THE GREATER WASHINGTON & NORTHERN VA SAINT BERNARD RESCUE

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

THE GREATER WASHINGTON & NORTHERN VA SAINT BERNARD RESCUE MISSION STATEMENT........

To act as a shepherd for Saint Bernard dogs and puppies that are without suitable caretakers and are in need of help; to shelter the homeless; to care for and find homes for the unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused; to feed the hungry; to provide medical services to the sick, injured and lame; to assist in the rescue of those subjected to conditions hazardous to their well-being or to confinement in government or private shelter, who without intervention would be needlessly Euthanize; to provide for the humane disposition of those not sound in mind, body or temperament; to educate the public as to the characteristics of, and proper care for, the breed so as to promote compatible, loving, lasting home/family placements; to educate the public as to responsible pet ownership so as to prevent accidental litters and to prevent inhumane trafficking in puppies and dogs, and so as to promote the most humane manner of disposition of pets at journey's end; to encourage, promote and support research respecting the breed that explores or improves relations between the breed and owners or sheds light on the causes of abandonment, neglect or abuse, or promotes the public's understanding of the special characteristics and attributes of the breed or that is designed to improve the welfare of the breed in any manner.

OUR NEWSLETTER

Hello!
We currently have many Saint Bernards waiting for permanent homes. All our rescues are utd on all their shots, are heartworm checked negative and have been spayed or neutered. Most areas of the country ask for an adoption fee in order to recover some of the costs incurred for rescuing a Saint Bernard.

We have been so busy with Rescue this Fall, that at times it is a little overwhelming. We could throw up our hands in disgust, and say forget it, because we all have our own dogs to care for and worry about, but we do not do that. All these Rescues deserve a stable, secure and loving home. All of them have come from different homes for different reasons. But one thing all these Saints have in common is the heart of the Great Saint Bernard. They all want to please you, to give all they can give.

We could use any help you can give. Many, if not all the Rescues, come to us underweight, worm infested, and lacking that healthy sparkle in their eyes. Some do not know what dog toys are or even what a dog bone is for. How sad! We blame backyard breeders, puppymills, and the stupid, ignorant public who buy on inpulse and are not familiar with Saint Bernards.

The vet care, dog food, neutering, worming, etc. etc. etc., all costs money to keep Saint Bernard Rescue going. Do you want to give a Saint Bernard a new lease on life? Can you spare a little extra money to help our very important cause? Everything we get goes to help our Rescues. Donations are greatly appreciated !!!!!

More calls are coming in daily for Saints that need new homes. Please consider giving one of them a loving home if you can.

Saint Bernard Rescue thanks you, and wishes you the best in life!

HOW YOU CAN HELP US , SAVE THE SAINTS

RESCUE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS

We need your donations!!!!!!

Sponsor a rescue from death row. We will save a Saint Bernard in your name and supply you with a photograph and information about the animal rescued. $100.00

Sponsor a spay or neuter for one of our rescued Saint Bernards up for adoption. $65.00

Sponsor puppy shots or adult vaccines for a rescued Saint. $45.00

Sponsor a foster home for a month for a rescued Saint. $25.00

Sponsor grooming for a rescued Saint Bernard. Clean pets are more adoptable than dirty ones. $15.00

Feed a Saint Bernard for a week or more (depending upon the age and size) $5.00

ADOPTING A SAINTLY FRIEND

Do Your Homework First Saint Bernards Are Not For Everyone

.....so you've decided you want a Saint Bernard. Do you HAVE to have a puppy ? ?

Puppies are cute, sweet, fluffy and darling BUT you also have to housebreak, leash train, child-proof, feed more and so forth and so on.

Have you considered the older Saint Bernard that needs a home? One that is past the puppy problems? A Saint that is already a proven companion and is eager to share the remainder of it's life with a loving family. A Saint that may be destined to be put to sleep if a suitable home is not found.

Then consider a Saint Bernard through our Saint Bernard Club of America Rescue Network.

In 1991, the Saint Bernard Club of America officially established a National Saint Bernard Rescue Committee to help find homes for those Saints who, without the help and concern of dedicated Saint lovers, would end up in the pound and put to sleep through no fault of their own.

It became clear to the Saint Bernard Club of America that our breed was in serious trouble due to the renewed popularity, the over-population and indiscriminate backyard-breeding of our loyal breed.

All these Saints started out being cute, sweet, fluffy and darling--but somewhere along the line, made the mistake of "getting too big", "drooling" or "digging up the petunias". Some are just the unfortunate victims of a divorce or other circumstance in which the dog has been given up. And, tragically, some are turned over to the pound or abandoned because of temperament or health problems and they have to be put to sleep.

But what about the Saint that would love to be part of your family; A Saint that would be devoted and loyal to you and would thank you every day of it's life for saving him. There are many Saints waiting for adoption right now. Please consider one of them as your next four-footed, life-long companion. You won't be sorry!

And, if you're thinking of breeding your current Saint or getting one for breeding, please consider ALL the ramifications. Would you want one of your puppies, or your puppies future puppies, ending up in the pound?

Thanks for being a Saint!

HOW TO ADOPT A SAINT

Anyone who is interested in adopting a dog from our rescue , must first fill out an "Adoption Application" before you can be considered for a dog. You can contact Kathi Asid at: zidmar@adelphia.net , & she will forward you a copy of the "Adoption Application". This form must be filled out completely. There is an adoption fee. ALL OUR DOGS ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED, UTD ON ALL SHOTS, HEARTWORM TESTED, AND ARE PUT ON FLEA & HW PREVENTATIVE BEFORE BEING PUT UP FOR ADOPTION. ALL OUR DOGS GO DIRECTLY INTO A FOSTER HOME , ONCE THEY ARE TAKEN INTO RESCUE. MOST OF THE TIME WE HOUSEBREAK & CRATE TRAIN OUR DOGS. ****WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TAKE IN ANY AGGRESSIVE DOGS.****
THE GREATER WASHINGTON & NORTHERN VA SAINT BERNARD RESCUE
OUR NATIONAL WEBSITE IS : www.saintrescue.org
Are you wishing to donate to Saint Bernard Rescue? Please contact Kathi Asid at zidmar@adelphia.net
Email: zidmar@adelphia.net
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