Our dogs come to us from a variety of sources. Many are given up by their current owners due to changes in their circumstances or because of behavioral problems. However, many are turned over to us by shelters and we know very little or nothing about them. Often we do not even know their names as they were found as strays.
All dogs taken into the rescue are spayed or neutered if age and health permit. If their vaccinations are not up to date or if they are strays, we give them all necessary vaccinations and a complete veterinary check including testing for parasites including heartworm. Again, age and health permitting, they are treated for any treatable ailments identified by our veterinarians.
All dogs are put in foster care for a minimum of two weeks to evaluate them and to get to know as much about them as possible. Often, foster families must work extensively with health and behavior problems under the guidance of the foster coordinator.