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Forever home dog rescue

Forever home dog rescue

Forever home dog rescue - no-kill shelter. We are not a traditional no-kill shelter. Many times people will call us or come by for an update and we say we don't accept new dogs. We see them for the first time when they arrive and it is most often when they are there already that they are surrendered. So our focus is on working with them to help them achieve their potential and we do that by keeping them together. Our goal is that they never have to come back to us. We do euthanize a few dogs here and there. That means that a few dogs die while they are at our doors, but it is the very small minority and it is not something that we see as particularly sad. It is just part of the way that life works.

Why are you not a traditional no-kill shelter? Do you know how to help animals?

I don't see my shelter as being in competition with the traditional no-kill shelters. Traditional shelters are there to house animals who have been abandoned and have no place to go, whereas our shelter is for animals that are healthy and would otherwise have a good home. Our shelter is for animals that are not in distress and could live in a home where they can be loved, have enough food, space to play and live in an environment that is good for them. We are not in competition with the traditional shelters. I don't think we can be the savior of every dog and cat in need, but we can be the ones who have the best chance at success of every dog and cat in need. We can set them on a path to success. They can then find their forever home in whatever way that path has brought them.

Do you have a philosophy about how to treat animals?

We try to treat every dog with respect. We don't punish them or abuse them and we try to give them love and the ability to be themselves. In return, they give us back love, loyalty and companionship.

What do you do to teach staff to give animals the best possible care?

We do a lot of training, which we call "training the trainer." We offer the staff seminars about animal behavior and the reasons why they act the way they do. We also teach them different training methods, so that they are using the best methods to help the animals. We do one-on-one training sessions.

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of starting a no-kill shelter?

People are often scared to start a shelter because of the unknown. It seems like it is a hard thing to do. All of the staff and volunteers who have worked here have been extremely supportive and have gone above and beyond to help us get started. Don't be intimidated. We are all volunteers. We are all there because we want to make a difference. And you will be doing the most important thing in the world.

What are your plans for the future?

The only future plan we have is to keep going, keep going and keep going. That's all we know.

Do you have any advice about where to start?

The best thing you can do is to get started. You don't have to start a shelter right away. If you want to be part of helping to save a life, you have to get your hands dirty. You have to start.

Shelter Hours:

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed. The shelter is open to the public every day.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs.

The main office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed during adoption events.

The adoption events start at 11 a.m. and run every hour. At the adoption events, visitors can look at the dogs and talk to staff and volunteers about the dogs and how they can get involved.

No overnight visits are allowed.

The shelter is open to the public every day. Visitors must go to the main office and register for the adoption events to be on the adoption list and see the dogs