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?
SacRDR is a foster based rescue. This means each foster dog is in a foster home of their own where they are loved, cared for, and rehabilitated 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?
All cases of abuse or neglect should be immediately reported to the Animal Control agency overseeing your jurisdiction. While Resilient Dog Rescue is unable to provide abuse/neglect investigation services, if you require assistance to determine the appropriate authority to notify in your area or need help tracking down contact information, 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. 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 rehome it until after 30 days of 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?
Ideally, foster dogs stay in their assigned foster homes until they get adopted. We do not have a facility or boarding location to house animals overnight, so our rescue dogs rely on foster homes until they are placed with forever families, and the more stability we can provide the better. That said, there is no definitive or guaranteed length of time that a dog will need to be in foster care, and the time commitment required for fostering depends on the needs of each individual rescue dog. Some dogs find their perfect match after only a few days or weeks, and sometimes it can take months or more for the right fit to come along. Each foster dog is networked weekly to promote adoption; however, the amount of time it takes to find the right match will vary depending on their adoptability and fit of the applicants received. *If you can foster, but only for a short amount of time, we also need temporary fosters! Temp/vacation fosters take dogs from anywhere from 1 day to 4 weeks when a regular foster is out of town, or in 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 to 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 in SacRDR.
Most importantly, provide the 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 rehomed.
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 60 days’ notice if you can no longer care for your foster.