The number of homeless dogs that don’t have anyone by their side and are left to fend for themselves is pretty huge and every country is struggling to find these souls a family and a shelter. The fact is, however, that most shelters are overcrowded and can’t find a way to welcome in any more dogs so they decide to euthanize them.
One couple, Tracy and Scott Whyatt set the goal of helping these dogs and finding them forever homes instead of letting their lives to be ended.
Their rescue mission started back in 2011 and ever since a huge number of dogs have been placed with loving families. Namely, it all started when they took some dogs that were on the kill-list and transported them to places where they were more likely to be adopted. This mission was part of the initiative launched by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Neither Tracey, nor Scott ever believed that saving dogs would be their full-time job in life. But they are happy and love working with these animals.
What they do is take dogs from high-kill shelters from San Antonio, Texas, and provide them with the rehabilitation they are in need of. After they feel the dogs are ready to be adopted, they put them in their trailer and together with PetSmart they travel to parking lots in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Florida where pre-approved people interested in getting a furry friend wait for them.
“We had adopted through Tracy’s Dogs before and we had a great experience with them, and we wanted to adopt again through them,” one man who was waiting to meet his new dog said. “There are so many dogs out there who need a home that we wanted to help out.”
The reaction of most owners seeing their four-legged companions for the first time is touching and heartwarming. The doggies are equally excited to take on the new chapter of their lives.