Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekly Rescue Round-up: December 5, 2011

Welcome to our Weekly Rescue Round-up where we update you on all the rescue happenings within LOYAL over the last week! Thanks for stopping by the blog, and be sure to share or like this on Facebook and tweet about it, too! Spread the LOYAL love!


LOYAL Rescue has no upcoming events. Please keep an eye on our Events page for future happenings.


Christmas is fast approaching! Wondering what to get the person who has everything? Why not donate to LOYAL Rescue on their behalf? It's quick and easy, and a tax receipt issues immediately when you donate securely online. Visit our Donate page for donation options, and give the gift that keeps on giving to our rescued dogs in need this holiday season.

The holidays are often a busy time for rescue in terms of owner surrenders, while the intake of applications can slow down as people go away on holidays. As we are volunteer run, our volunteers also go away to spend time with friends and family. Our administrative process can take a little longer than using during the month of December and into early January, and we thank everyone for their patience. Please know that our goal is to get dogs into loving homes and we are working as quickly as we can with our limited resources.

Please note that many dogs are given as gifts during the holiday season. LOYAL Rescue does not condone pets as gifts to children or to adults, and our adoption process is not negotiable. Everyone in the home, including all that will be in contact with the dog, must be a part of the adoption process. A volunteer will still conduct a home visit and will meet all those in the family. Surprises for family members are not suitable for our rescued dogs, and LOYAL will not accept applications from interested adopters who are looking to give a dog or dogs as a gift to someone else. Please do your research and put a lot of though into your decision before you decide to adopt a dog (or any animal) this holiday season.

That being said, we welcome all interested adopters to submit applications through our website. We would love to find loving, committed homes for our rescued dogs for the holidays. Some have never had a family to call their own, and the best gift that a rescued dog could receive this holiday season is for a forever family to call their own!


Thank you to all who contacted us to participate in this year's Secret Santa foster match-up!  35 dogs have now been matched with Santas and will be receiving their gifts soon!


Thank you to everyone who bid in the Helping Homeless Pets auction!  LOYAL raised over $250 through donations for items donated in our name!  A huge thank you to all those who donated items, including DearSukie, DCImaginations, WagsandWiggles and Becca Illustrations!  Stay tuned for the next HHP auction in early 2012 where more LOYAL items will be featured, including a family / pet photo shoot by the talented Triebe Photography!
Funny Farm Boutique will be donating $5 from every collar and every leash purchase to LOYAL Rescue! Here is a link to the promotion blog post for more details. Happy shopping!
Thank you to all who voted in the Helping Homeless Pets Click Challenge.  Unfortunately LOYAL could not pull ahead to win, but the votes were appreciated nonetheless.  Hopefully we can grab the lead in the next challenge!

Are you one of the 500+ fans that has liked our Facebook page? Do you follow our posts on Twitter? Sometimes we post photos and information on these pages that doesn't make it onto the blog, so if you want to stay up-to-date on all of LOYAL's happenings be sure to tune in!


There are no new dogs in rescue this week.  Please visit our website to view our adoptable dogs!

Beans, Bentley and Sherman have approved forever homes and are currently pending adoption. We are no longer accepting applications for these dogs. Thank you for your interest!

We are processing very promising applications for all of our Dane-Newf-Lab puppies, as well as for Timmy and Toto, so please contact us before submitting an application for any of these dogs.


Tuxedo, Angie and Clara found their forever homes this week. Congratulations to them and to their new families!

See you next Monday for another Rescue Round-up!

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