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Because of Mandy is a foster based animal rescue whose central location is in Calumet, Michigan. Devoted to saving dogs from euthanasia in high-kill shelters across the U.S., Because of Mandy's goal is to find forever homes for every rescued dog, and to raise awareness about kill shelters and animal abuse/neglect. Every dog deserves a second chance. We are a 501(c)3 charity. We are not a shelter, we rely solely on volunteer fosters to provide temporary homes for the dogs we rescue until their forever family comes along. 


Founded in 2010 by Aimee Lyn Ryding, Because of Mandy was the result of a rescued Puggle named Mandy. Aimee found Mandy in an Indiana high-kill shelter where she was exposed to the horrible suffering that thousands of animals endure on a daily basis. It is because of Mandy that this organization exists today to rescue dogs from these inhumane circumstances.






If you are a dog lover and would like to be involved in “Because Of  Mandy”, there are several ways you can contribute to this very important charitable organization.  Because Of Mandy is always looking for compassionate, loving people to take these rescued dogs into their homes until we can find permanent loving homes. These folks are known as fosters.  Without fosters, we could not do what we do.  We also need permanent homes for these loving dogs.  By adopting a dog from Because Of Mandy, you are saving the life of a poor, innocent dog who otherwise would be put to death, simply because it was born and discarded.  If you cannot be involved by donating time or other involvement, Because Of Mandy can always use donations for vet bills and expenses for the care of our dogs.  If you feel that there is some way in which you could get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us through this web site.


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