Howler Dog Rescue
We Rescue Large Breed Dogs and train them to be emotional support animals to assist Veterans and public safety officers cope with mental illness, while we combat homelessness of our veterans.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings ―
Our Mission
Every day over 40,000 veterans are homeless on a given night, from those 35% have PTSD and over 62% have some form of mental illness. With the help of a emotional support animal we can significantly reduce the amount of suicides every year commited. While simultaniously reducing the 1.3 million euthanized  pets in the animal shelters. We  serve our Veterans, Public Safety officers, and our community who struggle with mental illness.

Howler Dog Rescue is a registered 501c3 with the Internal Revenue Service - Donations are tax deductible

What is the difference between an Animal Shelter and a Rescue?
In our case our rescue does not get funded by city tax dollars, all of our funding comes from services offered  and depend on individual donations. Most Animal Shelters have a physical location the is open to the public, while we do have a mailing address we do not have a location open to the public so we go to areas we make an impact - that is in our community. We are unable to have a open door policy to accept all dogs by the public we are more selective as our rescue dogs have to be able to be trained to serve as an Emotional Support Animal. Most City animal shelters are open to the public and do accept any owner surrendered pet with limited history or information. Our Rescue dogs are housed by foster parents who are dedicated to taking them to training locations and assisting with training in their own homes. Howler Dog Rescue is a no-kill organization we do not euthanize due to over crowding. Animal shelters can be considered a kill shelter and may do so due to limited space. Howler Dog Rescue also helps share love and joy of therapy dogs by touring our skilled therapy dogs to community facilities such as retirement homes, hospitals, and mental health clinics. Facilities that include therapy dogs notice a significant increase in patient happiness and an increased activity level.