Cane Rosso Rescue aims to support local dog rescue groups, create a network of foster homes, and ultimately find homes for abandoned or homeless dogs. It was 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 Vizsla mix at a shelter in Arlington. A longtime Vizsla and German Shorthaired Pointer owner, Jerrier and Cane Rosso Rescue have since helped find homes for over 300 dogs (and counting).
To see current volunteer opportunities and to fill out the wavier, head here.
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. 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.