These Are Some Of The Lives That Rocket Dog Rescue Have Saved In 16 Years

rumblestaffPublished: September 28, 2017201 views
Published: September 28, 2017

Rocket Dog Rescue is a volunteer nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, devoted to pet adoption and animal rescue. It is the most prominent of several local private organizations that save dogs from euthanasia by caring for them and finding new families. The program places dogs from animal shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area into foster homes while awaiting adoption. It also treats medical and behavioral problems such as socialization issues, neuters and spays the animals, and provides vaccines, so as to make their animals adoptable.

After her adopted dog Leadbelly died in 2001, Pali Boucher founded Rocket Dog Rescue and won won a Points of Light award for volunteerism. She claims to have rescued 150 dogs in the first year. In 2006 the organization was profiled on Discovery's Animal Planet network in a one-hour documentary, Rocket Dogs. By 2007 the organization had saved approximately 3,000 animals, and was spending $150,000 per year of donated funds on veterinary bills for sick animals.

Rocket Dog Rescue’s ultimate goal is to help create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes. A world where no good-natured companion animal, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered surplus or unadoptable. They also strive to make eco-friendly and vegetarian choices whenever possible.

Credit: RocketRescue

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