Woof Acres is dedicated to helping rescue dogs find the homes they deserve.
Our Mission at Woofy-Acres is to help reduce the suffering of shelter dogs and eliminate the risk of being euthanized by rescuing our furry friends and providing them a temporary home while awaiting a loving adoptive forever home.
We strive to make finding your new family member a seamless process. We offer fostering and mentoring opportunities to individuals and families while they decided if adoption is the best choice for them.
A Word From Woofy’s Founder, Dianne
Forming this organization has been a labor of love for dogs and a strong desire to save them from the cold, noisy, scary environment associated with shelter care. Forming a rescue has long been only dream, until a couple of recent experiences became the catalyst to the forming of Woofy-Acres.
The first catalyst was attempting to rescue Jasper from a county shelter after being owner surrendered. Because a prior adoptive family returned him, he was marked as “rescue only” resulting in a county requirement that he be released to a rescue only, making it impossible for the average person to get him. I thought it would be an easy process, as there are rescues everywhere, but very quickly I learned of the bureaucracy and lack of organization affecting many rescues. I must have attempted to contact no less than 2 dozen rescues, but to no avail.
After spending a full day at the shelter, attempting to solicit the help of one of the many rescues in and out of county shelters throughout the day, a wonderful woman put me in contact with a rescue who offered to help. But, his release was contingent upon completion of a four-page application and home inspection. It was a grueling experience to say the least.
The second catalyst was my son finding a small dog in the middle of the street during the height of traffic. As cars recklessly sped around her, it was a wonder she was not killed. “Lady” was discarded by her family at less than 2 months of age. The vet suspected a breeder discarded her after finding out she had multiple medical conditions. Ultimately after 2 months, Lady passed away. She had a short life, but was given the love she deserved during her short time on earth. As a result of our experience with Lady, Woofy Acres has committed to taking in two dogs with medical conditions that would make them otherwise unadoptable and most likely euthanized.