here has been a surge in families interested in both fostering and adopting a rescue dog. This certainly can’t hurt morale! Dogs have been scientifically shown to increase oxytocin levels in humans, and we all could use a little more “love hormone...
here has been a surge in families interested in both fostering and adopting a rescue dog. This certainly can’t hurt morale! Dogs have been scientifically shown to increase oxytocin levels in humans, and we all could use a little more “love hormone” right about now! Moreover, there is no shortage of dogs in need of families, and so we are working diligently to place homeless dogs with families in Seattle.
Nevertheless, we have a moral duty to take extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our fosters and volunteers, potential adopters, as well as society at large. As such, we are implementing the following changes.
Public Events: We are cancelling public adoption events, social meetups and fundraisers until further notice.We will continue to monitor and observe recommendations of the King County and Washington State Department of Health as well as the CDC. We will plan to resume events as soon as it is determined safe to do so.
Private Meet and Greets: Given the urgency of our work in the rescue and rehoming of a large number of homeless dogs, we will be moving forward with our mission while implementing changes to safeguard the humans connected with our organization. We will continue to schedule private meet and greets between fosters and potential adopters with the following requests:
If you are sick, immune-compromised, or at high risk for the virus, you should not participate in a private meet and greet.
All parties should thoroughly wash hands prior to and after the meet and greet and avoid touching your face.
Please be mindful of social distancing recommendations: Maintain a distance of 4-6′ from others if possible and refrain from shaking hands.
When possible, meet and greets should occur in an open air environment.
How can you help at this time?
Consider fostering or adopting with Dog Gone Seattle
Please be patient with us and understand that we are working diligently to respond to all inquiries expediently.
Donate food, crates, or other fostering supplies that are currently in high d