This holiday season, both Houston-area Cane Rosso locations will be home to a canine version of the “angel tree” - the first fundraiser of its kind for the restaurant’s nonprofit dog rescue organization, Cane Rosso Rescue.
CRR Angel Trees is a new initiative for the rescue group, yet it follows the typical model of a Christmastime giving tree. Trees in each restaurant will feature cards with a dog currently under the care of the organization, listing each pup’s “needs” and “wants.” According to a press release, gifts donated by diners will “go directly toward their daily care as they wait to find new homes.”
Founded by Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier in 2014, the rescue group formed after Jerrier stepped in to save the life of Walter, a Viszla mix, at a shelter in Arlington, TX, according to the organization’s website. Now the group supports local rescue efforts with funds for veterinary care and mobilizing a network of foster homes to house abandoned dogs until they’re placed in permanent homes. Since its inception, the Dallas-based organization says that it has helped find homes for over 300 dogs across Texas.
Cane Rosso will have the angel trees up at both locations, in Montrose and in the Heights, throughout the holidays.