May 2, 2023
Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Dog Rescue (SDR), a local non-profit organization, is urgently calling on the community to open their hearts and homes to dogs in need. With 89 dogs currently in their care, the organization is still receiving intake requests, leaving them in desperate need of more foster homes.
“While foster home shortages seem to be an ongoing issue across Saskatchewan, the number of intake requests we have received lately has been unimaginable. We have no available foster homes and are at a loss of what to do,” says Courtney Fisher, President of SDR.
With over 60 dogs brought into the organization’s care in April alone and a waitlist over 30 dogs long, there is significant strain on the rescue’s current foster network. The waitlist includes bottle-fed puppies, 8-week old puppies, small breed senior dogs, large breed adults, and countless others.
"We have a diverse group of dogs in need of foster homes, from puppies to seniors and everything in between," said Fisher. "No matter what your lifestyle or living situation, there is a foster dog that is the perfect match for you. We encourage anyone who is interested in fostering to reach out to us.”
SDR covers all necessary veterinary expenses, provides all supplies, and ensures ongoing support to foster families throughout the process. Foster homes are also given the opportunity to help their foster dog with basic training and socialization, which can increase their chances of finding a permanent home.
“We understand that fostering a dog is a big commitment, but the rewards are immeasurable,” said Fisher. “These dogs come from all walks of life and we can never fully understand their history. Some are strays, some have been surrendered, but regardless of their background, seeing them come full circle and receive a second chance at life is the best feeling in the world.”
Saskatoon Dog Rescue is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of dogs in need, but they cannot do it alone. They are urging anyone interested in fostering to sign up on their website. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these deserving animals.
Learn more and apply at: www.saskatoondogrescue.com/foster
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About Saskatoon Dog Rescue
Saskatoon Dog Rescue is a board governed, non-profit, volunteer-ran organization operating through a network of over 300 foster homes. In 2022 alone, over 340 dogs were rescued and adopted into loving families. More information can be found at saskatoondogrescue.com or @saskatoondogrescue on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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