Dogs are pack animals and would love nothing more than to be a part of your family. If you are unwilling to let them live inside with you, please make sure they are safe & comfortable outdoors.
SUMMER TIPS FOR OUTSIDE DOGS
Make sure your dog has plenty of clean drinking water. Refill often - before the bowl is empty. A dog cannot sweat to regulate body temperature and heat stroke is deadly. A dog house is not sufficient shelter from the heat. The sun turns them into heat boxes. Your dog does not enjoy laying in the direct sun without shade for hours in this heat or laying inside these "cookers." Provide your dog with alternate shade from the sun with a cross breeze or better yet - bring your dog inside your home or basement to keep them safe.
STAR is a 501c3 non-profit foster-based animal rescue with a mission to becoming the leading champions for homeless and abandoned animals. Providing an array of services that include spaying, neutering, and providing appropriate medical care as needed, STAR is committed to using outreach initiatives and educational tools in order to enrich the local community. Working in conjunction with surrounding local rescues, STAR is dedicated to bettering the greater community, while saving lives one tail at a time.
STAR aims to be recognized as a major resource for homeless and abused animals in and around the state of Michigan. While bringing adoptable pets into our program for rehabilitation and re-homing, we also provide various services and resources to pet owners that encourage social responsibility and commitment to their pets, with the hope of reducing the homeless pet population. Here at STAR, we want to be a valuable resource to our local community and hold to the belief that one person can make a difference in the life of an animal in need.