Foxy and the Hounds
This nonprofit rescues dogs of all ages that have been injured, neglected, abandoned, or abused. These dogs mainly come from the streets or overcrowded shelters where their chances of survival are minimal and focuses on those that are often overlooked. Foxy and the Hounds provides much needed healthcare, grooming, food, warm beds, and loving foster homes until the absolutely best forever home is found for each dog. It was started by people who have so much passion about their mission of helping the ones that need them most, and fully supported by volunteers. I am onboard with that!
Greater Boise Pug Rescue and Placement Group
As a pug owner (well, he's part pug), I became endeared to this nonprofit when I moved to Montana. This group focuses on seniors and special needs pugs and pug mixes. Their mission is "to prevent cruelty to Pugs and their crosses by rescuing them from dangerous situations; to relieve owners, whose circumstances have forced them to relinquish their pet(s); to provide emergency medical care, when required; and to educate current and potential Pug owners in the form of workshops and one-on-one meetings, ensuring the well-being and a healthy quality-of-life for the animal.” Oftentimes, dogs are overlooked when they are older or need special care. There's a special place in my heart for a nonprofit who dedicates themselves to helping dogs live their best lives, especially puggies!
Tails As Old As Time
The hardest part about adopting a dog in their senior years is that you lose them way too quick. What overshadows a little of that pain is that you have the opportunity to give him or her the best years, months, or even just weeks of their life. TOT is dedicated to giving senior dogs, of any type, loving retirement homes to spend their golden years, especially hospice dogs. My most recent senior rescue was a blind and deaf chihuahua who was missing half of her jaw. Stella was a feisty lady who learned the layout of my home within days, was already potty trained, and loved being snuggled up next to me. It broke my heart when she passed after just four months, but what a four months they were with a house, yard, food, treats, vet check ups, walks to the park, and love. My current dog, Einstein, is 16 years old. If something happened to me, I could only pray someone would open their heart and their home to him. No dog should be left behind.