Rescue Mutt Monday - Donatella

Why You Should Rescue a Dog?

There are many great reasons for adopting a rescue.  Here are a couple!

1. When you adopt a rescue, you are giving a loving dog a new life. 

Rescue dogs usually come from high-kill shelters, after having been abandoned by their families, or living as strays. 

Rescuing a dog gives them the opportunity for a new, loving life with your family.

2. There is nothing quite like the love of a rescue dog. 

Rescues are eager to find a family that fits.  They long for the love and companionship that comes with adoption.

Because of this, there is a special kind of love and connection between adopters and their rescues.  

They understand all too well what life is like without a loving family and warm bed, and so they appreciate it that much more when they have it. 

This Weeks Rescue

This week's featured rescue, Donatella, is from Fetch & Releash

Fetch & Releash is a 100% volunteer-run dog rescue founded in 2016.

Their dogs come from a variety of different backgrounds, and their work involves partnerships with local and international shelters and pounds.

At Fetch & Releash, their mission is to rescue and re-home as many dogs as possible, regardless of their age, breed, background, health and/or behavioural issues.

Their goal is to find each of their rescued dogs the loving forever-home they deserve.

Meet Donatella

Donatella is a sweet if shy 9 month old puppy waiting for her forever home!

She's new to Canada and needs some extra love to help her come out of her shell. Once she knows and trusts someone, she is a complete cuddle bug!

Donatella loves other dogs and would do well in a home with a well behaved canine companion to teach her the ropes.

She walks well on a leash but has a nervous disposition so busy sidewalks and roadways are a bit much for her. She would do quite well in a quiet suburban neighbourhood and potentially an apartment since she is not overly vocal.

Donatella does well in her crate, quieting down quickly when her foster family leaves. She is fairly well house trained but as a puppy will need frequent trips outside to ensure continued success. She is an island dog so she is not a fan of our cold Canadian winters so she will need a coat and shorter trips outside on those really cold days.

Since she is a puppy, she does require further basic training and this is part of the adoption agreement. She is up to date with all vaccines and has been spade.

If your or someone you know may be interested in adopting Donatella, head over here to take a look!

Other Ways to Help

Adoption is not the only way to help, here are some steps you can take now, to contribute to the cause!

Volunteer - Fetch & Releash is 100% volunteer-run. Join their team to become a part of the solution.  Fill out their online application here.

Foster - At Fetch & Releash, they utilize foster homes to provide temporary loving families for their rescues, until they find their forever-home.  Become a foster parent pup today! Fill out their online application here.

Donate - Fetch & Releash is a not-for-profit organization that relies solely on the generosity of the public. They do not receive any funding from the government, city or SPCA. Every dollar raised through fundraising is reinvested back into the rescue, to help more dogs in need. Make your donation here.