|Barked: Tue Jun 5, '12 9:01am PST |
|Find a rescue you jive with before you get your heart set on a particular dog. In other words, it's sort of like a pre-approval for a mortgage. Many good rescues ask for referrals from your vet, maybe even a home visit etc. Ask about the application process, take those steps and go from there. If you are interested in breed specific rescues, that's often a good place to start. They tend to be choosier about placements than a shelter, but they also often know more about the dog and making a good match. They are often fostering the dogs in their homes. Do your research as best you can about the rescue, too. If you're looking at rescuing a specific breed, ask for referrals to a rescue from breeders or others you know and trust who are involved with that breed.
Pulling a dog from a kill shelter yourself can certainly work and be very rewarding, but keep in mind that assessing temperament and making a good match in that situation can be difficult. Best of luck with your decision.
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