DODSON – An animal shelter in Dodson is still asking people to foster or adopt its dogs as flood waters continue to rise, creating a dangerous situation for the animals in the shelter.
One of the animals is Maverick. Logan Carter and his family were only going to foster him until the flood water receded or until he found his forever home, but plans changed and they adopted him instead.
“It’s really good to foster them and then, you know, sometimes it fails and you adopt the dog instead,” Carter said.
He added that he’s happy to have helped a dog in need.
“I’m very happy to have a bigger dog, and you can’t go wrong with them. They’re really good partners and stuff,” said Carter. “If you can foster or adopt one of these guys, definitely do it because they are the sweetest puppies ever.”
Tammy Farris agreed. She adopted her dog, Tank, from RezQ Dogs last year, but he hasn’t always had such a happy life.
“He had come to the rescue center, RezQ Dogs, when he was a pup. From my understanding, he and his siblings were thrown away in a trash can,” said Farris. “They didn’t think he was going to survive, but he pulled through.”
He had a significant skull fracture and a broken leg, but he was able to recover and live happily at his forever home.
“There’s just no words—it’s like it completes your home, even though you didn’t know there was a hole or a gap in your home. It just completely fills that spot that you didn’t even know was there.”
Farris said RezQ Dogs go above and beyond with their adoptions, which is what makes this such a heartbreaking time for them.
“I was so impressed with RezQ Dogs because they take their adoption very seriously, even if they’re overflowing with animals, they want to make sure their animals go to a good home.”
Carter said these dogs need a good home, especially now.
“A lot of these dogs won’t have a home, so if they’re out on the streets or something like that, we could start getting like a ton of dogs that will never get adopted and might not ever have a chance to have a good forever home.”
To look at what dogs they have ready for adoption, click here.