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.
BECOME A FOSTER
Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Foster-based rescue's provide loving homes where animals can flourish as they await their new homes.
Most all our rescues come to us from shelters as strays and they will likely have worms, fleas, and ticks. We provide all the necessary medications and preventatives. We always advise keeping incoming fosters separated or crated (crate and rotate) while they adjust and decompress.
Many of these animals come from abused or neglectful backgrounds. That means they will most likely need some work with house training and exhibit other behaviors while they decompress and adjust.
Fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
Please consider fostering. STAR relies on fosters to be able to help save lives. We are a foster based rescue, and we cannot take in dogs without a committed foster. Fostering is very rewarding. STAR provides food, supplies, and all medical care. You provide the safe home, love, and attention.
We RELY on committed fosters to help us save lives. When pulling a dog we ask that you commit to fostering them until adoption. We can never guarantee how long that will be.
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Help us care for the animals forced to live outdoors chained up 24/7. We visit a route of dogs each week to ensure they have adequate insulated shelter, straw for warmth, food, and water. You would be amazed how far much happiness a visit and a bone can do.
Vet Check Team
Do you want to help but can't foster? Do you have the ability to make phone calls during the day? Then join the Vet Check Team. This consists of contacting vet offices to obtain vetting information on potential adopters. We will provide training.
Home Visit Team
What is a home visit? Volunteers visit the homes of potential adopters. This is not a white glove process but a way for us to make sure the home is a good fit for the rescue animal. We adopt all over the state so it doesn't matter where you live, you can be part of our team.
Do you enjoy a car ride? do you have some extra time? Join our Transportation Team. This includes picking up incoming rescue animals and transporting them to their foster homes. Also, taking rescue animals to vetting appointments or transporting rescues to events.