Our Work

Our Strategy

This year, we are focused on our mission to save lives through storytelling and education. Some of our goals include advancing dog care and strengthening our volunteer program. Click here to view our 2020 Strategic Plan.

Our Programs

Below, you'll see details of our core programs. Each one allows us to better serve our dogs, our people, and our community. If you'd like to support our work, click below to make a tax-deductible donation to our cause.


We’re here to save dogs. And that means finding amazing homes for them and helping our adopters take good care of their new family members. We want everyone to choose adoption — and to succeed.

Behavior + Training

Our Behavior + Training Program standardizes the holistic care of each dog in our custody and provides customized plans for individual dogs. This program also includes our Enrichment Program, which provides daily exercises and activities to stimulate our dogs’ senses and relieve stress or boredom.


We rely on our people to save lives. With more than 100 active volunteers each month, our Volunteer Program focuses on recruitment, training, support, appreciation, and retention. We offer a variety of positions and help volunteers advance their skill levels.

Our Services

MCR accepts owner surrendered and transferred dogs. We offer neither animal control services nor veterinary care for members of the public. However, you’re welcome to purchase a Meridian City License here.