Dog Rescue Around Washington was formed in 2004 by four women involved in rescue who have like-minded values and a passion for the dogs in crisis in this world. We do not have a shelter, and instead rely on a network of volunteer foster homes. Almost all of our dogs are hand-picked from surrounding shelters, in Washington and Oregon - dogs at risk of euthanasia. Our goal is to put as many temperamentally sound dogs into responsible homes as possible. To achieve that goal we take our time getting to know each adoptable dog, socializing and training them as needed. We see to any medical need that presents itself, from the basics to the extreme.
We specialize in dogs that are particularly at risk due to age, breed, or overpopulation. Many of the dogs in our rescue are here simply because they had no other options, and nowhere else to go.
We consider those who have adopted from us family. We are here to help for life. Adopting from us gives you someone to call in crisis, someone to offer advice and assistance. Even though your new dog now belongs to you, we feel it is our responsibility to stand by you to make your dog's life with you a success.
To read our adoption policy and see our adoptable dogs, go here
We are umbrella'd under a partner 501c3 so if you are interested in making a tax deductible donation, please contact us at the above email address for more info.
DRAW is always looking for volunteers. We need people to help assess dogs, fundraise, and foster. We ALWAYS need people willing to run errands for us - driving dogs to the vet, picking up donated supplies, etc. We are also open to people who might consider occasionally doing a temp foster to give our regular foster homes a break. Even for a day or two! Donations of supplies are much appreciated. We will take EVERYTHING you have to spare, trust me - collars, leashes, harnesses, shampoo, flea treatment, food bowls, dog beds and blankets, food, treats, toys, cleaning supplies - if you need it, WE need it!
If you STILL don't know what you can do, please, consider adopting a needy shelter dog. Volunteer your time. Have ALL companion animals spayed and neutered. Do NOT support pet stores that sell puppies or kittens (most of those pets come from puppymills) Find a local rescue and ask them what they could use in terms of supplies. Many of the things they need you may have sitting in a good will bag or in your back yard. Or maybe just send them a gift card to a local pet store.
Feel free to contact us for more info.
We can be contacted via email at DRAWsdogs@gmail.com or by Phone: (253) 472-1523
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