North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc.
Saving Sammy Smiles Since 2002
Who We Are, What We Do
We Are 10 Years Old This Year!
Hard to believe, but NTSRI has been saving Sammy smiles for a full decade now! It was a March day in 2002, when a group of dedicated Samoyed lovers met to discuss formalizing our individual rescue efforts in hopes that we could help more Sammies in need to find loving forever homes.
North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. (NTSRI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) (tax-exempt) corporation, based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, formed by a dedicated group of individuals who love animals in general and the Samoyed breed in particular. Individual contributors to NTSRI's efforts have been actively involved animal rescue work for over 30 years.
It is estimated that more than 250 Samoyeds have been rescued by NTSRI since the first one was rescued (before NTSRI was formed) in 1981.
Rescued Samoyeds find their way to NTSRI from many sources, primarily through cooperation with local animal shelters and owner surrenders. On arrival to the group, the dogs are examined by a veterinarian and treated for heartworms or other health problems, as well as spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
NTSRI secures volunteer foster homes for newly arrived rescues and ensures that the rescued Samoyed is cared for until such time as a "forever home" is found. It is a labor of pure love, since these volunteers receive no compensation (other than reimbursement of veterinary expenses, subject to availability of funds) and often spend considerable amounts of money out of their own pockets. Foster families also evaluate the rescued Samoyed's behavior traits and use positive reinforcement training when necessary.
Prospective adopters are carefully screened by NTSRI, to ensure that the placement of the rescued Sammy will be a good "fit" for both dog and owner. As part of this process, prospective adopters are required to complete a Rescue Adoption Application and to allow NTSRI to verify veterinarian and other references, as well as perform a home check prior to adoption. A Rescue Adoption Agreement will also be required, if the application is approved and the adopter selects a Samoyed from our program.
NTSRI requests a donation from persons who wish to adopt a rescued Samoyed. This donation helps defray some of the costs involved in the dog's rescue and rehabilitation; however, in most cases the actual cost of caring for a rescued Samoyed and preparing him for his new home is far more! In 2007, NTSRI spent more than $10,000 on veterinary services for our rescues.
For this reason, NTSRI holds several fundraising events each year. These include garage sales, calendar and coffee fundraisers and online auctions. North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. is also supported by and associated with North Texas Samoyed Fanciers, Inc., the AKC-affiliated breed club for the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Proceeds from events held by the Fanciers are usually earmarked to benefit rescue.
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North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. is proud to be associated with the Samoyed Rescue Alliance (SRA), an alliance of Samoyed rescue groups. SRA is not a corporation, has no governing body, does not solicit or collect funds, and does not require membership. SRA is an all-inclusive network of independent rescue organizations throughout the United States that find support, encouragement and assistance from each other, while remaining free to devote themselves fully to their mission of saving Samoyed lives everywhere.
To learn more about the Samoyed Rescue Alliance, or to access a comprehensive listing of Samoyed rescue groups throughout the country, click on the SRA logo above.
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