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Because Of Mandy Dog Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Because of Mandy is a foster based animal rescue whose central location is in Calumet, Michigan. Devoted to saving dogs from euthanasia in high-kill shelters across the U.S., Because of Mandy's goal is to find forever homes for every rescued dog, and to raise awareness about kill shelters and animal abuse/neglect. Every dog deserves a second chance. We are a 501(c)3 charity. We are not a shelter, we rely solely on volunteer fosters to provide temporary homes for the dogs we rescue until their forever family comes along.

Because Of Mandy is an independent rescue organization.

Founded in 2010 by Aimee Lyn Ryding, Because of Mandy was the result of a rescued Puggle named Mandy. Aimee found Mandy in an Indiana high-kill shelter where she was exposed to the horrible suffering that thousands of animals endure on a daily basis. It is because of Mandy that this organization exists today to rescue dogs from these inhumane circumstances.

About Our Rescue Group:

I founded Because Of Mandy in 2010. Mandy is our rescue Puggle that was on death row in Indiana. Once I adopted her, I was inspired to help other dogs to be saved from euthanization.

I do it because I am extremely passionate about animals. My reward comes when I unite a dog in need with a forever family.

We are a group of devoted volunteers who work endlessly to rescue dogs in need. If you'd like to join us, please email:

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our foster homes would love to have you come and visit! Please email us for more info!

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Adoption fees are $150 to help defray costs of vet care and transport. Unless otherwise stated on bio.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.