Alpine View Pet Rescue has been helping Wheatland County rehabilitate and find new homes for rescued and surrendered dogs since 2017. Now, they need your help.
Due to increased financial stress, returning to work after Covid-19 regulations lifted and many other reasons, shelters across Alberta are being affected by high capacity and low adoptions, and Alpine View is no different.
Kyla Janes is the co-owner of Alpine View Pet Spa and helps run it alongside her husband. She explains the need for locals to be begin fostering.
“Fostering right now is super important because a lot of our rescues are being overrun with surrenders currently, and so we're full at our place currently for intakes. If you can foster a dog, they get to sit on a couch and sleep in a house instead of staying in a boarding facility, where they don't get as much personal attention. All they need is to have a house to love them.”
Janes also wants to see a particular resident of the rescue get adopted or fostered sooner rather than later. One of their dogs, Munchkin, arrived at the shelter in rough shape. She was overweight, had some torn tendons and mobility issues and couldn't be approached by anyone for a week. However, after some love and proper exercising she is ready for a home.
“She is the sweetest dog, she's social and she deserves the biggest couch to live on for the rest of her life, she's five years old, her mobility is great, she's running and playing and she really needs a new home.”
Despite or perhaps because of recent issues with capacity at their rescue Alpine View is looking to expand their service.
“Our next step is going to be hopefully to get some grants and do some fundraising to build a new building to be able to help take in more dogs and have a separate facility for them. We also want somebody who is on-site full time for the rescues. That way they get a little bit more one-on-one care. We're also looking to start a support dog program. We're going to be taking our rescue dogs and doing canine good neighbor certification so that they become really good wholesome dogs in the community and get them going into the hospital and stuff like that so that we can be able to help rehabilitate humans as well as dogs.”
In addition to rescue and spa services, Alpine View also offers training, which Janes is excited to share with locals.
"We do work with a lot of that reactivity and socialization aspect for pets that have been isolated during COVID times. So if people are experiencing those behaviors at home, we're more than happy to help with those things. And we offer boarding for cats now as well.”
If you're looking for a new furry companion or simply want to give a foster dog a couch to crash on for a while, don't hesitate to reach out to Alpine View Pet Spa and change an animal's life for the better. You can find more information on their website or Strathmorenow.com under the Adorable Adoptables section.
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