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Have you got room for an extra tail?

By burkes08 - 22 November 2011 11

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Hi Rioters,

Domestic Animal Services (DAS or the pound) has one of the best rehoming percentages Australia wide with around 93% of dogs going back to their owners or finding new homes.  This is in part due to the hard work of Canberra rescue groups, who take dogs in when their time is running out.

The Christmas season is sadly a very busy time for rescue groups as families head away on holidays and decide to surrender Fido rather than pay for boarding.  Our adoption rate also slows due to the amount of people that go away.

So, ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) are looking for more wonderful foster carers to help take in a needy dog.  We are holding an Information session this weekend so you can find out what is involved in becoming a foster carer and how you can help.

Foster Carer Information Session
Sunday 27 November 2011, 2pm
Meeting Room 2, Tradies Club, Dickson

RSVP or for more info:  committee@fosterdogs.org

Fostering is a very rewarding experience and a great way to help those gorgeous doggies.  If fostering isn’t for you, perhaps you could adopt one of our dogs instead and make room for another needy soul to come into care.

See you there!

www.fosterdogs.org

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11 Responses to
Have you got room for an extra tail?
Truffle56 10:37 pm 24 Nov 11

I have adopted two ARF dogs and they have brought much joy to my family. Anyone looking to adopt a dog, why go to a pet shop (where you not only spend a ridiculous amount of money but support those dreadful puppy farms) when you can adopt a beautiful friend who will repay your act of kindness a million times over.

sarahsarah 3:37 pm 23 Nov 11

laureah21 said :

Why don’t they make people have licences to breed and sell animals, make it mandatory to desex unless you have a licence to breed and make it expensive. Such a waste of life.

They do regulate that: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/pets/keeping_dogs_in_the_act#desexing
and: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/pets/cat_owner_information#desexing

Fat lot of good it does thought, there are still irresponsible people out there who ignore these laws.

De-sexing
It is an strict liability offence under the Domestic Animals Act 2000 to own a sexually entire dog.

Except if:

• The keeper of the dog holds a sexually entire permit issued by the Registrar of DAS;
• a dog is less than 6 months old or
• a dog was born before 21 June 2001.

Infringement notices can be issued for above offence.

Application form to keep a dog sexually entire can be obtained from DAS. Conditions and a fee apply prior to the granting of the licence.

De-sexing is essential to reduce the number of neglected or abandoned dogs. De-sexing may also improve behaviour and helps to reduce reproductive health problems later in life. Female dogs do not need to produce a litter for full physical and emotional development.

laureah21 2:45 pm 23 Nov 11

Why don’t they make people have licences to breed and sell animals, make it mandatory to desex unless you have a licence to breed and make it expensive. Such a waste of life.

burkes08 8:42 pm 22 Nov 11

Oh and the gorgeous dog in the photo is my foster dog Hunter. Hunter came into ARF care from DAS suffering from a snapped crutiate ligament. After several thousand dollars worth of surgery and lots of rehab he got the all clear yesterday to start looking for his forever home.

He is a gorgeous boy who thinks he is a lap dog and just loves cuddles. He loves to meet new people, go swimming, play with other dogs and is even living with cats.

Watson 2:58 pm 22 Nov 11

burkes08 said :

poetix said :

My gorgeous Staffie came from Staffie Rescue in Sydney, which does the same sort of thing. I think I could not do this as I’d want to keep any dog I fostered, and would end up like the Cat Lady on the Simpsons.

Hmm, I thought the same thing when I started fostering Poetix. All my friends said that there was no way I would be able to give the dogs up. But once you get started and realise how many beautiful dogs are put to sleep each week only because there is no room for them you change your mind pretty quick.

Now I find the hardest thing is not being able to take them all. At the moment we have 10 dogs in local pounds who need homes really really urgently but no carers free. Its so sad:(

+1

I totally fell in love with the first kittens I fostered. When I finally found them a home, I was devastated! But only for about a day because it was such a great feeling to know that they now had a place where they could stay (and that they could stay together – that made me feel ecstatic!).

Now cats come and go and it’s just fun to get to know them and see them adapt and show their personalities.

burkes08 2:49 pm 22 Nov 11

poetix said :

My gorgeous Staffie came from Staffie Rescue in Sydney, which does the same sort of thing. I think I could not do this as I’d want to keep any dog I fostered, and would end up like the Cat Lady on the Simpsons.

Hmm, I thought the same thing when I started fostering Poetix. All my friends said that there was no way I would be able to give the dogs up. But once you get started and realise how many beautiful dogs are put to sleep each week only because there is no room for them you change your mind pretty quick.

Now I find the hardest thing is not being able to take them all. At the moment we have 10 dogs in local pounds who need homes really really urgently but no carers free. Its so sad:(

poetix 1:06 pm 22 Nov 11

My gorgeous Staffie came from Staffie Rescue in Sydney, which does the same sort of thing. I think I could not do this as I’d want to keep any dog I fostered, and would end up like the Cat Lady on the Simpsons.

Katietonia 12:40 pm 22 Nov 11

Just adopted a lovely dog from the Queanbeyan pound, looking for another one so I might come along.

madamcholet 12:35 pm 22 Nov 11

Have not had an easy relationship with DAS over the last years due to their appaling inaction on a reported issue, however this looks like a good thing.Will definitely consider one of these guys when the ageing doggycholet departs this world as he wouldn’t be too impressed at the age of 13 to have his home invaded by some young thing….hoping that’s not anytime soon tho’.

Watson 11:57 am 22 Nov 11

Watson said :

You guys do such awesome work! I’m currently fostering cats – through another org – but once we move into our own home next year, I will seriously consider fostering dogs too. I got a foster dog 3 months ago (from a Sydney rescue org) and I am so very grateful for the people who saved her and socialised her.

I of course meant that I adopted a rescue dog.

Watson 11:52 am 22 Nov 11

You guys do such awesome work! I’m currently fostering cats – through another org – but once we move into our own home next year, I will seriously consider fostering dogs too. I got a foster dog 3 months ago (from a Sydney rescue org) and I am so very grateful for the people who saved her and socialised her.

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