Calling all Independent Schipperke Rescuers and Rescue Groups
Even if you have registered in the past, we need you to do so again. There are some changes to the process and to the database which require new registrations for all.
There are also some differences in look and feel of the results. Be sure to read all the instructions below before signing up, whether for the first time or as a renewal.
One MAJOR change is the requirement for an update every six months. This means you will receive an email, to which you MUST reply within 7 days with any changes to your listing (e.g. a new email, change of phone number, etc.) or acknowledging "NO CHANGES."
There is one additional change from the past. Those rescuers and rescue groups with whom SRN has successfully worked in the past and are considered "endorsed" will have a green check mark
on their listing. This endorsement will be reviewed with the listing update. New listings will not
receive such a mark in the beginning. You may contact the Rescue Coordinator for instructions how you and/or your group may earn such an endorsement.
All Listings Are FREE. There is no charge to be listed, but by requesting such listing, you are agreeing to the provisions of the SchipperkeRescue.Net agreement which binds you to the following rules:
Should it be reported to SchipperkeRescue.Net that you have NOT abided by any of the above rules and should such report be substantiated in any way, your listing will be removed and you will not be permitted to utilize the contacts herein in any rescue activities. Such removal information will be provided to all listed rescuers and volunteers.
To help you and the public to understand precisely what services you provide, here is a list of Service terms and SRN's definitions. Please list only those services you are actually willing to provide:
What do the Services terms mean?
Bail-out: taking Schips out of shelters, pounds, from animal control or surrenders.
Initial contact: with prospective adopters; acceptance & review of applications; maintaining files, etc.
Adoption Coordination: acting as intermediary between prospective adopters and the foster homes or shelters where available Schips might be.
Transport: moving dogs from one part of the country to another; generally between shelter and foster home or between foster home and adoptive home.
Fostering: taking in a rescued dog, providing basic training in manners and obedience as well as medical care; evaluating personality quirks and potential issues for adoptive homes; providing a loving temporary home environment for a rescued Schip. To be considered for fostering, please fill out the Foster Application.
Home checks: visits to the homes of prospective adopters to ensure their perception of their home matches the information on the application and is suitable for any Schip or a specific Schip.
Referrals: providing referrals to shelters, rescuers, or other sources of rescue Schips to facilitate the matching of home to available dogs.
Breed information: providing information about Schipperkes in general about their range of temperament, physical characteristics, etc.; acting as a resource on health and training issues; helping to determine if Schipperkes are the right breed for a prospective adopter.
Training: providing training for rescued Schips and adoptive parents in housebreaking, manners, obedience; often deals with behavioral issues such as dominance, nipping, fear response, etc. If the rescuer is skilled in training, he/she may undertake such tasks. If not, then professional assistance should be sought.
SchipperkeRescue.Net actually has two types of listings:
Rescuers & Volunteers.
Rescuers work with the general public, shelters, and other rescuers and usually provide most if not all of the above services. Their contact information is available on the Find a Rescuer page.
Volunteers do NOT work with nor is their contact information visible to the general public. Instead they will listed in a private section available ONLY to Rescuers and other Volunteers.
Simply choose which type of listing you prefer when you create your account.
NOTE: although all fields are mandatory, address information will not be displayed on the website.
Please understand, for the protection of SRN, all Rescuers, Volunteers, and groups are be subject to an approval process which may include veterinarian and/or reference checking.