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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Black Dog Animal Rescue is to provide homeless animals across Wyoming with guaranteed safe and secure placement, promote the use of proven life-saving programs in our communities, and advocate for animal welfare.

Target demographics: reduce euthanasia rates for pets in local shelters

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 dogs facing euthanasia in Wyoming's animal shelters.

Geographic areas served: Wyoming

Programs: high volume adoptions and rescue transfer, and promoting grassroots efforts to move all shelters to adopt proven life-saving programs in their communities.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat from Black Dog Animal Rescue last July and my kitty is so happy here at my apartment.

Thank you Black Dog Animal Rescue!

Abbi F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Before joining the Board of Directors for Black Dog Animal Rescue ("BDAR") in 2016, my family adopted a dog rescued by BDAR. I have never met a more wonderful dog, and I am forever in BDAR's debt for bringing him into our life. Our dog joined our family during a time of loss, and he truly helped us more than we helped him. He was not a Band-aid to our grief, he was the cure.

In short, BDAR is an incredible organization. It takes the homeless animals that no one wants, and the animals that shelters cannot help. Many of these animals have been abandoned, abused, and passed over time and time again. BDAR takes these animals, and through the help of selfless volunteers, gives them a chance to do what they do best – love unconditionally.

In the past year alone, BDAR has given over 400 dogs and cats the opportunity to live fully. That is hundreds of people across Wyoming and the region who, like me, have had their lives enriched by an animal saved by BDAR. Words cannot express how thankful I am for BDAR, nor how proud I am to serve on its Board.

Meredith25

Board Member

Rating: 5

Before joining the Board of Directors in 2015, I was an adopter, a foster mom and then adopted one more. My last adoption brought balance into our family and between the two dogs currently living with us. BDAR is a true advocate for those less fortunate animals and strives to provide the best outcomes for each one they encounter. It's been an honor and a privileged to be able to serve this organization, which has an outstanding Executive Director and caring staff.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board of Directors of this organization for four years. During this time BDAR has experienced an extraordinary financial growth of five fold enabling it to move into larger quarters and increase its staff. This has allowed BDAR to leverage its volunteer base and provide a better venue to allow potential adopters to meet and bond with the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered with BDAR for 8 months now and it has been such an amazing opportunity for me. I have volunteered for other rescues in Wyoming but none of them have compared to BDAR. Black Dog Animal Rescue has such a great crew of volunteers who become your best support system and your biggest fans. Volunteering with BDAR is so easy! They are extremely organized and have such a good system which makes everything run smoothly and the dogs get the best care possible. BDAR doesn't only provide wonderful care for dogs it provides wonderful care to their volunteers. I'm extremely happy I became a foster home with such an amazing rescue. I look forward to the years to come and I can't wait to watch BDAR continue to grow.

MissyMoellenberg

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with BDAR for nearly 3 years. During this time I have seen the organization and it's programs expand greatly. In the past year, the PASS (Positive Alternative to Shelter Surrender) program was conceived, offering rehoming assistance to owners who can no longer keep their dogs. Several people have been able to utilize this program, and avoid the stress (for themselves, and their dog) of taking their dog to an animal shelter and possibly face an uncertain fate. As the organization grows and branches out further in the state, BDAR will undoubtedly be seeking to find new, life-saving methods to implement.

Susan351

Donor

Rating: 5

Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) is a marvelous example of a simple idea by one person that has grown and grown into a unique and highly effective rescue organization for dogs. BDAR saves hundreds of dogs every year by taking at-risk dogs from Wyoming shelters, providing them with spay/neuter and medical care and placing them in foster homes until adoption.

The program is more successful than many of Wyoming's municipal shelters at finding adopted homes for dogs. It has been a journey to keep this tiny organization alive and now it is growing and making a difference in Wyoming. If you are looking for a place to make a donation that really makes a difference in the lives of dogs, please consider a gift to Black Dog Animal Rescue. Hundreds and hundreds of adoptable dogs have been save and hundreds more can be saved in the future. BDAR is part of the solution to creating a world where we can Save Them All!

Stacey R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with BDAR for over a year, and each time I bring in a foster and see such a complete transformation in their soul, it makes me so proud of what we all do. These dogs, this world would be a much sadder place without BDAR.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received our dog from BDAR 2 years ago and we couldn't be happier. BDAR rescued her from a horrible situation with an animal hoarder and brought her to us just in time for Christmas. The staff and volunteers change lives everyday.

Cathy84

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Black Dog Animal Rescue is an amazing group of people who love, love, love dogs. Everyone goes above and beyond the "call of duty" to ensure each dog entering the program finds a warm, wonderful, loving, and forever home. I have had the great privilege of being involved with Black Dog Animal Rescue since its inception. It has been, and still is, an amazing journey to watch the organization grow and realize dream after dream! Thank you, Black Dog, for everything you do for all the dogs entering the program. . . . .BLACK DOG ANIMAL RESCUE ROCKS!!

Bailey A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with BDAR for a little over a year, and I have enjoyed every minute of being involved with this wonderful organization. The more experienced volunteers have been great mentors to me and have helped me grow into a larger role. They took the time to get to know me and utilize my skills in a way that benefit the organization. I admire Britney's leadership and her determination to fulfill the important mission. The mission serves as a guiding light for each decision that is made which guarantees the long term viability and success of the organization. This can be emotional work, but Britney ensures each step forward is made with a level head. It has been great to see BDAR grow over the last year and I can't wait to see what the future brings!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Black Dog Animal Rescue is a wonderful organization that rescues the hard to place dogs from shelters and provides them with medical care and training if needed. They then place the dogs in foster homes where they get to live with a family until they are adopted. BDAR works very hard to make sure the dogs are well taken care of and socialized and that they ultimately go to responsible pet owners. It has saved hundreds and hundreds of dogs in the few years that it has been in existence.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been in love with this organization since I first met Britney Wallesch, the founder. Since then, I've become an adoptor (twice), a donor and a board member. This is trulay an organization with a heart as big as its goals. They aren't just saving the animals they can, they are paving a road for a better, brighter future for homeless animals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Over time, I became so impressed with Britney Wallesch, our Executive Director, and her passion and mission for Black Dog Animal Rescue that I introduced myself to tell her that. It wasn't long after that I told her I would be interested in serving on the board. And here I am today. I am enjoying doing my part to further BDAR and I now feel I am aiding animals who only want what they deserve - a home and lots of love.

Linda260

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were blessed when Skylar, our Aussie - Border Collie joined our family. Thank you BDAR for letting Skylar pick us as his forever family. He is now the king of the household.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been supporters of BDAR for some time; however, their role in our lives recently graduated from supportive yet casual, to life changing. BDAR allowed us to find our newest family member, Scott (formerly Ferguson). I can't imagine what his little life was like before BDAR found him, but I do know that once he was found, BDAR welcomed him to the BDAR family (and a wonderful foster home) showing him the love he has always deserved. We can no longer imagine our lives without the baby of the family, and are so thankful that because of BDAR, we don't have to.

Thank you BDAR for making this all possible!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I looked for a long time for the right place to volunteer for what I really believe in and have a passion for. I've found the perfect place to do just that in BDAR! BDAR uses well researched models and data from the Humane Society of America, ASCPA, Petfinder and SAWA (as well as other valuable resources) to guide the organizations growth and structure. It's very well organized with its data, documentation, transports, supplies, procedures and delegation. The staff is the highest level of professional and really amazing at what they do.... not only in the heart that is put into every single dog, but they are efficient and flexible enough to meet continually changing needs and challenges that arrive, whether it concerns one specific animal or the larger vision of where we want BDAR to be in 5 years time. BDAR offers training and continuing education for all that are interested. I believe the best thing about BDAR is that it has become more than an organization....BDAR is the one constant that these dogs can guarantee will always be with them. Once you are a BDAR dog, you are always a BDAR dog....you are taken care of no matter what happens in the future. I love volunteering knowing that we are that great constant in a dog's life that they wouldn't have had without Black Dog Animal Rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband I and I started volunteering with BDAR about a year ago, and to say it's been a rewarding experience is an understatement. At first, we started helping out in small ways, but as all good non-profits have a tendency to do, we were quickly drawn in by the enthusiasm and dedication of the staff and volunteers and began helping in any way we could, including fostering dogs. We're so thankful for the community of like-minded individuals we've found ourselves in, and we look forward to continuing to support BDARs rescue efforts for years to come!

1 adeebish

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been Volunteering with Black Dog Animal Rescue since August of 2012. We have adopted one dog from them and fostered 35 others. The dedication and time their volunteers and staff put in to save the homeless dogs in Wyoming continues to amaze me. Giving, selfless, dedicated, hardworking are just a few words I'd use to describe their volunteer base. This organization is making a big impact in a state that is large and rather rural. After sharing our home with 36 foster dogs dogs over the past few years I've come to realize that all those dogs needed to find a loving home was a second chance, a little love and most often a little time and training invested in them. You better believe that every single life we've saved is worth our efforts and the time these folks put in. I fully support BDAR's mission to provide homeless animals across Wyoming with guaranteed safe and secure placement, promote the use of proven life-saving programs in our communities, and advocate for animal welfare. I'm proud to be a part of this life saving organization.