Category Archives: Rescue U

When I first walked into the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA, I was blown away by the beauty of the shelter. First of all, it was huge. It’s hard to get a sense of scope while just talking on the phone, but the rolling hills and wonderful dog …

The Petfinder Foundation‘s program assistant and resident photographer-videographer, Brody Anderson, spent last week in Tavares, FL, documenting Rescue U‘s renovation of Lake County Animal Services. He sent back this report: “I was fortunate enough to be a part of Rescue U’s January project at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail, …

With Rescue U, I spend a lot of time going into animal shelter across the U.S., scouting locations for renovation builds, volunteering my time and actually building. The majority of the time we focus our efforts on the outside, building exercise pens, meet-and-greet areas, and making functional repairs to the …

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How I became a bird guy

by Noah, Petfinder Foundation program manager • Jan 24 , 2013

For most of my life, I was a self-proclaimed cat person. Don’t get me wrong: I love dogs — I’ve always just sided with felines. Maybe it’s their subtle personality quirks, or the way they make you work for the relationship, or the way they fall asleep for 19 hours …

The Humane Society of West Michigan has wonderful, long, spacious dog runs. However, the runs were filled with pea gravel that was burning the dogs’ paw pads when it got hot outside. Our Rescue U volunteers fixed that. We took out five tons of gravel and leveled out the runs …

Rescue U volunteers have arrived at the Humane Society of West Michigan in Walker and begun a massive renovation project! We have a lot of work to do, and only a week to do it. Among our projects: AstroTurf to protect paws: There are some long dog runs in the back of the …

The Petfinder Foundation’s Rescue U volunteers are back from an 11-day shelter renovation at the Humane Society of Jefferson County in Tennessee. The trip was a complete success, and one that will live on in my heart forever. We endured long, brutally hot days, but the sheer determination of our …

The Rescue U volunteers had barely completed the meet-and-greet pens at the Humane Society of Jefferson County when the Diaz family stopped by the shelter looking to adopt a dog on Memorial Day. The Diazes meet Charlie. It was only fitting, on this patriotic holiday, that the dad had just …

The Petfinder Foundation‘s Rescue U is here in Jefferson City, TN, renovating the Humane Society of Jefferson County, a shelter that desperately needs our help. The team — students from Tennessee’s University of Knoxville and Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley College, as well as volunteers from Oklahoma and even one from Michigan …

The Petfinder Foundation’s Rescue U team is heading to Tennessee’s Humane Society of Jefferson County, where from May 22-30, the student volunteers will complete a staggering number of projects to renovate the shelter. The Jefferson County shelter is near and dear to the students’ hearts: Shelter manager Melissa Enck is …

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