Organization Links Others with Common Cause

People concerned about the plight of homeless dogs can now come together online.

With the Dallas/Fort Worth Canine Rescues (DFWCARES) people can post contact information for breeds, rescue organizations, coordination of transportation, lists of dogs in shelters needing help, and a meeting place while networking.

The site (dfwcares.org) contains detailed information about rescue resources in and around the Metroplex and is essentially an email group for people and members of canine rescue groups in the area and neighboring locations to help homeless dogs.

Anyone involved in canine rescue now or wanting to be in the future with the member groups to help needy canines may join.

You can apply for membership at the link.

Joan Fremo of the Animal Rescue Klub (ARK) in Carrollton says there is nothing wrong with a rescued pet.

“What’s wrong with these dogs? Usually it’s the people giving them up!” she says.

The Coppell Humane Society in Coppell, TX does not have a shelter and all of their rescued animals are in foster homes. They have mobile Adopt-A-Pet events regularly. You can adopt a crate or donate by shopping.

The DFW Humane Society in Irving, TX has cats, dogs, barnyards, and exotics. Established in 1967, the organization also offers paw partners to help fund rescue efforts.

The Humane Animal Rescue Team of Texas (HART) holds microchip clinics and adopt-athons at various venues.

The Humane Society of Lewisville is actively involved in supporting the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) Adopt-A-Teacher Program.

Often people feel they must give up their pets for various reasons and at wonderpuppy.net/canwehelp you can find alternatives and be able to keep them.

Tassie’s Hope Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Carrollton, TX conducts pet adoptions at Petsmart in Frisco.

The Texas Alaskan Malamute Animal Rescue said these breeds or Malamute mixes overflow local shelters or need new homes. Non-Texas visitors may visit the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL) website for local rescue affiliates and dogs or find other rescue websites at their rescue resources page (texalmal.com). General and specific dog sponsorships and private assistance is available for individual owners.

Border Collie Rescue of Texas (BCRT) matches Border Collies with owners based on temperament and abilities.

NorCal Boxer Rescue provides a sanctuary for Boxers in California and Texas.

American Brittany Rescue says Brittanys aren’t high maintenance dogs in terms of coat care and medical needs. They are not high-strung and in need of many miles of walking per day but they do require attention daily and obedience training is always recommended. Brittanys usually live 12-14 years so a commitment on the part of the owner is necessary. They are also considered”dual quality” dogs meaning that they’re good for breeding and dog shows. They can compete at many levels in many activities such as tracking and agility tests and junior showmanship (for kids).

In many states there are never enough volunteers to help all the homeless Brittanys.

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