NEW LEASH ON LIFE
Canine Foster Care Program for special-needs SPCA dogs!
EMERGENCY NEED: The SPCA is desperately in need of New Leash On Life volunteers! Can you provide a temporary home to a dog that can't handle shelter life? Read the details below for more information, or call Cheryl or Kelly at the SPCA at 716-609-0189.
NEW LEASH ON LIFE is a program designed to help dogs that are incredible adoption candidates, but that have special needs, or simply do not adapt well to a shelter environment.
What happens to these dogs?
SPCA staff members and volunteers are dedicated to finding new homes for these but do not want to contribute to increased stress levels by keeping them at our dogs shelter. Instead, a group of unique volunteers agree to house them and give them the love and attention they need while they wait for their new, permanent homes. They're still available for adoption, like any other dog...they're just available somewhere else! The SPCA even provides training equipment, leashes and collars, food dishes, toys, and more!
Come on, what's the catch? What's REALLY wrong with these dogs?
Absolutely nothing. But an animal shelter environment, full of different sounds, scents, and sights, may make them nervous...skittish...even aggressive or hyper...when they may not normally exhibit these behaviors in a quieter setting, away from hundreds of other dogs and animals. They simply have special needs that can be better met in a home environment (they may be very shy, they may require a special food program, they may be deaf, etc.), or they become too nervous or depressed in a shelter setting and need to be in a home setting to thrive mentally and emotionally. They're great dogs, every bit as adoptable as the others!
Animals Currently in our NEW LEASH ON LIFE Program:
So how can I learn more about these dogs? Can I adopt one of them, or become a NEW LEASH ON LIFE volunteer myself?
The NEW LEASH ON LIFE Program is ALWAYS in need of volunteers. To learn about becoming a NEW LEASH ON LIFE volunteer please contact our program coordinators for an application or for more information: Cheryl or Kelly Lindstrom: 716-609-0189.
Download a New Leash On Life volunteer application here!