June Charity Spotlight on Sammy’s Hope

June Charity Spotlight on Sammy’s Hope

They took their name from one of the dogs in the shelter called Samson (“Sammy” for short). Sammy is a large brindle Pit Bull/Boxer mix whose sweet demeanor and winning personality stole everyone’s heart.   They felt he exemplified all the wonderful qualities of these misunderstood dogs but knew that it would be difficult to find him a forever home given the public’s perception of Pit Bulls. The idea behind “Sammy’s Hope” was that they would work their hardest to bring some hope to the future of Sammy, and all the animals like him unfortunate enough to find themselves homeless. … Continue reading

May Charity Spotlight on Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ

Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ: 4Knines Charity Spotlight May 2017

Rescue Ridge is a “last chance” rescue. Staffed 100% through the efforts and donations of volunteers, they find homes for animals that other shelters and people have given up on. Through kindness of various boarding and foster families, rescued animals are cared for until they find that fur ever home and family to love them. Rescue Ridge, a Non-Profit, No-Kill organization established in 2001, began by rescuing healthy, beautiful, animals that were slated to be euthanized through no fault of their own. RR felt it was unfair, that because their ‘humans’ had no more use for them, their days were … Continue reading

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