Posts Tagged ‘surrender’
The latest dogs graduating from evaluation or rehabilitation at Lifeline Dog Rescue include Shadow, Hope, Minki, Edie, and Cody. These five new dogs listed for adoption are current on shots, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.
Here are links to the adoption profile listing with the name, age, gender and breed for each dog. Follow the links to view individual details for each dog.
- Cody: 2, male, Weimaraner and Chocolate Lab Mix
- Shadow: 4, male, Purebred Weimaraner
- Hope: 6, female, Pitbull Mix
- Minki: 11 months, female, Red Doberman Pinscher Mix
- Edie: 3, female, Purebred Catahoula
In addition to brief histories of each dog, the profiles include 3 photos in different poses. Click any for an enlarged 640×480 px version of each.
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The photo here is heartbreaking. It shows the absolute fear, confusion, and uncertainty on the face of this adult male Pom Mix dog caged at a public shelter in July 2012.
That dog senses the fear in other dogs as they pull back from being taken to that room down the hall where they somehow know their life will end.
Lifeline Dog Rescue staff track news for a variety of animal rescue topics including animal shelter news. Every day one or more public kill shelters publish urgent headlines about overcrowding.
Others send us daily partner emails. Each has photos and profiles of up to a dozen or more dogs at risk.
At 4 million euthanized per year, 10,000 dogs die every day in the USA. Holding periods get shortened. Some public kill shelters have gone from holding dogs 2 weeks to 1 week to 3 days. Others will put down owner surrender dogs immediately.
Yes, that loyal and trusting family dog you chose to relinquish, signed off their surrender form, and then drove away hoping they would be adopted to a loving family, could be dead before you get home.
A cute puppy purchased at a pet store or from a breeder for Christmas may become a liability in July because owners did not think through a lifetime commitment. On average a new dog will cost $1000 a year every year over their 14-20 year life expectancy depending on the size and their health.
Happy endings require time, energy, and money.
The poor economy makes the overcrowding situation even more critical. A lost job, unexpected expense, or being forced to move may result in a “me or the dog” decision. Suddenly that sweet, loyal, and trusting puppy is a liability. Maybe it’s an older dog with health issues.
The number one reason for surrendering a dog is their family moves.
The peak months that people move in the USA are June, July, and August. Families with school age children want to minimize the disruption in their education, so many will move during summer vacation. For others the weather is a factor.
If moving with children to a smaller home, do you suppose people choose to drop 1 or 2 kids off to an orphanage on their way out of town? Of course not, yet dogs are “family”, too, and your dog deserves consideration for keeping the family intact.
Given no other choice but to surrender your dog, PLEASE consider a non-profit private rescue shelter before taking your dog to the pound. Private rescue groups are likely the best no-kill option. Your dog gets a second chance, and your conscience is more likely to avoid extreme guilt and sleepless nights.
Readers may want to review the Top 10 Reasons for Dog Surrenders in a previous blog post before acquiring a dog. View that list and then ask yourself which if any put you at risk for relinquishing a dog before you decide to bring one into your life.
Responsible pet ownership is the key to reducing the euth rate. Don’t buy. Adopt. Spay or neuter. Think ahead. Share these concepts with others you overhear talking about adding a dog to their family. Reducing pet overpopulation is necessary to minimize the tragic loss of millions of dogs each year.
Click this link for a bigger view of the dog shown, and then look closely at the expression in his eyes. As you gaze into that innocent face, imagine reading his thoughts without shedding a tear.
Dog rescue is an emotional roller coaster ride. We’re happy as dogs are adopted, yet sad as they leave us for their forever home. Tears flow equally, yet most of our tears are shed at night as we cry ourselves to sleep for those lost we cannot save.
You can make a difference towards ending the cycle of animal shelter summer headlines begging for help.
Among dog rescue advocates there is a difference between groups that operate as a dog rescue compared to a dog rescue shelter. Each is usually privately run and many are incorporated, yet not all USA based rescues are 501c3 eligible so that your adoption fee or donation is tax deductible.
The major difference between dog rescue and a dog rescue shelter like Lifeline Dog Rescue is a dog rescue shelter has a physical facility where dogs are provided housing, shelter, evaluation, care, and recreation. Here’s a slideshow of the Lifeline Dog Rescue shelter facility in Okeechobee, Florida.
Private dog rescue activities are carried out formally by corporations or informally by individual and volunteer dog rescue advocates. The structure and operations of each can vary greatly. Both use the shorter generic name “dog rescue” to describe their organization.
Here’s a comment about the Lifeline Dog Rescue facility made recently on our Facebook page:
How wonderful you actually have a shelter! I volunteer with a Weim rescue up north and we use foster homes, but sure would be great to have a facility, too. Your pups look great! All the best in placing them.
Many all volunteer dog rescue groups have a large network of approved foster parents who house and provide daily care for dogs in foster. In most cases, the dog rescue group covers expenses for any veterinary care to the foster volunteer.
Whether dog rescue or dog rescue shelter, both are no-kill options for persons looking to surrender a dog. Both provide a valuable and much needed service to rescue at risk dogs from euthanasia.
Each is better than a public kill shelter where dogs face a 50/50 chance of being put to sleep.
Dog rescue groups do great work! A volunteer dog rescue group using a network of foster homes can expand easily by adding more foster parents. A dog rescue shelter like Lifeline Dog Rescue will use foster volunteers, as well, yet requires funds if looking to expand their shelter facility once capacity is reached.
An all foster dog rescue or dog rescue shelter may be incorporated and 501c3. There is no requirement to have a facility. Informal dog rescue or foster volunteers are less likely to be 501c3 eligible, yet they are valuable to the cause of saving dogs.
As a point of comparison, public animal control shelters are primarily funded by taxpayers and run by a local city, county, or state agency. Donations for USA contributors to public shelters are tax deductible under IRS code 170(c).
We applaud dog rescue groups, other dog rescue shelters, dog rescue advocate volunteers, and even public shelters for all they do to save dogs. The mission of Lifeline Dog Rescue is all about the dogs, and we look forward to more opportunties to partner with groups, shelters, fosters, and volunteers.
A photo to Lifeline of new human mom Gisele with adopted Weimaraner Magnum is more evidence that everyone loves happy rescue endings. It’s hard to tell who has the biggest smile!
Magnum, a 2 year old male purebred Weimaraner, moved through the adoption process so quickly we did not have time to put his “for adoption” listing on the main Lifeline Dog Rescue site. He was an owner surrender and passed evaluation for immediate adoption.
The photo above shows the happy beginning in a new forever home for Magnum. Thank you Gisele and family for choosing to share your home and your lives with Magnum, our happy go lucky bundle of smiles. We wish you many years of happiness together!
We just received an email with JRT Sonny in forever family photos after our lovable Jack Russell Terrier Mix was adopted last week. Both show Sonny relaxing on the couch with his human sisters in their home on the Treasure Coast of Central Florida.
Sonny is a white with tan marking male Jack Russell Mix dog and 3 years old, and he came to Lifeline Dog Rescue as an owner surrender. His new human family consists of mom and dad, 4 human siblings, plus 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Thank you, Jayme, John and family for sharing your photos and adopting Sonny as the newest family member in your forever home. Happy Tails, Sonny!
Sonny is showing off his big brown eyes in the photo here while lounging on his bed. Photographs on his profile show portraits as well as one with him leading a Weimaraner around the large private lake on the Lifeline Dog Rescue property. View the detailed adoption profile of Sonny the Jack Russell Terrier Mix.
Sonny the male Jack Russell Terrier Mix was an owner surrender. He is lovable and loving. Sonny likes to go for car rides, and doesn’t need a second invitation to sit in your lap.
Keep in mind we have a wide network with other rescues if you do not see your ideal dog for adoption with the exact breed, age, and gender you want. Visit our online form to complete just the fields necessary to describe what you are looking for on our Rescue Dog Adoption Request Form, and we’ll see what we can do for you.
All dogs ready for adoption from Lifeline Dog Rescue are spayed or neutered and up to date on shots.
Leila moved quickly through evaluation and is spayed and up to date on shots, so she is available immediately.
German Shepherds are known to be family friendly, highly intelligent, and very loyal companions. Leila is no exception, but she is exceptional.
Besides her good looks, excellent health, and perfect behavior, she exhibits a personality that is easy to love.
Leila does not require a crate. She walks on a leash, yet will stay by your side without one. She has obviously been taught to stay off the furniture.
Leila is good with children, cats, other dogs, and even the foster horses kept at Lifeline Dog Rescue.
Leila the 4 year old purebred German Shepherd was an owner surrender due to them losing their job and home. They report she is energetic and requires plenty of exercise, loves going for car rides, and knows sit, stay, down, and heel.
Interested or know of someone looking for a faithful family companion? View the adoption profile of German Shepherd Leila, review the adoption process, and then complete the adoption request dog rescue form and apply to adopt female 4 year old purebred German Shepherd dog Leila.
Lifeline Dog Rescue has two new Weimaraners listed for adoption as owner surrenders that the owner will hold as home fosters. Both are from one family in north Central Florida, and the owner thoughtfully chose to keep them at home to minimize any transition to a new family.
Pictured above are Triton (left), a 3 year old male purebred Weimaraner, and Harley (right), a 4 year old female purebred Weimaraner. Each has been spayed or neutered and is current on shots.
These are healthy and happy well adjusted dogs who love swimming, walks, the dog park, boating, and car rides. The owner is surrendering these wonderful pets because he works very long hours, and felt the dogs deserve more family time rather than be alone as much as 12-15 hours per day.
Each understands commands for sit, stay, and down, and will do well in a family with children, cats, or other dogs.
Although the owner is holding the dogs to keep them in familiar surroundings while Lifeline Dog Rescue provides active promotion and listing for their adoptions, the process to adopt is no different than other dogs from our facility.
View profiles of male Weimaraner Triton and female Weimaraner Harley to see more photographs and details about these dogs. Persons interested in adopting may visit the contact page to submit our online inquiry form to ask questions, or review the adoption process, and then complete the adoption request dog rescue form and apply to adopt one (or both) of these gorgeous purebred Weimaraner dogs.
*Note: Please do not confuse Harley the female purebred Weimaraner with our listing for Harley the male 8 year old Weim currently listed in the adoptable dogs.
Four new dogs for adoption have been evaluated and added to the Lifeline Dog Rescue website and are available immediately. Meet Bert the Boxer Mix, plus purebred English Pointers Zippy, Angel, and Flounder. These are well adjusted dogs ready to move into a forever home.
L to R: Bert (male, 8 month old), Zippy (male, 9 years old), Angel, and Flounder (females, 7 years old)
Boxer Mix Rescue Dog for Adoption
Bert was a stray picked up by animal control in South Florida, and later transferred to Lifeline Dog Rescue in response to a social media blitz on his behalf. Bert suffered from mite infestation and kennel cough, and has been in rehabilitation at Lifeline for just under two months since the week before Christmas. He is fully recovered and should be ideal for a family with children, dogs, or cats.
Thanks to all the dog lovers who posted on Facebook and donated through ChipIn for their time, energy, and donations to save Bert from the risks associated with being in a public kill shelter.
Read more on the adoption profile for Bert the 8 month old Boxer Mix.
Purebred English Pointer Rescue Dogs for Adoption
Zippy, Angel, and Flounder are related purebred English Pointer dogs, and arrived at Lifeline Dog Rescue as owner surrenders. Zippy, age 9, is the chocolate and white father of the 2 black and white 7 year old twin sisters Angel and Flounder. We’d like to place the twins as a pair, or all 3 to one family, yet each is available as individuals.
These are happy healthy dogs. As sometimes happens, their human parents divorced and are moving to housing with pet restrictions. Evaluation of all 3 dogs at Lifeline Dog Rescue was brief. They are well behaved beautiful and healthy purebred English Pointers, and will make friendly and loyal companions to their new families.
Persons interested in these four new dogs should check out our Adoption Request Dog Rescue Form.
Their father is here, and plays with them, too!
The Pointer sisters arrived at Lifeline Dog Rescue on Sunday, and have been playing on our 3 acre dog rescue property and around the lake every day since.
The girls are not here for a benefit event or fundraising performance.
Here’s their story and how it all came about.
These are twin sister English Pointer rescue dogs Angel and Flounder who were recently surrendered and get along great with all the other Lifeline rescue dogs.
The photo shown above is Angel (left) and Flounder (right) who are 7 year old twin English Pointer sisters.
They were caught up in a divorce as the human parents split up and moved to separate no pets allowed apartments. The owners agreed to surrender all 3 dogs to Lifeline. Each dog has passed evaluation, and now all are available for adoption.
Please view the adoption profiles for Pointer sisters Angel the female Pointer and twin Pointer sister Flounder and consider adopting both. They have been playing together all their lives, and it would be ideal if someone took all 3 including the father.
Zippy the Dad is 9 years old with chocolate and white colors. Follow this link to the dog adoption profile of Zippy the male English Pointer.
Please follow the links and then share profiles of these adorable dogs. That way other people can see Pointer sisters playing at Lifeline Dog Rescue, plus see photos of their Dad!