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RAISING AWARENESS FOR

CAUSES/RESCUES

 


Click here to see my new public service announcement for shelter pets


Because my inspirational video From 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! Thank you!

Scroll down to see the causes listed, or click on the specific categories below...

Human Causes
Animal Causes
Personal Causes
Causes I'm a Spokesdog/Ambassador For
Animal Welfare Organizations/Rescues


If you would like your cause added, please send me an email ...
"pawinspired at aol dot com" with the following...

Organization name:
Website URL:
Facebook URL:
Twitter URL: if applicable
YouTube URL: if applicable
Breed:  if applicable
About/Mission: What your organization does, or it's mission.

 


Together, we can all raise more awareness!


HUMAN CAUSES

 

ALTERNATING HEMIPLEGIA OF CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION
Website:
www.ahckids.org
Twitter: @AHCKIDS
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AHCPresident?feature=mhee
About/Mission:
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 patients.

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.  

Although the 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 achievements.

 

ANGEL IDs
Website: www.angel-ids.com
Facebook: 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 info@angel-ids.com. 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, WAOur 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.

 

BREAST IMPRESSIONS FOUNDATION
Website:
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!


BRENDAN B MCGINNIS CONGENITAL CMV FOUNDATION
Website:
www.cmvfoundation.org
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brendan-B-McGinnis-Congenital-CMV-Foundation/161324514533
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CMVFoundation
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cmvfoundation
About/Mission: 
The Brendan B. McGinnis Congenital CMV Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 2007 by Tracy McGinnis, whose son Brendan is severely disabled and developmentally delayed due to congenital CMV. The primary goals of the foundation are to raise public awareness about congenital CMV, to raise donations to support research for a vaccine for CMV, and to affect change in the medical community so that physicians will begin to test women for CMV prior to pregnancy.
Ultimately, our mission is to save babies yet to be born from suffering the potentially devastating consequences of congenital CMV.


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 disability
· 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 developing baby!

Our 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
PSA 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?"


DOGGIE DONATION CORPS
Website:
www.fitasfido.com www.jenniferinspiringpeople.com www.caninesupportteams.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doggie-Donation-Corps/126456357429466
Twitter: http://twitter.com/doggiedonation
About/Mission: The Doggie Donation Corp's mission is to raise money and awareness of the "Pawz for Wounded Veterans" program through Canine Support teams. This program provides service dogs free of charge to the veterans of any war.


CANINE SUPPORT TEAMS
Website:
www.caninesupportteams.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caninesupportteams
Twitter: www.twitter.com/caninesuprtteam
About/Mission: Canine Support teams mission is to provide specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Our Vision in to change the way the world thinks about disabilities, one dog at a time.


EXTREME FAMILY OUTREACH
Website:
www.extremefamilyoutreach.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extreme-Family-Outreach/299589138006?sk=wall
About/Mission: Extreme Family Outreach is an intensive community based 501c3 program. Our holistic approach to building character brings vision and hope along the Route 40 corridor. Currently, we are greeted weekly by over 400 young enthusiasts!


FIRST DESCENTS

Website: http://www.firstdescents.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Descents/120826974569
About/Mission:
  First Descents is committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing outdoor adventure therapy through kayaking, rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports.

These experiences 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:
http://greenbeanscoffee.com/
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/cupofjoeforajoe
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPH76Dtir34
About/Mission:
  GREEN BEANS 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”.


HELPING HANDS: MONKEY HELPERS FOR THE DISABLED
Website:
http://www.monkeyhelpers.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/monkeyhelpers
About/Mission: To serve quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities.


KEEP KIDS FIRE SAFE FOUNDATION
Website:
 www.keepkidsfiresafe.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/keepkidsfiresafefoundation
About/Mission: Founded to help carry on the work of 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 FEMA report, 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 injuries suffered 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.learningtocope.weebly.com
Facebook: 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.


MICHELLE'S PLACE - THE WOMEN'S BREAST CANCER RESOURCE CENTER

Website:
 http://www.michellesplace.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/PinkRibbonMP
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Murrieta-CA/Mickey-Linden/145831862147509
About/Mission: To provide emotional and educational support to those touched with breast cancer and facilitate breast health care services.


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

Website:
http://www.roguerivergreenway.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-River-Greenway/344985076273
About/Mission:The 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.

 


SAN DIEGO ADAPTIVE SPORTS FOUNDATION
Website:
www.sdasf.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sdasf
About/Mission: Improving the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation
Current fundraiser: Stroll & Roll Wheelchair Sports http://conta.cc/fEN7wn


SOLDIER'S BEST FRIEND
Website:
http://soldiersbestfriend.org
Facebook: 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.



STAND UP FOR KIDS
Website:
 www.standupforkids.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StandUp4KidsNational
A short video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Colidbw9Ffc

About/Mission:  Ending the cycle of youth homelessness
 


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 motivation.


SUPPORT 4 RECOVERY
Website:
www.support4recovery.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-4-Recovery-Inc/115670178509995?ref=ts
About/Mission: Our mission is to assess the needs of the recovery community, develop action plans to support, educate and empower the community and thus, promote successful long-term recovery. The organization's focus is on celebrating recovery and breaking down stigma and discrimination by creating a unified voice for positive change. 
 

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

 

TERRIERS SUPPORTING PAWZ FOR WOUNDED VETERANS
Website:
www.FitAsFido.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/FitAsFido
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/FitAsFido
About/Mission: My terriers and their corps of canine recruits are collecting donations to help raise enough money to fund the costs for one service dog for a wounded Veterans through Canine Support Teams' Pawz For Wounded Veterans program.


UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION (UMDF)
Website:
www.umdf.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=2922196143
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UMDF
YouTube: 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.
 

WALKS FOR LOVE
Website:
http://walksforlove.org/wp/
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001098443153
About/Mission:
Walks for Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides essential pet care services to people who are unable to care for their pets due to illness, disability or other circumstances. We believe no dog should be denied the love, care and respect they deserve.

 

ANIMAL CAUSES
 

BONE CANCER DOGS, INC
Website:
www.bonecancerdogs.org
Facebook https://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 bone cancer.


DELTA SOCIETY
Website:
www.deltasociety.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deltasociety
Twitter 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 bond.


DOGS FOR THE PAWS - The National Pet/Art Awareness Project
Website:
http://www.dogsforthepaws.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dogsforthepaws
Twitter: 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".

 


EMMA ZEN AND TEAM 02 (Pet Oxygen Mask Fundraisers)
Website: www.emmazen.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmazen
 
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 are oxygen 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 Zen is the Canine Ambassador for Biker Dogs too!!! ®  Donate online at: www.emmazen.com
 


FIX YOUR IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Website: http://www.fixyourimages.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fixyourimages
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.


K9 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: www.nowzad.com

Facebook: 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:
We help 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 saving Soldiers",


RANCHO COASTAL HUMANE SOCIETY
Website: www.rchumanesociety.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rchumane
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.



SAVE AN ANGEL
Website:
http://www.save-an-angel.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000390876073
About/Mission: What would Duke Do? wristbands are on sale now! 100% of the profits go to Save An Angel.  Did you know that 95% of transplant procedures that are performed on humans were tested on dogs first?  Please visit our website to learn how yu can help dogs with lymphoma receive the same life-saving treatments that they helped create!



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.

 

PERSONAL CAUSES

 

 

ALISSA'S PHOTOGRAPHY
Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alissas-Photography/179260255473550?sk=wall
Breed: mixed breeds
About/Mission: I am a Jr photographer. I am using my photography to promote adoptions in central Texas.


AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Click to donate: My Fundraising page
Event address: www.heart.org/doverwalk
AHA in general:
www.heart.org
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/2011-Kent-County-Heart-Walk/160097740724144
About/Mission:
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.


CONNERY BEAGLE

Website:
http://doranna.net/dogplay/a.antho.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ConneryBeagle
Twitter: 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 which starts:
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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: www.findingforever.org
Facebook:
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 their hearts.  A portion of all sales from her book, Finding Forever: The dogs of Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, will be donated to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue.



HELP SAVE ZEN / FRIENDS OF ZEN AND FREYA

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helpmyhuskies, 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
About/Mission: 
Paxton has multiple disabilities and needs an assisatance dog to help him in school and in his need for independence. 

Hi, my 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 Spina Bifida). 

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 surroundings. 

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.petalthedog.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Petalhuwaldt
Twitter: 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 foundation soon.


PREST-WALK GIRL
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/PrestWalkGirl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/PrestWalkGirl
About/Mission:
I am an animal lover and pet-sitter, but my main goal is to end animal cruelty! Feel free to share your animals in need on my FB page and Twitter account! Join the fight to stop the madness sooner than later! 


CAUSES I'M A SPOKESDOG/AMBASSADOR FOR


ACCESS SURF
Website: http://www.accessurf.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AccesSurf/56091984104
About/Mission:
AccesSurf empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation and enriches lives by assisting families to access the beach and ocean in a barrier free environment.
 

BEST DAY FOUNDATION
Website:
http://www.bestdayfoundation.org/
Facebook: 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!


CHASE AWAY K9 CANCER
Website: http://www.chaseawayk9cancer.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chase-Away-K9-Cancer/137708077432?ref=ts
About/Mission: T
he American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation’s Chase Away K9 Cancer Website is a portal of hope, healing, action, and promise! The mission of the ACVIM Foundation is to eliminate animal and human disease through discovery, education, and partnerships throughout the global community of medicine.


FREE KIBBLE
Website: http://www.freekibble.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Freekibble
About/Mission:
Freekibble.com's 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
Website:
http://www.animalcenter.org/

Facebook: 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 adaptive surfing.


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: www.liferollson.org
Facebook: 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.


LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION
Website: http://www.livingthedreamfoundation.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingthedreamfoundation
About/Mission:
We make dreams come true for children with life-threatening afflictions while enriching their lives with the positive message of Living The Dream."
We Are Family! We Are One! We Are LIVING THE DREAM!!!


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://oceanhealinggroup.org
Facebook: 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://payitforwardday.com/
Facebook: 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.

PETS FOR PATRIOTS
Website: http://www.petsforpatriots.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/petsforpatriots
About/Mission:
Our mission at Pets for Patriots involves education and outreach about the benefits of adopting adult and other at-risk pets. Overlooked in favor of puppies and kittens, these more mature animals make wonderful pets and deserve a second chance at life.


PETS FOR VETS
Website: http://www.pets-for-vets.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PetsforVetsInc?ref=ts
About/Mission:
The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from having a companion animal.

PIPELINE TO A CURE
Website: www.pipelinetoacure.com
Facebook: 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 Cure."


SO CAL H2O RESCUE TEAM
Website: http://www.socalh2orescueteam.com/
Facebook: 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!


SURFERS FOR AUTISM
Website: http://surfersforautism.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/surfersforautism
About/Mission:
We are a 501 (c) (3) not for profit dedicated to the introduction of the sport of surfing to children with special needs.

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.
 

SURFERS HEALING
Website: http://surfershealing.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surfers-Healing/163567001547
About/Mission:
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz.Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload-- simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.

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 of surfing.


WHEELS 2 WATER
Website: www.wheels2water.org
Facebook: 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.

 

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS/RESCUES


 

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 Criminal Justice 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.

 

THE PATRICK MIRACLE
Website:
http://patrickatgsvs.shutterfly.com/ and http://www.gsvs.org/news/patrick.asp
Facebook: http://www.gsvs.org/news/patrick.asp
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!


BARRIO DOGS, INC
Website:
  www.barriodogs.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/barriodogs
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqEJB7iE6A4
About/Mission: Barrio Dogs is a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas with emphasis on education and raising awareness on proper animal care in the low income communities. Because there is a huge animal overpopulation problem in these inner city communities more emphasis on spay and neutering is vital. 


BC PITBULL AND BULLY BREEDS SUPPORT AND RESCUE
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BC-Pitbull-Bully-Breed-Support-and-Rescue/207598192594697
YouTube: 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: 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Dog-Rescue-Inc/212828372061625?ref=ts
About/Mission: Big 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 URL:  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 week at 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: www.campcocker.com
Facebook: 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 "worry 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 relinquishments.

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 saved.

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 Cocker.


CELEBRATING PUGS
Website: http://www.celebratingpugs.com/
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001013023172
Breed: Saving pug and pug mixes
About/Mission:
*HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE: We will work with other breed rescues to aid in transport through the Delmarva area. (Delmarva: Maryland/Delaware/Virginia/DC)

 

COASTAL GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE – San Diego Chapter
Website URL: http://www.coastalgsr.org/index.htm
Facebook URL: http 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.

Coastal is 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.

We are committed to finding loving permanent homes for the Orphaned dogs in our care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, non profit organization.

Our mission 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.

All 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.



DEMAND CHANGE FOR PAWS FOR LIFE IN PUEBLO CO
Website:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Demand-Change-at-Paws-for-Life-Pueblo-Co/189782351044364
YouTube: http://youtu.be/AAkea-BQcQk

Breed: Not just one breed but shelter dogs
About/Mission:
PAWS for Life in Pueblo Co is a 501 no profit no kill shelter that needs news leadership ASAP. I'm trying to create a community group to bring about new leadership in the form of a new board and new staff. Be the change these dogs need!
 



Check out my pawls at Desperate 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 forever homes.
 

DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF CANINE RESCUE
Website:
www.diamondsintheruffcaninerescue.com
Facebook: 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 Hollywood, California


FLORIDA ROTTWEILER RESCUE
Website:
www.floridarottweilerrescue.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RottweilerRescue
Twitter: http://twitter.com/flrottierescue
About/Mission: Florida Rottweiler Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) pending, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abandoned and abused Rottweilers and educating the public about the Rottweiler breed.


FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
Facebook:
http://www.Facebook.com/pages/For-The-Love-Of-Animals/170738336310378
About/Mission: A Facebook page dedicated to caring and sharing stories of animals in need, along with happy stories to lighten the day.


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.

We also have a "Code of Ethics" document here http://friendlygiantsdogrescue.com/
 


FULL MOON FARM
Website:
http://www.fullmoonfarm.org
Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/279502, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25616163419, our "Ambassador" River has his page http://www.facebook.com/pages/River-Ambassadog-For-Full-Moon-Farm/173695422643478.
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/fullmoonfarm
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/fullmoonfarm
About/Mission:
Currently, 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, 828-664-9818


GINNY'S PET RESCUE, INC
Website: www.ginnyspetrescue.faithweb.com

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/pages/Pioneer-Tennessee/Ginnys-Pet-Rescue-Inc-a-501-c-3-corporation/107539329277667
Breed:  We rescue all breeds 

About/Mission: Our organization rescues abandoned pets and relinquished pets from all over when we have room.  We have rescued and adopted out over 60+ dogs and some cats/kittens. All funding for our rescue is done from my husbands retirement.  We do not get donations or received any grants.  We are a 501c3 IRS public charity and could use help from anyone that would be able to donate.


GOLDEN BOND RESCUE
Website:
 www.goldenbondrescue.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=41530002802&ref=ts
Breed: Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes in Oregon and Southern Washington.
About/Mission:  They operate out of foster homes, so no dog is in a shelter.



GOLDEN HUGGS RESCUE, INC.
Website:
www.goldenhuggs.org
Breed: Golden Retrievers


GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF GREATER LOS ANGELES RESCUE (GRCGLA Rescue)
Website:   www.grcglarescue.org
Facebook 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:
www.greyhoundpetsorlando.org
Facebook: 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)
Website: www.grrowls.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55283285420
Breed:  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.
 

 



HELPING ORPHANED HOUNDS RESCUE
Website:
www.helpingorphanedhoundssocal.petfinder.com, www.helpingorphanedhounds.org, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ353.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Maricopa-AZ/Helping-Orphaned-Hounds/159945489966
About/Mission: A small volunteer based, no-kill 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, stray, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in the Arizona and Southern California.
Goals: To find loving homes
for homeless dogs/puppies with people who are able to provide the pet with a permanent home, and to promote spaying and neutering, thereby reducing the tragic consequences of pet overpopulation.


HOLLY'S GARDEN RESCUE
Website:
www.hollysgarden.com
Facebook: Holly's Garden Rescue
Breed: Shih Tzu, Lhasa, Maltese, small breed rescue


HOMEWARD BOUND GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, INC
Website: 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 further.


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 ticks, Promoting 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; and Public education programs.


ITALIAN GREYHOUND PLACE
Website:
www.italiangreyhoundplace.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Italian-Greyhound-Place/103421809737213
Breed: Italian Greyhounds and Italian Greyhound mixes
About/Mission: Italian Greyhound Place provides free assistance to people re-homing Italian Greyhounds or Italian Greyhound mixes, and also rescues, fosters, and re-homes Italian Greyhounds and Italian Greyhound mixes in need.


LAB RESCUERS
Website:
http://www.labrescuers.org/ San Diego
Breed: Labrador Retrievers


LAB RESCUE OF L.R.C.P, INC

Website:
www.lab-rescue.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=35007936858
Breed: Labrador Retrievers


LAST CHANCE RESCUE
About/Mission: Last Chance Rescue - A new show about rescue dogs on Animal Planet
http://animal.discovery.com/tv/last-chance-highway/ 


LOVING ANIMALS, INC
Website:
www.lovinganimalsinc.org
Facebook:  http://www.Facebook.com/pages/For-The-Love-Of-Animals/170738336310378
Breed:
About/Mission:
Our present mission is to raise enough to get the 501(c)3 status from the IRS.  Once that is obtained, our mission to hold fundraisers to earn money to help animals in need.  We plan to have live entertainement, vendors, animals up for adoption and to solicit donations from companies.
 


NAMASTE DOG RESCUE
Website:
www.namastedogrescueinc.com, 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!!


NEW ORLEANS LAB RESCUE
Website:
www.nolalabrescue.org, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/LA259.htm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/New-Orleans-Lab-Rescue/111331418925264
Breed: Labrador Retrievers
About/Mission:
We are a Labrador Retriever Rescue Group based in New Orleans, LA dedicated to placing Labrador Retrievers into approved, loving homes and promoting responsible pet ownership.


NO KILL COLUMBUS GA
Website: http://www.nokillcolumbusga.org/
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/NoKillColumbusGa
Twitter:
@NOKILLCOLGA
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!


NORTH AMERICAN DUTCH SHEPHERD RESCUE

Website: http://www.dutchshepherdrescue.org/
Breed: Dutch Shepherd


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER RESCUE (NorCal GSP Rescue)
Website:
http://www.NorCalGSPrescue.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/norcalgsprescue
Twitter: @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.


PETS ARE FOR LIFE, INC
Website: www.petsarelife.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pets-Are-For-Life-Inc/157971477585174
Breed: Mixed breeds
About/Mission:

· Reduce organized dog fighting by 50%
· Reduce puppy mills by 40%
· Reduce dogs waiting to be euthanized by 60%
· Mission accomplished by 2018 !
We got things started, all we need now is your help and support !
Read and learn how we will complete our mission in nine years !



PIT BULL HAPPENINGS, INC
Website: www.PitBullHappenings.com

Facebook: 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 puppies. We, at 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 time!


POODLES AND PALS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Website:
www.poodlesandpals.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poodles-and-Pals/125348120817415?ref=sgm
Breed: Poodles


POTOMAC VALLEY PEKINGESE RESCUE
Website:
http://www.potomacpekes.org/
Facebook: Potomac Valley Pekingese Rescue
Breed:
Pekingese
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 Pekingese.



PUGGLES & PITTIES - San Diego CA
W
ebsite: http://pugglesnpitties.org
Breed: Pugs & Pits


RALPHIE'S PLACE
Website:
http://www.ralphiesplace.org/
Facebook: 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: www.rchumanesociety.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rchumane
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.


RESCUE (Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education) 
Website:
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.


SAN ANTONIO GREAT DANE RESCUE (SASPCA) - San Antonio and surrounding areas - if we can help, we will!
Website:
www.texasgreatdane.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/SanAntonioGreatDaneRescue
Breed: Great Danes, Great Dane mixes
About/Mission:
We will adopt out of state as long as we can get a home check/vet check/landlord/reference check completed
 



SHORTIES CHARITIES - Los Angeles, CA
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1696.html

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortyRossiFanPage
Breed: Bully Breeds


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE
Website:
http://www.scgrrescue.org/
Breed: Golden Retrievers


TEXAS ALASKAN MALAMUTE RESCUE
Website:
http://www.texalmal.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Texas-Alaskan-Malamute-Rescue/90351374505


THE ARFanage
Website:www.animalrescuemobile.org
About/Mission: Click this link to watch their video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF6amg_tsDw


THE OLD DOG HOUSE
Website: www.theolddoghouse.org
Facebook: 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 Golden Retrievers 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.


THE UBERDOG FOUNDATION
Website:
www.uberdogfoundation.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/UberDog-Foundation/186480031395967
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UberDogFound
About/Mission: The UberDog Foundation (UDF) seeks to assist companion animals in two major areas:
 
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.

TRIKALA SHELTER DOGS & CATS

Website URL: 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 help us!
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
Facebook:
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 more.

 

MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

Stop the Heartstick methods at Whiteville,NC Columbus County Animal Control | Change.org

www.takepart.com/TheCove 

 

 

 

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