Sanctuary Dogs

At Stepping Stones, our goal is to match adoptable dogs with families to ensure a long term home for the dog and a happy addition for the family.

Sometimes, though, a dog may not be a suitable candidate for adoption.  Most of the time, these dogs can exist in our foster homes who are experienced in dealing with behavioral or extensive medical conditions.  These dogs are able to remain as sanctuary dogs and lead a happy lives with people who can handle their issues.  They remain a part of the Stepping Stones organization for life, and we continue to cover their annual exams and vaccines through our veterinary program so that the unpaid volunteers who open their homes to these more challenging dogs do not have to personally incur this cost.  In all other ways, they are incorporated as a member of the family they live with - to whatever extent the dog is comfortable.  (In other words, we don't force them out into public or uncomfortable situations, and we take other precautions to ensure the safety of the dogs as well as the safety of people in our community.)

We'd like to introduce you to those dogs...