Three Little Pitties is an all-breed dog and cat rescue located south of Houston, Texas- an area where shelters are full and there is not enough help for homeless animals. The situation in this community is tragic. Shelters are having to euthanize- healthy, young, amazing, smart, beautiful dogs, sometimes even puppies. It is reality. This is why we send our rescued dogs out of here and on to better lives.
To facilitate permanent pathways to a loving, safe, and fulfilling life for animals in need.
A future where no shelter animal is euthanized, and every pet has a loving home.
4) Every life matters
Process: Volunteers with 3LP place dogs in foster homes, coordinate their vetting, then match them with families in northern states. A foster has the dog in a home environment and gets to know the animal well so that knowledge of behavior and personality can then be passed on to potential adopters. You will have plenty of information before your dog travels to you - the good and the bad- based on the foster parent’s observations. This is part of the match-making process!
Honesty is our policy so you know exactly how the dog behaves in our care.
Once the adoption contract is signed, we choose a travel date and send your new family member to you! Travel is by our private ground transport, which is USDA certified. The drop off points are typically as far north as Marysville, WA and as far south as Ridgefield, WA (near Portland).
Long-distance adoption is not for everyone. We understand that. We love finding incredible families who want to partner with us to save a Texas pup. Search Facebook for the group "Three Little Pitties Adopters" for a look at families who have adopted from us. The moment you meet your new pup you will understand what it's all about. You are truly saving a life. This dog needed you.
Cost: The cost of sending a dog north by plane or van is high. Most of the vetting is not covered by the adoption fee. We do everything we can to keep costs down for our adopters by hosting fundraisers to subsidize what we can.
Donations enable us to pay vet bills and continue saving lives. We do fundraisers and operate responsibly in respect to allocating funds. 3LP Rescue is run by a wonderful group of volunteers who wish to do rescue the right way. All donations are tax deductible.
Three Little Pitties Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
In 2018 we adopted out over 800 animals directly to families in the Pacific Northwest. We have tons of happy families with wonderful adoption experiences.
In addition, we transported over 300 animals to shelter and rescue partners in 2018.