With so many dogs yet so few homes, what can we do?
I think we can help save more dogs’ lives by doing some of the following:
- Volunteer for a local rescue group or animal shelter.
- Advocate for dog rescue and adoption.
- Donate to humane causes.
- Do foster care for a dog.
If you are not ready to become a fully committed, longterm dog parent for the life of a dog, foster care offers a wonderful option. Open your heart and home as a foster care parent. Animal shelters need foster care homes. Living in a shelter kennel puts tons of stress on dogs. Dog rescue groups need more homes also.
Today, my web connections are on and off, so instead of a dog adoption profile, I post this appeal. Plus a photo of a dog I met on this morning’s walk.
What a quiet dog! Intent on looking at my dog, Sydney, this dog surprised me by never barking, no, not even once.
If you are considering a purebred rescue, but are not sure what breed you can parent for the life of a dog, foster care provides one-on-one dog to person relationship. Opening your home for foster care, gives you a dog to love, while getting acquainted with the typical needs of a breed. Nearly all breeds have rescue groups working overtime. Many breeds have web sites for information on fostering, rescuing, monetary gifts and adoption.
In the future, I hope to provide foster care for a dog or two. And one breed interests me, due to potential decline in my ability to provide long walks.
I have met a Basset Hound called “Daisy” that I adored. She visited my daughter’s grammar school. On event days, Daisy seemed happy and exceptionally easy-going. Despite the breed’s sad expressions, I felt Daisy would brighten my days, but Daisy had a devoted dog mama. And in those days, I took long walks with my dogs. A Basset Hound wouldn’t have fit with my family’s activity level back then.
What have you done to help save dogs’ lives?
Tell us about what you are doing.