SPDR’s 2017 Rescue Statistics

During 2017 SPDR was contacted about 474 purebred dogs needing new homes. Boston Terriers have been the number one breed for the last 4 years. They reported 96 dogs in 2017. Labrador Retrievers were second with 90 and Golden Retrievers third with 59 dogs reported. Siberian Huskies were third last year but are currently unrepresented so there are no stats for them. Our Breed Representatives work very hard to find homes for as many dogs as they can. Many have organized a great team of volunteers and foster homes that support them in the rescue of their breed. Much of their success can also be attributed to having generous donors and being able to raise money to help dogs with special medical or behavioral needs. If you would like to help SPDR and support your favorite breed, go to the “Help SPDR” page on our website and donate.

A very heart-felt thank you goes to all the dedicated Breed Reps, Co-Reps, Foster Homes and the many other volunteers who helped SPDR continue to serve its mission. Not only are these statistics an important educational tool for the public, they are an excellent testimony to the success of our organization as a whole.


Top 14 Breeds Handled by SPDR in 2017

1.Boston Terrier96
2.Labrador Retriever90
3.Golden Retriever59
4.Doberman Pinscher43
5.Shetland Sheepdog25
7.Mastiff (English)18
8.West Highland White Terrier18
9.Shih Tzu15
11.Border Collie10
12.Miniature Pinscher10
13.Lhasa Apso9
14.Welch Corgi (Pembroke)9


To view the itemized spreadsheets with more detailed rescue information, click here.
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