SSDR is a nationwide, voluntary run non-profit organisation, as we have now been approved for charity status. Our aim is to help as many unwanted and stray Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes as possible through the process of fostering and rehoming, or simply supporting their owners with help and advice. We also arrange and carry out educational visits across the country, including working and handling demonstrations.
We work alongside other rescue organisations, pounds and dog wardens to help ensure that all dogs are rehomed in the best possible environment for them.
At present, many of these dogs are being purchased and even bred by people who have very little understanding of the needs of these wonderful breeds. Whilst some of the dogs who come into our care do so for genuine reasons, the majority come from puppy farms, back yard breeders and un-informed owners. Through our educational visits and working demonstrations we hope to improve the future for these dogs, whilst we try to help the ones who need us now through rehoming and support.
All of our coordinators are experienced in these breeds and have themselves fostered and adopted Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes. Our volunteers are all passionate about the breeds and the work that we do. At SSDR, we will take any dog that needs us, regardless of its age or health. Any donations to take a dog into our care are voluntary. We are also happy to offer our services in assessing these breeds for other rescue organisations that may not have great understanding of their specialist needs. We provide training and 24 hour support for our volunteers as well as lifelong support for the dogs we rehome.