HEX is not a rescue. We donate and discount training. We network dogs. We fund-raise & collect supplies. We are NOT a rescue. BUT...
Our rescue partners are really in need of foster parents - individuals willing to open their homes & their hearts to a temporary foster dog. While HEX is indeed NOT a rescue, we coordinate, network & work together WITH rescue to provide training, behavior modification, lifetime support & on-going resources for dogs IN rescue, and our allies need your help. The biggest thing HEX needs to be able to help more - to be able to SAVE more - are K9 foster parents.
Why put yourself through the potential difficulties, the strains, the commitment, the inconvenience of a foster dog? The answer I will give to that is not fur-mommy speak. I am not saying any of this is easy. Or fast. Or convenient. But it is the only chance some of these dogs have at a life... at life in general. Why foster?
Because you can save a dog. Simple. And dogs, to me, are worth saving, because they are such a beautiful, integral part of Mother Nature. They are a glimpse into the purity of honesty and sensational balance that is at the root of all human goals. They are forever living in the present; living in the moment & taking in & reacting to whatever is at hand. They don't worry about the future or regret the past. They are fast to forgive. They devote all of their energies into every moment with abandon. THAT is something we can all aspire to.
I am so very grateful & fortunate to share my life and home every day with four personal dogs. They ground me, make me laugh, teach me and inspire serenity as well as excitement in my life... To me, they are the bridge between us & the rest of the animal world; the gift of a link to Mother Nature in our everyday lives; truly man's best friend... and THAT is SO valuable.
THAT is why I spend so much time, money & energy doing what I can to save just one. At times, it can feel like we aren't making a difference - that we aren't putting enough of a dent in the problem - but to one dog, one time, you can change the world.
HEX may not be a rescue, but we are a happy, driven "middle man." It would mean the absolute WORLD to me to receive a daily message from someone wanting TO help - be that donating funds or items, looking to hook up with a rescue organization, sponsoring training, helping us network, fostering, etc. - instead of a daily message looking FOR help.
Don't get me wrong: I WANT those in need to reach out; I WANT to provide assistance in the interest of preserving my favorite creature on the planet; I WANT to be the one to step in at the last minute. I do not begrudge those that reach out FOR help. It would just be monumental - a shift of the axis in the world I live in - if I even got half that number of messages from people looking to PROVIDE help; by whatever means.
Dogs are "waiting in the wings" right now, in desperate need of experienced fosters to provide a temporary home & continue training.
In closing, the #1 way that collectively we can make a difference in saving more lives RIGHT NOW is fostering. I am trying to persuade you to consider it. I promise to personally provide on-going support to you and your foster dog. This could be a GREAT way to immerse yourself - to more or lesser degree - in dog training & behavior modification, an extremely fascinating and lively craft on its own; an art you will fall passionately in love with.
Please contact me direct - email me, TEXT, call - look, here's my personal cell: 774.292.0089 // firstname.lastname@example.org - if you'd like to help. We really need ya. Thank you for reading and please don't ever think you can't make a difference. Shoot me a message and I'll gladly help you get started.
Cassie & the HEX Team