Our Story


What was once the end of their lives, is now a new beginning for these beautiful babies.

- Jill Stewart, President

China Rescue Dogs (CRD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Jill Stewart, an ardent advocate of animal rights worldwide, with a passion to help and rescue dogs caught in the Chinese meat markets. Their global mission of CRD is to rescue abandoned dogs and those from breeding farms bound for slaughter, as well as directly from the butcher and rehabilitate them, in an effort to provide them with loving, forever homes in North America. There are over a dozen other U.S. dog rescue organizations that are working alongside us on these rescues.

As we reflect on the progress of the mission to save these dogs, we are thankful for everyone’s support. Everything our organization does relies entirely on our volunteers and donors.