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Our programs span three countries and incorporate two languages. Volunteers include our clinical team, the intake team, training, those who help with transportation, food distribution, adoption coordinators, store volunteers, and all of the people who work behind the scenes to keep these programs going.
The dogs available for adoption are fostered in the home of their rescuer (“rescatista” in Spanish). Rescatistas care for these dogs through injuries and illnesses as well as behavior issues that come from being abandoned and living on the street. Going from a mangy street dog to one that is a sweet, furry, friendly, and adoptable pet is enormous. It is emotional and sometimes heartbreaking. Our team spends months and some spend a year or more rehabilitating a rescue dog only to say goodbye when it is adopted. Then they go and rescue another and start all the process all over again.
We support rescatistas with food, veterinary care, finding adopters for their rescued dogs, and transportation to the new home. Rescatistas educate their friends, neighbors and family by setting an example of how to rescue and then properly care for a dog. They preach sterilization (spaying and neutering) to anyone who will listen. Often, they recruit new rescatistas and teach them how to make a difference in the life of an abandoned dog. Anyone can be a rescatista. This is how real change will be made concerning the treatment of animals in La Paz.
Below are our most significant programs designed to support these rescatistas.
Every time a dog is adopted, it makes room to take in another dog off the street. Adoptions are the life of our organization and are vitally important. If you love animals and would like to help us match our dogs to an adoptive home, we would love the help. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a volunteer application.
Most dogs are adopted to the US or Canada and are often driven from La Paz to San Diego where they fly via Alaska Air Cargo to their destination city. If you are in the San Diego, Seattle, or Portland areas and would like to help us at the airport, please contact us at email@example.com or complete a volunteer application.