Need a Dog? - Rescues 2the Rescue

Need a Dog?

You work in the detection field and you’re in need of a candidate dog for training.  Anyone can view the available dogs and as a member you will see a full profile including their evaluation data and shelter contact info.

A note about scoring: Please remember, the scores are only a starting point.  Shelter staff and volunteers conduct the evaluations themselves and as a result, scoring will be more variable than if evaluations were all conducted the same person or team.  Dogs’ evaluation videos will provide you with more detailed information than the scoring data.  And don’t forget, you are welcome to contact shelters to ask if they can conduct additional tests specific to your training program.

  • Peanut Buttercup Generally calm with people, relaxed and tolerant with other dogs, and very obsessed with fetch…
  • Charlie Friendly with people, ball-obsessed, barrier reactive toward other dogs, playful with dogs when allowed access…
  • Abby Abby came to us as a transfer from another shelter in San Diego for anxiety and reactivity. She is quite stressed in the shelter, but …

Success stories

Wicket was a year old and had been at the shelter for six months. Her history was unknown. She had recently been spayed by a shelter “angel” hoping to make her more appealing for adoption. But not many people want a dog who constantly whines, barks, and literally bounces off the walls of her kennel. But…

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