Several dedicated, passionate people that have been involved with dog rescue organizations for many years felt it would be in the best interest of the community to organize and develop a local dog rescue operation. Kerry McBride, who owns El Dorado Pet Club, was the driving force in making this idea a reality. She received encouragement, support and guidance from people that were associated with other dog rescue operations to open a dog rescue in the foothills.
Kerry recruited four people who shared her vision and desire to establish a non-profit operation where dogs could be given a second chance to find a new forever home. As a result, a five-person Board of Directors was formed. Board members have worked for years with rescue organizations, dog training, dog grooming, and vetting of dogs for adoption.
Just as important, Board members brought a strong business perspective and experience with finances, use of social media, grant writing and personnel development – all key to making the day-to-day operation a success. A strategic plan was developed. A commitment to identify and work collaboratively with all stakeholders involved with canine care was pledged in the Bylaws.A location for the operation was identified in Shingle Springs, and in March of 2013, the doors of Foothill Dog Rescue were opened. Our community has embraced the concept of FDR and the principles it stands for in giving vetted dogs a second chance to find their forever home.