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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Dog rescue and adoption services

Programs: The organization rescues dogs from commercial breeding facilities and provides vet care and adoption services for the rescued dogs

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

steveiam

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our (newest) rescue, 'Tucker,' after having seen and read about him online.
The volunteer was very candid about everything connected with this fellow, hence, we knew
going in-adopting, that this would be edgier than the 24 we have adopted over the years.
Everything has worked out, and the 'Breeders..' volunteer, here in Arizona, has been more
than helpful. We will look to help this organization, financially, and with another rescue.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a foster mom, and this organization is just awesome. I have adopted 3 precious little boys from Connie. I totally admire Connie and all the fosters.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My application was processed in less than 24 hours and within minutes of providing photos of my indoor and outdoor spaces, Connie sent an email saying I could be Charlie's dad. To me it matters that they want to see the home you can provide for one of these special animals.
I met Chris at the agreed on time and place and met Charlie. The hand off was smooth and in less than 30 minutes Charlie and I (and my other puppy who came along to meet Charlie) were on our way back to Santa Fe. This dog is an angel and every day I'm grateful that I acted as quickly as I did. I'm having to step up my game just to deserve these guys.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my Brookie from them 2 years ago. I was very pleased with the timely manner of correspondence and the fact I was able to pick my tinky winky up after I attended my daughters wedding.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This group is the most efficient operation I have ever seen. You give them a dollar and they get twice the value of that dollar. In fact our group is incorporating some of their business philosophy's to help improve our organization. They don't hoard cash like most non-profits, they turn it right back into their business, always improving it. I have talked to a few adopters on a random basis and all have nothing but great things to say. Mostly they give you more information than the dog pound does. Also they are available for continuous support to adopters and pet owners in general when they need help or suggestions. I love donating to this group because I know my money will go a long way. If you are looking to donate please consider these guys your money will actually do something here. Great job guys!

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

I am very disappointed in the dog I adopted. She will never make a good pet because of her breeding past and undisclosed medical problems. I would suggest using a local rescue instead of this one. Connie and Chris have overextended themselves and are not caring for the dogs as they should.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Connie and her organization are so amazing I don't even know where to begin. She is a true hero to so many poor helpless and hopeless dogs, including my sweet Yorkie girl, Delilah. I don't know how she can do what she does, and see what she sees without being completely overcome with heartache and emotional trauma. Please, please keep it going, Connie. Thank goodness for you and your lovely team of helpers and volunteers. I'm going to nominate you for CNN Hero of the Year!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue organization. They rescue dogs from puppy mills. They find foster homes and forever homes for these special puppies and dogs. I adopted one of their dogs, a little 6 year old poodle, who was very fearful, but now is a happy little guy. Please consider donating to this great rescue!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization goes where others dare not go, the mills. The emotional cost of watching these poor dogs literally tortured whilst the lucky ones get rescued by Connie and Chris has to be phenomenal. For a person to denigrate this group solely on a refused adoption application is just outright WRONG. These dogs have been through hell and back and any potential adopter needs complete understanding of some of the possible issues which may arise: worst case scenario would be a dog abandoned because of behavior issues. These poor animals need special homes with special people whom are willing to go that extra mile; this organization endeavors to ensure this happens. Of course they are picky; of course they are questioning; of course they refuse some: it's about the dogs NOT HURTING PEOPLE'S FEELINGS. well done breeder release, you are my heroes. I will continue to donate and support this fantastic group BECAUSE they are picky.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've known Conni for a few years now and have adopted 2 dogs from her. Yes, she is very cautious about who gets her dogs, and I admire her for that. If you don't care who gets your dogs you list them on craigslist. The dogs BRAS gets have for the most part come from a living hell, and trust me when I say most will have issues, if they are older. With a lot of patience and understanding and love, they will probably improve some, but they will never be a "normal" dog, and Conni doesn't want them abandoned because of that. As for the puppies, they're lucky, they got out before the abuse started. And Conni wants them to have the best life possible, and that doesn't happen if they're left alone all day, I don't care how much of a professional you are! I admire Conni and Chris a great deal, I'm not sure I could do what they do over and over at the auctions and dealing with millers. They have every right to pick and choose who adopts their little ones.