WHO WE ARE

Canine Castaways, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing dogs in need, rehabilitating if necessary, and then adopting to approved homes where they will be loved as part of a family while also encouraging responsible pet care and striving to increase awareness of the consequences of pet overpopulation through educational programs and materials. We do not operate from a shelter but rather a network of foster homes in different areas of the state so it may not always be possible for you to meet more than one of our dogs at a time. While this can be frustrating for a prospective adopter, the foster home setting allows us to better evaluate the dogs' temperaments and help them adjust to family life. We deal primarily with dogs under 30 pounds but will also take in larger dogs if a foster home is available.


MISSION STATEMENT

Canine Castaways, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing dogs in need, rehabilitating if necessary, and then adopting to approved homes where they will be loved as part of a family while also encouraging responsible pet care and striving to increase awareness of the consequences of pet overpopulation through educational programs and materials.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

RESCUE

  • Work in conjunction with area animal control and welfare agencies to rescue dogs in need
  • Focus on dogs, primarily under 30 pounds, with no other hope
  • Take in owner surrendered dogs as needed to prevent euthanasia
  • Volunteers pick up and transport dogs

REHABILITATION

  • Address behavior and training issues prior to adoption
  • Have all dogs checked by veterinarian for wellness, including but not limited to spay or neuter, heartworm test, update vaccinations
  • Help dogs with special needs such as heartworm positive, mange, diabetes
  • Have dog placed with a volunteer foster family while waiting to be adopted
  • Foster families will help work with any behavior or health issues

ADOPTION

  • Require completion of adoption application with references
  • Volunteers to conduct a home visit and veterinary check of each applicant
  • Base adoption approvals on the needs of each individual dog and family in order to increase the likelihood of successful permanent placement
  • Volunteers to conduct adoptions at local pet stores, vets and groomers at least once a month

EDUCATION

  • Provide educational literature at adoption events as well as other pet related events on topics such as: 
    • Pet Overpopulation / Puppy Mills
    • Importance of Spaying/Neutering Pets
    • Responsible Pet Care
    • Heartworm Disease and Preventative
    • Animal Cruelty and Abuse
  • Be available to assist adopters with behavior and training issues
  • Inform all adopters of adjustment issues for rescued dog and new family
  • Recognize and help publicize ASPCA’s Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month 

 

 
 

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100% of all donations benefit Canine Castaways, Inc. - 501(c)(3)non-profit - TAX ID #20-0416812 - Solicitation Registration #CH16703