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In June 2019, Good Karma is joining forces with Dogs & Cats of the Dominican Republic. After seeing the needs on this island, we have determined that our efforts and resources are going to be put to better use by helping the animals of the Dominican. Stay tuned to our website for more details as we put systems in place and prepare to work in the Dominican and work to get as many animals to foster and adoptive homes in the US as we can. 

To work tirelessly to provide the highest quality of physical and emotional care to the animals we rescue.

We achieve this by providing:

  • Safe harbor in carefully selected foster homes
  • Great vet care with local vet partners and specialists
  • Well-trained, enthusiastic and ethical volunteers working as a team
  • ​Best practices adoption process to ensure safe and loving environment

Launched in 2013, the idea behind Good Karma is simple, and something we hold true to every day. We place priority on high quality care and committed, ethical volunteers who are aligned with our mission. Yes, we want to save them all! But we will not make a commitment to a dog that we cannot truly help, and we won't cut corners on quality of care. 

We've always forged our own path and driven our own transports to and from all over the south and Midwest, making countless trips and transporting our own animals to lessen the burden on the volunteer rescue transport system. In the wake of disasters in the southern United States, we mobilized in 2016 to flood-ravaged Louisiana in our trusty old Suburban and a borrowed SUV.  Again, in 2017 following Hurricane Harvey, Good Karma mobilized to the hardest-hit areas south of Houston, Rockport and Victoria TX. In every case, we delivered donated supplies to the people in these areas and built in extra days on the ground so that we could lend a hand and help out in any way we could.  

Now, we enter a new phase of rescue. Our founder Lisa Booth will be on the ground in the Dominican Republic and communicating to our MN team to get animals transported safely to our care and ultimately on to loving, permanent families!

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 46-1838121), Good Karma relies solely upon adoption fees, tax-deductible donations, and fundraisers to keep the rescue operating. We’re raising the rescue bar, and we’re so grateful for the support of our adopters, sponsors, and volunteers!

These values guide the way we engage with one another, our shelter partners, and our communities:

  • Animals first. We are inspired by the animals we rescue—we reflect their resiliency, courage and love in everything we do.
  • Tune In. Every dog has a story to tell, if we just know how to listen. We listen with compassion, empathy, and patience.
  • Own outcomes. We are accountable for providing extraordinary care to the animals entrusted to us. Tireless in our pursuit of quality care, we never stop learning or improving.
  • Join together. We are an interdependent team of volunteers that respect each person's contributions; we are stronger when teamed with others -- families, community and one another. We can't do it alone.
  • Be remarkable. We are redefining "rescue"; raising the bar, continually learning, and going beyond what's expected. After all, these animals are counting on us.