Thinking of Closing Collie Rescue

As you may or may not know, I started Utah Collie Rescue, Inc., at the beginning of 2007. I have been doing dog rescue for about 10 years, probably more like 11 or 12. I’ve mainly been fostering, I love to foster and help out the dogs that need a place to stay until they get their forever home.

Well, with the return of Muffit and the addition of Tatum to our pack, we now have six dogs. And so our days of fostering are over. Well.. if not over, at least we won’t be able to take any more fosters until our pack gets smaller. Which means when a couple of our dogs die.

And… really, I’m actually quite done with fostering. I am tired of seeing the poor dogs come into our house and being so needed, underweight, broken, and sad.

So without being able to take fosters, I’m not sure what we can do. We have not foster homes that work with Utah Collie Rescue, and so we really can’t take any collies at this time.

I’m not sure if I should close down UCR completely, or let the bank accounts hand around if they are needed? Hrm. Stress… I feel bad, but I do have to accept our limits.

24 thoughts on “Thinking of Closing Collie Rescue”

  1. Well, only you know what your limits are… and you have obviously been incredibly generous with your time and funds. Can a nearby rescue take up the slack should the need arise?

    pam’s last blog post..My team do neighborhood PR

  2. Well, only you know what your limits are… and you have obviously been incredibly generous with your time and funds. Can a nearby rescue take up the slack should the need arise? <em>pam's last blog post..<a href='http://www.pamibe.com/?p=2173&#039; rel="nofollow">My team do neighborhood PR</a></em>

  3. Well, only you know what your limits are… and you have obviously been incredibly generous with your time and funds. Can a nearby rescue take up the slack should the need arise? <em>pam's last blog post..<a href='http://www.pamibe.com/?p=2173&#039; rel="nofollow">My team do neighborhood PR</a></em>

  4. I agree, maybe marketing it a little to other rescues would help you find someone to take the reins. Many thanks to you from all the dogs that found you. I think it's wise to know your limitations! You have a lovely pack. <em>Bonnie Story's last blog post..<a href='http://sonomadoggybloggy.blogspot.com/2008/03/mou…rel="nofollow">Mousie in the Cedar Stump!</a></em>

  5. I agree, maybe marketing it a little to other rescues would help you find someone to take the reins. Many thanks to you from all the dogs that found you. I think it's wise to know your limitations! You have a lovely pack. <em>Bonnie Story's last blog post..<a href='http://sonomadoggybloggy.blogspot.com/2008/03/mou…rel="nofollow">Mousie in the Cedar Stump!</a></em>

  6. I read this post the other day and didn’t have time to comment on it at the time. It made me sad. I know how you feel though. Acquiring Brutus and Rufus effectively limited my ability to do rescue. My house just shrunk after taking on those lunks. I am glad I did it, they needed me and have brought so much joy to my life. We do what we can, help those that we can, but there is no shame in saying no. Best of luck in your decision.

    (hugs)

    Lora’s last blog post..One more at the Expo

  7. I read this post the other day and didn't have time to comment on it at the time. It made me sad. I know how you feel though. Acquiring Brutus and Rufus effectively limited my ability to do rescue. My house just shrunk after taking on those lunks. I am glad I did it, they needed me and have brought so much joy to my life. We do what we can, help those that we can, but there is no shame in saying no. Best of luck in your decision.

    (hugs) <em>Lora's last blog post..<a href='http://itsthedogslife.com/?p=209&#039; rel="nofollow">One more at the Expo</a></em>

  8. I read this post the other day and didn't have time to comment on it at the time. It made me sad. I know how you feel though. Acquiring Brutus and Rufus effectively limited my ability to do rescue. My house just shrunk after taking on those lunks. I am glad I did it, they needed me and have brought so much joy to my life. We do what we can, help those that we can, but there is no shame in saying no. Best of luck in your decision.

    (hugs) <em>Lora's last blog post..<a href='http://itsthedogslife.com/?p=209&#039; rel="nofollow">One more at the Expo</a></em>

  9. Hi Lora.. yeah, falling in love with these guys makes it hard to take more. Maybe I just need a break. A long break.

  10. Hi Lora.. yeah, falling in love with these guys makes it hard to take more. Maybe I just need a break. A long break.

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