Brown Sugar was rescued from a high-kill shelter right here in New Jersey. (No, they are not all down south.) She was initially very reactive to the dogs on the other side of the fence, but now that she's in a great foster home it turns out she is actually very relaxed when she's around other dogs. We still would prefer that she be an only dog though, because she deserves all the attention to herself. She's one of those big block-head dogs that just leans quietly against you and soaks up the love! She is fantastic with children - very slow-moving and gentle. Housebroken and fully vetted.
If you can't ADOPT, here's how you can help:
FOSTER. Learn more about this no-cost, short-term commitment. Fosters save lives by just offering a little space and care. Remember that these animals are living in tiny metal and concrete prisons, so no matter how small your place is that you can offer, or how many hours you work, it's better than where they are now. Your offer to foster will be the primary reason why one more animal lives - it's that easy, and the feeling you'll get from knowing YOU are the reason why that animal is alive is so amazing!
DONATE. There are rescues who are wanting to save more animals but cannot afford it. Give to your local rescue, or pledge to a death-row animal online. Give in kind (food, supplies, blankets and towels.) Give your time at adoption events, fundraisers, transports. Email me for more information.
NETWORK. You don't need to plaster your facebook page with hundreds of sad dog faces. Just pick one animal online or at your local shelter or rescue and share it with people you know who might be interested or might know someone who is. One animal at a time.