Right. I can't find it anywhere. Max has been in our shelter for over a year and is being considered for euthanisia. I am desperate to find her a home or foster care. No one wants to put her down but they are also considering her quality of life sitting in a kennel for a year and more.
I wouldn't think so because I don't think it would be any different than all of the other posts that are 'not dog related' most of those posts get to stay. I am not trying to give this dog to anyone, I am just trying to get the word out that she needs a home, I have seen other posts on here like that before and they weren't deleted.
I saw it-nice looking dog. I hope you find a home for her. One of my local shelters had a fund-raiser. One of the ways they raised money was by bringing a bunch of their available dogs, and you could "rent" a dog for $5.00 for 1/2 hour! (just to walk around the park where it was held) I believe they actually ended up with several adoptions by doing that. Maybe you guys could try something like that?
Also, try shelter sharing. Some people stick to one to see if new dogs come in. Maybe the shelter could trade some dogs that have been there a while and see if that works. Also, the local news station does little stints here where they will bring dogs to the station to show people what they have and to educate them about shelters and adoption. Maybe someone would be willing to do that? Also, here they have a pet of the week in the local paper. Some of the smaller towns will post things like that for free.
Okay, well the shelter is in Spokane, Washington. We don't trade with the other shelters because they are contracted shelters that give time limits to there dogs. Max has been on the radio before. Her biggest problem is that she doesn't like cats. She is a great dog though. I take the pictures for petfinder at my shelter, but pretty soon will be stopping for the winter, I live an hour away and it is hard in the winter. But I know that they cannot keep her all winter, too many other dogs come in and they need the space. Anyone know of a heeler rescue or something similar in Washington???
Katz: do you have a cat ? lol. You do not have to leave the dog at the other shelter. They borrow for a week or so and you in turn take a couple of their dogs. I heard that works well with some shelters so try asking again.
LOL, I have three cats and three little dogs about the size of my cats! The city and county shelters are real jerks about things, they wouldn't let us do that. I tried to put up a picture of one of our dogs that needed a home very badly and one of the volunteers there told me that they(the staff) would just tear it down after I left because an adoption at our shelter meant one less at theirs. That was in July, I doubt that they have changed. It is frustrating to work with such greedy people in this field. My shelter is run solely off donations and we keep animals as long as we can and if people don't find what they are looking for with us, we REFER them to the other shelters! Talk about a one way back scratching, huh??
Katz-can you guys find a foster home for her? I guess she's not calm enough for a senior citizens home? I know that some of them around here adopt a dog from a shelter for the seniors. But I think they usually tend to go with an older, smaller, calmer dog. But it might be worth checking into.