Since 2008, Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) has been rescuing and providing second chances for shelter pets in Wyoming. Now, the organization is looking to expand again in order to offer even more life-saving services.
Officially incorporated in February, 2008, BDAR is marking its tenth year of operations this month. Since that time, the organization has achieved several major accomplishments:
● Advancing from a small, all-volunteer organization to one which currently supports four full-time employees and more than 150 volunteers statewide
● Once confined to the home of its founder, the organization now operates a local adoption center which provides for onsite adoption meetings, temporary animal housing, and staff and volunteer workspace
● Since its inception, more than 3,000 dogs and cats have found adoptive homes through the organization’s foster home program
● Since 2015, more than 100 special dogs have graduated the DOG Project, an innovative program pairing shelter dogs with inmate handlers for mutual training and rehabilitation.
In honor of the ten-year anniversary mark, BDAR will be celebrating by hosting an open house for the public at the adoption center, located at 3619 Evans Ave. on Feb. 26th from 4-6pm. Additionally, it will be offering $10 adoptions for most dogs and cats during the last ten days of February. The organization is currently publishing a blog series on its website looking back on the past ten years of growth and service to the Wyoming community.
Going forward, BDAR is searching for a new facility in which to relocate its operations in Cheyenne. Growth and increased need for services are mandating more space than the current facility allows. BDAR is asking that anyone with leads related to a possibly suitable location contact the organization with information.
BDAR is a charitable, non profit organization founded in Wyoming and receives no national or contractual funding. To support its lifesaving work, individuals and businesses wishing to create partnerships may call 307-214-6600 or visit the organization online at bdar.org.