FACES stands for Friends Assisting Canines with Essential Services. We are an all-volunteer rescue and adoption service. We are here because we care about dogs. We do not have a shelter building: all of our rescued dogs are housed in foster homes. We rescue dogs from all situations--whether it be from a pound where the dog will be euthanized, or from a private home that can no longer care for the dog. We are only able to do this through the time and effort of many volunteers and foster homes willing to take in a canine friend until a permanent loving home is found.
Who We Are:
We do not have a shelter building: all our dogs are kept in foster homes. If you see a dog you are interested in adopting, please complete our online adoption application.
Directions from XX east or west:
Many of our foster homes are located in Western Massachusetts, accessible from the Mass Turnpike and I-91 in Springfield, MA (again, we do not have a shelter building: you must be pre-screened to visit one of our dogs in his/her foster home!) Thank you!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
The best way to become involved is to come to our monthly meeting and see what volunteer opportunities are available and to meet some of us. WE HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER HOMES! Come to our monthly meeting (next meeting is 09/12/07) NO AUGUST MEETING. Meeting is held at
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Elm Street, West Springfield MA. Come get to know us and sign-up as a volunteer!(meeting starts at 7:00 P.M.)
The dogs we help often need a little tender loving care, and are facing difficult transitions. You can make a positive difference in the life of a homeless dog. Fostering can be extremely rewarding, but can also be challenging. Please contact us by email or phone at 413-783-3078 for more information if you are interested in helping. All approved expenses are paid for.
WE NEED FOSTER HOMES FOR SMALL DOGS AND LARGE DOGS ALIKE! PLEASE HELP A DOG FIND A NEW HOME! MANY TIMES YOU WOULD HAVE THE DOG FOR JUST A FEW DAYS BUT IT COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES :
We have many different opportunities for volunteers: from fostering a dog in your home (approved expenses are paid) to working with our newsletter or on the telephone or just giving a dog a ride to the vet. Please contact us for more information. You do make a difference. Also we have some items we use all the time (or wish we could use all the time) If you would like to donate any items on our wish list please call or email us.
Veterinarian $ Certificates, heavy duty copier, telephone cards, pet store gift certificates, office supplies (paper, stamps etc), newspaper advertising, and most of all: your time, encouragement, and helping hands.