About Us

Gone to the Dogs Rescue is currently home to animals that were turned over to us for a variety of reasons. Many of them ran out of time at a local animal shelter. The dogs live in a climate-controlled kennel with good quality food, housing, and vet care. They go out for playtime in compatible groups in our large fenced recreation areas. We also have lovely volunteers who come and take them for long walks.

The dogs are happy and well cared for, but proprietor Strother Sharp would like them to have what every dog really wants: a loving indoor home with a family to call their own. Strother and husband John have been involved in dog rescue for many years, and over time they have provided a temporary foster home for many dogs that had nowhere else to go. Strother posts all the dogs on Petfinder and Facebook and works hard to try to find each and every adoptable dog a permanent home.

When you adopt from Gone to the Dogs Rescue, you are not just getting a dog, you are getting a well adjusted family pet – there is a difference! Strother knows the dog’s temperaments and habits very well, and can readily determine which of her dogs (if any) will fit best into specific family situations.

All these dogs have been neutered. All are on heartworm preventive, and are current on their rabies vaccinations. They are free of fleas, ticks, and ear mites. Like most rescue organizations, Gone to the Dogs Rescue runs continually “in the red”, our $60 adoption fee does not come close to covering our rescue expenses. Donations are tax deductible and are always welcome. Please see our  Donations and Sponsorships page.