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Vote in the Dogington Post Awards: Best Dog Rescue in 2012

As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post is reviewing products, toys, foods, treats, and rescue organizations in our first annual Dogington Post Awards Program!

Each week, we’ll present the nominees in a particular category. And, YOU, our readers, will have an opportunity to weigh-in on your favorites, to help us choose a winner!

Nominees from each category for the Dogington Post Award have been selected based on strict criteria including dedication to animal welfare, educating the public on responsible pet ownership, and nationwide initiatives to end the homelessness of animals.

This week, we’re presenting the nominees for Best Dog Rescue in 2012!

It was virtually impossible to narrow this list down to a precious few nominees. Each and every single rescue organization from every corner of the world deserves recognition for the desperately needed work that they do, for every life that they have saved, for every dog that, because of them, has a loving family to snuggle up to, and for every minute of time spent tirelessly devoted to animal welfare. If it was possible to give an award to every rescue organization on the planet, we would. You are all SO deserving.

Our nominees have shown widespread reach, developed national education programs, and have saved the lives of thousands of dogs around the globe.

Dogington Post’s Best Dog Rescue nominees are:

1. Best Friends Animal Society

Founded in 1984, Best Friends Animal Society works nationwide with shelters, rescue organizations, and their members to promote pet adoption, spay and neuter programs, and to educate pet owners on humane treatment, in addition to operating a sanctuary and adoption center.

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southwest Utah is the largest no-kill shelter in the United States, recently recognized for taking in many of the dogs that were saved from Michael Vick’s infamous pitbull fighting ring. Many of the former Vick dogs are legally unable to be adopted out, and will spend the remainder of their lives living at the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is home to nearly 1,700 animals receiving special care, medical procedures, or simply taking time to heal emotionally before finding their forever homes.

Best Friends’ mission is to end the senseless euthanization of nearly 4 million healthy (or treatable) and adoptable homeless pets across the country each year. When they began their no-kill initiative, the number of homeless pets killed in shelters around the country was peaking at 17 million per year. Their hope is to get to get that figure down to zero.

To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society or to make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

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  1. Melissa Magerfleisch

    Jan 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

    NMDR is a no kill rescue. We find homes for every dog, no matter what. Please vote for them.

  2. LP

    Jan 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    National Mill Rescue gets my vote. Stop the over breeding and there won’t be so many unwanted animals.

    • bud and eunice

      Jan 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      We know the NMDR facility and most of the staff; they are the most caring people one could hope for! Their record of rescued dogs is most impressive and they deserve every honor they can receive! They certainly have our vote.

  3. debra young

    Dec 29, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Beagle Freedom Project

  4. Michele Burkitt

    Dec 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Although I think they all do a great job, my vote is going to North Shore Animal League


    Dec 24, 2012 at 7:36 am


  6. Debbie Ames

    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    National Mill Dog Rescue is the most deserving organization this year of your award. Not only do they save the lives of puppy mill dogs, but also promote awareness to the public of the deplorable situations in puppy mills. In a relatively few years, they have done a phenomenal feat.

  7. priscilla littau

    Dec 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    these are the most amazing and dedicated people and are truly dedicated to the dog rescues

  8. DMR

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I don’t know how people are saying this is “so easy” and “obvious”. This is a gut wrenching decision! ALL of these organizations do simply amazing things. They are filled with incredible animals and equally incredible volunteers and staff. I really don’t know how to choose…..

    It hurts me to choose one because they are all EQUALLY worthy.

    But, since I can only select one I will go for National Mill Dog Rescue. They are the smallest and, as such, could most likely use the attention and award money.

  9. Judy Moffitt

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    National Mill Dog Resuce is a terrific organization. They rescue all types of dogs in need. Even more importantly they have a trainer who will help you and your dog adjust to life outside the puppy mill and she even helps those of us who adopted puppy mill dogs from other places. Just go their Facebook page and see the photos of the dogs on the day they are rescued and you will now they are teh best.

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