So we had this idea…

dogwood flowerSo we had this idea…to provide support for Shirley Zindler, author of The Secret Life of Dog Catchers, who works tirelessly ~ day in & day out in Sonoma County, California to help animals with the greatest needs.

We’ve watched her take animals in…be it dogs, cats, skunks, and even wolf-hybrids and provide them with love, socialization, training and when they are ready, a new place to call home. Always funding her efforts out of her own pocket. She shows up for animals when no one else will be there.

Shirley is the reason so many animals have happier lives. The reason that so many knew, even in their last moment, that they were loved, that their lives meant something. She is the reason, after many years of effort, that a group of inspired friends & folks got together & along with her, initiated Dogwood Animal Rescue Project.

DARP is in currently in our infancy stage…we are building our organization to become 501c3 non-profit and to establish our goals of assisting Shirley in every capacity we can.

How can you help? What can you do? You can start by sharing our Facebook page with friends, liking us on Twitter (@DogwoodARP) & Instagram (DogwoodAnimalRescue) and/or send us an email at and tell us how you can help.

DARP is not able to accept financial donations at this time – but we do have a GoFundme account set up to help between now and the beginning of the new year  to aid Shirley while she provides care for those animals in need.

We are implementing an Amazon Wish List, building our website, designing a new tee shirt, and a 2016 calendar. More information on those items to come.

We’ll be sharing some of Shirley’s amazing stories while we’re hard at work bringing this idea to life. It’s only because of your support that we can make this dream a reality.

Stay tuned for more updates…

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