• Rescue dogs are at a higher risk of running away.  Whether you are fostering or adopting a new dog, always remember to keep them on a leash at all times. We recommend using a harness for the safest way to ensure they do not slip away from you. If for some reason your dog does get loose and runs away, please contact us immediately. Our contact information is on your pre-adoptive paperwork (for adopters) and your foster care agreement (for foster homes). It is extremely important that you call right away. The first few hours are critical in getting your rescue dog home safely.
  • Remember to temper your expectations. Life with you is a different experience for your new companion, so give them time to adjust. You’ll soon find out that you’ve made a friend for life. No one will ever greet you with as much enthusiasm or provide you with as much unqualified love and loyalty as your dog will. Be patient, and you will be amply rewarded.
  • Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.  Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011.
  • Jax’s offers one free training session with a certified trainer that is a Jax’s volunteer. This will help transition your new dog into your home.