position with a "forever family" so please help us spread the word about this rare feline! Previous roles include 2 years experience as the sole manager of canines, large and small. She's very career focused and has already been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped in anticipation of her next move. Melody's really going places and there's no one who can stop her once she puts her mind to something 🐾

Please share Blondie's sweet face to help us find her an active and loving adopter. Blondie was returned to WCAL in Dece...
04/28/2022

Please share Blondie's sweet face to help us find her an active and loving adopter. Blondie was returned to WCAL in December due to no fault of her own. When her elderly human became ill and was no longer able to care for Blondie, her family knew they could call on us for help in a sad time and that we'd do our best to find this amazing dog another great home. Animals can wind up in rescue for all sorts of reasons and most of them have little to do with the animal. This youthful 8 year old dog has fantastic leash manners, likes other big dogs, is smart and very tuned-in to her people. Blondie also talks, loves to play with toys and is an expert couch snuggler. She enjoys the company of other playful big dogs and will sit for snacks! Blondie is great in the car, loves a good squirrel chase and fails miserably at keeping strangers out of the home because she is just too friendly 🧑 Blondie is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and current on flea & heartworm preventative. Her foster home is located in Calistoga and we'd be happy to introduce you to her!
WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/dog/Blondie

Happy Birthday to Charmaine! She's definitely an MVP in our animal rescue world, kissing doggies by day at the Clearlake...
04/28/2022

Happy Birthday to Charmaine! She's definitely an MVP in our animal rescue world, kissing doggies by day at the Clearlake Animal Shelter and fostering the smallest bottle kittens and puppies by night! She founded a non-profit to support her shelter and you can make a donation to the City of Clearlake Animal Association in her honor to help her celebrate today and thank her for all that she does to help animals! WCAL is fortunate to have such a dedicated rescue partner and friend of animals big, small and feathered. Charmaine loves to spoil the shelter dogs with toys, chews and soft blankets to make their stay a little bit better. She gets attached to every animal in her care and she takes her work personally which only makes her better at what she does! Happy Birthday to you Charmaine πŸŽ‚ πŸ• πŸ” 🐱

Fostering is a generous act and it requires some personal sacrifice. We hear the "I couldn't foster because I would want...
04/28/2022

Fostering is a generous act and it requires some personal sacrifice. We hear the "I couldn't foster because I would want to keep them all" story a whole lot and we get it. It can be tough to give them up, but seeing the impact these amazing animals have on the lives of their adopters is really fulfilling and it helps us to let them go when they are ready. Laura fostered "Mana" in 2020 and she was feeling the urge to keep him for herself. It was her very first litter of WCAL foster kittens. Shortly after sending him home with his new family, she knew she had made the right decision because he had found the purrfect family! Laura's selflessness helped a little girl bring happiness into her home. Mana's name is Seuss now and he is worshipped 🧑
"As much as I am obsessed with Seuss, I think my daughter is even more. The smiles he has brought her in the last few months have been a treasure to me in times when I've worried for her. After the trauma she went through losing our cat Cosmo, I wondered if she needed counseling. Her anxiety was through the roof. She was angry, tearful and couldn't sleep. She said she thought she'd never again feel good. But then, little glimpses of her finding her way, all with the help of a fluffy grey kitten who needed to be cuddled as much as we would need to cuddle him. Who stays close in an uncommon cat way. I feel like we owe Seuss a lot, actually. He's healed, he's entertained, he's softened things. And above all, he's brought back her smile."

Thank you for fostering Laura and we wish you a very Happy Birthday! 😽

www.WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/cat-foster-application

This right here is why we say YES and work so hard to rescue sick, skinny orphan kittens... We do it for the happily eve...
04/27/2022

This right here is why we say YES and work so hard to rescue sick, skinny orphan kittens... We do it for the happily ever after stories! 🧑 Santi came to us at just 5 days old when he was smaller than a 4 ounce travel shampoo bottle. He needed emergency surgery to remove both of his eyes and we weren't sure he'd survive. This bottle-raised blind kitten grew up to be a loving, beautiful snowshoe siamese. Santi found the most amazing family and just look at him now! He has two humans who are obsessed with him and two sweet feline companions. Plus, Santi also has this super cool new look that we just had to share 😎
#RescueRehomeRepeat #FostersSaveLives #AdoptLOVE

We preach SPAY/NEUTER to stop kittens being born on the streets, under houses, in gardens or alleys. Most kittens born t...
04/27/2022

We preach SPAY/NEUTER to stop kittens being born on the streets, under houses, in gardens or alleys. Most kittens born to stray or unowned cats will not survive; over 50% will die outside. It's gruesome and cruel. Sometimes we share photos of sick, skinny kittens and people are upset, but that's the sad reality of animal rescue. These are the innocent little lives that desperately need everyone to do their part. If you feed street cats, it is absolutely necessary to work to have them altered to prevent the kind of suffering we are seeing.
Today we took in a litter of kittens in a serious state of starvation. They are so small and fragile, just skin and bones. But there's still a chance that we can save them and our fosters are going to try. It's terribly sad, but it doesn't have to be this way.
WCAL is an entirely donor supported non-profit and our team works hard to raise funds to spay as many cats as we can, all year long. Owned cats, feral cats, stray cats, community cats... More spay/neuter is 100% the way to save the lives of kittens and end unnecessary suffering.

Have you seen our new Wish List yet? These are the specific foods and pet supplies that our fosters use each week to car...
04/26/2022

Have you seen our new Wish List yet? These are the specific foods and pet supplies that our fosters use each week to care for the kittens they are raising in their homes. They can be purchased from Chewy and shipped directly to our team to support our rescue!
https://www.chewy.com/g/wine-country-animal-lovers_b68789103
The Encanto Litter is extra adorable, but these kittens are also very small and we are going to go through a lot of kitten food (and litter!) to help them grow big and healthy 😽 Thank you for the many ways you help us save lives!

Get rescued! Every animal adopted opens up a spot in our program for us to help another cat or dog in need 🧑
04/26/2022

Get rescued! Every animal adopted opens up a spot in our program for us to help another cat or dog in need 🧑

We're so happy to share this adoption update from BonBon, who now answers to Beulah! She was the first puppy from our li...
04/26/2022

We're so happy to share this adoption update from BonBon, who now answers to Beulah! She was the first puppy from our litter of Chocolates to be adopted. Beulah has just completed her beginning puppy class with her new family at Marin Humane πŸ‘πŸΆπŸ˜ She LOVES her dog brother Duke and has begun joining him on walks now that she's a big girl. Beulah constantly checks in with Duke, looks at him, rubs against him, sniffs what he sniffs and generally idolizes him. Training class was fun and Beulah especially liked the socialization playtime with other dogs in her class. Beulah is a happy girl and LOVES everyone and everything, especially cats! What matters most is that she is a loved puppy dog 🧑 Thank you Susan & Pete!
#HappilyEverAfter #aFamilyThatTrainsTogether #RewardBasedDogTraining #PuppyLove

We're experiencing an invasion of the tabby cats! There are lots of baby cats growing up in WCAL foster homes and our ne...
04/25/2022

We're experiencing an invasion of the tabby cats! There are lots of baby cats growing up in WCAL foster homes and our next two litters scheduled for spay/neuter will all be TABBY! They've got stripes, swirls and the distinctive M on their forehead, but despite their similarities, they are each very unique with distinct personalities, adorable quirks and favorite toys or activities. Our fosters use a kitchen scale to weigh their foster kittens each week and that's how we know when they're almost ready! Two pounds, here we come πŸ±βœ‚οΈπŸΎ

It's been a really big week for Blondie! She visited the chamber of commerce mixer on Thursday, then attended Friday nig...
04/24/2022

It's been a really big week for Blondie! She visited the chamber of commerce mixer on Thursday, then attended Friday night's concert in the park and spent Saturday chillin at the community yard sale with WCAL. Today she was up and at em for a 3 mile loop around town with her foster dad. When it comes to our best good girl Blondie, you can take all the things you think you know about German Shepherds and just toss em out the window. She's relaxed and friendly in crowds of strangers (even more so if food is involved). Blondie doesn't mind loud noises (or a live band). She greets dogs and kids politely with a mellow tail wag. Blondie would enjoy having a friendly medium or large dog friend in her life (ixnay on cats or cat-sized dogs please!). This active, healthy dog forms close bonds with the humans she spends the most time with and she's looking for someone who will include her in all the fun stuff. Blondie is chatty and communicative and she gets silly when wrestling with her toys and her favorite people. She's definitely no couch potato! Please SHARE to help us connect her with a big dog lover who she can ride off into the sunset with 🧑
https://WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/dog/Blondie/

Mr. wiggly bootie puppy boy was very popular at yesterday's community yard sale event. Heath brought his A-game; he lick...
04/24/2022

Mr. wiggly bootie puppy boy was very popular at yesterday's community yard sale event. Heath brought his A-game; he licked as many kids as possible, showed off his super cute wrinkles and was his usual, charming self! He's been practicing his leash manners, working on potty training and, now that he's fully vaccinated and able to explore safely in public, is learning to greet other dogs politely (oh the excitement!). Heath is looking for a forever family who is ready and willing to bring him to a reward based training class to continue his learning! He loves children and is ready to befriend anyone who crosses his path 🐢 You can apply to adopt online: WineCountryAnimalLovers.org

Handsome and sweet, Yukon went to his very first adoption event today! He made biscuits, watched birds and lounged while...
04/24/2022

Handsome and sweet, Yukon went to his very first adoption event today! He made biscuits, watched birds and lounged while strangers oohed and aahed over him. This young cat has fantastic house manners and he makes friends easily. Yukon is very dog-like in his mannerisms, especially when he does a big flop at your feet for attention. He has fit into his foster home seamlessly, navigating the strong personalities of the resident cats with ease and avoiding conflict like a real pro. He's a lover, not a fighter! Yukon is currently available for adoption in Calistoga and we'd be happy to introduce you to him if you have room for a size XL kitty cat in your heart 🐾🧑

We're meetin' & greetin' with adoptable cats & dogs at Calistoga's Community Yard Sale! Come see us on Third Street unti...
04/23/2022

We're meetin' & greetin' with adoptable cats & dogs at Calistoga's Community Yard Sale! Come see us on Third Street until 1pm. The weather is great and the company is excellent! 🐢 πŸˆβ€β¬›πŸŒ #HappyEarthDay #RescuePetsRule #AdoptLOVE

Happy Caturday from baby Elektra! Milk mustaches for everyone! πŸΌπŸˆβ€β¬›πŸŒž
04/23/2022

Happy Caturday from baby Elektra! Milk mustaches for everyone! πŸΌπŸˆβ€β¬›πŸŒž

For #FosterFriday we asked Danielle who her favorite WCAL foster pet was and she said, "they all are," which makes perfe...
04/23/2022

For #FosterFriday we asked Danielle who her favorite WCAL foster pet was and she said, "they all are," which makes perfect sense to us! πŸ˜‚ Danielle and her family have fostered kittens and cats of all ages as well as more than a few puppies. "I love them all for different reasons. I love bottle babies that are all up in your face for love like little Sebastian. I love the age where they get 3 wet meals a day and immediately run to the fridge first thing in the morning like siblings Link and Zelda. I love the sick ones that we try so hard to save, but who sadly don’t make it like the six Herb babies. I love the older kittens that are just waiting for their perfect human to come along like Rumple. But I think my favorite kitties are the shy ones like Annabelle, Chai, Ripple and Rain. I was pretty sure that they would never come out of their shells (or the crate, the closet or out from under the couch...). It takes sooo much time for these sensitive guys to adjust and trust us enough to leave the safety of their hiding places, but it is SO gratifying when they do. The baby steps and small victories make it so worth it! Here are pictures of some of the animals we have fostered. Thanks for letting me be a part of team WCAL!" πŸ’•

Thank you Danielle, Greg & Bennett for opening your home to so many amazing animals and for being that crucial bridge on their rescue journey from homeless to adopted. Fosters save lives, again and again! πŸ‘

www.WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/cat-foster-application

Heath says, the longer the tongue, the more peanut butter you can lick! πŸ₯œπŸ‘…πŸΆπŸ˜‹ He also uses his super sweet puppy dog tong...
04/22/2022

Heath says, the longer the tongue, the more peanut butter you can lick! πŸ₯œπŸ‘…πŸΆπŸ˜‹ He also uses his super sweet puppy dog tongue for giving kisses. You can meet him live and in-person tomorrow at WCAL's garage sale from 9am-1pm in Calistoga. You'll find our bright orange pop-up tent on Third Street. Heath is friendly, wiggly and he will make an excellent adventure buddy for some lucky family! He's fully vetted, 4.5 months old and as handsome as they come. For more information or to submit an adoption application, visit www.WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/dog/Heath

We sure were suprised to learn that our Garden Litter of soon-to-be adoptable kittens are a rare Scottish Fold mix! When...
04/22/2022

We sure were suprised to learn that our Garden Litter of soon-to-be adoptable kittens are a rare Scottish Fold mix! When they arrived from a condemned home in Clearlake, they had dirty crusty ears full of ear mites and we weren't sure if their flat, folded ears would perk back up after all the gook had been cleaned out. Three of the five kitties in this litter of nearly identical tabbies have cute folded ears. Dr. Franquelin confirmed at their checkup that their ears were not damaged and have cleaned up nicely. He determined that the shape of their cartilage is genetic! This litter so sweet and lovey and they are going to make amazing house pets. Anyone would be lucky to adopt a pair of these cuties, folded ears or not!
www.WineCountryAnimalLovers.org/coming-soon

Blondie the adoptable german shepherd is going to be the guest speaker at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce mixer tonigh...
04/22/2022

Blondie the adoptable german shepherd is going to be the guest speaker at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce mixer tonight!

Do you know who to call in your city if you need to surrender an animal or report an animal in distress? The City of Cal...
04/21/2022

Do you know who to call in your city if you need to surrender an animal or report an animal in distress? The City of Calistoga has a contract with North Bay Animal Services (based out of Petaluma) to provide no-kill animal control and sheltering services within city limits and their phone number is 707-762-6227. This box of hamsters was abandoned outside the local veterinary clinic yesterday and we want to make sure everyone knows that there's a safe place for local animals to go so they don't need to be left unattended. If you are curious to learn more, please swing by and visit the NBAS shelter any day from 9am-6pm at 840 Hopper Street in Petaluma 🐾 Please pass it on!
www.NorthBayAnimalServices.org

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Calistoga, CA
94515

General information

We do not have our own facility. Our animals stay in local foster homes. All animals available for adoption will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, and current on their vaccinations. Learn more at our website: WineCountryAnimalLovers.org

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(707) 800-5058

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Our Story

Wine Country Animal Lovers leads the no kill philosophy in the Napa Valley. We are an all volunteer rescue group with no paid staff. Our animals live in foster homes until they are adopted (we don’t have a facility of our own). Every donation goes directly towards helping animals. WCAL assists with all things animal related in the Upper Napa Valley and we do our best to help our neighbors in Napa County, Lake County and Sonoma County.

WCAL advocates for animals. We pull animals in need from local shelters and save lives by transporting animals to no kill rescue partners. Our courtesy posts help families re-home their pets and we provide adoption services for homeless animals. Thanks to our generous donors and veterinary partners we offer charity medical support and affordable spay/neuter as funding allows. WCAL helps lost animals get back home and traps animals who can’t get to safety without our intervention. Join us!

A 501(c)3 in good standing since 2008, tax ID #27-1454400

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We appreciate our friends at Wine Country Animal Lovers more than they know! Thank you for saving so many little lives from our area. 🐾
True story. :D
Today is National Pet Day! Please share a picture of your furry loved one and tell us what you love about them the best and brighten our day. If you are considering adding a pet to your family, please remember that there are plenty of deserving dogs, cats and rabbits waiting for homes at our local shelters and rescues. Please reach out to our friends at the Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center , North Bay Humane Society Ripple Effect Animal Project Wine Country Animal Lovers We Care Animal Rescue and Napa Bunnies first.
We are pleased to announce the 2022 The David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund Grant Awards 🐾🐢😸 Each recipient offers services that improve the health, welfare, humane treatment, adoption, and care of small animals in Napa County. We are grateful to David and Jane Gotelli, longtime Napa residents, who held a special place in their hearts for our smallest and furriest friends. They entrusted their carefully acquired assets to us, through their will, so that we could create a permanent income stream to support the welfare of Napa County's small animals for generations to come! πŸ‘Congratulations to the following organizations: πŸŽ‰ Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter Napa Humane Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Community Animal Response Team - Napa CART Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Ripple Effect Animal Project We Care Animal Rescue Napa Wildlife Rescue Wine Country Animal Lovers #napavalleyanimals #napacountypets #napavalleypets #petlove #smallanimals #smallanimalrescue #smallanimalrehab #philanthropymatters #napavalleylife #napalife #donatetoday #donatenow #donor #leavealegacy #engineforgood
I appreciate there are some who prefer not to use Amazon (totally fine of course) but for those who do, I highly recommend making this simple adjustment on your account so that WCAL receives our support. I’ve been meaning to share this for awhile..,.so taking advantage of the prompt from Amazon to confirm my preferred charity. Thank you WCAL for all you do.
Hashi and Dagashi are home with us and adjusting well ❀️
🐾 Pawsome news!! Sibling sisters Wallaby and Wombat are off on a Foster to Adopt Adventure, together!! And it doesn't get much better than when it's with one of our favorite previous adopters!! Thanks Beth and Cow-Cow! 🐾 Special thank you to our friends at Wine Country Animal Lovers for expediting their spays so they could go home asap!! ❀
Courtesy Post -- Calistoga, CA (Napa County) -- Meet BOO, a beautiful female born approximately April 2021, available for adoption from Wine Country Animal Lovers! https://www.facebook.com/winecountryanimallovers/posts/4687269978027018 #adoptdontshop #california #tabby #kittens #napa
Today is the launch of Napa Valley’s CanDoGiveGuide and we are honored to share the spotlight with our animal loving friends at Napa Humane , Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter , Napa Community Animal Response Team - Napa CART , Napa Wildlife Rescue , Sunrise Horse Rescue , Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation, Bleating Hearts Farm and Sanctuary , and Wine Country Animal Lovers. Click here to learn more and donate: www.candogiveguide.org 🐾
Violet loves dragging her bed around and raven thinks it a great hiding place. These girls are do affectionate and totally goof balls. I love them snd they give me daily laughs
It is the one year birthday of the β€œfancy shmancy car” litter. Here is Mocha-May (formerly Maybach). Anyone know how the others (Mercedes, Porsche, Bugatti) are doing? I’d love to see photos! Happy birthday vrooooooom!