August 21, 2018
Summer Dog Days & Save Our Scruff
It’s that time of year again, Summer Dog Days! This year we’ll be crowning the 2018 K-9 Captain and we’re pretty excited about it! We’ve partnered up with Save Our Scruff this year to shed light on the importance of rescuing dogs from unfortunate situations, providing them with the necessary care and finding them permanent homes.
Save Our Scruff is a non-profit organization located in Toronto, dedicated to rescuing dogs and finding them safe and suitable, permanent homes by way of adoption. The organization advocates for dogs without homes and educates people on the importance of adoption, spay and neutering. They work with committed volunteers, foster homes, veterinarians and trainers to rescue the dogs and then carefully find them forever homes.
Save Our Scruff differentiates itself from other rescues as they do not discriminate against dogs based on their sizes. They take all dogs in need regardless of the type of medical care or rehabilitation they may need. When it comes to finding a home for these little guys, SOS understands that every home and lifestyle is different, and they work hard to find a perfect fit for every dog.
The overall mission of SOS is to prevent overpopulation while working towards stopping the cycle of abandonment/neglect. They want to provide care and rehabilitation for stray and abandoned dogs so that every dog has the opportunity for a second chance. By providing protection, care education and advocacy to the welfare of dogs, they continue to be a leader in their field.
The founder Laura Bye began the organization after being a dog foster parent for another organization which exposed her to the harsh realities facing dogs worldwide. Many street dogs are neglected, abused and dying on the streets every day. She understands that adoption doesn’t solve the root cause of the problem, so the organization has begun to conduct spay and neuter clinics in Mexico and the Dominican Republic and hopefully, soon-to-be Peru.
If you would like to get involved with this awesome organization, you can donate your time as a volunteer by fostering these dogs until they’re adopted by their forever homes, become part of the transport team by driving the dogos where they need to be, delivering supplies and medication, and doing airport pick-ups and drop-offs among other things. You can also be a casual volunteer by helping out with events and fundraisers, walking dogs, taking photos, selling merchandise etc. There are multiple options when it comes to volunteering for SOS depending on what you would like to do or if you have any special qualifications.
If you are interested in volunteering or helping out financially or would like a better understanding of this organization, you can visit the site: http://www.saveourscruff.org/. Every dog deserves a second chance and every boat needs a dog… We’re pretty sure that’s a thing.