ResQ Animal Coalition is a small, volunteer, non-profit (501 3c) animal adoption and rescue organization located in Redding, CA, networking to save lives. Our primary focus is terriers, pugs, pomeranians, poodles, bichons, shih tzus, papillons and many small mixed breeds. We often take on the "unadoptables" - those who come from puppy mills, hoarders, or abusive situations or those who are considered "too old" to deserve a loving home for the remainder of their lives.
We believe in the quality of our adoptions, not the quantity. We take extra time and effort to ensure that our adopters and our animals are carefully screened so that we can provide the best match for both the adopter and the pet. We don't believe in that "impulse" decision where you can take the dog home as soon as you fill out an application. We know from experience that this can result in heartbreak, for the dog and the person adopting.
Oftentimes, we won't offer an animal for adoption until weeks, sometimes months have gone by in our care so that we can determine its needs and personality. Additionally, we will not adopt to the first person who applies for an animal. We will wait for as long as it takes to make the best match. Our job is to prepare each dog for its new adoptive home, however long that takes and however much effort it requires - we take them to the first "level"; the adopter's job is to take it from there.
Our animals come to us from many different places: high kill "shelters", strays, puppy mills, backyard breeders and owners who would rather not give their family member to a shelter or a "pound" when circumstances prevent them from keeping them. We will also help out other rescues when we are able, who are full and can't keep an animal.