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MUCH LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews 738

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 341721 Los Angeles CA 90034 USA

Mission:

Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals. Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 3,000 animals into loving homes.

Results:

Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has found homes for more than 3000 dogs and cats.

Target demographics:

homeless pets

Geographic areas served:

Los Angeles

Programs:

Rescue dogs and cats from shelters and find them homes.

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Reviews for MUCH LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After losing our 17-year-old poodle I was beyond devastated. Six weeks after he passed I decided to spend the day volunteering at Much Love's weekly Sunday adoption in Santa Monica. Shortly after I arrived I was walking some dogs and spotted a beautiful little white maltipoo who reminded me so much of Popcorn, our late poodle. After cooing over him and picking him up (he was incredibly docile) his foster mother told me that she was there for a courtesy show and that he was available for adoption. She lives in Rancho Cucamonga and drove over one hour to travel to the Westside since her neighborhood was hit hard by the downturn in our economy where caring for animals is challenging. Much Love allows for people to come to adoptions for courtesy shows which increases the likelihood for animals being adopted. Though I wasn't sure if we were ready for a dog, I inquired about his availability and she came over that afternoon for a home check. After she saw the painting of Popcorn in our hall way she knew that she had found a loving home for this sweet dog who had been neglected by his previous owners. We named him Enzo and just celebrated his two year anniversary with us last month. He is the light of our lives and we feel incredibly blessed that Much Love was the conduit that brought him to us.
Elizabeth Much

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I hope that one day that Much Love will have a permanent facility.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Much Love has been fantastic. We adopted our dog, Harry from Much Love just a few months ago. Harry has had a tough little life dealing with what we now know is an environmental allergy. I'll be completely honest-- it was tough taking care of Harry in the beginning because we hadn't yet identified why he was so miserable with his itchy skin. Much Love was beyond supportive with the situation and we never felt "on our own" once we adopted the dog. We'd call Christine on multiple occasions when things seemed to be too stressful and she was always available and always provided suggestion/solutions on what to do. Once Harry received an accurate diagnosis and the right recommendations for treatment, Much Love stepped up and provided financial assistance for the $1000+ bill which we were beyond grateful for.

Harry has been improving tremendously and he would not have been given this 2nd chance at an itch-free life if it weren't for the dedication of Much Love. I know he, and we!, appreciate the great work that Much Love does. To many more happy dog and cat endings in the future...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a volunteer and a client served, as I adopted my sweet dog Tess through Much Love. They are such an amazing group and a wonderful organization! Everyone has a positive attitude, events are always fun and they continue to rescue and save tons of animals from LA's shelters, giving second chances and loving homes to animals who would have been put down.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Much Love does amazing work. Maybe most importantly they make it easy and fun to be a part of their organization. I have been a foster and an adoption event volunteer and I adopted one of my dogs from them. They always operate professionally and with great purpose. I would hightly recommend this group to anyone looking to either adopt or contribute.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  







Much Love Animal Rescue is a truly wonderful organization. I am profoundly grateful & appreciative of all the work ML does for each & every animal they rescue! Much Love is a solid & reputable animal rescue organization that is dedicated to the animals they rescue. ML is a team that actually knows the meaning of the word “team.” In my experience, ML is a team of individuals that is able to coordinate & network w/ others in the community in order to get the animals they rescue the care they need. In addition, it was refreshing to experience the honest & effective communication of the ML team members during my interactions with them.

I recently adopted my little guy from Much Love & each individual I was in communication w/ during the adoption process- from applying to be considered through to the finalization of the adoption- was truly wonderful. Chase (aka Larry) came into our home after ML rescued him from a local shelter. Chase had a complete break of his ulna & radius that had been left untreated for some time when Much Love rescued him. Much Love worked w/ an extraordinary veterinarian (Dr. Olds) & ML provided Chase w/ the much-needed surgery (& pretty major surgery for a little dog- bone plate w/ pins) to help "mend" his front leg. ML also made sure that Chase was neutered all at the same time. Yay for knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate individuals working together (ML & the vet) to make sure each one of the animals is provided w/ top-notch & the most appropriate care!!! Chase had surgery Aug. 9th & once he was ready, was placed in a loving foster home where he got all the love & spoiling he deserved to help him in the healing process. We met our little guy at a Much Love adoption event for the first time on Aug. 17th & fell in love with him. The volunteers at the event were great- supportive, honest, & caring- & they treated each dog as if they were their own furry family members. We adopted Chase or I should say he adopted us on Aug. 19th. I can honestly say, every day I feel truly lucky & blessed that Chase chose us & we get to share our lives with him- he brings us happiness everyday- & we have the Much Love team to THANK! It is b/c of Much Love & their amazing, caring, competent, & dedicated team, that Chase was brought into our lives & we are now a happy family of three!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was welcomed into Much Love during their Sunday Adoption Show to show a beautiful pitbull, Bella, who was looking for a new home. Since she wasn't a Much Love dog, I was allowed to do a "courtesy show" with the rest of the Much Love dogs. I was so supported and met so many Much Love people who were full of love and care. The company is well-organized, well-staffed, full of resources. They've developed partnerships with area businesses to help ease their overhead, which helps the volunteers and fosters feel extra support. I'm also a foster. If I ever have questions about a dog, I can email 5-10 leads at Much Love who can provide answers or steer me in the right direction. I feel comfortable with them and I feel there is potential to move up to a lead position. They are so accessible!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

1. Give them more financial support. 2. Increase visibility.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted both my dogs from MLAR, and they are fantastic! Buffy was such a sick puppy when they took her in. Much Love took care of all her medical needs, got her healthy, spayed and microchipped before we adopted. I love the fact that they are 100% volunteer run non-profit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish they could expand outside of the West LA area, but being all volunteer, it's hard to grow I guess.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Much Love. I've been the lucky adopter of two Much Love dogs and they have been the BEST! What i love most of all is that this organization doesn't discriminate based on breed or age. They also are extremely careful to ensure all rescues have been treated by a vet and are medically cleared before they get placed in a foster or adoptive home, and they are truly committed to the animal for the rest of its life. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who is considering adding a pet to their home. Thank you ML!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I seriously can't think of anything different they could do to make their services better. If I could change one thing I'd win the lottery so i could help them fund a board and care facility!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been fostering dogs for Much Love for almost a year now, and I can say with full confidence that this is an amazing organization. With very little budget, they manage to get hundreds of dogs adopted each year. The volunteers are amazing and spend their entire Sundays (and Saturdays, not to mention pulls during the week) to find these dogs forever homes. All of the dogs they rescue are sweet and loving.

I encourage anyone who loves pets to come by the adoption every Sunday on Main Street in Santa Monica to see these wonderful people hard at work.

-Travis

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with Much Love after researching the local rescue groups when looking for a way to get involved. They attracted my attention online with a great website, strong social media presence, and an organized and dedicated approach to animal rescue. I went and met with some of the volunteers and board members at an adoption event and knew that it was the right organization for me. I currently foster a kitten and participate as a foster coordinator and homechecker for the group. Nothing is more rewarding than helping an animal meet their perfect family!

Much Love regularly pulls animals from the LA shelters and places them in loving foster homes - I always say that these animals hit the jackpot when they become a Much Love animal because they have foster support for as long as they need until they find the perfect forever home.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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