Our History & Mission
Dogworks is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group based in Toledo, OH, whose purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abandoned, neglected, and unwanted dogs.
Dogworks was established in 2006 through the hard work of Kristine and Jim Sulinksi. Each year, Dogworks has rescued approximately 100 dogs from homelessness or euthanasia. Dogworks is federally recognized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.
Our focus in the past had been on sporting dogs, both purebreds and mixed breeds. Currently, we strive to help any dog in need of rescue and a forever home. Most dogs are rescued from euthanizing shelters, although some come to us from relinquishing owners or other means.
All dogs rescued by Dogworks receive appropriate veterinary care with emphasis on spay/neuter, vaccination, heartworm testing, and medication for flea and heartworm prevention. These measures control overpopulation and infectious diseases in our communities.
All dogs are fostered in volunteer homes until adoption. We do not have a shelter or kennel facility. Our primary goal is placement of companion dogs in permanent, well-matched homes. We do not adopt dogs for the sole purpose of hunting.
Dogworks is also committed to educating Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan about responsible pet ownership. This includes routine veterinary care as well as appropriate identification and containment of dogs to prevent illness and loss.