1. Review Adoption Applications.
2. Evaluate Listing Agreements.
3. Refer suitable parties to each other.
4. Provide ongoing guidance when needed.
5. Decide whether an individual dog is a good candidate for adoption.
6. Decide whether a home is suitable for the particular breed.
2. Determine whether a particular breed is right for their lifestyle and expectations.
3. Avoid spending days or weeks visiting shelters in search of a particular breed.
4. Get a knowledgeable opinion about a specific dog to determine its unique characteristics, adoptability, and appropriate “fit” for their household.
Most importantly, an SPDR Breed Rep’s commitment continues long after adoption. When questions or issues arise, the adoptive family can ask for advice in matters of health, behavior, and training.
SPDR’s rescue approach utilizes volunteers called Breed Representatives.
Breed Reps typically possess extensive first-hand knowledge and experience with a particular breed. Often they have been involved in training and showing the breed, and are sometimes active with local or national breed clubs. These individuals have developed an understanding of the specific health, behavior, and personality traits of the breed, and have a personal interest in rescue.
As a result of an SPDR Breed Rep’s guidance during adoption, prospective adopters are able to:
1. Learn more about a particular breed before making a decision to adopt.