A volunteer organization devoted to the welfare of stray and homeless dogs in the Austin area, Blue Dog Rescue offers hope for hundreds of dogs every year that otherwise would face euthanization. By providing fostering and home placement services, Blue Dog Rescue’s team of volunteers give these beautiful dogs a second chance at life and the loving homes they deserve.
Many dogs end up in shelters because of irresponsible breeding practices. Dogs 올인구조대 supports the spaying and neutering of pets to prevent these unwanted births. They have a strict policy of sterilization for all dogs over six months of age, and require prospective owners to agree to sterilize puppies under six months at the appropriate time; this policy ensures that fewer unwanted puppies will be born in the Austin area.
Blue Dog Rescue provides at least seven days of foster care and observation for every dog they accept into their program; this allows the volunteer staff to interact with the dog and assess his or her unique personality. This period of interaction allows Dog to give a detailed description of the dog’s temperament and physical condition. Volunteers will ascertain how he or she interacts with children, adults, and other pets, and provide this information to prospective adoptive families, allowing them a clear picture of the dog’s state of health and socialization.
Individuals and families wishing to adopt a pet from Blue Dog Rescues undergo a comprehensive application process, including written forms, an in-person interview, and a visit to the home where the dog will be living. This ensures that every Blue adoption has the greatest chance of success for both the dog and the adopting family. Adoption fees are moderate, and do not fully cover the cost of medical care and food; the difference is made up by donations, sponsorships and fundraisers.
One highly-anticipated annual fundraiser is Barkitecture, a benefit for area animal welfare organizations including Blue Dog Rescue. Local architects, builders, and designers compete to create doghouses reflecting their unique flair; the doghouses are then auctioned, and the proceeds donated to a variety of Austin animal shelters and rescues. BlueDogs Rescue is also a featured charity for the Austin Marathon and participates in the 26 Miles for 26 Charities program, with local runners raising money to support BlueDog animal rescue efforts. Blue Dogs Rescue’s annual calendar featuring celebrities with their dogs provides additional funds to support their volunteer work. Local musicians often participate in concerts to benefit this worthy cause as well.