H.A.N.D.D.S. is in the process of developing or re-starting several community programs, with the hope of allowing dogs to stay in their current homes rather than having to come to us. We will post more information here and on our Facebook page as it becomes available. A bit of a sneak peak, though:
Many of the dogs that come into H.A.N.D.D.S. to find new homes do so because their owners were not able to afford basic veterinary care, and so they became pregnant or ill with diseases such as parvovirus. We hope to soon offer these low-cost services to assist pet owners keep their pets in their own homes.
If you are an individual or business that is interested in sponsoring either of the above programs, please contact Dana at email@example.com. Even small donations can have a huge impact on the pets in our community! In addition, if you have ideas for other programs to keep pets in their homes and with their families, please contact us.
H.A.N.D.D.S. is also always in need of more foster homes to maintain and expand our adoption program, for dogs and puppies of all sizes. You get to choose how often you foster and what type(s) of dogs would be appropriate for your home. You don’t even need to already have a dog of your own! We often have foster dogs who, for one reason or another, would prefer not to live with other dogs – but are perfect with people! Please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on fostering.