George Gemeinhardt has supported the Aroo Basset Rescue for 15 years. He understands the importance of pet adoption and recently discussed the many contributions Aroo Basset Rescue makes.
Aroo is an influential basset hound rescue organization in Barrington, Illinois. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued basset hounds.
Volunteers operate all aspects of Aroo. That’s why the help of local citizens like George Gemeinhardt is so critical. They’re the ones who keep this shelter alive and help countless bassets find loving, responsible guardians.
Aroo provides basset hounds in need with veterinary care, shelter, and support while volunteers search for new homes. All decisions the rescue makes are based on the well-being of the dogs that call it home, whether for a short or long time.
Thousands of abused and abandoned dogs enter shelters every day. Many are eventually euthanized due to an increased need for space and supplies. Adopting a pet, as opposed to buying one, means the new family saves an animal’s life.
It’s also an affordable way to become the owner of an excellent pet. Rescues are overflowing with happy and healthy dogs, cats, and other animals waiting for their forever homes. Many are already housetrained and know how to interact properly with humans and other animals.
Adopting from a rescue means the new family gets a pet that has likely had its first vaccinations and often has already been spayed or neutered. These fees are commonly included in the adoption price, so they don’t have to begin the pet ownership experience with vet bills. Volunteers like George Gemeinhardt and others work with the animals, so many know helpful commands before entering homes. In addition to supporting Aroo, we have actively shown our concern for the humane treatment of animals by adopting several cats from various organizations. In 2011 we adopted Lilly and Rose from Heartland Animal Shelter, and in 2015, Josie from Adopt-a-Pet. In 2021 Greyson and Lillie from the Almost Home Foundation. Greyson and Lillie were rescued from a kill shelter, and we can’t begin to explain the joy they have brought into our lives.
Fans of rescue basset hounds may not be able to make it to Aroo in person, and that’s okay. They can still make donations online or via U.S. post. Individuals can make one-time or recurring donations.
When logging onto the Aroo website, donors can view individual basset hounds at the shelter and what they need to survive and thrive. They will also find a complete list of basset hounds available for adoption.
George Gemeinhardt is a long-time donor and volunteer to the Aroo Basset Rescue. He believes in the importance of helping rescue animals find homes rather than supporting irresponsible breeders and puppy mills.
He hopes readers will consider donating to this basset hound rescue or one of many other reputable animal rescues throughout Illinois and the U.S.