We at dogsblog.com recognise that the global Coronavirus pandemic is causing massive disruption to all areas of life.
Our sole focus is and always has been finding new homes for as many dogs in shelters as we possibly can.
Can I Still Adopt a Rescue Dog During Coronavirus?
Yes. You CAN still adopt a dog during this time. Let’s face it, if we don’t adopt any dogs for months, we’re going to have a domestic animal welfare crisis the like of which we have never seen before. Individual rescues will have their own policies & we are listing some on this page. However, we’ve spoken to many rescues who are adapting to this health crisis but still making it possible for people to adopt shelter dogs.
This page will provide rolling updates on all dog adoption / rescue shelter related Coronavirus (Covid-19) news as we receive them.
Important Information: Coronavirus & Dogs (your questions answered)
- Can dogs get Coronavirus?
Short answer, no
- Can dogs pass on Coronavirus?
Short answer, no – caveat, they can act as a transmission agent just like any other surface. Take normal precautions.
- Should I consider rehoming my dog due to Coronavirus to protect vulnerable family members?
Short answer, no. Absolutely no need to do this.
What Are We at dogsblog.com Doing to Help Dogs in Shelters?
We have set up an urgent fundraiser to help thousands of dogs get adopted as quickly as possible.
If you can contribute or share the link, you will be helping directly to place dogs in to new homes during this crisis.
Coronavirus & Dog Adoption: An Opportunity to Turn a Crisis in to Something Positive for Thousands of Shelter Dogs?
The Coronavirus crisis, if we all work together, could be the greatest dog adoption opportunity in history for many people.
Always wanted a dog but couldn’t because you worked?
Maybe now is the time to adopt a dog.
Always wanted a dog but kids at school, busy lifestyle, holiday booked?
Maybe your circumstances have now changed and you can adopt a dog.
Always wanted a dog but needed your company to implement flexible working conditions?
This could be something you can now do.
Always wanted to get a dog but worried you wouldn’t be able to spend enough time with it in the early stages?
Maybe your circumstances now allow you to do this.
About to spend the next 6 months at home, with kids, run out of stuff to watch, need a massive great emotional lift and something great to focus on?
Bring joy, adopt a dog!
Worried about what happens when you go back to work and the kids go back to school in 6/18 months?
No problem. Your dog should be well settled by then. You will be no different to millions of people who have kids, jobs and a dog. It’s achievable. Concerned about getting veterinary treatment during the crisis? Emergency vets are always available and online veterinary consultations are now easier than ever.
Worried that shelters won’t be open or you won’t be able to find out what dogs are available?
Use dogsblog.com – learn about the dogs, speak to the shelters directly. Organise a time to visit and see the dog you have identified or even ask shelters if they can facilitate video interviews.
If you can afford to own a dog, always wanted a dog but the time was never right. NOW could be that time.
The Coronavirus crisis could well be the greatest dog adoption opportunity in history and we can collectively turn an horrendous global crisis in to something positive for many thousands of homeless dogs.