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Why Rescue?


If you are considering welcoming a pet into your family, it’s so important that you consider rescuing and adopting a pet from your local animal shelter or rescue group.

Why adopt? The Humane Society of the United States shares these top five reasons to “adopt, don’t shop.”

  • You’ll save a life.
  • You’ll get a healthy pet.
  • You’ll save money.
  • You’ll feel better.
  • You won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores.

There are many rescue groups that offer their services to help place animals in need. How do you know if the group you’re dealing with is a reputable one? Look for groups that are attentive to your needs, answer your questions, are committed to the welfare of the animals, show attention to detail, and spay/neuter the animals.

Pets bring such joy to our lives! Animals in need of rescue deserve our love and devotion.

The National Mill Dog Rescue created this touching video portraying The Rescuer’s Creed. This creed exemplifies what it means to be a rescuer, and how your willingness to adopt an animal in need can change lives forever!

Video shared via Life with Dogs

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Hundreds of animals in need of adoption!


Nearly one thousand animals have been surrendered to Animal Care & Control of Philadelphia in recent weeks and are in need of adoption! Check out this NBC10 news story to learn more:

No matter what the reason these animals are turned in by their former families, they are in great need of our help. Adopt today and spread the word!

Adoption prices include:

  • Adult cats- $10
  • Kittens – $30
  • Older cats (5+ years) – Free!
  • Puppies (<6 months) – $40
  • Pen Pal Dogs – $20
  • Benefactor Dogs – $250

There are even deals on cats on “feline Fridays”!

Visit ACCT Philly’s website to learn more about this great organization and how you can support animals in need. Additional ACCT contact information:

Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia
111 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19140 (map)
(267) 385-3800 | phone
(267) 385-3889 | fax

Offering Support After Disaster Strikes

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Our hearts go out to the many victims of the destruction caused by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. When disaster strikes, it’s imperative that we come together to support those in need. Please consider contributing to the relief efforts in any way possible. Read the American Red Cross’s official statement regarding the Oklahoma disaster to learn more about how to do so.

We also can’t forget the lives of our pets and animals in times such as this. Many reports are being shared regarding the loss of animal life and rescue efforts. Please visit the Moore  Oklahoma Tornado Lost and Found Animals Facebook page and read this article to learn more about animals in need due to this disaster.

It’s also important to remember that we can take measures to be as prepared as possible before disaster strikes, in particular by planning for the care of our pets in emergencies. The ASPCA offers steps to take to prepare your home and pets for safety in the event of a disaster. You can order a free emergency pet alert sticker from their website to help alert first responders that pets live in your home and may need assistance. The Humane Society of the United States suggests creating a disaster plan for pets and lists steps to do so on their website. They also list items to include in pet emergency kits.

We at the Brave Tide Foundation are keeping the Oklahoma tornado victims, first responders, and volunteers in our thoughts and prayers.

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Greyhounds in Gettysburg

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The Greyhounds in Gettysburg gathering was a wonderful event filled with fun activities, shopping, and informative presentations. The Brave Tide ambassadors visited the outdoor off-leash play area, checked in on friends at the doggy daycare tent, and listened to a moving presentation about the plight of the Spanish Galgos. An event of this scale takes a lot of hard work and planning so many thanks to Nittany Greyhounds for creating a first class event. We are already looking forward to next year’s event! Check out the Nittany Greyhound Facebook page for more great photos from the event.

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$30K Fundraising Challenge


March and April are shaping up to be very busy months for the Brave Tide Foundation. We are preparing for both scheduled and emergency animal transports and need help to fulfill our mission. At a recent board meeting the foundation’s leadership discussed ways to spread the word about Brave Tide.

To reach as many people as possible and kickoff the spring flight operations, the board is pledging $1 per Facebook page ‘like’ in the months of March and April up to $10,000. Liking and sharing the Brave Tide Facebook page is an easy way to help animals in need and a great way to increase awareness about the foundation. The board has also secured a corporate donor that will match every dollar donated in March and April up to $10,000. Every dollar donated in March and April is actually $2 with the corporate match pledge! Donations can be made online or sent to our mailing address at PO Box 735, Boyertown, PA 19512.

That means in just 2 months, the foundation can raise $10,000 from Facebook page likes, $10,000 from donations, and $10,000 from the corporate match pledge for a two month total of $30,000. With your help, the Brave Tide Foundation can raise the necessary funds to continue saving lives, one flight at a time!


The Brave Tide Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt, publicly supported organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and is incorporated and registered in Pennsylvania. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

This Week at Brave Tide

The Brave Tide Foundation has been honored to help support the search efforts for Ruby the lost Greyhound over the past few weeks. Ruby’s family and dedicated friends and volunteers have shown the true power of community by contributing their valuable time and monetary donations towards the search. We are all hoping for a speedy return home! 
We look forward to serving our local community and beyond in the coming years. The foundation is working day and night on exciting fundraising ventures and pursuing grant opportunities to fund future missions. We are so pleased that many of you have shown your support for our organization by liking our Facebook page, sharing our website links, and volunteering your time for our cause. Please continue to spread the word about our organization and support our humanitarian endeavors by submitting a tax-deductible donation. 100% of donations go directly to funding foundation missions. We appreciate your support!
The Brave Tide Foundation is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the board of directors. Individuals can send an email with contact information and a brief narrative about why they are interested in serving on the board to:

Ground Search for Ruby


The search for Ruby the lost Greyhound continues. The Brave Tide Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the search organizers to accept donations to fund the ground search efforts. Funds donated through our PayPal page and through the mail will go directly to funding a professional ground search team. Donations can be made on the Brave Tide homepage via the PayPal link or by mail to the following address:

Brave Tide Foundation
c/o Ruby Search
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

Aerial Search Update


The conditions were perfect for an aerial search today – blue skies and good visibility. We searched over 100 square miles from the air but did not see Ruby. We did see many ground volunteers helping with the search. When Ruby is spotted again, Brave Tide volunteers will be ready to assist with the effort to bring her home. A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped with the search!

Search Efforts Continue


The Brave Tide Foundation has been working to assist in the search efforts for Ruby, a missing greyhound in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, area. On Saturday, Brave Tide pilots set to the skies to conduct an aerial search of the land where Ruby may be located. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was uncooperative, and due to heavy fogs, the flight was postponed. Ruby’s owners and a number of dedicated volunteers continued their ground search. The aerial search has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 19, at 10 AM. A local news station spoke with Ruby’s owners and reported on the search efforts during Saturday evening’s broadcast. Click here to view the video and read the accompanying news article. We look forward to the opportunity to help bring Ruby home!

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