HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please help us save more dogs!
As a non-profit organization, Dog Days Rescue depends on your generosity. All funds donated are used to defray the direct costs of the dogs we rescue. Those costs include spaying, neutering, inoculations, veterinary care, food, grooming and training. Because we take dogs into our program without consideration of age or medical condition, our veterinary bills are high. We guarantee that each dollar you donate will be used to help the dogs. You can make donations by mail (Please email us for the address), or by credit card. It's simple, secure, and your gift will be put to great use helping dogs right away. Just click the PayPal link below to donate by credit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to donate to us using your credit card.
Just click this link to go to PayPal and donate to Dog Days Rescue:
Donate By Mail:
Please email us at DogDaysRescue@yahoo.com and we will send you the address to donate via mail. Thank you!
Foster A Dog:
Dog Days Rescue urgently needs foster homes
We need your help! Foster homes provide a lifeline to dogs who are out of options. Fostering dogs saves lives, and you can help. If you would like to foster for Dog Days Rescue, please fill out a Foster Application . If you would like more information, please email us at Dogdaysrescue@yahoo.com
Why we need you to Foster with Dog Days Rescue
Thank you for your interest in helping dogs who find themselves homeless. Our foster homes, many of which have been with us from the beginning of our program, experience great joy and deep satisfaction when they see that through their efforts an abandoned or neglected dog gets a second chance at life and a new opportunity to share his or her unconditional love with people who care. Not only do foster homes have the joy of seeing their foster dog placed into a new, great, forever home, but also there is the additional joy of seeing the happiness of the new family. Many of these homes need the dog as much as the dog needs them.
Unfortunately, many wonderful dogs are put to sleep every day because they there are not lucky enough to be placed in a foster program or adopted from shelters. Four million dogs are abandoned every year in the United States. Two million of those dogs are put down. Overall, an estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year. That's one about every six and a half seconds. The public acquires only 14% of pets from shelters. (The Humane Society of the United States). Many dogs only have a chance of being adopted if they are taken in by a rescue organization.
We desperately need more foster homes in order to save these wonderful dogs. Please consider joining our team by offering your home as a temporary safe haven for an unfortunate dog that is in desperate need of help. Apply to become a Dog Days Rescue Foster home now!
What Is Foster Care?
Being a foster home means sharing your home with a rescued dog: providing food, shelter, toys, walks and lots of attention, as if the dog were your own, until a permanent home for the dog is found. We count on our foster homes to observe behaviors in a variety of situations, and we welcome those updates so we can enhance the description on Petfinder and our web site. Positive reinforcement training is encouraged. We also need to set limits for dogs that are new to our homes. You can always get more lenient, but it's important to start out strict. Dogs will be more comfortable if they know what rules are, too. Most foster care situations require 2 weeks to a month of residential foster care, and in some cases where the dog is older, several months.
Who Can Foster?
The most important requirements are time and attention. You must be willing to include the dog in family activities, allow the dog to live as a house dog with much human companionship, and provide some daily one-on-one time with your rescue, including cuddles, play, and walks on leash. Crates are an invaluable piece of equipment for rescue people. We will loan foster homes a crate, if you don't have one you can use. The dog may not be completely house-trained, in which case you can use the crate and take the dog out on leash, giving praise and treat reward when the dog is successful.
Apartment or condo homes can also be excellent foster homes, with proper attention to providing several leash-walks daily for the dog or off-leash exercise in a safe area like a fenced yard. If you live in an apartment, you must get permission from your landlord before applying to become a foster for Dog Days Rescue.
If you are unable to accept the long-term commitment of giving a dog a permanent home, but miss the companionship of a dog, then fostering may be for you!
Dog Days Rescue would love to have your help!
There are many ways to help volunteer:
Fostering dogs, soliciting donations, helping out at adoption events and fundraisers, transporting dogs to and from vet appointments and adoption events and we are always in need of grant writers.
We recognize that a sustainable dog rescue program cannot exist without the cooperation and efforts of volunteers. All our volunteers are treated with respect and encouraged to participate according to their interests and strengths. Volunteer education and training is ongoing to enable in the sharing of tasks. Volunteers in charge of identified tasks are given autonomy to complete those tasks, within the context of policies developed by the group as a whole. New volunteers who are first-time foster care providers are partnered with experienced providers for support and advice.
Dog Days Rescue welcomes new volunteers! Those younger than 18 years of age must volunteer with a parent in order to participate. If you would like to volunteer and/or inquire about how you might help, please click here to fill out the Volunteer Application.