|Muggle, family dog © SW|
|Connor, beloved town dog © SW|
I'm again daily turning away dogs. Many contacts let me know the Beagle or Coonhound have found rescue somewhere else (this warms my heart; I try to respond to anyone who contacts me); all are understanding of my extreme numbers and inability to bring in more. While I encourage people to have more than one dog, I understand how each person, each family, needs to decide their ability of pet numbers individually. Caring for those you have or recently adopted is best; with "extra time," volunteer at your local shelter or rescue. You'll get a fix for more dogs/cats/horses (yep, I still want a horse again) and be able to go home to your balanced pack. How can one volunteer?
Allow me list some ways :)
- walk dogs, pet cats, be present
- scoop litter boxes, poop scoop a yard
- wash crates and pads
- wash dogs
- donate expertise in fundraising, computer/website skills, organization
- take photos - photos and videos can be THE decision of whether a person looks at a dog online or passes her by; every rescue benefits from a pro or semi-pro photog who knows about photos!
- donate newspaper space for publicity; I can't afford to buy a monthly online ad for Silverwalk Hounds...
- foster a dog or kittens for a short time; the costs should be covered by the rescue; the love and time come from you
- donate cash - vets, food and equipment don't come free
- use your imagination - any rescue will appreciate hearing from you!
|Harry "Skin Horse" © SW|
|Victor Lab/Chessie © SW|
|Spanky - late sidekick ©SW|
|Spanky on intake © Silverwalk Hounds|
I want to make a difference, one hound at a time (or two, if you like).