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- To help American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue.
- To reduce the population of American Eskimo Dogs in shelters, humane societies, and in rescue.
- To promote education to the general public regarding the problem of unwanted American Eskimo Dogs and how to prevent it by discouraging indiscriminate breeding.
- To protect American Eskimo Dogs from abuse and cruelty.
- To prohibit any American Eskimo Dog from being adopted or released for the purpose of research or experimental use.
- To operate as a functional rescue organization that will take in and provide the proper shelter, veterinarian care, socialization, rehabilitation and placement into caring and responsible homes.
- To network with other rescue organizations (pure-breed and all-breed) to draw attention to American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue when we are unable to take them into our rescue (due to resource constraints or other concerns).
- To cooperate with local and state laws in every state with their activities related to the rescue and care of American Eskimo Dogs.
WHO WE ARE
Eskie Rescuers United (ERU) is made up entirely of volunteers. We don’t have any building or offices; we’re just a group of people who have opened up their homes to foster dogs that are in need. Our volunteers are spread across the United States, and we keep in contact by email, the Internet, and by telephone. No one is paid a salary and most of us have regular jobs in addition to our volunteer work for ERU. You can help us by being understanding if our volunteers are unable to pick up a dog, or deliver a dog to you, or do things as quickly as you might like. Most of us have to schedule these things around our job and other family commitments.
ERU does not make money by selling dogs. In fact, we lose money with each dog that we foster and adopt out. Most of our money is spent on vet care for our foster dogs. Donations and fundraising help make up the difference.
The dogs we foster come from many places. Some are turned in by their owners who can no longer care for them. Others are found as stray dogs, or for one reason or another they wind up in dog shelters. As you probably know, there are too many dogs without homes in the United States, and the majority of them have to be put to sleep due to overcrowded conditions in shelters. ERU works to save as many American Eskimo dogs that we can by rescuing them. We then foster the dogs in the volunteer’s homes, provide veterinary care, and put a profile for the dog on our website.
We do not "sell" dogs. We find homes for dogs and adopt the dog to you. This means that you cannot just walk off the street and buy a dog from us. You must put in an application to adopt a dog. We screen all of the applicants very carefully; checking references and doing home visits to make sure that the dog will be going to a good home. We try to find a good match between the applicant and the dog. It is a very happy day when a foster dog gets to go to their new home. Since our formation in March of 2003, we’ve adopted out over 1,350 dogs. If someone adopts a dog from us and is unable to care for it in the future, we will accept that dog back and find it a new home. So a dog that is adopted through us will never go homeless.
- Marie Valvo
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