Austin German Shepherd Rescue News and Events
Saturday, October 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Domain, Austin TX
See the Dogtoberfest website for more details...
Snout By Snoutwest
October 30, 12p-4p, JCC Austin Soccer Field, Austin
More information about Snout by Snoutwest
Bark for Life of Austin
November 6, Yard Bar
More information about Bark for Life
Select Austin German Shepherd Rescue on Amazon Smiles
Shopping online this holiday season? If you use Amazon, you can painlessly donate to Austin German Shepherd Rescue at the same time. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com 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.
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.