Where do your rescue dogs come from?
Our priority is high-risk dogs who are slated for euthanasia at shelters due to space or medical issues. When a Good Samaritan is able to foster, we also have the occasional stray enter our program.
Where is your facility located?
As a foster-based rescue, SacRDR does not have a brick and mortar facility. Instead, each foster dog stays in a foster home of their own where they are rehabilitated, loved, and cared for until the right forever family comes along.
I need to give my dog away, can you take my dog?
As a small rescue with limited space, our focus has to be on saving as many at-risk dogs from shelters as possible, so at this time we are unable to take in owner surrenders. We like to see dogs stay with the families they love, and often the issue resulting in a dog being surrendered to a rescue or shelter is resolvable. Before you choose to surrender your dog, please consider your other options! Check out our Resources page for recommendations to help you keep your pet, or reach out directly by e-mailing us at [email protected].
I am witnessing animal abuse, can you help?
Specific requirements for reporting animal abuse to the appropriate authorities will depend on your city or county. For help determining how to properly report animal abuse, please e-mail [email protected]
I found a dog, what should I do now?
If the dog is not wearing a collar or tags, any veterinarian can scan for a microchip at no cost to you, in less than five minutes. California law requires that you MUST complete and submit a Found Animal Report within the county/city the dog was found. Please keep a copy for yourself. Notify shelters and local vets of the found dog, and post flyers around your area and on neighborhood Facebook Lost & Found pet pages. Please note: If you choose to care for a stray dog in your home rather than turn it into the shelter, you cannot legally keep or re-home it unless you have made a good faith effort to locate the owner, and until 30 days has passed since filing the Found Dog Report.
What does it mean to foster?
Fostering a rescue dog means providing a safe environment full of love and consistency while the dog recovers in their greatest time of need. A foster home saves the life of their new foster dog who would have otherwise been slated for euthanasia. When you choose to foster, you are the pathway to their new life. Our team at Resilient Dog Rescue will be here for support and guidance every step of the way.
What is the average cost associated with fostering a dog?
Resilient Dog Rescue will provide all necessary items to set you up for success. This includes: a crate, collar, harness, leash, dog treats, and any medical attention needed. SacRDR can also provide dog food if necessary.
How long do we keep our foster dog?
The time commitment for fostering depends on the needs of that individual rescue dog. The dog may be in the rescue for weeks to months. Each foster dog is networked weekly to promote adoption; however, the specific duration of foster care will vary on the adoptability of the foster dog, and the speed at which a matching family applies. *If you can foster, but only for a short amount of time, we are also in need of temporary fosters! Our temp fosters take dogs from anywhere from 1 day to 4 weeks while a regular foster is out of town or in the case of an emergency. All supplies are provided to temporary fosters.
What is my commitment as a foster parent?
As a foster parent, you will be responsible for the following:
Commitment to transporting and handling of the dog at monthly adoption events.
Sending updates on your foster dog, along with pictures or videos.
A commitment to foster this dog throughout the dog’s time with SacRDR.
Most importantly, provide time, structure, consistency, care, and affection to allow the dog to recuperate, convalesce, receive medical attention, and learn basic commands in order to be successfully re-homed.
Please note: While we understand that life can sometimes get in the way of this commitment, we have no immediate “Plan B” for placement for your foster dog. Alternate arrangements will be made as soon as possible when necessary; however, we ask for a minimum of 45 days’ notice if you can no longer care for your foster.