Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue (GPPR) is a Seattle-based organization funds the transport and health care of puppies from disadvantaged situations such as high kill shelters and crowded rescues in the Southeast to Seattle where rescue puppies are in short supply. Some are surprised to hear this fact, but our local spay and neuter practices lead to very few puppies in our shelters. Because there is the opposite problem in the Southeast, we are working hard to prevent euthanasia of these puppies in overcrowded shelters by flying them here where they are adopted very quickly and easily into loving, forever homes. In fact, we often have a waiting list for our peach pups!
It absolutely goes against our mission to judge anyone who chooses to purchase a purebred puppy. However, we also realize that many strongly prefer to rescue a puppy in order to decrease the overcrowding in US shelters with euthanasia rates up to 100% in some rural areas. Therefore, GP works hard to both give these rural shelters and rescues an option to save pups from euthanasia as well as diversify local adoption options by partnering with our local shelters. We also have a foster program and adoptions may occur through our organization as well.
From an animal welfare standpoint, we view puppy rescue with concomitant adopter education and support as an obvious yet underutilized method to decrease shelter and rescue returns nationally. Because of this, GP has a strong emphasis on puppy socialization before the 16 week window closes and exclusively uses scientifically based training with positive reinforcement methods. 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.
It should be mentioned that if approached for help with any local puppies in need, we will always help. It is a rare occasion where we have needed to step in. Additionally we have rescued puppies from not only Georgia but Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Hawaii. With respect to mother dogs, we do not leave them behind. A future goal of our organization to spay and/or neuter a local dog for every puppy we rescue and future fundraising efforts will allow us to accomplish this. Ultimately we want to rescue the puppies but be part of the national solution which is to prevent overpopulation.
*At this time, Georgia Peaches is not able to accept applications from people more than 2.5 hours away or out of Washington State. We hope to have more volunteer staff to accommodate these types of adoptions in 2016 – stay tuned!
We generally get many applications (available under our adoption tab) and before processing them, we want you to get to know us and who we are. Please read our FAQs below to see what you think before proceeding. If you rent, your application can’t be processed until you have provided us with the full name of your landlord, their email address, and have signed our letter. We can send our letter electronically to your landlord for them to e-sign, which will protect you and us during the adoption process! We are 100% volunteer run with full time careers so things can move slowly at times based on the volunteer staff we have at the time. We are a foster-based rescue therefore we do not have any physical building to house our organization and puppies. Our puppies live in foster homes, which is how you can see the puppies.
Below are some answers to FAQs that we recommend you read before putting in an application with GP.
GPPR is a 100% volunteer-run organization that depends on the support of dedicated partners and community members. If you can contribute to our nonprofit organization, we always welcome donations that will help us provide adoption services, education and training resources, emergency rescue and veterinary services for deserving pups.
Click on either the One Time Donation button or select how much you’d like to donate each month with the Monthly Donation button. Both are processed by Paypal.
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