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This program is a model for rescue and adoption agencies to adopt with the help of APBF. It was designed to aid rescue and adoption agencies by relieving some of the financial and foster burden. The Adoption Services Program is a method to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia by way of increasing community involvement and responsibility to help solve the community crisis of homeless dogs and unnecessary euthanasia.
The number of of unwanted animals in our sheltering system are at an all-time high, leaving overrun and overwhelmed rescue organizations struggling to find alternative methods to decreasing the stark number of animals euthanized annually in the united Staes.
Over a million a year are among the population that is reported as losing their lives due to overpopulation and irresponsible ownership.
For people that have rescued a dog themselves, or, are facing the unfortunate decision to re-home their own dog, the program is a service to help those that need the resources to match the dogs in their care with great homes. Thus far, the program has been a great success in saving dogs that would otherwise have to be turned away due to lack of foster and/or resource.
Participating in the Adoption Services Program offers such resources to members of the public such as free foster dog training, an assigned adoption advocate, a proven process to screen and match potential families for adoption, reduced veterinary care cost, exposure to all public adoption events where an organization is represented, professional photos for social media and website exposure, as well as the support from the rescue team that routine foster parents working for the rescue would receive.
Rescue and re-homing is often a an eye-opening experience and great learning process for those that have never experienced it. This is an excellent way to recruit new fosters, volunteers, and even donors.
All too often, animal welfare organizations and rescue groups fail due to compassion fatigue, burnout, but also due to financial distress in taking on the overwhelming burden of all of the animals left in their hands to heal and re-home. They simply cannot keep up with the public demand.
Programs like the APBF Adoption Services Program give community members a sense of ownership in contributing to the solution of pet overpopulation, abandonment, abuse, and
neglect, all while alleviating some of the financial and physical burden on the rescue and adoption agencies. Something APBF is energized about and proud to offer as an alternative means, to keeping healthy, adoptable animals, out of our shelter system and off of the euthanasia list.
For more information and to request assistance implementing the Adoption Services Program in your organization, contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.