REHOMING ON YOUR OWN vs. CHOOSING A RESCUE
Serious caution should be taken by those seeking to rehome their Ovcharka dog on their own. It is critical that potential adopters or new homes be screened carefully as there are unscrupulous people looking for aggressive Ovcharka for criminal pursuits or to crossbreed with bully breeds or mastiffs to create a designer breed or supercharged fighting dog. Also, beware of rescues advertising as ".coms" or those making unrealistic claims such as "worldwide" placement services or having canine behaviorists and trainers available 24/7 ready to swoop in to save the day. Ask the rescue to provide you with the credentials of their members or trainers, the number of rescues they have supported, some of their success stories and/or references from their adopters.