About Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue
Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue’s mission is assisting terminally ill people with finding new families for their pets.
What We Do
Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue believes that pets belong with their people until the very end. Pets are family members, and they can comfort their owners during the final stages of life. However, when individuals can no longer care for their pets due to disability; death; or moving into assisted living, senior housing, or nursing home, we take in those animals.
Our rescue uses foster homes, which means that we arrange for the pet to live in a loving temporary home until someone adopts them permanently.
Why "Tyson's Place"?
The rescue’s founder Jill adopted Tyson, a five-year-old orange tabby cat, from a shelter where he was scheduled for euthanasia. Workers at the shelter had designated him as unadoptable due to his age. Tyson's story symbolizes what our rescue is all about: valuing and respecting both people and pets no matter where they are in their life journey.
Why the Paw Print Symbol?
The paw print symbol in the Tyson’s Place logo comes from Lamb Chop, a senior toy poodle that our rescue’s founder Jill took in. At age 16, Lamb Chop was suffering from congestive heart failure, and veterinarians gave him about three months to live. Jill wanted to make sure Lamb Chop spent these last few months in a loving home.
Once in Jill’s care, Lamb Chop was neutered and put on appropriate heart medication, and his condition quickly improved. He eventually lived to be 19 years old. Lamb Chop made an indelible mark on Jill’s heart, just like so many other older rescue animals do for the owners who give them a chance.
What We Believe
We follow three core guiding principles at Tyson’s Place:
- Pets and people deserve dignity in their golden years. People should remain with their pets as long as possible. When it’s finally time for a pet to find a new home, the owner should be able to rest easy knowing their pet will be loved and cared for.
- We believe in a principle called “Rescue Done Right.” This means addressing both the mental and physical well-being of animals we take in so we can deliver the care they need and find a home that provides a great fit.
- The shelter environment can overwhelm any animal, but this is especially true for pets who have just lost their owners. By intervening early, we can place these animals in comfortable and caring foster homes before they end up in stressful shelter environments.