Our organization is run entirely by volunteers and we can always use an extra set of hands! There are so many ways to help and everything you can do, great or small has the potential to save a life and give a very deserving dog their happily ever after!
These are some of the needs we have at the moment:
SRSA firmly believes that the only sustainable, humane and successful way to run a rescue organization is through a large network of foster homes. We believe that as soon as a dog enters our care, they should already be safe, and already be "home," not awaiting an uncertain future, frightened and alone in a shelter environment.
Fostering a dog is one of the most unselfish gifts of love you can give! We know how hard it is to take a dog into your home, love and care for it and then say a gut-wrenching good bye when your beloved furkid moves on to their forever home. However, this is the only way we are going to successfully deal with the crisis of homeless pets in this country. Fostering dogs will break your heart and change your life, and people who do it feel strongly that they wouldn't have it any other way! Your reward will be knowing that because of you there is a dog out there who was saved from abuse, neglect and certain death that is now living the life they were meant to live!
Why fostering works:
- Dogs avoid kennel stress and live healthy, happy and productive lives while waiting to be adopted.
- The number of dogs we are able to save is not constrained by the size of our premises.
- It allows us to follow a no kill approach without the downside of putting a dog through long term incarceration in a kennel.
- Dogs in foster care are trained and socialized, greatly increasing their chance of successful permanent adoption. Shelters experience a "bounce-back" phenomenon where the dog is surrendered post-adoption when behavior or health problems emerge. This phenomenon is almost unheard of when a proper foster program was used prior to placing the dog for adoption.
- The life of a dog is short, and every day should be lived to the fullest. By providing a foster home you can ensure that the dog enjoys quality of life from the moment he/she is rescued.
If for any reason you are unable to keep the dog, SRSA will make immediate arrangements to collect the dog from you and place them in another suitable home. If you ultimately decide that you are unable to give the dog up you will always have first option to adopt him/her!
Other Ways to Help:
- Home checks of prospective adopters.
- Support our Online Store (coming soon). Make or donate items we could sell to raise funds.
- Spread the word! Help us network our dogs through word of mouth, liking, sharing,pinning, plussing, tweeting, emailing etc. Each page on this site is equipped with "share" buttons. If you don't see the one you are after click the "+" sign for more options!
- Be a subject matter expert. Do you know a lot about a particular breed or breeds of sighthounds? Do you have pics you can share? Help us build our "About Sighthounds" page by sending us good information we can publish. We will give you due credit!
- Get Creative! Can you think of a way to help our sighthounds that isn't listed on this page? Fill in the form and share your idea with us!