We do NOT have these pups. Please contact 803.522.1400 if you are the owner or know who they belong to. Please leave a VM if noone answers.
Team Stinkykiss - The Shelter Rescue Project is a foster-based rescue that focuses on finding homes for dogs in high kill shelters across the CSRA area (Augusta, GA Metro and surrounding)
We do not have a shelter facility.
The Shelter Rescue Project, Inc., also known as Team Stinkykiss, is a Non-profit Organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of homeless and abandoned animals with a primary focus on dogs from local high-kill shelters in the Central Savannah Regional Area (CSRA).
The Shelter Rescue Project, Inc., also known as Team Stinkykiss, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of abandoned and homeless animals with a primary focus on dogs and cats from local high-kill shelters in the Central Savannah Region Area (CSRA). By working with our committed volunteers, loving foster homes, local veterinarians, and animal shelters, we are able to rescue and provide them with loving temporary care and ultimately place them with well-matched, carefully screened, forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners, by working diligently to educate the public on the importance of Spay and Neuter, Microchipping, Adoption, responsible pet ownership, and the humane treatment of animals. If you are interested in helping to support our Rescue Project by Volunteering, Donating, Fostering, or Adopting please feel free to contact us, as the need is great and our numbers few!!! We would Love to put your Heart and Hands to good Use!!!Email: [email protected] Here is a breakdown of our rescue model by topic - Housing of Rescue Animals - Our rescues are placed in approved and verified foster homes, with safety, foster capability, and cleanliness being of primary concern. The TSK team operates very closely and home visits of team members happen on a regular basis. The targeted number of rescue dogs living with one foster is 1-2 (very rarely, 3) per home. There is an exception with litters, in which case only one litter per foster is allowed. If puppies do not get adopted as babies and reach maturity they are absorbed by other foster homes so one person does not get overwhelmed. Another exemption is when one foster is traveling or needs a short-term pet sitter. In these cases, other fosters absorb those rescue pet(s) until their designated foster returns. These are short term placements and safety and quality remain in the forefront. In rare situations we do have to board rescues, for a multitude of reasons (dog aggression/cat aggression are most common reasons). The owner of the boarding facility we partner with is actively involved in rescue operations. In boarding cases we team with trainers to work with the animals to maximize their adoptability, in addition to the boarding facility owner working with them daily. This facility is visited frequently. Foster and Adopter Home Verifications - Home visits are performed on every foster or adopter, 100% of the time. In cases where face-to-face is not possible, we utilize technology to do virtual home visits via FaceTime and Skype. Why do we do this? To ensure the environment is safe for the animals. They survived hell once, its our mission to make sure they never experience it again. Home visits are performed by TSK Directors or experienced and trained fosters and volunteers who serve on our "Home visit team". Lastly, TSK pets are indoor pets, integrated into the home and family structure. 100% of our rescues in foster homes live indoors, we require the same from our adopters. No exceptions. If one of our adoptees or foster pets is discovered to be living exclusively outdoors we are within our contractual boundaries to reclaim said pet. Foster and Adopter Counseling - We do not allow blind adoptions or fosters (blind means unverified or unchecked). Blind placements are dangerous and do not ensure the longterm safety of a pet. We get to know our adopters and new fosters to ensure that we are placing animals into their home who are suitable for their human's family structure, needs and lifestyle. Why do we do this? Our goal is to ensure that the animals we save live the best life possible, we do not believe that 'any home' is a 'good home' (there is a reason most ended up with us, typically because just 'any home' wasn't good enough). We believe this is our obligation to them, as their rescuers. We also do it to protect adopters and fosters. A happy adopter/foster means a happy dog or cat for life, not just the honeymoon phase. Our adoption process can take time. Please be patient and understand we are looking out for you as well as the animal. We are invested in our rescues, they live with us, sleep next to us, travel with us and are an important part of our homes and lives. Their ongoing health, safety and happiness is our top priority. Our process is beneficial to adopters as well, they know what they are adopting. Adoption Contract - Our adopters sign a contract binding them to providing food, water, indoor shelter, healthy socialization, and veterinary care to their adopted pets, for the life of the pet. They are also contractually required to return any animals they can no longer keep to TSK. Surrendering TSK pets to shelters or other rescues or third parties is punishable by fine, per our adoption contract. Animal Intake - Being foster based there is only so much space. We will not overload our fosters. When people are overwhelmed quality is compromised. TSK's priority is to help animals in government shelters in the CSRA first however, we reserve the right to help strays, owner surrenders and distance shelters when called upon or needed, if space allows. We are not a sanctuary; therefore, we are unable to accept long-term behavioral or psychological cases that prevent an animal from being adoptable. Safety - We make every effort to ensure the health and temperament of every animal we take in to ensure the pet is suitable for foster and adoption. Since TSK pets live in foster homes, we know how our pets will behave in a home and seek adopters who are good matches for the needs of the pet. Adopters are informed of their new pet's behaviors and in-house performance during their time with us prior to adoption. Vetting - Every TSK animal is provided veterinary care (including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and specialized veterinary needs) by licensed DVMs. TSK will not purchase or administer over-the-counter vaccinations. Our partnering vets are: Dogwood Park, Aidmore Animal Hospital, Caremore, North Augusta Animal Hospital, CSRA Lifesaver, Aiken SPCA, Pawmetto Lifeline. For after hours emergencies we utilize St. Francis Animal Hospital or the closest available Emergency Vet to the pets foster. Payment to vets is paid-in-full at time of survice, or paid-in-full at month-end where rescue accounts exist. All animals adopted from TSK are provided legal vaccinations, spay or neuter, worming, up to date heartworm status and microchip. Heartworm dogs are provided doxycycline and started on slow kill treatment under veterinary supervision. In rare cases where an underlying medical issue presents itself after adoption and the condition dates back to the animal being in our rescue, TSK will work with adopters to treat the issue, or take the dog back if so desired by the adopter. Rescue Finances - TSK Directors (Board Members), Foster's and Volunteers are strictly voluntary. TSK does not have paid staff, with the exception being payments to our boarding facility, and trainers who are going above and beyond the call of duty to help an animal (an example being our trainer travelling to the coast to assist an adopted dog with challenges from past trauma). TSK has a business bank account, for which personal expenses are not comingled. 100 percent of our donations are applied to rescue operations, unless specifically allotted for the veterinary care of a specific animal. In cases of overages on a specific animal's veterinary account, those donations are applied to the veterinary needs of another TSK rescue pet. General rescue donations (not earmarked for a specific pet per donor wishes) and adoption fees are used for: vetting, shelter pull fees, pet supplies (crates, wormer, TSK tags, etc..), operations needs (event fees, marketing materials, fundraising expenses). Food donations - unused food donations are redistributed where they can be utilized to help animals in need. Licensing and Tax-exemption - TSK is a SC Charity, verifiable on the Secretary of State's website. We are also a federal 501-c3 (charitable organization). Euthanasia - TSK is a no-kill rescue however, in cases of terminal illness, pain or suffering, TSK will humanely euthanize under veterinary guidance. This service is only performed by licensed DVMs. We hope that this helps you better understand our operating practices. It is our goal to provide a rescue you can trust and feel good about supporting. Not all rescues are created equally, there are good ones out there and that is exactly what we strive to be. We don't claim to be perfect (nobody is) but we sure try to be, because we value our supporters, our team, our partners and most of all, our Stinkers.
Mission: Mission Statement: The Shelter Rescue Project, Inc., also known as Team Stinkykiss, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of homeless and abandoned animals with a primary focus on dogs from local high-kill shelters in the Central Savannah Region Area (CSRA). By working with our committed volunteers, loving foster homes, local veterinarians, and animal shelters, we are able to rescue and provide them with loving temporary care and ultimately place them with well-matched, carefully screened, forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners, by working diligently to educate the public on the importance of Spay and Neuter, Microchipping, Adoption, responsible pet ownership, and the humane treatment of animals. Our Goals: Reduce Euthanasia rates by rescuing stray and abandoned animals from government owned animal shelters. Secure a no-kill adoption center and sanctuary where rescued pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanasia until adoptive families are found for them, or where they may live out their life in a safe and healthy environment tailored to their individual need. Provide medical care to the neglected, abused and injured animals who would otherwise be euthanized by government operated animal shelters. Rehabilitate hard-to-adopt animals and find them loving homes. Promote the benefit of pet adoption while educating the public on proper care and training. Create an alliance with local open-admission shelters and animal rescues to improve the adoption rate of shelter pets.
We do NOT have these pups. Please contact 803.522.1400 if you are the owner or know who they belong to. Please leave a VM if noone answers.
Some adorable Stinkers made the news. Wyatt and those eyes...melting..........
Augusta’s furry, feathered, and scaly friends met at Julian Smith Casino to find homes, have fun, and raise money for a good cause.
We have one more adoption to announce. Clay, now Enzo, went to his forever home yesterday and we couldn't be happier. This little dude won all of our hearts, and judging from the update we got from his new mom, she's as smitten as we were. As you can see from the photos she sent, Enzo has already settled in like he's always lived there ... that's one relaxed pup. Nothing but happy days from now on, sweet Enzo!
We were so happy to be invited to participate in Augusta's first Love My Pet Expo at the Julian Smith Casino. Our adoptable fur babies got lots of exposure and we all had a blast. It was great to talk to all the vendors and find some local businesses that love dogs as much was we do. We also were beyond thrilled when local realtor Ashley Wilson handed us a $500 donation to help with spay and neutering costs of our Stinkers. Since our adoption fees rarely cover the vetting costs, this unexpected gift was greatly appreciated. Thanks so much to Paige Williams for organizing the event. Hopefully this one was the first of many.
The love shown in this photo is so evident - and Miss Lily is as much in love with her new mom and dad as they are with her. Her dad works from home and may or may not have shed a tear or two when she walked through the door! She's in for the best life. Happy tails, Lily...you made it girl.
Little Daisy is another rags to riches story. This one-time street dog has landed her forever home and will never know another day on the streets again. The exciting part is that her new dad drove all the way from Jacksonville to take her home where her brother Dalton (a Stinker grad) was anxiously awaiting his new sister. We're so thankful that Daisy and Dalton's dad chose to adopt, not once, but twice!!!
Sweet Millie didn't have the best life before she became a Stinker. She was found as a stray with acid burns on her back and in one eye. Her back has healed and her eye had to be removed, but that hasn't slowed her down at all. It's so amazing when dogs have been so cruelly abused by humans, yet they still love and trust us - and Millie is no exception. This sweet girl will know nothing but love from now on .... and no dog deserves it more than she does.
Tiny Parker stole the hearts of this family immediately! He's off to his new home now that they convinced his foster dad we couldn't keep him! Happy life, Parker!
Little Remi found his forever home recently. This little fellow has lots of laps to snuggle on and a four-legged sibling to teach him the ropes. He's so happy his forever family chose to adopt. Happy forever sweet boy!
Sweet Gigi was so happy to find her forever home. This cutie is going to be so loved and spoiled. Happy tails, little girl!
UPDATE: Her foster family has decided on Val since she came to TSK on Valentine's Day!
Thanks everyone so much for the suggestions.
Name suggestions for this little girl?
Just a little sneak peek of this 2 lb cutie.....
Unfortunately, upon further testing , we were given the news that our sweet Mila will NOT walk again 😭 No surgery will fix her either.
Even though she generally isn't in pain, she will be on pain and anti- inflammatory medication as needed for the rest of her life .
She is only in pain when you touch certain areas. Otherwise, she is spunky, happy , healthy , full of life & love !
Mila is looking for a special adopter that will be okay with her not being able to control anything from the waist down. It can be challenging but she makes it all worth it with her silly , dramatic & loving personality!
She is only around 5-7 yrs old, 11 lbs and a poodle mix.
If you are interested, please email the adoption coordinator at tskadopt[email protected] :-)
UPDATE~~~~ They have all gone to rescue.
COURTESY POST~~~~PLEASE SHARE
The following dogs have been rescued by a good Samaritan, however he saved them in order to find them great homes. He has been taking care of their vetting and getting them ready for a home to call their own. There were others that have gone to rescue but these three are still in need of homes.
They are all very beautiful and he tells us that they are so very sweet and good with other dogs.
If you are interested in giving one of these babies a great home please send us a message and we will put you in touch with the person that is caring for them.
Please share and lets get these boys and girl into homes of their own. He will not be just giving them to anyone, home checks, vet checks will be in place to keep them safe.
1st is Bruno Mars~~
His name is “Bruno Mars” he’s 2-3 yr all shots up to date and nutered, he’s a big boy around 110lb mastiff mix but is absolutely a gentle giant who loves people and other dogs. He stole our hearts during his rescue with his sweet disposition. His paw was split open and he has been boarded at the vet where he was getting the medical attention he needed.
2nd Rele ~~
We think he’s about 1.5-2yr and is now up on all his shots and is neutered. He is very sweet with people and dogs although is scared of the leash right now since he’s never been on one. He’s 84lbs as well and heart worm negative. He and his momma are the first to greet me when I come by to do wellness checks on them.
3rd Penelope ~~
She’s around 3 yr and now has all her shots. She is a sweet girl. Her puppies are gone to rescue and now it is her turn.
She’s 84 lbs and has a beautiful spirit and loves people and other dogs. (We think Rottweiler, Lab, Pitt Mix)
Team Stinkykiss Shelter Rescue Project
Daffney is a very cool girl. Scruffy terrier and look at that color.🐾🐾 She is full of fun and ready to find her forever home. She is sure to make you smile every day. If you can look at that sweet face and not fall in love, check your pulse.
Daffney is a young girl, not yet a year old. She loves to run and play. Do you have a friend for her? Perfect! She is waiting.
Send us an email for more information or for an application.
Team Stinkykiss Shelter Rescue Project
Meet Brandy. Such a precious little girl. She would like to tell you a few things about herself.
“ Hi ya. My name is Brandy and I am 15 years young.
I am completely deaf, and mostly blind. I can see light and movement, and I can recognize my people by their shape.
I love hanging out around my people, trying to keep up with them while they do chores. I’m not a lap dog, I just want to be around you. I love trying new foods, like steamed green beans, mashed taters (when my foster mom lets me lick the spoon) and snacks. Yea, snacks!
I get along great with everyone….no exceptions. And I wag my little nub tail when I am happy.
I need someone to give me a great place to live out my golden years. That might be a year, might be a few weeks. Life is good, and I’m just not ready to give it up yet.
I am fine in my crate when my family is away, and I get excited and jump around a little when they come home and let me out. I also get the zoomies after bath time. Oh yea, I snore a little also....don't most seniors? tee hee
I prefer not to be squeezed, like in a hug, and I don't really like anyone up in my face, cause I don’t see well, and that scares me a little.
If your family has some love to give an old gal, then I’m putting in for that position. There’s a special place in Heaven for those who love seniors!
I am trying to get the hang of house training. I do business when outside, but also sometimes on the rug when I just can't wait. I am on eye drops for the rest of my life; not to restore my sight, but for comfort. My foster mom says my ears are tender, since I don’t like to have them rubbed a lot (they are simply irresistible), but the vet says they are fine.
Can you please send an email to the adoption coordinator and let her know that you can’t imagine another day in your life without me in it? Please…much Love Brandy”
Email [email protected]
What do you do when your tracking dog goes missing? You get her daughter to find her. Thanks to Sue and Sadie, Ellie is home. Thank yoou to everyone who helped look, hung flyers and kept me sane. My heart is full.
ELLIE HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!🥳🥳🥳
Ellie is still missing. Went missing about 1030 Thursday, Feb 6. Last seen at Cayman Ct in Holiday Park, Martinez GA ( off Columbia Rd )
Please keep in mind, our adoption coordinator does not always monitor these post so if you are interested you must email the address listed below.
If you are looking for a small dog, we have several that are available for adoption.
They are all sweet babies, just looking for that forever home that will give them all the love they can handle.
Please email our adoption coordinator if you have questions or would like an application.
Kilo and Zander are both still looking for their forever home. Both are great dogs and either one will make a very happy addition to a loving family.
If you would like information on either or would like an application please email [email protected]
We wanted to tell you more about Oscar and his rescue. The following was written by Traci and Tamara, the two that spent every day for three weeks working to save Oscar. Honestly part of it is quite comical, just the visual of Traci in the trash can. That really helps lighten the mood.
TSK was contacted by a caring soul who was concerned about a dog that had been living in the woods behind her house for several weeks, possibly months. She told them he was in rough shape, but they couldn't have imagined how bad.
When we first arrived, we were able to catch a quick glance at the poor boy before he retreated to the woods. He was matted worse than just about any dog we had ever seen. His mats were so thick they were pulling at his skin, causing him obvious discomfort. It was immediately clear that he was terrified of humans.
After some deliberation, we set a trap with food and backed away. Once we were far enough away, he came out immediately, obviously hungry. He paced and circled the trap off and on for hours, but would not go in. We tried this for a few days and got the same result each time.
After a week with no luck, we decided to set up a 10x10 kennel. Our hope was to get him comfortable going in it and eventually devise a way to contain him inside before he could run off.
After several days of feeding him in the 10x10, it was time to come up with the next step, catching him. Always prepared to think outside the box, Traci came up with the idea of placing a (clean) industrial size garbage pail next to the door with a string attached to pull the door closed once he went in. For two days in a row, she sat on a cinder block, hidden inside the pail. On the third day, with her rescue partner watching from a distance, the dog wandered in to the kennel and began eating. With a text message signal shouting "PULL", Traci yanked the rope as hard and fast as she could. Traci popped up out of the garbage pail and held that door closed with every muscle in her body, until it could be secured. After three weeks of hard work, there was no way she was letting that boy escape!
This boy was immediately named Oscar, to memorialize the hours Traci spent hiding in the garbage pail waiting for his arrival.
Thank you a thousand times to Traci and Tamara. Your patience speaks.
Special thanks to Sherry for being the patient and loving foster mom that helped this sweet boy move on from his past and learn to love and trust again. It was in there all along.
UPDATE: ELLIE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND IS NOW HOME Thank you to everyone who helped in her search
Ellie is still missing. Please continue to share so I can get my girl home. Last seen in Holiday Park, Martinez on Thursday Feb 6.
missing in the Holiday Park subdivision of Martinez GA. PLEASE pm us if found!
missing in the Holiday Park subdivision of Martinez GA. PLEASE pm us if found!
I think it’s time for us to tell Oscars story.
Oscar is such a special boy. He became a Stinker many months ago as a stray. A few very dedicated folks spent a month trying to trap this terrified guy. He was in terrible shape and we knew the time was coming that he must be saved. Thanks to the determination of Traci and Tamara the day we had waited for finally happened. Foster mom Sherry was on standby and waiting with open arms.
Oscar was one of the most terrified dogs we have seen but you could tell he wanted to accept help. He never grumbled, never fussed, just let us do anything to him. He was pitiful. His fur was matted so much it was pulling his skin and he had to be in terrible pain. He had to be shaved to free him from that. He needed a lot of time, love, patience and good vet care for him to progress to where he is now. We are thrilled with the progress this precious boy has made.
He will need an adopter with patience. He still gets scared of new noises and people. He has to check everything out for awhile before he feels comfortable. For instance he has gone from being carried outside, to walking in the back yard on leash, to a long lead, to off leash with his person standing in the yard, to finally going out alone. He is sweet, sweet, sweet! He is still learning how to be a dog. He loves ear rubs and he loves treats. He likes his crate or to be under a table, those are his safe places. He definitely WANTS to be with people, he just sometimes gets nervous. He has done very well with other dogs, in fact I think they have helped him adjust.
Oscar is potty trained and crate trained, although he doesn’t have to be crated. He is around 3 years old. He appears to have some Bassett hound and schnauzer in him, he weighs 50 lbs.
He gets so excited to see his people in the morning! He enjoys running in the yard with his buddy, Lily. Then coming in for a nap. He’ll sit with you on the couch with a little encouragement. He seems to prefer women, but has been living in a house with men. He is very laid back.
If you have room in your heart and home for this sweet guy, please request an application. He deserves a forever home where he can feel safe forever!
Email [email protected] for more information or to request an application.
Welcome to TSK Chyna.
Leaving her past in the rear view mirror, Chyna is looking forward to her future.
This precious cuddle bug wants nothing more than to be by your side or better yet, in your lap. She is the perfect cuddle bug. She is sweet and loving with the best disposition. She loves attention, wearing sweaters, wrapping up in a blanket and she even enjoys a bath.
Chyna is a perfect easy girl. She is about 7 years old with more love to give them you will know what to do with.
This baby girl is spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, UTD on Rabies and DHPP vaccine.
Adoption fee is $250
Email [email protected] if interested in Chyna or if you have any questions. The adoption coordinator does not monitor these post, please send email.
A huge shoutout to Hollywood Feed for an amazing welcome at our first meet and greet event there. Michelle and the rest of the staff were so welcoming and helpful - we're looking forward to making this a monthly event! If you haven't been to this amazing store, you really need to go check them out. They're so supportive of rescue and have a huge variety of food, treats, and anything your dog and cat could ever want. Tell them Stinkykiss sent you 😄
We offer our four-legged friends high-quality foods, USA made treats, toys, beds, and more. And for the pet lovers we have the perfect home decor options, unique gifts for friends and family, and seasonal accessories and collections! Our sales associates can tell you all about our products; they go through over 40 hours of training from veterinarians, nutritionists, vendors, and even behaviorists on various product lines and pet-related topics every year. So if you aren't sure what you need for dog or cat, we can help you make an informed decision!
Our passion for pets has driven us to producing better products, like our Mississippi Made dog beds, Georgia Made jerky, and Memphis Made bakery treats. Our ""Made in"" products are sourced 100% from the United States and produced by American hands in the communities we serve, in turn providing work to hundreds of Americans in times of need.
With the goal of improving the lives of pets wherever their shelter may be, Hollywood Feed donates over 100,000 pounds of dog food and countless other supplies every year. Each of our retail locations hosts regular adoption events with local shelters and rescues.
We always stand by our promise: ""If your pet doesn't love it, or you don't love it, we'll gladly replace or refund it.""
Established in 1950.
Hollywood Feed is a natural and holistic pet specialty retail store with a strong focus on customer service and improving the lives of pets everywhere. We began as the local feed store on the corner of Hollywood Street in Midtown Memphis. We counted the Zoo, the shelter, and the local Police force as our original house accounts. Over the next three decades, it was the place to get pet food, good advice, and friendly service. In the 80s, as the city closed in around Hollywood Feed, the store began focusing on household pets. After being customers for many years, the new owners acquired Hollywood Feed with the intention of building on this great legacy.
If you are interested in ADOPTING from Team Stinkykiss Shelter Rescue Project, please request an application by email at [email protected] Adoption fees for dogs: $200 Services provided with adoption fee: Spay/Neuter, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and worming. Additional services may have been provided based on the animal's health needs at time of intake. Adoption Requirements: A completed adoption application must be on file and a home check (either in person or via FaceTime) must be conducted by a TSK representative. In some cases, various criteria for adoption may vary based on the specific needs of the dog or cat you are inquiring about, fencing requirements are an example of that. If you are interested in FOSTERING for Team Stinkykiss Shelter Rescue Project please email us at [email protected] to learn more about fostering opportunities. If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING for us please email us at [email protected] to discuss opportunities for you to get involved. For MEDIA INQUIRIES please message us via Facebook or by email at [email protected] and our Media Liaison will contact you as soon as possible.
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