Summer is a busy time for most folks as we tend to take full advantage of the nice weather by hitting the road and traveling to different vacation destinations.

The negative effect of this is, most people who foster stray dogs throughout the year are not able to take care of the pets they are saving. While pet adoption rates go up, the foster program declines.

Black Dog Animal Rescue is trying to counter that by offering half-off adoption fees for all dogs over 5 months during the entire month of July. They are also looking volunteer foster homes in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Casper. Read the press release below to find out how you can help:


Wyoming – Black Dog Animal Rescue, the only private rescue group in Wyoming committed to providing life-saving options exclusively for those animals most at risk within the state, is hoping to create more room in its foster home program for the more than 2 dozen dogs currently on its waiting list.
Relying solely on the volunteer spirit and compassion of members of the community, BDAR is only able to rescue as many dogs as it can place into foster homes. Those homes serve as a temporary safety net and shelter for the dogs while they await adoption. Foster homes are supported through training and mentoring and are provided with food, training tools, and other needed supplies. BDAR also covers 100% of veterinary costs for fostered dogs.
Due to the growing list of dogs awaiting transfer into the program, and the limited number of available foster homes, BDAR is reducing adoption fees to half off for dogs over 5 months of age throughout the month of July. All adopted dogs come already spayed or neutered, current on age appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, and with 30 free days of pet health insurance.
“Summer is often our busiest adoption season,” says Britney Wallesch, Executive Director. “But it is also the time of year a lot of our regular volunteers take time off to travel and vacation. Therefore, the capacity of the foster home program is much reduced. As a result, our waiting list for dogs who need immediate rescue placement is growing longer by the day. Now would be a wonderful time to aid our life-saving efforts by adopting or fostering.”
BDAR is a state-wide agency with volunteer groups in Cheyenne, Casper, and Laramie. Residents of these communities are encouraged to contact the organization about adoptable dogs or to volunteer to help. Since all of the dogs residing in BDAR’s foster program come from shelters in Wyoming, volunteers have the opportunity to make a big impact for local pets.
For more information about adoptions or volunteering, visit www.bdar.org or call 307-214-6600.