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About Wags

Who We Are

Wags Rescue & Referral is a small group of volunteers from Bucks County, Philadelphia and Montgomery County, PA that started because they wanted to help dogs affected by Hurricane Katrina by placing them in loving and safe homes. Although Hurricane Katrina prompted a group of people such as ourselves to reach out and help, there are still many other natural disasters that continue to give us a reason to keep going and rescue animals. Wags continues to work with a shelter down south to find loving families for their dogs.

What We Do

We save dogs from gassing shelters in the south and bring them to foster homes in Pennsylvania until we can find them a forever family. To do this, the dogs first spend time with fosters in their home states until they are brought up to date on shots and receive veterinary certification to come to Pennsylvania. Once in PA, they stay with their foster families. To help get these doges adopted, we hold adoption events almost every week. The events are open to the public and there are always lots of dogs to see. We also use Petfinder and Adopt a Pet to advertise our dogs online. We also maintain this website to help keep people up to date on events and offer information about Wags, adopting, fostering, and more.

Wags is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Any donations that we receive are tax deductible. All of the money that Wags receives is used to care for the dogs. Our goal as an organization is to complete families everyday, as well as heighten awareness that no animal, of any kind, is disposable! In order to fulfill our mission of finding loving families for animals in need, we participate in many rescue oriented events such as The Annual Debella Walk, Philly Fit Fest, and Hatboro Car Show (just to name a few). We are active members of Petfinder and rely heavily on word of mouth. Most people are unaware that there are many extremely underfunded and overcrowed shelters even in major cities like Philadelphia. We are affiliated with several local Pennsylvania groups for the betterment of the Tri-State area. The goal of these groups is to make the Delaware Valley area a no or low kill area.