Will you help "Make a Doggie Wish" come true?
SCGSR seeks to purchase our very own shelter location and operate the pet sanctuary of our dreams!
SCGSR has operated as a 501(c)3 non-profit for 10 years and has placed over 750 sick, neglected, abused, starved, and injured animals into caring and loving forever homes.
Over these years, we have always wished to have the funds to build our own shelter location and provide a sanctuary for rescued souls, many of which need hospice care. Because we often take on very severe medical cases, our funding is often depleted in caring for our rescues.
- Kaiser (Kai) came to us in miserable pain, needing bilateral hip surgery, but is now running, hiking and in training to become a therapy dog!
- Unable to walk because of starvation and malnourishment was Vita. She required a very special diet and rehabilitation, but is now thriving!
- Maggie was found near death in a trash can and needed treatment for multiple MRSA infections. Today she is the Queen Bee of her forever home!
- And Crystal (now Crisse), fully recovered under our care from infections so bad that her skin was oozing and she had lost most of her fur!
At times, we can’t rescue all of the dogs we’d like to and have to turn them away because we don’t have the shelter space or funds to house or care for more. To do this is very sad, and breaks our hearts. After all, when we are able to help, look at the feats we are able to accomplish!
…then along came the 2016 Saving Pets Challenge launched by Michaelson Found Animals, and a chance to make our wish come true! A $50,000 grand prize is up for grabs (plus a lot of other prizes and giveaways) totaling over $115,000 in donations benefitting animal welfare organizations. By joining our team and helping us fundraise, we can win this contest! And, a $50,000 grant would allow us be one step closer to purchasing our very own shelter location and operating the pet sanctuary of our dreams! "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land amoung the stars!"
Will YOU help us meet our $20,000 fundraising goal?
Why Do We Need a Shelter Location to Save More Dogs?
- Foster families are very limited
- Safe and affordable third party kennels to house dogs is very costly
- On-site locations allow potential adoptive families easier access to meet with our rescues
Why Do We Need a Shelter Location to Create a Doggie Sanctuary & Hospice Care?
Can we tell you a story about Sampson? Our sweet Sampson (aka Sammy) is a healthy German Shepherd who was rescued by SCGSR nearly 4 years ago. He’s perfect in every way and is a wonderfully sophisticated companion who loves a good pat on the noggin, a romp after his tennis balls in the backyard and a home-cooked meal. He’s just like any typical dog, except Sammy is nearly 12. While in foster with SCGSR, Sammy saw younger dogs come through the rescue and be adopted; yet, because of his age, he was often overlooked by adoptive families. Animals and humans are extremely social creatures and seniors often suffer from loneliness and isolation as well as feelings of being unwanted or unneeded. Lucky for Sampson, he had a long term foster family that gave him a place to hang his leash until he found his pawfect home (...and he DID!), but there are so many other seniors and hard to adopt pets that don’t have that luxury. And, while Sammy was in long term foster care, his foster family wasn't able to take on additional fosters needing help. Sampson is just one of the dogs that have inspired us to dream this “Make a Doggie Wish” to change the lives for these animals and allow them to live in a safe sanctuary, under care of our volunteers, for as long as they need, without worry of space. And, we know that to do this, we need more shelter space as well as warm hearts to make this happen.
In addition to long term care for seniors like Sammy, we dream that our sancuary will serve as a loving hospice center for our very old or very ill rescues - such as:
- Sweetie (now Claire), a senior gal who needed bilateral hip surgery
- Max, a senior guy rescued from starving on the streets of Tijuana who had a cancerous tumor the size of a baseball that caused hormonal changes
- Ariel, another sweet senior female, whose time is limited with us due to progessive heart failure
- Rowdy, a sweet young puppy, with an inoperable heart defect whose heart could give out at any moment
We hope that you will take action to help our Make a Doggie Wish Campaign a succuessful dream come true for SCGSR orphans!
HELP WANTED! Become a
FUNDRAISER, or DONATE!
- By becoming a fundraiser on our team, you will make a HUGE impact! The sky is the limit and you'll be able to use your creativity to create your own way (i.e., event, project, idea, gaining corporate sponsorships, etc...) to help support our campaign!
- By donating to our campaign, you help us get ever closer to our goal of purchasing our very own shelter location and operating the pet sanctuary of our dreams!
Please scroll through the photos at the left to view before and after's of Kaiser, Vita, Maggie, Crystal, Sweetie, Max, Ariel & Rowdy! And be sure to view the video at the end of the photo reel. To learn more about SCGSR, visit our website by clicking here.