We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us. They cannot speak for themselves.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe

Humans first had the notion to domesticate wolves between 11 and 16 thousand years ago (and in our estimation, this is one of the best ideas we’ve had so far—definitely up there with the wheel and indoor plumbing).  As we evolved together, the dog forfeited his wild nature in order to better suit his new surroundings, and man relinquished some bed space and the ability to wear clean black pants.  Although the relationship is one of great mutual benefit, because it was man who chose the dog for his constant companion, it is ultimately our duty to protect them and provide for their needs.

We believe that beyond the fundamental requirements of food, water, and shelter, that every dog has the right to live free from pain and suffering, in a safe and secure environment.  As a pet owner, this includes providing basic veterinary care and ensuring healthy, limited reproductive cycles. It is our unwavering opinion that all companion animals should be spayed or neutered, that breeders should be subject to greater scrutiny and regulation, and that adoption should always be the first option.

These tenets are the underpinning of our mission, and are the driving force behind every program we initiate.  We see every interaction as an opportunity to change the way people care for their pets and their opinions and attitudes towards rescued animals.