Wish Bone Canine Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer, no-kill organization whose primary focus is finding responsible, loving and permanent homes for surrendered, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs from within our community and the surrounding areas.
About Wish Bone Canine Rescue
Wish Bone Canine Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer, no-kill organization whose primary focus is finding permanent homes for surrendered, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs from within Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding areas.
- They believe all dogs deserve a second chance for a new beginning.
- They do not discriminate based on a dog’s breed, age or health.
- They believe in the importance of placing each dog in a loving and caring home environment as soon as possible. This is accomplished exclusively through their foster home program.
- They place great emphasis on the rehabilitation of sick and unsocialized dogs, providing them with all necessary veterinary care.
- They spay/neuter all of their foster dogs.
- They are advocates of educating the public in the areas of proper canine care and responsible pet ownership.
Wish Bone Canine Rescue's guiding principle is:
“saving just one animal won’t change the world…but, surely, the world will change for that one animal.”
Wish Bone Dogs Available For Adoption
Wish Bone relies on Volunteers as they are a non-profit organization. Some of the Positions available to volunteer at Wish Bone are:
- Temporary or permanent
- Wish Bone work with volunteers' preferences
- Volunteers provide the love, Wish Bone provides the rest!
- Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Because they are a non-profit organization, Wish Bone also relies on items donated by people. Some Items they have said they are looking for include:
- Dog supplies (i.e. Collars, Toys, etc.)
- Office supplies (i.e. business Envelopes, manilla folders, etc.)
- Cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent etc.)
Wish bone's full wish list can be found here
Foster Care Program
Their Foster Care Program saves lives this way: Dogs who may otherwise be destroyed at an overcrowded shelter are temporarily placed with, their foster family, until a forever family is found.
Foster Parents are never under any obligation. Foster Parents can return their foster pet to Wish bone anytime, for any reason. They may foster a pet once a year or once a week.
All the dogs at Wish bone receive a health check, vaccinations, deworming and a temperament test before going to their Foster Home. Wish Bone only requires that people give foster dogs food, shelter, and love. Foster parents who do incur expenses (such as purchasing food), may get a tax break.
Becoming a foster parent/family is a great way to get directly involved in rescue work. Dogs benefit from a home environment and the personal care, attention and training given by a foster parent is invaluable.
People who are interested in becoming a foster parent/family can visit the website to read their Foster Care Agreement and fill out a Foster Application.
How to adopt a Wish Bone dog
Read more about Wish Bone's adoption process here
Here is a link to theadoptable dogs available
Email is the best way of contacting people at Wish Bone. Their several volunteers can help with whatever questions about Wish Bone people have.
- Shelter Director and Veterinary Technologist
- Adoption information and general questions
- Foster Care Program
- Marketing and Public Relations
Upcoming Events include
Community Education Events
Click HERE to view a full list of Wish Bone's scheduled events.
1. "Wish list". Wish Bone Canine Rescue. 2022. https://www.wishbonecaninerescue.org/home-122.html. Accessed 02 November 2022.