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Inspiring Connections

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

Our mission at Zoology Foundation is to inspire positive connections between people, animals, and the environment through animal interactions and by providing sanctuary to animals. We talk a lot about how we provide sanctuary to animals, the animal’s stories, and how we care for them. But what exactly do we do to inspire connections? And…

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Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Posted on: March 10th, 2022

Did you know that Zoology is home to 21 domestic waterfowl? Our ponds are currently home to 4 Mute swans, 13 Sebastopol and Embden geese, and 4 ducks. Of course, the Canada geese and other wild birds also like to join from time to time. Having access to water is vital to all animals, but…

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How do we choose what animals will live at Zoology?

Posted on: February 14th, 2022

We get an array of animal surrender forms here at Zoology Foundation. Animals such as pigs, geese, turtles, cats, rabbits and more! Some who need a new home because their owners are moving and unable to take them and some who would come to us from a third party who is removing the animal from…

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How to take care of a pig

Posted on: January 5th, 2022

There are many types of animals here at Zoology Foundation, but none of them are more adored than our pigs. We currently have five pigs on our property. Four of them are potbelly pigs named Chevy, Frankie, Priscilla, and Jonesy. We also have one large pig named Sweet Pea. No matter what their story was…

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Socialization: An animal’s guide on how to say, “Hello”

Posted on: December 6th, 2021

You’ve pulled into the parking lot of the local dog park with your best furry friend, Rover. Rover is in the back seat wagging his tail and crying with excitement. You put on his leash, grab your poop bags and walk him into the gated park. Once you unhook the leash Rover is off! He…

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Working Dogs, part 3

Posted on: November 4th, 2021

We are picking up right where we left off last month in our deep dive into dog breeds and the work they do. It is really important to note that just because a dog breed is known for any particular traits, be that behavior or health, there will always be dogs that don’t exhibit them…

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Working Dogs Beyond Zoology

Posted on: October 1st, 2021

In our August blog, we put the spotlight on our hard working livestock guardian dogs (LGD’s). Jelly, Zoey, and Cupid are a breed, or a mix of one or more, that was created for this kind job. Great Pyrenees were selectively bred to make them perfect for this sort of work, from their territoriality to…

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The hard working Livestock Guard Dogs of Zoology

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Did you know that not all the care and looking after of the outdoor residents of ZoFo comes from humans?  We have a 24/7 security team in the form of three wonderful livestock guard dogs!  These hard working dogs have proven over and over just how valuable they are in their protection of our outdoor…

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Resources to help if you find a animal in distress

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

This time of the year especially, ZoFo often receives calls from kind-hearted people seeking to help a wild animal that is injured or in some form of distress. Unfortunately, providing that type of aid does not fall under our type of licensure.  However, we can help steer you in the direction of someone who can!…

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Keeping 1,188 feet happy and healthy!

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

A large part of preventative care our animals receive at ZoFo is regular foot examinations and trims. This requires a lot of bending over from our staff! We have such a varied population of animals and each species has its own management requirements. Just like human fingernails, the hooves and nails of our animals continuously…

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