Pet Rescues – A Variety of Options
Locate your local Humane Society http://www.humanesociety.org/about/state/
Seer Farms http://seerfarms.org/
Seer Farms Inc. is a New Jersey based non-profit that is being established for the inter-related purposes of intervening when families are in crisis and need a bridge strategy of support for their pets and to enable multi-species animal rescue and placement.
American Bulldog Rescue http://americanbulldogrescue.org/
American Bulldog Rescue is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to rescuing and finding forever homes for bull breed dogs in need. American Bulldog Rescue is not a shelter, but an all-volunteer group where the dogs receive loving care in a network of dedicated foster homes until the time when their forever family is found.
Bully Breed Rescue http://www.bullybreedrescueinc.org/
Pet Finder https://www.petfinder.com/
The pet adoption experience at different types of shelters can be vastly different, so take the time to visit the home page of your local animal rescue groups to see which you might enjoy working with most.
Coast-to- Coast Dachshund Rescue
Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue, CCDR, was formed in August 2000 as a non- profit organization. We are dedicated to rescuing Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes all across the country and will help all Dachshunds regardless of health or age.
Therapy Dogs of St. Mary’s Hospital http://saintmichaelshomecare.com/therapy-dog.html
Lu-lu’s rescue is an all-volunteer companion animal rescue group comprised of dedicated members with over 30 collective years in rescue, foster, and adoption placement.
National Greyhound Adoption Program
National Greyhound Adoption Program was founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1989.
The Trenton Bureau of Animal Control
The friendly staff here at The Trenton Bureau of Animal Control cares. We make every effort to match you and your lifestyle with the right pet!
Pinups for Pit Bulls
Pinups for Pit Bulls (PFPB) is Incorporated and a registered Public Charity 501c3 founded by Deirdre’s Little Darling’ Franklin in 2005. Pinups for Pit Bulls, Inc. works to educate the public about the history and temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier and pit bull type dogs, to raise awareness about Breed Specific Legislation and
Breed-Specific abuse, and to raise funds for bully-breed friendly rescues and dogs in need.
Pet Connect www.petconnect.us
PetConnect.Us is devoted to connecting pets and people, providing valuable information and resources, and being a virtual community center for pet lovers everywhere.
Rescue Ink was formed to aid in battling animal abuse and neglect and to assist existing animal welfare agencies and shelters.
Most of our dogs come from ordinary people who can no longer care for their Yorkie for whatever reason. Sometimes they come as strays. Occasionally, local animal shelters who consider rescue organizations like ours, a “last resort”, call us to take the Yorkies that no one else will consider adopting - the blind, the elderly, the diabetic.
Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, founded in 1997, is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that specializes in placing Labs and Lab mixes. Our web site features a regularly updated list of available Labs who are being given up by their owner (but still living at home) and dogs pulled from shelters and placed in foster care with our volunteers. We evaluate both the dog and the prospective adopting home to help ensure a good fit for everyone. All dogs are vet-checked and their shots updated before they are adopted. Brookline serves many counties in Pennsylvania from Bucks to Berks to State College area as well as part of New Jersey.
Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters
Search for a dog walker or pet-sitter on Care.com
Losing a dog can be crippling and overwhelmingly devastating. The grief associated with this loss usually blindsides us, as we might say, “I loved him but it’s not like he was my child, sibling or parent.” Followed by, “Why am I in so much pain?”
This confirms what I have long suspected, that dogs connect to us on levels we cannot possibly comprehend.
If you or a loved one is dealing with such a brutal loss, please reach out to our pet bereavement counselor Dr. Richard Siegel. http://changeyourfeelings.com/
I’ve personally had the privilege of being treated by Dr. Siegel for several years while recovering from a three-story fall. Dr. Siegel is amazing.
Or, visit The Humane Society website for support
May your hearts heal soon.
Dave (Dog Daddy)
“Eulogy of the Dog” by George Graham Vest- 1870
All too often the most meaningful things in life are taken for granted.
The best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it the most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.
Gentlemen of the jury: A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.
If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.