There are various situations to consider before adopting a life long friend. It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, fluffy puppy with big paws and big brown eyes, just begging for attention. Or maybe it's a gorgeous adult golden retriever whose tail seems to be wagging just for you. You take one look, and the next thing you know, you're walking down the pet food aisle at the supermarket.
If you're like most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. And no wonder! Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.
Why True Love Rescue?
True Love Rescue is unique as our commitment to meeting the needs of the Golden Retriever breed spans both locally and internationally. Why international? There are many golden retrievers that are abandoned, surrendered and discarded at shelters in other countries. We have built a collaborative network of relationships with rescue groups in several international locales.
Over 60% of the dogs that come through True Love Rescue come from our partner rescue in Taiwan, TPKR. All of our dogs that come from Taiwan are given a thorough physical that includes: vaccinations; spay/neuter; heartworm testing and treatment; removal and biopsies of lumps and cysts; microchipping; dental cleaning and grooming. All of our dogs from Taiwan come with medical records from TPKR, notes on the dogs temperament and electronic links to a set of full X-rays and other pertinent medical information. During their stay at TPKR, their behavior is evaluated for items such as food aggression, reaction to dogs, and reaction to cats if requested. Any dogs that have significant behavior issues are not candidates to make the journey to the United States and find forever homes in Taiwan or become TPKR sanctuary dogs. The dogs typically know basic sign commands and some are already house and leash trained.
The remaining dogs that come through TLR are surrendered, pulled from shelters or rescued from horrible conditions. After they arrive, they are examined for any possible health issues and taken to the veterinarian for appropriate medical care before going to a foster home for further evaluation during the search for the perfect home.
Our goal is to provide each new family with as much information as we can to allow for the ideal placement for each dog. We strive to match each dog’s individual needs with that of each adopting family’s needs and desires.