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Since 1974

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

Our History

Pit of Our Souls Rescue is a proud team made up of Melissa, Voula, Denise, Jessica, Nicole, Roger, Mia, Marcella & Kim. Our focus is not only to rescue and re-home those in need, but to educate and rehabilitate to prevent the cycle from continuing to the best of our ability.

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

Founded in 2001, Pit Of Our Soul’s ultimate goal is to create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes and where no good natured dogs, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered to be surplus or un-adoptable.

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Why Adopt?

why adopt not shop?

The best answer we can give to Why Rescue? is simple: You’ll save a dog’s life. There are so many healthy, lovable dogs scheduled for euthanasia in shelters right now that it just doesn’t make sense to pay a breeder for an animal. Rescue dogs are intelligent, emotional beings who deserve a chance at a long, happy life, and the rewards you get from rescuing are far greater than buying a dog. By choosing to adopt rather than go to a shop or breeder for a specific type of pet, you are caring for a dog that already needs support, instead of bringing another puppy into the world. It’s one of the best ways to help ensure all animals can receive the care they deserve. Good things come to those who wait.


Most rescue dogs have already been taught basic obedience and are working on being housebroken. Will you still have to committ time to training? Of course, just like you would with any dog. But you will be one step ahead if you decide to rescue.

Veterinary Care

Most POSR Dogs have already been spayed or neutered before you’ll ever meet them, making adopting a better choice if you have a limited budget. We also make sure our dogs are current on their shots and tested for heartworm. It’s always possible that health problems may arise after adoption, but we try our best to prepare our dogs for an easy, healthy transition into their adoptive home.

Temperament & Behavior Testing

iPOSR performs temperament and behavior testing at the shelter to make sure our rescue dogs are adoptable. Unfortunately, we can’t save every dog, so we focus on saving the dogs who wll transition well into foster care and ultimately their forever home. There’s a big misconception that all rescue dogs are problem dogs, but it’s just not true. So many of the dogs that we’ve rescued and adopted out have been ideal companion animals; they all just need a little time to feel safe, secure, and loved before they come out of their shell.


Most rescue dogs have had a rough start. Because of this, they truly blossom into loving, confident companions in the right environment. When treated kindly, rescue dogs will form a lifelong bond with you and be forever grateful for their new happy life.

What You See is What You Get

Because most rescue dogs have reached adulthood, you won’t get any size, weight, or color suprises when you rescue. This is great for people who live in an apartment or who have a specific lifestyle that calls for a specific size of dog.

That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

It’s worth mentioning twice. The personal rewards you’ll get from deciding to rescue are large. Knowing that you helped save just one of the many wonderful dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that you want to share with others. And we certainly encourage you to do so! Help spread the word about the many advantages of rescuing a companion animal.
POSR asks you to please consider rescuing a dog instead of buying. There are thousands of dogs sitting in shelters in your area right now, and the sad truth is that most will be euthanized. What a waste to allow dogs to be brought into the world only to see their lives cut short after enduring an often abusive existence. Help Rocket Dog Rescue change this by rescuing from us or from one of the many wonderful rescue groups where you live.


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