Animal Projects


South Suburban Humane Society

The South Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the well-being of animals in Chicago's south suburbs.  Through their care and sheltering of animals, investigative practices, pet ownership education, adoption services, and spay/neuter policies, The South Suburban Humane Society makes every effort towards ending animal homelessness, reducing pet overpopulation, and ending cruel, inhumane treatment and abuse towards pets.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation established its first Dawn Brancheau
Shelter Play Yard in the Chicagoland area at South Suburban Humane Society.  The Foundation continues to honor Dawn’s love of animals by providing play yard equipment, supplying “Doggie Adoption Bags” assembled at the Dream Big Walk, and fulfilling the requests of those who care for the shelter dogs.

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4 Paw Sake

4 Paw Sake provides shelter, nutritious food, exercise, and professional training for all rescued dogs at their facility. This includes any necessary medical care, including normal vaccinations, as well as restorative care.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation established Dawn’s Play Yard to enrich the lives of the shelter dogs in the hope of increasing their rate of adoption. The Foundation also assembles Doggie Treat Bags at the Dream Big Walk to give to families who adopt a dog.


Dolly's Foundation

Dolly’s Foundation offers community support to pet owners in central Florida by providing free spay and neuter services to families in need of assistance, as well as assist owners with caring for their pets on a case by case basis. Dolly’s Foundation rescues and rehomes dogs with an emphasis on natural  living and holistic treatments, and educates owners to do the same.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation honors Dawn’s love of animals by sponsoring a free day of spay and neuter services to families in need of assistance in Seminole County, Florida.  At the Dream Big 5K, Foundation volunteers assemble Doggie Treat Bags delivered to dog owners serviced by Dolly’s Foundation.

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Osceola County Animal Services

Osceola County Animal Services is a rescue facility located in St. Cloud, Florida. They spay and neuter every adopted animal that leaves their facility. They also vaccinate for the major diseases as well as heartworm test dogs. Animal Services makes an attempt to adopt out as many animals as possible.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation established the Dawn Brancheau Shelter Play Yard at Osceola County Animal Control where Dawn took the strays she could not find homes for on her own.  The Foundation continues to honor Dawn’s love of animals by enriching the lives of these shelter dogs.


SNiP-it is a low cost spay and neuter clinic that provides affordable quality care to animals in Orange and Osceola Counties in Florida.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation sponsored Dawn’s Welcoming Lobby when they opened their new facility in 2016. The Foundation also provides funds annually to provide services to low-income residents and area rescues.

Happy Trails Animal Rescue.

Happy Trails Animal Rescue

Happy Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization servicing the Orange, Osceola, and Seminole county areas in Florida. In addition to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs in need, they operate a resource center for pet owners offering free dog training, free grooming, a pet food pantry, assistance with veterinary expenses, free educational seminars and a service dog program. Their mission is to build a safer, educated, pet-friendly community for pet owners and animals in Florida.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation provided funds to construct and furnish the service dog training apartment at the new Happy Trails Animal Rescue facility. Eligible rescue and shelter dogs are trained and then partnered with individuals in need. These service dogs are provided at no cost to the recipients. We also provide funds to support their many community programs.