New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society: The Official Website

New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society

The Official Website

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New Guinea Singing Dogs: Rescues

The New Guinea Singing Dog (NGSD) is in danger of disappearing as a separate (nonhybridized) canid. Thus, conservation and careful breeding programs will be crucial to maintaining its presence on Earth while not producing health problems due to excessive inbreeding.

Yet at the same time, occasionally individual NGSD desperately need good homes. There may be "accidental" litters. Or general unexpected bad luck (job loss, disabling injuries or illness, family break-up) may force people to seek adopters for their pets.

In addition to these strokes of bad luck, deliberate indiscriminate breeding for quick cash (puppy milling) plagues the NGSD world just as it does with other dogs.

The NGSDCS cannot control general bad luck. But the organization works hard to educate prospective owners about preventing unplanned litters, and we encourage people to purchase dogs only from conscientious sources. We do not recommend random breeding, because the existing dogs are descended from so few ancestors. As a conservation organization, we breed primarily for AZA zoos, with "extra" puppies placed in carefully-prescreened homes.

This unsocialized rescue dog went to experienced NGSD owners who have the patience and room to provide her a nurturing long-term foster home.
Both puppies and adults turn up needing homes, often on short notice.

That said, for the dogs that "fall through the cracks", we try to assist with placement regardless where they come from. Because after-placement assistance is vital for the new human-dog family unit to succeed, we also provide practical advice and moral support--if needed--for however long it takes. This advice is based on many years of NGSD ownership and scientific backing.

Because the NGSD has recently become better known while still existing in small numbers, it is more important than ever before to beware of those seeking to exploit them in profiteering schemes. To protect the dogs both individually and as a canid group, the NGSDCS carefully selects potential owners even in rescue situations.


Home
Description
History
Research
Living With NGSD
Resources
Membership
Rescues
Zoos That Have NGSD

All content copyright © 1998-2013 New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any material from any page of this website without written permission is strictly prohibited.