April Charity Spotlight on Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

April Charity Spotlight on Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

Rescue dogs aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity a rescue dog. Adopt One. And be proud to have their greatness by your side. Founded in October 2001, Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to finding safe, loving, and permanent homes for unwanted Golden Retrievers in Arizona. Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is a Golden Retriever Rescue Organization in Phoenix AZ. … Continue reading

January Charity Spotlight on Posh Pets Rescue NYC

Posh Pets Rescue NYC: 4Knines Charity Spotlight January 2017

“You don’t have to be Perfect to be Posh.”   Posh Pets Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, the rehabilitation and responsible placement of homeless animals in and around New York City. Posh Pets Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization was Founded January 1st, 2006 For eleven years, Posh Pets Rescue has dedicated their time and efforts into the rescue, the rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals. Many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at the city shelters. They provide a safe haven to all those who find their way to them through whatever circumstance, whether … Continue reading

December Charity Spotlight on Midwest Dachshund Rescue

Midwest Dachshund Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight December 2016

MWDR is an all-volunteer non-for profit foster based rescue organization that takes their Doxies very seriously. They have carefully built a reputation of high standard for the care, safety, and security of the dogs they represent.   Founded in 2003 this 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing homeless and needy dachshunds and dachshund mixes in the Midwest. They continue to try and educate the public about the benefits of adopting through rescue groups. They make sure their Doxies are healthy by continually searching for and working with veterinarians to provide low cost veterinary care. Taking care of … Continue reading

October Charity Spotlight on Panda Paws Rescue

Panda Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight October 2016

Rescue, Rehabilitation & Hospice “Our rescue’s goal is to end the homelessness, abuse & neglect of all animals. To be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. To stand up and make a change. When we can, to care for those sick, injured, or dying at the hands of others. To nurture and find loving forever homes for them. To make a change, to make a life better, to be an advocate. To care.”  Meet Amanda, the Founder of Panda Paws Rescue From early childhood, Amanda has always felt the need to rescue and help others. Whether it … Continue reading

August Charity Spotlight on Snooty Giggles

Snooty Giggles: 4Knines Charity Spotlight August 2016

This month’s charity spotlight organization, Snooty Giggles, was nominated by one of our Facebook followers.   This 100% volunteer, foster home based rescue located in Middle, Tennessee was started 10 years ago as a grassroots organization by a husband and wife team. Shawn South-Aswad and her husband began fostering a few dogs and slowly grew the organization into a team of approximately 50 active foster families and what is now Snooty Giggles. The rescue’s original focus and passion has been to help senior dogs, medical needs dogs, and hospice rescues which still account for approximately 80% of their intakes. They … Continue reading

July Charity Spotlight on Shadow’s Fund

Shadow's Fund: 4Knines Charity Spotlight July 2016

At the age of 15, Shadow was left tied to a tree outside an animal shelter with little chance of being adopted. Thankfully, a committed network of volunteers saved Shadow from spending his final days locked in a lonely cage. Touched by the plight of this grey bearded dog, Cody Rackley and Jill Anderson welcomed Shadow to their family where he spent his remaining days enjoying life on their ranch. For the next 1 ½ years, Shadow’s pure joy for life touched all who knew him. After Shadow passed from this world at the age of 16, Jill and Cody … Continue reading

May Charity Spotlight on PawPads

PawPads: 4Knines Charity Spotlight May 2016

Did you know dogs have special powers? PawPads (Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs) is a highly reviewed and award-winning nonprofit who recognize the healing powers of dogs. Their two-fold mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with exceptionally skilled assistance dogs and to utilize the power of the human-canine bond as a therapeutic, educational, healing tool. Under the leadership of Linda Ball, Founder and Executive Director, PawPads’ volunteers and staff use positive reinforcement to train canine assistants to help people living with disabilities lead more independent, self-reliant, and fulfilling lives. In addition to helping people with … Continue reading

April Charity Spotlight on Dobies and Little Paws Rescue

Dobies and Little Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight April 2016

When dogs are rescued from Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, their new owners are reminded of the following: Please Remember… if, at any time in the future, even years later, you are unable to keep your dog, we want the dog back! What a beautiful promise! As these lucky dogs leave Dobies and Little Paws Rescue to join their new families, they leave with the promise that they will be taken care of, no matter what. Of course, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue does everything possible to make sure their dogs are paired with a perfect owner, and they have lots … Continue reading

March Charity Spotlight on Amazing Aussies

Amazing Aussies: 4Knines Charity Spotlight March 2016

Amazing Aussies is a non-profit Arizona-based rescue dedicated to rescuing Lethal White Australian Shepherds and matching them with new forever families while raising awareness to eradicate merle-to-merle breeding through educational programs. A Lethal White Aussie is the result of breeding two merle Aussies together, which results in a 25% chance of pups being born deaf and/or blind. Lethal White is a term considered by some to be derogatory, and is actually a misnomer because double-merle puppies are rarely born dead, nor do they die soon after birth. Indeed, if properly cared for, double-merle Aussies have a normal life span and … Continue reading

November Charity Spotlight on Muttville

Muttville: 4Knines Charity Spotlight November 2015

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!! Tragically, hundreds of friendly, well-behaved dogs are euthanized every day. Far too many senior dogs are abandoned at local shelters for a variety of reasons including a caretaker’s death or illness, relocation, working long hours, family dynamics, or unexpected financial circumstances. Some dogs of advanced age are in poor health as well. Their stories range from the heartbreaking to the heartwarming, but the sad reality is that older pets are often the last to be adopted from traditional shelter systems. In 2007, Sherri Franklin, longtime animal advocate and rescue worker, decided to do something to improve … Continue reading