Hello, my name is Dawn.
Recently I was babysitting my little “grand dog”. He is the picture you see when you click on our website. I’m sure you would never have guessed, but his name is Rosco. I so love that little fellow and just think he is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. He is the inspiration behind this website and the hope of saving other little gals and fellows out there who have similar situations as him.
One day, I got to thinking about little Rosco and how we were at the house by ourselves. With so many tragedies and potential natural and man-made disasters, my thoughts went to this little fellow and his well-being. We have so many amazing people in this country who care for our little four-legged friends, and we have so many angles to cover the care and rescue that they need; but I got to thinking about a different situation. You see, Rosco is an indoor pet and nobody knows he is in the house but a few of us. It began to concern me to think, what if something happened to our family suddenly? How long would it take for someone to find Rosco? For some families with lots of connections, I guess that wouldn’t be a problem; but as I have grown older, people who used to be around simply have passed or are not around anymore.
You see, I started to think about Rosco’s situation and what it would be like for him if nobody was coming home. Rosco would have some water to last a bit, but his food would run out pretty fast. To be honest, I don’t know how long he would last if nobody was coming home. It just breaks my heart to think that he might be there long enough to not survive or just feel abandoned and alone for days or even weeks. That is how Rosco Rescue came about.
Without seeing an answer to my dilemma out there, I decided to do something about it. Rosco Rescue is a list that we will send to the appropriate authorities, in the event of a large scale disaster. This will give them the chance to match up the names of missing or deceased folks in their counties with the name and location of pets whose owners are on our list. Now, our little four-legged pals have a real chance of survival, even if you’re not coming home.