FAQs Archive - Rescues 2the Rescue


What is the mission of Rescues 2the Rescue?

Rescuing dogs who will be our invaluable partners in saving wildlife, protecting wild places, and helping humans.

What is the long-term goal of Rescues 2the Rescue?

How can I help?

Do I need to be a member?

Is there a fee to join Rescues 2the Rescue?

Is there a fee for adopting a dog through Rescues 2 the Rescue?

What qualities and behaviors make a dog well suited for Rescues 2the Rescue?

How do I post a dog I think is a good candidate for a career in detection?

Can I post a dog without doing the Rescues 2the Rescue Evaluation?

Can I post dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds?

I want to make sure my candidate dog will have a good life. How do I find out where she will go? What her career might be? Where she will live? What her life will be like?

Will all dogs placed through this program be successful in training?

What happens to a dog who doesn’t pass training?

How are conservation detection dogs similar to – and different from – other detection dogs?

I train/handle other types of detection dogs (not conservation detection). Can I use Rescues 2the Rescue to find candidate dogs for my line of work?

I am a trainer who works with food rewards and your evaluation assesses dogs based on toy rewards. How can I use Rescues 2the Rescue to find dogs who might work for me?

I am a vendor who trains dogs and sells them. Can I search for dogs on your site?

I have read the FAQ and still have a question. Where can I learn more?

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.