Fostering can be hard and often the hardest part is saying goodbye. As fosters, we love and care for these dogs raising them in the best way we can preparing them for their future homes. This is one of the most important jobs in rescue and while it’s so difficult to part with a dog that has become a part of your family (even temporary), it is ultimately so rewarding to see them find their forever home. Pictured here is our foster extraordinaire, Myra Brewer with her foster Charlie Chaplin. Yesterday, Myra said goodbye and sent Charlie to his new home with lots of love. We want to thank all of our fosters for opening up their hearts and homes to help us save more lives. To learn how you can help continue our life saving work by fostering, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in dire need of help with our foster program. OCPBR is an all volunteer foster based organization. We need assistants to help us build and maintain our foster program. The description of this position is listed below:
Foster Program Assistant: This program will include processing new foster applications; providing support to current fosters and assisting the Foster Program Coordinator. The Foster Program Assistant Duties are outlined below.
Emails: Respond to new foster inquiries; send applications and provide additional information regarding OCPBR’s foster program.
Processes new foster home applications to present for approval by program managers and assists with subsequent home checks. Assists with matching a foster family with an appropriate dog and placing the new rescue dog into the foster home. Gives all materials, supplies and necessary information to new foster family.
Helps to provide foster families with any necessary food and supplies; Veterinary care; makes supply runs and drop off to fosters. Arranges transport to events or boarding kennel stays if necessary. Coordinates with foster families to send dogs to adoption events and potential adopters meetings.
Maintains constant email communication between new and current fosters; obtains any behavioral updates and medical needs. Actively searches for new foster homes using marketing practices and adding to social media platforms.
Works with head of Foster/Adoptions programs, Events Coordinator and Marketing managers.
This position requires email access; good organization and communication skills; ability to work with multiple departments; and a basic knowledge of dog behavior and health. Previous volunteer experience with a rescue strongly preferred.
Please send any inquiries to email@example.com Thank you!
Buster’s story begins when he was brought into the Orange, CA shelter after being hit by a car which almost destroyed his left rear leg. Through donations made to the shelter Buster underwent two major surgeries to repair his leg. In addition to the left rear leg, his front right leg sustained nerve damage from the accident. Due to the harsh shelter environment Buster’s health started to decline while he was supposed to be healing from the surgeries, so OCPBR rescued him and placed him in a special needs foster home. His foster parents are both Chiropractors who work with our Veterinarian to provide Buster with ongoing physical therapy to help him heal from the damage caused to his body during the accident. Part of his physical therapy needs were water therapy, so we purchased and placed an above ground pool in his fosters backyard to ensure he received his therapy as often as needed and in the comfort of his foster home environment. Buster is about a year old, loves every dog and person he meets and is just a goofy sweet pup! To help us with expenses for Buster’s ongoing therapy please donate to us through PayPal here. You can indicate “For Buster” with your donation and it will be put directly into his costs of care. Thank you!
From each of us at Orange County Pit Bull Rescue, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dean Johnson. His story doesn’t end with the tragic loss of his life. He will continue to live on through the donations made on his behalf which will save more lives of his beloved breed!
We are so excited to participate in the 4th annual Pet Days at the OC Marketplace. The event will be from 9am-3pm on both Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd. Pet Days Features: Pet Wellness information, spay/neuter info, training tips, animal welfare education, specialty groups, pet related vendors. Free face painting & PET ADOPTIONS! Come down and meet our adoptable dogs and wonderful volunteers! We look forward to seeing you there!
The event will be held at the OC Fairgrounds Marketplace located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626.