Why Pledge

Not convinced? Here are some reasons you might
want to take the Rescue Shleters Pledge 


  • The idea of puppy mills, where dogs are kept in detestable conditions and forced to breed until they die, makes you ill.
  • You have experienced the heart-melting joy that comes when a shelter dog chooses you.
  • It breaks your heart that people will pay thousands of dollars for purebreds while lovable mutts toil away at shelters.
  • You know someone who refused to adopt from a shelter because he or she was concerned about kennel-cough or other communal diseases.
  • You have observed irresponsible pet owners that fail to provide care and affection for their animals, and have wished there was something you could do to help.
  • You know someone who was forced by circumstance to surrender his or her favorite pet to a shelter, and who wanted desperately for it to find a good home.

There are as many reasons to Pledge as there are unique connections to the cause. Only you know yours. But one thing we can agree on is that the negative perception of animal shelters needs to change. Together, if we can convince one person to rescue a homeless pet, then we’ll have succeeded.

Pledge to make your next dog a rescue dog.

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and milestones)

Share Your Rescue Dog's Story

Have you provided a wonderful home for a shelter dog? If so, we’d like you to share your story. Tell us about your pet, how you chose him, and how the adoption process has enriched your life.

If you’re on the fence about adopting a shelter dog, feel free to browse others’ heart-warming stories. It might just be the nudge you need.


By submitting your story to RescuePledge.org, you hereby agree and acknowledge that you are the sole author of such content and are the sole owner of any intellectual property rights, if any, associated with such content. You hereby grant RescuePledge.org the perpetual, nonexclusive license to post your submitted content on social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help spread awareness related to RescuePledge.org’s mission. You also hereby grant RescuePledge.org the perpetual, nonexclusive license to exhibit or distribute your submission, in whole or in part, without restriction or limitation, for any purpose that, in RescuePledge.org’s sole discretion, supports its mission.

Prior to submitting any content to RescuePledge.org, please be aware that once your material is posted onRescuePledge.org’s social media pages, RescuePledge.org is unable to control the further spread of your content on the Internet or otherwise. You hereby release RescuePledge.org from any liability associated with, or arising from, the posting of your submitted content on its social media pages or otherwise. Please notify RescuePledge.org at any time if you would like us to remove your content from our website or the Rescue Pledge's social media pages, and we will do so within a reasonable period of time.

RescuePledge.org moderates all submissions before publishing to our website - your submission may be rejected and may take up to 72 hours to appear live if accepted.

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