Our mission is to address the tragic consequences of pet overpopulation by focusing on spay/neuter, aggressive outreach and adoptions.
A Different Breed Animal Rescue Adopt-A-Pet events focus on the adoption of homeless animals in the DFW Metroplex area, in association Dallas City Shelters and with other dog and cat rescue groups in our area. In 2004, in the Dallas area alone over 26,000 homeless pets had to be euthanized, because there were no available families to adopt them. Cats and dogs are born faster than they can be adopted. A Different Breed works works tirelessly to find homes for those pets considered adoptable, and works aggressively to educate the public on pet sterilization and responsible ownership. We are a 501C-3 organization and need your donations and your help as volunteers to make this possible.
Had an awesome time helping with the puppies and the people. Everyone was so nice and helped me understand the procedures very easily. Would completely recommend this opportunity to any animal lover of any age!
Outstanding organization with only one boss - or several - the dogs! very friendly atmosphere for volunteers, great opportunity for teenagers to learn about dogs. Great opportunity for every dog lovers to help, to love, to participate according to their agendas. Regulars are sweet and dedicated and appreciate the newcomers. Friendly ambiance with sometimes barking as our store' music....but it is our Saturday afternoon symphonie that we all accept and love!
This group is great! I have been volunteering for the past 6 months. Basically, you take on whatever responsibility you are interested in having. If you would like to come and play with dogs on a Saturday then that is what can do. I've fostered one dog, helped with volunteer coordination, helping to care for some sick puppies and attended fundraising events. There is something for anyone's desired involvement. There are many people who cannot have pets for whatever reasons who volunteer their time to be close to animals. The people that I work with seldom ask for help; they let you volunteer to whatever level you are comfortable. I was first drawn to this place because I've volunteered at other shelters and there were a mandatory number of hours that I needed to volunteer in a month. Some months are worst than others for me to volunteer and I didn't like that constraint. Overall, there is a very positive and fun environment at this place.
by Joni M.
(Administrator for this Organization)(January 12, 2011)
I have been a volunteer with A Different Breed Animal Rescue since 2003. It is an all volunteer organization running on donations and love and kindness from its volunteers. Most animals are pulled from kill shelters, breeder release or puppy mill rescues. They save approximately 300 animals a year thru countless hours at adoption sites, spay/neuter clinics, vets, shelters, cleaning and taking care of dogs, home visits, fundraisers and more and more and more. Those who would judge harshly have no idea what it takes to keep an animal rescue or any non-profit running for this long. Thank god for our many animal loving volunteers!