What do I do with a stray dog? How about a dog we need to re-home?
Okay, so a strange pit bull or even another dog wanders into your front yard. We don’t want you to take any chances with a strange dog, so do proceed with caution. The best avenue, and also the road we take, is to call our dog trainer immediately and temperament test this animal. Please be careful introducing your own pets to the visitor. Wait until he or she has been temperament tested with other animals by our trainer. If you don’t have a trainer, but live in the bay area, call us or visit Junior’s Page or the Links page to find one of our trainers who will help you. Be warned, though, you might end up devoting your life to saving these wonderful dogs, because that’s just what happened here at Reunion Rescue.
If you cannot bear to call the pound, please email us if you are willing to consider fostering the dog. We have the resources to temperament test, spay/neuter and train the dog. We can assist you if you are re-homing your dog, but please understand that your dog still has an advocate and our rescue is filled with dogs who have nobody but Reunion Rescue to help them.
Make posters with an adorable photo of your found doggy. Be sure to crop out all of the unnecessary objects in the photo and make the dog the prime focus. Make prints of the photo and a cute poster with bio info, how the dog behaves with other dogs, people, children…special needs. You can get some great ideas on petfinder.com and PBRC, linked to this page. Run off a bunch of posters on bright colored paper and post with tear off phone numbers in your vet’s office, good pet stores, coffee houses and other places where good, qualified potential guardians might see your foster dog.
Follow the simple directions on our Training Page and Health Page. With the Reunion Rescue program, anyone can successfully foster a dog.
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Do you need general information regarding Pit Bull Adoption? Would you like Internet exposure for a dog in need of a home? You have found the right place! PBRC has lots of resources relating to pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Whether you are a lifelong advocate or a stray dog wandered into your path, you came to the right place. PBRC has an online application and a wonderful screening process so that your pup doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. There are a lot of wrong hands out there including unsavory medical labs that steal pets for cruel animal experimentation and losers that use animals as bait for fight training. Be aware and careful!! Spay/neuter the dog, too. PBRC has a nationwide list of low cost spay/neuter clinics. Visit PBRC.
After you have posted on PBRC, then link to this site and follow the simple directions for posting a classified ad. You may also upload the photo you posted on PBRC. Be sure to put the word “photo” in your title line. It helps when people are browsing to see the dog in need. Also, please spay or neuter the dog. We already have an abundance of these and other dogs and the world has enough for now. We’ll let you know when we need more.