Blue Man Dog began in September 2017 with the mission of being more than a dog rescue. We wanted to share our years of combined dog behavior knowledge with adopters and rescue volunteers, to give them the skills to deepen the human dog connection. We created a free resource website, available for the general public, with an amazing amount of information on how to smoothly make the transition home with a rescue dog, and offered training help to the rescue community. In only eight months, we've rescued 32 dogs, and found 29 great homes!
One of our local shelters asked Blue Man Dog for help educating their volunteers who foster dogs directly from them. So we now offer free regular seminars for fosters and volunteers in the rescue community, a place where we can all share the challenges and solutions for getting a dog ready for adoption and more successful start in their new life.
As a rescue, Blue Man Dog focuses on saving the dogs least likely to be adopted, those with behavior issues, medical problems and seniors. We recently saved two senior girls, Lexy and Candice, both with severe tumors that left them no chance at adoption from the shelter. We took them in, paid for their medical treatment, and nursed them back to health. To our great joy, both girls were cancer-free and looking fantastic after recovering from surgery. Best of all, they found wonderful, loving homes.
With what little space we had, we were still able to help many dogs with behavior problems (scheduled to be put down) from shelters and owners. As most behavior issues are learned, we're passionate about helping dogs unlearn them. We took in beautiful Jasmine who had picked up so many bad habits in her short life, her beauty and spirit would be cut short. With our proper training and leadership were able to get her back on track, and continued her success by offering support to her new family. We also intercepted Reggie from owners who couldn’t continue to live with him because of a big fear-biting problem and were going to put him down. We’ll never know what horrors he’d been through in his early past, but by working slowly to help him to trust first, then conquer his fears of being touched, he made slow and steady progress. After many months with us, he’s finally rehabilitated. Now he's a truly happy spitfire of a dog, and ready to move on to a fantastic full life.
All of our rescued dogs live in foster homes, where they can decompress from the stress of the shelter, recover from the pains of surgery, and learn the necessary skills to be a well-mannered family member. We are always searching for foster homes for our dogs. A great foster can easily change the course of a dog's life forever. Setting a dog up for success takes some special work and people. We love our fosters, and are always here to support, educate and thank them!
With the amazing start we've made, we're asking you to help us in our work with your donations, we simply can't do it without you.. During May, please share this page with your friends and ask them to donate too. All the funds we receive will go directly to the dogs. Plus, by donating to us, we will be entered into a drawing to win up to $25,000! That's a lot of lives saved.