Going To The Rescuers, Inc. or otherwise known as Going To The Dogs Rescue (GTTDR) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to helping our homeless pets find loving forever homes. Our rescue is not only tax deductible but we are recognized appropriately by the NYS Attorney Generals Charities Bureau to be authorized to collect donations per NYS law. Melissa is a member of New York State Humane Association and has received NYS training for Animal Cruelty laws. She has also dedicated much of her time to advocacy and education in the community. Attending the Best Friends "No More Homeless Pets" conference, numerous dog training seminars, as well as the No Kill Conference yearly with lawyer and advocate Nathan Winograd. Networking and consulting with many major key players in the animal welfare arena has helped our organization to not only be successful in saving pets, but we do so with a reputation of being very ethical priding ourselves on quality of our care verses quantity. We also pride ourselves on using the most humane methods of training, utilizing positive reinforcement trainers only. We do not allow use of choke chains, prong collars or other aversive tools that can be damaging to dogs both physically and emotionally.