North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue

STORMY TIMES
Rescued from Doubt, Placed with Love www.ncrottierescue.net January 2010 ncrottierescue@gmail.com

ROTTIE OF THE MONTH
Helping “Pawz” Program – Offered by the North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue
We ALL know times are “RUFF” right now. We have seen MORE Furry Companions given up this year due to the economic issues of our time. The North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue is partnering with various sponsors to try and help keep Owners from having to give up their loyal furbabies! Let us HELP YOU! And in turn YOU can help US! We are asking from FOSTER Parents: 1. Foster one of our dogs in need that matches your family dynamics. 2. We will provide the foster doggie with food, ALL medical treatment, including spay/neuter and Heartworm care. 3. A crate for your foster doggie. 4. We can offer Training Support from TWO Certified Trainers 5. We request a volunteer presence at functions to help Show Case our Rotties as well as our “Notties” Usually 2 hours per month (if located in the area of the event) 6. Be a member our our yahoo group in order to keep abreast of what events are available to show case your foster dog We are able to offer the following: 1. Provide food for YOUR dog. 2. Provide Annual DHLPP and Monthly Heart Worm Preventative for YOUR dog. 3. A Group of Caring Individuals – a GREAT Support Group 4. We provide a discount for boarding for personal doggies for those times you have to leave and go out of town and not able to take the Furbaby. All foster dogs have been evaluated and temperament tested. As long as you continue to foster a NCRR dog you will receive the above benefits for your dog. Please contact ncrottierescue@gmail.comif you are interested in applying for the Helping Pawz Program. ***offer is valid for (1) dog in your family. we cannot provide benefits for multiple dogs Please email ncrottierescue@gmail.com if you would like to save the life one of these dogs. They don't have much time to find help. Thank you

THADDEUS
Thad was the first dog adopted in 2010! This is amazing considering that when we first got him he was referred to as the “walking dead dog”. NCRR received a phone call from one of the local shelters asking if we would help with a young male Rottweiler dog that was in pretty bad shape. He was covered in demodex mange, skin infection from the mange, upper respiratory infection, eye problems and hip problems. NCRR jumped into action and was able to help with the grace of god providing him with a Rottie Angel to help with his medical bills. All his Angel asked was he be named Thaddeus after her grandfather and of course we said yes and we all love the name. One of the shelter workers took him to the vet for us to be evaluated and start his treatment for demodex mange. The vet relayed he has a 50/50 chance and wasn't put together very well. Did we want to have him put to sleep? Well, we decided to give him that 50% and continue helping him. He was transported to his foster home on the evening of Friday, March 27, 2009. He had gushing snot coming out of his nose and eyes. He could not stand up and was a sight for sore eyes with a bleeding hole in the side of his head. He was the picture of a walking dead dog. CONGRATULATIONS THADDEUS ON YOUR NEW HOME AND FAMILY. North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue is the only non-profit Rottweiler Rescue Organization based out of Raleigh, NC that has been rescuing Rottweiler dogs since 1998. NCRR is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless Rottweilers and placing them in qualified homes. Note: We often have other breeds available so, even if you’re not interested in a Rottie, please check out our Adopt Me page on our website: ncrottierescue.org.

In 2009 NCRR found forever homes for 65 of our dogs and we currently have 56 in foster homes.

We are currently recruiting for Miracle Makers to make a NCRR foster dog's dreams come true (foster homes and volunteers). NCRR -- like most rescue groups -- depends entirely on its volunteers to carry out the mission of the Rescue. As short as we are on funding, we're even shorter on help. One thing we'll never be short on, though, is dogs who need our help. Our Volunteers are the shooting stars that make Rottie Dreams Come True! The ways you can help our mission are endless. See the list of ways you can help below. If you do not see something that works for you, please contact NCRR to discuss other options that will work for you. 92 ways to help rescue organizations... without adopting or fostering a dog Can you... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. Transport a dog Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* type items... (Gently used dog equipment is always welcome) Donate MONEY Donate a Kong? A Nylabone? A Hercules? Donate a crate Donate a x-pen or baby gate Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate Donate a leash Donate a collar Donate some treats or a bag of food Donate a Halti or promise collar or a gentle leader Walk a dog Groom a dog Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.) Donate a lawnmower Make a few phone calls Mail out applications to people who've requested them Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible pet ownership Drive a dog to and from vet appointments Donate long distance calling cards Donate a scanner or digital camera Donate a photocopier Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership Donate a gift certificate to a pet store Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fundraiser Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.) Donate Heartworm pills Donate a animal first aid kit Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week? Two weeks? Be a Santa-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days Clip coupons for dog food or treats Bake some homemade doggie biscuits Make book purchases through Amazon via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a rescue group Host rescue photos with an information link on your website Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit

34. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue 35. Volunteer to do rescue in your area 36. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your rescue's name and phone # to contact 37. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescued dogs 38. Donate vet services or can you help by donating a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations 39. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues 40. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue 41. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the rescue groups 42. Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available 43. Help organize and run fundraising events 44. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database 45. Tattoo a rescued dog 46. Microchip a rescued dog 47. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house 48. Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products 49. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter 50. Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience class 51. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action 52. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class 53. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog 54. Help the foster and rescue organizations clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster/rescued dogs poop) 55. Offer to test the foster dog with cats 56. Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place 57. Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't have to cook dinner 58. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters/rescues dogs all the time 59. Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, fundraising ideas, T-shirt designs 60. Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your club 61. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized 62. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may come in and the different color combinations 63. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event 64. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar 65. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions 66. Loan or donate a crate if a dog needs to travel by air 67. Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed 68. Provide post-adoption follow up or support 69. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle

70. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs Volunteer to screen calls for that ad 71. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home 72. Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup. 73. Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue if you are a breeder 74. Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to Rescue 75. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won't have to 76. Make a bequest in your will to your local or national Rescue 77. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer 78. Donate other services if you run your own business 79. Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership 80. Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls) to someone transporting a rescued dog 81. Donate your *used* dog dryer when you get a new one 82. Let rescue know when you'll be flying and that you'd be willing to be a rescued dog's escort 83. Donate a doggy seatbelt 84. Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle 85. Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed 86. Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube 87. Donate clickers or a video on clicker training? 88. Donate materials for a quarantine area at a foster's home 89. Donate sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the foster's floor 90. Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs? 91. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do *whatever* is needed? 92. Do something not listed above to help rescue.

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Writer to Help Develop Informational Material and Flyers Evaluating and Photographing Dogs Return Phone Calls or Emails, Checking References Home Evaluation Visits Distribute Flyers & Brochures To Let People Know We Exist and when our Adoption Events and Fundraisers Occur. Find Establishments to Place Donation Jars and Maintain Them Bark Around The Park event Help With Adoption Events and Fundraisers (Volunteer to take rescue dogs to adoption events and other special events. The events also help with socialization and the dogs enjoy the companionship of people who care about them). Volunteer 1 Hour a Week to Walk a Rescue Dog Monetary donations (Rottie Angel and Sponsor) Distribute Literature to Educate the Public Clip Coupon Bake Doggie Treats Attend or Organize Event

Foster Homes NCRR is in need of people willing to foster rescued pets until a forever home is found. NCRR can only save the amount of companion dogs it has space for. When you volunteer to become a NCRR foster home you allow a dog to live. Fostering is a very rewarding experience and very important. Not only do you enjoy the wonderful company of a rescue companion pet but you also take part in saving the life of a wonderful pet. When a rescued pet is fostered with a family, the pet learns basic commands, housetraining and how to function as part of a family. Foster pets are matched according to a foster families situation and requirements. NCRR provides Medical Care and Heartworm Preventative. This is a huge need for NCRR. Out of over 277,000 people in Raleigh, only 4 people open their homes to foster a Rottweiler that would have died. Visit our Fostering page for more information on our website. NCRR does not have a shelter and depends on the generosity of the people who offer to foster dogs in their homes. NCRR volunteers do not receive pay for their help and all money raised by fund-raisers, donations and adoptions goes directly to benefit NCRR rescue companion pets. Educational and Intern Opportunities As an NCRR Volunteer, you have access to many free training seminars, informational teleconferences and college community service credits! As a volunteer you will be invited to attend events such as Behavioral Teleconferences and K-9 Training Classes. Keep in mind that as a volunteer, this is all free to you!! NC State also gives students credit volunteering with us because we are a no-profit organization! Publicity/Marketing Person NCRR is currently looking for a Publicity/Marketing Person willing to volunteer with NCRR to find sponsors for the rescue companions and get the word out about NCRR. If you have a flare for Marketing shoot us an email at ncrottierescue@gmail.com

More Ways You Can Help Below you will find many ways to help NCCR continue saving the lives of Rottweilers. We are a small but dedicated group and wish to continue to grow and save the lives of this wonderful breed. With your HELP we can continue to do so. No matter if you have one hour or twenty hours a week to spare, every contribution of time and energy is important, and gratefully appreciated. We welcome any and all help no matter the level or form it takes. Please consider aiding NCRR in its mission to save the lives of homeless Rottweiler Dogs.

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Trainers Transporters -- especially in the Eastern and Western parts of NC Transport Coordinator Publicity Expert Fundraising Coordinators Grant Writer Transports to the Vet Transports to New Homes