Because Canine Crusaders is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, we are always in desperate need of operating funds. All donations go directly to providing food, shelter, vaccinations, and spaying and neutering for our orphaned dogs. In addition, many of them come into our care with severe medical problems, and the resulting vet bills can be enormous! Besides monetary donations Canine Crusaders can always use dog food, dog treats, leashes, collars, bowls, blankets, sheets, towels, and anything else a furry friend may need.
All monetary donations are tax deductible!
If you would like to make a donation, please e-mail Canine Crusaders at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call us at 310-937-7949. All donations should be made out to Canine Crusaders. Checks can be mailed to Canine Crusaders, PO BOX 3367 Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
If you're interested in volunteering, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Inga Bull, at email@example.com or call her at 310-937-7949.
There is absolutely no person more valuable to a rescue organization than a foster parent. In fact, animal rescue would be all but impossible if it weren't for the caring souls willing to open their hearts and their homes to these animals in desperate need of a temporary safe environment.
• Canine Crusaders provides all the food and medical treatment while the pet is in your care, but as always we are grateful for any help we might receive from the foster parent.
• You provide a loving home for a furry friend who desperately needs it!
• The animal still goes to adoptions every Saturday in hopes to find a permanent family. (You help transport the animal to and from adoptions)
• Should you decide you would like to adopt the pet you are fostering you will always have the opportunity to do so!
Frequently asked questions about fostering:
I don't have the time to keep a dog forever. Would foster parenting be for me?
We are often approached by people who wish to help the animals but don't have time to volunteer every weekend or don't have the resources or time to care for an animal permanently. Fostering is a perfect opportunity for those unable to volunteer in other areas to make a positive contribution to the life of a needy animal, and is most definitely a worthwhile and noble act of kindness.
What does a foster parent do?
Foster parenting entails nothing more than allowing an animal who is in the rescue's system to stay in your home and receive the love, nurturing and daily care that any animal deserves until he or she finds a permanent home. Although we can never guarantee how long this will take, the average is several weeks, however it could be as little as a few days or as much as a few months. A foster parent has the right to discontinue fostering at any time for any reason, so if you feel that you're no longer able to be a foster parent you are always given the option to stop.
Canine Crusaders provides all medical care, food and other necessities for the animal. All you need to provide is a safe, loving environment until he or she is able to find a permanent one.
"But I don't think I could be a foster parent, I'd become too attached"
One of the most common remarks we in the rescue business hear is, "I could never be a foster parent because I'd become too attached & wouldn't be able to part with the animal." Believe me when I say that those of us in rescue understand this sentiment completely. It would be absolutely impossible for us to take in these animals, nurse them back to health, worry about their health and safety 24 hours a day and spend every weekend at adoptions with them without developing a strong bond. We understand the pain of letting them go, but we also understand that the work that we do gives life to those who would otherwise be suffering incomprehensibly. And we understand that when we let go of an animal it's to let him or her begin the life that he or she so deserves. Foster parents are a huge part of this life-saving process. It is a self-sacrifice and, while it seems difficult to those who have never experienced it, the foster parents who once thought it too painful have told us tha! t the experience was more rewarding than they could ever have imagined.
If you have room in your home and in your heart, we are in desperate need for foster homes. If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, please e-mail Canine Crusaders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 310-937-7949