Save The Dals

SAVE THE DALMATIANS & OTHERS CANINE RESCUE, INC.

Dedicated to Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming of Dalmatians Through Fostering & Adoption

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

About us

OUR MISSION

All of the volunteers behind the Save the Dals organization have their own unique story to tell as to why they stand behind this cause and organization.  However, we all share one common thing: we are all in love with and addicted to “spots.”

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home of Dalmatians from shelters or owners who no longer want them or can take care of them, and place them in new, permanent, loving homes.

ADOPT A DAL WHO NEEDS A FUREVER HOME

Dalmatians benefit from obedience training, exercise, love and affection.  They are often referred to as “Velcro dogs!” Over-worked parents with young children may not be in a position to handle the additional workload of a Dalmatian.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Dalmatians are a great breed for the right people.  When puppies, they are sooooo cute. But the puppy stage doesn’t last forever. Dals rapidly grow to an adult weight of on average 45-70 pounds of muscle and energy. Unless you are prepared to deal with an adult dog (considered “large breed”) of this size, the Dalmatian is NOT for you.  

Dalmatians are wonderful, fun-loving dogs who do well in the right environment. They want inclusion in family activities, whether it’s jogging, hiking, or laying around watching TV. Historically Dalmatians were bred to run many miles each day with horse and carriage.  Therefore, their exercise requirements are lofty. They also functioned as guard dogs for the horses, carriage and its occupants, and they have retained this protective nature as a breed.

  • They should be fed twice a day (breakfast and dinner) with high-quality wet & dry dog food mixed with water (preferably that doesn’t contain corn, soy, wheat or organ meats); and if they are stone-formers they may require a prescription diet (see below).   
  • Daily exercise is necessary to keep the Dalmatian from channeling its energy into destructiveness. 
  • Obedience training and socialization is also invaluable.
  • Their short coats shed all year round so grooming with a brush helps cut down on the shedding. 
  • Their ears should be checked regularly and cleaned when appropriate to prevent ear infections. 
  • Nails should be trimmed routinely as well.