The mission of Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue (WAG Rescue) is to come to the aid of abandoned, unclaimed, surrendered and shelter dogs and puppies in and around the Wimberley area and nearby Central Texas communities.
WAG Rescue takes in any dog or puppy in need, regardless of their age or condition, and provides them with the vet care, socialization and training they need to get adopted. WAG Rescue promotes the compassionate treatment of all animals and educates the public about responsible pet ownership and advocates spay/neutering of pets to prevent overpopulation and much animal suffering. WAG Rescue also serves as a resource for all lost and found animals in western Hays County.
WAG Rescue incorporated June 25, 2009, and officially became a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity in October 2009 (EIN #27-0425562). Patricia Davis and Debbie Nordyke, Co-Founders of the organization, saw the need for a dog rescue organization based on the large number of found, unclaimed dogs and puppies in the Wimberley area that were often picked up by Hays County Animal Control and taken to the San Marcos Shelter. Sadly, others were left to fend for themselves in our rural area. Also, at the time, there were no resources for owner surrenders or for lost and found animals in the area.
WAG Rescue held its 1st Garage Sale Fundraiser in November 2009 which grossed over $3,500.00. An anonymous patron came forward with a generous matching grant to provide us with the additional funds needed for our first year of operation. Since that time, we have grown past the garage sale stage and we now have a retail/thrift store, Treasures on Twelve which has been in operation at the same location since April 2011. The store receives donations almost daily from the community. Treasures on Twelve is operated completely by volunteers and the proceeds from the store go to support our organization.
From the outset, WAG Rescue established working relationships with local veterinary clinics and regional animal emergency hospitals. They have all graciously given us discounted rates on veterinary care, meds, specialty treatments and surgeries for our dogs. We could not function without their support and the excellent care they provide our dogs. Additionally, we have a working relationship with Emancipet through which we offer dog spay/neuter vouchers to the local community to promote responsible dog ownership and to ease overcrowding in area shelters.
Our vision is to continue to meet the dog rescue needs of our growing community. It is our goal to build a modest, climate-controlled facility on our refuge property where our dogs can be housed in inclement weather and where we can quarantine and provide specialized care for incoming dogs and puppies.