Hi,everyone I am new here,I am a dog owner and of course I really love dogs and wish there was something I could do to help them all but sadly that is not an option, but I came across an ad today asking for help finding a foster home for certain dogs before they were to be put down in AM. I don't think they found a home but I was wondering if anyones know of any high traffic website where these dogs could be advertised to try to find them a foster home or a forever family before they are put down? If anyone knows of any websites other that www.hoobly.com www.kijiji.com and graigslist. please let me know and I will pass them on.
Another thing that you can do if you are not able to foster is to donate money or supplies to a reputable no-kill rescue. The more money they have, the more space they can have for animals, and ability to feed, vet, and alter more animals. Many will pull animals from kill shelters so that they have a second chance, but available space and resources is key.
I can't foster because my dog doesn't like other dogs, but there is a pit bull rescue that I really respect that I donate to. They have the resources and the compassion to put my money to good use for needy pit bulls more so than I would be able to do on my own.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 8/13/2008 6:31:46 PM*** Reason: asdfjkl;
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You could always volunteer. Even one or two days a month would help. You could clean kennels, walk dogs or just help with socialization. I've groomed a couple of dogs from my local shelter. The old director loved the idea of them going home with me for the night and coming back with a new do. People are much more willing to adopt a clean, nice smelling dog.
I really want to help all those doggies, too! I obviuosly can't adopt them all and fostering is not really an option for me either. But fostering seems to be the biggest need for the rescues that I have been in contact with.
In addition to fostering and funding, many rescues also look for help with transporting animals, donations of food, treats, bedding, even toys. Perhaps you can help there? Getting the word out about their needs and available pets is also very important.
There are not only general (will take any pet in need) rescues, there are also breed specific rescues that can use the help, as Rottluver has stated.
A Google search will bring up organizations in your area. You can call around and see what their needs are and how you can help.
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