Airedale Rescue Needs...
If you want to help Airedale rescue here are some of the tasks that always need doing. Contact us for explanations and details on any of them…then we can discuss how it all happens. THANKS for your interest!
Chair of National Airedale Rescue
- Visiting applicants in your area. It is so important for us to have a first-hand understanding of the people and physical set-up in order to make the right people-dog match. Applicants, too, welcome this contact.
- Calling references and vet. Each application asks for this information. For applicants in your area, you could follow up on these, which again helps us to understand the applicant better.
- Grooming. If you groom, you could help us get a dog looking his best and ready for adoption. Some foster homes do not groom, and the cost of professional grooming is quite a chunk of the donation.
- Information resource for adopters in your area. If it is a first Airedale for someone, he may need advice on a good groomer, boarding kennel, trainer, vet in your area.
- Meeting a dog prior to surrender. When an owner calls to arrange to surrender his dog to us, we cannot always take the dog in at a moment’s notice. But if you could visit the owner and dog, a log of preparatory work and information can be done.
- Checking a dog we hear to be at a shelter to determine if he is an Airedale.
- Post placement visits. These help us help an adopter once the dog is settled.
- Transporting. Dogs and foster homes and adopters are never in the same place, so somebody has to do some driving.
- Photocopying. We produce a lot of paperwork. If you have use of a photocopier it would help our costs.
- Making/crafting a fund-raising project. If you have a skill to make and donate a project (with an Airedale on them preferably), we have the market to sell it.
- Watch newspapers for “free to good home” ads. Few people know that there is an Airedale Rescue, certainly a better alternative for finding the best new home.
- Visit your local shelter. Introduce yourself, explain how we help Airedales, ask them to call you if they get or know of an Airedale that needs help.
- Post a Rescue card at area shelters and pet shops. Many good adopters find us this way.
- Invite inquiries to meet your dog. Some people think they want an Airedale just from looking at pictures in a book. Many people want an Airedale because they hear they are good for people with allergies. Before getting a dog, though, they should meet one to test their tolerance.
- Foster care. Like the Peace Corps, it’s “the toughest job you’ll ever love. ”Might it be for you? Ask me for our info packet on this critical need, if you feel you may be able to provide temporary care for a homeless Airedale.
Author: Joey Fineran