Rover Rescue takes in 5,000th dog
On a Saturday transport, Rover Rescue brought "Buddy," a 4-month-old Shepherd mix, and 31 other dogs to safety from high-kill shelters in southern Indiana. | Submitted
At a Glance
Rover Rescue is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer dog rescue group based in the area. Using a network of foster homes, the group takes in dogs that have run out of time at high-kill shelters. In less than nine years, the group has found new homes for almost 5,000 dogs and puppies. For an up-to-date list of adoptable dogs, visit www.roverrescue.org.
Rover Rescue has its 5,000th dog available for adoption.
On a Saturday transport, Rover Rescue brought “Buddy,” a 4-month-old Shepherd mix, and 31 other dogs to safety from high-kill shelters in southern Indiana.
For the past nine years, Rover Rescue foster homes have taken in homeless puppies and dogs and prepared them to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Rover Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation, pays for veterinary care, food, supplies and transportation.
The dogs have varied stories that bring them to Rover Rescue. Some are found as strays and never claimed. Others have been surrendered by their owners, who don’t have the time or funds to care for them.
Included in Saturday’s transport was the 5,000th dog that Rover Rescue has saved, “Buddy.” The puppy has had a rough start to his life.
Buddy and his siblings were abandoned by the side of a road in southern Indiana.
Two of Buddy’s siblings were hit by cars and killed. Buddy was hit by a car as well but survived. Unfortunately, he had to have his back right leg amputated but is recuperating well.
Rover Rescue, which had 11 members when it started in 2003, has grown to about 45 foster families in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, Will and Cook counties.
“There are so many healthy, adoptable dogs that are at risk of being killed because there isn’t space for them in a shelter,” said Teri Grandt, foster home coordinator for Rover Rescue. “We knew that we could save these dogs by opening our homes to them until a forever home could be found.”
For information on Buddy or any of the dogs that Rover Rescue has available for adoption, visit www.