Fur keeps is a private non-profit organization helping homeless pets find their forever families.
We offer classes regularly on a more holistic lifestyle for the whole family- 2 and 4 footed!!! Check the upcomiing events tab.
Whether you help through monetary donations or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Just because they are not perfect physically does not make them imperfect for us. Like little Rollo, very small for his age after surviving a horrible virus that left his corneas scarred, he was first on the euthanasia list at a high kill shelter. People rarely adopt the under dogs. And of course those are the ones that tug at my heart strings. He is ready for his forever home. Just needs a little TLC to thrive.
Rox is a purring machine. She has never met someone who was not her best friend. Her left eye is healing from an injury but is non-visual. Her modeling career may not have taken off but she is beautiful in her own right.
Hitch and Evan are 9yr old friends who lost their home when their parents passed away. No one in the family would take them and they were left at a high kill shelter. Very bonded and frightened to death, they came to us to avoid certain euthanasia. Hitch, our beautiful long haired boy is diabetic so needs to stay on a special diet he shares with Evan. They would love a family of their own but must go together. Sweet and personable, is there room in your family for 2 more that need just a little more help?
First and foremost, we all need to eat well. No fast food especially for our animal friends. I recommend grain free for pets and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies for 2 and 4 footed creatures. Read your labels! Supplementation for specific health challenges can be very helpful as well.
Having a healthcare provider, either a physician or a veterinarian who will listen to you is a must. Do your due diligence on any health issue and ask questions. Consider adding chiropractic care, acupuncture or homeopathy to the mix.
After 20 years of incorporating therapeutic grade essential oils into my life, I can not imagine going without. Whether they are used for alleviating signs of discomfort, inhaling in times of stress or just using non toxic products in the home and yard, everyone benefits. I only use Young Living essential oils due to their unquestioned quality and purity. We also have regular classes in their uses with any purchases going as a fundraiser for Fur Keeps.
All the buzz lately around marijuana and it's uses medically can be quite confusiing but really remarkable studies have been done in humans and animals. Pain, anxiety, seizures, cancer and so much more are all said to be addressed in some way with oral use of CBD. Topical products can be fantastic as well for both discomfort and dependiing on product line, skincare for that glowing youthful look. Not a bad thing to add to the arsenal in the family medicine cabinet!
As pet parents all the responsibility of our animal families health and happiness comes to us. Find a holistic vet in Chicagoland to start your education. But if we do not take time to be aware of our health and happiness, that job is so much harder. We all deserve a good life so go out for a walk in nature, take a yoga class, enjoy the energy of different crystals, diffuse some essential oils, enjoy the company of friends, volunteer at an animal rescue in Chicagoland or wherever, whatever improves your quality of life will help all the pets as well your outlook.
Watch the events tab to see what classes are coming up soon.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.