State of the Rescue

An Update from SOSARL

Since the pandemic started, we have done a tremendous job pivoting to accommodate the new world dynamics, helping over 850 dogs get second chances at great lives, while other factors seemed to work tirelessly against our efforts.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an unprecedented reduction in adoption and foster applications.  Adoption interest has reduced to a snail’s pace, and our foster home availability has decreased dramatically, too.

But the dogs who need our help keep coming!

The slowdown in adoptions means that dogs are now staying longer with us.  We need more resources and hands to save the same number of lives (volunteer time, foster homes, food, monthly preventatives, training/behavioral support, toys/treats, enrichment). 

And to do this, we need your help!

At this time, we have over 60 adorable doggies ready to come north, but not enough committed foster homes, adoptive homes, or room in boarding. This is unprecedented, but these are unprecedented times.

We have now had to cancel our private monthly transport for the second month in a row, as we do not have enough homes ready for at least 22 dogs to arrive at the same time. In addition, transportation costs are on the rise.

We still need our daily miracles, and we can only make them happen with YOUR HELP!

If you can volunteer or foster in any capacity please email [email protected] or [email protected] and we will find a way to put you to work saving lives!

We also welcome all offers to help engage new adopters, fosters, volunteers and donors!

A huge thank you to our team!

You’ve all stepped up and helped so much. We know many of you are tired and overcommitted and juggling multiple priorities…and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.  While foster homes are at the core of what we do, we could not do what we do, at the standards that we do it, without EACH ONE OF YOU.  On Team SOS, there is no doubt that we all do what we can, when we can, and while we can’t all foster, we can all do something. 

The important thing to remember is that we are all in this together, and as a team, we continue to make a real difference.

If you are a volunteer ready now to dig in up to your elbows, reach out to  [email protected] and we will find a way to put you to work saving lives!

We need EVERYONE’s help, however you can help! 

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