When working in Animal Rescue, the most important thing next to the day to day care of the animals is to promote them in the hopes of finding forever homes. This can be done in a number of ways. Newspaper Pet of the Week Ads, Posters, Videos, Pictures, Kijiji and Petfinder have all come in handy at finding homes for the animals in our care. Our volunteers have been commended on the amount of work they do to get as much information to potential adopters as possible. The amount of hours that goes into taking photos, videos, updating biographies answering questions via phone calls and emails is extensive! We know that as adopters, that it is hard to decide to adopt a an animal without meeting it first, and considering the majority of our adoptions occur out of Meadow Lake, we do our best to have detailed descriptions, pictures and videos to portray the animals in our care in such a way that the person gets to know the animal before they even meet them.
This recent string of videos started with the following video made to promote adoption of Black Cats.
The ideas snowballed from there and I decided to feature our long term dogs in their own adoption promotion videos, showcasing their photos and videos that volunteers have collected over the months, and brief points about their behaviors and personalities. I plan to do this for all of the dogs in the shelter, but I started with these four as they have been in our shelter between 4-6 months, which is quite a long time for a dog to go without a home!
So without further adieu, let me introduce you to our long term shelter dogs!
Midnight has been at our shelter since October 14, 2010.
Spot has been at our shelter since October 15, 2010.
Sarge has been at our shelter since November 1, 2010.
Hobbes has been at our shelter since December 1, 2010.
Hopefully these videos will be the trick to finally get these great dogs adopted! Please pass them on!