If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of family.
And who is a better family member than your dog?
Your dog is a great listener, a great cuddler, and he always wants to hang out with you.
Saving dogs so that more people can add that special member to their family is why we rescue! Now, more than ever, the unconditional love and support your dog gives you is crucial to living a happy, healthy life.
For the past few years, Strut Your Mutt has been critical in our operations.
In our short 8.5 years of rescue we have saved over 12,000 dogs. Sweet, healthy dogs who just need someone to love them, and also the “harder” pups. Dogs who were sick, hurt, in desperate need of training or behavior modification, dogs who would have been put down, scared in a shelter.
Twelve thousand dogs who needed help, rescued and rehomed into loving families.
We are so proud of that number. Every one of those dogs deserved the second chance we were able to give them.
Those more difficult dogs are often the most rewarding. They are also the most expensive to care for. On average, dogs in our care cost Rescue Rovers more than triple their adoption fee. We offset those costs through donations, and Strut Your Mutt is our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year.
100% of your donation comes to Rescue Rovers and goes towards the care of dogs like:
Padfoot, a big, sweet boy who was wasting away in the shelter. It took us weeks to figure out that he had an autoimmune disease, but he is thriving now and waiting for his forever family to find him!
DayZee, a 9 year old maltese mix surrendered to us with bladder stones and a grapefruit sized mass hanging from her belly.
Evin, Ewan, Elvy and Emerson, our first box of puppies. Found abandoned on the side of the road in a taped-up Clorox box by a truck driver at just 4 weeks old. They were weak, malnourished and covered in ticks. Now they are healthy, thriving puppies living fabulous lives!
Cruise, a paralyzed chihuahua with ugly wounds from dragging his body around. He’s been fit with a wheelchair and is doing water therapy in his foster home. He’s doing fabulously now and is waiting for his forever family to find him!
Debbie, Rosalind and Kirin, all ladies who came to us with (unknown at the time) Transmissible Venereal Tumors – Cancer that we treated and cured with chemotherapy.
Anthia, Clio, Gaia, Thalia and Astrea, our second box of puppies. Also found in a box on the side of the road by a good Samaritan, they came to us at just 5 weeks old in need of so much TLC. All are living happy, healthy lives today!
Ponyta and Vulpix, six year old sisters who were adopted together as pups and recently returned when their owner had to move a long way for work (military). These girls were given a great life, but after they came back their health began to decline sharply. We found that they have a rare progressive neurological disorder, possibly due to distemper. We’re working closely with a vet and physical therapist, trying some medication and hoping for the best for both girls!
These are just some of the medical cases we’ve taken on in the first half of 2020. These dogs, and so many others, have benefitted from Rescue Rovers dedication and from the support of people like you.
You can help us continue to care for dogs in need!
Donate to our team!
Whether you donate directly to the Rescue Rovers team or choose to support one of our fosters, 100% of your donation goes directly to helping more dogs.
Join Our Team!
This years event is virtual, so you can be a part of the Rescue Rovers Team from anywhere! And your registration fee is tax-deductible and counts as a donation!
Share, share, share! If you choose to create your own team, ask your friends and family for support! Or, simply sharing that you have donated to Rescue Rovers is likely to inspire someone else to donate, too! So, don’t be shy – put the word out!
We appreciate your ongoing support. We truly could not do what we do without YOU.
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