Rescue Runners started in 2014 as a way to help homeless dogs cope with the stresses of being in the shelter environment. Shelters traditionally run on limited staff that must focus their time on the primary task of feeding, cleaning & medical care, while enrichment is usually considered a luxury.
The Rescue Runners program aims at filling this void, while also providing the community an easy opportunity to get out to the shelter to volunteer; with the ultimate goal of having these experiences result in adoptions.
Goals & Objectives
Help ease the stress that dogs in the shelter environment experience.
Improve behavior of the dogs through exercise & socializing.
Encourage fostering & adoptions through more public exposure.
Promote volunteerism & activism from the community.
Advocate for spay/neuter to help reduce pet overpopulation.