Adoption Saves Lives
Diamonds In the Ruff
When you work in rescue, you come across dogs of all types; big, little, fluffy, short-haired, high-spirited, couch potatoes, healthy, sick, confident, anxious, well socialized and those who need help learning the world is a safe place.
No matter what category the dogs we have in our care fall into, they all deserve the same things; a safe, happy home, where they are cared for and loved unconditionally. However, we’re well aware that some dogs take longer to find that perfect fit, and we need to promote them a little differently to find their forever matches.
That’s where our “Diamonds In The Ruff” program comes in. These are dogs that will need a little extra effort and commitment from their future adopters. Diamonds come out of the ground dirty and misshapen, but with some effort and the right tools, they become something beautiful. "Diamonds In The Ruff" dogs have that same potential. Each one has the ability to be someone’s perfect companion, and they deserve the chance to let that shine.
Each “Diamond Dog” may have an extended vetting and meet and greet process, to ensure their future family is well informed and understands the dog’s special needs. We also may offer to foster-to-adopt, which means their potential adopters will take them home on a trial basis – the length of which will be determined by the specific dog’s needs.
These dogs will help support future Diamond Dogs as 50% of the fee of each Diamonds In The Ruff adoption will be set aside specifically for us to use to help other Diamond Dogs, the ones that are often left behind in shelters and forgotten. There are people out there willing to give a “less adoptable” dog a chance, and we want to do everything possible to connect those special people with these special dogs.
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CLICK HERE to find our cheat sheet of Animal Municipal Regulations for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.
As city ordinances and regulations are always changing, owners and fosters should always verify their rules with the city office they reside in.