Do you love dogs so much that you wish you could run your own shelter and help them find their furever home? If that oddly specific concept sounds like a good idea then To The Rescue might be the game for you. Releasing on November 4th 2021 on Steam and Q2 2022 on the Nintendo Switch, To The Rescue is an animal shelter simulator where you can match potential dog owners with four dog sizes, several breeds, and a lot of individual personality traits for the puppers and the potential adopters.
While waiting for potential adopters to come along you'll have to take care of the doggos by balancing feeding, grooming, exercise schedules, and treating any illnesses that might pop up. It's a lot of work but every adoption will make it all worth it. To The Rescue will be $19.99 and 20% of all profits from the game will go to The Petfinder Foundation, a group who's mission is to "help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home".
To The Rescue! Adopts Nov. 4, 2021 Release Date on PC
Nintendo Switch Version Takes A Nap Until Early 2022
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Oct. 11, 2021 – To The Rescue!, the heartfelt dog shelter management simulator from developer Little Rock Games and publisher Freedom Games, jumps into the loving arms of Windows PC and Mac via Steam on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The Nintendo Switch version goes up for adoption in Q1 2022. 20% of proceeds from both versions will be donated to The Petfinder Foundation to support real world animal shelters.
Take charge of the local animal shelter to help stray pups find new and loving forever homes. In between belly rubs and sessions of playing fetch, ensure that the inner workings of the shelter are running properly. Foster a warm and welcoming environment for future pet parents to come and meet their soon-to-be companions.
Ensure people and puppers find their perfect fit by matching between four dog sizes, seven breed types, and dozens of individual personality traits for adopters and doggos. It’s a bittersweet day when furry friends leave the shelter, but the happiness on their faces knowing they’ve found their families warms the heart every time.
Taking care of adorable fuzzy butts isn’t all fun and games; there’s inevitably more to be done. Balance feeding, grooming, and exercise schedules for all of the dogs. Treat, pun intended, any illnesses that may arise to keep the pups in tip-top shape for the next game of tug-of-war. Manage shelter resources by upgrading facilities and replenishing inventory, all on a tight budget. Keep up good standing with other members of the neighborhood to keep the shelter support strong. It may take an army, but those fuzzy faces make it more than worth it.
“To The Rescue! balances the wholesome feel of a loving and cozy animal game with some of the hectic realities of running a real animal shelter,” said Olivia Dunlap, co-founder, Little Rock Games. “We wanted to pay respect to all of the hardworking volunteers running actual animal shelters and raise awareness for their profession through the power of video games!”
To The Rescue! will be available for $19.99 USD. The development team will pledge 20% of all profits from the game to The Petfinder Foundation.
Little Rock Games is a community-based tabletop game development studio and To The Rescue! is their first digital project. Focusing on making projects that emphasize local, ethical, and impactful elements, the studio aims to raise awareness of social issues as well as donate to organizations whose work inspires the subject matter of their games.
Freedom Games is a publisher dedicated to offering best-in-class services to partners and providing players around the world with unique and memorable experiences. With over 50 years of combined industry experience at the executive level, Freedom Games seeks to leverage its expertise to facilitate great games and even better publishing experiences.