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Fostering a Shelter Dog

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Fostering a Shelter Dog

So you are doing your daily Facebook scroll and a sweet doggie face from one of our foster pleas catches your eye. You want to help so bad, you but aren’t sure what fostering is all about? Let’s begin by saying that fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Sure, fostering does involve some work on your part, but isn’t saving a life worth a little work? You see, many dogs that come from the shelter are not trained, which is probably why they ended up there in the first place. But let’s face it, many people are just plain lazy. Many dogs with just a little work and patience learn manners pretty quickly. Don’t let the thought of an untrained dog discourage you though, because many dogs that end up at the shelter are also owner surrenders that have been potty trained, obedience trained and have been a part of a family for many years only to be discarded like yesterday’s trash for reasons such as a baby is on the way, they are moving to a city where there are no dogs allowed or have jobs that are 24 hours a day. Ok, ok, I know life happens and many times a pet just isn’t in the cards for us, but surrendering to a shelter to be killed shouldn’t be an option. Especially when there are sooo many rescues, fosters, and animal loving Facebook groups available to help. But really that’s a whole other beast we can talk about later. The truth is, there are all kinds of dogs that end up at the shelter and all they really need is a little extra time so we can find them a home. They need one committed person to say, “Yes, I will be that dog’s hero! I will save their life, offer the little guy a warm place to stay, yummy food to eat and a little discipline to learn what living a loved and balanced life is all about. I will do a good deed today and commit to this furry friend until that forever family is found!” San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. provides all medical for dogs that are pulled from the shelter or picked up as strays by our organization. You, as their foster provide a home, food, and lots of love. Once they are in a foster home we begin marketing them for adoption. We encourage fosters to attend our adoption events so the foster dog gets great exposure, multiplying their chances of getting adopted. However, attending events certainly isn’t a requirement and we do market all our dogs online! We have a tight knit community of fosters and volunteers that offer help every step of the way. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to foster today. Trust me, a doggie will be forever grateful for the chance at a new life and a family will forever be thankful to you for taking in their next family member. If you would like foster for San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. fill out the foster application HERE.     Share for our...

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TX Dogs & Cats SA Magazine featuring SA R.O.C.K.S.!!

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TX Dogs & Cats SA Magazine featuring SA R.O.C.K.S.!!

We are so honored to be featured in this wonderful magazine that features so many pet friendly people, places and events! Together we will make San Antonio a No-Kill, pet friendly city! The August print issue will be out sometime next week but you can view online now here.   Share for our...

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The Day An Angel Met Another Angel

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The Day An Angel Met Another Angel

Most days in the rescue world are hard! We try and save so many wonderful souls and we only have room for some. We plea for the help of big hearted people to open up their homes and foster a wonderful dog to buy them some time to find a forever home. Some days we have no luck and those are the hardest ones. But then there are those days when you find an angel to take a dog that needs it the most. Those are the people we hope for everyday. Herby is a very sweet dog that needed a foster home on very hot day in June. We plead for him and had no luck. The next day we shared his picture once again, crossing our fingers that a wonderful foster would step up and open the doors to their heart and home to him. Our prayers were heard and a wonderful foster stepped up to be Herby’s hero! Herby is now in a foster home. Megan has given him a second chance at life and would like to share their journey together. You can read more about Megan and Herby at http://meganyoungtx.blogspot.com Share for our...

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Just One Day

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Just One Day

Today, June 11th, 2013 many shelters across the country have taken a pledge for Just One Day to not euthanize any animals and instead post them online or hold adoption events. We would like to thank all the shelters that chose life today! Many dogs and cats will find their forever homes! Share for our...

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It Takes A Village!

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It Takes A Village!

A group of women got together one very warm day in September and said enough is enough! As simple as it sounds, that is how S.A. R.O.C.K.S. began its journey a few short months ago. Since then we have saved over 150 animals and are going strong. When I moved to San Antonio, I never imagined that I would meet this extraordinary group of strong women who were willing to take on such a big task. They are fighters and are willing to put it all on the line for the life of a helpless animal. Our goal is to save them all, but it starts with one. San Antonio has not reached No Kill status and it takes a community to reach this goal. We can’t stress enough how important it is to be responsible pet owners and spay and neuter your pets. We dream that the community will pull together and make San Antonio the city it deserves to be. We wish that we would no longer have to see the sad faces of the dogs on the euthanasia list pleading to be rescued. We wish that we no longer got the calls to help an animal in danger. However, it takes a village. In this case, it takes a city. Let’s make San Antonio No Kill! We can do this! These guys depend on us to take care of them! Hang on doggies we are working hard to save you! Share for our...

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