The founders of German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc. have defined a mission, a vision and strategic plan to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision. As you read the following information, please consider playing a part in our plan. With everyone’s support and focus, we can make our vision of the future a reality and become New England’s leader in German Shepherd Dog rescue.
In 2009, the leadership of the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center created the following vision for our organization focusing on the welfare of German Shepherd Dogs in the New England region:
We will be the primary organization in New England for placing German Shepherd Dogs in qualified adoptive homes. We will be the best resource to keep German Shepherds in their homes who are in danger of losing those homes. We will be the preferred and most trusted source for breed- specific information about the health, behavior and training of German Shepherd Dogs. We will take a leading role in initiating regional humane programs to eliminate pain and suffering, and enhance the quality of life for German Shepherd Dogs. We will provide a low cost spay and neutering program to all owners of German Shepherd Dogs who need it.
We currently have and always will have a Board of Directors that is diverse and brings a wide range of skills, capabilities, experiences and assets to our organization. We currently have and always will have the best qualified volunteers and staff to provide the services people and German Shepherd Dogs need. Everyone who is currently associated with and who will be associated with our organization is and will be passionately devoted to our mission.
As a result of our strategic focus and hard work, we will be highly effective and efficient, with our goal to be the model for other German Shepherd Rescue organizations. We will build and operate a quality rescue and resource center providing complete care for homeless German Shepherds until adopted. Our operations will be self-supporting based on traditional sources of revenue and our growth and expansion based on transformational, philanthropic dollars.
We will have all of the resources necessary to do what is required to ensure the well-being of German Shepherd Dogs in need. Our reach will be broad enough that we positively impact even those German Shepherd Dogs with which we do not have direct contact. We envision a New England where every German Shepherd has a loving home.
Virtual becomes brick and mortar! We will open the doors to the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center facility!
Even with public education and individual family support services, we realize that there will always be a need for some preventative and active rescue services for German Shepherd Dogs. Some GSDs will find themselves without a home through no fault of the family or GSD. The need for German Shepherd Dog Rescues will never disappear completely, but will hopefully decrease due to our efforts.
We will continue to develop our existing programs and also launch new ones to reflect the ever changing needs of the community.
Phase 3 will continue as long as there are German Shepherd Dogs in New England that need to be rescued.