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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 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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Photo credit: Kurt Wilson
Rescues2theRescue is a program created by
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Working Dogs for Conservation
Rescues2theRescue.org is a proud member of the
Best Friends No More Homeless Pet Network.