SPDR’s 2016 Rescue Statistics

During 2016 SPDR was contacted about 675 purebred dogs needing new homes. The top five breeds reported remained the same as last year. Boston Terriers were number one with 144 dogs reported. Labrador Retrievers were second with 110 and Siberian Huskies third with 84 dogs reported. 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 2016

1.Boston Terrier144
2.Labrador Retriever110
3.Siberian Husky84
4.Golden Retriever73
5.Doberman Pinscher46
6.Miniature Pinscher36
7.Mastiff (English)23
9.Shih Tzu19
10.West Highland White Terrier13
11.Lhasa Apso12
12.Old English Sheepdog11
13.Border Collie10
14.Shetland Sheepdog10


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