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TagsForHope works with non-profit animal shelters and rescue groups to bring hope and help to countless animals in need.

For every purchase you make, not only are you ensuring your own pet's safety, but you are also helping feed, treat and rescue an animal. With your help, TagsForHope is able to raise the necessary funds every month to help bring hope and care to countless dogs & cats.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Raleigh, North Carolina

Second Chance Pet Adoptions (SCPA) champions homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in their quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals. As the oldest no-kill shelter in Wake County, North Carolina, we have rescued and rehomed over ten thousand cats and dogs since our inception in 1989. Along with taking in stray animals, we also maintain a working relationship with the high kill shelters, where many of our animals are from. We believe in saving lives through spaying/neutering, providing humane treatment and care, and the well-being of companion cats and dogs. SCPA strives to provide all the animals in our program with necessary medical attention--in addition to being spayed/neutered, each animal is given a physical, all the necessary vaccines, age appropriate blood testing (Feline Leukemia/FIV, Heartworm), parasite treatment and prevention, and embedded with a microchip. We partner with local veterinarians to receive quality, but discounted medicine and services to keep operational costs down. By focusing on socialization, we are able to better ensure that they are adopted into suitable homes and to ensure that it is an ideal match for lifelong companionship. We also encourage responsible pet ownership through education, advocacy, programs and services, and collaboration with other animal organizations. Aside from a small paid staff, our organization is mainly supported through donation of time and services from many volunteers within the community.

Heart of the Valley

Bozeman, Montana

Heart of the Valley, Inc. (HOV) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter located in Bozeman and serving the Gallatin and Madison valleys. Our primary service territory encompasses the area between West Yellowstone, Three Forks and Livingston. HOV also has contracts to serve as an impound facility for animal control officers for Gallatin County, City of Bozeman, City of Belgrade and the Town of Manhattan. HOV handles more than 2,500 cats and dogs every year. The average daily census in the summer is about 290 animals (200 cats, 90 dogs). The average daily census in the winter is about 195 animals (130 cats, 65 dogs). HOV has an open door policy and does not euthanize for space or length of time. Being an “open door” shelter means that HOV accepts any lost, abandoned or surrendered companion animals (cats or dogs) from anywhere. The animals arrive at HOV for all sorts of reasons and in every imaginable condition. No matter the circumstance or condition, HOV accepts them. All incoming animals are given both a medical and behavioral evaluation. If they are deemed adoptable with reasonable medical and/or behavioral treatment, then they are held until they are adopted. If they are deemed unadoptable, then they are humanely euthanized. Animals are re-evaluated regularly to ensure that they remain adoptable and are maintaining a reasonable quality of life. Animals are never euthanized at HOV after an arbitrary number of days or for space. As important as re-homing is, HOV also takes seriously its obligation to the community to ensure it does not send out animals that are sick or a danger to the community. Nobody wants to live near an aggressive dog that might bite a child or kill another dog or cat. HOV is committed to the concept that every animal that leaves HOV for a new home must be an ambassador, not a liability, for other homeless animals waiting in shelters to be adopted.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Wellington, Florida

Mission: Big Dog Ranch Rescue (BDRR) is a leader in the national animal welfare movement, through compassionate, innovative rescue practices and transformative educational programs. Our goal is to give the gift of life to as many dogs as humanely possible, enrich the lives of those who adopt them and in doing so help to create a better world. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is associated with the Florida Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Overview of our organization: Big Dog Ranch Rescue (BDRR) is the largest no-kill shelter for dogs in the Southeast. Each day, we rescue dogs and puppies from overcrowded shelters, save stray dogs, and help owners who are no longer able to care for their dogs. We began as the Florida Weimaraner Rescue over ten years ago, and in 2008 we expanded to rescue all breeds. We are a growing organization, with almost 2,000 dogs cared for and adopted annually. Our current space has been a significant challenge to future expansion that is critical to our mission. This winter, we will break ground on a 33-acre cage-free campus where dogs will have space to roam, play, and grow. This new campus will allow us to increase intakes and raise awareness of shelter animals through innovative programs, education and partnerships. It is designed to have everything dogs need to be happy and healthy. A dedicated veterinary team will provide medical treatment, spay and neutering services, and provide help for injured and ill dogs and those with pre-existing medical conditions. BDRR reaches the hearts of many all including over 600 volunteers annually. Many of our volunteers return week after week to help with feeding, walking and caring for the dogs. The support of our funders insures that every BDRR dog will find his forever family and every family will receive the tools they need to care for their new best friend.

Meals For Mutts, Inc

Webster, New York

Meals For Mutts, Inc is a 501c3 non profit that strives to reduce the number of animals surrendered to shelters by providing quality, nutritious meals to companion animals who's owners have fallen on hard times and are unable to provide for them. It is our hope that by deferring the costs of feeding their pets, MFM will help owners keep their pets where they belong; in their home. Long Description The purpose of Meals For Mutts, Inc (MFM) is to provide healthy, nutritious pet food to companion animals whose owners are, due to current financial hardships, struggling to feed them. Families and individuals seeking assistance to feed their companion animals will be channeled and screened through local animal rescue organizations in Upstate, NY that Meals For Mutts, Inc. partners with. By providing food for their pets during times of financial crisis for families and/or individuals MFM aims to reduce the number of animals surrendered to shelters. Meals For Mutts, Inc. is an all-volunteer run organization. All activities are carried out by our volunteers. All fund-raising activities are held in various locations in and around Western NY. Food donated to, and procured by Meals For Mutts, Inc. is stored at a central storage and distribution location and will be accounted for and inventoried by MFM volunteers. Food distribution times will be scheduled and prearranged with rescues that are referring food recipients. Meals For Mutts, Inc. reserves the right to deny assistance to applicants if they do not meet eligibility requirements.

Adopt4Love Pets, Inc.

Carthage, North Carolina

Adopt4Love Pets Inc., is a "NO KILL" 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization as defined by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible. We depend solely on private donations and grants to fund our rescue efforts, with 100% of every donation used to help the animals in our care. We have no paid staff at Adopt4Love Pets, Inc.; as volunteers, we donate our time and energy to improve the lives of these animals, helping them find forever homes. If you would like to support our efforts, you can donate through PayPal or purchase one of the items listed on our Amazon wishlist. The links to both PayPal and the Amazon wishlist are located on the right side of each website page. You can also send a check or money order, made payable to Adopt4Love Pets, Inc., and mailed to 978 Shaw Road, Carthage, NC 28327. All donations, large and small, are greatly appreciated! As the saying goes, every little bit helps... in our efforts to save lives. (NOTE: We can always use old sheets and towels, so remember us if you are cleaning out your linen closet!) Many people ask how animals come to be in our care. We rescue from various kill shelters. We also rescue from individuals and deploying military personnel, providing them an alternative to surrendering their beloved pet to a kill shelter. We primarily rescue Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas, and other small breed terriers. Statistics have revealed that, nationwide, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are the two most frequently euthanized breeds at county shelters. We do not maintain a shelter. Our dogs are placed with foster families while awaiting a permanent home. While the public can meet our dogs at local adoption events, only approved adoption applicants may visit our dogs at their foster homes. We carefully screen all applicants and make a home visit, ensuring that each dog is placed in a loving environment with the right adopting family. We are always in need of good fosters. If you would like to become a foster home for our organization, please contact us for a Foster Application or visit the Adoptable Dogs section of our website. You can download the Application, identifying the dog you wish to foster.

RUFF Rescue/aka Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends

Graceville, Florida

Ruff is a non profit no kill dog rescue shelter. Since year 2004, we have adopted over 2400 dogs that are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, up to date on shots and potty trained. Our hope is that people will spay/neuter their pets to prevent unwanted pups who eventually end up in a kill shelter. We ask that people always keep identification on their pets at all times and not use the excuse that their id was taken off just to give a bath and we suggest that the id be put back on the pet even while the pet is still wet before you take the pet out of the room from the bath because they feel "great" after a bath and they are ready to run outside quickly so that ID is usually the only way a precious lost pet can get back home. We do what we can to educate people (especially children) on respecting animals and treating them with dignity. It is amazing how you can sit down with children and tell them things about dogs that they do not know and how well it is accepted. We teach things like: (1) did you know that dogs cannot eat chocolate as it can kill them (2) did you know that dogs are unable to talk with you but they tell you things with their eyes and their actions such as tummy aches, fever, or if they are shaking... it doesn't necessarily mean that they are cold but in pain (3) did you know that trees can kill your dog such as sago palms if they eat on them, (4) did you know that if your dog gets away from you and you find him across the roald from you.... you do not call him but instead YOU cross the road too before you call him so he won't run into the road to come to you and get hit by a vehicle (5) did you know you do not change a dog's food once he is on a specific kind of food without slowly changing the food by mixing 50/50 the old type with the new type for 4 days and then mix it 75% new food / and 25% old food for 4 days and then you can go 100% new food (6) did you know that male dogs can get prostate cancer if they are not neutered (7) did you know that dogs need a quality flea preventative every month along with a heartworm preventative every month (8) did you know that if a dog eats a dead mouse that died from poison, the dog can die too (9) did you know that you need to make sure your dog is in your home when people are using fireworks so they won't be frightened to the point of running away as they are terrified of fireworks just like thunder (10) did you know that dogs love, feel, hurt and bleed just like people and since they cannot speak, they need you to make sure they aren't in pain or hurt (11) never ever ever leave a dog inside a vehicle at any time but instead leave them at home. They truly do not care about going to the store with you. We truly love these wonderful companions and want them to have a beautiful wonderful life.... because they deserve a loving beautiful "rest of their lives".

BARCs Rescue

Calgary, Alberta

We are a No-Kill Organization based in Calgary Alberta Canada. We are committed to educating the public and ensuring Calgary and other areas remain Responsible and free of BSL. We rescue dogs who are on death row at high kill shelters with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent homes. We advocate for dogs who are on death row solely due to the way they look. Recognizing that every dog deserves a chance, BARCS will not discriminate on the basis of age, health or breed. We will dedicate every resource at our disposal to the physical, emotional and behavioral rehabilitation of each animal that we rescue. We Are Non Profit Registered - Non profit # 838854-7 Bonerz Advocacy and Rescue Center Our Vision Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life & away from the threat of Breed Specified Legislation - because of how they look. We aim to achieve this vision by: - Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public. - Working with many organizations to help animals, whoever and wherever the need is. - Providing the best possible care for all animals. - Setting standards of animal welfare in Canada, the USA and beyond. Our Values: - We strive to end the suffering of companion animals everywhere - We aim to find the right home for every animal in our care and will not quit until every animal is placed. - We endeavour to support anyone who needs help in caring for their pets. Life happens and we understand. - We believe the emotional and physical well-being of every animal we look after is paramount and is our first consideration. - We value our volunteers, supporters, and our partners. We know without you, there would be no "us". - We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and dedicated in every aspect of our work. We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision.

German shepherd rescue of Orange County

GSROC is a volunteer-driven organization, funded entirely by private donations and no government support. Dogs for adoption are housed in foster home situations and in private boarding facilities. Approximately 50% of the dogs that we rescue come to us directly from owner turn ins for one reason or another. The number one reason that we receive dogs is “Moving,” with the number two reason of “No time for” as a close second and alot of "we just had a baby". Dogs also come to us when owners become ill or hospitalized, when owners pass away, when families lose their homes or lifestyles change. The other 50% of the dogs in our care are plucked from public animal shelters throughout Southern California when no owner comes to claim them, when they are no longer wanted, or are the victims of various physical traumas, sometimes minor other times very severe. We race to save as many of these dogs into our care as we can, however limited space and resources constantly make our task difficult. But, no matter the issue, we never give up on one of our own until everyone has a good home, here's what we believe....(written by a volunteer) Rescue Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Benji and Toto don't show up in Rescue. We don't get the perfectly groomed, classically beautiful, completely trained, able to do tricks, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, abandoned, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated, even mistreated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've rarely had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, tied up or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog or any other animal. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. No animal is. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, don't come to Rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or, actually, of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life.... Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this... a rescue dog will make you a better person.

Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We are a nonprofit 501 (c)3 Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Broward County, Florida. We are the oldest & largest horse rescue in Broward County and have been since 1987. Currently we have 43 horses, 10 pot bellied pigs, 2 farm pigs, 2 miniature donkeys, 2 goats and a cat. Our weekly feed bill runs $ 2500. to $3,000.00 per WEEK. Our IRS Tax ID number is 59-2825751. Our mission and vision is to provide a permanent safe haven for all horses that are asymptomatic carriers of Equine Infectious Anemia within the state of Florida as well as for any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward County thus preventing their needless destruction. Our primary financial goal is to acquire sustainable funding to provide these noble animals with the dignity of allowing them to live out their lives with their needs met, while providing the proper care and loving interaction they deserve. It is our moral position that we must continue to advocate for and participate in ongoing research to find a cure, a vaccine or aide in creating more accurate testing. It is also our intention to factually educate the public regarding EIA thus allowing us to dispel the myths and misconceptions that lead owners to think their only legal alternative is to euthanize their horse. As our ethical obligation to the surrounding communities, we will continue to give back to them in a worthwhile and enriching way by maintaining and enhancing our many programs that benefit local families and organizations thereby positively impacting the entire community.

Finding Them Homes - James Bay Pawsitive Rescue

Barrie, Ontario

While Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue recently celebrated the 1,100th adoption in its short history, it had an almost accidental beginning. In September 2012, Sara Feero, a resident of Moosonee, Ontario learned that the deadline for two puppies (Patches and Willow) to find a home was near, and as is so often the case in communities with no veterinary care and few options for stray dogs, would be euthanized. Sara contacted a friend, Brenda Mueller, and together they decided to foster these 2 puppies. To find forever homes for them, Brenda contacted Julia (Jules) Dezoete in Barrie who got word out via social media about a couple of dogs available for adoption. In the meantime, Nadia Peters in Moose Factory was also looking for homes for a litter of puppies. On Sept. 28, 2012, with the assistance of Pilots ‘n Paws, the dogs were brought south to Barrie and subsequently adopted out to friends and family. Although we didn’t know it at the time, that date has since been recognized as the official start of Finding Them Homes. Soon, Karen Metatawabin-Wesley from Fort Albany, another James Bay area community, contacted the group of friends to find solutions to the large population of stray dogs. The only available option till that time to manage the over-population of dogs was to conduct culls. Before long, Karen led volunteers into the woods and along river banks to rescue stray dogs and litters of puppies, and with the ongoing help of Pilots ‘n Paws, Ontario Northland Railway, and dedicated volunteer drivers, many rescued dogs found their way to Barrie. As the number of dogs increased, the nucleus of an organization began to take shape. Lisa, Julia’s twin sister, became heavily involved, especially after they nursed a sickly pup, Oakley, from the brink of death back to life. He subsequently became the mascot for Finding Them Homes (and is featured on the logo). As word spread of the plight of dogs and puppies in remote northern communities without access to veterinary care, donations to rescue and provide care for them started to come in. Toward the end of 2013 it was decided to add some structure to the ad hoc group and a board of directors was created to help manage the growing volume of work. In January 2014 it was decided to apply to the CRA for charitable status and this was granted in July 2014. Finding Them Homes is now well into its 4th year of operations but it could not have reached this point without the tireless efforts of its many volunteers. Board positions are also all volunteer. The only remuneration anyone receives is the satisfaction of seeing so many dogs rescued and placed in loving forever homes. Through the donations of countless supporters, funds have been raised to conduct veterinary clinics in a number of communities where dogs could be neutered/spayed and receive vaccinations. Communities in the James Bay areas that Finding Them Homes has been able to help have now become much safer with the reduction of roaming dogs. The success of these programs in the James Bay area has allowed Finding Them Homes to offer help to communities on Manitoulin Island as well as those north of Thunder Bay. Finding Them Homes is thankful to all these communities for extending a hand of friendship and helping to break down cultural barriers. Those of us who have been able to work closely with community members have appreciated the relationships that have been built as we work together for the good of the communities.

Valley Animal Rescue

Renfrew, Ontario

Our Mission To act as an advocate for all animals ensuring their protection and well-being. To provide a place of sanctuary and protection for those animals who are abandoned, neglected, abused or otherwise in need. To work towards ending the suffering caused by pet overpopulation. To promote kindness, mercy, compassion and respect for all living creatures. In order to achieve these goals we provide the following services: Foster Program Adoption Program Manners and Socialization Classes for Dogs and Puppies Behavioural Assessment and Training Spay/Neuter Clinics Public Education Homes for the Unadoptable Animal Surrender We take a positive approach and strive to make a difference in the lives of the animals and people we serve. We are passionate in our efforts to promote the protection and well-being of all animals and to build a community with compassion and respect for all living things. About Our Charity Valley Animal Rescue is a Foster Home based animal rescue in Renfrew County. We have foster homes located throughout the Ottawa Valley. VAR is dedicated to saving animals and re-homing them into loving, forever homes. We are 100% volunteer run and all of our animals are cared for in the homes of our devoted foster families. Valley Animal Rescue relies solely on financial donations and fundraising to cover the expense of caring for the animals. Animals rescued in to our program mostly come from pounds in Renfrew County when their time is up and no one has claimed them. VAR keeps animals in their foster homes until a permanent home can be found. We take in all ages and foster them in our volunteer homes. Where necessary we rehabilitate the animals and find suitable adoptees so they can spend the rest of their lives as part of a loving family. We ensure that all of our animals are spayed or neutered before they leave our care.

Brooks Animal Protection Society

Brooks, Alberta

The Brooks Animal Protection Society (BAPS) is a not-for-profit, charitable community-based and volunteer inspired organization serving Brooks and communities within the County of Newell. Incorporated in June of 1995 and registered as the Brooks & District S.P.C.A animal control consisted of the dog catcher and his wife, occasionally keeping animals in their home. Dogs and cats were being put down after only 4 days if they were not claimed. In 2000, a dedicated group of citizens formed a Board of Directors and the evolution of the shelter began. The City Pound was the old bike shelter and cats and dogs were crated in the same room, it was dirty with a mesh floor, smelly and unsanitary. Even though the housing wasn’t ideal, the animals had a roof over their heads, food and water and a group of Volunteers were caring for their needs. One of the local vets began having Saturday adoption days, fundraising events were planned, and public awareness became the focus. In 2001, 123 unclaimed dogs and cats were euthanized, so… once again working with the city, the SPCA took over animal control in February of 2002, having the innovation to become one of the few no-kill “city pounds” in Canada. In the fall of 2005, The Board approved the ending of the term S.P.C.A. and the Brooks Animal Protection Society was formed. BAPS was in desperate need of a larger facility and finally, after hours of hard work by the board and a great deal of community support, the City donated land, a building was found and a very generous donation enabled BAPS to build and make the move to our location on 1st Ave in June of 2006. Today BAPS continues to provide the most compassionate and effective means we can to create opportunity for animals and understanding in our community. We remain a no-kill facility, only hesitatingly choosing euthanasia if an animal has extreme health or behavioural issues and all other options have been exhausted. BAPS works closely with other Shelters and Rescues. If an animal has been at our shelter for too long or has a behavioural or health issue we can not work through, they are usually transferred to one of our “Friends in Rescue”.