Help Placing Your Dog - Guardian Surrender Program
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue primarily focuses on two very specific needs in the community: Taking senior dogs from shelters, and taking in dogs by pre-arrangement with people in the event that they can no longer care for their dog due to illness or death.
In addition, we take in some dogs directly from the public, via our Guardian Surrender Program. We can do this only on a space available, case-by-case basis. Priority is given to dogs whose guardians have passed away, are chronically or terminally ill, or have moved into situations where they cannot keep their dogs. We prioritize taking dogs from senior people who can no longer care for their dogs due to physical or financial limitations, but other scenarios will be considered as well. We suggest that a tax-deductible donation be made to POMDR at the time of intake, but the donation is not a requirement. We have a lifetime commitment to all dogs in our care until they find the perfect new homes.
If you would like to apply for this program, please fill out an online intake questionnaire and email us a photo of your dog. It is helpful if your dog is altered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, and has had a vet exam within the last 2 months before coming into our program. After receiving the questionnaire and photo, we will contact you to let you know if your dog might be a candidate for our program. If so, we will schedule a time to meet your dog and do a behavior assessment with him. We receive many, many more requests for intake than we are able to handle, but we do respond to all requests and will offer referrals to other resources when possible.
If your dog is accepted into our program, we will provide the following:
- Placement in a foster home until she is adopted.
- High quality dog food.
- Coverage of any medical needs that come up while she is in our care.
- Socialization and companionship.
- A safety net for the lifetime of your dog should she ever need to find a new home at any point in her life.
- Grooming and flea control while she is in our care.
- Screening of potential adopters including home visit and reference check.
- Annual follow-ups and home visits to ensure the placement has been successful.
Any donation made will also help us rescue more dogs left behind.
You may also want to consider the free Stay at Home Rescue Program through Animal Friends Rescue Project.