CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With the holiday season around the corner, Black Dog Animal Rescue is there to help give the gift of a new home to one of its fosters.
Founded in 2008, Black Dog Animal Rescue is devoted to promoting, providing, and advocating for the needs of companion animals. It strives to make sure all animals which come to it are with a loving foster until they find their forever homes.
Along with this, the shelter also offers other services for the community.
“Outside of the basic job of adopting our animals, we have a lot of community programs,” said Kaitlin Whitman, the marketing and development manager. “So we have our empty dish pet pantry, which supplies supplemental pet food and cat litter to Laramie County residents. So people experiencing financial hardship can come and get food from us for free.”
The shelter also has a program where it offers free vaccines for cats and dogs as well as low-cost microchips and rabies vaccines.
With the holiday season coming up, pets are often popular gifts. Whitman, however, stresses the importance of taking into account the work involved with animal adoption.
“Just to remember that when you’re adopting over the holidays, these animals are looking for forever homes, and to really put in your time and think about what will work best for and in your home,” she said. “A lot of people think that they want the kittens and the puppies, but then they get them and they realize that they’re a lot more work.”
Currently, there are several cats and dogs that are looking for homes, and volunteers are always welcome to participate in fostering and socializing these animals to get them ready for their forever home.
To donate to help Black Dog Animal Rescue continue its mission, follow the link here.
The shelter is also selling holiday T-shirts, which can be found here.