The Dog House
Since the beginning of time for Critteraid, we have always received an alarming number of calls for help with dogs. In many cases we were able to provide the help. Over time, Volunteers committed to the development of what is known as our Dog House Division and in 2005, this division was added into the Critteraid Constitution.
The Dog House Division of Critteraid is presently in hiatus. Partly due to the lack of foster homes and partly due to the lack of Volunteers required to manage this endeavour, our Board of Directors had to come to the realization that we could not provide this valuable service.
Volunteer Director/Coordinator Needed
We have prepared this Organizational Chart so that we can focus on gaps that need to be filled. While we have had many people come forward to indicate their willingness to be involved and commit to volunteering with the Dog House Division, the two key positions of Director and Coordinator still need to be filled. Based on an incident command system, these two positions could, in fact, be the same if this was desired. It is our hope that somebody(s) will come forward to coordinate this special team of Volunteers.
Foster Homes are such amazing champions for the dogs that come into our care. They walk the dogs, play with them or just sit quietly with a dog that doesn’t understand why he/she is suddenly uprooted from the home they know. They can sometimes tell us whether the dog likes the company of other dogs or cats. It is a sad fact of life that most of the dogs we get at Critteraid have either come from an animal shelter or from an experience that is unimaginable for most of us. We welcome inquiries about fostering on a short-term or a long-term basis and it is one of our goals to have an army of foster homes available for the suddenly homeless dog or the dogs that stay with us briefly through Transition House.
We cannot embrace every canine in trouble – not even close. We have had the good fortune of working closely with Summerland and Penticton Animal Control. Sometimes we take in their dogs and sometimes they take in our dogs. With the upswing in so many dog rescue groups coming forward, our services have not been needed as much as before.
We have also been extremely fortunate to have received guidance from many experts in the fields of canine behavior, legal understanding, health and wellness, and obedience. Our network of friends who come together to help just one dog, speaks volumes about the dedication of the men and women who truly are compassionate about what they do.
Volunteer in the Dog House
In order to get the dog house up and running again we need a director and/or a coordinator! If you have extra time, love dogs and are a great herder please consider submitting an application now!Volunteer Now