MURRIETA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dog rescue groups are crucial in helping abandoned and stray pets find new homes. One example is the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue (SCGRR). "We believe in the wonderful work this rescue group is doing in finding homes for pets in need," says veterinarian Dr. Lenette Telles of Murrieta Family Pet Hospital, located at 23771 Washington Avenue, in #105/106. The pet hospital serves the Murrieta, Temecula, and surrounding areas and aids the retriever group by contributing medical services. It provides treatments necessary for rescued golden retrievers before they are placed in "forever" homes.
"Similar to other quality dog rescue organizations, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue tackles many difficulties the dogs we treat may be dealing with," Dr. Teller says. As a child, Dr. Telles says, she wanted to "heal all the sick animals." But nowadays, her broader goal is to encourage preventive care that helps pets avoid illness and chronic health problems. She began helping the organization in 2014 because of its focus on stopping pet abuse and puppy mills, finding foster and permanent homes for homeless dogs and rehabilitating sick and injured Golden retrievers.
The hospital provides wellness exams, vaccinations and microchipping, as well as urgent and emergency care for the rescued dogs. They urge qualifying people to volunteer for SCGRR. At the SCGRR website, the organization lists a variety of ways volunteers can help, such as monitoring animal shelter websites online to search for golden retrievers that need help. The SCGRR website contains pictures of adoptable dogs it represents.
Other volunteer work entails transporting dogs, conducting interviews with prospective foster and adoptive families, fundraising and participating in projects including newsletter publication and database management. Completion of SCGRR training is necessary before volunteers can conduct adoption interviews and other independent tasks.
Families that foster golden retrievers before adoption may be inviting a dog into their home for a few weeks or many months. This is due to the time it takes to match each dog to a permanent home that is right for its temperament and needs. Dr. Telles says that she and her staff appreciate this careful intake protocol, because it keeps dogs that have already been traumatized from being abandoned or abused again. She adds that a detailed intake interview is particularly important when a potential foster or adoptive family has children younger than age seven.
Dr. Telles emphasizes that the rescue organization and its policies are independent of her clinic. Murrieta Family Pet Hospital is not the only animal clinic that works with SCGRR.
For more information about Murrieta Family Pet Hospital, or to set an appointment for a pet, they can be reached by calling (951) 595-7754. Further details about their veterinary services and partnership with the SCGRR can be found on their website at http://murrietafamilypethospital.com
Murrieta Family Pet Hospital, (951) 595-7754
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