We are in need of help! If you would like to volunteer and are willing to check references on adoption apps, or even be a foster home, please read on!
Help by calling or emailing the references for potential adopters and foster homes. You may also need to contact the veterinarian to verify any needed information on pets, and may need to verify information with landlords or rental companies if applicable. Reference checkers are a very important part of our rescue and need to be able to contact people in a timely manner.
Foster homes are the most important part of our rescue. Every week there are dogs in need of rescue in local and regional pounds. Without people willing to open their hearts and homes and offering to care for these dogs, we can not help rescue these homeless dogs. Foster homes provide the love and shelter while 4 Luv of Dog Rescue provides and pays for all necessities (food, kennel, medical care, etc.). Unfortunately, we don’t have enough foster homes for all the dogs we have accepted into our rescue. These dogs currently are staying at local boarding facilities or with temporary foster homes. Please consider providing one of them a foster or forever home and apply to become a foster home.
Please fill out a volunteer application to start helping us today! The doggies and us thank you!
Today’s available dog highlight is on Monday, a beautiful adult pittie mix. Here’s what his foster family had to say about him:
“Monday came to live with us almost two weeks ago and we are smitten! He is such an affectionate little guy and one of the best cuddlers we’ve had the privilege of fostering. He is potty trained, crate trained, and is happy as long as he is with his people. He enjoys sleeping in bed with us but will stay on his dog bed if we ask him to. He LOVES carrying his kong around and it is rarely far from him. Playing fetch is one of his favorite activities and he is very good about giving the ball back. He is a super mellow in the house and likes to find the sunny spots to nap in. He is working on his leash manners during our walks and pulls a bit but is improving.
“Monday was found in pretty rough shape before coming to the rescue so we don’t know much about his past but he’s moving on and enjoying the good life. He is living with three other dogs (big and little) and does well with them now that he knows they won’t cause him any harm. He needs slower introductions when meeting new dogs and prefers that they don’t try and play with him. Basically, he tolerates them but is much more interested in hanging out with human friends:) … I can’t say enough how sweet and loving Monday is. He is great with every person (kids too!) he meets and just wants right be loved. I was told he met a cat and didn’t pay any attention to it and I don’t see him having any issues with them given his laid back personality. Please consider Monday if you are looking for a handsome new family member.”
If you’d like to accept Monday into your family, please fill out an adoption application.
To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
Meet Annie, an 8-year-old Border Collie – Lab mix. Annie is a gal just looking for her loving forever home. Could it be you?
Here’s what her foster home told us: “Annie has sure settled in to our house just fine. She was a bit timid and shy when she came to us but has come out of her shell in the last week and a half. Annie now loves to be by her people and is always hoping for a good scratch. Annie is looking for a forever family who will be patient while she gains trust in them. She is completely house trained and kennel trained. Annie loves her walks and outside time but enjoys a soft blanket (or shirt left on the floor) to lay on. She isn’t much of a toy girl though, but she has found a yummy bone that she likes to chew on. Annie is such a wonderful girl.”
Annie even got a $50 adoption sponsorship! If you’re interested in adopting Annie, please fill out an adoption application. Or, to see other available dogs with 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, visit www.4luvofdog.org/wp/dogs_available.
Thanks to our devoted supporters, over 60 gifts were donated to our dogs “Christmas Wish List.” Because of you, our dogs spent this Christmas in a foster home or boarding facility are received gifts to open Christmas morning. We are overjoyed at the generosity and without you it couldn’t have been done! A big thanks to Michelle at Natural Pet Center for hosting our “Giving Tree.”
Thank you all and have a wonderful holiday season!
If you missed out on the Thanksgiving deal, you can still get a discount for yourself – and money for the rescue! Get $5 off any BarkBox subscription (and $15 for the rescue) through the rest of the month! Just use our code, 4L10BBX1, at checkout. https://barkbox.com/
Hurry though, there’s only two days left to get this deal!
4 Luv of Dog Rescue’s fall 2013 newsletter is out and features articles on useful commands for your dog, pit bull myths, toxins and pet-friendly housing in the F-M area.
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Harriette is a senior Beagle, but don’t let her age stop you; she is a sweetheart! Her foster family shared this about her:
“Harriette is the type of dog that loves a good couch to lay on She’s super friendly and playful and doesn’t mind other dogs around as long as they aren’t TOO much in her face haha. Also, she is great with kids!! She also loves the lake but we have to keep a close eye on her because her nose takes her wondering to the neighbors house sometimes. She sleeps in my bed at night but gets hot easily so then she’ll either go to a doggy bed or to the couch with her blanket on it to spend the rest of the night. One thing to mention is that she does have energy spurts but she is an older dog so she likes her sleep and tends to snore a lot She also LOVES her treats and jumps up and down like a puppy when I take them out so she budges in front of the other dogs to get the first treat haha. Also, she has terrible allergies so the poor thing itches a lot. I’ve taken her to my vet twice and gotten her on meds so currently she’s on a steriod that she takes daily and it’s cruicial or she starts itching again within days.”
To give Harriette her forever home, please fill out an adoption application today.
Join us this Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10-4 at the Best Western Doublewood Inn for a craft and vendor show with proceeds going to our doggies and the rescue! It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping!