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.
Once in a while I sit and look back at the journey that Precious Paws has taken me on over the last 12 years. When I started the rescue I was a new grad (veterinary technology) and had recently moved to Barrie. I was single, had 2 dogs, and had just started my career in a vet clinic. I had been working and volunteering in the animal rescue world for 7 years by then and I saw a need for a local rescue in our area. But I hesitated.