We are a tax-exempt organization of highly dedicated and hardworking people who are rescuing animals from the dangers of the streets and from being euthanized at local shelters. Our entire team is committed to both the physical & emotional rehabilitation of the animal, so the rescue becomes a family member and not just another pet. Our goal and mission is to ensure that all of our rescues are placed in the right "fur-ever" home the first time.
Not all dogs or puppies in need are on the street or in a shelter. Gracie Lou Rescue offers a variety of additional services to help families keep their beloved pets such as low-cost vaccinations to spay/neuter assistance. If you or somebody you know needs assistance with their pet, please use the contact page and let us know how we might help. There are many other options available to help those in need. Please reach out to us before surrendering your pet to a shelter or making the decision to dump your precious animal on the dangerous streets.
Animal Shelters have become revolving doors for many animals, and unintended outcomes occur due to lack of education and public awareness. Far too often people will purchase or adopt a pet, a cute new puppy or dog from the shelter, which can be a wonderful thing, but it is quite common that when that puppy potties in the house too much, ruins those expensive shoes, or just isn’t that “cute puppy“ anymore, it is dumped on the streets or back in the shelter as an “owner surrender”.
It is our mission to rescue animals and be their advocate and voice, by getting them out of that revolving door environment and into a true “fur-ever” home. This will be accomplished through our continued focus on quality care for all rescued animals and a proactive approach to public awareness and education. We strive to help every family who wants to foster or adopt be educated in animal welfare and provide them with resources and support to be happy, healthy pet owners.
Because our rescues are not available for adoption until they have had proper training, our foster families are dedicated and committed to our mission of providing high quality training homes for our recused animals. Our rescues start training immediately, working on obeying basic commands such as walking on a leash, learning appropriate social behaviors, and learning to sit. Potty/house and crate training is also part of our program.
Our fosters have access to free training with our professional dog trainer, so they have the resources needed and are able work with each rescued dogs' emotional trauma, manners, and less desirable habits. All of us, including our fosters, work closely with our veterinarians and professional trainers so we can provide adopters with honest and accurate personality assessments on all available rescues.
A picture of a stray dog posted on Facebook May 10th, 2019 has changed the hearts and lives of many. We do not know Gracie Lou's whole story, but we imagine it was not a good one. There are hundreds of dogs and puppies dumped daily and left to survive the streets on their own that do not get the happy eve-rafter that Gracie Lou has. Please help us spread the word that there are other options to keep dogs off the streets and out of the shelters.
Gracie Lou & Pumpkin watching the 2020 American Dog Rescue show on the Hallmark Channel USA.