I initially signed up as a dog sitter for Fetch, thinking I didn’t have enough time to dedicate to fostering. Fetch really dedicates a lot of time, attention, and resources to ensure that all their dogs are going to good and safe homes. I eventually became a foster and was amazed by the endless support network from Fetch. I can’t say enough good things about them, my life changed forever in a great way after joining the ranks.
FETCH Wisconsin is an AMAZING non-profit. I heard about them when my best friend began fostering for them. Through her time spent fostering I learned all about all of the hard work and dedication that goes into helping each and every dog find his or her perfect forever family. Nothing is taken too lightly, this rescue really works hard to be sure every single dog is placed with a safe and caring foster as well as the perfect fit home. After being behind the scenes for a few years I recently signed up to become a foster and I am even more impressed with the time that Fetch puts into this cause. We ended up adopting our foster dog and we couldn't be happier! I didn't want to be done helping Fetch though! So now I continue to help by volunteering my time to do home visits and help with fundraising events. I highly recommend this non-profit to literally anyone looking to help rehome a dog or find a dog themselves or even just looking for a great volunteer opportunity. I've seen so many homeless pups end up with a beautiful, wonderful future because of the hard work put forth by Fetch Wisconsin. :)
I adopted my first dog through Fetch because of their promise to match me with a dog that fit my lifestyle. I inquired about a dog that was described as 'a little shy' and put in touch with his foster. Only upon filling out adoption paperwork was I informed that this dog was so submissive and scared of people (particularly men like my partner) that he would "occasionally" and "only in the beginning" submissively urinate. This was not the affectionate and happy dog I'd seen in pictures. My attempts to communicate that apartment life and exposure to other people weren't a good fit for him were met with responses of "he just needs more time". I was also advised to just let him use a potty pad inside to limit his time spent with others. I cancelled my payment to Fetch and they did not seem to care about the loss of money, leaving me with the impression that this rescue just wants to rehome dogs and cut off all communication because the dogs are no longer their problem.
I have been a volunteer rescue transporter with Fetch WI Rescue for over a year now. The network of volunteers across the country is truly amazing! It is truly a blessing to work with so many selfless, dedicated individuals with a common goal: to help bring animals to safety and into loving homes. I'm currently fostering one of my transport passengers and I'm in the process of adopting her into our family. I am blessed to have found my calling...My life has been forever changed.