I don't know that we have such rescue groups here. I also hear that in Holland dogs don't get killed. It seems the Animal Protection Organisation is fairly 'rich' - they are well known and many people leave money to them in a will. I hear the shelters offer rather good care, or so my vet told me, his wife (also vet) was member of the board / administration. So while dogs may be in the shelter for a long time, they are not 'disposed of' as far as I know.
I offered to foster but the shelters weren't interested! They seem to have enough foster homes. Foster homes are required for the lab dogs that I wrote about before, though. We will meet one of the representatives of the lab dog rescue group some time this month I hope to hear more. Not sure if I could do that, though - because I might have a hard time to let a dog go AND it is not a simple thing to take in a former lab dog as they know 'nothing', they've never been outside, never lived in a home, etcetera so they need a lot of special care. 14 days ago