Welcome to Treasured Tails Canine Rescue. We are a volunteer based non profit 501c3 all breed dog rescue focusing on the animal shelters of Southern California. The dogs we save from shelters are the ones in danger of euthanasia. Highly adoptable dogs lose their lives due to many reasons. Shelter over crowding, an easily treatable medical condition or injury, a dog who is extremely shy or frightened in the shelter environment or in many cases the dog is simply in need of a make over at the groomers. Once a dog enters our rescue he/she goes into a foster home where we can get to know that dog better which allows us to match the dog up with the right family.
To be the bridge between shelter and loving home.
Whenever possible we try to help "prevent" dogs from entering our shelter system. We do this by offering help to owners who feel that the shelter is their only option when they can no longer care for their pet. We help re-home, direct towards pet friendly rentals, offer advice on low cost spay/neuter and low cost euthanasia when the time comes to say good-bye.
Theresa Fraser, founder of Treasured Tails Canine Rescue
Like many animal lovers I have had dogs in my life since I can remember. We had family pets that were loved and taken care of. But as a young child I started noticing that not every dog is so lucky. I remember seeing loose or stray dogs and not being able to understand why a dog would be rummaging through a trash can for food or crossing a busy street by themselves. I would think "why is nobody helping or doing anything?". Then I asked myself "What can I do?". In 2009 I started independently rescuing and re-homing dogs from the shelters in Southern California one at a time. Taking an over looked dog from the shelter, getting to know that dog, taking some great photos and posting that dog on adoption sites brought interest and eventually a new home. I had finally found a way to help. But I realize there is only so much I can do on my own. So my next question was "How can I do more?'. My natural progression in rescue was to start a non profit rescue organization in hopes of saving more lives by building a solid base of foster homes, volunteers and caring people who share the desire to help those who can't help themselves. 2012 will be the first year that Treasured Tails Canine Rescue will be operating as a non profit cooperation and I hope to have slow and steady growth in the number of dogs we can save. Our focus is and always will be the "dogs".