Austin German Shepherd Rescue News and Events
Be a German Shepherd's Hero March 2nd from 6 pm - March 3rd at 6 pm
Amplify Austin Day is Austin's annual community-wide day of online giving. We can't save every shepherd, but with your love and generosity, we can save more. Every year, AGSDR receives hundreds of request to rescue these amazing dog. Most are considered unadoptable because of expensive, treatable ailments like heart worms or skins conditions. Our cost to rehabilitate these dogs are over $1,000 each. With your help, we can do more, love more, and save more. As little as $25 can start one of these wonderful dogs on a path to a new life. Be their hero. Contribute today on the Amplify Austin site!
Meet & Greet at Tomlinson's
Date: March 4th 1 - 4 pm
Tomlinson's Feed Allandale
5716 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
Come visit some of our wonderful dogs at Tomlinson's Allandale store!!
Select Austin German Shepherd Rescue on Amazon Smiles
Shopping online? If you use Amazon, you can painlessly donate to Austin German Shepherd Rescue at the same time. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-3016602 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. The first time you shop you will need to search for Austin German Shepherd Rescue and select it as the charity to benefit from your Amazon purchases.
2017 Calendars Are Here!
The 2017 Austin German Shepherd Rescue Calendar is on sale now. Twelve months of beautiful shepherds to adorn your home or office. They make great holiday presents too! Calendars are $15 each plus shipping.
Order yours now before we run out!
We Need Fosters!
"SOMEBODY needs to HELP that dog"!
Somebody? That SOMEBODY is YOU!!
Imagine a world without strays or homeless dogs. We could accomplish that almost OVERNIGHT if every family would foster JUST ONE DOG.
Just ONE DOG.
Be just ONE dog's SOMEBODY....You won't regret it.
If you are interested in becoming a foster please apply here to become a foster.
The bullet points below are provided to assist you in making your decision to foster.
- The initial cost to intake a rescue is $220-$250. This includes vaccinations, parasite screen, heartworm test, bordetella, microchip, spay/neuter. The minimum adoption fee is $250.
- When you foster, AGSDR pays for necessary vetting/medications, monthly heartworm/flea/tick prevention.
- Potential Tax Deduction for expenses you incur (i.e. mileage for trips to the vet, food, etc.)
- The foster training manual provides the responsibilities related to being a foster.
- Request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions you may have or if you would like for her to contact you.
Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog
- Love and Loyalty!
Chances are good that by adopting an older dog, you have rescued a wonderful, loving canine from an untimely, unfortunate and unwarranted death. An older dog can sense that he
or she was saved and will be eternally loyal to his or her new “forever” family.
- Ease Of Transition
Older dogs are mellow, relaxed and ready for a new home. They are past the puppy chewing and destruction stage and usually come with basic training.
- No Huge Lifestyle Change
You don't need to worry about puppy proofing your house and constant training. And older dogs let you get a good night's sleep!
- Stress Relief
Studies have shown that animal companions can decrease blood pressure levels and reduce stress. Older dogs enjoy leisurely walks, which will encourage you to exercise for even a few minutes on your busiest days.
- No Surprises
Unlike puppies, older dogs are full grown and their personalities are completely developed. When you meet with your dog, you will know what kind of wonderful, loving canine he or she is and will always be.
- Doggie Wisdom
Older canines have learned many of life's lessons. They know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing.
Most senior dogs do not demand the time and attention that a younger dog does and are satisfied with casual walks and cuddling.
- Old Dog, New Tricks
Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed.
- Companionship For All
Senior dogs make wonderful companions for everyone, especially senior people and busy professionals.
- Save A Life
Senior dogs are often the first to be euthanized in area shelters. Passed over for cute and cuddly puppies, they often have little chance to be adopted.
Adapted from the Senior Dogs Project site. To learn more about the pleasures of older dog adoption, please visit the Senior Dogs Project.