Did you know that Houston PetSet provides grants to 70+ Greater Houston animal welfare organizations each year? Our new “Rescue Feature Friday” series highlights one of our amazing partners so that you can learn more about the nonprofits that work so hard every day to end animal homelessness and suffering.
Today, we’re excited to feature Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation! Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation has been a recipient of our grant program since 2018. With funding from our grant, Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation is able to cover the cost to vet and transport animals in its program to loving forever families in the Northeast.
Keep reading on to learn about the work Chances Rescue and Relocation does #ForTheAnimals!
- What is the mission of Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation? Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer organization serving the Houston, TX area. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs from streets and shelters and to coordinating relocation efforts for these dogs and dogs in local rescues to Northern states for adoption.
- When was your organization established? January 2017
- How did you become involved in your organization and what is your current role? Tiffany Menard, founder of the organization and current Director.
- Do you work with your organization as a paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time member? Chances is an all-volunteer organization.
- What keeps you motivated to continue your work? Success stories by way of adoption into loving homes and Northern families keep us motivated.
- What are you most proud of accomplishing? Growing year after year in budget, partnerships, and the number of dogs transported. Each dog rescued and relocated is a major accomplishment.
- What is something about your organization that the average person might not know? It is part of our mission to partner with local area rescues, independent rescuers, ACOs, shelters, and individuals. There is no cost to partner and transport with us. We just want to move as many dogs into loving families as possible. Also, we do not do local adoptions.
- Describe your vision for the future of animal welfare in Greater Houston. We hope to see real, enforceable/enforced spay and neuter laws enacted. This occurred in the 1970s in Massachusetts (our main transport state), and it brought about a major culture change. In that state, dogs are beloved and valued family members, and strays are virtually non-existent.
Thank you, Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation, for all you do!
*Photos courtesy of Chances Dog Rescue and Relocation*