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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Havanese Rescue-A new plea

I know I am really new to Havanese Forum so did not want to do anything that would make anyone upset but since the other Havanese Rescue Thread was started I had to start this one-

I am not sure how many are aware of Havanese Rescue Inc but it's a wonderful group of people who have opened their homes to Havanese that aren't as lucky as ours. And as the other Thread said there are quite a few dogs in HRI right now and the number is growing so very fast. The problem is we don't have new Foster homes to help these dogs-so as the number of dogs coming into HRI grows we so hope the number of foster homes will grow as well.
So please take a minute-look into your heart & mind and see if there is a way you can become part of HRI-please just go to our web-site
[url]www.havaneserescue.com- take a minute fill out the volunteer application. And even if you are not able to be a foster home there are so many other things you can do. But if you can Foster believe me the rewards will be so great-not only for you but for the dog who comes to live with you till that perfect "furever" home is found.

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Hi Pat,

Oh yes, we kind of know all about HRI. We've been working on a quilt as a way to raise funds for Havanese Rescue - check out the 'forum quilt' thread in the Coffee Shop. Melissa created a stunning calendar this past Jan. that raised a lot of money for Rescue as well. There are a couple of threads about that project too. We also have quite a few members involved, none other than Amanda who (I think) writes the newsletter for HRI ... ?

It would be great to have more foster homes for rescued Havs. I agree! I've given my name to the one in charge of Cdn. Hav Rescue, but Havs are quite rare around here.

Anyway....... good reminder to everyone! Thank you, Pat.




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Roman is in the calendar.. Paige. can I post his photo? Dawna and I LOVE him!!!!!

You know, I dont think I could foster a dog.. because I would keep it! But maybe I will try. The problem is, I would have to wait until a time I am home more and can devote all my attention. I want to one day have foster kids, so I cant do that if I cant even foster a dog!

Thank you for posting this and the need for more foster homes.
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Melissa:

Of course you can post Mr Roman's picture-he loves having people see how handsome he is.

And I want to say A HUGE THANK YOU to each of you working to raise money for HRI-Marj-be glad there are not many Havanese in need of homes in Canada-the number is growing in the USA as the breed becomes better known and the puppy mills are beginning to see the demand for the breed.

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I don't know if I'm well suited to be a foster home, I would have a hard, HARD time getting attached and then having to say goodbye I don't know if I could do that. I did offer to foster a Hav (actually, silk) awhile back but they chose a home without stairs (the dog had very bad dysplasia).

I do whatever I can to help financially, Of course I participated in the Forum Quilt, I also signed up for the HRI quilt, which I hope to make a block next year for them, and I donate items to the yearly auction (and bid on stuff!) So I do participate via donation(s).

But, I will give fostering some more consideration and talk to my family about it. I don't know if there is much need here in Virginia..but I think the organization is great and should be applauded for all their efforts and commitment to the breed!

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I agree, Pat, that it's a GOOD thing there aren't many Havs needing rescue here. It IS so very upsetting seeing them show up at auctions and in mills across the U.S. I am sure they are being bred that way here in Canada, but it must be rare........ for now. How frustrating! I can only imagine what owners/lovers of more popular breeds must think when they see 1000's of their breed being churned out by miserable, enslaved dams and sires from all over.




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Pat, thank you for posting the reminder!

Anne (anneks) is our very own forum hero for being a foster mom to Biscuit very recently. Here's the topic about them.
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I'm Belle's foster mom and I know we need people here in Florida who would be willing to foster, to transport and do home evaluations for prospective adoptive parents and volunteers. As a foster mom it is indeed a wonderful thing to see a dog come to you with issues and slowly heal and blossom into a very beautiful dog as Belle has. I'm now working with a lady in NC (Raleigh, Durham area) who is very interested in adopting Belle. As her foster mom I know I'll be sad when she leaves but to know she is getting placed in a wonderful home with a really terrific family is good enough for me. I think that's what rescue is all about, taking dogs into a safe, loving environment and then finding the best homes possible for those dogs. This is Belle's photo taken two months ago. She tore her ACL ligament since and had surgery on 3/5. This was paid for by HRI, she needs to stay with me for two weeks and then can go home. HRI is the most wonderful organization. These people really care about Havanese in need. I believe my home was the first loving home Belle ever experienced and through living with me she learned to trust men and strangers, and not be terrified of the world. It's a very special and rewarding thing we do as foster parents, yes it's hard to say goodbye but it's also wonderful to know we touched the life of a dog who otherwise may not have a very good life and through our work and resources made life better for that dog.

I have to add, I never intended to foster, never ever! I did volunteer for intake and transport and I made the trip to the next county where Belle's owners who had her only one month decided to sell her, and her breeder talked them into surrendering her to HRI. They said she had diaharrea and was pooping all over the house and that it was bloody, so HRI asked me to get her and have her evaluated STAT to rule out any life threatening illness like HGE. My vet saw her that day before I took her home, and guess what, she was fine (whew). She had a bad haircut and lots of trauma emotionally but physically she was fine. She is so well housebroken that she has never made a mistake since living with my family. Well, I looked into those beautiful, brown, soulful eyes and decided I was going to foster. I'm so glad I got to know her and give her the love she needed and let her experience a good life, through HRI, otherwise she would have been sold to who knows what kind of person.
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I am bringing this back to the top in hopes we might have some interested parties who would like to apply to Foster-we have just got the WI 6 into Foster homes and there was an SOS just sent out looking for Foster homes in the Midwest-but the way the darlings are coming in so fast we are really streaching the foster homes we have to the max-so if anyone would like to be a Foster home just go to HRI's web-site and complete an application. Havies less forunate than ours needs us.

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Pat I will talk seriously with my DH about this, as I am living in the Midwest and didn't know there was such a great need for fosters in the Midwest.

I would love to do this, I do have small children, but I'm sure that we could be the right home and new beginning for the right dog.
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