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We’re Celebrating 6 Years of Saving Dogs!


Since 2009, we have saved over 850 animals. Sometimes we rescue puppies and sometimes we rescue “mature” dogs, but at the end of the day, it’s furry little friends that we are helping to find their forever families.

Sometimes we get healthy dogs that are adopted just days after we get them. Sometimes an illness crops up in a dog after they become part of our group. Sometimes it takes years for a dog to find the right family for them.

Sometimes we laugh. Sometimes we cry. But at the end of every day, we feel so blessed to do what we do.

It takes a village to save the lives of homeless dogs. We are a small, dedicated group of volunteers that put our hearts and souls into everything we do to find wonderful, loving dogs their home of a lifetime. We couldn’t do it without the support of all of you! Thank YOU for helping us save more and more dogs each year.

Sometimes we could use a little more help. If you want to do something that will give you warm fuzzies and do your soul some good, here’s a few ways you can make a difference in the world.

ADOPT: We have new dogs looking for homes nearly every week. You can find your new family member here.

FOSTER: A foster family provides a dog with a temporary place to live until their permanent home is found. Learn more.

DONATE:  Help save a life by donating to Coming Home Rescue. All donations are tax deductible.


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Update on Major

As I write this he is laying on the couch next to me, snoring away. A few things they did not mention in the Petfinder description: He snores, he drools and he has a sensitive digestive system. We absolutely LOVE HIM.  Major and Velvet during tax season

We have an in-home office and both Major and Velvet (our other cane corso) love to be in the office with us. The first few weeks of tax season, with clients coming in and out, Major was always on alert. Barking at the clients and unable to lie down while anyone was in the office. Velvet, being a 3-year veteran of the process, would greet the clients with a sniff and a wag and then go lie down. By the beginning of March, Major had it down pat. He was so popular and many clients brought other family members with them to pick up returns in order to see the “Big Dog.” (He has filled out to a healthy 140lbs.) 

He and Velvet love to rough house in the office. Major definitely defers to Vel and very rarely do we have to correct them for getting too rough. Now that the weather has started getting nicer, we can let them out in the yard to play. (We have the invisible fence, which both dogs take very seriously)! Occasionally when they play outside, Major gets carried away and forgets his size. When we play with him, the same thing happens, but we are working on getting him to understand “Easy.” Both my husband and I grew up with large dogs and are familiar with handling them and making sure we are in control.

All in all, Major is a big, clumsy, mushy love of a dog. I have attached pictures of him and Velvet…always seeming to be near each other…and one of the two dogs, and my husband on the dogs’ beds in front of their window in our office.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped take care of Major until we could find him. We truly appreciate it!

Ingrid & Tom

Major Velvet and Dad

Major and Velvet

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