Foster homes are always needed!
The economic downturn and home foreclosures
have resulted in the displacement of many pets.
These companion animals need assistance from MARS.
We are unable to provide this assistance without foster homes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can volunteer as a MARS foster home.
Foster Homes Needed
We have had an increasing number of dogs in foster care in the past few months. As a result, we have maxed out all of our available foster homes. If we do not get some new foster homes, we may have to turn away dogs! Homes are especially needed in the Pacific Northwest and California; however, we would be happy to add foster homes anywhere in the country. If you or anyone you know could foster a dog, even for just a few days in an emergency situation, please complete our online Foster Home Application.
Pacific NW MARS is now able to accept recurring monthly donations! Several amounts are shown below. If you would like a different amount, please contact us and we'll add it to what we offer.
Seniors for Seniors
Pacific NW MARS is pleased to announce the Seniors for Seniors adoption program. MARS often gets in senior dogs that face challenges in finding a home. Senior citizens often want a dog that is calmer than the average Mini Aussie. Matching senior dog to senior citizen benefits both dog and guardian. As an added bonus, the adoption fee is greatly reduced when adopting a senior dog. Senior dogs often have difficulty finding a home. Applicants seeking to adopt a dog may not want an older dog because they do not want to adopt a pet and then have it die shortly thereafter. However, many senior dogs have years of healthy life ahead of them. Older dogs make great companions, especially for seniors. Older pets are usually already housebroken, often have some basic obedience training, and are calmer than younger dogs. Senior people are benefited by dog guardianship. Having a canine companion can mean lower blood pressure, fewer trips to the doctor, and less depression. Seniors with pets find it easier to make new friends, pets can help ease loneliness, and they also help people cope with loss. People with pets tend to be more active and take better care of themselves than people without pets. A dog can also help a senior feel more secure. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Feed a Dog a Day
Food is one of our our biggest expenses in rescue. It costs about $1.00 per day to feed a foster dog a high-quality kibble. If you'd like to help provide food for our rescue dogs, please consider donating $30.00 for a month of food for one dog. Of course, donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on donating to help Mini Aussies.
PNW MARS Amazon Store
Your purchases on Amazon.com can benefit Mini Aussies. Every time you click on this link, PNW MARS Amazon Store, a portion of your purchase price will go directly to help Mini Aussies in foster care. We have an assortment of positive-reinforcement training books that are arranged by topic.
The MARS E-Shop
You can help support Mini Aussies by purchasing dog-themed jewelry, magnets, customized collar ID tags, T-shirts, and other items from our MARS e-shop. All profits go to support our foster dogs. We often have specials, and we frequently add new items, so check us occasionally to see what we are offering. Click on MARS E-Shop to go directly to our e-shop.
2012 Mini Aussie Calendars
Mini Aussie Rescue & Support (MARS) has two wall calendars available for 2012. Funds raised from the calendars will help MARS rescue Mini Aussies. Both calendars are in the MARS online store at CafePress MARS Store. Plan on spending the year with photos of beautiful Mini Aussies in your calendars.
Clicker training is a fun, fast, and force-free method of training your dog. Clicker training is based on learning principles and focuses on rewarding specific behaviors rather than correcting a dog. If you are new to clicker training, this video gives a brief overview of it, An Introduction to Clicker Training. More online information on clicker training can be found at the following websites: Clicker Training Lessons; Clicker Training USA; ClickerSolutions; and Karen Pryor Clicker Training.
Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc. (MARS)
No facility - all dogs are in foster homes.
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter