Amy and Carol had been rescuing animals for years, paying for everything out of their own pockets, when they met at work. They discovered their shared love of all creatures furry, feathered and hooved, and a shared desire to help all animals who are not fortunate enough to have a warm bed in a loving home. So they started rescuing animals together, helping as many as they could and begging for help and donations when they couldn't.
One day when Amy was working at a vet's office, a man brought in a pair of pit bull puppies - little things with no fur and angry, swollen, red skin. They had mange, and their owner had tried to cure it with motor oil. The vet was going to put these puppies out of their misery, but Amy couldn't let that happen. She convinced him to let her take the puppies, and she named them Heart and Soul. It was Amy and Carol's pleas for donations to help these babies that drew Lisa into the rescue. She saw the ladies' vision and these poor, sweet puppies and knew she had to help.
That was 2010. Between these 3 ladies and a little help from some friends No Time to Spare Animal Rescue and Sanctuary became licensed in 2013. Heart is now a healthy, happy dog. After four long years in rescue, she finally found her forever home last summer. Soul's skin issues were more severe than his sister's. While he is sweet, happy and mostly healthy, he will forever need medication and medicated baths. He is available for adoption (you can see him on our adoption page), but we realize that he will most likely be with us forever.
Soul is the reason we are called a sanctuary. Sometimes we come across an animal who has too many issues, or has been too abused, to ever be adopted. But that's not going to stop Carol and Amy from trying to help them. They know that each animal comes with his/her own story, and their goal is to do everything in their power to make sure those stories have happy endings.
NTTSARS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We could not survive without caring volunteers and wonderful donors and supporters like you. If you have ever thought about volunteering or fostering, please fill out an application on our Ways You Can Help page.
You can see all of our available animals on the Available for Adoption page. If you see one you would like to meet in person, fill out our online pre-adoption application and we will contact you to schedule a visit. And don't forget to check out our Dog of the Week below! Each week we will feature one of our dogs who is currently available for adoption, and during that week his or her adoption fee will be lowered!!
Heart and Soul now
Heart and Soul when they came to NTTSARS
Heart and Soul have been adopted and are now living with their new families.
We are dedicated to caring for homeless pets in our communities through adoption, cruelty investigation and community awareness.
We will provide necessary veterinary care and promote the importance of spaying and neutering through educational programs, while maintaining a shelter that houses rescued animals to be placed in permanent adoptive homes as well as provide a sanctuary for animals so abused they become permanent residents.
In addition to the rescue and sanctuary we strive to keep companion animals with their families during financially difficult times by providing temporary pet food assistance.
Couldn't Have Said It Better...
Sometimes people send us posts on Facebook, or we come across articles that explain what we do and why we do it so well that we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Here are some fantastic articles from around the web that we think deserve a read*.
From positively.com, here are a couple of great articles about why shelter dogs make wonderful pets and breeding (and why most families shouldn't do it):
Here examiner.com explains why rescues ask so many pesky questions of potential adopters:
Have you seen any rescue articles you think we should share? Send a link to email@example.com and let us know!
*NTTSARS is in no way associated with these websites or authors. We just think these articles provide excellent information!