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Putting Our Best Paws Forward: Waggytail Rescue

Putting Our Best Paws Forward: Waggytail Rescue 0

Here at Doggie Dailies, we believe there is no better feeling than helping those in need. That's why every quarter we pick a new charity to donate a portion of our proceeds to!

We’re now in our fourth quarter of the year (October-December) and this quarter we're excited to be donating to Waggytail Rescue.

About Waggytail Rescue

Waggytail Rescue is an all-volunteer, NYC-based animal rescue organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs. Waggytail focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating animals in urgent circumstances like high kill and overcrowded shelters in NYC as well as Texas, Los Angeles, and Tijuana, Mexico. Their ultimate goal is to find these animals furever homes.

Founded in 2004, Waggytail has rescued over 6,000 abandoned dogs and even a few cats and kittens! Waggytail rescues between 300-500 dogs each year. 

From Foster to Furever Home

While Waggytail does not have a physical shelter location, its amazing network of foster “pawrents” provides loving, stable foster homes for all their rescued dogs until they are adopted. 

Many dogs do not respond well to the stress of overcrowded shelters. Taking a scared and confused animal out of the shelter system and into a loving, private home gives them the opportunity to relax, recover and become the best version of themselves before adoption. Fostering dogs greatly increases their chances of adoption. 

Waggytail’s foster “pawrents” work with each dog to rehabilitate them physically and emotionally. For many dogs, this is the first time in their lives that they are experiencing love. Fosters help the dogs decompress, become trusting pets, and give them the chance they are so deserving of. Learn more about foster dogs with Waggytail.

Waggytail Expands Westward

In 2014, Waggytail heard that shelters in Los Angeles were overflowing with small breed dogs. They knew they could make an impact and find these pups homes in NYC where the demand for apartment friendly dogs is high. By partnering with Los Angeles rescues, Waggytail expanded its efforts westward and launched Waggytail West, which focuses on rescuing and relocating dogs to NYC.  

Unlike other bicoastal rescue groups, Waggytaill transports rescued dogs by flying dogs in cabin with volunteer chaperones, who are given an airline-approved carrier and are reimbursed for the costs.

Finding success in their bicoastal rescue efforts, Waggytail expanded its western efforts, partnering with several Texas rescues in 2016 and San Diego/Tijuana missions in 2018. They have saved over 800 dogs in the three outreach areas and relocated them to NYC with the help of 375 flight volunteers and countless ground transports. Learn more about being a flight volunteer. Take a flight, Save a pup's life.

Our friends at Waggytail work hard each and every day to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome as many dogs as possible, but they can’t do it alone!

There are a few ways you can help…

Of course, you can make a donation to Waggytail Rescue. Any amount you can afford to give helps!

Any plans to flying from LA to NYC? If you do, keep Waggytail in mind. They always need responsible individuals to chaperone dogs on LA-NYC flights. They will cover the cost of the pup’s ticket and will provide a carrier. If you’re flying soon, fill out an application and email it to waggytailwest@gmail.com.

They also have fostering opportunities. Their foster network is the most crucial part of their operation and they are always looking for new, great fosters. If you are in the immediate New York City area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Hoboken & Jersey City) OR Los Angeles and interested in fostering one of their animals, fill out an application!

They have a lot of cute animals available for adoption. Share this organization with your friends or consider adopting one of their amazing rescues yourself!

To learn more about Waggytail Rescue or to assist them in their mission, visit their website, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, or ‘Follow’ them on Instagram.

Waggytail Rescue Donation