Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue (GPPR) is a Seattle-based organization that transports puppies from disadvantaged situations (high kill shelters, crowded rescues) in the Southeast to Seattle where we have more limited rescue puppy options. We hope that by doing so we can encourage local Seattle citizens to adopt puppies in need rather than purchasing a puppy locally or online. A common complaint from our adopters is that they have had a very hard time finding rescue puppies locally!
Dog overpopulation from lack of spaying and neutering is a significant issue across the country. In some areas of the country, like the state of Georgia, this is a major issue which leads to the euthanasia of thousands of highly adoptable dogs. Many of these victims of overpopulation are puppies that do not have a chance unless rescue and adopters can be found. An eventual goal of our rescue is to ultimately raise funds so that for each puppy we rescue, we provide a stipend for spay or neuter of a southeastern dog.
Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue works with Southeast rescues to pull puppies off of “death row” and out of crowded shelters, as well as other disadvantaged situations, and bring them to Seattle where they can lead full and healthy lives.
GPPR also has a strong emphasis on puppy training and exclusively uses positive reinforcement methods. In fact, this is something that we require for our foster puppies and of our adopters. Our goal is to provide adopter support for any family that adopts a puppy—not just those that adopt from Georgia Peaches. It is our hope that by providing support and online educational resources that we can play a preventive role in keeping all dogs/puppies out of shelters as they grow older. We believe that a firm training base in the beginning and truly understanding your dog can decrease the numbers that are surrendered to shelters.
As an all-volunteer organization, every dollar donated goes directly to puppy rescue. On average it costs $250 per puppy for transport, training, and vet care. Please help us save the life of a puppy!
Your monthly pledge helps us plan a predictable number of rescues per month. For every $400 pledged per month we can gauranteed one puppy soul can be saved. Even $10-$25 pledged per month helps get us there.
More puppies are coming this weekend! Thanks to all of you who stepped up at the last minute to foster, our wonderful long term fosters, volunteers, and donors! We couldn’t have done this with out you.
We were able to save 8 puppies because of you!
Although we’re thrilled to greet 8 wagging tails this weekend, there are always more puppies that need saving. Your donations directly affect how many puppies we save, so please consider donating today either via our website or through our Fundrazr.