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Shelters throughout the United States and Canada have high-energy and intense dogs that are difficult to place in homes because they tend to become destructive and unruly without a job to channel their energies. Many of these dogs will be euthanized, while countless others will live out their lives in shelters. The qualities that make these dogs challenging to adopt may also make them spectacular recruits as detection dogs trained to find hard-to-see wildlife, smuggled elephant tusks, and even the tiniest invasive weed among a mountainside of plants. What’s needed is a way to connect these special dogs with the organizations that can give them careers and homes that 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