here to see my new public service announcement for shelter pets
Because my inspirational video
Service dog to SURFice dog went viral on YouTube with over 4 million views, I wanted to use my new found prominence to help others.
So, I created this page to help causes/rescues. This page is meant as a resource for
human causes and charities, animal causes like service dogs or K9 cancer,
and animal welfare organizations, and dog rescues. It's a way to raise
awareness through their links and bios. From time to time, I'll post
this page on my
Facebook Page, asking people to share the
link so others can learn of these causes too. It'll also
automatically post to my
Twitter page, and can be
re-tweeted, gaining even more exposure.If you haven't joined my page(s)
yet, please do!
Please click the links of the causes below to learn more
about them, see their calendar of events, visit their websites, and join their Facebook pages.
Please share this webpage link via email, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc so
together, we can all raise even more awareness of these pawmazing causes!
Scroll down to see the causes listed, or click on the
specific categories below...
ALTERNATING HEMIPLEGIA OF CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION
Our mission is to find the cause(s) of AHC, develop effective treatments and
ultimately find a cure, while providing support to the families and children
with AHC by funding research to accomplish these goals. Secondarily, we
strive to promote proper diagnosis, educate health care professionals, the
public and related organizations, encourage the worldwide exchange of
information and advance the development of an international database of all
AHC is a rare neurological disorder in which repeated, transient attacks of
hemiplegia (paralysis of a portion of the body, including the face) occur,
usually affecting one side of the body or the other, or both sides of the
body at once. It ranges from simple numbness in an extremity to full loss of
feeling and movement. The attacks may last for minutes, hours or even days
and are normally relieved by sleep. The attacks of hemiplegia typically
alternate from one side of the body to another, but it is not uncommon for
one side to be more frequently affected, or for episodes to begin on one
side, and then switch to the other. AHC episodes are often associated with
triggers that precede or induce the attack. Triggers for AHC episodes may
include--but are not limited to--environmental conditions (such as
temperature extremes or odors), water exposure, physical activities
(exercise, swinging), lights (sunlight, fluorescent bulbs), foods
(chocolate, food dye), emotional response (anxiety, stress, fright), odors
(foods, fragrances) and medications.
disorder is named of “childhood” those affected by AHC do not grow out of
the disorder. The AHC episodes may change and sometimes even decrease in
frequency as a child gets older. Every child with AHC is unique, and
children can be severely or mildly affected. However, as children get older,
developmental problems between episodes became more apparent. These
developmental problems may include difficulties in fine and gross motor
function, cognitive function, speech and language and even social
interactions. There is developing evidence that AHC may cause ongoing mental
and neurological deficits with a progressive course. Early intervention for
such children is extremely important to help maximize their developmental
ANGEL IDs Website:
http://www.facebook.com/hom.php#/pages/Angel-IDs/126788887365960 About/Mission: Angel IDs wants
to raise awareness of the importance for Diabetic children and teens to wear
Medical emergency IDs. These IDs are a potentially life saving tool in the
life of a Diabetic, removing the guess work out diagnoses for medical
personnel. If you know someone with a Diabetic child that can't afford an
ID, please contact us at
Angel IDs is working to help Diabetic Children with Free Medical
Alert Idenification around the country, on Facebook also with the following
organizations:Children's Hospital Orange County,
CA, CHOC-Mission Viejo clinic, CA,
Children's Hospital Newport Beach, CA,
Children's Hospital Seattle, WA. Our mission
is to give Medic Alert bracelets to newly diagnosed and financially
challenged Diabetic children. Please help by referring our site to friends
and/or making a donation.
http://www.BreastImpressions.com About/Mission: Breast Impressions, Inc.
mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fundraising to support
breast cancer education, prevention and treatment. Breast Impressions, Inc
also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed
with breast cancer, and would like to make a casting of their own prior to
surgery. Breast Impressions is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization. Other:
Tulsa Cares Enough to Wear Pink
http://www.turntulsapink.com. Raising Awareness and Honoring
Women who have experienced Cancer of ANY type!
CMV (cytomegalovirus) is the most common
congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States and is
the most common cause of birth
defects and childhood disabilities in the U.S. Each year in the U.S.,
approximately 35,000 children are born with congenital CMV infection. CMV is
a common virus that is transmitted through bodily fluids. It is a common
childhood illness, in which case it is harmless. However, when the virus is
passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby,
· EVERY HOUR a child becomes permanently disabled because of congenital CMV
· Approximately 1 in every 150 children is born with congenital CMV.
Of those children, 1 in 5 will be born with or will develop permanent
· Approximately 5,500 to 8,000 children each year suffer
permanent disabilities caused by CMV
· More children are permanently disabled each year by Congenital CMV
than by Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Spina Bifida
· There are approximately 400 fatal cases of Congenital CMV each year
· CMV is the second leading cause of intellectual disability,
second only to Down syndrome
· CMV is one of the (if not the)
leading causes of cerebral palsy in children
· CMV is the leading cause of non-hereditary deafness in children
· In America, about half of all expectant mothers have never been infected
with CMV, which puts their unborn baby at risk!However, when the virus is passed from a
pregnant woman to her unborn baby, it can have devastating effects on the
foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of CMV, to supporting CMV
vaccine research, and to supporting families affected by CMV around the
world. We have a number of exciting and important events that enable us to
put our mission statement into action.2011
marked the first year of what will now be an annual presentation of the
Award for Innovation in CMV Vaccine Research. We understand that there is
only one way CMV will truly be eradicated and that is with a vaccine. As
such, it is part of our mission statement to financially support CMV Vaccine
Reserach.Since 2008, our Foundation
has been holding CMV Awareness Walk-n-Rollathons across the country. Raising
much needed awareness as well as vital donations to support our goals, these
important events are hosted by CMV-affected families each Spring, primarily
in May and June. In 2011, we had major news coverage at the Washington State
event, which in turn allowed us to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers,
educating them about CMV! Also, we knew that families affected by CMV have
not had an outlet designed specifically for them. As such,
we have organized a fun and informative gathering for families with children
affected by CMV, called Making Tracks Together. Held each June, this year we
held the second annual Making Tracks Together at the Great Wolf Lodge. The 4
day event includes expert guest speakers as well as parent speakers. There
is plenty of formal and informal question & answer time throughout the
entire event. As well, one entire day, "Fun-day Friday", is spent as a group
in the water park with all of our families together! This is a fantastic
opportunity for families affected by congenital CMV to build community, to
share stories, advice, ideas, and undoubtedly some tears of both joy and
sorrow. Our Foundation is honored to bring this special event each year to
CMV-affected families across the world, providing the much needed support
and unity within our special community of families.
To date, we have distributed nearly 20,000 of our tri-fold CMV informational
pamphlets worldwide to the general public as well as to hospitals,
physicians offices, daycares, fitness centers, hair salons, schools, and
other such centers of business. We offer these as a free public service as
part of our CMV Awareness mission. We have recently produced a
ready for national distribution so we can reach millions of Americans via
the major television networks. The PSA's are in 60, 30 and 15 second lengths
and will be the awareness tool that enables us to reach the most amount of
people right in their own home with one broad outreach action. These PSA's
can also be found on You Tube,
where we also have other CMV Awareness videos available. Our videos have
been viewed by over 17,000 people so far. Facebook
is an important medium for our Foundation regarding CMV awareness and to
provide supportive outreach with CMV-affected families around the world. As
well, since 2009 our CMV awareness ad on facebook has had nearly 3 million
impressions to date! We continue to facilitate CMV awareness at a grassroots
level with articles being published around the country in local papers and
news stories airing on local television and radio stations. Our CMV
awareness items encourage the public to ask whomever is wearing our CMV
awareness items "just what is CMV?"
significantly increase self confidence. Self-confidence empowers people
affected by cancer to regain control of their lives. First Descents is not
just giving young adults with cancer their self confidence back, we’re
also connecting a largely disconnected population. First Descents helps
shatter the illusion that cancer makes people fragile. In the end First
Descents helps heal the emotional scars cancer left behind. Also, cancer
is the disease with the lowest survival rate among 18-39 year olds. Every
year, nearly 70,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 40 are
diagnosed with cancer. In contrast to younger and older patients, the
survival rates of young adults have not increased since 1975. Adolescent
and young adult cancer survivors are a vastly understudied population.
Diagnosis and treatment during young adulthood often results in a range of
unique psychological issues. Through First Descents we hope to bring
awareness about the young adult cancer population.
GREEN BEANS COFFEE COMPANY Website:
COFFEE COMPANY is headquartered in Larkspur, California. Our company, in
business since 1996, owns and operates 70+ cafes in North America and at
military bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan and
Djibouti East Africa.
Many of our cafes are positioned at forward operating bases in Afghanistan
and Iraq where extreme danger is ever present and amenities are few. We
strive to provide a refuge of peace and tranquility where our Troops can
relax, enjoy premium coffees, teas and fresh-baked pastries, and for at
least a few minutes, get a little feeling of home while escaping the
everyday stress of their environment.
Our heritage of supporting those that put their lives at stake for our
country is firmly rooted, non-negotiable and extends to our continuing
commitment of donating a portion of every one of our daily transactions to
charities that care for military families and children of the fallen.
Our CUP OF JOE FOR A JOE program gives
everyone an opportunity to express their support for our men and women in
uniform through the simple act of buying a cup of premium coffee and
having it delivered along with their own personalized message of thanks to
our Troops serving overseas. Our goal is to mobilize a movement, through
Cup Of Joe For A Joe, to enable anyone, anywhere in the world, to reach
out, let a Service Member know they care, and say “thanks”.
KEEP KIDS FIRE SAFE FOUNDATION Website:www.keepkidsfiresafe.org Facebook:
www.facebook.com/keepkidsfiresafefoundation About/Mission: Founded to help carry on the work
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, the Keep Kids Fire
Safe Foundation is dedicated to helping reduce fire deaths and civilian
injuries among those most vulnerable, children.
According to a
children age 4 and younger, those least
able to make their way to safety without help, account for roughly half
of all childhood deaths and injuriessuffered in fires. The goal of the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation
is to increase and expand fire safety awareness to help keep children safe.
LEARNING TO COPE(It should be noted we are not a non-profit, but a
community organization) Website:
www.facebook.com/learningtocope About/Mission: Learning to Cope is a support center for bereaved
families to gain strength from one another and learn how to cope with the
tragedy of losing an infant. We turn no bereaved family/friend away, but
are centered around SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) - related deaths.
Our mission is to simply bring hope and comfort to those who have lost a
child and to help find a cure for SIDS.
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR TRANSPLANTS Website URL:
http://www.transplants.org/donate/lynnmurphy About/Mission: .What began as a local endeavor has evolved into an
organization benefiting thousands of organ and tissue transplant
candidates and recipients. NFT's fundraising campaigns have generated
nearly $59 million to help patients during their transplant journey, and
NFT assists more than 1,000 patients.
ROGUE RIVER GREENWAY FOUNDATION
Rogue River Greenway Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the development of multi-use walking and bicycle trails to promote safe,
alternative non-motorized modes of transportation for children, adults,
and seniors whether residents or visitors. Additionally to provide
educational opportunities about our natural resources, healthy
alternatives for outdoor recreation and stimulus for local economies and
improve the quality of life for So. Oregon residents and visitors alike.
Our vision is to create an emerald necklace of parks linked by pedestrian,
bicycle and water trails and providing accessible areas to the Rogue River
for recreation. Our vision includes connectivity between Grants Pass and
Central Point including the Rogue River and Gold Hill Communities and
linking to the Bear Creek Greenway.
SOLDIER'S BEST FRIEND Website:
facebook.com/soldiersbestfriend About/Mission:To place and train shelter
or rescued dogs as service dogs with U.S. military veterans suffering from
Post Traumatic Disorder and or Traumatic Brain Injury. Our goal is to
assist the veteran in recovering from their symptoms while giving a homeless
dog an honorable home.
STEP IT UP RECOVERY CENTER, INC. (Sanford, FL) Website:www.stepituprecovery.org Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Step-It-Up-Recovery-Center/149694521731682 or
just search Step It Up Recovery Center About/Mission:Our mission is to
provide those living with a spinal cord injury the opportunity to achieve
their greatest recovery potential and an overall increased quality of life.
We achieve this with an innovative, specialized exercise-based recovery
program, dedicated staff, in an environment filled with support, hope and
TEDDY BEAR PROJECT Website URL: http://teddybearprojectm.blogspot.com/ Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Mae/173420656012654 About/Mission:
The Teddy Bear Project started in December of 2010. Stacey Mae a 4 year old
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog started collecting Teddy bears for her local
nursing homes and hospitals. In December she collected 88 Teddy bears and distributed them.
Now Teddy Bear Project 2011 is coming up and fast! June of 2011 Stacey Mae
is going to be collecting Teddy Bears and passing them out to local nursing
homes and hospitals once again.
UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION (UMDF) Website:
http://www.youtube.com/user/UMDF1 About/Mission:The mission of the UMDF is to
promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of
mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and
families. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells in the body. They
are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy your body needs to
sustain life. Mitochondrial Diseases result from failures of the
mitochondria of a certain organ/tissue or multiple organs/tissues.
One of the frustrating things about Mito is
that it has the ability to disguise itself as so many other diseases. The
other frustrating thing is that no two people with the disease have the same
symptoms; the reason for this is, because the mitochondria perform so many
different functions in different tissues, there are literally hundreds of
different mitochondrial diseases. Because of this, there is very little
foundation for research for a cure by the FDA.
There is no cure for Mito..YET.
BONE CANCER DOGS, INC Website:www.bonecancerdogs.org Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/BoneCancerDogs-Inc/183564542602?ref=ts About/Mission: To educate and
raise awareness on canine bone cancers, the treatment options available,
preventative measures, and of course personal support. It is also in our
mission statement that 75-80% of all donations go toward directly
funding clinical trials and studies in the area of canine bone cancers and
osteosarcoma. We are an all volunteer organization with everyone,
unfortunately, have the experience of living with a dog (or dogs) who had
DELTA SOCIETY Website:
www.twitter.com/deltasociety About/Mission: Since 1977, international not-for-profit Delta
Society has led the world in advancing human health and well-being through
positive interactions with animals. The organization’s 11,000 volunteer Pet
Partners teams visit more than 1 milliion people each year, bringing comfort
and healing to people in hospitals, senior care facilities, hospices,
residential centers, schools, libraries and other health and community
settings. Delta Society also provides information and resources on service
animals, educates health and human service providers on the incorporation of
animals into clinical practices, and promotes research on the human-animal
DOGS FOR THE PAWS - The National Pet/Art Awareness
http://www.twitter.com/dogsforthepaws About/Mission: I began Dogs for the PAWS hoping to challenge
myself to get back to painting pet portraits. Since I am very involved with
rescue and rescues across the country, offering discounted artwork, I
thought it might be a unique way to feature some great dogs who came from
shelters or rescues. Since October and November are National shelter and
adoption months, I thought these were good reasons to start the project
then. When I sent out the press release back in September of 2009 I had 37
dogs submitted in the first week. As the weeks went on I continued to
receive submissions and these stories of courageous, aged, some abused, dogs
that survived such terrible events at the hands of humans or sad
circumstances...but ended up being adopted and loving members of families.
As I painted, people were sharing the link with others, and so on...This
sort of "network" has evolved with all these people and their love of their
dogs. I paint the dogs' portraits then share the stories, which are written
by the families, on Facebook, Twitter, and of course the blog, www.dogsforthepaws.com...
I never knew when the project started, that it would reach out to others and
get them to share these inspiring stories. Some of these dogs are
"celebrities" in their areas of the country, while others are just much
loved by their families who go out and help spread the word about their
rescues and shelters. People have used the paintings and blog to showcase
how wonderful adopted pets are. Some rescues and shelters have even printed
out the portraits and stories of the different dogs to inspire potential
adopters at different rescue/adoption events. The
original PAWS PACK 80 dogs' portraits are finished but due to the
overwhelming response to DFTP, we are continuing to build our group into a
network of awareness and inspiration to help pets in need. Our motto is
"United in the PAW".
ZEN AND TEAM 02 (Pet Oxygen Mask Fundraisers)
About/Mission: Emma Zen is a survivor of the Santiago Canyon Fires
of 2007 now raising public awareness of animals and their safety with her
efforts to raise funds for Pet Oxygen Masks. Pet Oxygen Masks
masks that are specifically designed coned shaped to fit muzzles and snouts
of canines, felines and other household pets. Far too many pets die each
year from smoke inhalation and other breathing difficulties. By getting the
right equipment into the right hands we are hoping to increase the numbers
of survivors. Our goal is to equip fire departments, EMS, USDA
Forestry and Search and Rescue with this equipment, providing an extra
safety net for our pets and other animals. Emma Zenis
the Canine Ambassador for Biker Dogs too!!! ® Donate
online at: www.emmazen.com
FIX YOUR IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY Website:
About/Mission: Nationally published Kansas City pet photographer
Jennifer Hague is dedicated to photographing adoptable dogs on a regular
basis at KC PAWS, The Animal Rescue Alliance and The Pet Connection, in
addition to photographing various pet friendly events to benefit local
rescues and shelters. KC PAWS (www.kcpaws.org) is the primary rescue where
she volunteers. They specialize in working with animals
who are the victims of abuse. KC PAWS works in connection with local City
and State agency's to help investigate and report cases of cruelty and
neglect as well as providing education and resources to the community on how
to properly care for their animals.
C.A.R.E.S. VICTIM SUPPORT~ Enhancing the lives of
people by promotion of the human-animal bond through canine-assisted
advocacy! Website:www.k9cares.org Facebook: K9 C.A.R.E.S. Victim Support About/Mission:The mission
of K9 C.A.R.E.S. is to help people reduce their stress and start healing
through the comfort and motivation of a specially trained dog and their
trained Victim Advocate handler.
LOST AND FOUND PETS Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Dogs/173171409391954 YouTube: coming soon About/Mission: Lost and Found Dogs aims to reunite owners with their
pets and keep the public informed. We have resources on our page under notes
on how to not lose your dog, where to check, and some general dog care. We
will soon be doing a video of lost and found dogs across the US to share on
FB and raise awareness.
NOWZAD DOGS Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/nowzad/110252975672446 Twitter: @nowzad YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/nowzaddogs Breed: All breeds of cat and dog
About/Mission: Nowzad Dogs is a UK based Charity formed by a former
Royal Marine to assist soldiers in sending home the cats and dogs they adopt
whilst serving in Afghanistan. Currently we have more than 60 rescues at
various stages and in January 2011 we opened the very first official Animal
shelter in Afghanistan. To date we have reunited more than 200 animals with
their soldiers. We rely entirely on public donations to continue to work we
do on behalf of the soldiers and are completely non profit. We have one
full time expat staff member based in Afghanistan and 3 local Afghan staff
who help to care for the rescues at the shelter. We have recently been
given the go ahead to implement a human trap neuter release program in
Afghanistan and are working on setting up a donkey/horse co-operative to
teach local Afghans how to care for their working animals.
The life of Afghan animals is not one of comfort at the best of
times; most of the day is spent hunting for scraps of food or hiding from
the hot desert sun during the summer or the freezing cold of a desert winter
night. There is definitely no pampered pet status in Afghanistan.
The Nowzad Dogs charity has been formed to do something positive for the
cats, dogs and other animals of Afghanistan that have no hope and nobody to
care for them. We realise we cannot transport all of the stray dogs of
Afghanistan and Iraq to loving homes, but we will do our best to promote
animal welfare and to assist in vital animal aid work that is so desperately
needed in Afghanistan.
All money donated goes directly to helping the animals of Afghanistan.
PUPPY PRODIGIES NEO-NATAL & EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM (my alma mater) Website:www.PuppyProdigies.org Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet About/Mission:The mission of Puppy
Prodigies is to build the foundation for future teamwork by
providing puppies with early interventional learning opportunities and
environmental influences at critical stages of development in an effort to
positively affect behavioral tendencies which will ultimately enhance their
life, as well as their human counterpart’s.
PUPPY RESCUE MISSION, INC Website:
www.thepuppyrescuemission.org Facebook: "Puppy Rescue Mission" About/Mission:
soldiers bring home their Battle Buddies, the stray dogs (and a few kitties)
of war they have bonded to in Afghanistan. "Soldiers saving puppies; puppies
RANCHO COASTAL HUMANE SOCIETY Website:
About/Mission: Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS)
was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover
Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless
animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet
over-population and responsible companion animal care.
TARGET'S BUNKER Website:
http://www.targetsbunker.org/ About/Mission: Target's Bunker is being formed
in hope of keeping another tragedy like Target's from happening. In the
wake of Target's passing, she leaves a legacy of honor and devotion that was
unmatched. This NO KILL shelter will use every means available to save as
many animals as possible.
Target is now the star shining light on a very large problem in animal
shelters. Everyday animals are accidentally or erroneously put to death and
Target's Bunker will fight to end this. In her life, Target helped save the
lives of many soldiers in Afghanistan, in her death, she will continue to be
the hero everyone remembers by saving the lifes of many animals. Target's
love and companionship will be forever ingrained in every aspect of
the Bunker. Target's Bunker provides a safe haven for animals of all kinds,
focusing on rescuing dogs and cats from kill shelters while operating with
the upmost level of integrity and loving care.
TN SAFETY SPOTTERS Website:
http://tnsafetyspotters.org Breed:Dalmatians (Deaf) About/Mission:TN Safety Spotters educates children about
Fire Safety and Dog Bite Prevention using deaf registered therapy dogs. Not
only do we help save children’s lives, we raise awareness about what
wonderful companion animals deaf Dalmatians are. (30% are born deaf in one
or both ears). This increases their adoptions and decreases the number
euthanized. These dogs also do animal assisted therapy for abused children,
hospice children, special needs children, Veterans and are also Reading
Education Assistance Dogs.
CONNERY BEAGLE Website:
http://twitter.com/#!/connerybeagle About/Mission: Connery's story is an ongoing one;
all his life, he's overcome physical odds--both for his autoimmune issues
and the way they make him (due to scent?) the repeated target of ambush
attacks by large dogs. The expenses have been significant and ongoing, and
due to my own disabilities and the floundering industry in which I find
self-employment, I've hit a patch of being unable to meet his needs at the
same time he's hit extreme need. He needs a CT scan and probable endoscopic
procedure; the meds he's on right now are not ones he can endure long-term,
and they're not doing the trick. I don't publicly talk much about my
own disabilities in my hunt to help him. It's too hard for people to
understand what I go through in order to be active with my animals, or the
support structure that it takes, when my issues are nebulous and rare
neurological/muscular that can't be treated, only managed. I've had them
for more years than I haven't, and always use my animals to cope and do PT.
I'm not shy about my situation, either--I just didn't want to dilute my
message for Connery. Or maybe I'm just too proud, who knows. Connery has ongoing expenses of about $1,000 a year,
which I can't cover any longer without a turn-around in my income. He also
needs to fund the treatment for the specific issue he now faces. The
book/donations have funded some initial treatment; I've targeted 1,000
copies sold to meet that new goal, and--aside from a few donations--am only
selling a handful of copies a week; the book simply isn't visible enough
despite my efforts. There's a barrier one has to break in order to reach
those outside immediate social networking, and we haven't done that yet.
If there's any overage, I've already targeted Second Chance shelter in
Flagstaff, AZ, and should the anthology continue to sell, I'd really like to
make the proceeds available to others in my position--those with active
performance partners whose emergency needs they're unable to meet due to a
change in their own circumstances or health. There are two web pages with details of the fundraising
effort--the one listed first (above), which focuses on the anthology, and
the one listed second with his history/story/medical details on it, and
Connery is the quintessential Beagle, a clown who is also possessed by
moments of astonishing singlemindedness. He has a FaceBook Page where he
chronicles his puzzlements about the human world.
During 2007, Connery ranked in the top ten Beagles nationally in obedience,
rally, and agility.
But when push comes to shove, he's my best friend, and I don't want to let
my best friend down. I desperately need to know if what's happening now is a
result of--or if the treatment will conflict with--the life-threatening
immune issues he's had all of his life.
These past five months, he's faced idiopathic erosive sinus inflammation
which--when he tracks, or plays, or bikes, or runs agility--leaves him
wheezing, choking, and stuck in spasmatic "snorking." Without a constant
stream of painkillers, he has terrible headaches and spends his time in a
miserable little Beagle ball.
So I need to do something for my dog kid. And this story collection will, I
hope, help me come through for him.
FINDING FOREVER - A Book for a cause Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finding-Forever-A-Book-For-a-Cause/184919434879193 Twitter: @DobieHouson Breed: German Shepherds current, all future About/Mission: Finding Forever
was founded by Dobie Houson to raise money for animal rescues and animal
charities. An estimated 4 to 5 million dogs and cats are abandoned each
year, dropped off at animal shelters or simply left to fend for themselves
on the streets. Of those who make it to animal shelters, half are euthanized.
Through her book, Finding Forever, Houson hopes to educate others about the
plight of homeless animals and to raise awareness regarding the many rescue
groups, including Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, that fight for animal
rights and safety. Eventually she hopes to create an online network to help
people locate and support local rescue efforts that are near and dear to
portion of all sales from her book, Finding Forever:The dogs of
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, will be donated to Coastal German
HELP SAVE ZEN / FRIENDS OF ZEN AND FREYA Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/friendsofzenandfreya Twitter URL: Luvmysibes About/Mission: Here, at Help save Zen we can all work
together to make a difference helping other families just like my own that
struggle financially to medically care for our beloved pets.
I host regular raffles with %100 of the proceeds going to directly to the
veterinarian of the featured pet in need.Focusing
especially on families trying to cover crucial vet bills for necessary or
life saving treatments.
I also make and sell handmade bracelets through facebook and my blog. An
animal cause charity is selected every month, with $2 from every bracelet
sold going to their cause for the entire month.
I am not a registered charity, or organization. And I provide all raffle
items (unless donated by someone else) and use portions of the sales from
my bracelets to cover paypal fees from donations and shipping costs for
prizes. I am a "furmom" with two of my own, and
both of them battling cancer I understand, and I want to help.
NEADS service dog Website URL: http://neads.org/page.aspx?pid=500
has multiple disabilities and needs an assisatance dog to help him in
school and in his need for independence.
name is Paxton Moynihan. I'm 25 years old and an art student at Central
Connecticut State University. I'm a huge hockey fan and I play sled hockey
for the Western MA Knights. I take shaolin kempo karate in my home town. I'm
currently a yellow belt. I love photography, drawing, horror movies, and I
play bass guitar. I also am a writer and reporter for my school's magazine.
I have a spinal cord disorder called Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP), a
connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3, an
autoimmune disease called Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease, that does
not effect my mobility, but has an effect on my health, Aspergers Syndrome,
which is on the autism spectrum. I also have a relatively common spinal cord
issue known as Spina Bifida Occulta (different from the more severe types of
The HSP is similar to a type of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Diplegia and
has caused me to have trouble walking and develop a scissor-gait (a type of
limp) and hip problems, a hearing impairment, muscle spasms in my legs,
seizures, and poor balance. The type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome I have causes
me to have joints that hyper-extend and become dislocated more easily than
the average person. I use forearm crutches or a manual wheelchair at school.
A service dog would help me retrieve things i've dropped and carry small
things in his or her backpack to help free up my hands, as well as provide a
constant companion for times when I'm sick and unable to go to school or in
the hospital. In addition, having a dog next to me when I'm walking with my
crutches would help me to balance better and give me a better sense of my
Please consider donating to help me get my service dog so that I can be more
independent and confident at school, and in life in general =]
PETALTHEDOG FOUNDATION - "PETAL'S FUND Website:
www.Twitter.com/Petalthedog About/Mission: My name is"Petal" because I am not big enough to be a
whole flower. I am 4yrs old but mentally I am a much older soul. I was
living in S. Central Los Angeles, CA; knocked up and in desperate need of
medical attention. Lucky for me I was brought to the right place at the
right time and I received the help I needed. Now my talent has been
discovered and I have set training and skills.With the money I earn acting, the donations I receive, and funds from
the Pet CPR classes that are taught, I am able to pay the medical expenses
of pets in need so they can feel as fortunate I am. I hope to have my own
BEST DAY FOUNDATION Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-Day-Foundation/38896386741 About/Mission: Best Day helps children with special needs
build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities
like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us
in creating special days for special children with Autism, Down Syndrome,
Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Cancer, Spinal Cord Injuries, and other physical
& developmental challenges!
FREE KIBBLE Website:
primary mission is to provide healthy, nutritious food to the dogs and cats
at shelters who are working so hard to see that none of their animals go
hungry - they need our help. Now, in addition to providing free kibble to
the Humane Society of Central Oregon, Mimi and Freekibble
are feeding many 1,000's of dogs and cats in shelters, rescues and through
food-banks across the country... EVERYDAY!
HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER
http://www.facebook.com/helenwoodwardanimalcenter About/Mission:Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique,
private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals
and enriching the lives of people. For more than 30 years, our no-kill
Center has provided humane care and adoption for orphaned animals, as well
as animal-centered educational and therapeutic programs for people. The
Center is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the
animal welfare world. Not only are we operating innovative and beneficial
programs for animals and people, but we are teaching
others around the world how to successfully market and promote their
programs and stop the senseless death of thousands of animals.
HELP PATRICK WALK Website:
www.helppatrickwalk.org About/Mission:16 year old Patrick
Ivison was hit by a car as a toddler resulting in a spinal cord injury.
Since his injury Patrick has always fought for recovery and independence. In
2005 Patrick started an intensive exercise based spinal cord injury recovery
program called Project Walk. This program was not covered by insurance so
Patrick and his family and friends founded "Help Patrick Walk" to help
Patrick realize his dream of independence. Patrick's other passion is
IAN WILL SURF AGAIN Website:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ianmcfarland1 About/Mission:On July 3, 2008, Tod and Stephanie (nee
Coleman) McFarland and their three children, Ian, Lauren, and Luke, headed
out from Carlsbad on a road trip. They were going to attend the wedding of
Stephanie’s cousin in Boulder, CO, but they never made it to Boulder. A
horrible car accident claimed the lives of Tod and Stephanie and left all
three of their beautiful children injured to varying degrees.Ian sustained severe head trauma. Ian has
been labeled as having a “diffuse axonal brain injury with an unknown
outcome.” He is responding well to therapy and seems to be improving little
by little. He follows conversations but still has trouble contributing. He
still loves sports and hopes to one day be back at surfing and
skateboarding. But it will be a long road.
LIFE ROLLS ON Website:
http://www.facebook.com/LifeRollsOnFoundation About/Mission:Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher
& Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for
young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a
platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.
MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION CANINE CANCER CAMPAIGN Website:
http://www.curecaninecancer.org/ Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/morrisanimal About/Mission:The Canine Cancer Campaign is a Morris Animal
Foundation initiative. Morris Animal Foundation
helps animals enjoy longer, healthier lives. We advance health and welfare
research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and
wildlife worldwide. Our vision is a healthier tomorrow for animals.
OCEAN HEALING GROUP Website:
http://www.facebook.com/OceanHealing About/Mission: The Ocean Healing Group is a non-profit 501c3
foundation, dedicated to providing once in a lifetime, adaptive sports
adventure to wheelchair bound youngsters and their parents. It's our
collective mission to expose kids to a wide variety of sports and
activities, things they would never have the opportunity to experience
otherwise... including but not limited to surfing, snorkeling, zip-line
tours, fishing, quid riding, nature tours, and horseback riding.
PAY IT FORWARD DAY Website:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6332203049 About/Mission:There is tremendous power and positive energy
in giving – it is a shame that not enough people have experienced it to the
fullest. Pay It Forward Day is about all people, from all walks of life
giving to someone else and making a positive difference. At last count there
were more than 28 countries around the world participating in the day.
PIPELINE TO A CURE Website:
http://www.facebook.com/PipelineToACure?ref=ts About/Mission:To surfers around the world, surfing brings peace of
mind, a connection to the ocean, a oneness with nature. To legendary
watermen Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, surfing recently has brought a new
meaning to their lives. When the duo learned that surfing led to a treatment
for cystic fibrosis (CF), they joined and soon became leaders within the
surfing community to help raise funds for the disease that robs children and
young adults of their youth, their health and eventually their lives before
most of them reach their late 30s. In 2008, Laird and Dave enthusiastically
became honorary chairmen of a very special fundraiser - "Pipeline to a
SO CAL H2O RESCUE TEAM Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SoCal-H2O-Rescue-Team/142656132416711?v=info&ref=ts About/Mission: Niki Burgan, an American Red Cross certified
Lifeguard, saw that state and local budget cuts were directly compromising
public safety on the beaches and in the water. So, she started a volunteer
outreach program that highlights aquatic safety. No longer affiliated with
California State Parks Lifeguard service, SoCal H20 Rescue Team is comprised
of 4 certified lifeguards from various local agencies, and 4 dogs that are
able to assist in water rescues, vessel assists, and bluff-collapse
searches. The team also educates the public through school programs, beach
demonstrations and public appearances. Now aided with 2 vessels for ocean
search & rescue, the team works cooperatively with local agencies to keep
our public safe in and around the water!
At a Surfers For Autism event, our surfers are provided a safe environment
where two to four highly skilled and trained surf instructors carefully
guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock
stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up
paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine
tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost.
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea--with Isaiah on the
front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the
day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and
Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other
autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic
children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience
WHEELS 2 WATER Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wheels-2-water/156106944342 About/Mission:Wheels 2 Water has partnered with Project Walk
by making it their mission to raise funds to provide scholarships for people
who suffer from spinal cord injuries to attend the Project Walk program.
Wheels 2 Water is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to share
the Ocean Experience through Adaptive Surfing and Scuba Diving for everyone
with a Spinal Cord Injury or wheelchair bound.
Although I don't do rescue
myself, I started a
Facebook page called "Ricochet's Animal Rescue & Resource Page" for rescues to use as a resource, so please join that page
to post your info, and network with others.
*SOS* OHIO SENATE IS KILLING
THIS BILL - IT RUNS OUT DEC. 31, 2010 - IF IT DOESN'T GET TO THE SENATE THEN
NOTHING CHANGES FOR THE ANIMALS OF THIS GODFORSAKEN STATE OF OHIO! Please
contact Chairman Tim Grendell Phone: (614) 644-7718 Email: SD18@senate.state.oh.us
of the Senate Judiciary CriminalJustice
Committee. Chairman Grendell holds the key to NITRO'S LAW. Nitro's Law HB70
passed the House of Representatives Feb. 2010 and was sent to the Senate for
consideration. The bill has been sitting there since then.
On October 22, 2008 an elite dog training & boarding facility 'High Caliber
K-9' in Youngstown, Ohio was raided. Steve Croley owner & trainer of High
Caliber was arrested, charged, convicted on just a misdemeanor infraction
for starving 19 dogs, 8 of which died. NITRO'S LAW is a legacy and testament
in honor of a family's Rottweiler that was starved to death at this man's
hands. Ohio House Bill 70 "NITRO'S LAW passed the house but has been shelved
in the Senate since then with time now running out.
PATRICK MIRACLE Website:
About/Mission: Patrick was thrown down the garbage chute of a 22
story apartment building. He was starved and near death. A maintenance
worker was cleaning the contents of the container that goes to a trash
compacter. The bag moved a little and the worker opened it to find a
moribund dog inside -- pathetically thin, cold and near death. The City of
Newark Animal Control was contacted and ACO Arthur Skinner picked up the dog
and brought him directly to the Society. The veterinary staff immediately
put him on intravenous fluid. His temperature was so low that it did not
even register on the thermomenter. After a brief time at the Society's
Newark facility, he was ambulanced to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in
Tinton Falls -- a referral hospital with 24 hour emergency care. If he died
during that night, we feel he would know that everyone loved and cared about
him and treated him gently and lovingly. He amazed everyone at the Society
and at Garden State by surviving with the 24 hour emergency care that they
rendered. He was given a blood transfusion, a bath -- and even a walk! In
honor of the first day of his re-birth, we call him Patrick -- in honor of
St. Patrick's Day and we hope he has the luck of the Irish!
ADOPTION OPTION Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adoption-Option/158949824170867 About/Mission:To rescue the
lives of death row animals in high kill shelters and place them in qualified
loving forever homes. We believe firmly that every animals’ life matters,
and that we need to do right by the animals that others have forgotten.
While we will pull any death row animal that we are able to, we have an
emphasis on working with gassing shelters that other rescues do not pull
from. We do our best to rescue pit bulls, seniors, abuse cases, neonate
puppies and kittens, special needs animals and other cases that, while just
as deserving, don't find placement as easily and often need special care.
AIREDALE TERRIER RESCUE AND ADOPTION Website:www.aire-rescue.com Breed: Airedales About/Mission We cover 14 midwest states and Ontario!
BC PITBULL AND BULLY BREEDS SUPPORT AND RESCUE Facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUeliBGuRTw Breed:Lana Reid specializes in Pitbull and
Bully Breeds with Colleen, Staci, Sloane and Jill specializing in all
others. About/Mission: To make a difference in the canine world. To
SPEAK for those who cannot SPEAK for themselves and to DO
for those that cannot DO for themselves. We rescue dogs from high
kill shelters from around the United States, handle any medical needs for
the animal, evaluate and rehabilitate to get the dog ready to go to his new
home whether it be foster or his furvever home.
BIG DOG RESCUE Website URL:
www.bigdogrescuetexas.org Facebook URL:
Dog Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization dedicated to
rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted (non bully breed) dogs of
all sizes that have been abandoned or neglected. Our purpose is to provide
a loving foster home, quality food, medical attention and behavioral
training for each dog in our care. Big Dog Rescue also promotes
responsible pet ownership and strives to educate the public regarding the
importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Our goal is to place each
rescue dog in a loving forever home with a family who has demonstrated
their ability to provide the necessary care and attention that every dog
deserves. We strive to educate owners and potential owners about each
breed's unique temperament and health and behavioral needs in order to
find the perfect match for both rescue dog and dog owner in our program.
BOW'S PAWS FOR A CAUSE Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bows-Paws-for-a-Cause/149017051829984#!/pages/Bows-Paws-for-a-Cause/149017051829984?sk=wall Breed: mutt
About/Mission: My name is Bow, I'm a 1 year old mutt from New
Zealand. Here in NZ there is a charity called adopt-a-dog hawkes bay.
These guys go to our local pound and rescue lovely natured dogs and place
them into foster homes. These dogs are cared for, any health problems are
treated, and they are desexed and vaccinated. The fosterers look after
these beautiful dogs until forever homes are found. Sadly the pound will
only keep a dog for a short time, after which if it is not claimed, it is
euthanised. Adopt-a-dog is saving the lives of these lucky dogs!
I'm raising money for
adopt-a-dog by creating paintings with my big feet. My brother Tala helps
me sometimes too. My brother and I were both rescue puppies, so we know
about being sad and alone, and just want to give a little back. Come and
see my page - check out our previous works. We have an auction up every
www.trademe.co.nz, but we also do personalised paintings for anyone
that wants certain colours. Thanks for your support! Woof woof!
CAMP COCKER Website:
http://www.facebook.com/campcocker Breed: Cocker Spaniel About/Mission:Our primary mission is to
rescue dogs from high kill shelters in the Los Angeles region. There are
more than thirty high kill shelters that are within a 125 mile radius of Los
Angeles County. The amount of dogs in shelters are overwhelming. On any
given day there can be between two and seven cockers PER shelter! We have a
list" that can have up to sixty cockers on it. These are the dogs in
immediate danger of being put to sleep.
We can't save them all, we can't even save ten percent of them. But
instead of giving up, we are determined to save whom we can, one dog at a
time. Because the shelter dogs are at most risk, we rarely accept owner
If you have a cocker spaniel that you are trying to relinquish, we
may only be able to consider taking in your dog if you can make a donation
towards their boarding and medical expenses. Please know that by accepting
your dog, it will mean that the life of a shelter dog is not going to be
Our rehoming process is rather selective as our aim is not just to
adopt the dogs out as quickly as possible, but rather to adopt the dogs out
to the home that is most right for that specific dog. A home that is most
likely to be able to make a life long commitment to that dog (that could be
up to a fifteen year commitment). Our adoption process is quite lengthy,
however it helps to screen out the adopters whom perhaps may be looking for
a dog on an impulse and have not quite planned to make such a long term
commitment. Those adopters whom are ready, are committed and have thought it
all through carefully, those are the ones that end up filling out an
adoption application and moving forward with adopting a dog from Camp
COASTAL GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE – San Diego Chapter Website URL:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coastal-German-Shepherd-Rescue/148051962771 Breed: German Shepherd Dogs About/Mission: Coastal
German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a non-profit 501(c)3 public
charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds.
Your tax deductible donations go to support these very deserving animals.
Coastal was formed to serve communities in the counties of San Diego,
Orange, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
dedicated to providing new beginnings for homeless German Shepherds who have
been abandoned, neglected, abused, relinquished by their owners or just left
at local shelters to await an uncertain future.
committed to finding loving permanent homes for the Orphaned dogs in our
care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, non profit organization.
is to educate the public about German Shepherds, their lifespan,
personality, activity level, along with overall responsible dog ownership.
We also raise awareness of over population of animals through education,
training, spaying and neutering. We work very hard to match each dog with
the adoptive families.
prospective adoptive families must complete an on line application followed
by a telephone interview and then receive a home visit before a German
Shepherd is placed in their forever home.
CORRIDOR RESCUE, INC. Website:
http://www.corridorrescue.org Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Corridor-Rescue-Inc/112681645420063 Breed: All breeds About/Mission:
Corridor Rescue is a non profit organization on a mission. A mission of
mercy, rescue and awareness. A mission to save lives and correct an
injustice to animals who have been thrown away and left, often times injured
and starving, to fend for themselves in the I/59 and York area of Houston.
An area dubbed the "corridor of cruelty". We're not talking about a handful
of animals, but hundreds of physically and emotionally damaged animals in
the fight of their lives to simply survive another day. Started by one
person, Corridor Rescue has grown its team of volunteers, from all walks of
life, united in an effort to help this community of orphaned animals in
desperate need of help.
Check out my pawls at
Paws of Orange County Dog Club,
they are a non profit organization that has a "Paw
It Forward Fundraising Campaign". Their mission is to help save
needy dogs who can make
wonderful Companions. They are working hard to
"PAW IT FORWARD" and to put wonderful companion
dogs in their new
DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF CANINE RESCUE Website:
https://www.facebook.com/diamondsintheruffNC Breed: All Breeds (committed to rescuing a variety of breeds, ages
and types of dogs from our local animal shelter) About/Mission: Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue is a group of
volunteer dog lovers that rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately re-home
abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. We are located in Goldsboro, North
Carolina. The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff is to
find healthy, loving, lifelong homes for dogs already born into this world.
Most of the animals rescued come directly from the Wayne County Animal
Adoption & Education Center. The group believes in taking care of the
existing dogs and puppies instead of supporting breeding that most often
results in suffering and homeless animals.
DOGS WITHOUT BORDERS Website:
www.dogswithoutborders.org About/Mission: We specialize in (but not limited to) small breeds in
FRIENDLY GIANTS DOG RESCUE Website URL:
www.friendlygiantsdogrescue.com Facebook URL:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/FriendlyGiantsDogRescuePage Twitter URL: if applicable YouTube URL:
http://friendlygiantsdogrescue.com/fgdrvideo.asp Breed: large & giants - all breed About/Mission:
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes
for dogs that have been abused, neglected and abandoned and left in high
kill shelters to die. The dogs are all in caring, committed foster homes in
order to assess each dog individually for their needs in order to find them
permanent, responsible, forever adoptive homes.
Our rescue(FGDR) tends to work with large and giant breed dogs but we also
take in highly adoptable dogs from high kill shelters in both Canada
and the USA. Most are seized from horrendous situations, while others come
in as strays who are often abused and neglected. We do not take in owner
surrenders as there are too many dogs in dire need, awaiting euthanization
in these shelters across North America.
All of our rescues are fully vetted, spayed or neutered and are placed in
foster homes as we do not operate a shelter environment. Therefore, they
receive a lot of one-on-one attention and love to help them get over
whatever bad experiences they may have had, to help them gain confidence,
and to understand that not all humans are cruel. All our rescues are also
assessed on temperment i.e. good with kids, cats dogs etc. in order to find
the perfect forever home for them.
All a rescue dog looks for is a warm place to sleep, food in their bellies,
and a kind loving family to shower them with attention. There is nothing
more rewarding than looking a rescue dog in the eyes and seeing how much
they appreciate a kind face, warm heart and the unconditional love they give
back, no matter what circumstances they have come from.
FULL MOON FARM Website:
"Ambassador" River has his page
Full Moon Farm is home to 83 wolfdogs of all mixes and contents. Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the
well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful
mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, we operate as a federally
recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for abused and refused
wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through
no fault of their own. Full Moon Farm provides a safe haven for animals that
cannot be placed into homes for the rest of their lives. Our
rescued wolfdogs come from animal control agencies, closed breeding
situations and occasionally, an owner in crisis. We evaluate each animal
upon intake and work with them at their level of comfort. Some animals
are "hands off" and we respect their choice, as well as that of the
animals that crave human interaction. Our goal is to enrich the lives of
the residents, allowing them to reach their highest potential. Your
support by donation or sponsorship makes our task possible. Though they may be abused or neglected, homeless
because of death or divorce, they are all God's creatures and worthy of
a lifetime of respect. We are here to serve them. For further information, contact Nancy Brown: Full Moon Farm,
PO Box 1374,
Black Mountain, NC 28711,
GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF GREATER LOS ANGELES RESCUE (GRCGLA
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56784887362&ref=ts Breed: Golden Retrievers About/Mission:The
Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue, Inc., is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization dedicated to changing the lives of Golden
Retrievers and the people who love them. GRCGLARescue is the original
southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING Website:www.grreat.org Breed: Golden retrievers
GREYHOUNDS PETS OF AMERICA/GREATER ORLANDO Website:
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=54894817218 Breed: Greyhounds About/Mission:GPA/GO is a
member of a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding
responsible loving homes for Greyhounds who fail to qualify (or no longer
qualify) to race. GPA educates the public on how ex-racers make excellent
loving pets and how they are available for adoption to qualified homes.
GRROWLS-NY (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide)
Golden Retriever About/Mission:GRROWLS-NY
engages in the rescue and placement of Golden Retrievers and almost-Goldens
in the State of New York who, for any reason, are in need of a new home.
Additionally, we provide assistance and education about the care and
raising of Golden Retrievers to the general public. WE FIND PEOPLE FOR
DOGS, NOT DOGS FOR PEOPLE!!! The volunteers of GRROWLS
are dedicated to finding the best homes for unwanted Golden Retrievers. GRROWLS
provides veterinary care, evaluation, and foster care for those Goldens
accepted into the program. Although the adoption process can be long, we
take the task very seriously and feel if we make the right matches, our
dogs will never have to be uprooted again.
HOMEWARD BOUND GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY,
http://www.homewardboundgoldens.org/ Breed: Golden Retrievers About/Mission:Located in Elverta (north of Sacramento)
and rescues, goldens and golden mixes from all over California and sometimes
HUMANE SOCIETY de TIJUANA Website:http://www.hstj.org/ Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1031927680#!/pages/Friends-of-Humane-Society-de-Tijuana/113137012057484 About/Mission: Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana directly
supports the Humane Society de Tijuana, a private, not for profit
volunteer organization dedicated to improving the community through
the humane treatment of animals.
Low cost or free spay and neuter clinics to control the overpopulation
of unwanted animals. Street clinics in the poorest neighborhoods of
Tijuana to treat animals for parasites, mange, infection, fleas and
humane legislation and working to sustain suspension of electrocutions at
public dog pounds in Mexico;Rescues and helping
individuals who rescue street animals;Arranging
of adoptions of rescued street animals; andPublic
NAMASTE DOG RESCUE Website:
www.petfinder.com/shelters/namaste Facebook: Namaste Dog Rescue, Inc About/Mission:We rescue all smaller breeds, and occasionally a large
breed if it is life or death! We do not discriminate… and we LOVE
mutts! We do a lot of work with small terriers with biting or nipping
histories… and these little guys are left in shelters to die usually
with NO ONE wanting to help them! WE WILL!!
NO KILL COLUMBUS GA Website:
About/Mission: There are people who believe that this system
works, that things are fine, and they are satisfied with the status-quo. It
doesn’t take much to see that the system is flawed, and there are thousands
of dogs and cats in the Columbus Landfill that would agree with me. More
needs to be done. Become a No Kill Advocate - help us create a more humane
community, and become a No Kill City!
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER RESCUE
(NorCal GSP Rescue) Website:
@norcalgsp Breed: Shorthair pointers About/Mission:
NorCal GSP Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned German
Shorthaired Pointers into new homes. Most of our rescued GSPs have
come from Northern California animal shelters. We take in adoptable
dogs from area shelters and foster them in volunteer foster homes. We
take only those animals who are in danger of being euthanized.
PIT BULL HAPPENINGS, INC Website:
www.facebook.com/PitBullHappeningsInc Twitter: @PitBullHappenin Breed: Breed: American Pit Bull Terriers and "Pit Bull" Type Dogs
including mixes there of About/Mission: To bring our communities together by
Community Leadership, Involvement,
Education, Spreading Awareness, and to Primarily
Rescue the healthy, more mature
American Pit Bull Terriers and "Pit Bull" type Dogs that are so often
over-looked by those who prefer to rescue the sickly dogs as well as the
Pit Bull Happenings, Inc. , are dedicated to the
preservation of the American Pit Bull Terrier breed and to bring America's
Communities together and we'll continually save one "Pit Bull" at a
POTOMAC VALLEY PEKINGESE RESCUE Website:
Potomac Valley Pekingese Rescue
About/Mission: We rescue homeless Pekingese in Virginia, Maryland &
District of Columbia. Potomac Valley Pekingese Club inc., is a tax-exempt
corporation, whose objectives are to rescue, protect and place homeless
RALPHIE'S PLACE Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ralphies-Place/163259890354355?ref=ts About/Mission: Ralphie's
Place is dedicated to rescuing abandoned, neglected and stray companion
animals whose lives are in jeopardy. We will be a true no-kill facility
dedicated to the lives of those who have no voice. We consist of a group of
like-minded individuals who believe that all lives are worth saving and vow
to provide them with the care that they need. We are dedicated to finding
loving homes for our animals, and for those who may have special needs, we
will provide them with an excellent quality of life for however long their
stay with us may be, even if that is for their entire lives. Education is a
crucial element for the no-kill movement to progress and Ralphie's place
will place a key role in humane education and pet guardianship
responsibility. Collaboration will be necessary for success of lowering the
pet overpopulation problem, so Ralphie's Place will draw on our large
network of established resources and build new networks with local schools,
churches/synagogues, other non-profit organizations (for both humans and
animals), and municipal animal control facilities in order to collectively
bring the euthanasia rate down first in Lake County, then in the state of
Illinois and ultimately the country. It IS possible!
RANCHO COASTAL HUMANE SOCIETY Website:
About/Mission: Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS)
was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover
Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless
animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet
over-population and responsible companion animal care.
(Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters
through Commitment and Underlying
www.azrescue.org About/Mission:RESCUE is a registered
non-profit volunteer driven animal rescue organization located in
Maricopa County. RESCUE has no central facility and our focus is
euthanasia list rescue from our county shelters. We were founded in
1995, and with the support of our volunteers and our community, we have
found homes for over 9,400 dogs and cats. Our motto is for
every animal adopted, we are back to rescue another.
Maricopa County has one of the highest euthanasia rates per capital in
the country, so we have much work to do on behalf of these animals. We
depend on the community for our support and offer a variety of
satisfying ways for you to get involved in our mission to end
euthanasia. For example, you can become volunteer, adopt or donate.
RETRIEVE A GOLDEN OF MINNESOTA Website:www.ragom.org Breed: Golden Retrievers About/Mission:Retrieve a Golden of
Minnesota - rescuing and rehoming Goldens and Golden-mixes in Minnesota
and bordering states.
THE OLD DOG HOUSE Website:
www.facebook.com/theolddoghouse Breed: Older and senior large breed dogs About/Mission: The Old Dog House is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3)
charitable organization in Jacksonville, FL dedicated to giving older and
senior dogs a second, sometimes third, chance at a new life. At so many
shelters, the age of a dog can determine its chances of reaching the
adoption floor to find a new forever home. As a result, many wonderful
dogs are denied the ability to live out their lives with dignity,
surrounded by love. The Old Dog House aims to enlighten the public to the
joys of owning an older or senior dog through educational programs and to
place rescued dogs into true forever homes through adoption programs. The
dogs that come into the care of The Old Dog House will remain in our care
until adopted. We rely solely on donations from the public to support our
organization. 100% of donations received are used for the care and
rehabilitation of the dogs at The Old Dog House.
THE PET RESCUE CENTER Website:
www.thepetrescuecenter.org Facebook: The Pet Rescue Center About/Mission: We are a
registered, 501c3 non-profit organization. We rescue, rehabilitate,
and rehome dogs and cats.Our Goal is to work with the communities of California,
shelters, veterinarians and animal rescue groups to save the lives of
dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation through
education, spay/neuter and rescue programs. In this effort, we provide
a no-kill, veterinary supervised temporary sanctuary for these pets
while we work to locate an adopting family. Additionally, The Pet
Rescue Center allocates financial grants, to provide critical or
lifesaving treatments for pets with special needs to our rescues and
to the public
THE SHAMROCK CIRCLE FUND Website:
http://shamrockcirclefund.blogspot.com/ About/Mission:The fund was established by
a gracious adopter rescued GoldenRetrievers with
special needs. It is funded by monthly, tax deductible charitable
donations. Shamrock Circle Fund helps to fund extraordinary medical and
emergency expenses, such as medical tests, surgeries, long term care for
the elderly and unexpected events.
1. Shelter & Emergency Medical Assistance.
This program asissts rural shelters with supplies and donations and
through The Phoenix Fund, helps rescue groups handle medical bills for
animals that have suffered extreme abuse or neglect.
Many rural shelters are
too small to accommodate the growing number of animals entering their
facilities each year. Most of these shelters lack proper protection
from the elements, utilizing outdoor runs and buildings without
heating and/or air. UDF seeks to assist these shelters through
food/supply drives as well as monetary donations.
The Phoenix Fund is named
for a courageous pup that was brought to a small shelter with severe
mange, eye, ear and skin infections. This fund supplies grants to
rescue groups to provide emergency medical care for dogs with medical
issues caused by abuse or neglect.
2. Military Mutts - the
goal of the Military Mutts program is to provide assistance to
deploying military personnel in caring for their pets while deployed
(through transport to a family member, fostering or re-homing);
provide food and supplies to military pet owners facing financial
difficulties; and placing companion animals with military families.
SHELTER DOGS & CATS
www.trikalashelterdogs.com Facebook URL:
/TrikalaShelterArgos Twitter URL:
http://twitter.com/#!/trikalashelter YouTube URL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/aoargosshelter Breed: N/A About/Mission: Dedicated to Helping the Dogs at Trikala
Shelter, including strays ( dog's & cats), we're also feeding &
caring for. Our Shelter is Small, with too many Dog's packed into a
small area. We do not have room to bring all the Strays into our
Shelter, too keep them safe. All we can do is provide them food &
some medical care. The strays are not safe from Poisonings,
shootings, and abuse from Townspeople. Strays are often severely
abused on the streets of Greece. We are trying to make a Difference,
but it will take many more voices (from People around the World) to
Our aims are to educate the public that all animals
need commitment, love and respect; also animals should be NEUTERED
to avoid more unwanted litters, and given the care that they need.
By REHOMING animals we can provide much needed space to RESCUE more
abused animals. All the animals are GIVEN the TIME, veterinary care
and love they need to RECOVER before being homed. If a suitable home
cannot be found they are NEVER KILLED, they simply stay at the
SHELTER for the rest of their lives.
TWO FOSTER MOMS THAT CARE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Foster-Moms-that-Care/100548820032526?ref=ts Breed: Any (usually dogs left behind) About/Mission: We are TWO FOSTER MOMS THAT CARE. We are
not a licensed rescue yet but in hopes one day we will be. We rescue
dogs on deathrow that nobody wants or no rescue will rescue. We take
up to 2-4 fosters at a time and we provide vet care and lots of love
until they find their furever home. We also pull/transport for nearby
rescues if needed. We pay for vet care, pull fees, etc for the animals
out of pocket and donations. Without our fans this would not be
possible. We haev successfully adopted out 11 dogs within a 6 month
period and have rescued 13 dogs alltogether and we wil continue to do