(21) Facebook.clipularGrass Roots Rescue Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue group with has three primary objectives:

1) Rescue dogs and cats and get them adopted;
2) Spay/neuter and provide life-saving veterinary care for rescued dogs and cats.
3) When funds allow, we also provide vet care for the pets of people with limited income and also do Trap-Neuter-Return for community cats.

Our animals for adoption are posted most regularly on GRR’s Facebook page.  You can see the page, even if you don’t do Facebook by checking this web site’s sidebar at right of our Facebook postings.   Also, we try to send out posts to subscribers as often as we can.   And of course, you can always contact us: karli@grrde.org

Since GRR was founded in August 2013 by Karli and Brittani, we have saved about literally hundreds of animals – you can see some of them on our Adopted archives page.

GRR is operated completely by volunteers.  There are no employees and no compensation for the directors on the board.   Private veterinarians and/or animal hospitals provide medical care for dogs and cats and spay/neuter.  Of course, we search for discounts and special clinics whenever possible.

kittens together

GRR volunteers foster, transport animals to the vet and handle all fundraising and administrative activities.  We are committed to minimizing our costs so we can save as many lives as possible.  We would love to have your help –  tell us about what activities interest you on our contact form.

~Hey, we’re Brittani & Karli~
Just two crazy dog lovers who came together about 5 years ago and decided we were going to make a difference, one animal at a time. Grass Roots is truly on a mission to change the animal scene in Delaware.
We are beyond humbled by the support that we have received in our mission and we could not do it without each and every one of you so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
BISSELL’s Partners for Pets
Grass Roots Rescue is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too!  When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization. 
It’s simple.
·       Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
·       Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
·       Then select our organization!
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    VERY NICE SITE!!!!!!

  2. jeanine givens

    abbey the little dachshund that was hurt in the back yard that grass roots rescue helped out is doing some what better can wiggle her tail now and has a great appetite. she is still paralyzed in her back legs but seems to be getting her strength back and tries to stand a little. this is her third week going forth since it all happened. thank god for people like kaili and her supporters that helped our abbey out and us. my husband is working on a wheelchair for her for the upcoming weeks. thank you all for all your help.

    1. Karli Swope

      I’m so glad we were able to help Abbey out. You guys are a great family, and I appreciate your wanting to give back and help out. Really means alot to us GRR girls :)

  3. Ken Drerup

    Buddy has been with us for one day and is doing great. Sweet dog. The Scotties seem to be accepting him pretty well. Please tell us how we can contribute to Grass Roots.

  4. John H. Kruck

    My wife and I own a home in south jersey. I saw your post about PJ in Facebook. Could you e-mail me all the info that you can about PJ. Were very interested. Sincerely John H. Kruck. P.S. I am Facebook friends with both Nancy and Deby.

  5. Kelly

    Hi I was wondering if u could take 10 kittens and 3 mothers of them. I can not take care of them and if I don’t place them somewhere my landlord I will be evicted I can not have them here. I emailed Josie cats at the beginning of the week and thru have not responded . Please can u help me some how thank you and have a great day. I need help like ASAP. The mother cats are 2 yrs old and the kittens are 12,11 and 10 weeks . Thank u very much. Kelly

  6. Jay B. Ives

    Here we go again. My father Robert is now very interested in a dog. You were kind enough to phone 2 weeks ago about Maggie a hound. He has been trying to replace his dog a German Sheppard who he got through his sister who house trains seeing eye/lead dogs. This has not been succesfull. We have a mutual friend Katie, in fact I think we have met on serveral occasions.

    You can call my father Bob (Robert) at 302-644-1494. He needs a well trained fairly docile dog. My father is 83 and needs the dog to walk several times a day. We live at Cape Shores in Lewes with no back yard but live right across from the beach. Him and my mother Francis miss there dog and need the companionship. I live at the house and help to look after them and their dog.

    Again the phone number is 302-644-1494

    Thank you for all you do.

    Jay B. Ives

  7. Barbara Pompper

    I am at my whits end, I rescued several cats during bad winters. And a couple were pregnant at the time. Now that they are bigger and older it is getting harder to care for them all. Have been trying to find homes for them but no luck yet. Only other thing I can do is put them back outside, and that will lead to more problems as we both know. My health is not the greatest and I am afraid of something happening even though have them deprecated. This is not good for them. They are friendly and socialized, been around dogs. Please is there anyway you can help?? It’s very upsetting to me. Thank you in advance Barbara Pompper

  8. Brook Caillouette

    Thank you so much for helping Scooty and me!! We just left him at Middletown Veterinary Hospital for his surgery. I would have had to put Scooty to sleep if not for your help. You have my eternal thanks and gratitude! What a terrific organization and a huge blessing for me, Scooter, and Scootys animal siblings!!

  9. Darlene Glasgow

    Where are you located? I am very interested in the springer Katy. We have an 8 year old springer that would absolutely love a playmate. We live in the thumb of Michigan. We would have her spayed and don’t need the papers the one we have is adopted also. We love, love, love springers.

  10. Michelle Hearn

    We live on a busy street in town Milton. Our sweet dog, Penny Lane, slipped out the door and was hit by a car. The driver did not even stop. We rushed her to the animal hospital for X-rays and found she had a broken radius and needed surgery. The medical bills were very expensive, more then we could afford on our own, and Grass Roots Rescue was a HUGE help!! We are so thankful to be part of such an amazing organization. THANK YOU for all that you do!!

  11. Walter Bess

    Looking for a kid friendly little dog or puppie. I was told to send a message to recieve a list of available dogs.


  12. Heather Campbell

    We are in quite a pickle. My mother was an animal rescuer for 4 decades, which sadly ended abruptly Monday, Feb 15, when she died after falling and hitting her head. She lived alone in Milford, DE, and currently has a clowder of about 25 rescued cats. WE NEED HELP REHOMING HER RESCUES. Delaware animal services decided not to help as it is not an abuse situation. It will be a neglect situation soon enough. No family live in state. Local shelters are either closed (SPCA) or not taking cats. Unhomed cats are a terrible problem in Delaware. The cats are VERY stressed since she has been gone, with visiting care takers reporting everything knocked over and ripped up. Advice, manpower, space – anything is welcome. Thank you

  13. Ashley

    Recently saved a border collie/ dalmatian mix off death row. My sister-in-law was looking for a new dog and she took her. The dog is deaf and super super friendly. She loved snuggling with her kids and slept with them every night. However, her other dog did not enjoy her company when taken back to the house. They were fine when they met before at the house. We currently have the dog at our house but we already have 4 rescues. We have no room to keep her. We do not want to take her back to the shelter to be sent to a kill shelter. The dog is house trained but has separation anxiety issues. She knows sign language for no and how to sit. Took her to the park and she walks great on a leash. Very people friendly. Any suggestions? If not we will have to take her back to the shelter. I would hate to do that.

  14. Laurie Miller

    We are very interested in fostering dogs to help out your organization. We have 2 teenage boys and 2 very friendly dogs, a 4 year old black lab, Naya, and a 18 month old Australian Cattle Dog, Lily. My husband is retired on disability, only 59 years old, so he’s here almost all the time with the dogs. We have a beautiful new home with a huge yard.

  15. Julie Brown

    Please contact me. Julie Brown. I have 4 cats I need to find a home for. Their owner is very ill and cannot take care of them. He is willing to give a $5,000 donation of the cats could find a home at Grass Roots. They need to be placed quickly as he is being released from the hospital in the next week.

    Thank you so much.

  16. Allyson Nickel

    My name is Allyson Nickel & I have a cat that I’m looking for a home for. Her name is Foxey & she was my husband’s cat. My husband passed away in January & Foxey is miserable. She cries a lot & is disrupting my roommates & my serenity. I love her but cannot cope with her at this point. If u can help me find a home for her please contact me. If not, maybe you know who might be able to. Thank you


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