If you receive a phone call or e-mail from someone identifying themselves as having been referred by The Daily Corgi about a shelter Corgi listing, please understand that these inquiries come from a place of sincere concern — not doubts about your work or the ability to carry it out.
As the editor of The Daily Corgi (blog and facebook page), it’s my policy to refer people to rescue groups before they post any listing like this, or ask them to contact the rescue group closest to the listing area shortly afterwards, to find out whether you are aware of (perhaps already working with) shelter staff to get the dog re-homed.
The reason I refer people to the rescue groups is because you folks are the experts on the front lines. Many of you have established relationships with shelter staff, and it’s not our intention to interfere with them in any way. We may not be involved in rescue work, but our concern is sincere. If you must field the occasional phone call or e-mail from one of us, I’d ask you to consider that as an alternative to dozens (or more) of us deluging an already short-staffed shelter with inquiries.
All of us want to see every dog delivered from shelters to the good lives they deserve, and yes — we call about Corgis because we love the breed. Naturally, we’ll want to reach out on their behalf. Many of us also have mixed breeds who have been rescued from shelters.
We are dog lovers too, plain and simple.
Please do not discourage or rebuff us when we reach out to you. Is there a better way for us to proceed? If there is, I’m not aware of it and would welcome your input. There is precedent for my posting this message, based on counsel from some very experienced rescue folks.
Thank you for acknowledging our wanting to do what’s best for the dogs in a way that recognizes and respects the relationships you have worked so hard to build.
If you would like to discuss my posting policy directly, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder & Editor
The Daily Corgi
Lois Moon says
Thanks for your hard word with rescue and the Daily Corgi.
That face just breaks my heart. Thank you to Laurie and everyone else who work to find forever homes for these wondeful dogs.
Thanks for addressing this and for making the point that it's really all about people pulling together to try to do what's best for the dogs.
Judy & Max