Questions! We get questions! Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact us! Click here to contact us.
What is Corridor Rescue?
Corridor Rescue was founded in 2008 by Deborah Hoffman who saw a need for help for stray animals on the North East side of Houston, Texas between I-59 and Little York and decided to make a difference in homeless dogs' and cats' lives. The area is a known dumping ground for unwanted pets both dead and alive. She dubbed the area "The Corridor of Cruelty".
Where is your shelter located?
Corridor Rescue does not have a shelter. We are a foster-based rescue meaning our homeless animals are placed in loving foster homes until that time they find their forever homes.
Do all your homeless pets live in foster homes?
Unfortunately, no. We could always use more foster families so that we can rescue more animals in need. But if we see an animal that’s suffering, we sometimes rescue them to get them the veterinary care they need and place them either with the veterinarian while their medical issues are being addressed, or place them with our boarding partners in a boarding facility.
How can I be a foster?
Fill out an application on the foster page under More Information and the Foster Director will contact you.
What does being a foster entail?
While a foster is in your care, all food and medical needs are covered by Corridor Rescue. All we ask in return is that you provide a loving home to the animal and transport them to adoption events at least one time per month, bring them to vet appointments and have your foster available for a professional photo shoot!
How else does Corridor Rescue help homeless animals?
We have approximately 28 - 30 feeding stations in the Corridor that our dedicated volunteers visit daily to feed the homeless animals. We also apply flea preventatives and other medications to those animals that are infested with parasites and that will let us approach them.
What breed of dogs do you rescue?
We rescue all breeds. We are a “non-denominational” breed rescue. We see a homeless animal in need and we bring it into our program, regardless of the breed. We unfortunately see all breeds, even purebreds, that are dumped in the Corridor.
Do you collaborate with other rescues?
Yes. When we find a purebred dog we sometimes contact a breed specific rescue to assist us with taking the dog into their program and off the street and have worked with many different rescue groups to place mixed breed and purebreed dogs in safe places.
What programs is Corridor Rescue involved in?
We are involved in several worthwhile programs all geared towards i) improving the lives of homeless animals in our communities and ii) educating and enriching the lives of the people that live in our communities.
Our programs are:
Corridor Canine Cross Country – we are partnered with other rescue groups to transport our homeless animals to other parts of the country that don’t have the overpopulation of homeless animals that we do here in Houston.
C.A.R.E.S. – Community Animal Relief Efforts Services to assist low income residents of the Corridor with free spay/neuter services, food, medical care, etc.
Education Team – Teach and Reach our Children is part of the C.A.R.E.S. program bringing animal welfare education to local school children.
Project HEEL – Helping Empower Everyone’s Lives is a coalition with the Harris County Juvenile Department that brings together a troubled young man and a homeless dog for the rehabilitation and enrichment of both.
You can read more about our programs under the More Information tab.
Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. You can become involved as much or as little as you would like. We have a myriad of volunteer opportunities. You can complete a volunteer application on our website, and the Volunteer Director will contact you.
What are some of the ways I can volunteer?
Here are a few of the ways you can volunteer:
We have more volunteer positions listed under the More Information tab.
Where can I view your adoptable dogs and cats?
You can visit our homepage and click on the “Available Pets” tab. Or click here.
to view our available pets.
What are some of the other ways I can help Corridor Rescue?
We are always grateful for supplies. You can view our Wish List under the More Information tab and go to the Wish List tab.
You can set up an iGive account and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Corridor Rescue. To set up an iGive account, go to: http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp15/wr33b.cfm?c=65534&m=909975&jltest=1
Corridor Rescue is also a participant in the Amazon Smile program. You can create an account at:
And if you do your grocery shopping at Kroger, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to Corridor Rescue by signing up here:
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What else can I do to help?
If you can’t adopt, foster! If you can’t foster, volunteer! If you can’t volunteer, donate! It all helps!!
Thank you for your interest in Corridor Rescue!