A Day In The South
365 days a year
Who we are
founded late 2019 - to present
"A laundry basket of puppies was found by my neighbors, 10 of them. They've been out in the rain and storm, can you help?"
“ALICE! I kept hearing something outside...someone dumped four puppies at the office. Can you take them?"
"He is such a bother. No I don’t have the money to fix him. Just kill him.”
Our rescue partners are a lifeline to the dogs we rescue and field dozens messages, calls, and please for help like this every day. These brave women are Good Samaritan rescuers that fill the gap in areas that provide no county-provided animal resources.
More to rescue
Sponsor our facility ($50,000)
Sponsor a transport ($15,000)
Sponsor a room ($10,000)
Sponsor the courtyard ($10,000)
Sponsor a litter ($5,000)
Sponsor a kennel ($1,000 - $1,500)
Nia, adopted Summer '20 Newburyport MA
We may be the new rescue in town, but we are not new to rescue. We are seasoned and we are committed. Established in late 2019, we are a volunteer-driven organization with a core leadership + consulting team with decades of combined rescue, corporate, and dog behavior experience. We are in the business of second chances and very good at what we do.
Since our inception in late 2019, we have cultivated partnerships with rescuers in four different counties between Mississippi + Tennessee, each of which have no animal control, no municipal shelter, and no county-provided animal resources. We've grown our passionate group of volunteers to a team of fifty and provided medical care beyond standard vetting to include surgeries and other life-saving care. As of February 2021, we have 30+ foster homes and rehomed 850+ puppies and dogs.
Our quarantine project is a critical facet to our growth and longer term sustainability. Our facility will double the number of puppies and dogs we are able to rescue. We are targeting May into June for our official quarantine opening and on target to rescue 1400+ dogs in 2021.
We are governed by the MA Department of Agriculture and required to isolate our dogs in a MA-licensed quarantine for 48 hours after arriving and before transitioning to a foster or forever home. The Commonwealth has limited quarantine facilities, therefore limiting reservations for kennel space.
When our adoption process is slowed due to sparse isolation space, our rescuers run out of space, which leaves puppies and dogs in need of rescue left on streets, under buildings to suffer, or euthanized for space in neighboring county shelters. At any given time, our partners collectively have 100-200 dogs on their properties.