COPPER'S DREAM HITS 500 "LIKES" ON FACEBOOK! (5.6.11)
Come check us out on Facebook! We announce dogs that are on their way from shelters, share volunteer opportunities, highlight success stories, and more. www.facebook.com/coppersdream
ADOPT-A-SHELTER PROGRAM LAUNCHED! (2.4.11)
The dogs we rescue come from high-kill shelters that struggle with the basic necessities. For 2011, we are launching our Adopt a Shelter program. Throughout the year our goal is to fill the wish lists of a handful of shelters so that we can broaden the impact of Copper's Dream. Food, toys, water bowls, cleaning supplies-- these are just some of the items these shelters need to improve the well being of dogs in their care. Learn more here.
2010 IN REVIEW (12.31.10)
Please visit our 2010 in Review page to learn about the past year's accomplishments, how you can become involved in our rescue, and more!
URGENT PLEA FOR HOLIDAY FOSTERS (12.15.10)
The Holiday Season is a hard time for shelters and rescues alike. We're trying to do all we can to save deserving pups from overcrowded shelters, but we cannot do that without the essential help of fosters. We provide the supplies, you provide the love! If you are able to open your home to a dog for even just a week, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fostering is tremendously rewarding and you'd be giving the ultimate gift to a dog in need: a second chance. Please share this with your friends, family, and co-workers! Thank you!
THE LINDSAY CREW HAS ARRIVED! (10.18.09)
When rescue groups alerted Copper's Dream Rescue to the news that the Lindsay Shelter, about an hour north of Bakersfield, was shutting down due to budget constraints and that animals still left would all be euthanized on October 17, we knew we could not sit idly by... Although Copper's Dream initially only agreed to take three to four animals, when it became clear other rescue groups were full, we ended up taking every single dog that was unaccounted for - a grand total of 11 (Daisy is pictured left)! Including a nine year old pug mix whose owner had died and whose closest family relation dropped the dog off at the shelter and instructed the shelter to "adopt" or "immediately euthanize" - either one!
BAKERSFIELD CRISIS LEADS TO TRANSPORT OF OVER 150 ANIMALS TO BAY AREA (8.23.09)
When Bakersfield rescue coordinator Nicole Hardin requested that Debra McCraw of Animal Friends Rescue Project help them out, we knew the situation must have been pretty dire. As it turned out, due to terrible overcrowding at the shelter, which already receives 500 new dogs and 500 new cats every week, over 200 animals were scheduled to be euthanized on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Luckily for the many innocent lives at the Bakersfield shelter, Debra and Nicole were determined to do something about this crisis. Working together in conjunction with dozens of Bay Area rescue groups, including Copper's Dream, the two were able to rally volunteers and coordinate the details of a transport involving three commercial vans filled with over 150 animals. After the five hour journey, the animals arrived at their respective destinations in San Francisco and Sacramento. Of the 150, Copper's Dream was responsible for saving the lives of eight beautiful puppies thanks to the efforts of all our generous foster families and the amazing, last minute networking of Lee Kuhn.