Wisconsin Dog Rescue is an organization that endorses reputable rescues and provides information on those animal rescue organizations located in Wisconsin. WDR states the policies, fees, location and information on the procedures to adopt an animal at various rescue organizations.
In order to become a member of WDR, an organization must meet certain requirements regarding the treatment of animals, the proper procedures to rehabilitate animals, and the placement of animals in secure, loving and permanent homes. WDR members ensure all pets are up to date on all shots and have received proper vet care. WDR organizations spay or neuter all animals before placement if medically acceptable, and they also provide temperament tests. These organizations require an application process for anyone wishing to adopt a pet. Member organizations include all-breed rescue organizations, breed-specific rescues, shelters and transports. Some of WDR's members include Heavenly Hearts Rescue, Shelter From the Storm, Candy's Dog Rescue, Humane Animal Welfare Society and Friends of Noah. The list of members and information on the organizations are available on WDR's website.
Other reputable rescue organizations in Wisconsin that are not members of WDR include Fetch Wisconsin located in Madison, Wisconsin, which rehabilitates and rehomes at-risk dogs. Chances Animal Rescue, a no-kill center, is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.