Shelter Me: Rescue Dogs Rock

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Rescue Dogs Rock in Franklinville New Jersey is saving dogs here in the Delaware Valley, but their reach goes far beyond that.

The animal rescue was founded by Ginny Chappell in 2011.

"We take in unclaimed strays. We pull from shelters from the south, we pull locally," said Ginny.

The rescue is based in Franklinville, but they also pull from around the globe when possible, including Korea, Iran, and Egypt.

"The rescue world in other countries doesn't exist like it exists here and for a lot of these countries the U.S. rescues are their only hope," said Ginny.

Rescue Dogs Rock is a foster-based rescue that finds homes for about 200 dogs per year.

"Our fosters our responsible for being the bridge, they are the bridge from their past life to their current life, and they provide the love and the stability the training - you know, everything that's needed - to get them prepared and ready for their new home," Ginny said.

Looking for that new home is Quinn, who would make a great family dog.

"She's one of our southern dogs. She was in a kill shelter down there," said Ginny. "She's not really hyper so she can keep up but you now but she's not a couch potato either. So, she would be great for anybody."

Luigi is an eight month old Italian greyhound mix.

"He's an amazing dog. He's very, very friendly - lots of puppy energy," says Ginny.

Kelly is a puppy that would be great in any home. Ginny says she is very playful and very friendly.

Maya is a Maltese Chihuahua mix who loves people and other dogs.

"She's got the perfect amount of energy and she's great, she's awesome," said Ginny.

And then there's Blake, who's endured a lot.

"Blake was pulled from Philly ACCT. He literally was skin and bones when we pulled him," said Ginny.

Blake would be best in a home that has experience with pit bulls.

"He's a wonderful, wonderful boy," says Ginny.

If you're interested in any of the animals described here, you can visit the Rescue Dogs Rock website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using the hashtag 6abc shelter me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

We'll be featuring your stories on upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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