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Upcoming Events

Austin Area

Meet & Greet

June 13 from 12 - 3pm
Petsmart
201 University Oaks Blvd Round Rock, TX

Come out and meet Dora, Lola, Nova, Roxie, Suzie, Drew, Fritz, and Max!

 

2016 Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue Calendar 2016 Photo Contest

Calendar Theme: GERMAN SHEPHERDS: AMITY & LOVE

Deadline to Submit Photos: August 31, 2015

Email Photos to: agsrcalendar@yahoo.com (also use this email for questions)

Image Specs: All images submitted must be digital – no hard copies will be accepted. Minimum 300 dpi JPEGs and TIFs, with a minimum file size of 1.5MB (1500KB). Larger files preferred, with no limit to size (in fact, the bigger, the better). Because ours is a horizontal calendar, horizontal orientation is a MUST. Although vertical shots can SOMETIMES work as extras in the calendar, they will not be considered for one of the 13 top photos.

Rules

The 2016 AGSDR Calendar will be available beginning mid-October through the AGSDR website, AGSDR.org, as well as at our various rescue events around town. We look forward to seeing photos of your furry friends. Good luck and have fun!

Photo Tips

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.

Two Ways to Support Our Rescue and These Beautiful Dogs

  1. Shop online at Pet Rescue Rx, a pets before profits pharmacy. Shop online and profits from sales go to Austin German Shepherd Rescue. When you check out just start typing "Austin German Shepherd Rescue" and your purchase will benefit AGSDR!

  2. Subscribe to Rescue Me and $19.95 of the purchase price will go to AGSDR! This magazine is a great resource for dog lovers. When you subscribe you can type in the "Rescue ID" D195 or search for Austin German Shepherd Rescue.

Use Your Randall's Remarkable Card to Donate to AGSDR!

Everytime you use your card AGSDR gets 1% of the total grocery purchases but you must update your card with our number: 12145

 

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3.  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!
  4. 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.
  5.  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.
  6. 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.
  7. Calmness
    Most senior dogs do not demand the time and attention that a younger dog does and are satisfied with casual walks and cuddling.
  8. Old Dog, New Tricks
    Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed.
  9. Companionship For All
    Senior dogs make wonderful companions for everyone, especially senior people and busy professionals.
  10. 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.


Last Update : 06/11/2015
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