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Breed Rescue

 

 


The goal on FLCA Rescue is to provide a safety and support system for any Lappy in need, and to find them a happily-ever-after forever homes.  As a club we take the entire Finnish Lapphund population in the United States as our responsibility.  If you know where a documented Finnish lapphund is in need, please contact us immediately at the FLCA Rescue link above.

INTERESTED IN ADOPTING?

Occasionally we will find a dog who, while it is not documentable, is Lappy-like in appearance and/or behavior enough for us to want to help make sure they get a good forever home (Every dog has value!).  While we do not guarantee these dogs to BE Lappies, they're cute, highly adoptable, and need you!  If you are interested in adopting, please send us an e-mail at the link above.



FOUND A DOG?

So you think you found a Lappy, or know where there is one in need.  Now what?  Thank you for helping a dog in need, Lappy or otherwise.  Stray dogs, dogs in bad situations and dogs in shelters need our help and support, and no matter what the dog turns out to be, you have done a good thing.

Now.  About that dog.  The very first thing anyone should do when they find any dog is to take it to the vet and have it scanned for a microchip.  No microchip?  Not surprising.  Finnish Lapphunds in the United States
are still very limited in number. That translates to extremely few rescue dogs. Our breeders are very careful with their puppies and each dog is microchipped. The likelihood that the dog that is being advertised by a shelter or found on the street actually *is* a Lappy (or even a Lappy mix) is very, very small. How small? To date, in the US, we have had only six (6) confirmed Lappies come into rescue. Five came from someone with a history in Lappies, and the sixth was imported.  That being said, we prefer to check out every questionable dog just in case so feel free to send us an e-mail at the link above.

With the rise in breed recognition that Lappies have experienced in the last few years, there are a lot of shelters and rescues who are going to mistakenly (and some knowing) label a dog as a Lappy.

Overcrowded shelters and rescues are just trying to get a good dog into a good home.  Photos of the breed are all over the internet and it's easy to mistake a fluffy, black and tan dog for a Lappy, but fluffy, black and tan does not necessarily make it a Lappy.

We encourage everyone to adopt from a reputable shelter or organization, but do so with the understanding that the dog you adopt actually is unverifiable as a breed, regardless of any labels assigned to it, and to adopt one that will fit your family and lifestyle. Shelter workers and rescuers have no special or secret powers of identifying a breed, and listed breeds are *often* wrong on even common dog breeds. The only way to know you have a Lappy is to get one from a reputable breeder.
 

If you *must* know for certain what breed dog you get, buy one from a reputable breeder, otherwise, please just enjoy your all American spoiled-rotten furkid! 

Please contact the FLCA if you wish to find a breeder near you.

   


."Wolfie"


"Heikki"


"Bear"


Wolfie, Heikki, Bear,  Dark, Peppy and Magic all  found forever homes through
FLCA Rescue