Austin German Shepherd Rescue News and Events
Meet & Greet
March 21 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Tomlinson's (South Austin)
5900 W Slaughter Ln #480
Austin, TX 78749
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.
Two New Ways to Support Our Rescue and These Beautiful Dogs
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!
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
- 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.