Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue would like to thank those who donated via the
2013 Pick, Click, Give. Alaskans pledged $61,850 in support of our mission
to help Alaska's dogs and puppies in need and to support the Alaska canine
community. Without your generosity, Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue could not
The services we provide are vital. Each year, we rescue dogs from all over
the state, place hundreds of dogs in forever homes, provide low cost spay
and neuter clinics to the public, fund medical care to dogs desperately in
need, donate dog food to local food banks to help people who might
otherwise have to give up their dogs, and more. We've been able to fund a
permanent office from which we will be able to plan for even more community
services in the future. Our mission would not be possible without Pick,
Click, Give and the Alaskans who choose to share with us and with Alaska's
dogs in need.
We thank you again for your donations, and hope that you remember ADPR in
the years to come.
| || |Anchorage ClinicWhen:
Starting at 11am. Clinic may close early if/when all adoptable candidates are gone. Scheduled till 4pm.Where: South Anchorage PetcoFeatured Dogs:To Be Announced
Eagle River Clinic
No Clinic Scheduled for this weekend. Come visit us at our other clinic locations!
Q: What does your fee cover?A: The adoption fee covers the spay/neuter of the animal, age appropriate shots, food, medications, microchips, and other medical care when required. Also, sometimes when we pull dogs from shelters, we have to pay related fees as well. Medical expenses stack up quickly.Q: Why do you have a structured fee, and not have a flat fee?A:
The fees are averaged the best that we can. However, we have structured them to help recover additional costs that we typically incur. Puppies will always require spay/neutering and microchips. Rescued puppies can have additional health issues that need to be addressed, like parvo. Adult dogs that are in the system have typically already been neutered. Also, we want to encourage people to look at and adopt adult dogs. Smaller breeds do have a higher fee. Small dogs are popular and people tend to hold on, work through or ignore their problems. When they do surrender their small breed dog to us, they are often not in a healthy state. Q: Animal Shelters (Anchorage Animal Control, Mat-Su Borough, etc) in the state charge lower adoption fees then you do. Why is your fee so high?A:
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue co-operates with Animal Shelters in the state. While we have similar missions, we also provide different services to the Alaskan community. Animal Shelters are also funded by state and local governments and have some of the costs subsidized. Also, when we pull dogs from shelters, we have to pay some of the same fees that you would when adopting.
By all means, we do recommend looking at animal shelters first in the search for your new family member. This actually helps us by reducing shelter overcrowding, which in turn gives us a chance to rescue other dogs in need. You can also look at our community adoptions
page, and adopt directly from an individual responsibly looking to re-home their dog.
We rescue a lot of dogs in a lot of different methods. We run a low cost spay/neuter program. We often assist in community need cases when we have the funds to do so. We're working on community education projects, and are looking to assist in spay/neuter programs to the rest of Alaska. We don't serve just one purpose, and we don't just serve one city/community.
We feel that our fee covers our immediate costs and the long term goals. Comparatively, our fee is well within the national average for a dog rescue. As an added bonus, we are an all volunteer organization, so the money goes directly back into the rescue.
If we're not holding an adoption clinic in your area, that doesn't mean there aren't adoptable dogs awaiting your forever homes. Check out our Available Dogs
or see if someone in the Community
has a dog that's a match for your home.
| |Wasilla Clinic
When: 11am - 5pm
Where: Home Depot in Wasilla
Home Depot is holding a "Musher Madness" event and invited us out to hold our adoption clinic. Thank you Home Depot for supporting local non-profits like ADPR.
Anchorage and Eagle River
No Adoption Clinic for this weekend.
| || |Anchorage ClinicWhen:
Starting at 11am. Clinic may close early if/when all adoptable candidates are gone. Scheduled till 4pm.Where: South Anchorage PetcoFeatured Dogs:
- Perfecta - the last of the blue-eyed huskies :) The rest have adoptions that will be finalized tomorrow
- Mac - Cocker Spaniel/Border Collie Mix will stop by to say and we will start taking applications for him.
| |Eagle River ClinicWhen:
Starting at 1 pm Clinic may close early if/when all adoptable candidates are gone. Scheduled till 4pm.Where: Eagle River PetzooFeatured Dogs:
Between the Iditarod and the Bow-Wow Ball, all of our volunteers are extremely busy. So, to give them a break, we're not holding any clinics this weekend.
We're sorry and apologize to everyone expecting otherwise. However, you are more than welcomed to attend the festivities of our Bow-Wow Ball out in Eagle River. Tickets until sold out can be purchased at the door, our ticket location, or online.
Proceeds from the event help to towards our medical costs.Check out pictures from the previous Bow-Wow Ball and more details by clicking here.
The 2013 Mardi Gras Bow Wow Ball is only 5 day's away. (Saturday March 2, 2013).
This years ball will be held at the same place as last year, the Lions Club in Eagle River (2 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River AK).
Time is running out, If you have always wanted to volunteer, now is the time!
There are still a number of volunteer spots to fill; below is a list of those spots along with how many open spots for each:
Friday, March 1st # Still Needed
Set Up 2
Stage Set up and Decorate 2
Saturday, March 2nd #Still Needed
Dishwasher - 1st shift 1
Buffet Line Workers and Servers 3
Coat Checkers - 2nd shift 2
Dishwasher - 1st shift 2
Dishwasher - 3rd Shift 2
Silent Auction Table Assistant 4
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