Olympic fever has hit and we at Embark have challenged the dog lovers of America to raise money for their local animal rescues! We are running a special 20% off sale on our dog DNA tests with $10 per kit sold going to a shelter of your choice. The city with the most sales see’s their shelter’s donation doubled to $20 a kit! As of 2018, we are no longer running this promotion.

We are delighted to be donating to a series of amazing shelters, whose heroic work saves the lives of thousands of helpless dogs around the nation. Let’s take a look at the work of our Washington beneficiary—Washington Humane Society—Washington Animal Rescue League.

The Washington Humane Society—Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others. Operating four animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region.

Among the many programs, including rescues, that donations benefit:

Rescue and Adoption – With a 90% save rate for animals, WHS-WARL has built national models for effective rescue and adoption programs, and we offer public access to two major adoption facilities. WHS-WARL also transports and places adoptable animals from overcrowded shelters and from rescue operations outside the region.

Humane Law Enforcement – Under its 145-year-old congressional charter, WHS-WARL serves as DC’s “animal cops” protecting the District’s animals from cruelty and harm.

Low-Cost Veterinary Services – WHS-WARL’s full service medical center provides veterinary care to all families in the District, regardless of their ability to pay. Donations help us fund veterinary care for those that can’t afford to pay.

Animal Control – WHS-WARL serves as the District’s animal control agency, responding to nearly 1,500 calls per month for animal emergencies ranging from lost and injured companion animals to injured wildlife.

Behavior and Learning – WHS-WARL offer a wide range of education and training programs for pet owners to help strengthen relationships and address common household problems.

Spay/Neuter Services – WHS-WARL runs the region’s only high-volume low-cost spay and neuter center, helping address the root cause of pet overpopulation.

Pets for Life – WHS-WARL goes door-to-door in under resourced communities to help pet owners get information and access to veterinary services, vaccinations, behavior training, spay-neuter services, and other important resources.

Other Programs – WHS and WARL also offer programs ranging from humane education programs to a “Safe Haven” program for the pets of victims of domestic violence, and a pet food bank for families facing difficult financial times.