Research shows that age is the single best predictor of a dog being adopted. Younger dogs fare better in this equation. Citizen Canine Rescue exists to give senior dogs a better chance of finding a permanent home. Rescuing senior dogs is lifesaving. The more senior dogs adopted, the more lives saved!
As a foster-based rescue organization, Citizen Canine Rescue depends on foster families to rescue senior dogs. It’s because of foster families that we can keep rescuing senior dogs. The more foster families that welcome senior dogs, the more senior dogs we are able to rescue!
What Citizen Canine Rescue Does
R E S C U E
From where do we rescue our senior dogs?
It all begins with the rescue. Citizen Canine Senior Dog Rescue dogs come to us through a variety of channels. Some dogs come to us through other rescue organizations with which we partner. In shelter placements, older dogs are less likely than younger dogs to be adopted. Sometimes, the shelter may become a long-term situation or, depending on the shelter, the dogs' length of stay might ‘expire’ and they may ultimately be euthanized. In other cases, senior dogs are surrendered by their owners who can no longer care for them, for example, because they’re moving. A dog may also be found as a stray. These are only a few of the different ways that senior dogs come to our attention.
P L A C E M E N T
Where do our dogs go once we rescue them?
We are not a shelter in the sense that there is a central location that houses dogs. Instead, our dogs come home with us. ‘Us’ is foster parent/families or Citizen Canine Rescue staff. Foster parents/families are vetted by Citizen Canine Rescue. They are animal lovers with huge hearts and an uncommon devotion to protecting and caring for animals. Our dogs stay with their foster parent/family or staff while we find them them a happily-ever-after home. An adoptive parent/family is vetted vigorously to ensure that all senior Citizen Canines that pass through our doors are cherished and safe.
P R O T E C T I O N
Why do we only
Your donation saves lives!
Your donation makes it possible to rescue wonderful senior
dogs and find them happily-ever-after homes. Because of you, many
more dogs and humans will have healthier and happier lives. Thank you!
Volunteers are essential to the day-to-day functioning of Citizen Canine Rescue. On any given day, they might walk a dog or even dog sit for a busy foster family. They might help with paper work or mailings or the organization of supplies. Or they might even sit down with us to help develop Citizen Canine Rescue programs, such as a Seniors Heart Seniors or Cuddles with Kids. Whatever they do, the are a key part in the operation of Citizen Canine Rescue!