Get Involved

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There are nearly a thousand ways to help us and our rescue effort, and each Wagging Dog and Cat truly do take a village. From shelter start to forever finish, everyone’s contributions are what gets that furry face into his future home. See how you can help with the miracle of rescuing an animal!


WDR is a foster based dog and cat rescue. All of our orphans are in the skilled private homes of approved foster caregivers, waiting to meet YOU. By adopting one of our Wagging Dogs or Cats, you are creating an opportunity for both your animal in his forever home and another shelter animal in our foster home. For our currently available dogs and cats, please visit our Adoption page.


Have you ever thought about fostering a dog or cat in need? Maybe you’re just not ready for adoption but would still love to have a canine or feline companion in your life. Perhaps you’re not sure what fostering is really about … Read about our Foster Program and the valuable and amazing personal experience of saving a furry life. You’ll also find some words from our Foster Parents about this special volunteer service.


Not able to have a furry companion at the moment but still wanna be involved in the rescue effort? PAWESOME! There are many ways you can help the Wagging Dogs and Cats find great homes, in person or even from the couch! Check out our Volunteer Opportunities to see if you might be a fit for the WDR team!!


There are those special moments when a pup or kitty connects with you in ways you just can’t explain. We get it. If one of our special Wagging Dogs or Cats has captured your heart, a tax deductible contribution can be made specifically for his or her care. One of our Sponsors even sent her Sponsor Dog a puppy care package full of thoughtful treats and toys. Simply note which Wagging Dog or Cat you are helping when sending your gift, and if you want to send something especially crafted by You for Your Dog or Cat, please email


We are able to provide exceptional care for our orphans with generous donations from our supporters round the world. As an all-volunteer nonprofit, we are able to put every last penny we have towards our Wagging Dogs and Cats. Some of our furry friends incur high vet bills on their road back to good health and happiness. Check out various ways you can donate to the herd, with several at no additional costs to you! Win win!!


Looking for more information on breed advocacy? How about spay neuter services? Need some vet recommendations? A good book on dogs and cats to teach you more about our amazing friends? Check out some of our Resources and send us an email if you have any others to share with fellow dog and cat lovers!