As of october 28, 2019 all vizsla rescue will be directed to the utah rescue organization.
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Happy New Year to all RSVC members.
I want to start the new year off by introducing our new rescue partner, the Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue (a tax exempt Corporation) that will manage Vizsla Rescue in Arizona. Rebecca Dowdell is the administrator of this rescue group.
As announced at the Holiday Party, the RSVC Board decided to move in this direction as it became apparent over the past year that we do not have the volunteer resources to adequately manage this program. RSVC will continue to assist as needed to facilitate Arizona Vizsla rescue efforts. Our thoughts are always, first and foremost, making sure that Vizslas in need of new families find their forever homes.
Rebecca has provided ways you can support Arizona Vizsla Rescue Efforts going forward.
Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue needs:
local foster homes for dogs
names of people willing to transport dogs
People who are willing to foster, please email Rebecca with your contact information. Include a short list of things she needs to know in order to place a dog in the foster home - males only, females only, good with kids, good with cats, ok with other dogs, is the dog house broken or crate trained. With shelter dogs we may not know these things.
A foster home will typically have a dog for about a month while we research applicants and they get to know the dog. We have the foster home write up a bio with pictures that we send out to applicants. We send foster homes applications so they can review and help us pick the home since they will know the dog best. Foster homes take dogs to vets office for medicals and if the selected home is local we have the applicant come to meet the dog at the foster home or vice versa.
If people are willing to provide transportation to get a dog home, or out of a shelter, she needs to know how far they can drive and whether they have limitations on days/times they are available to transport. Shelters don't stay open late and some are not open on Saturdays.
Financial donations are always needed. Our adoption fees do not cover overall medicals. One dog may need $1000 in care and another nothing so we just hope things balance out over time and that we get donations!
We spay/neuter, give basic shots: rabies/distemper/parvo. We microchip each dog. We buy those in bulk so we can send an AVID chip to the foster home to be implanted if the dog does not have one.
We try to use low-cost clinics for shots when available. If a dog is older or has issues where more care is needed we want fosters to use vets they are comfortable with. If any of your club members have arranged discounts with vets it would be helpful to know which ones would work with them or with rescue in general.
If club members would like to make donations to rescue - we are a 501c3 so those donations are IRS recognized. Donations can be made via our website with PayPal. www.utahvizsla.org
If they prefer, donors can send a check, payable to UT-ID Vizsla Rescue, and mail it to:
PO Box 520495
Salt Lake City, UT 84152
The RSVC needs your help!
We are in need of volunteers to fill a variety of team positions. Please consider volunteering your time to help with needs of these special dogs.
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