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RescueMatch® was founded on the belief that if only one life is saved, we succeed. Our mission is simple and can be easily summarized by this inspiring short story adapted from the "The Star Thrower" by Loren Eiseley...

While walking along a beach, an older gentleman looks up to see a figure in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young boy, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water. He walked closer to the boy and called out, "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young boy paused, looked up at the old man, and replied "I'm throwing starfish into the ocean." The old man smiled, and said, "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" To this, the young boy replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back in the water, they'll die." Upon hearing this, the old man commented, "Do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of starfish washed up on shore? What difference could you possibly make young man?" The boy listened politely. He then bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, "It made a difference for that one."

RescueMatch offers free memberships to organizations (so they can be found and easily connect with prospective adopters and volunteers, as well as have a place to showcase their dogs available for adoption or foster) and to dog lovers (individuals like you) who are looking to join our mission and volunteer or foster for local shelters and organizations—or who are just looking to adopt their pawfect RescueMatch!

Whether you are a shelter or rescue organization, a potential adopter or volunteer, sign up now and take that first step to saving and changing a life today!

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