At Geary Veterinary Hospital, we take pride in supporting rescue organizations in our area. We work closely with three wonderful rescues: Golden State Greyhound Adoption (GSGA), Purebreds Plus, and 3R Rescue.
GSGA is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that places retired racing greyhounds in adoptive homes in Northern California. The greyhounds are ex-racers that come primarily from the Florida racetracks. GSGA was established in 2002 and is one of the largest rescue groups in Northern California.
Stuart and Barbara Homer started coming to Geary Veterinary Hospital in 2004. With all the dogs coming to them and new adopters wondering who to use as their veterinarian, Stu and Barbara knew they had to do some research. They wanted to find someone who would listen and who was trustworthy. They found Geary Veterinary Hospital and the rest is history. On their first meeting with Dr. Bjork, he agreed to work with this organization and offered rescue rates on new dogs. The staff at Geary found ex-racers to be wonderful, friendly dogs. Stu and Barbara moved all their personal pets to Dr. Bjork and started recommending Geary to their adopters. Ever since both local adopters and those far away come all the way to Geary for veterinary care.
Golden State Greyhound has adopted over 1,900 dogs and most have come through Geary Veterinary Hospital. In the words of GSGA: “We have all stayed with Geary because we trust they will do what is necessary for our pets’ care. It is important to work with veterinarians who listen and do research to find solutions, and that is what the vets at Geary do. The GSGA family is thrilled that Dr. Weiss and Dr. Hamilton are the new owners and are keeping the personal touch we value at Geary. We know the care that our dogs have received in the past will continue under their ownership.”
PPCR is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, socialization and rehoming of purebred and other exceptional cats and kittens into permanent homes. These breeds are often found in hoarding situations, kitten mills, or shelters. This rescue group has found homes for hundreds of cats coming from these situations.
Lee and Eric Kempter have been coming to Geary Veterinary Hospital since 1991. Lee wanted to foster cats, mostly Persian and Himalayans, and came upon PPCR. She started fostering with this group and spoke with Dr. Bjork about bringing the fosters and her pets to Geary. Lee brought her her beautiful Persian, Minxy, to Dr. Hamilton in 2011. Dr. Weiss had the privilege of seeing Minxy until the end of her life in 2015. At Geary, we all loved Minxy and she holds a special place in our hearts. Our staff has fostered many cats and kittens for this organization. We even have staff members who have adopted cats from them! We provide health checks, spays, and neuters prior to adoption.
3R Rescue was founded in 2012 by Linda Palagi Lynn and Jack Lynn in Winters, CA. Both are longtime animal lovers, rescue advocates and supporters of other successful rescue organizations. Over the last 25 years, Linda and Jack have personally rescued and rehabilitated dogs, cats, chickens, horses and other animals, even bringing them into their home. Most of the animals they rescue come from places of abandonment, neglect or abuse. Despite mistreatment, many of them still had loving dispositions and just needed a second chance. Linda and Jack have established a wonderful network of volunteers, behaviorists, and veterinarians who share a passion for their mission and help rehabilitate these animals and get them into loving homes.
Dr. Weiss met Linda many years ago when working in the biomedical field. Their paths crossed again in 2016 when Dr. Weiss was trying to find a home for a beagle and she learned about 3R Rescue and Linda’s work there. In 2018, Geary Veterinary Hospital began working with 3R Rescue. Dr. Weiss has spayed, neutered and performed dental cleanings on many dogs for them. The staff at Geary helped raise money and supplies for animals that fell victim to the Solano Fires in 2017. Our wonderful clients donated money and supplies to 3R to help the animals rescued during the fires. We are happy to provide health-care services to their rescues before adoption.