LARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue that was founded in September 2014 out of a desire to save the lives of dogs in need, help private owners keep their dogs and guide them in how to properly rehome them if they’re unable to and if LARC is unable to take them into rescue, and educate our community about all aspects of dog ownership. LARC is a volunteer and donation based organization that runs on the love our volunteers have for what we do and why we do it.

While we aren’t a breed specific organization, we are Bully breed focused. Bully breeds are the number 1 most euthanized breed type in shelters, overbred, abused, and exploited. We are proud to be Bully breed advocates and community educators for the breed type we love so much.

During our 6 years as a rescue, we have been running our prison dog training program, the Pawsitive Direction program, for 4 of those years. We are honored to be a part of the growing nationwide movement that provides dogs and inmate handlers a second chance (please see the “Pawsitive Direction Program” page for more information).

Want to play a part in our efforts, so we can continue to save 2 and 4 legged lives? Donate, foster, adopt, or volunteer today!

Our Team

Nicole Arndt - LARC President/PDP Director

Dana Ortiz - LARC Vice President/PDP Training Director