Stray Dog Support is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to help saving and improving the lives of defenseless and vulnerable street dogs around the world. We focus on providing resources to those living local to the dogs who are dedicated to helping these animals, typically using their own very limited means.
We work to provide support to these local rescuers who often go without food and basic needs in order to help these at-risk dogs. We work to help underfunded and overflowing shelters. We also help facilitate transport of these street pups internationally as well provide emergency medical care, spay and neuter programs and vaccination programs. Stray Dog relies on donations and sponsorship to not only provide food and medicine for the dogs, but also to give them love, confidence and dignity.
In addition to working with our partner rescues in the United States and Canada to place our dogs in care once they are ready, we now facilitate a direct adoptions program. We also fund and coordinate all of the logistics and transportation to get them abroad and into their loving, new homes.
Please help us in our mission – the street dogs of the world are counting on us! Stray Dog has no paid employees and no overhead costs so you can be assured 100% of your donation goes to improving the circumstances of street dogs around the world.
Founded by Helen Summerfield-Brown in 2018, Stray Dog Support’s main mission is to raise awareness of the issues facing street dogs around the world, and to provide resources for those who help with their care.
During her time volunteering to help at-risk animals, Helen saw the plight of dogs forced to live in the streets of India and Thailand, and recognized their inhumane treatment and unsafe conditions that drove her to establish Stray Dog Support.
She now dedicates her life working with a few like-minded rescuers to give these vulnerable dogs a better life, and has successfully placed more than 295 dogs in U.S. and Canada homes with the help of her rescue partners.
In addition to her work with Stray Dog Support, Helen also volunteers with an animal search and rescue group, as well as sponsors multiple dogs throughout the world. She has seven beautiful dogs of her own, including three special needs dogs rescued from the streets of India, as well as one from Thailand. Her dream is to build a shelter for animals that specializes in working with disabled dogs and those with special needs.
The inspiration for this rescue is her own dog Kancha, who is also the logo and represents the many dogs she fights for every day.
Kancha (otherwise affectionately known as Kancharoo) is a rescue from India. Initially, Helen only planned to foster Kancha but that quickly turned into a foster fail and she adopted him.
Kancha required a lot of care to rehabilitate and heal once coming into Helen's care. At first, Kancha did not want to walk and would only lay on his side due to his limb deformity. It took 6 months of rehab, 3x/ week to get Kancha to where he is today. Additionally, Helen purchased a rehab pool for Kancha to continue therapy at home.
Kancha is now thriving, living his best life in the US and is a true testament to the resilience of special needs rescue dogs everywhere.