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Shelters throughout the United States and Canada struggle to find homes for high-energy, intense dogs in their care.  These dogs often become destructive in typical home environments where their physical and mental needs aren’t met.  Many of them will be euthanized and countless others will live out their lives in shelters. The qualities making these dogs difficult to adopt may also make them spectacular detection dog recruits.  Detection dogs can be trained to locate hard-to-find wildlife, smuggled elephant tusks, and even the tiniest invasive weed among a mountainside of plants.  The missing piece is a connection between these special dogs and the trainers and organizations who can give them careers and homes which will appreciate their vital energy.  Rescues 2the Rescue is that connection.

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Success stories

Wicket was 12 months old and had been at the shelter for 6 months. Her history was unknown. She had recently been spayed by a shelter “angel” hoping to make her more appealing for adoption. But it’s often very difficult to find a home for a dog who constantly whines and barks, and literally bounces of…

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Photo credit: Kurt Wilson
Rescues2theRescue is a program created by
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Working Dogs for Conservation