The HHDR organization takes in unwanted dogs that are about to be euthanized. Dogs are accepted into Helping hounds from the local community and from around the country. Most of the rescued animals come from out of state killing shelters. Upon intake at HHDR the dog are provided as need medical care, placed in hoster homes or housed at the HHDR kennel and offered for adoption. Since January 2009 HHDR has saved over 1100 dogs from certain death.