We are a tax-exempt organization of highly dedicated and hard working people who are rescuing animals from the dangers of the streets and from being euthanized at the 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. Responsibly adopting places the rescue in the right "fur-ever" home the first time.
Not all dogs or puppies in need are on the street or in the shelters. Gracie Lou Rescue also has a variety of services we offer besides adoption to help families keep their beloved pets. From low cost vaccinations to spay/neuter assistance. If you or somebody you know is thinking about dumping any pet on the street or at a shelter, please use the contact page and let us know. There are many other options.
Animal Shelters have become revolving doors, an unintended consequence 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, and that can be a wonderful thing; but it is very 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 help rescue pets who are unable to help themselves by getting them out of that revolving door and into a true “fur-ever” home. This will be accomplished by our focus on quality, not quantity.
Because our rescues are not available for adoption until they have had proper training, our fosters are held to high standards. Our rescues will have started training to obey basic commands and walk on a leash. They are potty/house and crate trained.
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 are able to 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 can imagine it wasn't 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.