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 201

During 2018 SPDR was contacted about 424 purebred dogs needing new homes.  Boston Terriers have been the number one breed for the last 5 years.  They reported 108 dogs in 2018.  Labrador Retrievers were second with 64.  We add Rottweilers to the list in 2018 with the return of a former Rep for the breed.  She started in July and reported 49 dogs.

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 13 Breeds Handled in 2018

1 Boston Terrier 108
2 Labrador Retriever 64
3 Rottweiler 49
4 Doberman Pinscher 44
5 Golden Retriever 33
6 Newfoundland 33
7 Shetland Sheepdog 19
8 West Highland White Terrier 9
9 Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 8
10 Mastiff (English) 8
11 Border Collie 5
12 Miniature Pinscher 5
13 Old English Sheepdog 5

Detailed 2018 SPDR STATS

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: