Animal rescue has some interesting characteristics, including the tendency for some areas to have high kill rates while others boast robust adoption rates. Tracy and Scott Whyatt created Tracy’s Dogs, an organization dedicated to matching up people with dogs from high-kill shelters, as a means to help bridge that gap.
The idea behind Tracy’s Dogs is simple: Rescue dogs from dire circumstances and bring them to adopters in search of the perfect canine companion. The organization is non-profit and serves people nationwide. The dogs come from shelters in the San Antonio area, where entry into an animal shelter spells a high likelihood of never making it out alive.
Once they are pulled from their desperate situations at these border-town shelters, dogs are rehabilitated in the rescue’s local facility, where they are prepared for adoption. Once they are ready to go to forever family homes, they go into the “pre-adoption” phase, where people choose the dogs, sight-unseen, to join their families.
Tracy’s Dogs then transports the dogs in a large trailer to cities around the country, where people wait anxiously for the truck to arrive. It’s a very heartwarming sight to see new adopters and their brand new canine family as they experience the joy of uniting for the first time.