Dogs Need Homes for the Holidays

Rural Dog Rescue Need Temporary Fosters for Several Dogs

Harriet. (Photo: Rural Dog Rescue)

Around for the holidays and have space to care for a rescue dog? Rural Dog Rescue (733 Eighth St. SE) is looking for volunteers to foster dogs between Dec. 22 and the start of January — the length of time depends on the dog.

Both people who already have approval to foster through Rural Dog and those interested in applying to foster for the first time can volunteer. Approved fosters or adopters can email First timers can go to to fill out the application.

Betty, Harriet, Buster and Chewy are a few of the dogs that need homes for the holidays.

Betty, 2, needs a home from Dec. 22 to 26. She’s a Treeing Walker Coonhound mix and is house and crate trained. Her original owners gave her up because they wanted a puppy and she was one.

Harriet, 1, needs a home from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. She’s a mix of breeds including hound, and came to the shelter as a stray. Rural Dog describes her as wiggly, friendly and extremely gentle. She’s good with other dogs, adults and children.

Buster needs a home from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26. He’s well-trained, house trained and mild mannered. Rural Dog describes him as behaved around other dogs and not protective of any food or toys.

Chewy needs a home from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26. He’s an energetic smaller dog that is house and crate trained. He likes long walks outside and lying inside. He can scare around loud noises or certain dogs, but is mild mannered. 

Betty. (Photo: Rural Dog Rescue)
Buster. (Photo: Rural Dog Rescue)
Chewy. (Photo: Rural Dog Rescue)