After working with rescues for a number of years I’ve realized that although people who are involved in dog rescue are very dedicated they can sometimes lack some of the information to really maximize what they do. The problem is that we’re all so busy just doing the day to day stuff to keep the rescue engine running that it’s hard to take the time to assess what we’re doing and learn new ways to do things.
The reason we’re involved in rescue is that we love dogs with all our hearts. The problem is that we sometimes let our emotions dictate our decisions instead of balancing that with what our brains are telling us. Also we get accustomed to doing things as we always have and unless we prioritize learning some new skills it can get continually pushed back.
To help give you some information and sone incite on how you might be able to super charge your rescue efforts I’ve asked the heart and soul of The FernDog Rescue Foundation, Donna Buccellato, to join me to go over what’s really working for us.
In this episode
2:23 My online Dog Rescue 4 Week Course
[6:50] Welcome Donna Buccellato to the show!
[8:38] Why following your heart can get you into trouble
[10:40] How to take care of your fosters
[13:08] Danger of taking dogs you can’t handle
[14:22] Have an exit strategy
[17:38] The most important word you need to learn to say
[21:49] How to create a team
[28:13] Finding the right people
[33:22] Dangers of growing your organization too quickly
[37:50] The one metric you should be focusing on in rescue
[38:20] Key questions to ask potential adopters
[41:44] Be like Dr. House
[44:50] Importance of learning about the dog
[49:30] What you need to do after you adopt the dog out
[52:16] How you can follow up