Giving dogs a chance at aSAFEHEALTHYHAPPYLOVINGlife.
Our mission is to ensure the health and welfare of all dogs while working toward a positive change to end the overpopulation of stray dogs.
Who We Are
We are located on the North Shore of Massachusetts and started off simply as animal lovers…especially dogs of course. Patty started volunteering at a local animal shelter and her love for dogs grew even more. She saw the pain, anxiety and horror in these dog’s eyes and it broke her heart. Patty couldn’t imagine treating any animal inhumanely, especially an animal as loving and caring as a dog.
Her passion for dog rescue really took shape when on her first visit to Puerto Rico in 2011. There are thousands of stray dogs in dire need of help, that’s where Wags comes in. Fosters and Wags work together to provide vetting and prepare them for their journey to the states for their second chance.
The team regularly visits Puerto Rico to meet with fosters and rescue both cats and dogs.
We need your help with the expenses, that’s why we started Wags 2 Riches Dog Rescue. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit so all of your donations are tax deductible. We are always in need of donations so we can continue saving these animals in hopes of giving them their second chance.
After volunteering at a local animal shelter for a couple of years, I wanted to do more. I was fortunate enough to meet another volunteer who felt the same as me. Together we decided we would travel to PR and help where we could. During that time we met many rescuers who rescue satos (street dogs). I saw the rescuers’ commitment to these animals and I felt I too had that commitment. For the last three (3) years we have traveled to PR using our own funds. Kristie and I have assisted in spay/neuter clinics, rescued, bathed, vetted, bought supplies, have spoken at a seminar on how to raise funds for their rescues, educate people about the need for spay/neutering and the importance of vaccines.
My love for these animals just grows. As a result, we are taking it a step further. We have started our own rescue. If we can help even one dog, we have made a difference. They need our help. The goal for all rescuers is to one day not to have to send their dogs to other places for a better life, but until that happens, we are going to rescue and find the best possible homes for these special dogs.
We will be traveling to locations in the US to meet other rescues, who are saving and placing dogs from other parts of the country and beyond. These animals need our help and we all have the ability to do something.