Purpose to rescue pets from local kill shelters in hopes of giving
them a new loving 4-ever Home. We will promote good pet ownership. Our
rescue will provide the pets with a temporary home, a nice place to stay,
and any necessary vet care, vaccinations, spay and neuter and
Why did they
Why did they not
look for me?
I am a
This little guy
was picked up by Animal Control in San Antonio and was minutes from death
when we took him home....
thousands of pets just like Bert that need homes!
The research was done at by animal control and
shelters all over the US, they have compiled separate information for
dogs and cats; they interviewed 380 people who surrendered their dogs for
adoption and 905 owners who kept their animals. The control group was
chosen from a random sample of dog-owning residents.
- Fifty-four percent of the dogs surrendered were six months to three
years old and 15 percent were less than six months old. (The study
included only acquired dogs, not surrendered litters.)
- Fifty-one percent of dogs surrendered had been purchased for less
than $100 from a breeder or private owner. Nearly nine percent from
these private sources cost more than $100 ; 2.5 percent came from pet
stores; and 3.9 percent from litters produced in the home.
- Nearly 20 percent of the surrendered dogs came from a shelter, and
about the same number were acquired as strays.
- Nearly 41 percent of the surrendered dogs were obtained free from
the previous owner.
- Behavior problems occurring daily that contributed to surrender
- barking, 41 percent
- chewing 24 percent
- hyperactivity, 45 percent
- house training accidents, 21 percent
- aggression to other pets, less than eight percent
- aggression to people, less than nine percent.
- Purebred pets are at lower risk of surrender to shelters than mixed
breeds, and dogs purchased for more than $100 have the lowest risk
factors of all.
- Dogs less than two years old are at highest risk for abandonment,
especially if they are mixed breed, unneutered, live in a family with
children, or require more care or attention than the owners expected
when they obtained the animal.
- Dogs acquired between the ages of one and two years are at higher
risk for abandonment than puppies, perhaps because they came to their
new owners with established behavior problems.
- Dogs that are adopted from a shelter are at relatively high risk of
return, leading to the idea that behavior counseling programs at
shelters should be evaluated to determine their effectiveness.
- Dogs that spend most of their time separated from the family, either
in crates or in the yard, are at greater risk. This discovery should
warn obedience instructors, shelter staffs, and veterinarians who
recommend the use of a crate that they must provide clear information on
its proper use.
- Dogs that visit the veterinarian more than once a year and those
that attend obedience classes — the best places to get educational
information on behavior — are more likely to remain in their original
We always strongly urge you to look at
all the dogs available through other rescue groups.
We especially urge
you to look through your LOCAL POUND. Animals incarcerated there have only
days until being put to death. The volunteers at the local pounds usually
can tell you about the pets that have been abandoned there. Many are pure
breed, (statistically 30%)
There are literally hundreds of dogs
available through a variety of groups and individuals. Please support
everyone's rescue efforts by adopting a new family member. Please DO NOT
BUY a dog. Breeders only perpetuate the problem of too many pets and not
enough homes for them.
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|Foster homes are the backbone of
any rescue group. The more homes that are willing to foster, the
more dogs we can save. To foster for us, you must have a securely
fenced yard that is attached to your home, and be willing to allow a
foster dog to sleep in your home at night. We can provide a crate
for that purpose. Please email us if you are interested in helping
foster. We would need to know your requirements too. Do you need a
dog that is cat, dog, child compatible? Are you able and willing to
exercise a foster dog? Have you had a dog before? The more
information you can provide for us, the better ability we have to
match you up with a suitable foster dog. Let us know if you are
willing to help by fostering!