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Don't Tase Me Campaign

We believe dogs should have a voice.

Dogs have been in the care of humans for thousands of years.  By domesticating them, humans have become their primary resource provider. Dogs rely on us for their necessities, which includes shelter, food, clean water, medical care, and last but certainly not least, love. Since we have created a species that depends on us for these necessities, it is our responsibility to provide a voice for them.

The WRARE Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization that works to enhance the lives of dogs by

  • providing foster care
  • redistributing food, supplies, and equipment to animal rescues and shelters
  • providing monetary donations to rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries
  • educating society through various campaigns on how to humanely handle dogs without the use of psychological or physical intimidation.

Thank you for visiting our site.  With your help, we can really make a difference.  

About Us

Winston was adopted through Love Leo Rescue in 2017. He was part of a six poodle litter that was living outside in deplorable conditions. The puppies were infested with fleas and turning anemic, but thankfully an amazing human saved them - spending hours washing them and helping to remove each and every flea. We are so thankful to have Winston in our lives. He is the most happy-go-lucky pup ever - full of endless energy and love!

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Rupert is a terrier mix, adopted through Rescue Me Pet Foundation in 2015. He was originally found in a dumpster with his sister, in Baja, Mexico. A good samaritan found the puppies and brought them to California for immediate medical treatment. Rupert endured several bouts of Giardia but with proper medical care, he made it through. Rupert's adult teeth unfortunately didn't grow in properly but that doesn't stop him from living his life! Rupert is a loyal, loving, and amazing companion.

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Archy is a German Shepherd who was rescued by The Westside German Shepherd Rescue in 2009. Archy has an unfortunate history - he was used as a bait dog for dog fighting during his puppyhood. He endured physical abuse, resulting in behavior issues due to his lack of trust for humans. Eric spent 14 months rehabilitating Archy.  Eventually, Archy was able to play with other dogs and humans, rolling over for belly rubs and bringing over toys to play tug-of-war.  He loves puppies and is often used for puppy socialization!

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E stelle is a long-haired chihuahua poodle mix, adopted from Love Leo Rescue in 2019. At 3 months of age, she had a scary battle with Parvo and an upper respiratory infection.  She has been quite the fighter! Despite her challenges, she is the sweetest puppy - wanting nothing more than to curl up next to other dogs and humans. She is adored by her three older brothers!

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We are WRARE

How You Can Help

Do you have non-expired, unopened food or dog equipment that you no longer need?   We can help donate these items to local shelters or animal rescues.  We also always need volunteers to help pick items up and/or drop items off.  Please contact us if you would like to be a volunteer and/or if you have items to donate.  We, and the dogs receiving your support, appreciate YOU!

Items we accept:

  • Non-expired, unopened dog food
  • New or gently used leashes and harnesses
  • New toys, dog beds, bowls
  • Monetary donations - funds are allocated to items on donation wish lists from shelters, sanctuaries, and animal rescues. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

WRARE represents each member of our family. Our four rescues Winston, Rupert, Archy, and Estelle, along with their humans Eric and Rashi Wiese.

Eric and Rashi are co-owners of Happy Puppy L.A., a Los Angeles based company that provides personalized dog care as well as in-home private dog training and canine behavior consulting for veterinary practices.  Throughout the process of building Happy Puppy L.A., Eric and Rashi always knew they wanted to create an organization that allowed them to give back to animals.  In 2018, the WRARE foundation was created as a tribute to their rescue dogs.  Given the impact their rescues have made, they wanted to make sure they give back to the same organizations that have brought so much joy into their lives.  With the foundation, Eric and Rashi hope to not only provide for animals in need but also hope to  educate the public on humane ways to interact and care for animals.

We are advocates of utilizing force free, fear free methods for training.  

Please help spread awareness through the "Don't Tase Me Bro!" bandanas below!

 One of our upcoming initiatives is to create awareness of how harmful shock collars are for canines.  A device that has been banned in other countries, such as Scotland and England, is still readily available in the United States.

Shock collars are devices that go around a dog's neck and release an electric current to give the dog a signal.  The electric signal can range from mild ticking sensation to a painful shock (0 to 6,000 volts for up to 11 seconds at a time).  Shock collars are typically used to stop unwanted barking, as well as to keep a dog contained within an electric fencing system.

Per scientific research:

  • Utilizing an electric shock collar causes physical and psychological harm to dogs. It's possible that dogs associate the painful shocks with people or other experiences, which can lead to adverse effects such as fear and aggression.
  • One study demonstrated that shock collars have the potential to cause symptoms of distress in dogs. For small to medium sized dogs, a shock can be extremely painful to their small necks (One Green Planet;  The Humane Society of the United States).
  • "E-collars are not recommended for the treatment of behavior problems because they do not take into consideration the root cause of the problems (Schiller and Van Der Borg, 2007)."

Studies show  "there is no credible scientific evidence to justify e-collar use and/or electronic fences for dogs. On the contrary, there are many reasons to never use these devices. Better training options exist, with proven efficacy and low risk" (Companion Animal Psychology, 2018).

 

Here is where the bandanas come in....

With the scientific studies and research available, we are on a mission to follow other countries in banning shock collars.  We hope our bandanas can spread awareness of our initiative and we can slowly educate the public on alternative methods of training.

Each bandana is $25 and comes in sizes XS, Small, Medium, and Large.  If you'd like to purchase a bandana for your dog and help spread awareness on the negative effects of shock collars, please contact us.  All proceeds will go towards changing legislation in the hopes of banning shock collars in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Tase Me Bro! Campaign