Monday, April 25, 2011
Foster Homes....are you out there?
When you adopt a dog from a foster run rescue group, you get a well adjusted member of the family that we know inside and out. When you look at a dog behind bars, how do you know if its going to hunt your cat....and end back behind bars, what a waste of time and emotion. PDCR tests all our dogs with kids, cats and other dogs to ensure the match is perfect.
We have been lucky for the past few months, intake has been very slow. We have been asked to help with 6 dogs in the next two weeks and need foster homes to help us care for them. They are all various sizes and breeds.
PDCR provides you with everything you'll need to make fostering fun. We give you the collar, leash, food, crate, and bedding, you just have to provide the love and basic training that some of the dogs might already have down pat. You'd be surprised at how well mannered most of the dogs we get are, its very easy to have one in your home for a few weeks.
If you are interested in helping out, or in finding out more about fostering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a great week.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Maybe Spring is Here?!
Next up is Charlee.
Charlee is a Chihuahua X Daschund. He is a cute stocky little guy with lots of character. He just turned 3 years old, is perfectly house and crate trained and amazing with small kids. He gets along with other dogs and doesn't bother with the cats either.
We also have some felines!!
This poor momma cat took up residence in an old dog house in some one's backyard on the west side. She surprised the homeowner with three little babies. With the cat rescues always being so overloaded, PDCR agreed to help with this little family.
Here is Mom:
There you have it, your Thursday dose of cute.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tis the Season....
This little guy is Cheeko, he is a Chihuahua X. He is about 8 pounds, long legs and alot of love to give. He sleeps with the puppies, but hangs out in the yard and wrestles with the big dogs. He is a staff favorite and has free roam of the shelter.
This girl is Rosie. She is about 5 months old, and although she is a puppy, she has a calm nature that makes her appealing to people and other dogs. She is a sweet heart looking for a home.
These two puppies are sisters, the tan one is Jayaa and the black flecked one is Moxie. They are 8 weeks old, cute little bundles. They are very outgoing, cuddly, kissy, and love to play with other dogs of all sizes. Cheeko is their bunkmate!
This boy is Sammi, he isn't really this sorry
looking in real life!! He was born in the shelter
on Sept 11, 2010. He is about 35 pounds and
a really sweet boy that gets along with
Chinook is a beautiful little Chow X. She is about 14 week old girl that loves to chew!! Once she gets thru this chewing stage she'll grow to be a welcome member of any family.
Please contact us if you are intersted in any of these awesome dogs. We are also needing foster care for the dogs, we would love to hear from you if you are willing to provide these pups with somewhere warm to wait for their new homes. PDCR provides the vet care, crate, collar, leash, food and bedding for any foster homes that are able to give their love for a short time.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This sweetheart is Mitzi. She is a 3 year old Boxer X. She is all white with a few brown patches on her face. She has long legs and a docked tail. She is perfectly house and crate trained. She is good with other dogs, and kids of all ages. She is a gentle and sensitive soul. She takes any correction, a change in voice tone, very personally and tries so hard never to make her people mad. She is quiet and very well mannered. She loves walks, but like to cuddle even more.
Dexter and Mitzi are currently in Lethbridge, Ove will be joining us on Monday. If you'd like to meet these cuties, please email up soon, they won't last long!!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Since our last post at the beginning of January, lots has happened.......but you wouldn't know that would you as nothing was posted!!
Some have emailed wondering where we are and what is going on, and we'd like to thank you for your support.
Now comes the honesty part :0) PDCR has gone thru many changes in the past two years. Lots of key members have moved on from the rescue, some have moved out of the city, others have had changes to their family.....lots of reasons. In the end though, were left with only five members, three of which were foster homes. Two people were now in charge of all the aspects of running the rescue, and there are many aspects, let me tell you!!
We did try to recruit some new people, attended the U of L volunteer fair, and had 34 students fill out applications to help us with little things such as dog walking, up to the bigger things such as website maintnance and marketing. I guess it was the hype of the fair, but despite our phone calls and emails, not a single student followed thru :( We were really bummed by that.
We have posted ads on kijiji looking for foster homes, drivers, people with marketing interest, but in order to find volunteers, we weren't able to keep up with the returning of about 12 phone calls a day from people looking for help, an average of 4 emails a day from past adopters looking for advise for their dog or to update us on how much they love their dog, emails also from people sending in applications.....then we have to meet with those potential people after usually a half hour phone interview. All this takes time. We also have to continue to support and maintain our foster homes, also takes time.
With only two people running PDCR, and only three foster homes, we aren't able to bring in as many dogs, but we continue trying to help them by finding other rescues in the area that have room to help.....and then arrange transport to get them to those rescues. We spend alot of time driving dogs that normally we would be able to help, to other rescues all over southern Alberta.
That doesn't sound like alot though does it? But all five of us have families and jobs, and the normal pressures that life brings, sickness, stress......the list goes on.
Enough wallowing!! You know what we have been able to do though?!! Last year, from January to December, the small group of us were able to intake, vet, foster, and adopt out 74 dogs!! That makes up for all the times when personally I felt like PDCR was a sinking ship, no helpers, no time, no one to update the blog or website....... We were also able to move an additional 59 dogs to other rescue groups! That means we were able to save 133 dogs!
When you average it out, it is quite surprising that between the five of us, we adopted out just over 6 dogs per month into new homes! As tired and frustrated as we get, that will put a smile on our faces, show us that we are making a difference, even though its small, and will make us continue.
So, we here at PDCR, are so thankful for everyone's support, and understanding after this little glimpse into the inner struggles that we face. With this being said, if you would like to help us out in any way, we are desperate for any help, and have many little things that we aren't able to keep up on....the blog!, and then there are bigger things like helping to put together a much needed adoption fair/fundraiser!! See, I didn't even get into the financial struggles we have!!
We trully love what we do and we'd probably do it all on our own if needed, but we are looking forward to many happy endings during 2011, and hopefully to some new people with exciting ideas to join us.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
They are HERE!!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Speaking of names...
Monday, December 27, 2010
Three Little Girls....Have NAMES!!!
We received a phone call from the Pincher Creek SPCA, they were in desperate need for some help as they were receiving dogs into the building....by the litter!
The golden girl is the most bold and brave of the three and was the boss and protector.
They are currently in a foster home with other dogs, cats, and kids. Fresh air is key with these pups, it makes them sleep! I had some parvo pups in my house this past summer, so didn't feel safe just yet to have these babies out in the yard, so they were really loud and crazy in the house, pent up for four days before they were able to move onto the acreage. Foster mom has nothing bad to say about these babes, they are ready for homes!! They are in the house during the day and nights, with outside play time, they also do their business outside too! Smart little babies.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Where are the Calendars?!!
We are more then willing to ship out the calendars on our dime to thank for you your continued patience. Please watch the blog on Tuesday as I will be posting as soon as I get them in my hands.
I will be posting tonight about three little cuties that we just got in, puppies! So, keep watch and thanks again for your patience.