We aim to eliminate pet overpopulation and puppy mills through rescuing dogs, educating people on crucial animal welfare issues and demonstrating to all that dog shelters can be enjoyable, inviting places. We are committed to saving homeless and abused animals, providing them with a safe, loving environment and finding them the forever families they so deserve.
Please note, other shelters and rescues do have some of these features and we want to recognize how hard each one works to provide a wonderful environment for dogs and patrons. These are just some of our features that we are proud of and that are not always common in some shelters!
We are welcoming and always ready to help
The dogs are kept in beautiful pens with indoor/outdoor access, fed high quality food and often even have music or tv’s on to listen to
We are technologically advanced – all our files are computerized so even if you have a question far in the future about a dog you adopted, we can pull them up right away. Additionally, our president provided funds so that in December, televisions can be put into the shelter for the dogs to listen to, a tablet dedicated to microchip registration so adopters can do it quickly before ever leaving with their new dog, and tablets at every pen so adopters can easily view each dog’s full profile while looking at the dog himself.
We are economically responsible – we work hard to shop clearance and spend donations wisely. We always try to do all work in-house through volunteers – from website development to construction and everything in between. And, we even make many of our own supplies.
We have education in business – therefore, we consider the business aspect of expansion and how we can eventually make this not just a single shelter, but a nationwide non-profit corporation that can become a household name, so that everyone can be educated in adoption and animal welfare
Even with business we mind, we think the only good way to run any company is to remember that people matter. No matter how big we grow, we are committed to our adopters and donators being valued and treated with respect, appreciation and concern. We believe everyone who walks in is important, and we will work hard to make sure they feel that way.
Every. Single. Dog. Matters. This is very true at most rescues and shelters we have seen, but we want to be sure it is known how seriously we take this. When a dog is sick or lonely, our president or another volunteer will spend as much time as possible with that animal – bringing him a soft bed, hand feeding him, singing to him, and even sleeping with him if he is having trouble sleeping or can’t be left alone. One recent example was a dog who had a skin issue and wouldn’t stop scratching. On top of the norm of treating him with antibiotics and serums, we got on our knees and held him in a special remedy bath for twenty minutes every single day to help soothe the irritation and then homemade a special natural lotion to apply afterwards. The same dog was emaciated and malnourished, so we cooked him fresh chicken breast or pork loins or hamburger every day to mix into his food for extra nutrition and protein.
We get creative, whether it is in treating dogs’ conditions or in how we find adopters. When a hospice dog had a large, inoperable tumor (but was still happy to be alive) we got a the largest pair of women’s underwear that could be found (and a MALE volunteer went to buy them, bless his heart) and made a special “tumor holder” so that it didn’t pull down on her and cause discomfort. When a formerly abused dog was too scared to walk in front of humans, we took him outside every day on an extension leash and set up a video camera so that we could watch him without him realizing we were looking at him – today, going for walks is one of his favorite activities (and no camera is needed anymore!).