Pet Tails Rescue
~ About us ~
Pet Tails Rescue was founded by Maureen Cahill in March 2012. The primary business and Broker office is located in , and a Shelter facility, licensed in late 2014, is located in . The facility is used for quarantine, training and adoptions. The Rescue is completely operated and supported by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats. Pet Tails utilizes a network of foster families to pull animals from a shelter, organize veterinary care, provide temporary placement in a home environment, secure transportation to NH, and provide quarantine and foster care once again upon arrival, all the while working to find a permanent adoptive family.
The numbers of homeless and stray animals is staggering. The majority of these animals come from shelters throughout the southern where euthanasia rates are extraordinarily high. One shelter posted a rate of over 60% - over 3800 animals that were never given a chance at life. Since 2012 Pet Tails has saved and placed over 1500 dogs and cats into loving homes and is committed to continue saving as many more of these lives as possible.
During the past three years of Pet Tails’ operation, some amazing partnerships have formed. Since the majority of rescue work is based off photographs, word of mouth, phone conversations and first hand reporting, trusting relationships are paramount. Pet Tails is both fortunate, and proud, to boast multiple partnerships with southern shelters, veterinary clinics and foster homes as well as here in NH. All share the core commitment to provide the best possible solution for the animal being saved and cared for. Pet Tails also boasts some pretty amazing local support in the form of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local elementary schools, high schools, colleges and other local organizations that have all supported the organization in various ways. Pet Tails has also been recognized for its dedication and work by several new corporate sponsors this past year.
Pet Tails is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in NH, registered with the NH Charitable Trust, and an approved Rescue/Shelter registered with the NH Department of Agriculture. Some of the many expenses associated with rescue work include; shelter pull fees, veterinary care, foster care reimbursement and transportation expenses. Pet Tails is again very fortunate to find support in its volunteer base, local businesses and dog and cat professional service providers of all kinds. Donations are sought and graciously accepted throughout the year and a volunteer Fundraising Committee further supports the Rescue as events can be coordinated.
Pet Tails’ marketing and advertising presence is primarily through social media. With a web page (www.pettailsrescue.org) and facebook page (Pet Tails Rescue), the Facebook page generates the most activity with over 7600 followers. A very interactive page, it boasts pictures and bio’s of dogs and cats up for adoption and is also closely followed for the picture of ‘Adoption Day’ when a new pup or kitten finds their forever family. Anyone interested in adopting a posted dog or cat must complete an application (available on both pages) and undergo the interview process. All references are checked and interviews completed. Specific requirements must be met according to the animal’s needs and a comfortable ‘match’ between animal and adopter determined. Home visits may also occur. The typical adoption process takes approximately 2-3 weeks from the application approval to the delivery of the animal to its new home. Adoption fees are $425 for dogs and $135 for cats and kittens. This includes transportation, all vetting (spay/neuter), age appropriate shots, Interstate Health Certificate(s), Microchip, temperament test, and all available medical records.
~ Our Statement ~
Pet Tails Rescue is committed to saving the lives of abandoned, surrendered or homeless dogs and cats by utilizing a foster-based network of volunteers sharing the vision to place that life with a permanent, responsible, adoptive home. The Rescue is also strongly committed to promoting awareness, education and reform to existing animal welfare conditions and standards all resulting in a productive and positive ‘Rescue’ experience.