We have fond memories of some of our rescues that have gone before us to meet us at The Rainbow Bridge:
Angel, Crystal, Dessah, Luke, Fancy, Levi, Tuck , Ronnie, Yukon, and Sunnie. We were not able to find their forever homes but they were loved and cherished in the time they had with us. In a perfect world, they would have found their own homes before leaving this world. But then, in a perfect world, they would never have ended up in rescue, would they?
Note to Adopters
Lassie, Cleo, Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in Rescue. We don't
get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained,
perfectly behaved dog.
We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up.
But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We
know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to Rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting"
anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to
mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.
A Rescue dog will learn the song in your heart and sing it back to you when you have forgotten it.
Who "We" Are
We are not a shelter or humane society. We are a group of volunteers working together to help a breed we love. The dogs you see here have come from owners who can no longer provide for them for one reason or another; from local shelters; or from law enforcement agencies who have removed them from abusive situations. Some of the dogs are still being fostered by their owners until new homes can be found for them. These dogs are supported strictly from donations or our personal funds. All work is done by wonderful volunteers who do not get paid for their services. We have NO paid employees. ALL funds that come in to us by donation go toward food, shelter, vet costs, and if we can squeeze any extra -- toys and treats.
Adopting a friend
We require a completed application with references (such as your family veterinarian) and a home visit to make sure your fence is escape proof. It does not matter if you are not local to us; there are a great set of volunteers out there willing to do home visits for us!
We are NOT a public shelter. ALL of our rescues are located in foster homes. WE ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All of the work done by the rescue is done by wonderful volunteers -- unpaid volunteers! We are a strictly run by donation ONLY; we receive no other funds. We now accept paypal to make it easier to donate to our rescue.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD as we need to know which dog you are interested in so we can let the foster home know to be available and to have the foster home make arrangements directly with you to meet the dog you are interested in.
"I looked at all the caged dogs in the shelter... the cast offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God", I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then he spoke softly. "I have done something," he replied, " I created you".
Songdog Rescue, Inc.
a non-profit breed rescue organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of Alaskan malamutes, Siberian huskies, and wolfdogs. And any other breed
our volunteers feel like dealing with. Our rescue also networks with other rescue organizations to re-home, transport, or homecheck animals.