JAX’S LABRADOR RETRIEVER RESUCE AND COVID-19
We are providing this update on Jax’s efforts to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, adopters, and fosters during this unprecedented time with concern about the spread of COVID-19. Given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and out of abundance of caution, Jax’s has made the difficult decision to suspend all dog adoptions until further notice.
This was a tough call to make. Adoptions are our incredibly important mission for Jax’s, and it’s one of our most favorite parts of what we do – making perfect matches of human and furry friends in their forever homes. Adoptions are literally life-saving measures for dogs of all shapes, sizes, stories, and backgrounds. This is especially true for Jax’s dogs, some of whom are considered “hard to place” by other rescues. But we need to prioritize the health and safety of our volunteers, fosters, and potential adopters. We explored other ways to keep adoption process moving, but it’s critical to us to host an on-site home visit to ensure we’re making the right matches.
As you well know, Jax’s has very high standards – something we are rightfully proud of. Jax’s is doing our part to mitigate the spread of this virus. We have determined it is best to postpone all adoption home visits until further notice. After much discussion and consternation, Jax’s has determined that managing home visits virtually was simply just not a realistic substitute for our very thorough and reliable home visit in the adoption process.
We will continue to accept surrendered dogs with the same urgency as always. To surrender a dog, please follow the steps outlined on the Surrender Page.
We believe that maintaining our lifesaving adoption and foster programs and continuing to serve pets and pet owners is our responsibility to our community and vital to our mission.
Fosters and volunteers are the key to our ability to continue saving lives. We encourage you to continue to show your support for Jax’s through a monetary donation. Please consider donating to our cause. Your gift of any amount will be put to work immediately to support the daily lifesaving efforts of dog rescue and adoption to help the animals who need it most in our community and beyond.
Thank you for your understanding and support, and for the love and care you give to our furry friends. Jax’s has become a resource on which the community and homeless pets and other organizations can depend, and we are committed to upholding this responsibility during this challenging time.