Rescue Releaf: August Roundup

Sep 3, 2020

Earlier this year, we launched our Rescue Releaf initiative to help rescue animals all across the United States! With this initiative, we wanted to give our audience the chance to nominate their favorite rescue organizations so we can reach out and offer our CBD-infused Edibites to their rescue dogs in need during COVID-19. We hope that our Edibites will help rescue animals have a calmer transition into their foster homes, shelter, or permanent homes!

So far, we’ve had the opportunity to donate over 7,000+ bags of Edibites and 2,200+ Boom Bars, equivalent to $157,500 to over 110 rescue organizations! We’re so thankful for all of the wonderful rescue organizations that are working hard to create the best environments for their rescue dogs and cats during these times of stress.

From Wisconsin to Texas, we’re highlighting 15 rescue organizations we’ve donated to this past August! 

Hope For Paws

Hope for Paws is located in Los Angeles, CA and on a mission to rescue dogs, cats, and other animals that may be suffering or neglected in the streets or the wild. They work by rescuing animals in need, proving veterinary care, as well as transferring the animals to their partnership adoption centers! Hope for Paws also has a YouTube channel with over 4 million subscribers where they educate their audience on the importance of taking action and helping reduce euthanasia rates at shelters across the country!

The Little Red Dog

The Little Red Dog is located in Laguna Hills, CA and was founded in memory of a little red American Pit Bull Terrier who unfortunately did not make it. Their rescue mission is based on the book, “The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption” about a little red dog that was beaten to death because she did not want to fight. The Little Red Dog organization fights to end breed discrimination against American Pit Bull Terriers and wants to help as many animals as they can to find loving, forever homes!

Canine Crusaders

Canine Crusaders originated in Redondo Beach, CA and is a completely volunteer-based organization. Their main goal is to save dogs from abuse and stray situations. Although they do have a shelter, they strive to put each rescue animal in a foster home where they can be with caring, loving families as they wait for their forever homes. Canine Crusaders work hard to give their rescue animals the best second chance at life!

SPEAK! for the Unspoken

SPEAK! for the Unspoken is located in Columbus, OH and is a 100% foster-based rescue  that is devoted to special needs animals! They assist with all special needs animals from dogs born with vision impairments to hearing deficits due to unreputable breeders. They adopted the motto, “Special Needs and Good Deeds” as they see possibilities, not disabilities, with their rescue animals!

Aussie and Me Animal Rescue

Aussie and Me Animal Rescue is based in Florida and is dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned animals. In order to rescue over a hundred animals each year, Aussie and Me Animal Rescue partners with volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities to provide the utmost care for their rescue pups. They also serve as an excellent educational resource on being a responsible pet parent, the importance of spaying and neutering, and good nutrition!

Bartholomew County Humane Society

Bartholomew County Humane Society originated in Columbus, IN in the Bartholomew County area! They have a staff of seven dedicated workers and several volunteers to help care for the 1,000 rescue animals that are saved at their shelter annually. Bartholomew County Humane Society’s main mission is to provide humane support and medical attention as well as place rescue animals in permanent homes! 

Boxer Luv Rescue

Boxer Luv Rescue based in Phoenix, AZ dedicates their times to saving Boxers and Boxer mixes in need throughout the Arizona state! They’ve saved the lives of more than 10,000 rescue pups since 1998. Boxer Luv is a volunteer-based organization that supports their rescue animals from private donations as well as grants from individuals and corporations! Many of the rescues in need are put into foster homes where they can be treated medically as well as given the time to heal from physical and emotional wounds they may have faced in the past. 

Little Old Dog Sanctuary

Little Old Dog Sanctuary is located at a 4 acre home in Conifer, CO where they specialize in taking in senior rescue animals in need! They provide 24/7 hospice care directly from their home for the remainder of the dog’s life. Little Old Dog Sanctuary devotes their time to make sure senior pups live happily ever after and are showered with the utmost love!

Senior Paws Sanctuary

Senior Paws Sanctuary works out of Southwest Florida with a primary focus on senior pups in need! They are a no-kill rescue, volunteer-based organization that provides care for senior dogs or pups who may suffer from specific medical conditions. Senior Paws Sanctuary’s main mission statement is, “To educate people on senior dogs and why they deserve to be loved and cared for in their final days-years.”

Carolina Boxer Rescue

Carolina Boxer Rescue was founded back in October 2001 by three women in North Carolina who strived to make a difference in the lives of shelter pups in their area! As their rescue organization continues to grow, they have exceeded more adoptions and foster homes than any boxer rescue in NC and SC. They’re proud to have saved over 3,500 dogs from euthanasia in shelters!

Cody’s Friends Rescue

When Founder & President of Cody’s Friends Rescue, Tina Austin purchased a 5 week old Shih Tzu puppy, she didn’t realize just how much her life was going to change! Cody was Tina’s very first pet and she was unaware just how puppy mill dogs were treated along with the horrific living conditions. Although Cody fought for his life, he lived eight wonderful years with Tina. Cody’s life inspired her to save as many pups as she could through networking with other rescue groups in the Dallas, TX area and raising awareness to the community about shelters, importance of spaying and neutering, and euthanasia. 

JR’s Pups-N-Stuff Dog Rescue

JR’S Pups-N-Stuff started in West Allis, WI with one major goal in mind—to save animals from situations that may be life threatening. They do not discriminate on breeds or age, but make it their goal to rescue all animals that are in need. JR’s Pups-N-Stuff has found homes for over 7,000 dogs!

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue is a volunteer-based rescue group based in Colorado! Their small, but mighty group consists of volunteers who provide care for the homeless, abused, and unwanted boxers that they work hard to save. Ho-Bo Care works diligently to find caring, forever home for their rescue pups. They also offer education on boxers and their specific needs as well as the importance of yearly vaccinations, vet care, and training!

Cowtown Boxer Rescue

Cowtown Boxer Rescue is based in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX area and is 100% volunteer-based! They made it their mission to stand up and care for the abused and homeless boxers that they rescue! Cowtown Boxer Rescue believes in second chances and relies solely on adoptions, private donations, fundraisers to help fund medical treatments and other expenses for rehabilitating boxers!


Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Education Safehouse was established back in 1999 and is based in Homer Glen, IL! Their main goal is to provide a sanctuary and adoption program for the abandoned Shih Tzus in their area. S.T.R.A.E.S is completely volunteer-based and works hard to save and provide rehabilitation with veterinary care as well as training with a professional trainer and behaviorist!

How can you get involved?

If we didn’t mention the rescue organization near and dear to your heart, it’s not too late to offer help! You can still nominate your favorite rescue today! All you need to do is fill out our Rescue Releaf nomination form to tell us about the rescue organization you’d like us to donate to, along with why you’re nominating them.

Looking to learn more about our Rescue Releaf initiative and how your rescue can benefit from CBD for dogs and cats?

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