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 2019

During 2019 SPDR was contacted about 366 purebred dogs needing new homes. Boston Terriers have been the number one breed for the last 6 years. They reported 59 dogs in 2019. Rottweilers were second with 58 and Doberman Pinschers were third with 47.

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 12 Breeds Handled in 2019

Top 12 Breeds Handled by SPDR in 2019

  1. Boston Terrier 59
  2. Rottweiler 58
  3. Doberman Pinscher 47
  4. Labrador Retriever 41
  5. Golden Retriever 36
  6. Shetland Sheepdog 19
  7. Mastiff (English) 15
  8. German Shorthaired Pointer 13
  9. Newfoundland 13
  10. West Highland White Terrier 13
  11. Old English Sheepdog 11
  12. Collie 10

Detailed 2019 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: