Good Karma began in 2013 with just a few animal-loving rescuers who wanted to do rescue
right. In those early days, our skeleton crew attended intakes in my backyard or dark parking
lots, we were buying clearance collars and leashes from Target, begging for free crates
on Craigslist, and squeaking by the best way we could. Our ENTIRE rescue operations
were stored on about 5 spreadsheets! Even in those early days, one thing was constant:
we never, ever cut corners on any dog's care, we never rushed them out of foster care
into adoptive homes before they were ready, and every single thing we did was about
the dogs. Period.
Five years later, a lot has changed since the days of those original few foster families -
who are STILL with us rescuing dogs, by the way! Our small army has grown slowly and
steadily. The idea behind Good Karma is simple, and something we STILL hold true to every day.
We place priority on high quality care and committed, ethical volunteers who are aligned with our mission. We still will not make a commitment to a dog that we cannot truly help, and we still won't cut corners on quality of care.
I'm so grateful to have built such an amazing support team for our equally amazing foster families and adopters. A rescue is only as strong as its volunteers and advocates, and these ladies are the engine that keeps Good Karma running each and every day.
Here's to many more lives saved over many more years. Thank you for your love and support!
FROM THE FOUNDER
We've 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.
Five years later, a lot has changed since the days of those original few foster families - who are STILL still with us rescuing dogs, by the way! Our small army has grown slowly and steadily, and we just rescued our 900th dog. 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.
In 2018, for the first time since our inception 5 years ago, we have finally obtained administrative offices thanks to our generous friends at Northtown Mall and dedicated supporters. This is not a facility for housing animals or a facility that is open to the public. We do not have a physical shelter, kennel, or facility. Every Good Karma dog is living in a foster home. We are only able to save dogs when we have available foster homes. We will not place a dog in boarding or any other environment besides a private home. No exceptions.
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 happy to welcome you to our organization!