Daisy Mae Pet Rescue Saving unwanted pets, one at a time.
Daisy Mae Pet Rescue started in August of 2009 with one litter of puppies. At the time, founder Nikki Kirby was working at a spay/neuter clinic. She received a phone call from a pet owner who mistakingly called the clinic, thinking it was the animal shelter. The owner explained that her dog had gotten "accidentally" gotten pregnant and had a litter she could no longer care for. It was 6 pm, and the animal shelter was closed. Nikki explained to the pet owner that the shelter was closed, but she could call them in the morning and surrender the pups to the shelter to be placed into caring homes. The owner said she couldn't wait that long, and she supposed she could set them on the side of the road in a cage, and surely someone would pick them up. And with that, Nikki recalls telling the owner just to bring them to the clinic, and she would take them home. The owner brought the litter to surrender to Nikki's care, plus the father, and Nikki scheduled the mother dog for a spay. And with that, as they say, the rest is history. Daisy Mae Pet Rescue tends to focus on rescuing litters of puppies, mother dogs and their litters, and pregnant female dogs. However, they do also pull dogs in danger of being put to sleep due to overcrowding at animal control facilities as well as taking in owner surrender pets before they ever end up at a shelter. Daisy Mae Pet Rescue is now run by Nikki and her husband Chris. Both enjoy and share a passion for saving unwanted pets, one at a time. Nikki and Chris run the rescue from their home. They turned a detached garage at the back of their 2 acre property into a home for the unwanted pets, until their forever homes could be found. In the summertime, the dogs enjoy lounging in the yard sunning themselves, and wading in baby pools. In the winter, the dogs generally can be found inside, laying on a bed or playing with a toy. The dogs have indoor kennels with doggy door access to a privacy fenced in yard. The dogs are seperated into small groups of dogs that play well together. At the end of 2011, Daisy Mae Pet Rescue has successfully placed over 150 animals into loving homes.