SPDR’s Rescue Statistics

AboutSPDR's Rescue Statistics

Whether we refer an adopter to a dog needing to be rehomed, or take a purebred dog out of the shelter for foster care (leaving room for more dogs to be handled by the shelter), we are proud of our efforts to find new homes for purebred dogs.

Rescue Statistics for 2021

During 2021 SPDR was contacted about 292 purebred dogs needing new homes.  Rottweilers were the top dogs needing rescue with 80 and Golden Retrievers were second with 43.

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 10 Breeds Handled in 2021

  1. Rottweiler 91
  2. Golden Retriever 38
  3. Boston Terrier 22
  4. Doberman Pinscher 18
  5. Labrador Retriever 18
  6. Old English Sheepdog 15
  7. West Highland White Terrier 14
  8. Newfoundland 12
  9. German Shorthaired Pointer 10
  10. Shetland Sheepdog 8

Detailed 2021 stats final

Your donations enable us to help dogs with special medical or behavioral needs. Help SPDR by supporting your favorite breed… simply note the breed (or name) of the dog in the ‘Description’ field: