About Us

Who we are:

We are a group of dog lovers devoted to helping people so they never have to surrender their dogs to a shelter.

Why we do what we do:

We are heartbroken by the number of dogs surrendered to shelters every day–we believe dogs belong in homes with loving families their whole lives, never in shelters. We also believe that the vast majority of people considering surrendering their dogs to a shelter WANT to keep their beloved pets but they need HELP and SUPPORT in order to do so. And unfortunately, finding help and support can feel a little like looking for a needle in a haystack.

We are committed to helping struggling dog owners find the resources they need so that their beloved dogs never have to spend even one minute in a scary shelter.

How you can help:

If you know anyone considering surrendering their dog to a shelter, please tell them about this site. As the saying goes, ‘information is power’ — and in this case, information in the form of helpful resources has the power to keep dogs out of shelters and with their families, where they belong.

We are also always looking for volunteers who are as passionate as we are about dogs staying with their families for the rest of their days. If you’re interested, send us an email to joyce@keepyourdog.org.