About SPDR Breed Reps
At the heart of SPDR’s rescue and adoption process are volunteers we call Breed Reps. These individuals are the backbone of SPDR—their first-hand, in-depth knowledge of their breed is what sets SPDR apart.
A Breed Rep's expertise is available during and after the adoption process. They can also help counsel owners to work through problems that will enable them to keep a dog rather than rehome it.
SPDR’s rescue approach is characterized by a team of volunteers called Breed Representatives. These individuals typically possess first-hand knowledge and years of experience with a particular breed, and have been carefully screened and trained by SPDR to coordinate that breed’s rescue.
Breed Reps provide a liaison between people looking to adopt, and dogs needing adoption.
As a result of an SPDR Breed Rep’s guidance during adoption, prospective adopters are able to:
Learn more about a particular breed before making a decision to adopt.
Determine whether a particular breed is right for their lifestyle and expectations.
Avoid spending days or weeks visiting shelters in search of a particular breed.
Get a knowledgeable opinion about a specific dog to determine its unique characteristics, adoptability, and appropriate “fit” for their household.