Happy National Rescue Dog Day! At Wags & Walks, it feels like we are always celebrating our rescue dogs. Each of our brave dogs has overcome obstacles to get to our shelter and from our care to the love of a furever family. And even though these dogs have gone through tough situations, they are still able to provide their furever home occupants with emotional support, love, and snuggles!
This past week, fifteen of our rescued dogs were adopted! And since our establishment in 2011, over 4,500 dogs have been rescued! We love our alumni dogs and still receive pupdates about how they are doing in their new homes. We are always sad to see our four-legged friends leave, but are overjoyed by the constant love people show them by adopting them into their lives. Rescuing dogs transforms the lives of both the adopters and dogs.
However, you may be wondering how you can celebrate today. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day!
Volunteer. We can always use extra hands around our Adoption Center. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet our wonderful rescues and passionate people. Volunteering often involves taking dogs for walks, feeding them, enriching their kennel experience, playing with them and helping them improve their socialization skills. At Wags & Walks, we offer our volunteers plenty of different opportunities to support our life-saving mission.
Donate. Our shelter functions primarily off of financial and material donations. There are multiple ways to donate to Wags and Walks. We have an Amazon Smile account that will allow a percentage of your Amazon purchases go towards improving the lives of these future pets. We also have merchandise that will keep you comfy and happy that your money is going towards the health and happiness of our rescues. We consistently have fundraising campaigns for the dogs that come to our center injured. Your donations will help go towards the surgery and care of these brave sweethearts. Lastly, we have an Amazon wishlist full of toys, treats, and other items that you can purchase and have sent off to our brave pups.
Join our Pup Club. If you’re interested in being apart of our mission, you can donate for as little as $10/month! Join our family and know that every dollar you donate goes toward saving sweet dogs in the LA area.
Foster. Many of our dogs would benefit from being in a home temporarily as they wait for their furever family. Fostering is a big help to our dogs who have undergone surgery and need care and quiet to recover. Being a foster home is a lot of fun and a big help!
Adopt. If you have room in your life for a friend who will love you and stick by your side, come meet our dogs today! Check out our adoption page or come by the adoption center anytime between noon and 8 pm to meet your new sidekick! If you are the parent of a rescued dog, then you have another holiday to remember how special your pet is and what a lucky owner you are!
These are just a few ways for you to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day and get involved with saving the lives of amazing dogs, but any way you choose to celebrate, we fully support!