Dog Rescue R Us (DRRU) is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation established in January 2019. DRRU is an Animal Rescue located in Gardendale and serving the West Texas area. We also rely heavily on foster homes. Fosters and funding is ALWAYS needed and is crucial to saving more lives. Please email us for more information on fostering, adopting or to help with transporting. Upon rescue all dogs receive medical attention. Once the dog is healthy, they are transported to our WONDERFUL rescue partners in the Northern US and Canada!
We rescue dogs that have been abandoned on the streets and released to local shelters. They are being dumped at an unprecedented rate in the oilfields and desolate highways and in neighborhoods, abused and neglected and no longer loved. The shelters are always at max capacity and the only way to make room for new animals is to euthanize the existing ones. The cycle repeats daily.
We transport all these otherwise sure to be dead dogs (either through abandonment or euthanisia at the shelter) to their now forever, beautiful indoor homes where the communities have the resources, space and appreciation for these animals. DRRU currently transports to eight northern states in the United States and to Canada.
Updates are posted regularly on social media. These updates include the wonderful aftermath of the transport: seeing these dogs in loving homes with the happiest of families.
DRRU pays for all vetting and transportation costs. DRRU has three buses and one fully retrofitted trailer that we use to transport the animals in the most comfortable manner we can provide. We drive an average of 12,000 miles a month to relocate these sweet furry angels. This means we must get new buses every 2-3 years to stay safe. We pay for a mechanic to keep us safely on the road between each trip.
The approximate cost is $15,000 each month for transporting. We spend another $7,500 a month for vaccines, preventative care, health certificates and more. Transported dogs must meet every state requirement at the cost of a minimum of $150 for each dog. Then there are the emergencies with which we are inundated with on a daily basis! We know. These break our hearts and our budgets, but we keep on keeping on for these sweet, furry angels.
These break our hearts and our budgets, but we keep on keeping on for these sweet, furry angels.