Another dedicated animal rescue organization serving Albany and the surrounding area is Homeward Bound Dog Rescue. They are a nonprofit group operated entirely by volunteers and are unique in that they have no facilities- all the dogs they rescue go directly into loving foster homes. They find this structure especially beneficial in really getting to know each individual dog, allowing them to being able to provide the most thorough information on the animals' needs, behavior, and temperament to potential adopters. The mission of Homeward Bound is to facilitate the road to lifelong happiness for the dogs they care for and their adoptive families. All dogs in their care are vet examined, up to date on vaccinations, and spayed/neutered whenever possible! Homeward Bound Dog Rescue provides follow-up support for anyone who adopts one of their beloved dogs and loves to hear success stories and see photos!