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Letter to Our Adopters (and All Our Supporters):
[Ed. Note: Deborah Guske wrote this appeal to the wonderful people that have given our Eskies new "furever" homes. I would like to extend it to all who have helped ERU in any way, all who have a special place in their hearts for animals, especially Eskies, all who have any interest in volunteering in any way, not just as foster homes, but as continuing supports, transporters, transport coordinators (badly needed), or anyone interested in extending an offer of their time and talent.]

Subject: Eskies need help!
From:    Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc
Date:    Fri, April 13, 2007 11:40 pm

Eskie Rescuers United is currently looking for new foster homes around the country - we currently have a waiting list of dogs that need to come into our program. Because you adopted one of our wonderful fluffybutts, we are reaching out to you with the hope that you would consider opening your home to one precious soul on a temporary basis.

Some areas of the country need more foster homes than others, while still other areas have more Eskies in need than we can count!

How can you help?

In any way possible!! We need people to help by evaluating potential foster dogs, we need drivers to help during transports, and we need foster homes!! Even if you can only take one dog for 2-3 weeks, that gives us enough time to arrange for transportation to another foster home.

We also take into consideration your current living situation- if you have children, dogs, cats, your schedule, your location, etc. We want to make sure that whatever we place in your home is compatible with the residents. However, it is also important to know that not every Eskie is sweet and clean when they first come into rescue. Some are dirty, some are sick, some are fearful and need some time to adjust - that is why it is important that they be evaluated first before we place them in any home. We also pay for any and all vetting for our foster dogs.

Is it hard?

It can be. But don't let a little hard work scare you. Do you know the story behind your Eskie's rescue? Some of you have adopted some fantastic kids who came from sad situations. Some have also adopted special needs kids who need some extra TLC. But can you imagine what your life would be like if you didn't have your Eskie? I know I can't. My Eskie was saved from a kill shelter in central Ohio in 2004. And, it's because of him that I decided to help others experience the love and companionship of an Eskie. When people ask - isn't it difficult to foster a dog only to get attached and then have to part ways? Absolutely!! But so is babysitting or teaching kindergarten.

What does teaching kindergarten have to do with fostering?

If you think about it - a kindergarten teacher does his or her best to love every child in the class. Some are really smart, some are shy, and some are challenging. But they're all loved the same and taught the same. Once the school year is over, the children graduate and move on to the next phase in their lives. Yes, the teacher is sad to see them go, but she knows it's a part of life. And, there's another class waiting for her down the road.

So, if you're interested in helping out one Eskie, please go to our website and submit a Foster Home application or write to us at if you have any questions. Once your application has been received and reviewed, one of our Directors will be in touch. We can use help immediately or we can use help in a few weeks. We just love these Eskies so much that we want to do our best to save them, but we can't do it alone.

Deborah M Guske
Rockford, IL
Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc.
A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

Last Updated: 2006-06-27 09:00:05