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ORGANIZATION: HEDGESVILLE HOUNDS INC

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Hedgesville Hounds is in need of dog foster homes throughout the MD/VA/DC metro area, the eastern panhandle of WV and Baltimore. We have been in existence since 2003 and we are lucky to say that many of our original volunteers are still with us. However, over that span of time, part of our success included our volunteers adopting their foster dogs and there have also been inevitable changes in life situations. This has translated into many of our long-standing foster homes being maxed out and us not being able to help as many dogs. We're posting this plea to recruit more foster homes. If you have ever considered fostering, or know someone who would be a great foster parent, please feel free to reach out to us. You can reply to this opportunity or email us at inquiries@hedgesvillehounds.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have. There is also information on our website about fostering - https://hedgesvillehounds.wixsite.com/volunteer. We use our adoption application for fosters also. You can find the application on our website as well. Thank you very much for considering this rewarding opportunity!!

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About HEDGESVILLE HOUNDS INC

Location:

PO BOX 2174, HEDGESVILLE, WV 25427, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission -- The Personal Touch, The Right Fit These are the goals we strive to achieve -- our principles, if you will: One-on-One Communication; Adoption Counseling and Followup; Networking; and a Lifetime Commitment.

Description

Who are the Hedgesville Hounds? Although there is a Hedgesville, and we have definitely placed a fair number of hounds in homes, the term Hedgesville Hounds has become more emblematic than actual. It has its origins in one specific rescue that became quite inspirational to a number of volunteers. It has since captured in its scope the determination of many people with a common interest - dogs - and an uncommon commitment to helping them.

What began as an effort to help a single group of dogs in terrible need, gained momentum as these dogs were successfully placed in wonderful homes. The dogs became a kind of rallying cry, a challenge, and a cause. The Hedgesville Hounds 501(c)(3) group was formally established in 2003. We are an all volunteer foster based organization and we do not have a physical shelter. We have fosters throughout the Eastern Panhandle of WV, the DC Metro area (DC/MD/VA), and Baltimore, MD.

Hedgesville Hounds exist everywhere. They are dogs of every breed - every size - every age - who by circumstance, ignorance, or cruelty and neglect, were put at risk.

Our effort has been quite simple - to give them a voice. And a little help with arrangements. And then let these wonderful creatures do the rest.

We place dogs in homes throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, and south central Pennsylvania.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Animals, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Rockville, MD 20852

(39.05421,-77.11975)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • From a few weeks to a few months depending on how long it takes for the dog to be adopted. We arrange vacation coverage for foster dogs.
  • Training and mentoring provided.

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