|Barked: Wed Dec 7, '11 11:34am PST |
|I decided to go about this my own way. I can't help but be involved. One dog at a time, no fosters, that's my rule.
This week there was a golden retriever in our loal shelter. I got him into a breed specific rescue, am transporting him halfway to meet the extremely kind volunteers there, and am pulling him myself. I had to overlook the beagle and some other dogs, but knowing my errand, I aimed only for the one I could transfer out.
As horrible as it is to be choosy in my efforts, I learned an invaluable lesson with Peggy. Do what you know is possible, don't overwhelm yourself, stay away from long term commitments, and network, network, network (at least for me). I hope to have a good expreience with the golden rescue, in case I use them again. I let them know I was an independent volunteer.
I feel good about it, as it is my project and I am not relying on any group of people for things to get confused. The dog I'm saving is highly adoptable. He is cute as a bug with loads of golden personality. I can't do much for the others. But even for one, I know I am capable of doing this again.
Thanks for your support and encouragement through the tough time with Peggy. I learned a lot about rescue, and where I should place my energy.
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