WHY & HOW
Let us start off by telling you the "WHY" and how Pet Path was created. We rescued our first fur-kid from the side of the road several years ago and she turned out to be the best companion we could ever hope for. She was homeless, abandoned, dumped on the side of the road and left to fend for herself in order to survive. As heartbreaking as it is, the realization hit us that this sadly is not uncommon. We later decided to find her a playmate and searched the databases for her new friend and that is when we were hit hard with the fact that there were literally thousands of dogs that needed to be saved! No pet should ever have to face being forgotten, unwanted and unloved. The dream is that one day rescue organizations won't be needed and that all humans will see these beautiful souls for what they are….. love in the purest form. It is part of Pet Paths mission to make this happen.
PET PATH'S MISSION
Your organization Pet Path strives to save the lives of the healthy and friendly dogs that are homeless, abused, abandoned or on death row at a kill shelter as well as those needing medical care. Pet Path is fueled by your support and your contributions and it belongs to you. You are the reason Pet Path is able to save lives, we are just grateful that you count on us to run it the best we can. There is a comprehensive adoption process in place which includes taking considerable care to find good matches for both the dogs and the potential adopters. Education is the key to helping adopters understand the responsibility and potential costs of their new family member prior to adoption commitment. This is necessary to ensure these dogs are placed in loving fur-ever homes and are never left in the same position they were rescued from.
PET PATH A NOT FOR PROFIT PROGRAM
Your organization is an all-volunteer, home based, foster based, certified 501(c)(3) dog rescue/placement organization based in South East Tennessee. Pet Path believes in strongly networking with several local rescues, shelters and transports, by using social media and web related databases and of course at adoption events/expos in order to help place these pets in the best homes possible. Part of the mission is to establish strong trusting relationships with other rescue groups in order to network together to save more lives.
PET PATH IN THE COMMUNITY
Pet Path is serving your community by educating and encouraging responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on the need for spaying and neutering as well as keeping the community informed of local spay and neuter options and vaccine clinics. Pet Path is 100% down with S&N (spay and neuter) Every single one of the pups are spayed or neutered before being adopted.
Yes there is a such thing! Your organization also established a re-homing service to the public to encourage them to foster and keep their own pets until their new home is found. This will keep them out of the shelters and increase their chance for a healthy happy life.
THE UNDER DOG
The majority of Pet Path dogs come from numerous animal control shelters in the southeast region of Tennessee, as well as hoarding situations and owner surrenders that may otherwise be taken directly to the shelter. Pet Path strives to save the forgotten ones, the ones that no one comes for, the ones that become urgent because their time has run out. We are committed to providing the dogs that come into Pet Path with the best possible care while they wait for their fur-ever homes. This is achievable by acclimating them to life outside of a shelter and providing them with appropriate veterinary care. Every dog is on preventives up to date on vaccines, spay and neutered and micro-chipped. part of their acclimation includes teaching them how to be a dog, teaching them proper house manners and socializing them with people and dogs alike. Healthy friendly pets are not euthanized for space.
Here's to a bright future working with you and with everyone that wants to become part of the solution that is necessary to end the killing, abuse and neglect these innocent pets endure.