Annual Appeal: Closing 2022 with Gratitude

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To our valued Friends and Volunteers,

We could not be more grateful for the continued support of our dedicated volunteers, our community partners, our adopters, and our donors. We celebrated our 8-year anniversary this year, and, with your help, we were able to continue our mission of helping dogs find forever homes. 2022 was a record-breaking year at Dog Star Rescue, as this was the first year we adopted over 900 dogs to wonderful homes, making our total number of lives saved over 5,200 … and counting. As a volunteer-run non profit, we cannot do this without your continued support.

Changing Lives

Our organization works very hard to save abandoned, shelter, and owner-surrendered dogs. From puppies to seniors, mixes to purebreds, we change the lives of these dogs forever and as a result, positively impact the families who have chosen to adopt with us.saved 

2022 continued to be a challenge for all of us.  As soon as it was safe to do so, Dog Star went back to in person events while adhering to CDC guidelines. We thank our many supporters for their continued devotion and flexibility, as well as our volunteers for always going above and beyond because they believe so strongly in our mission..

Stories That Pull at Our Heartstrings

Our biggest storylines in 2022 include not only the total number of lives saved, but also the stories behind some of these dogs. We will never forget sweet Beau and Luna who spent significant time with foster families and are now living with furever families.  Dog Star was able to save sweet Sissy from a horrible domestic abuse situation, and she is now pain free and happy.  Minnie was hours from death until Dog Star stepped in to give her life-saving surgery, and she is now in her furever home.  All of these success stories are achievable because of the support we receive from our wonderful community.

We Need Your Help

As Dog Star enters 2023 we plan to continue our mission of safely placing dogs in loving homes, but we need your help. Please take a moment to see how your donation can help Dog Star and know that every dollar we receive goes toward helping our dogs.  Here are a few ways you can help further our mission:

  • $35 pays for preventative medications for a dog for one month
  • $50 pays for a dog to receive its state-mandated CT health certificate
  • $75 pays for a year’s worth of vaccinations for one dog
  • $100 pays for the spay/neuter surgery of one dog
  • $150 pays for the transport of one dog from the South to CT
  • $250 pays for one week in a kennel for a dog without a foster
  • $450 will pay for a Veteran adoption

Also, please check to see if your company has a “matching gift program”, your donation can be doubled or tripled in some cases!

Help us continue in our quest to prevent animal cruelty and neglect by finding forever homes for the never-ending number of dogs in need.  Become a part of Dog Star Rescue in whatever way you can. If you are not able to donate dollars, please consider donating something just as valuable – your time. We are always looking for volunteers and one of our greatest needs is for foster families.  If you are interested in joining our team, please visit click on the Volunteer tab.

Donate today and make 2022 the year you helped make a difference!