Finding a new home for your Samoyed
of us who love the breed, our sammies are our families. We understand
that events in our lives can bring unexpected results, and that sometimes
dogs need new homes.
The most important part:
We want to help. To do
that, we need a signed release form giving Rescue the right to place your dog.
Then we can begin the critical job of finding a new home for it. We exist
to help your dog, but we can't ask our volunteers to spend dozens of hours until
we have that form.
who we are:
We are all volunteers.
Each of us donates our time because we love the breed. We hope you
understand that rescue work is done around the rest of our lives and we
may not be able to respond immediately -- but we will try to answer as
soon as possible. We love the breed and will do everything we can for
the good of your dog. The welfare of your dog is our primary concern.
Many times we don't
have homes ready and waiting. We need you to take care of your dog
while we search for a new home. It takes time to match your dog to the
right new family, and our foster homes are limited (we have only two).
If we fill those with owner surrenders we won't have room for shelter
dogs in danger of being euthanized.
If your dog
barks too much, digs, or has behavior problems, it's probably bored or
unhappy. There are trainers in every area who can help you. Please try that first. If you
want our ideas and suggestions, we're happy to give you our time.
If you have
a child in the house who has allergies, please make sure it's the dog.
Samoyeds have almost no dander and are rarely the cause of
If you truly
love your dog and you have to move, please look for a place that allows
you have already made the decision to part with your Samoyed and you
know you won't change your mind, tell us. It saves a lot of time and
it's easier on all of us.
need from you:
First of all
we need to know you have a Samoyed. It is a fact of rescue that people
looking for a purebred dog aren't going to be interested in a mix. We
will help whenever possible if you don't have a purebred Samoyed, but we
may have to suggest no-kill shelters. When you contact us we will ask
for pictures. If you have no way of sending a digital picture we can
arrange for a volunteer to meet you and take the pictures we need to
list your dog.
must be neutered or spayed and up to date on shots. We need your veterinary
records. If we end up taking your dog before it is altered, we have
to ask for you to pay for it at the time of surrender.
You need to
sign a surrender form releasing the dog to rescue, and provide proof
that the dog is yours.
Until a home
is found, we need you to keep your dog with you. It is much less
stress on your dog to move only once, and again, it's a matter
of foster homes.
There is a $25
fee to help cover our expenses. Since we are a non-profit organization,
it is in the form of a tax-deductible donation. In case of hardship
we can waive the fee. If it means the life of a Samoyed we will
figure out a way to help. Period.
One of our volunteers
will come to visit and assess your dog so we can best match it to a
applications from people who love Samoyeds and want one in their home.
We promise your dog will go to the most suitable home we can find.
Your dog will
be added to our web site and to a national listing
service. We're going to do everything possible to unite your dog and
his/her perfect new home.
Thank you for taking the time to
here to send us e-mail
We will get back to you quickly.