The dogs featured on this page are so called “Long Term Dogs”. What does the term “Long
Term Rescue Dog” mean? These are dogs that have a harder time being adopted. Some examples of long-term dogs include but are not limited to; large breed puppies over 6 months of age, large breed dogs, seniors, and medical dogs as well as harder to place dogs due to behavior. Common behavioral issues we come across are animals that require having “only one dog” homes, fearful dogs, anxiety, or resource guarding. Our aim is to feature these dogs on their own page to allow people the opportunity to learn more about “Long Term Dogs” and each dog’s differing personalities in hopes that someone will see their photo or read their bio and be their HERO!
FEATURED BOARDING DOGS
Boarding is not ideal for our dogs. Our first choice is to have them in a foster home. Boarding is a LAST RESORT. What determines whether a dog is placed in boarding? Dogs end up in boarding for a multitude of reasons; they may be an emergency last minute pull from a shelter, or a dog’s foster may no longer be able to house them, and the last option is boarding. More commonly now, due to the increased rate of returns and a shortage of fosters, boarding has been the only option at the time of return. We often hear that boarding dogs are “SAFE.” Although they are “SAFE,” they are not in a home. Boarding dogs are just like dogs at the shelter; they are kept in kennels most of the day and receive 2 hours of yard time a day. The rest of the day is spent in their indoor-outdoor kennels. The facility we use is one of the best, it is climate controlled, and they have indoor outdoor runs. We provide times for enrichment, and a team of volunteers work with some of our boarding dogs to earn their Canine Good Citizenship endorsement.
Boarding can take its toll on our pups. Foster homes are ideal. Currently, we have a shortage of people willing to foster large breed dogs. If you are interested in fostering, please click this link:. https://www.dallasdog.org/become-a-foster
Boarding is also a financial burden on the rescue. We currently have 29 dogs in the boarding facility. Twenty-Nine dogs cost the rescue about 8,990 dollars a month. We are currently facing a crisis in the Texas shelter system, owner surrenders are at an all-time high, and we are experiencing the same domino effect in the rescue; we had 42 returns from July to December in 2022, which is more than we had in 7 years. We have had to close our intake as we need to prioritize the dogs we currently have in the rescue.
If you would like to sponsor a month's boarding, please see our Boarding Campaign. The cost of one month is 300 dollars a dog.
Please see our wishlist if you would like to be a fairy godmother to one of our boarding dogs.
FEATURED FOSTER DOGS
FEATURED FOSTER DOGS
Featured foster dogs are those at risk for being a long term foster dog. These types of dogs run the risk of burning out their foster to the point of having them moved. Long term dog characteristics include: age, size, breed, medical and/or behavior dogs. For these reasons, we have decided these loving pets need to be featured for a chance at a forever family.