About A New Chance Animal Rescue
About Our Rescue Group...
The creation of A New Chance Animal Rescue was inspired by the dream and dogged persistence of a teenage girl with a deep passion for saving the homeless and helpless dogs who suffer daily. Having five dogs of their own, and having fostered over 100 dogs since she was nine years old, Sophia Silverman convinced her family how important it was to give even more dogs a new chance. Thus, was born the idea and ultimately, in 2011 the actuality of this 501c3, not for profit rescue organization. Sophia’s mom, Sharon Silverman, worked by her side; and with the unwavering efforts of a dedicated and active base of foster families, volunteers, donors and community supporters, A New Chance Animal Rescue has been able to save the lives of hundreds of dogs placing them in warm, loving, safe, and healthy environments.
Sharon and Sophia Silverman with new pups.
Sharon and Sophia Silverman with new pups
A New Chance Animal Rescue operates on a foster home model, with the strong belief that boarding and local shelter facilities are not replacements for experiencing home life that prepares a dog for successful adoption. A New Chance Animal Rescue relies solely on approved foster homes to house and care for all dogs. Literally, every home willing to foster is another life saved, and it is in these homes that the dogs experience constant love and the normal activities of daily life, giving them the skills necessary to prosper.
As an entirely volunteer organization, our larger volunteer base provides tireless help when transports arrive, adoption events are held, or a ride is needed for an appointment. It is from this volunteer base that all other related activities are enabled; including web design and maintenance, graphic design, accounting, publicity, legal, and training services. A New Chance Animal Rescue receives no government funding and exists entirely through the generosity of donations, both financial and in-kind, as well as the kind support of local businesses.
All across the nation dogs are abandoned on the streets, abused at home, or simply turned in to shelters by people who can no longer care for them because of health, financial, or other reasons. Shelters do not have unlimited space and often routinely euthanize to make room for more dogs. A New Chance Animal Rescue is dedicated to helping as many of these very sweet and adoptable dogs as possible.
If you can help us by adopting, donating, or fostering, please do so right away. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We are a foster-based rescue and do NOT have a shelter or boarding facility. AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND APPROVED BEFORE A DOG CAN BE MET. Please do not contact us requesting a meeting with a dog because we are an all-volunteer organization, and these requests tie up our volunteers who could instead be checking applications.
Sometimes we hold Meet & Greet events with our dogs on the weekends. If we have an upcoming event, the information can be found on our website: www.anewchancear.org.
Our Adoption Process...
» The first step in the adoption process is to be sure that every member in your household is ready to have a dog sharing your life and home with you. Having a dog affects every member of the household and all of you need to agree that this is the right time to adopt. We do not "hold" dogs so only complete the application if you are ready to adopt immediately.
» Think about what type of dog you'd like and what type of home environment you have. Consider how active your home is, how noisy or quiet, how often you're actually home, whether the dog would accompany you places, etc. For example, a very happy and bustling house is probably not the best situation for an extremely shy or easily scared dog, nor is a low exercise, quiet home appropriate for an active dog.
» Look through our website at the dogs, paying particular attention to the descriptions that are posted. A cute dog with the wrong personality for your family never makes a happy situation for anyone. If none of the dogs seem like a good fit then wait until you find the one that is.
» Once you have found the dog(s) that you are interested in adopting, fill out the application. Please be sure to fill out every question on the application. Each question is seeking important information that will help us in determining if the dog is a good match for you. An incomplete application will not be processed.
» After submitting a completed application, if you do not hear from us within a week, please resubmit you application because it may not have gone through. Applications are usually processed in three to ten days, depending upon how long it takes to reach your references.
» Once your application has been pre-approved you will be contacted to set up a home visit.
» If the home visit was approved, your contact information is passed on to the foster family of the dog you are interested in and they will contact you to discuss the dog more specifically. If you both agree that s/he sounds like a good match a meeting will be set up.
» Everyone in your home, pets and people, must meet the dog.
» If all agree that it's a good match the adoption can take place immediately. You will fill out the Adoption Agreement, include the donation indicated, and add a wonderful new member to your family. If it does not seem like a good match, we will work with you to find a dog that fits into your household well.
If you have any questions about adopting from A New Chance Animal Rescue or about a dog, please email email@example.com