How Can I Help?
Many people feel that they would like to help these deserving little Silky
but are not sure how they can participate. Here are some of the ways in which you might be able
to help Silky Rescue:
Be a contact
person for your local shelters.
Contact your local shelters and, if they work with rescue groups, let them know that you
would like to be contacted if a silky terrier comes into the shelter. Then you can contact Silky
Terrier Rescue and we can work together to help the silky find a home.
Some may wonder why we need to be in contact with our local shelters. It is often true that
small, adorable dogs like silkys are quickly adopted from shelters. However, it is common for
shelters to determine that a dog is not adoptable. This might be because the dog is deemed "too
old" or because it has sort of problem whether it is veterinary, behavioral, or appearance. If a
dog is considered not adoptable, it will probably be put to sleep unless a rescue group is able to
pick it up from the shelter. We want to make it easy for shelters to contact Silky Rescue if they
happen to take in a silky like this.
Help by providing transportation.
Transportation is often crucial in rescue situations. This might involve going to a shelter to "bail
out" a silky and then taking him to the vet or to a local foster home. Transportation might
driving a silky part of the way or all of the way to a new foster home or to an adoptive home. It
could involve taking the silky to the airport for his/her trip to his new home, or picking the silky
up from the airport to help on the trip to the silky's destination. Or, maybe a little rescue silky
will be very, very lucky and get to hitch a ride with you when you are flying somewhere and
could take the silky in the cabin with you, in a carrier under your seat.
Provide a foster home for a silky.
Foster homes are a very important component of rescue. Fostering could mean letting a silky
stay overnight with you in between legs of a long trip. It might mean keeping the silky for a few
days or a week or two while transportation arrangements are made. Sometimes, a foster home
may keep a silky for an extended period. Perhaps the silky needs training or veterinary care
before he will be ready for adoption by a new family. This can be provided while the silky is in
Adopt a rescue
Adoption is our goal. We want to place our rescue silkys in "forever homes". You can help by
considering adoption of a silky, especially, an older or special needs dog. These dogs are the
most likely to end up in rescue, and are the most difficult to place. But they can be wonderful
companions and giving one of these deserving silkys a home can be enormously
Monetary contributions are greatly appreciated. By far, the largest share of expenses is related
veterinary care. There are routine veterinary expenses such as vaccinations. In addition, many
rescue silkys have been victims of neglect, including neglect of their veterinary care...and to
remedy this sort of problem can be very expensive. Other expenses can include costs for
transportation, or for boarding, if a foster home cannot be found quickly enough.
Donations can be mailed to STRCT, PO Box 5934, Playa del Rey CA 90296. You may also make a donation to Silky Terrier Rescue through Pay Pal. Please click here to visit our donation page
for more information on making a Pay Pal donation.
If you would like to volunteer, please click here to fill out our volunteer application.
If you volunteer,
please don't be surprised if we "check you out" ~ we want to make sure our silkys are in very
lost & found..
silky 4 u?..
special needs silkys