Monday, July 23, 2012

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue!

Today is the day that, Dog Rescue Success and Blog Catalog are joining together to help promote dog rescue organizations.

Local dog rescue organizations consist of volunteers who help by fostering dogs in their own homes while they search for permanent placement - taking dogs to adoption events and fundraising to cover medical and boarding costs. As their own resources permit, these groups work with local animal shelters in an effort to place adoptable dogs that are scheduled for euthanasia.

One such organization is Dog House Adoptions located in Rensselaer County, New York. They are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to caring for the stray dogs that seven municipalities place into holding in Rensselaer County.

Co-founded by BtC4Animal’s very own Kim Clune, her husband Tim, and friends, Dog House Adoptions offers a comprehensive solution to the abundance of stray dogs in Rensselaer County by caring for dogs who need help now, educating the public to protect dogs in the future, and allowing dogs to give back as they do best - with their whole hearts.

The folks at Dog House Adoptions believe that dogs are not throw-away items. When a community comes together to support their needs, dogs do something miraculous. No matter how weary, weathered or worn, dogs give back with their whole hearts, enriching human lives in healing ways. This is why Dog House Adoptions has made it their job to facilitate loving, healing dog/human connections.

Their rescue is open to all members of the community who can benefit from the healing aspect of dog interaction. Dogs give without limit to those who wish to receive. Whether providing emotional support to trauma victims and those who suffer from deep emotional loss, or by providing occupational therapy through brushing or walking, they always do so with a tail wag of reward.

Dogs also help instill an increased sense of compassion and responsibility in children, preparing the next generation for humane animal stewardship. Dog House Adoptions will help to prepare this next generation by speaking at local schools and organizing weekend youth classes to teach children how to best approach strange dogs, ask the owners for permission to pet to them, and act thoughtfully in any dog’s presence.

Dog House Adoptions hopes to build a Dog House Rescue Center to house their community’s orphaned dogs and to host dog encounter programs for the public. The Dog House, a human house featuring a living room commons, a kitchen, a laundry room and more, will allow them to teach dogs not to chew furniture, counter surf or fear noises from appliances. Adoption chances increase when prospective adopters see a well-behaved dog in a home setting, and return rates are greatly reduced based on good behavior.

You can learn more about Dog House Adoptions by visiting their website, following them on Twitter or liking their Facebook page.

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  1. What a great idea, Vicki! The folks at Dog House Adoptions are doing some great work and this is a fantastic way to highlight them.

  2. What a terrific post Vicki! Dog House Adoptions is a wonderful organization!

  3. Vicki, thank you so much for sharing our organization with your audience!

    We're just now picking up steam in the community and the reception has been wonderful! This week we're conducting home visits for 5 dogs and will be able to bring in several more of the 15 waiting to enter our program. Word of mouth helps like razy - so thank you for this!!

  4. That sounds like a really wonderful organization. All those dogs, going from unwanted, to providing such a valuable service for humans. :-) I hope they reach their dream of opening their Dog House Rescue Center.

  5. How awesome of you to highlight Kim's new rescue, Vicki! We're all rooting for its great success, that'd mean that many more dogs no longer homeless!

  6. thanks for sharing.

  7. If I could adopt them all I would, but it would be more of a torture to them in my little apt.