FDR is asking for donations to continue to pull dogs from partner shelters and intake owner surrenders and provide them with vaccines, deworming, microchips, heartworm tests and spay/neuter surgeries. We also want to be able to intake medical dogs in need of everything from medical treatment to surgery.
FDR provides its foster families with everything they need to care for their dogs while they are in foster care. This includes food, crates, toys, training, and medical care. Before adoptions are finalized, FDR ensures that each dog is fully vetted, including spay and neuter, vaccinations, adult dogs are heartworm tested and all dogs and puppies are microchipped.
In the last year FDR has rescued quite a lot of medical needs dogs, that would otherwise not be adoptable from the shelter. They are assessed by a vet and the treatment/care plan is provided while the dog is in a loving foster home.
This past year we have taken in dogs that have been hit by cars and require surgery, a dog that was born with severe arthritis impairing her growth and development and provided surgery needed, a dog with a broken jaw, and many more.
FDR is an exceptional rescue in that they are willing to take on dogs with extraordinary needs, and we have fosters that are willing to help with these dogs. Additional funding will provide the resources required to rescue special needs dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.
Foothill Dog Rescue is successful and unique because we offer extensive after adoption support for our adopting families. Some of our volunteers are professional dog trainers, and they offer private training sessions and are available to answer questions for the new owners. This is critical to the successful placement of many of our young, large breed dogs. In many cases, by providing training we would be able to avoid having dogs returned. Additional funding will allow FDR to provide formal dog training classes to new owners. FDR would encourage our adopters to sign up for training classes and FDR would reimburse a portion of the training class when proof of completion was submitted.