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Puppy Love

01/30/2014 02:50PM ● By Enjoy Magazine
Giving Back

ResQ Animal Coalition/Pawz For a Cause is a small dog rescue organization, non-profit 501 (c)(3), located in Redding, networking to save lives. Their primary focus is terriers, pugs, pomeranians, poodles, bichons, shih tzus, papillons and many small mixed breeds. They believe in the quality of their adoptions, not the quantity. They take extra time and effort to ensure that the adopters and animals are carefully screened so they can provide the best match for both the adopter and the pet. They don’t believe in “impulse” decisions where you can take the dog home as soon as you fill out an application. They know from experience that this can result in heartbreak for the dog and the person adopting. All of ResQ animals are kept in foster homes in order to give them the best care. They are crate trained, started on housetraining if needed, and evaluated to determine their temperaments. They are fed a high quality, organic dog food and treats.  The animals come to them 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. ResQ also helps other rescues who are full and can’t keep an animal when they are able.

Get involved: Make adoption the only option!” As everyone should be aware, until there is none don’t breed one. ResQ has a blueprint they would love to see implemented to reduce/eliminate the unwanted animals in the North State. Shop in their store (all proceeds go to the animals). Foster an animal — training, supplies and medical are provided. There are many volunteer opportunities and they could always use store volunteers, dog walkers, be part of the animal rescue team. As with any non-profits, they could greatly benefit from fundraising professions, grant writers and advertising.