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by Kyler Laird last modified 2008-03-02 19:22

how dogs come into our program


In the United States thousands of dogs are killed daily because they are unwanted. Many programs exist to reduce the number of dogs who are euthanized. Our program, however, simply seeks to save a handful of very special dogs who are unable to find a spot in a good home or with another rescue group.

Dogs who come to us have not had a family who is committed to providing good care for them. Some have endured abuse. Many have lived on the street. Most have spent time waiting for a new family in a shelter. But all have come through these hardships with a healthy attitude. It's a "trial by fire."

Beyond a healthy attitude we also look for physical health. Dogs do come to us malnourished, infested with worms, and worse but we have the people and facilities to deal with these problems. We try to avoid getting involved with dogs who have chronic health problems although we have discovered some after making a commitment to the dogs.

Some dogs are "owner surrenders" with a known background but many are strays. Most come from shelters who have contacted us about "a special dog." Although we've flown as far as Oklahoma to transport very special rescue dogs we prefer to conserve resources by working with nearby communities.

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