How we got started in helping Rescue:
In January of 2008 we adopted our first of two rescue dogs, a little dog from the Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana. Within a very short time we were friends with the lady that rescued our little dog. We made quilts and blankets and sent them to Lafayette for the dogs in Rescue. From there we became volunteers and made bandannas and bows for the group to sell. We sent them to ARF in Lafayette to help raise funds for the Vet bills. In Sept of 2010 we bought a truck and trailer, packed up our dogs and went on a road trip to meet the people of our group in Lafayette, Louisiana. We met and fell in love with the Angels of Rescue. We did not want to come home. From the time we got home we started to sew Quilts, Blankets, Plush Pet Mats, Place Mats and Bandannas. With the high cost of shipping we decided to sell them ourselves and give the money to ARF-LA
In the spring of 2011 we started selling at our local markets and by Christmas time we were selling at a few Craft Shows. In the fall of 2011 we met Tara and by the spring of 2012 Tara wanted to volunteer to help us raise money for rescue. She joined us in creating “Tara Toys” for dogs and cats.
With the money we made in 2011 we were able to put a large amount on one of ARF’s Vet bills. We were able to give funds to an ARF Foster to feed and purchase homeopathic medicine for over 20 dogs in her care. We also gave to another ARF Foster enough money to add to what she had saving for over a year for a little rescue Boston called Kate to have knee surgery so she could become adoptable.
We were also able to transport and bring to Canada a little black dog that was dumped on the streets to fend for herself in Lafayette. She had been rescued and fostered by ARF for over 7 months with no chance of getting a forever home because she was black. She had a loving family in Victoria that wanted her before they even met her.
In 2012 we felt we needed to do more, we were ready to foster. We contacted Angels Under Our Wings Cocker Spaniel Rescue a local group that helped us when we first started this journey. In January of 2013 they gave us our first foster dog. We were now fostering and volunteering for AUOW. We had one dog live with us for only 3 days and some for over 5 months. We fell in love with each of them & it broke our hears to let them go but we knew we had to keep going, keep fostering. All of them get what they need with their perfect families, especially our 4th foster dog, she was our “foster failure”. We knew we were going to adopt Taylor from the moment we saw her. We were her perfect family.
We are not a non-profit organization, we are not a not for profit organization, we are just a small group of people with little black dogs that want to give back by trying to save a life, one dog at a time. We want to help make a difference in saving the lives of dogs that people so easily throw away as trash. Our goal for the years to come is to help even more Rescue Groups and individual rescue dogs that need special treatment to become adoptable.