Poms and small dogs finding help in Barriere

Pommy Country Rescue - dedicated to the happiness and well-being of every dog

Pommy Country Rescue is a non-profit pomeranian & small breed dog rescue based in Barriere.  They are dedicated to the happiness and well-being of every dog by volunteering their time, efforts and love to their animals.

Pommy Country Rescue officially opened as a not for profit rescue in 2013 with their first rescue named Ariel.  She was known as the pomeranian listed online for “sale” as the “outdoor pom”.  She was living in a backyard producing puppies for 6 years prior to surrender.  When she arrived at the rescue centre she was covered in feces from another dog, fleas which were eating her alive and fur covered in matts.  She also had a huge hernia which was a result of over-breeding.  Her bladder had been pushing through her hernia causing her to urinate every 20 minutes.  Once she was healthy she was off to the United States where she was adopted by the most amazing family!  She is living the life of a princess now!

President and founder Doris McRae says, “As long as we have an available foster home, we will always accept pomeranians and other small breed fur babies in our door – whether it be an owner surrender, stray, etc. If you need assistance rehoming your fur baby, please send us a message.

“We are dedicated to the happiness and well-being of each any every dog. We volunteer our time, efforts and love to our animals. We truly believe that a dog is not just a dog, but a member of the family.”

All dogs that come into the rescue are fully vetted prior to adoption. They receive a general health check, spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines and deworm.  Dentals are done if needed, as well as any other vet care recommended by the vet.  The rescue covers all vet costs prior to adoption, including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, deworming, a general health  check, and dental care if required.

The adoption process includes full screening to be sure that the dog is in the best fitting home for their personality.  All dogs have different needs and the home should be what is best suited for them.

The rescue does not use a facility; all dogs in their care stay in loving foster homes in the Barriere and Kamloops areas.  They are always looking for foster homes, and encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a foster family to contact them.

“All individuals involved with Pommy Country Rescue work on a volunteer basis, absolutely no one is paid for their time spent working with the organization,” says McRae,   “We do this for our love of dogs. We truly believe that a dog is not just a dog, but a member of the family.”

You can learn more about Pommy Country Rescue by going to: www.pommycountry.com, www.facebook.com/PommyCountry or email pommycountry@hotmail.com.