I've been at this a while. A long while. Before Precious Paws I was in the "rescue world" and animal sheltering for several years and now Precious Paws is entering our 13th year. That's roughly 20ish years of rescue. And I love it. I have loved rescue since the first day that I walked into the Northumberland Humane Society and started cleaning cat cages. I loved it enough to let it direct my life onto the path that I've followed thus far. I have met some of the most important people in my life because of rescue. I have discovered my strengths and capabilities because of rescue.
Our Rescue Blog
As a rescue, we get owner surrender requests nearly every day. There's a million different reasons; moving, new baby, behavioural issues, etc., and while we do our best to encourage people to work through the issues they are having, find pet-friendly housing, etc., more often than not the owner has already decided they are giving up the dog and that's that. So we do our best to accomodate these dogs into the rescue when we have suitable foster homes, we get them vetted, we work on the behavioural stuff and we get them ready to start their new lives.
We say it all the time but I'll say it again here for those who may have missed it - Precious Paws Rescue is (and always has been) run ENTIRELY by volunteers. People who have families of their own, jobs of their own, pets of their own and busy lives of their own. But they give up even more of themselves for this amazing cause because they care about the animals we make a difference for.