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Tale of a Puppy Rescue Operation

Indrani touts PPR as not the traditional type of rescue organization because it’s a virtual network of volunteers.  Volunteer foster families open their homes to the puppies and in addition to shuttling the pups to vet visits and to adoption showcases, these tireless volunteers provide their charges with around the clock supervision, care, and love.  Indrani stresses PPR’s lengthy interview process of potential adopters and remarks, “we wait for the right home and family.  We don’t make any rash decisions.”

While puppy rescue certainly has its rewards (after all, who can resist those cute faces?), Indrani doesn’t downplay the challenges involved with such work.  With so many abandoned dogs and puppies to rescue, her motto is, we can’t save them all.  She candidly states, “we have to focus on who we do save and not on who we don’t.”

Indrani’s positive can-do attitude and enthusiasm for puppy rescue is contagious.  She suggests that volunteering, whether at PPR or any other organization, doesn’t need to be an all-consuming experience.  For somebody like myself who wants to get involved but may not have hours on end, Indrani notes that there are tons of incremental tasks organizations such as PPR need completed from evening phone outreach to stuffing envelopes to car transport.  I realize that Indrani is so inspiring not only because of her accomplishments as a PPR volunteer, but because she has found her true passion and has done everything in her power to champion her cause.

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7:44AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

I have already posted about our rescue dog, Max, who's story can be found on, but I recently posted the video of my trip to get him on Youtube. Feel free to take a look, but be warned, I messed up the audio on the 2nd one a little:
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9:03AM PST on Dec 21, 2011

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story ;-)

8:02AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

11:18PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011


8:29AM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

In my neighborhood, I've seen that some people adopt (or buy) puppies for their kids, make the kids take care of the puppy to "teach them responsibility", and then the dog never gets trained well because the parent says "the kids wanted a dog, they have to take care of it" and won't step in to help even though eight-year-olds don't know how to train a dog. If you adopt a puppy for your kids, it's your dog too and you have to teach the kids how to take care of it fully. Just my two cents ;)

3:02AM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

The local shelter says that puppies are the most adoptable.

12:16PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Nice story. I adopt only strays.

11:49AM PDT on Jul 11, 2011


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