Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue “SPDR” is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned purebred dogs into new homes.
Founded in 1987 as a nonpolitical charitable organization, SPDR works cooperatively with shelters, breed clubs, and individuals to place hundreds of unwanted purebred dogs each year into new homes.
Roughly 25% of all dogs found in shelters are purebred. SPDR addresses this need in three ways:
SPDR finds homes for unwanted dogs from private individuals and local area shelters.
SPDR refers adopters to available purebred dogs needing new homes.
SPDR promotes responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care, and training of dogs.
SPDR’s Mission Statement:
Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue is a non-profit rescue, referral, and education organization dedicated to placing unwanted purebred dogs into suitable homes, and preventing unwanted purebreds from overloading the shelter system. Towards attaining these goals, we promote responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care and training of dogs. Founded as a non-political organization in 1987, SPDR works cooperatively with breeders, animal shelters, breed clubs, and individuals to accomplish SPDR’s purpose.