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Tulare County Corgis – NOT coming to N. California


For reasons completely beyond our control, we will NOT be seeing the remaining eight Tulare County Corgis in Northern California. At this time it is unclear as to whether any of them will ever require rescue assistance or not. We are truly sorry to disappoint those who have been anxiously awaiting their arrival in hopes of adopting one of these dogs. We will keep your applications and we will contact you should any future foster dogs appear to be a match for you.


After over two months of waiting and getting little-to-no-communication in response to our repeated requests for information from the Tulare shelter regarding the remaining eight corgis that were to have come to N. California corgi rescuers, I finally was able to talk to the shelter manager today. He indicated that they are continuing to give the owner of the corgis more time to “come into compliance.”

Essentially, without telling us of the plan, (although we’ve asked repeatedly for status) they are allowing the owner to place the dogs with her own personal contacts, friends and family, rather than turn them over to rescue. Sure would have been nice for us to know…weeks…months ago!

As all this time has been going by there have been many other dogs out there that needed our help. We had to turn them down to keep our foster facilities available for the Tulare corgis. This was explained to the shelter personnel weeks ago. They had our contact information, telephone and e-mail. No updates from the shelter staff. In 14 years working corgi rescue, placing dogs in over 35 states, I’ve dealt with a lot of shelter personnel. Never have I experienced this level of discourteous treatment.

With the recession there are more dogs requiring rescue assistance than ever before. Dogs that are with people who are in financial crisis and must relinquish their beloved pets, dogs that are with people who’ve become ill and can not care for them…the list goes on and on. Those people really need our help. They are courteous, respectful, and indeed, thankful for the work that corgi rescuers do. There are many more people who need assistance than there are rescuers to service them. At this point we simply must move on to help others.

We have jobs, families and other obligations. Finding the time for dog rescue isn’t easy. And the time allocated for rescue work is far too valuable to waste.


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  1. I can only imagine how frustrating this must be to all the people who are involved and who have worked so hard to try to find these dogs and other dogs good, loving forever homes.
    My sincerest thanks to all of you

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