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  • Wednesday, December 25 2019 @ 10:05 pm UTC
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Now that many of my reliable fosters have either become foster failures (by adopting a foster dog) and then becoming unable to foster again, I am desperate to have places to put dogs that are tendered to us.

The way this rescue works is that we do our best not to place dogs we get in, in a kennel, but rather into a quality foster home where then can decompress before they are adopted, or before they are fixed, trained or healed medically. So many kind people have worked with me over these past 16 years, but time moves on and people's lives and circumstances change making their ability to foster more of a problem than a pleasure. These families have made it possible for me to adopt out over 1700 GSD's (as of 1/7/24) and my appreciation for their tireless, selfless work cannot possibly be expressed in words. Now we are in 2024, and remarkably nothing has changed! We still have a slew of dogs coming in weekly and I am still in need of fosters. I am in need of some new families who could help me with my mission of saving GSD's in 2024 and beyond. If you are one of those families, please call me so I can discuss what's entailed in this and then we can figure out how you and your family fit within this rescue platform. My number is 941 740 0074 and my phone is always on. If you can see yourself helping one of these fabulous animals, please call.

Our biggest issue for these last 5 years was the ridiculous raising of rents that have forced many good families to rehome their dogs because they can't take them to their new rental homes...and the hurricane IAN which displaced so many families. The reason we do not adopt to renters is simply for this fact, and that replacing a rental home who permits GSDS's is rare. We get so many dogs from situations like this that it is gut wrenching for the people giving the dog up and for me hearing these stories day in and day out.

Call ERIK 941 740 0074 or email me at alphadog63@comcast.net