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About the Gus and Buddy Fund

One Dog at a Time

Our First Dog and
Our First Rescue

The Gus and Buddy Fund was founded in 2018 by Mark and Colleen Baldwin to help pets and other animals in need of emergent or long-term medical care.

Buddy was the first dog we rescued, he lived with us for 14 years before dying of cancer in 2018.

One day, while on a walk with Buddy, we were approached by a stray dog without any identification. Unable to find an owner, he became the first pet that we rescued and rehomed with a wonderful family who named him Gus.

Overjoyed with their newly adopted pet, we had discussed our desire to help other animals in some way. Gus's family encouraged us to set up a non-profit to support our interest in keeping animals safe.

We founded The Gus and Buddy Fund as an organization to assist homeless animals, pets with cancer, and families with limited financial resources.

Gus, taking a break in the front yard
Gus, taking a break after a walk
Buddy, hanging out at home
Buddy, waiting for a treat
Learn More About Us

The Founders

Colleen smiling on a couch next to a white cat

Colleen Tansey-Baldwin

Colleen is a veterinarian and sees first hand the need in helping pets obtain quality care when they become ill.
Mark wearing glasses against a blurred background of trees

Mark S. Baldwin

Mark is a teaching professor of computer science. He spends his free time planning how to fit more animals in his backyard.
Some of our Personal Rescues

Meet the Rest of the Team

Together we have rescued cats, dogs, and reptiles who all reside with us in Southern California.
Louis sitting in his tank


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Dylan getting ready to pounce


German Shepherd
Samantha cooling off in a pool


Golden Retriever
Three legged Jake sitting on a white floor mat


Senior Feline
Finn the brown cat chilling with his arm on the window sill


Junior Feline
Cooper looking for some grass to eat

Mr. Cooper

Sulcata Tortoise