What does RainCoast Dog Rescue Society do?
We at Raincoast Dog Rescue Society rescue and rehabilitate unwanted, neglected, misplaced, abused and stray dogs of all breeds, genders and ages. We are a very passionate and dedicated non-profit organization that loves to rescue and rehabilitate dogs locally and abroad. We take heavy pride and passion in finding amazing, safe, responsible and very loving forever homes for all our adoptable dogs. All this is done through a thorough process called a “foster to adopt” process. This process ensures that all parties feel comfortable with the dog they are wanting to adopt, and not feeling mislead or forced to adopt. As we want everyone feeling confident and comfortable when they decide to adopt.
RainCoast Dog Rescue Society as well holds awareness and fundraising events, monthly. Events such as socialization walks, hikes, local dog rescue awareness events, and in store adoption/awareness events. We also post fun facts and fun videos, as well as training, breed, and socialization info, to help educate people on responsible ownership, and to help bring awareness to local communities, and people abroad. We also share health facts to show owners what may be best for their dogs health, body and mind. We advocate heavily for adopting a dog over buying from a breeder or pet store, as these types of places only create more lives, when there are so many lives that are already suffering from serious overpopulation and abuse all around the world, and even very much so, here at home. RainCoast does primarily local rescue work, but also loves to go abroad and do international rescue and rehabilitation work with amazing animals in need in various countries.
We have recently started some new programs to help give back to those animals in need within our local Vancouver Island community. The first program is our “PET Project” program, where we kindly ask for local business’s and people to donate their used dog and cat supplies, and or purchase new ones to donate, then we hand out those dog and cat supplies to the homeless and less fortunate with dogs and cats, that are in need of supplies within our Vancouver Island community. This has been a very rewarding project for us, one we are very proud of.
As part of this PET project we are also a HUB, donating to other charitable organizations like the Stan Hagen Salvation Army, to help supply them to hand out dog and cat supplies as well to those in need. We have been working with the Stan Hagen Salvation Army for a couple years now.
We also have been working with some local First Nations Bands on helping any animals in need within their community as well. It has been an honour to work with the First Nations people.
We just started working with the great staff in the new building on Johnson St that helps those in need with addictions and mental health issues, homeless people that were once living on the street. This is a newly funded government program for the Johnson St building and staff. We are proud to be currently helping those with animals in need within the building
Our second local Vancouver Island project we have recently started, we created with the amazing, local, non-profit, search and rescue group called, ROAM. RainCoast and ROAM are proud to have started a Spay and Neuter project that helps get local animals in need the veterinary care they need to get healthy and happy. This includes, any and all types of veterinary care. Overpopulation of dogs and cats is a big issue we have facing us animal rescue organizations everyday, and the best way to help stop the overpopulation, is to spay and neuter your dogs and cats.