Let me start with the basics of the group. The group has a very knowledgable Board of Directors that have experience in being former members of other rescue groups. The Board is easily accessible and has the group organized well with volunteers in various parts of the Greater Houston area which includes a number of Counties. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue of Houston maintains an active volunteer roster that has phone numbers and e-mail addresses of its members for the purpose of communicating with each other. The organization has certain members with specific job duties such as people who prefer to do home visits for poential adopters, reference checks on applications, temperment testing, dispersing of medicines to coordinating the intake of German Shepherd Dogs who need to be rescued from kill shelters.
This group holds at least three events a month where our dogs that area available for adoption are brought out for display and hopefully meet their new families to go to there forever home. The events are very casual, friendly and fun. It is neat to see a group of people from many diverse backgrounds and careers unite for a common cause.
Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue networks well in the pet community by maintaining business relationships with PETCO and a number of vets we use to treat our dogs and receive well checks to be sure our GSD's are healthy when they are adopted out.
If you are looking to add a companion to your household, give this group a serious look and complete an adoption form online. I think you will find these special dogs will change your life in a positive way and to know you truly gave your German Shepherd a second chance!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Our family not only volunteers, but we have actually adopted a rescue dog who is a great addition to our family and always amazes us. I look at our dog, Charlie, as if he was human! He is that special and amazing.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
As of now, things seem to be working well what we have in place. I'm not sure of anything specific on the foster home end of things. I think we lack problems because of effective communication with other members.