Our international adoption program has been canceled. However, If you wish to adopt a dog within India we would love to hear from you.
In the last week our entire world has changed. We have closed borders, shut down businesses and learned about social distancing - everyday new information alters our reality. In this time of uncertainty and unknown, we remain positive within our thoughts so we can continue to support our community.
The majority of us are staying home to work and play, this creates the ultimate environment for welcoming one of our rescues into the home. As a result, many of you have reached out to foster or adopt and we have been inundated with inquiries. Each inquiry we receive matters, your support for these dogs is incredibly important and we greatly value you as our community.
At this time all of our adoptable dogs scheduled to arrive in Vancouver over the next two weeks have been delayed due to the travel restrictions, all their flights have been cancelled. Tourist visas have been suspended indefinitely and we have been informed the borders in and out of India will close starting April.
These events may very well change the way our operations unfold as we move forward. For now we will focus on supporting our partners on the ground in India, there is still so much we can all do to help the dogs on the street needing intervention. Our fundraising is ongoing for sterilizations, vaccinations, emergency medical care, feeding programs and transportation (when adoptions resume). Donations can be made on 'donate' page. We are very appreciative of any support you can offer to help these dogs in need. Together we can help the street dog population heal as we begin to end the cycle of suffering for so many.
From all of us at YSDRS, we will stay within the vibration of love and possibility at this time. We wish you and your loved ones to be safe and well. This too shall pass!
We will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 as it unfolds and look forward to getting back to our adoption efforts as soon as possible.