About Us

What is Nileydog Rescue?

Nileydog Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based no-kill dog rescue, whose mission is to transport, foster, spay/neuter, and re-home abandoned and abused dogs from high kill shelters. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. Whenever possible we also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners.
All Nileydog’s are placed into foster homes until they are adopted. While in foster care they are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.

Every year 6 – 8 million animals are euthanized each year in shelters and your tax dollars is paying for it.  Many of them were healthy, well-behaved animals who could have made someone a wonderful pet. They were killed because there wasn’t enough room to keep them until homes could be found for them.

Nileydog Rescue is a  non-profit corporation, funded by donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees, that works to find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs nation wide.

Nileydog Rescue takes only those animals who are in danger of being euthanized.  In order to give these dogs a chance, we do not currently take dog from private homes because their owners no longer have time for them, are moving, etc.  Nileydog Rescue will accept animals from the public only as a last resort IF space is available in an appropriate foster home.  If you are looking for another home for your dog, please contact your local Humane Society.

Why was Nileydog Rescue formed?

Nileydog Rescue is a volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to end the needless killing of man’s best friend. Every year 6 – 8 million animals are euthanized each year in shelters and your tax dollars is paying for it.  Many of them were healthy, well-behaved animals who could have made someone a wonderful pet. They were killed because there wasn’t enough room to keep them until homes could be found for them.  We think the United States can do better than that.

What does Nileydog Rescue do?

There is a gross overpopulation of dogs within our community due to irresponsible pet breeding. Because their lives are often undervalued, many dogs end up in area shelters and are ultimately killed. Nileydog Rescue takes in adoptable dogs from the area shelters and fosters them in volunteer foster homes. By fostering dogs in our homes we are able to save lives and provide the public with healthy spayed or neutered dogs. The foster home provides a transition period between life in the animal shelter and its new, permanent home. The dogs are given the opportunity to learn any needed social skills and to receive the much needed love, shelter, and medical care they deserve.

When a dog is rescued from the animal shelter it receives a health exam by a veterinarian, the vaccinations appropriate for its age, a heartworm test and preventative, flea preventative and will be spayed or neutered.

How does Nileydog Rescue find the best homes for the dogs?

Nileydog finds homes for dogs through adoption events and postings on our website and on Petfinder or other adoption websites. Individuals interested in adopting a NDR dog must fill out an adoption application and be interviewed in order to ensure that the needs of both the individual and the dog are met.  The nature of our adoption process, home visits, and trial periods dictate that our dogs are available to adopters in the immediate area.

*We usually will not adopt dogs to home with children under the age of 6, unless the said dog is under 6 months old.*

Adoption Process Information:

Our adoption fees range from $150-$300, depending on age of the dog and the cost of medical, transport, and foster expenses. These costs include but are not limited too: spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, vet exam, and any other medical treatment we deem necessary. Typically, our average costs per dog are much higher (around $350). We make up the difference with fundraisers, generous donors, and sponsorships.

Homes with fenced yards are strongly preferred, but exceptions are made based on the size, age and activity level of the dog.  An application is required and a home visit will be conducted before an adoption is final.  Nielydog Rescue does not adopt to homes where a pet has been abandoned in the past or where there are currently un-sterilized, adult dogs or cats in the home.



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