We’ve been lucky in life and are firm believers in giving back to our local community. We’re particularly passionate about animal rescue and donate 10% of every commission to local animal rescue groups. Currently we donate to Starfish Animal Rescue and One Tail at a Time. We are also a members of Realtors to the Rescue, which rescues animals from abandoned or foreclosed buildings and supports local rescues and shelter groups financially. Shay and her husband occasionally foster dogs, which is how we ended up with their second dog (our foster failure)!
One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time, is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue that serves to lower euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area and provide education on the humane treatment of companion animals. The rescue concentrates its efforts on dogs that are in danger of being euthanized, or those that are physically and/or mentally deteriorating in a shelter environment, works to rehabilitate them, and then matches each dog with a permanent home. Focused on keeping pets as a part of our family, One Tail at a Time offers fosters and adopters continued support and education on how best to keep dogs happy, healthy and bonded for life.
The mission of Starfish Animal Rescue is to rescue animals from high kill shelters, provide transportation of these animals to secure, non-kill establishments, to promote and facilitate responsible pet ownership, and to intervene in cases of animal cruelty. They commit to eliminating euthanasia of companion animals in North America one shelter at a time and currently work with two high kill shelters in Kentucky, which previously had a 95% euthanasia rate as it took in an average of 200 dogs and puppies EACH MONTH. Thus far, they have rescued over 4000 dogs, with an estimated breakdown of 1500 dogs and puppies per year. Because of this collaboration, they were able to half the euthanasia rate and triple the number of dogs rescued within the first year and greatly reduce the shelter’s euthanasia rate.
If you have any questions about our support of local rescue groups or would like more information about how you can help save dogs and cats, just contact us at shay(at)buyselllovechicago(dot)com or 312-600-7510.