One More Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of homeless dogs. Founded in
2012, we are passionate about savings dogs - no matter the breed, age, or physical condition - who come from shelters or are relinquished by their
owners, both in the Connecticut and Illinois areas. We are devoted to providing the best possible care for our dogs and finding appropriate, loving
homes with families who will be dedicated to them for a lifetime.
One More Dog Rescue believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to rescue and provide
care for orphaned, stray, and abused dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption, we strive to provide a humane service to all dogs that
come into our rescue. Additionally we provide awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their
important effect on the crisis of overpopulation.
We are a Connecticut based 501(c)(3) that relies solely on a network of foster homes. We do not have a shelter or a central location for fostering
and caring for our dogs. We have no paid employees, everyone that works with our rescue is on a volunteer basis, including our board members,
adoption and event coordinators, fosters, transporters, and those responsible for other critical parts of our process. We receive no public
funding. We rely on generous donations, fundraising throughout the year, and our adoption fees to help pay for our costs, which can include vet
and medical bills, spay/neuter fees, micro-chips, and other expenses.
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he
asked, 'What are you doing?' The youth replied, 'Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If
I don't throw them back, they'll die.' 'Son,' the man said, 'don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds
of starfish? You can't make a difference!' After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the
surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said...... 'I made a difference for that one.'
- The Original Starfish Story found in 'Star Thrower,' a collection of essays by the naturalist and writer Loren Eiseley 1978