Former UP resident approved transfer of stray dogs from Texas to UP for reception


MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – A former UP resident is asking for volunteers to temporarily open their homes to animals in need.

Jenna Loos moved to San Antonio, TX from Marquette about two years ago. During this time, she has welcomed more than 50 dogs into her own home and found temporary shelter for hundreds more.

Texas does not have the same “no kill” status as Michigan, which means shelter animals are subject to euthanasia at all times.

Loos says Texas is incredibly overwhelmed with stray dogs. While there are certainly dogs in Michigan that need homes, the UP does not face a stray problem on the same scale as Texas. For this reason, Loos was recently authorized to transport dogs to the UP to be placed in foster care.

Before you can do that, however, she needs you to commit to becoming a foster family.

Shelters and rescue organizations usually cover the dog’s expenses. You just have to give the house and a lot of love!

The reception usually lasts from a few weeks to a few months, but depends on the needs of the dog and its pending adoption status.

To contact Loos, email Jenna at [email protected]

For more information on welcoming a dog locally, contact a shelter near you.

For FAQs on foster care, visit this website here.

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