With the aim of supporting local dog rescue groups, creating a network of foster homes, and ultimately finding homes for abandoned or homeless dogs, Cane Rosso Rescue is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in March of 2014, when Jay Jerrier, owner of Dallas pizza restaurants, Cane Rosso and Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern, expanded his reach beyond the restaurant world, in order to help save the life of Walter, a Viszla mix at a shelter in Arlington, TX. A longtime Viszla and German Shorthaired Pointer owner, Jerrier and Cane Rosso Rescue have since helped find homes for over 100 dogs (and counting!).
Utilizing funds and a large following from Jerrier's restaurants, Cane Rosso Rescue focuses on providing transportation, foster care, veterinary treatment, and other essential needs for dogs in search of a new home. In addition to maintaining its own network of fosters and dogs, Cane Rosso Rescue seeks to support other DFW area dog rescue groups through its collaborative "Pups on the Patio" events, held in the spring and fall seasons at Cane Rosso locations, in which area rescue groups are given the opportunity to bring adoptable dogs to Cane Rosso's dog-friendly patios for an evening of fundraising, pet adoptions, and pizza. Donations are accepted from patrons, in exchange for discounts and deals on food and drinks, and all donations are matched by Cane Rosso. Local dog rescue groups are encouraged to inquire about future Pups on the Patio nights via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For all dog and adoption-related inquiries, please email email@example.com, and thanks for doing your part in saving a dog's life!