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Arcadia Animal Rescue

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BE PATIENT

Part of fostering is about taking a risk- an exciting one!- and you can’t always know everything about your incoming foster dog before they arrive. Stay patient and understanding when learning about your foster dog’s personality and behaviors; this will be a big help to the rescuers and to the dog’s future adopter!

WORK ON TRAINING

Some rescues work with a trainer, and are happy to connect you if you want to have a call or session with them to make sure you are following the rescue’s guidelines, as well as properly handling and training your foster dog. Many dogs are treat-motivated and respond well to positive reinforcement. Remember: consistency is key!

SLOWLY AND SAFELY EXPOSE THE DOG TO NEW EXPERIENCES

Ask the rescue if it’s ok to take your dog new places, like to work or on the subway, or to introduce the dog to kids, other dogs, and cats.

GET GOOD PHOTOS

High quality pictures of your foster dog can help your dog stand out among the thousands of other dogs looking for homes online. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take a good picture.

HELP THE RESCUE GROUP PROMOTE THE DOG

The best way to get exposure for your foster dog is by having the dog wear brightly colored "Adopt Me" paraphernalia whenever you leave the house. The rescue might be able to provide you with a leash sleeve, vest, or bandana for your dog to wear, and download foster business cards on our resources page to hand out to interested adopters you may meet.

Sharing pictures and short descriptions of your foster dog on your social media profiles (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) can get your extended networks interested in possibly adopting your foster dog. Some dogs might be adopted quickly from the rescue or shelter, but some might require a little more work and promotion. Keep your messaging positive!

SHARE WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED WITH THE NEW ADOPTER

After spending days, weeks, months with your foster dog, you’ve gained knowledge about this dog’s temperament and interests. Be sure to share anything you think might be helpful for the new adopters to know about your foster dog with them or with the rescue!

More opportunities with Arcadia Animal Rescue

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Arcadia Animal Rescue

Location:

30 Market Point Dr, Apt 1108, Greenville, SC 29607, US

Mission Statement

Arcadia Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) pending tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of abused and abandoned animals. At Arcadia, animals are valued and the human-animal bond is celebrated. Our vision is a modern-day "Arcadia" or Utopia for all animals. While we know this is an ambitious goal, it is one we will tirelessly strive for. No animal should be euthanized to save space, because it is unwanted, or because of the inconvenience of care. We also provide free education to the public to help with common hardships associated with owner surrendership such as veterinary care, common training and behavioral issues, humane education, and so on to help control shelter overpopulation. At Arcadia, we believe responsible pet ownership is the key to controlling pet overpopulation.

Description

Animal overpopulation is a HUGE issue in today's world. Every 13 seconds, a healthy, adoptable dog or cat is euthanized to make space for incoming animals in the shelter (www.hsus.org). This is a PREVENTABLE issue, and is not limited to companion animals...horses, cows, goats, rabbits, and reptiles need rescue, too!

We know we can't save them all, but we can save as many as possible with your help.

You can support our mission by becoming a foster parent, adopting, or donating to help cover the costs of veterinary bills, transportation, and foster care supplies.

Animals
Community
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Greenville, SC 29607

(34.80839,-82.33434)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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