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 2017

During 2017 SPDR was contacted about 474 purebred dogs needing new homes. As in the past 4 years, Boston Terriers have been the number one most frequently handled dog, with Labrador Retrievers in second place (90 dogs) and Golden Retrievers in third (59 dogs). Although Siberian Huskies were in third place in 2016, we had no Breed Representative for this breed so there were no statistics for them in 2017.

Our Breed Representatives work very hard to find homes for as many dogs as they can. Many of them have organized a great team of volunteers and foster homes that support them in the rescue of their breed.

However much of their success must also be attributed to people like you: generous donors who enable our Reps to raise money to help dogs with special medical or behavioral needs. If you would like to help SPDR and support your favorite breed, click here to 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 in 2017

1. Boston Terrier 96
2. Labrador Retriever 90
3. Golden Retriever 59
4. Doberman Pinscher 43
5. Shetland Sheepdog 25
6. Newfoundland 22
7. Mastiff (English) 18
8. West Highland White Terrier 18
9. Shih Tzu 15
10. Collie 13
11. Border Collie 10
12. Miniature Pinscher 10
13. Lhasa Apso 9
14. Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 9

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: