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To The Rescue dog shelter sim that helps real dogs find homes gets November release date

To The Rescue! Release date announcement
(Image credit: Little Rock Games)

Dog shelter sim To The Rescue Has finally received an official release date of November 2021. 

Developed by Little Rock Games, this indie management sim allows players to experience what it’s like working in a dog rehoming facility. Tasked with taking in strays, maintaining peace in the kennels, and finding each pup their fur-ever home, players will be able to take all this on plus more on November 4, 2021. 

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To The Rescue is currently a PC-only game, however, its developer has confirmed that a Nintendo Switch version is also on the way during Q2 of 2022, meaning sometime around April - June next year. As for any other consoles, there’s been no word on whether To the Rescue will be launched on the likes of the Xbox Series X or PS5 just yet. 

If its cute factor isn’t enough to make you want to play this upcoming indie game, perhaps the fact that 20% of purchase profits made on To The Rescue will be donated to animal charity Pet Finder is enough to convince you. Studio co-founder Olivia Dunlap previously told GamesRadar+ that: "We really felt like if we were trying to raise awareness for [rescuing dogs], it was also important for us to try and make a real-world difference if we could."

This wouldn’t be the first time an indie studio is hoping to make a real-world difference with their game. Alba: A Wildlife Adventure studio Ustwo games previously aimed to plant one million trees with each sale of the game = one tree planted. Old Friends Dog Game developer Runaway also had a similar incentive for its dog sanctuary sim which promised to sponsor a new dog from the charity the game is based on each month that the game was profitable. 

Can’t get enough of all of these good boy games? Take a look at our list of the best dog games for inspiration on what you should play next. 

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.