Dog Rescue 2020 Hope in Hard Times

Thank you to The Aiken Horse for this great article about Home for Good Dog Rescue and the ways the Pandemic has affected dog adoptions in the South and in New Jersey. We are still out there rescuing dogs and saving more lives than ever!
 
“When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck America in March, people involved in dog rescue were especially worried…
 
In the first months of the pandemic, there was indeed a bit of a bottleneck since many interstate animal transports were shut down, making it hard to get adoptable animals up to their adopters. But some private groups in the Northeast were still able to make their own trips to overcrowded Southern shelters…
 
“Demand is off the charts,” said Rich Errico, who is a board member of Home for Good Dog Rescue, a foster-based 501c3 headquartered in Berkeley Heights, NJ. “Anybody who has even remotely thought about getting a dog is doing it…
 
Now, a lot of other people are finding that they are going to have to work from home maybe until January or February, so now they want to adopt a dog too…
 
We’ve never run out of dogs before, until these past few months.” Rich says that this year Home for Good has adopted out about 50% more dogs per month than usual, and they have only been restricted by how many dogs they can logistically rescue.” – The Aiken Horse