Rescue your next pet
Looking for your new best friend? You’ve come to the right place!
How do YOU define rescue? This is a personal definition, one that every person we encounter may have a different answer for. What is shared across all viewpoints however is that animals in need of rescue, true rescue, are often those that are not “easily adoptable”, at least not in their current state.
Our goal: By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters LGAR is hoping to be able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.
Won’t you join us in our mission?
Millions of animals are euthanized every year due to overpopulation, irresponsibility and sadly, cost. This is particularly true with animals who suffer medical ailments, many of which are treatable yet they are often deemed “unadoptable” and withheld from public view.
These animals in particular suffer the worst fate because they sit in pain and fear with no hope of ever being given a second chance at life. Because of this, we have developed a special focus within our rescue, a promise, to save as many of these animals that we can.
Veterinary expenses alone can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the condition which is often unknown at the time of pull. Yet, in spite of these costs, our promise to every animal we pull into our rescue is to provide the most advanced medical and pain management treatments possible in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for these previously neglected and broken animals.
We're looking for sponsor, food and drink donations, and raffle/auction donations!
100% of all proceeds (tickets, sponsorships, raffle ticket sales, etc) to directly to our animals' medical needs.
Please reach out to us via our contact form to receive information on sponsorship levels and what we offer in terms of marketing as a thank you for your support and generosity.
Visit our events page to read about our Spring Penny Social and Sunday Brunch fundraising event.
I wanted to share the answer to a question that I often get from those who peek into the world of rescue and wonder “why do you do it?”
Which kind of dog are you looking for? You may have an image of your perfect dog in mind, but often time your new canine best friend is the one you weren’t quite expecting. So keep an open mind as you browse our adoptable dogs.
To throw dogs together and “let them work it out” is an urban myth. Dogs that are new to each other are often anxious, over-excited and stressed and that state of the mind is the perfect setup for dogs on both sides to make bad choices.
Crates provide safe havens and dens for dogs. They calm them and can help prevent destructive chewing, barking and housetraining mistakes.
The Decompression stage lasts anywhere from the first day to a few weeks to even, in extreme cases, months. This guide will show you step-by-step what to do from the moment your rescue arrives through the first days and weeks to set up your foster dog for success.
Properly introducing the dog and cat can help things go harmoniously from the start. However, there are times when even the most careful introductions won’t make Kitty and Fido best friends. That’s where the rest of this section comes in.
Be patient with your foster dog. Even housetrained adult dogs will make mistakes, especially if they’ve been at the shelter for a long time and have been eliminating in their kennel.