So, You Want to Rescue Dogs?

Road to Rescue Best Practices ManualHave you ever wanted to start a dog rescue? Or, have you thought, “How can I best help the organization I devote my time to?” In either case…

ROAD TO RESCUE IS AN INDISPENSABLE RESOURCE!

Inside, you’ll find invaluable and comprehensive advice from more than 20 successful private rescue organizations and animal welfare societies around the United States.

This unique collaboration project,  a treasure trove for rescue founders, volunteers, and adopters alike, was spearheaded by Kyla Duffy of Up for Pups, and it explains the history of rescue, shares fundraising ideas, provides application tools, offers tips on socializing fearful dogs and explains how to file for 501(c)3 non-profit status.

The Road to Rescue  purpose is threefold:

  • It helps you “do rescue right,” from the start.
  • It provides your existing rescue with a “measuring stick” and new ideas for maximum effectiveness.
  • It offers a foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of you rescue, useful information when courting donors and applying for grants.

FREE DOWNLOAD

To help rescues save the most lives possible, the eBook download is free. 117 pages of content come with access over 100 pages of online document examples. Download here. But consider this…

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Buy Road to Rescue in paperback for $29.95
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You’ll hugely benefit from access to editable base documents (in .doc format), allowing you to tailor them to your specific rescue needs without reinventing the wheel. (And no download compares with the ability to bookmark favorite sections, make notes in the margins and share with volunteers.) Included are:

  • Articles of Organization for a 501(c)3
  • Bylaws
  • Conflict of Interest policy
  • Surrender contract/form
  • Intake/evaluation form (should only be used after a dog is evaluated using your rescue’s evaluation procedure)
  • Volunteer/foster application
  • Foster contract
  • Foster welcome kit template
  • Adoption application
  • Adoption contract

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SPREAD THE WORD

In the spirit of saving lives, please share this information far and wide. For more on Road to Rescue, visit Up for Pups.

If you like the work that went into this manual, please, consider a donation  toward the effort. Thank you.

MY UNWAVERING SUPPORT

Having searched for rescue resources myself, I found previously existing print information to be limited and/or localized. Watching Road to Rescue unfold from the start, it was a true pleasure to preview the final product, a labor of love that reads as an easy to understand, step-by-step how-to. Binding so many successful ideas together, ideas that have functioned well in many situations and across various demographics, is what makes this manual truly unique.

I couldn’t be more proud to see my original response quoted on the paperback.

…This is so utterly different. The manual is so well written, offers so much thoughtful input from various successful rescues, and brings up points that are worthy of referencing again and again. I just LOVE it!

– Kim Clune, Be the Change for Animals

 

Comments

  1. KylaDuffy says:

    Thanks for sharing, Kim! We are grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve received from the community in creating this manual. We hope that all rescue board members and volunteers read it and adopt the practices that make sense for their organizations. Including everyone who participated in the creation of this manual, there was easily over 100 years of experience behind it!

  2. KylaDuffy says:

    Thanks for sharing, Kim! We are grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve received from the community in creating this manual. We hope that all rescue board members and volunteers read it and adopt the practices that make sense for their organizations. Including everyone who participated in the creation of this manual, there was easily over 100 years of experience behind it!

  3. IamHellgirl says:

    @Cadaverman #yesyours

  4. JustinBrokar says:

    @Miz_Eisenhower That is awesome! Thanks. I’m going to order that book.

  5. Miz_Eisenhower says:

    @JustinBrokar You’re welcome. I just happened to see that & thought of you!

  6. @KylaDuffy It’s easy to see all that went into it, the thought, work, editing… A wonderful guide all around. I think this would make a great donation to any organization!

  7. JustinBrokar says:

    @Miz_Eisenhower It looks like it will be really helpful. Did you see that @RHAnimalRescue is officially a nonprofit? Im so excited!!

  8. JustinBrokar says:

    @Miz_Eisenhower It looks like it will be really helpful. Did you see that @RHAnimalRescue is officially a nonprofit? Im so excited!!

  9. Miz_Eisenhower says:

    @JustinBrokar That is great! Good job.

  10. So very happy to share Kim and Kyla! I knew Kyla was working on it, but not that it was done. Will be sharing with my friends!

  11. shivathedog says:

    What a fantastic resource! Every now and then I will wonder if this is something I could do. It’s probably best to volunteer with a rescue first to get an idea of everything that is required to do it right. But this book sounds like a great read for anyone looking to get involved. There is no such thing as too much information. I am so grateful to these inspiring woman for putting this together!

  12. @MelF Awesome, Mel!

  13. @shivathedog I wondered the same thing after helping with my husband’s rescue for some time in areas where my talents contributed. Taking it to the next level after an irresponsible board sunk our local dog program, I went so far as to partner with a friend who had property, kennels, contracts with local towns to take in strays and made plans for a facility. We went to San Diego to learn about running a rescue together in Mike Arm’s ACES workshops. … And still we’re hung up on zoning issues. Town politics can suck the life out of you more than dealing with the abuse and abandonment of animals, especially when politics enables the continuation of that abuse by not acting upon ways to end it.

    Anyway, that’s why I was so interested in the manual. And it has far exceeded my expectations.

    I hope you do find a rescue to work with. Sometimes strengthening one that is already in place is better than to divide and conquer. There is certainly tons to learn, as I am continually finding out. And if you do strike out on your own, you’ll be well equipped!! Good luck to you!

  14. KylaDuffy says:

    The irony of producing this manual is that what I took away from it was that I’m perfectly happy volunteering with rescues that are already established. I’m happy for all the knowledge I gained while editing this book because I think I’m a much more useful volunteer now and I can better identify the good vs. “less good” rescues, but I wouldn’t want to run my own. I see all the work the president of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue puts in, and I think she must be super-human. I don’t know how she does it (physically or emotionally). That’s not to say that people shouldn’t start rescues. It’s just not for me, and I think that starting out by volunteering is the best way to go about it for those considering founding rescues.

  15. @KylaDuffy Agreed, Kyla. This is where I have since been led, in part thanks to your manual. I’ve turned to helping AnimalKind, Inc., the local rescue cattery where our kittens came from, rather than to start my own. Every rescue is understaffed and in need of time, donations, and even things like publicity campaigns. I plan to use this manual to help AnimalKind now, rather than to set out on my own. Still, I regret nothing in my exploration. It only makes me a better volunteer, publicist and animal advocate – and you had a huge helping part in that. So, thank you!

  16. KylaDuffy says:

    @Kim Clune Awesome! I think volunteering is really the right choice for 99% of people interested in getting involved. I’m grateful for those who do take it to the next level – it’s just not me. 🙂

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