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When You Say "Yes"

Want to make a difference in 2013 by saving a life? Please become a foster family to a dog in need of a second chance.

It's three simple letters. One simply word. "Yes." And yet, when it comes to asking people to foster a dog or a puppy for as little a time as two weeks, it's often not the first word that is spoken. 

Instead, we often hear, "Well, my house is small" or "Two weeks is a long time." And we get it. Really, we do. You have busy lives, you have children, work, and time consuming jobs. So many of our volunteers at Stonecliffe have all of those things, so we definitely understand. But sometimes, it's a matter of life and death when it comes to saving a dog. 

Stonecliffe Animal Rescue is packed full. The owner of Stonecliffe received an emergency email yesterday from the Merced Animal Shelter begging for help in saving lives. The shelters says they are way too full and are having to euthanize 20 to 30 dogs a day just to make room for the 20 to 30 a day they have received in the last few days.

It's a sad reality. Some of these dogs were found as stray walking the streets, some were abandoned and some were never reclaimed by their owners.

We know it's a lot to ask, but if you're able to open your home and temporarily foster a dog, you CAN and WILL save a life. It's really that simple.

What does it mean to foster a dog? It means making a commitment of giving a dog a warm place to sleep, providing him/her with lots of love, and food. It's temporary and while it may be a bit of an inconvenience or take more time than you'd like to give up, we can assure you that the reward you'll get from fostering is greater 

You'll save a life. You'll make a difference. You'll teach your friends, family and kids what it means to say "yes" and really, truly change the life of one adorable, precious dog. 

If you're interested in fostering and live in the Tri-Valley or surrounding areas, please email Tiffiny at thebalestreris@comcast.net.

Click here to read more about the dogs we have up for adoption and feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also find us on Facebook.

Stonecliffe Animal Rescue and all of our dogs thank you! 

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Sharon January 19, 2013 at 02:10 AM
I am willing to foster, I just don't have the right set up for a larger dog, but I will help with the smaller ones no matter what kind they are.
Stonecliffe Animal Rescue January 19, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Sharon - Thank you! Can you please email Tiffiny your contact information? Her email is listed in the blog entry. Thank you so much! We need all of the fosters that we can find.

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