Dal Placement Assistance & Contact Info

We are sorry but due to the limited foster home space we are only able to take in purebred Dalmatians. If you have a Dalmatian you want to give up and are in Southern California, please email us. Otherwise please use the links below for assistance.

Please read the contact options below and select the one that most closely applies to your situation

If your Dalmatian has bitten or threatened to bite someone, and you no longer want to keep your Dalmatian.


If you need help placing your own Dalmatian.


If you are, or someone you know is, terminally ill or must enter a nursing care facility and can't keep their older or handicapped Dalmatian, contact:


If you are in the US military and need a foster home for your dogs.


If you have lost or found a Dalmatian in Southern California, you may post a notice on  http://www.lostandpound.com/


If you have rescued or found a Dalmatian and need to find a home for it Information on Placing a Rescued Dalmatian.


If you are interested in adopting a Dalmatian.


Want to Adopt a Dalmatian from a Shelter? Just go to Petharbor.com or Petfinder.org to find your perfect shelter Dalmatian match.


If you need financial assistance for your Dalmatian's medical problems or spay/neuter:

Please contact Actors and Others for Animals at 818-755-6045 or visit their web site at http://www.actorsandothers.com/

Other potential sources of help are IMOM.org at http://www.imom.org/ and United Animal Nations at http://www.uan.org/lifeline/index.html


If you are moving - Locating Pet-Friendly Rentals-Responsible pet owners take their pets with them!

Tenant's Guide to Keeping Your Pet and a Guideline for Property Owners
Rent with Pets
People with Pets (888) 293-PETS
spcaLA (referrals) (888) SPCA-LA1


If you have a training question or need a trainer in the Southern California area -

Find a dog trainer through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

 
 

 

If your Dalmatian has bitten or threatened to bite someone, and you no longer want to keep your Dalmatian.

You have a serious situation on your hands if your Dalmatian has bitten or tried to bite you, a family member or someone else. First of all, you cannot put this dog in a new home. Period. The reason is that you would be at risk of being sued if this dog bites someone in the new family and you have a moral and legal responsibility to protect the public from an aggressive dog.

The first step is to try to find out why the dog bit in the first place. Your dog needs to have a thorough physical exam to find out if there is a medical condition that caused the aggression. A dog in pain from arthritis, bladder stones, ear infections, etc. can bite. Conditions such as hypothyroidism can also lead to aggressive behavior. A blood test can provide your vet with a lot of information about your dog's health. If a medical problem is discovered and treated, your dog may be just fine.

If there doesn't seem to be any medical condition that caused the aggression, your next step would be to contact a canine behavioral specialist to see if there is a way to prevent any more aggression through behavior modification. You can find a dog trainer through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Here are some links to aggression articles that might also be helpful:

If there is no medical problem and the aggressive behavior cannot be modified, or you don't want to keep the dog regardless, your only choice is to take the dog to your own veterinarian and have it gently put to sleep while you hold it in your arms. Please don't take your dog to a shelter to be put to sleep. The dog will be terrified until they finally have time to euthanize it or the shelter might accidently adopt the dog out to someone.

This is a very sad situation for all involved but if the problem can't be fixed, it is better for the dog to be humanely put to sleep than to risk someone being badly injured or even killed.

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If you need help placing your own Dalmatian.

Step One - Consider Carefully

The decision to find a new home for your Dalmatian is a serious one that should be made only as a last resort. Dogs have the intellectual and emotional capabilities of two-year old human children. They become very attached to their human families just as any child would and they pine and cry if they are separated from their beloved humans. Dogs live to adore their humans and we are the centers of their worlds. Because of this strong attachment, you should do everything possible to keep your dog.

Because of massive overbreeding of Dalmatians by backyard breeders, many Dalmatians are passing through Southern California's over 60 shelters every month and over 90% of them are being killed in those shelters. Therefore if your Dalmatian is relinquished to a shelter, chances are that it will not be adopted. A responsible pet owner does not abandon his Dalmatian at a shelter or on the streets.

Step Two - Solve the Problems

If you haven't tried to work with your Dalmatian and correct the behavior or other problems, please give the Dal a chance before you decide to find a new home for him or her. There are many helpful articles on a variety of subjects that can help you solve the problem so that your Dalmatian doesn't lose his/her home and possibly his/her life.

GENERAL

How Could You?
Give Your Dalmatian a Chance!
Guide to Selecting a Pet Behavior Consultant

AGGRESSION

Dr. P's Dog Training Library-Aggression Articles

Dog Owner's Guide-Aggression Articles
Dog Owner's Guide-Feisty Females - fighting between female dogs and what to do about it.

BARKING

Dr. P's Dog Training Library-Barking Articles


CHEWING & DIGGING


Dog Owner's Guide-Crates
Dog Owner's Guide-More on Crates
Dr. P's Dog Training Library-Chewing and Digging Articles

CHILDREN, BABIES & DOGS


Dr. P's Dog Training Library-Children and Dogs Articles
Dog Owner's Guide-Children and Dogs Articles

MANNERS & TRAINING

Dog Owner's Guide-Manners and Training Articles
Perfect Paws - Manners and Training Articles
Housetraining the Adult Dog

MOVING - LOCATING PET-FRIENDLY RENTALS: DON'T LEAVE YOUR DAL BEHIND!


Tenant's Guide to Keeping Your Pet and a Guideline for Property Owners

ForRent.Com (after putting in the city you want and clicking on search, you can select for "pets allowed" from their list of amenities.)
Rent with Pets
People with Pets (888) 293-PETS
spcaLA (referrals) (888) SPCA-LA1

SEPARATION ANXIETY

Dr. P's Dog Training Library-Separation Anxiety Articles

If you have tried to solve the problems and there appears to be no other solution except to rehome your Dalmatian, please go to Step Three.

Step Three - Rehoming Your Dalmatian

Save the Dalmatians usually does not have space to take in Dalmatians from their owners as we have very limited foster home space. However, we will do our best to assist you in finding a new home for your Dalmatian if you can keep your Dalmatian until a new home is found. Please do not list your dog "free to a good home". You will endanger his/her life if you do.

DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND READ THESE ARTICLES:

Finding the Best New Home for your Dog
How to Find and Evaluate a Prospective Pet Adopter

DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND USE THESE FORMS:


Save the Dalmatians Personality Profile (pdf)
- if you want Save the Dals to assist you in placing your Dalmatian
Telephone Screening Form for Dog Adoptions (pdf)

PLACES ON THE INTERNET TO ADVERTISE YOUR DAL'S AVAILABILITY


Pet Finder
List a Deaf Dalmatian - courtesy of DDEAF
Senior Dog Project
HART - specializing in Senior and Disabled Dogs in Southern California

If you should have any further questions, please contact us at rescue@savethedals.org. We hope you find this information helpful and that you are able to find a great new home for your Dalmatian.

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If you have rescued or found a Dalmatian and need to find a home for it Information on Placing a Rescued Dalmatian.

Rescued or Stray Dalmatians that Need Homes

If you have rescued a Dalmatian or found a stray Dalmatian, we will provide you with assistance in locating a new home for the dog, however we usually do not have space to take the dog in because of lack of foster homes. In the case of stray dogs, you must try to locate the owner by placing free "found" ads in your local newspaper, putting up flyers and putting up a notice at your local shelter. If no owner has come forward after about two weeks, the assumption can be made that the dog has been abandoned.

Because of massive overbreeding of Dalmatians by backyard breeders, 100+ Dalmatians are passing through Southern California's over 60 shelters every month and over 90% of them are being killed. If you are unable to keep the dog yourself, though, it's better that the dog go to a shelter rather than being left loose on the streets.

We greatly appreciate people who have taken on the responsibility of trying to find a new home for a rescued or stray Dalmatian and will do our best to assist you.

Rehoming the Rescued/Stray Dalmatian

If you have space to keep the rescued/stray Dalmatian, we will do our best to assist you in finding a new home for it. Here are resources on the internet to help you find the best home possible for your rescued/stray Dalmatian. Please do not list your dog "free to a good home". You will endanger his/her life if you do.

DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND READ THESE ARTICLES:

Finding the Best New Home for your Dog
How to Find and Evaluate a Prospective Pet Adopter


DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND USE THESE FORMS:


Telephone Screening Form for Dog Adoptions (pdf)

PLACES ON THE INTERNET TO ADVERTISE YOUR DAL'S AVAILABILITY

Save the Dals' Foster Submission pdf form
Pet Finder-advertise and find local rescue groups
List a Deaf Dalmatian - courtesy of DDEAF
Senior Dog Project
HART - specializing in Senior and Disabled Dogs in Southern California

If you should have any further questions, please contact us at rescue@savethedals.org. We hope you find this information helpful and that you are able to find a great new home for your Dalmatian.

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