WHO WE ARE
The Miracle Dog Rescue Program was founded as a nonprofit program to help rescue abandoned dogs from Southern California and surrounding areas and to adopt them out in the United States. .
When we began our program in 2006, we had only a few dogs. The principle then was the same as it is now; each dog is spayed or neutered, given a complete physical by a local volunteer veterinarian, and given the food, shelter, medicine, love and encouragement he or she needs in rescue foster homes while suitable permanent homes are found in the Southern California area. The program has grown since the early days, and now many more dogs and puppies come to us through concerned people who seek no repayment other than for their direct costs.
When we started, we soon realized we had underestimated the task, and we felt overwhelmed. It sometimes seemed as though there could be no solution to the monumental problem of spaying or neutering every pup or dog our volunteer foster owners wanted to rehabilitate. We wondered if we could really make a difference in what seemed an out-of- control situation.
But it turned out that the answer was, and remains, YES. By approaching the situation as a series of single challenges instead of trying to "fix the whole problem," we have now saved, treated and adopted out hundreds of dogs and puppies that would soon have died as sick, hungry, abandoned and helpless animals in the streets or homes. We hope you will help this program continue.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Through word of mouth, concerned people learn they can bring us abandoned dogs from Southern California, and surrounding areas where the “street dog problem” is substantial. Many dogs there are abandoned, and their only choice is to turn feral and fend for themselves. Many of these dogs are sick, malnourished, fearful, full of parasites, and completely without care.
When a dog is brought to us, we work to rehabilitate it. There has never been a time limit on how long we keep a dog. We work with all breeds, ages, and temperaments. In our experience, nearly every dog rescued, fed and made healthy responds with gratitude and unbounded affection. These dogs know they have been saved. Thousands of years of breeding by humans have planted a response deep in their bones: any human who shows they mean well is a human to be trusted. Over time, their trust in humans grows in strength. As they overcome their sicknesses and hunger, they lose their fear. When they gain trust in their human caretakers, any meanness caused by their lives on the streets disappears.
SOCIALIZING THE DOGS
Once healthy, a dog is taught canine pack dynamics suitable for an adoptive household, and then they are ready to move on. Working with them during this period is a joy since many have never before had the opportunity to play, explore or express canine behavior in a secure environment. This is their chance to learn how.
We are fortunate to have a small kennel where we provide the dogs with a controlled, unthreatened space to discover pack dynamics. Over the course of weeks and months, all of our dogs are rotated through our pack society where, once properly socialized, they are considered ready for adoption.
ADOPTING ONE OF OUR DOGS
Let’s say you are interested in adopting one of our dogs. The first step is to fill out our application. We will return your call or e-mail regardless of our decision. Our goal is to match you up with the right dog for your lifestyle and experience level. We know all of our dogs well by the adoption stage and have evaluated them extensively. When you adopt a dog from us, it will be sterilized, vaccinated, and dewormed. Each year we adopt out hundreds of dogs of all breeds and ages, animals that came to us with varying health histories.
If the dog turns out not to be a good fit, we will take the animal back and adopt it out elsewhere. But in almost every case, people who have adopted rescued pups and dogs from our program report back to us that they have found loving and loved companions and family members.
ASSISTING WITH DOMESTIC ADOPTIONS
While we can't take in every dog and we focus our rescue efforts the Southern California area, we do help people who have rescued a dog in areas from Los Angeles and need help placing it.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
For those who want to help the rescues continue but who cannot adopt, we desperately need donations to keep this compassionate program alive. In particular, some supplies are vital to rehabilitating and adopting out these dogs and puppies. We can only help so many animals with what we have, but with compassionate help from others like you, the number of dogs we could help would be almost unlimited. This help can be offered by contributing supplies or funds to buy supplies. These items are desperately needed:
- Dog food, either dry or canned
- Medicine including:
o Medications against internal parasites
o Flea or general external skin parasite spray
- Collars and leashes, all sizes
- Bedding and blankets
- Dog Houses
- Volunteer foster homes
Those who donate either funds or supplies in any amount, or who decide to foster rescued dogs during rehabilitation, have our deep gratitude!
CONTACTING MIRACLE DOG RESCUE
Whether you are interested in adopting a dog or helping us by contributing funds or needed items, please contact Reyna by phone at, 323-562-1034 or by email at or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com For Credit Card donations you can also contact Yvette by phone at 323-560-2727. The best way for people to donate through Pay Pal would be to go to the web site www.paypal.com, click on Send Money... fill out the form & the e-mail address as. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail a check to:
Miracle Dog Rescue
6639 Ajax Ave
Bell Gardens, Ca. 90201
The life you help save today will not be “just a dog,” it will be a friend and companion wanted and, at times, desperately needed by someone – maybe even by you!
Thank you for taking the time to find out how Miracle Dog Rescue works its miracles.
We are a 501.c non-profit organization dedicated to rescue dogs from Southern California and Baja, CA. Mexico All your donations are tax deductible. Our Employer Identification Number: 20-8906006
Thank You for giving them their miracles!