CORR (Central Oregon Rehab and Rehome) was created by the trainers of In Sync to help some of the dogs in need and keep them from being euthanized in a kill shelter. Thank you, In Sync trainers and volunteers!
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Donation to CORR to help with the care of the dogs
CORR takes in those dogs that need a bit extra before finding their permanent homes. Many times the dogs have encountered "shelter stress" and they either shut down or react in ways that is not their normal behaviors. CORR started in 2022, but the founders have been doing rescue work with special dogs for 20 years. We somewhat retired from rescue work when we moved to Oregon. We became fosters for a local rescue on a large scale for a few years and started to realize that there is still a need for the work we do. Most rescue groups do not have the time or space to take in dogs that could potentially be long term emotional-rehab projects. Most of our dogs come from shelters and the dogs are usually red status or they are already scheduled for euthanasia. The shelters just do not have the manpower, time, and kennel space for dogs that are going to be long term projects or ones that might potentially bite volunteers. Any dog might bite, but there are those that have exhibited that they are at a higher stress level and therefore are more likely to bite to protect themselves if they are in fear mode. Dogs that are easier to place can find their homes through the normal rescue groups and the tougher to place dogs we take in and evaluate their needs on how to get them comfortable and let them feel safe so they can adjust into a new home without fear. We have had a few dogs come in and they are stable, non-needy dogs and we have donated them to local rescue groups to free up space here for dogs that need our type of expertise. So we don't receive any fees for those dogs to cover costs on other dogs, but it does give us room for a dog in need. Once a dog has experienced a high level of fear it is possible that they will always have some fear behaviors. Many, if not most, dogs can be in a shelter and have no residual behaviors from having been in a shelter. Others will have triggers that could cause a fear reaction, such as flight (running away), or freeze (refusing to move), or fight (possible bite for defense). We don't have a standard "fill out the form and get a dog" procedures. It is important to us to learn as much as we can about the potential new environment for a dog so everyone has the best chance for success. Most rescue groups have an adoption fee of $350-$450 for adoption, and maybe an additional refundable spay/neuter deposit. Most groups have a set fee for an adult and maybe a higher fee for a puppy. Our fees vary according to the amount of rehab work to be done. So we do not have a set fee. If the dog/puppy comes in and they are a really easy case and can be ready for adoption in just a couple weeks, then our fees range from $200-$300, based on the training work/evaluations that were needed. If they need extra time and work from us, then the fees for adoption go up also. Some dogs might be able to leave after a short time and they still need some rehab work, but it is something that the new owner should be able to work with. If a dog comes in with big issues, then our adoption fee is $500, regardless of how long we have them. That is why we rely on donations also, as some dogs will be long term. (Dogs like Eli, the dog in the banner, will be lifetime residents.) The dog that caused CORR to start officially (we have never stopped doing some level of rescue at any time) was Sawyer. Not only was he to be euthanized, he has little to no trust left in people. He escaped during his transport to here, was recaptured, and started his CORR journey. I wasn't sure how he was ever going to reach a level of "adoption" availability, but he has turned into one amazing dog beyond any expectations or dreams and will make an excellent dog for someone. Not all dogs come around like Sawyer did. Once he opened up and accepted trust again, he opened up fully. Most progress at a much slower pace. We have some great dogs, many that are not listed. All are at some stage of training. Some are being worked to become agility dogs, scent work dogs, hiking dogs, and mostly best friends and companions. But we are not the easy in, easy out, like a picture, pick a dog, type of rescue. We put our heart and souls into the work we do with these dogs and it is very important to us to find a home for these dogs where the dog will continue to blossom and feel safe in their new environment. There are hundreds, no, thousands and thousands, of dogs that are easy in, easy out dogs and don't come from a place of fear to overcome. To adopt from CORR, you also have to be willing to commit to helping the dogs develop on a positive path to continued success. If your life is complicated and busy and there isn't a bit extra left over for one of these dogs, then CORR might not be your best place. If you do choose a dog from CORR we are here to help you and your new dog!
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