H.A.N.D.D.S. to the Rescue (Helping Abused, Neglected, Disabled, Displaced Souls) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a volunteer-based rescue for dogs that are hard to place or require extra care. We currently do not take in cats.
We do not have a shelter. All of our dogs are placed in experienced foster homes where they receive love and care until they find that special home to call their own.
Prior to adoption, all dogs receive necessary medical treatment and vaccines. They are heartworm tested and placed on preventative medicine, de-wormed, and treated for fleas. All dogs are also spayed or neutered before adoption.
Most of our rescued dogs come from local Animal Controls and shelters in the Northern Michigan area. Some of the dogs we rescue come to us with medical problems, broken bones, or are taken out of abusive and/or neglectful situations. They are then placed into a volunteer foster home that has opened their heart to give these precious dogs a second chance at life. We take in a lot of dogs that need extra care: pregnant, heartworm, behavioral issues. We train and work with these dogs so that we can place them with their perfect family.