San Jose Animal Advocates is excited to start a new series called "Get to Know Your Local Animal Rescue Group". These local animal rescue groups work tirelessly with our area shelters to "rescue" as many animals as they can. These animals typically fall into the following categories: 1) they have treatable medical conditions; 2) they are not old enough to be adopted; 3) they are not doing well in the shelter environment; 4) they have been in the shelter too long. The rescue group will pull these animals from the area shelters and do whatever it takes to rehabilitate them so that they can be adopted into a loving home. Since rescue groups do not have a facility to show their animals, you will often see them at adoption fairs at local pet stores. Their animals live in homes with foster parents who help make sure the animal is happy, healthy and ready for their forever home!
Please take a look at our directory for a list of our local animal rescue groups. They are always looking for help and we welcome you to contact them directly to see how you can help!
Our first animal rescue group profile is for The Perfect Dog Rescue.
Our mailing address is PO Box 361441, Milpitas, CA, 95036, but we have foster homes throughout the bay area.
We believe that ANY dog can be the perfect dog for the right individual. The Perfect Dog actually rescues the “IMperfect” dogs who have simply been overlooked at the shelter or who have special medical or behavioral issues which puts them at risk of euthanasia, and finds them the perfect homes. We never discriminate. If there is a dog in need, it doesn’t matter its age, breed, condition, history, etc. If it needs help, we will do what it takes to find a way to help the dog. We believe in giving every dog a chance and we believe there is the right home for every dog out there. We currently get most of our dogs from the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin, CA.
Where can the community find profiles of animals up for adoption?
ThePerfectDog.org, Adoptapet.com, Petfinder.com and Facebook.
How can the community help?
There is always a need for foster parents! Contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about becoming a foster parent.
Dewey was 10yo dachshund with heart failure, picked up as a stray at the shelter. He was in such bad shape that he coughed all the way and threw up before we even got into the car. After a checkup at the vet, he was given medication to help his heart, and he began to make improvements. Only a week later, he tumbled downhill again, much worse than before. Turns out, in addition to his heart failure, he had come down with a horrible abdominal infection. 7 medications and a couple weeks later, he was bouncing around on his walks again. After the scare of nearly losing this wonderful character that Dewey was, it was the greatest reward to see how much his health improved and how much better he felt after, simply, the proper amount of TLC. He is a very happy guy, always ready to go, and loves life! Despite his heart condition, he found a WONDERFUL forever home!