Have you ever thought about who would take care of your pet if you should die or can no longer take care of it?
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue wants you to think about it. The nonprofit specializes in finding homes for dogs left behind when a person either dies or becomes too ill or infirm to feed and love their best four-legged friend. Peace of Mind also finds homes for older dogs that can’t seem to get adopted at the shelter.
Marilee and Bob Geyer of Scotts Valley are two of the dog-loving volunteers who take canines in as foster dog parents. They particularly enjoy having older dogs stay over and it’s often hard to give them up. Sometimes they don’t.
“You certainly get attached, but we can’t keep all of our foster dogs. As soon as one finds a home, we help another dog,” said Marilee.
Peace of Mind is headquartered in Pacific Grove, but serves the entire Monterey Bay. It finds homes for many dogs in Santa Cruz County shelters and has foster homes from Scotts Valley to Carmel Valley. The Geyers have been volunteering for four years. They brought Marigold, a foster dog, with them to the Woof to Woof event at the Skypark Soccer Fields in Scotts Valley on Saturday. The 9-year-old mini Pomeranian was trotting circles and figure 8s around their legs.
“She was in a shelter for two months and got depressed, so they called and asked for help,” Marilee said.
For more information on Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, go to www.peaceofminddogrescue.org.