The saying, adopt a dog, save a life has never embodied a more urgent a plea. Maximus loves toys of all types, and particularly enjoys squeaky toys (we’ll even send him home with a lifetime supply!). Many shelters offer web sites with pictures and information about all of their animals available for adoption. In the year that I fostered that scrawny little blue dog, I learned more about fostering and rescue than many people learn in decades.
Obviously, she had signed a similar agreement, because the shelter took the dog away from the family Ellen had chosen to be the dog’s new family. Minou cat-walked her way into our hearts and we think its high-time she struts her stuff out with her new people.
Aside from medical care investigation, shelters also provide the necessary treatments and will spay or neuter the animals before being adopted to prevent a recurrence of the current situation in the future. The shelter or rescue agency will ask you several questions to ensure that you can provide a long term, stable home for the animal, and to ensure the right match between pet and adopted family.
At Petfinder, you can search for pets in the following animal categories: barn yard, bird, cat, dog, horse, pig, rabbit, reptile, and small & furry. The bottom line is: it’s our rescue, they’re our dogs, and we can have whatever policies we want to in regards to how we place them.
We have taken in dogs from severe hoarding situations, and consistently pull dogs from further reaching high-kill shelters, whose time, sadly, has run out. If you don’t have the patience to acquaint stranger pets to each other then you certainly don’t have the patience to raise a puppy.