Promises Animal Rescue (PAR)

P.A.R. is a volunteer dog rescue organization dedicated to rescuing German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers in shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We are also dedicated to teaching awareness, education, help and mentoring the public and veterinarians the skills on caring for special need dogs with Mega Esophagus.

We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process and will continue to be a helpful resource after you have welcomed your new pet into your life...

We Are In Urgent Need of Fosters. Please Volunteer to be a Foster .

Help Promises to Win a Holiday Wishes Grant

Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves!

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the holidays and year round.

Promises has the opportunity to receive the grand prize of a $100,000 grant, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet can submit a story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign (, giving the organization they adopted from a chance to win one of several grant awards. A full list of prizes is available at

Promises is asking any person or family who has adopted a pet from us to share their story to give us the opportunity to win a Holiday Wishes grant. Petco will also award the person who submits the winning story a $1,000 Petco gift card, giving them the chance to spoil their adopted pet.

People who adopted a pet through Promises are invited to share a story of how the love of their adopted pet brings more joy to their life each day, and how the love of their pet changes their life in a big or small way and makes it better (limit 500 words). Submissions should include photos and/or video that help tell the story and should be submitted via the holiday wishes website.

The deadline to submit stories for a Holiday Wishes grant is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Submit your story early to assure your story is guaranteed for review – only the first 10,000 stories will be considered. Adopters are encouraged to visit for more information and to get started as soon as possible. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December.

Please also notify Promises at that you are submitting a Holiday Wishes story to the Petco Foundation so we can be prepared to verify the adoption and respond immediately.

Be sure to include the contact of Promises Animal Rescue on your submission form to ensure that we can respond to the Petco Foundation if your story is selected as a finalist!

For more information about the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign visit Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the campaign hashtag #HolidayWishes.

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The Promises Animal Rescue team has over 40 years of shared experience and encourages new volunteers who share the compassion for providing advice and help where needed.

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We rescue German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Also we participate in community events, dog training, and education to encourage responsible pet ownership as well as pet population.

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Promises Animal Rescue receives all funding from private donations and adoption fees. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

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