MARS does not have a shelter. Instead, the animals live in foster homes where they receive all the love that they would get in a forever home. They get used to being in a house and around people and maybe other animals. This also helps the adopters know the animals’ behavior better than if they were just in a kennel. This helps them find better matches, and they have a 99% adoption success rate!
Here are a couple dogs that were successfully adopted through MARS. The first one is Lola.
Love and all my best, Lola Granola Farber.
How can you help?
One way to help is to foster animals. Fostering is when you give a dog or cat a temporary, loving home and prepare the dog or cat for their forever home. You need to feed, play with, and keep them healthy and happy. If you want to foster a dog or cat from MARS, you can go to a foster class on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
and very, very sweet. June was treated for flea dermatitis, a consequence of flea
infestation, and is recovering nicely.” If your are interested in June, click here for more information.
Another way to help is to adopt. Adopting a pet is better than buying a pet, because you are saving a life. About 2.7 million dogs and cats get put down each year in the United States because too few people are adopting from shelters or rescues. There is not enough room in the shelters for all the abandoned animals, so they have to euthanize them. Adopting a pet is also better than buying a pet because you don’t want to support puppy mills. Puppy mills are places that make dogs have puppies over and over again. They often are stuck in cages instead of living in loving homes. Most puppies in puppy mills aren’t well cared for.
If you want to adopt from MARS, you have to fill out an application. They go to your house to make sure it’s a good place for the pet you want to adopt. They make sure that you have the right conditions for a pet. If you want more information about adopting from MARS, click here.
as of January 24, 2014:
Boris did test positive for heart worm disease and has undergone treatment through MARS. He is expected to live a long and healthy life!
Update from the foster home:
Boris (we call him Taco) is so great. He is totally house trained and crate trained. Good in the apartment. Loves his foster's 7 year old nieces. Loves walks (he will run off leash though!)
During the day, Boris' most favorite passtime is napping. His energy level is not high. Boris loves eating and the dog park! He's actually....PERFECT. Boris plays well with his foster brother, a Puggle. Boris is just a loveable boy and would make a fabulous companion!” If you are interested in Boris, go to here to learn more.
Another way to help is to volunteer at MARS. You can volunteer at any age, but if you are under 16, you need to be with a parent or legal guardian. There are various different positions. Before you begin volunteering, you need to go to an orientation that lasts about an hour. To learn more about volunteering for MARS, click here.
Another way to help is donating money to MARS. They use the money for food,
supplies, medical care, ID tags, and microchips. If you want to donate to MARS, go here.
I'm also raising funds and you can help by donating here.
Make A Move For MARS is a really fun way to help. This event is a fundraiser to help the animals from MARS. There will be food and games. You can bring your own games and spend the day meeting new people, playing games, and having fun. There will be a special guest, Tony Amendola from Stargate: SG1. The top 20 fundraisers will attend a cocktail hour with Tony, and the top 3 fundraisers will get to play a game with him. This event will be on Saturday, March 28th from noon until midnight at the Double Tree Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, click here.
homes. I had fun looking at all the different animals that MARS is helping and writing about them for you. I can’t wait to go to Make A Move For MARS, and hope that some
of you can go, too!
This was an email received about this article from www.homeoanimal.com:
I was doing some research on the internet and I found your website and this page: http://www.foralltheanimals.com/blog-by-kailyn I noticed that you linked to Midwest Animal Rescue (midwestanimalrescue.org)
Do you know that they helped us to create a series of blog articles on pet adoption?
In fact, we interviewed them and 199 other rescues and shelters. This allowed us to create the best content possible in order to help these animals that only ask for the RIGHT person to adopt them.
In our series of 12 articles we talk about the benefits of adopting an animal, the myths that are all too often associated with adoption, what one should consider before adopting and during adoption process, and also tips for taking care of the new chosen pet.
Would it be possible for you to add a link to this article on your website seeing that Midwest Animal Rescue has contributed in creating the article by the interview we had with them? If you would also like to share the link on your social networks, that’s even better!