Foothill Dog Rescue

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$144 raised by 2 donors

1% complete

$25,000 Goal

Foothill Dog Rescue (FDR) was founded in March 2013 to make a difference in the lives of the many wonderful dogs in shelters through no fault of their own. To date, FDR has saved over 4000 dogs by rescuing them from high-kill shelters and owner surrenders, placing them in foster homes, and adopting them to well-matched forever homes. 

Foothill Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that does not have any paid staff. FDR has 150-180 volunteers including fosters, office staff, and Adoption Event staff. The organization is funded by adoption fees, donations, and fundraisers. There are no administrative costs. Overhead includes rent and utilities for the adoption facility in Shingle Springs. FDR seeks to raise awareness of the high number of wonderful dogs in high-kill shelters and directly help dogs by providing support for the dogs that the rescue is able to save from the shelters. The more support FDR receives, the more lives they will be able to save. FDR provides its foster families with everything they need to care for their dogs in foster care. This includes food, crates, toys, training, and medical care. This helps relieve stress on the dogs and the families, making the transition easier. Before adoptions are finalized, FDR ensures that each dog is fully vetted, including spay and neuter, vaccinations, adult dogs are heartworm tested and all dogs and puppies microchipped. They also provide any special medical attention required. 

Mission

Foothill Dog Rescue’s goal is to rescue dogs in need of a second chance, a new home and a new leash on life. This includes shelter dogs, those in unfit living conditions, sick or injured dogs, pregnant dogs and puppies which we ultimately will place in loving forever homes. Our rescue provides all necessary medical care including intake vaccines, spay/neuter, microchips, deworming and any necessary surgeries along with setting them up in nurturing, safe foster homes. We strive to get to know each dog, determine what their ideal home is and find the perfect fit for their needs. Foothill Dog Rescue assists underserved areas not only with re-homing dogs due to unfortunate circumstances, but also with supporting spay/neuter and vaccination clinics in order to be a part of the solution in reducing the amount of unwanted dogs in shelters and in our surrounding communities.

Needs

FDR is asking for donations to continue to pull dogs from partner shelters and intake owner surrenders and provide them with vaccines, deworming, microchips, heartworm tests and spay/neuter surgeries. We also want to be able to intake medical dogs in need of everything from medical treatment to surgery.

FDR provides its foster families with everything they need to care for their dogs while they are in foster care. This includes food, crates, toys, training, and medical care. Before adoptions are finalized, FDR ensures that each dog is fully vetted, including spay and neuter, vaccinations, adult dogs are heartworm tested and all dogs and puppies are microchipped.

In the last year FDR has rescued quite a lot of medical needs dogs, that would otherwise not be adoptable from the shelter. They are assessed by a vet and the treatment/care plan is provided while the dog is in a loving foster home.

This past year we have taken in dogs that have been hit by cars and require surgery, a dog that was born with severe arthritis impairing her growth and development and provided surgery needed, a dog with a broken jaw, and many more.

FDR is an exceptional rescue in that they are willing to take on dogs with extraordinary needs, and we have fosters that are willing to help with these dogs. Additional funding will provide the resources required to rescue special needs dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.

Foothill Dog Rescue is successful and unique because we offer extensive after adoption support for our adopting families. Some of our volunteers are professional dog trainers, and they offer private training sessions and are available to answer questions for the new owners. This is critical to the successful placement of many of our young, large breed dogs. In many cases, by providing training we would be able to avoid having dogs returned. Additional funding will allow FDR to provide formal dog training classes to new owners. FDR would encourage our adopters to sign up for training classes and FDR would reimburse a portion of the training class when proof of completion was submitted.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Foothill Dog Rescue

other names

FDR

Year Established

2013

Tax id (EIN)

46-2167263

Mission Category

Animal

Operating Budget

$250,001-$500,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

Animals

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Address

4131 S. Shingle Road Suite 14
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Service areas

Shingle Springs, CA, US, 95682

Placerville, CA, US, 95667

Sacramento, CA, US

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US, 96150

Merced, CA, US

Phone

530-676-3647

other

5303910579

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