“Austin Dog Rescue (ADR) has been rescuing and finding homes for homeless dogs since 2006…We are an all-volunteer organization and have no paid employees. All our dogs are housed and cared for by foster caregivers in a home setting. We focus on rescuing dogs that will fit in to most homes, but we also save dogs that may have medical issues other rescues are unable to help.”https://www.austindog.org/adr/about-adr
Aside from fostering, ADR does not list volunteer opportunities on their website. However, you can fill out a form telling them what skills and talents you would like to share with ADR if you cannot foster.
- Foster Home Program: ADR is entirely volunteer-run and relies on fosters to house their rescue dogs while they wait to be adopted.
- Fosters are assigned a Foster Coordinator who provides 24/7/365 support over email, phone, and in person.
- ADR provides as much information about your foster dog as the know.
- Each dog receives a full medical workup before entering your home.
- ADR will pay for all approved veterinary care, provide all equipment and monthly preventatives, and in certain situations reimburse you for food.
- ADR provides free manners and behavior training should you need help.
- The weight and size of ADR dogs ranges from 30–100 pounds, and they do shed. Fosters must be comfortable with this type of dog in their homes.
- You own your own home and have a secure fenced yard OR you lease your home and have a letter or lease agreement giving permission to have a dog in your home.
- If your lease agreement requires you to pay a pet deposit, you are responsible for paying this yourself.
- You will bring your foster dog to ADR events, meet & greets, and fundraisers when requested.
- All of your animals are current on their vaccinations and spayed or neutered, and all of your dogs are given monthly heartworm preventative.
- You work no more than full time (8 hours a day) and are willing to go home directly after work.
- You can commit to fostering a dog until the dog is adopted (average time is 2–4 weeks).
- Everyone in your household is in agreement to foster a dog.
- You agree to sign ADR’s foster agreement.
Or visit their homepage: https://www.austindog.org/
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