Attention: Rescuers and Volunteers
Please read before signing up.
All Listings Are FREE. There is no charge to be listed, but by requesting such listing, you are agreeing to the provisions of the SchipperkeRescue.Net agreement which binds you to the following rules:
You agree that your primary purpose is to receive, transport, foster, and/or place a rescued Schipperke in the best possible forever home for that dog.
You will not use SchipperkeRescue.Net to sell dogs. You may ask for an adoption fee for rescued dogs, only, according to the provisions below.
You accept full responsibility for the health and well-being of each dog in your care.
When working with shelters or animal control units, you will NOT put holds on dogs, especially if you cannot or do not plan to pick up the dog immediately. You will allow the shelter or other rescue groups to place or access any available dog until such time as you actually can pick up the dog. You will not commit to pick up a dog from a shelter unless you know you can do so. If you do commit to pick up a dog within a specific time frame, you will do as you have promised. It is important to understand that rescue takes over ONLY when the shelter is ready to let the dog go. If a dog can be adopted by a shelter, it is in their best interest to do so. We do not compete with shelters; we support them.
If you offer foster care, you accept responsibility to provide whatever medical care is necessary to make the dog ready for placement.
As a foster, you also agree to provide as much training in basic manners as time and resources permit to any dog in your care and to provide as full an assessment of its personality and behavior as possible.
All information you gather, whether medical or behavioral, will be provided to any potential adopter prior to adoption by means of a written assessment.
You agree to adhere to the 30-day minimum (preferably 2-month) provisional adoption wherein you agree to take the dog back and refund any adoption fees during the provisional period, should the match prove unworkable.
You agree to accept the SchipperkeRescue.Net Adoption Application you receive from an applicant referred by SchipperkeRescue.Net although you may ask any additional questions you feel appropriate.
You will incorporate the content of the SchipperkeRescue.Net Adoption Contract (to be found in the Private section, accessed via your login) provisions in your own contract when placing a dog from a referral from SchipperkeRescue.Net.
If you wish your rescue efforts to be supported financially by SchipperkeRescue.Net, you will 1) get pre-approval for any expenses from the SRN Rescue Coordinator or an SRN Board Member and 2) provide an accounting of major charges expended on behalf of the dog being adopted, especially those related to medical care, to the adopting home, usually in the form of copies of vet bills, etc. In most cases, SRN will work directly with the vet involved to negotiate costs and, where possible, pay the vet directly so as to minimize a rescuer's investment.
You will charge an adoption fee appropriate to the expenditures on the individual dog, but the adopting home may voluntarily pay more to help defray expenses for dogs whose care required more than the adoption fee provides. If SchipperkeRescue.Net has paid for or reimbursed you for rescue expenses, any adoption fee will be forwarded to SchipperkeRescue.Net to offset those expenses. Adoption fees are NOT tax deductible, but any amount over the actual adoption fee may be.
You will update your profile on this site if there are any changes to be made and keep it current by logging in regularly.
You will indemnify and hold SchipperkeRescue.Net harmless with regard to any action or issue arising from any referral obtained directly or indirectly from or through SchipperkeRescue.Net. Whether or not SRN has provided financial support for a particular dog, you will also indemnify and SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc harmless with regard to any action or issue arising from the dog being accepted into your rescue.
Should it be reported to SchipperkeRescue.Net that you have NOT abided by any of the above rules and should such report be substantiated in any way, your listing will be removed and you will not be permitted to utilize the contacts herein in any rescue activities. Such removal information will be provided to all listed rescuers and volunteers.
To help you and the public to understand precisely what services you provide, here is a list of Service terms and SRN's definitions. Please list only those services you are actually willing to provide:
What do the Services terms mean?
Bail-out: taking Schips out of shelters, pounds, from animal control or surrenders.
Initial contact: with prospective adopters; acceptance & review of applications; maintaining files, etc.
Adoption Coordination: acting as intermediary between prospective adopters and the foster homes or shelters where available Schips might be.
Transport: moving dogs from one part of the country to another; generally between shelter and foster home or between foster home and adoptive home.
Fostering: taking in a rescued dog, providing basic training in manners and obedience as well as medical care; evaluating personality quirks and potential issues for adoptive homes; providing a loving environment for a rescued Schip.
Home checks: visits to the homes of prospective adopters to ensure their perception of their home matches the information on the application and is suitable for any Schip or a specific Schip.
Referrals: providing referrals to shelters, rescuers, or other sources of rescue Schips to facilitate the matching of home to available dogs.
Breed information: providing informaiton about Schipperkes in general about their range of temperament, physical characteristics, etc.; acting as a resource on health and training issues; helping to determine if Schipperkes are the right breed for a prospective adopter.
Training: providing training for rescued Schips and adoptive parents in housebreaking, manners, obedience; often deals with behavioral issues such as dominance, nipping, fear response, etc.
SchipperkeRescue.Net actually has two types of listings:
Rescuers & Volunteers.
Rescuers work with the general public, shelters, and other rescuers and usually provide most if not all of the above services. Their contact information is available on the Find a Rescuer page.
Volunteers do NOT work with nor is their contact information visible to the general public. Instead they are listed in a private section available ONLY to Rescuers and Volunteers.
Simply choose which type of listing you prefer when you create your account.
NOTE: although all fields labeled in red are mandatory, address information will not be displayed on the website.
Please understand, for the protection of SRN, all Rescuers, Volunteers, and groups are be subject to an approval process which may include veterinarian and/or reference checking.