While Outta the Cage may occasionally rescue a dog, we typically rely on partnered rescue organizations we trust. We will not pull dogs we have not videoed. We do not supply information about specific dogs, but will include the shelter's phone number in every dog post.
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA.
Our funding comes through private donations from individuals and foundations.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering a dog that Outta the Cage has videoed, do two things immediately:
1) Post your interest on the dog's profile page on our site. [You can use Search (at top of page) to find the dog's page.] Explain that you are interested in adopting or fostering the dog and just need help getting it out of the shelter. It's important to leave as many details as possible so people know you’re serious. If a rescuer is monitoring the dog’s status, they might see your post and offer help. Be clear about what you need: a rescue to help you foster, a trainer to help you assess the dog, and/or temporary housing until you can get the dog.
2) Call the shelter and confirm the dog's availability and status. The dog might not be available yet. For instance, it could be on a "stray hold" waiting for its owner to show up. Or it might be sneezing in the medical building. Or there could be a committed adopter coming. Be sure to post the information you learn on the dog's profile page so that other interested parties, including rescues, will be up-to-date.
Better yet, you can do it yourself. Outta the Cage will soon be offering online training in videotaping dogs in shelters, as well as launching a certification program.
Yes, Outta the Cage knows several trainers who can assess, socialize, and train your new dog! Every dog has behavior quirks, and most are easily resolved through good training.
Outta the Cage makes sure that relevant shelter or owner contact information accompanies all of our videos and images. You’ll know exactly whom to contact in order to save a dog.
Sadly, some dogs are too sick or traumatized to make it out of their cages in a way that will be safe for them and for humans. In those situations, we believe euthanasia is the kindest alternative. We work hard to ensure such instances are the exception, not the rule.
We network any dog that is stuck in a public or private shelter facility with no prospects in sight. At any given time, between 17 and 34 percent of the dogs in the shelters we work with are purebred. While we don’t condone breeding (there are too many dogs in need of homes), we recognize there will always be people who favor certain breeds. And those breeds end up in shelters more than anyone would like to admit.
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