At Green Dog Rescue Project (GDRP), we aim to rebuild hope for homeless dogs where it’s been damaged or lost. To do this, we provide rescue, care and housing for dogs of all sizes and ages in a non-kennel facility, as well as medical and behavioral rehabilitation when needed. We also work with those who see a need to change an antiquated sheltering industry by providing the environment and methods to learn how to make real change. We believe that the traditional sheltering model of housing animals in cages or glass closets does not truly benefit the needs of homeless animals, and that we have a responsibility to understand dogs' basic and natural need to be part of a social pack. We can offer education and training to sheltering industry professionals and volunteers that has proven to increase adoptions, staff morale, and healthier animals, while decreasing the number of animals being euthanized. Our focus also lies on community education, including the next generation of junior volunteers. At Green Dog Rescue Project, we firmly believe that an ocean of change can begin with a single drop.
The Green Dog Rescue Project introduces a nature-based philosophy to the animal welfare industry. Our interests are to educate the community and industry in the methods and language of animals, in an effort to improve the manner in which we house homeless animals and minimize the lives lost as a result of behavior issues, poor social skills, overcrowding, and other traditional criteria.
We are a “realistic” organization and understand that, due to over-breeding, genetic disorders, health issues, irreparable injuries, chemical imbalances, and various other severe psychological or physiological conditions, not every animal can be saved. However, with over 9,000 animals a day in this country facing euthanasia, we believe that the highest majority of those animals are being euthanized unnecessarily.
Through education and community outreach programs, GDRP teaches the language and social structure of dogs, mentors shelters willing to participate in pioneering industry wide changes in housing methods, and brings awareness and assistance to over breeding. We provide retention training and counseling for families struggling with the decision to keep their pet due to behavior issues, guidance and counseling to families during the process of adopting a new pet, match senior dogs with the senior citizen community, and offer social rehabilitation to dogs that have failed in traditional animal shelters.