Dope Dog's 12 Days Of Giving 2022

12 Days Of Giving

December is our favorite time of year here at Dope Dog. Why? Aside from pumpkin spice lattes, winter wonderlands, and holiday parties, this is the time of year where we get to give back in a special way through our 12 Day of Giving campaign. Every year, we ask all our Dope Dogs to share their favorite animal rescue and why it is special to them.

Starting December 1st, we select a rescue each day for 12 days to feature and send a donation. This year, we are donating a case of our Pumpkin Tumeric CBD Belly Bites to each rescue in honor of the person who submitted them. These treats will help calm and relax the rescue dogs waiting for homes this holiday season. 12 Days of Giving also helps feature specific dogs who are available for adoption now. Did any one ask Santa for a puppy this year?!

Below is list of the 12 rescues who we have donated to in the last 12 days. Thank you to all our Dope Dogs who shared their special stories, and thank to to all the rescues out there doing amazing work!


Bad Rap Oakland


BADRAP was formed in 1999 to tackle the difficult issues that had been bringing suffering and early death to San Francisco bay area pit bull type dogs. We soon developed into a nationally recognized resource for both dog owners and shelters, offering desirable pets for adopters, training classes for dog owners and presentations and professional consultations to animal welfare leaders around the country.

BADRAP (@badrap_advocacy) • Instagram photos and videos

BAD RAP | Facebook




Deity Animal Rescue & Foundation



female owned and operated non-profit animal rescue +  boutique based in Beverly Hills, CA.

Their mission is to educate and empower people of all ages as to how they can make a difference in the lives of animals in their homes + communities. 

deity animal rescue (@deityanimalrescue) • Instagram photos and videos



Austin Bulldog Rescue

Austin Bulldog Rescue (ABR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, breed specific, English Bulldog Rescue Organization in Austin, TX. We are a volunteer run organization that relies solely on tax deductible donations to provide the much needed medical care that our rescued bulldogs require.

ABR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of unwanted English Bulldogs, education of owners on responsible dog ownership, and education of the public on the English Bulldog breed.


Paws of LA

The purpose of Paws of L.A. is to rescue shelter, abandoned and neglected dogs and find appropriate permanent homes through adoption, education and awareness to the public about the understanding of humane animal care and the importance of spaying and neutering.

In OTHER words...

We love dogs! Who doesn't? The animal shelters are filling up fast in Los Angeles. We started a charity to mend their hearts and health. We place them in the RIGHT homes. We educate the community. AAAND Repeat.


NKLA Pet Adoption Center


Can you imagine an America where no pet is killed in a shelter again simply for being unwanted? We can. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, the NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. 

When Best Friends launched the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative in 2012, only 56% of the dogs and cats in the city’s shelters were making it out alive. But thanks to the hard work of so many, including the entire NKLA Coalition, Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Animal Services, our fabulous local community and devoted volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a sustained save rate of 90.49% for 2020.

Join us. Together, we can Save Them All®.

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now open Friday - Sunday from 12PM - 4PM. 


Muttville Senior Rescue

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is a cage free facility in San Francisco, CA dedicated to saving dogs 7 years & older. We rescue them, give them the care they need, find them loving homes, and spread the word about how WONDERFUL they are! See less

Muttville is celebrating 13 years and 9,000+  senior dogs saved!

We reach out to senior and special needs rescue dogs; find homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offer end of life care for those that are not. If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a shelter. There is so much love and joy in these dogs!


A Purposeful Rescue


There are many amazing dogs who get overlooked, or need a little extra work or care, and we aim to give those dogs a second chance. We strongly believe that we will not adopt our way out of the problem of pet overpopulation, which is why we focus heavily on prevention and community outreach. Primarily focused on South Central Los Angeles, we promote spay and neuter and education. We rely on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.


Bideawee - New York

Bideawee's mission is to create and strengthen the human-animal bond through best-in-class lifesaving and compassionate care for pets and the people who love them

From our founding, more than 117 years ago, as one of our country’s first no-kill animal welfare organizations, Bideawee has been a leader in rescuing dogs and cats and successfully integrating them into loving homes. We do this by providing the highest quality shelter experience, medical care, socialization and adoption services within a disciplined and sustainable financial structure.

We are a compassionate team of dedicated staff, board members and volunteers, and our work demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the well-being of animals and their people in our community.


Wags and Walks

Wags & Walks was founded in 2011 by Lesley Brog, the daughter of a veterinarian, who was devastated by the number of sweet and healthy dogs being euthanized due to overcrowding in LA shelters. Wags & Walks’ main goal when founded was to break the stigma that rescue dogs are damaged goods and to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters by showing the community that you can find wonderful dogs of all breeds and sizes through rescue. That value has remained consistent as the rescue has continued to grow.


One Tail at a Time 

End pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all. We accomplish this by rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters, placing them in loving forever homes and providing support and resources to pet owners in need.

s of 2019 One Tail at a Time hosts a bustling dog adoption program at the Adoption Center, an ISO Program focusing on Chicago’s dogs, a Kitten Team that cares for neonate kittens, vaccine clinics in low income neighborhoods, and leads the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (“CRISP”) which keeps pets intending to be surrendered at the city shelter with their loving families.

Austin Pets Alive!

Our story hasn't necessarily been for the faint of heart. Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed us the most.

When we were first imagined, Austin had a kill-rate of 87% – today, we have a save-rate of 97%. Through hardships, we have found inspiration; and through this inspiration, we have saved lives. Learn more about our journey to becoming - and maintaining our status as – the largest No Kill city in the country. 


The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a 501c3 non-profit dog rescue organization in San Diego dedicated to dog adoption and finding foster homes for dogs in need.

We're passionate. We're non-profit. And we're volunteer-run.

Since 2010, we've rescued over 5,000 dogs, finding happy homes for abandoned dogs scheduled for euthanasia at other shelters.

In November 2016, we started our partnership with Soi Dog Foundation based in Thailand. We've rescued and flown in one group of dogs per month since, all survivors of the illegal dog meat trade.

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