and rescue homes across the nation are frankly overwhelmed with wonderful and loving animals in need of PERMANENT, committed
and loving homes who have done their research and know that they are ready to take on a dog who may not have had the best
start in life.
think of mixed breeds when they contemplate rescue but purebred dogs of every breed imaginable, including Chinese Cresteds,
find themselves waiting for homes as they sit in Shelters or are fostered by dedicated rescue homes everyday. Some of these
rescues come from individual owners who did not do their research before purchasing a dog and either bought a dog of the wrong
breed for thier family or bought an ill bred dog with social issues from being improperly raised by an uneducated breeder
or puppymill. Others have found their way to shelters because they got too old for their uneducated or puppymill breeder to
sell for a profit and were taking up room and costing too much money to feed. Still others, like the dogs pictured above,
come from puppymill bust confiscations. The lucky ones are taken in by rescue organizations who are trained to rehabilitate.
The unlucky ones find themselves put down by overwhelmed animal shelters.
a rescue animal is a wonderful gift of love and devotion and literally saves a life. If you are considering rescue, do your
homework first - research the breed (or breeds, if the dog is as mix) to make sure that the physical and personality traits
of that breed or breed combination fit your family. Understand that nearly all rescues have special needs of some sort, many
of which are temporary and some of which are not - you must be prepared to accommodate those special needs - from lack
of potty training, to separation anxiety and fearfulness and everything in between before taking on a rescue animal - the
last thing any rescue needs is to find a family and then be returned to rescue because that new family was unprepared.
If you have
done your research and are ready to devote love, time, patience and understanding of special needs into a new
family member and are committed to providing a lifetime home to a furry kid who needs his own home, then rescue is a wonderful
place to go for that furry (or furless) kid!
some Crested Kids currently being fostered by a wonderful Anchorage rescue group - Kitty & Canine Connection.
There is a brief biography of each kid looking for a home to call his/ her own. Please click the Kitty & Canine Website
Link if you would like more information on adopting any of these GREAT Crested kids.
www.kittyandk-9connection.org or you may also call Carol at