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To Help Rescue Without Adopting or Fostering a Dog
- Transport a dog to a Foster home, adoptive home or boarding
- Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* type
- Donate MONEY. (Collect your change for a week or a
month and donate that!)
- Donate a Kong, a Nylabone, a Hercules.
- Donate a crate.
- Donate an x-pen or baby gates.
- Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate.
- Donate a leash.
- Donate a collar.
- Donate some treats or a bag of food.
- Donate a halti or promise collar or a gentle leader.
- Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs,
- Go to the local shelter and see if a potential rescue dog is the
breed the shelter says it is or go with rescue to be
a second opinion on the dog.
- Make a few phone calls.
- Mail out applications to people who've requested
- Provide local vet clinics with contact information
for educational materials on responsible pet ownership.
- Drive a dog to and from vet appointments.
- Donate Long Distance Calling cards.
- Donate the use of your scanner or digital camera.
- Donate the use of a photocopier.
- Attend public education days and try to educate
people on responsible pet ownership.
- Donate a gift certificate to a pet store.
- Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fund
- Donate flea stuff (Advantage, Frontline, etc.).
- Donate Heartworm prevention pills ( Interceptor,
- Donate a canine first aid kit.
- Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person
- Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week.
- Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break
for a few hours or days.
- Clip coupons for dog food or treats.
- Bake some homemade doggie biscuits.
- Make book purchases through Amazon
via a web site that contributes commissions earned
to a rescue group.
- Host rescue photos with an information link on your
- Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for
adoption flyers, etc..
- Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person
on the home visit.
- Go with a rescue person to the vet to help when there
is more than one dog.
- Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue.
- Be a volunteer for that
rescue in your area.
- Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store
offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for
your own dog, have the tag inscribed with the rescue's
name and phone # to contact.
- Talk to all your friends about adopting
and fostering rescue dogs.
- Donate vet services or can you help by donating
a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations.
- Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts
- Write a column for your local newspaper or club
newsletter on dogs currently looking for homes or ways
to help rescue.
- Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use
by the rescue organization.
- Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available.
- Help organize and run fundraising events.
- Help maintain the paperwork files associated with
each dog or enter the information into a database.
- Tattoo a rescued dog.
- Microchip a rescued dog.
- Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has
fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house.
- Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who
doesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog
that has an unknown vaccination history and has been
in a shelter.
- Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that
the foster can take the dog to obedience class.
- Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action.
- Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class.
- Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class.
- Go to the foster home once a week with your children
and dogs to help socialize the dog.
- Help the foster clean up the yard (yes, we also
have to scoop what those foster dogs poop)
- Offer to test the foster dog with cats.
- Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to
a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place.
- Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't
have to cook dinner.
- Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning
for someone who fosters dogs all the time.
- Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter,
fundraising ideas, T-shirt designs.
- Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your
- Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog
needs to be euthanized. We hate to do it as much as
- Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff
about how to identify your breed or provide photos and
breed information showing the different types of that
breed may come in and the different color combinations.
- Go to local businesses and solicit donations for
a rescue's fundraising event.
- Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners
by holding a grooming seminar.
- Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available
to answer training questions.
- Loan a crate if a dog needs to travel by air.
- Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt
rescued dogs of your breed.
- Provide post-adoption follow up or support.
- Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside
cleaning of a vehicle.
- Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to
help place rescue dogs.
- Volunteer to screen calls for that ad.
- Get some friends together to build/repair pens for
a foster home.
- Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and
register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue,
you can be contacted to take responsibility for your
- Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup
to rescue if you are a breeder.
- Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have
to have" and donate one to Rescue.
- Make financial arrangements in your will to cover
the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone
- so Rescue won't have to!
- Make a bequest in your will to your local or national
- Donate your professional services as an accountant
- Donate other services if you run your own business.
- Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership.
- Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls)
to s/one driving a rescued dog.
- Donate your *used* dog dryer when you get a new
- Let rescue know when you'll be flying and that you'd
be willing to be a rescued dog's escort.
- Do something not listed above to help rescue.
- Donate a doggy seat belt.
- Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle.
- Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to
reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed.
- Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe
for rescued dogs.
- Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube.
- Donate clickers or a video on clicker training.
- Donate materials for a quarantine area at a Foster's
- Donate sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials
to put under crates to protect the foster's floor.
- Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each
of the rescued dogs.
- Donate frequent flyer points so that rescue can fly
a dog from another area to safety. (In Florida and along the Gulf coast it
is necessary because of Hurricanes)
- Offer to be a rescued dog's flight escort,
especially if your work requires you to travel frequently
or you work in the travel industry.
that rescuing a dog involves the time and effort of
many people and you might make yourself available, on an emergency
basis, to do "whatever" is needed!!
dog equipment is always welcome.
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are in desperate need of Foster homes to help save more Siberians
from neglect, abuse, abandonment and illness. We can not save
these precious fur balls without your help. If you can open your
heart and home to just one fur ball you can make a difference!
By becoming a Foster you are not only saving a life, you are helping
give a Siberian a chance at a new home...a new life! Can you look
into this fur babies eyes and not want to help? Click HERE
to find out more!
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Updated: July 2008