Here’s your invitation to join the
This is a special club, consisting of some of the most loyal and dedicated people in rescue.
All good rescue organizations need basic material supplies in order to operate, such as collars and leashes and bowls and of course, food and money. We can have all the supplies, plus the websites and brochures and good people who care about saving dogs that desperately need help, but unless we have a good membership in our Part-Time-Buddy Club, our rescue efforts could be destined to fail.
The members of our Part-Time-Buddy Club are the foster parents who welcome the rescues that come into our rescue program. On a part-time basis, we provide a home to a rescue, and help prepare the dog for his new life. Foster parents are the most important people involved in rescue. It cannot be stated too strongly, GOOD FOSTER HOMES ARE THE REAL BACKBONE OF ANY RESCUE ORGANIZATION.
Without foster homes, it becomes necessary to put our rescues into boarding until they can be adopted. While they may be in safekeeping, boarding cannot provide rescues the benefits derived while living in a foster home. A foster home provides a relaxed and secure environment as the rescue adjusts to his new situation, while the noise and confusion of a boarding kennel can be a scary place to a dog recently uprooted from his old home. Foster parents are able to provide the evaluation of a rescue’s personality and behavior that is so important when matching a rescue and a new adopting family. A foster parent can provide training in basic obedience, socialization, and normal interaction with people and other animals, all or most of which are generally not available to boarded dogs.
Rescues that require special care and training prior to adoption must have the advantage of living with caring and experienced Airedale people where they can learn. Enough could not be said on the importance of foster care to our rescues.
Overall, I’d say the biggest reason is fear. Fear is what holds us back from trying some of the best things in this world! Let’s just face those fears right now.
Boarding is an expensive alternative to foster care, and simply can’t provide the same benefits that YOU can provide when serving as a Part-Time-Buddy.
Sign up soon as a Part-Time-Buddy and make a rescue happy, plus save many valuable rescue dollars for your rescue group. We need you!
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National Airedale Rescue, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is the Official Treasury of the Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA) Rescue & Adoption Committee. Funds donated to National Airedale Rescue, Inc. are distributed on an as-needed basis to Airedale Rescue volunteers and groups who have agreed to abide by the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue & Adoption Committee policies and guidelines.