Over three million healthy, adoptable companion animals die in US shelters annually. One of the main challenges animal welfare groups and shelters have is finding ways to re-home shelter animals. Increasing public awareness that wonderful companion animals can be found in shelters is just the start.
Canines With a Cause was established to help shelter dogs find loving homes, either as assistance or companion dogs for veterans in need, or people looking for a wonderful new family member.
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Canines With a Cause adoptable dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and assessed for behavior and personality traits. Some have received basic obedience training in our prison-based Pawsitive Healing or our Pawsitive Partnership programs. The dogs that we offer to the public for adoption are ones that we’ve deemed unsuitable for work as service dogs, which is a very stressful and highly skilled job for a dog to do. Our adoptable dogs are simply better suited to be great family pets or as therapy or emotional support dogs.
We do our best to make sure the dog will fit in their new home and all parties will benefit from the relationship. We do require a foster period before adoptions are final and ask that the dog be returned to CWAC if the dog can no longer stay with adopters.
Being a foster is another way to get involved in our program. Fosters are essential to the work we do: for both the dogs and the veterans. Once we rescue a dog from a shelter, we need someone to give it a loving home for a time before we can place them with a veteran. If a dog is returned to us, we may need a foster to help us until we can find it another home. We’ll provide you with a crate, food, and toys for the dog during their stay with you. If you’d like to help our cause and become a CWAC foster, please fill out the form and we will contact you.