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Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc., is to provide for the rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, as well as to protect and preserve the integrity and welfare of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed.

Programs: RESCUE:Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc., (RRRInc) accepts ownership of unwanted, neglected, and abused Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. They are surrendered to RRRInc by their owners, animal shelters and humane societies, and other persons. RRRInc provides rescued dogs with food, care, and shelter until adoptive homes can be found. They become part of the "Msaada" family of rescued dogs. Msaada means "aid, assistance, help, or support" in the Swahili language.CARE:RRRInc evaluates the health, temperament, and other characteristics of rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs to determine their suitability and preparedness for placement in an adoptive home. Based upon this assessment, RRRInc prepares dogs to the extent possible before going to their new families. Preparation is accomplished through behavioral and obedience training, as well as arranging for veterinary care.ADOPTION:RRRInc makes every effort to place "the right dog with the right home." Local rescue coordinators seek out prospective adopters for our Msaada Ridgebacks. Coordinators evaluate each adoption applicant to determine their suitability and preparedness for owning a rescued Ridgeback. This evaluation can include interviews, home visits, and reference checks. Ownership of our Msaada Ridgebacks is transferred to adopters that have been approved during the application process. An adoption fee is collected to help defray costs incurred while a dog was under RRRInc's care. RRRInc provides continuing support and education to adopters in the form of information about the breed, care, and training throughout a dog's life.

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