Monday, March 8, 2010

Help Needed for Taiwanese Dogs

I would so love to adopt one of the cute dogs that comes from Taiwan. Every single one I've seen is just adorable.

Kindred Souls Foundation is working to find homes or foster homes for dogs from Taiwan who would otherwise die on the streets. ...

Animal Rescue Team TAIWAN has contacted us to take some dogs who will be put down by the local government-run shelter if they are unable to be sent out of country. ART has secured a chaperone for the dogs on a flight set for Late March (date TBD).
This is a cooperative rescue effort between Kindred Souls Foundation and Animal Rescue Team TAIWAN. ART covers all expenses to fly the dogs out of country and provides a full medical work up on the dogs before they leave Taiwan. KSF is only able to help dogs from Taiwan by recruiting new foster homes. Our regular foster homes are kept available to local rescue dogs. Taiwanese street dogs have no chance at life in their country. They suffer terrible acts of abuse and die horrific deaths. EVERY DOG DESERVES TO LIVE!

As a foster parent you are agreeing to love and care for your foster dog until we can find a permanent adoptive home. KSF and ART pay for all medical costs while you foster- you supply the food, transportation to vet appointments (at our vet Chambers Creek in Lakewood), exercise, socialization, play, chin scratches, belly rubs and kisses! KSF remains a support to you during the fostering process and our volunteers help you get prepared for his/her arrival.

All dogs will have a Well Pet Exam once they arrive to the US. We must secure a foster or foster-to-adopt home ASAP to ensure they can make the next flight to Seattle in late March.

SIZE and BREED: Please note that we are not able to tell you how big the puppies will get. While most of the Taiwanese rescue dogs remain small to medium sized adults, we simply do not know how big these puppies will get. We also cannot tell you the breeds- most are Formosan Mountain dog mixes, but as far as what mixes we do not know. To view some of our past Taiwanese rescue dogs (then and now), please link here:

The puppies have been observed and do very well with other dogs. They are sweet, but timid and will need dedicated foster or foster-to-adopt homes who will work on their socialization (as with any puppy). Keep in mind- these puppies have not been loved and gently handled by kind hands. It usually takes a week for the dogs to acclimate to our weather, smells, sounds, time, and routines. Puppies are not fully potty trained. We are looking for fosters who can spend quality time helping these dogs adjust to their new lives and helping them prepare for their forever families.

DOGS NEEDING HOMES: To view the current referrals and to monitor updates, please follow this link:
If you are interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt any of these dogs, then please contact us ASAP and we will email you a foster care application or download one from our website:

To submit applications:

Email to: info@kindredsoulsfoundation.orgFax to: 253-584-4332 (follow up with an email to let us know you faxed to be sure it was received)
Mail to: Kindred Souls Foundation | PO Box 88627 | Steilacoom WA 98388 (follow up with an email to let us know you mailed)

I think Vivid is especially beautiful! Someday I WILL get a small dog!!! =)

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