BENEFITING: 6dogrees Rescue
Our charity for April 2017 is 6Dogrees Rescue. Please read their story below:
6dogrees – a 501c3 – is a small, grassroots rescue focusing on saving local & CA death-row dogs.
Why CA? We save “red listed” dogs meaning those with less than 12 hours to be rescued. A good percentage of these dogs end up on the euthanasia list by no fault of their own. Pet stores are over selling dogs, backyard breeders, & puppy mill dogs are a big part of the problem. As they breed the new trendy dogs, these “less desirable” dogs are discarded. The dogs end up in the streets and shelters.
We help many dogs in California because 800 dogs per day are dying there. The lack of spay and neuter, and education also adds to the problem leaving many agencies with very limited resources to help the animals.
Karleen used her bonus check money from her job a few years ago to launch a sustainable rescue idea with a “Save it forward” concept.
Maintaining her full-time job, Karleen now spends most of her free time rescuing dogs and finding them a forever home. It can cost $400 to save even a healthy dog. When dogs are adopted they are fully vetted spayed/neutered and microchiped. 6 Dogrees rescue uses all of the adoption fees for the dogs welfare, vetting & boarding.
We are doing business as a “not for profit rescue” All adoption fees, donations go directly to saving red listed euthanasia dogs. For every dog we adopt out we rescue one more and pay on the additional vet bills of sick dogs for pay-it-forward rescuing.
We feel by remaining small we can better manage and care for the dogs that need us. 6dogrees is a passionate rescue based off love and volunteers.
Rescuing dogs is incredibly rewarding – and it can also be exhausting for us and the dogs! Here are some of the steps the 6Dogrees rescue dogs go through.
Scared and alone, our dogs are generally in a shelter in WA or CA.
We work with some great people who are the first step in rescue – they go to the shelter and pick the dog up.
Our transporters see that the dogs are safely brought to Seattle.
Foster parents often meet the dogs as they come off of transport.
Next they go to the vet to make sure everything is ok.
At their foster homes, it’s time for a well-deserved nap… …or some lounging-around.
The dogs will attend adoption events.
We have a wonderful volunteer team that helps each dog find a great home.
The biggest reward in dog rescue is seeing an awesome dog wind up with their forever family. Happy dogs and happy families! Life in a forever home is good!
All of our donations will go towards VET bills. Please check out 6Dogrees website for stories, photos AND Happy Endings.