An Introduction to the Mayflower Rescue Program
WHAT IS A RESCUE CORGI?
A Rescue Corgi is simply a Pembroke Welsh Corgi in need of a new home. Sometimes it is a dog that has been rescued from a shelter. It may be a dog that has been put up for adoption due to the death or illness of the owner. Or it may be that the owner has had financial problems or has had to move and could not take the dog along. Most of the Pembrokes that come into a rescue situation are adult dogs over 4-5 years of age, but we have had dogs from as young as a few months old to senior citizens. However, it is not wise to expect a puppy from rescue as these situations are rare.
HOW CAN I ADOPT A DOG FROM MAYFLOWER?
ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A CORGI FROM US MUST COMPLETE AND APPLICATION (click on link below to download) and send it to the Applicatons Coordinator, Pam Davies (see address below). Be sure to put "Corgi Rescue" in the title line.
After submitting your application it is important for potential applicants to watch this website and look at some of the dogs available for rescue. If you see one that interests you, please contact the person listed and express your interest. If you seem like a good possible match for the dog we will have a Mayflower Club member visit you in your home to discuss your interest in adopting a corgi. The adoption may take place following this meeting if you are felt to be the best match for the dog.
However, be aware that not all of our rescue dogs are posted on the website. If we have a good match from our pool of existing applicants then we will proceed without posting the dog. With this in mind, the best and only way to assure that you will be considered for each dog we have is to submit an application by downloading the form at the bottom of this page and sending it to Pam Davies whose address is on the form.
Our rescue efforts cover all the New England States and a large part of New York State. Every effort is made to find the right home for an individual dog so we do not go in order of receipt of the applications when choosing a possible new home. There is a fee charged for each rescue dog when they are adopted. This fee is a sliding scale based on the age of the dog but there will be a fee for each dog. The older the dog, the lower the fee. This is to cover expenses and to aid in future rescue efforts.
I WANT TO SURRENDER MY DOG FOR ADOPTION
THOSE WISHING TO GIVE UP A DOG FOR ADOPTION may call the approprite State Rescue Coordinator (the one for your state of residence is listed below) and arrangements will be discussed about the possibility of transferring the dog to us. We only deal with purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis. It is not possible for us to accept into Rescue any dog with a history of biting people. We request all registration papers, health records, and any other paperwork relating to the dog be provided to the rescue committee at the time of transfer to us. We also request that all dogs coming into our program be neutered or spayed and be up to date on all shots.
While we are ready to help all Pembroke Welsh Corgis in our area, we also wish to encourage anyone who is considering giving up your dog due to behavior problems to consider an alternative before contacting us. Canine behavior specialists and obedience trainers can help. Here at Mayflower Corgi Rescue, we have used Robert Casey, a canine behavior specialist who has done wonderful work for us in our rescue program. He can be contacted by telephone at 845-206-1036. He has had great success in changing unwanted behaviors with all types of dogs including corgis. Please consider contacting Rob or an other behavior specialist or trainer before deciding that you must give up your dog!
I WANT TO DONATE TO HELP RESCUE CORGIS!
Please remember, our rescue group is operated by all volunteers and we are only able to provide care for the dogs because of donations. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO OUR RESCUE PROGRM, please send your check, made out the the Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club, to Lisa Burns, 24 Sandy Neck Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537.
SENIOR RESCUE DOGS: Lately we have taken a number of older dogs into our rescue program. Typically these dogs are 9 years of age and older and have come from homes in which a serious upheaval has occurred. Many of them have been living with an elderly person who can no longer care for the dog. The dog must be surrendered to rescue for the safety of the elderly person as well as the safety of the dog. In other cases, the dogs have to be surrendered due to financial or health problems. regardless of the reason, these dogs are very loving and absolutely are ready to fit right in to your family! We do health checks on our dogs if they have not been recently seen by a vet and share all the information with potential adopters. These dogs are housebroken, leash trained and have many good years left to love you. Please give one of them a chance!
IN SUMMARY: If you want to surrender a dog, contact one of the state rescue coordinators listed below. Please find your home state and contact that rescue coordinator. If you want to adopt a dog, fill out our application and send it back to Pam Davies. You may call any of us if you have questions but that will not eliminate the need to fill out an application. If you have questions about an existing application, please call one of the two applications coordinators.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE STATE COORDINATORS FOR RESCUE:
MAINE - Sharon Greene Cole - telephone 518-872-0759 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERMONT - Trina Bianchi -telephone 802-425-3691 oe email at email@example.com
NEW HAMPSHIRE - MariBeth McCarthy - call 603-891-2075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MASSACHUSETTS -Annie Baker email email@example.com telephone 508-769-5432
RHODE ISLAND -Marjorie Cottle - call 401-423-1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONNECTICUT - Brenda Schaufler email email@example.com or call 860-738-0103
NEW YORK - Stefanie Woolridge email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-447-1596
ADOPTION APPLICATIONS: - Pam Davies - email to email@example.com or mail to Glenmoor, 25 Country Club Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946. For questions about your application status please call Pam (at the listed number) or Carol Vance at 603-664-9377. Carol can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other questions - Anne Stirlen - email email@example.com
In addition, please note that from time to time there are other dogs that are available directly from our club member who are breeders. Please also check under the "other dogs available" button on our breeder referral website. These dogs are placed directly through the breeders, apart and separate from Mayflower Rescue.
Please send email inquiries to: appropriate contact person.. see above.
Download: Rescue Application Form.doc
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