To The Rescue! Dog Shelter Sim Coming to Nintendo Switch, PC this Fall

I’ve been obsessively following To The Rescue! after I stumbled upon it on KickStarter last year and brought news to Cinelinx that such a wholesome game would be heading to PC.

The title by Little Rock Games is a heartfelt dog shelter sim that captured my heart apparently caught the eye of Nintendo because the game is headed to Nintendo Switch alongside PC and Mac when it releases sometime this Fall.

Build a shelter and help stray pups find good new homes with loving families. Construct an ideal environment to meet the needs of man’s best friend and maximize their chances to be adopted. Caring for dozens of doggos is rewarding, but the mission has its share of challenges as well.

Every pooch has their own personality. It’s important to get to know each dog and find out what makes them unique. People have their preferences too, so learning what they’re looking for in a pupper is critical when making matches that will last a lifetime.

Between visits from potential pet parents, there’s never a dull moment. Shelters have plenty of mouths to feed and treating illnesses like kennel cough is always a concern. Then there’s logistics to worry about. It takes no shortage of supplies to keep the operation up and running.

Meanwhile, someone has to manage the finances and make sure to keep the lights on. Shelters need to be thrifty and make hard decisions. Hiring staff and dealing with investors is as much a part of the job as scritching Rex behind the ears and giving Fido belly rubs. There can be tough times, but at the end of the day helping dogs find their forever homes is always worth it.

To The Rescue! will cost $19.99 at launch, with 20% of profits heading to pet shelters.

“The challenges dog shelters and their volunteers face every day truly inspire us,” said Olivia Dunlap, co-founder, Little Rock Games. “It’s a setting we felt was ripe for exploration in games and we look forward to bringing this world to Nintendo Switch and Steam later this year.”