Rescue Dogs

DON’T SHOP…ADOPT!!!

If you can’t adopt…foster
If you can’t foster…sponsor
If you can’t sponsor…donate
If you can’t donate…volunteer
If you can’t volunteer…educate, cross-post in social media

Everyone can do something.

Please take note:  If you ever need to re-home your pet DO NOT LIST THEM ON CRAIGSLIST. Especially dogs. The site is notorious for “innocent looking people” coming to pick up your dog, and then using them as bait dogs in dog fights. And dog fighting happens in EVERY town. If your dog is female and isn’t spayed, they’ll turn her into a puppy mill dog and she’ll live the rest of her life in a wire cage with no human touch, constant breeding and no veterinarian care. If the only alternative is to take your pet to a shelter, check first that it’s not a kill shelter. Owner surrenders are the first to die. Check your area for a reputable no-kill shelter. If it’s a specific breed, they will get in touch with organizations that specialize in that breed and they will “pull” the dog from the shelter.

 

Since the day I started living with a dachshund, I’ve fallen in love with the breed. In a perfect world I would have a house full of them, dozens and dozens! But that’s not realistic, instead I try to help doxies find homes. I volunteer for Dachshund Rescue South Florida located on the East Coast of Florida. They’re wonderful people and they’ve helped so many dogs, and continue to be lifesavers for the helpless. They do adoptions all over, not just South Florida.

It’s a rewarding feeling knowing you helped an animal in some way, and animals need us. There are many ways to volunteer in your town too – from helping out on site, walking dogs/playing with cats, cleaning up…to fostering, to doing home checks, transport, internet help, donating and much more depending on the organization you’re volunteering for. ALL rescues and shelters need volunteers – check out your local organizations and see what you can do.

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