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Oak Hill Animal Rescue Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   75 reviews 5,173

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

Post Office 367 % Bettye J Baker Seagoville TX 75159 USA

Mission:

Compassion in Action;To show by example the simplest ways to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Results:

We built a 1600 sq ft climate controlled shelter in 2006 which doesn't make us dependent on fosters. We also purchased a church choir bus and converted it for taking the dogs to and from adoption. Since 2006 we've done over 200 adoptions a year. In 2010 two of our wheelchair bound dogs were accepted into Baylor University Medical Center's Pet Assisted Therapy Program; the first wheelchair bound dogs visiting patients who are much like themselves. It's a remarkable event everytime we go.

Target demographics:

animals in city shelters

Geographic areas served:

The Dallas Metroplex

Programs:

We provide dogs to the Dallas County Juvenile Authority's PREP program, where at risk young men are taught a skill with dogs. It changes the boy's lives and we get back an obedience trained dog that's 100% easier to adopt.

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972.287.9150
www.ohar.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Jim and Bettye are the most dedicated people who work tirelessly to care for the animals. Through Bettye, we found Dixie, a female beagle who was seven when we adopted her. She was a wonderful dog, so loving and sweet, and when she passed away, we adopted Odie through OHAR. Odie is two years old, a male beagle, very playful and loves to cuddle. His life was literally saved by Jim and Bettye from another shelter that doesn't follow the "no-kill" principle, so my husband and I are grateful and happy to give him his "forever home." Oak Hill Animal Rescue is professional, all the animals have their shots, are spayed/neutered, and receive lots of TLC from Jim and Bettye as well as the volunteers. I also volunteered two years ago and only stopped due to moving away from the area; working with everyone was a pleasure!

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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Thank you so much Karen. Odie is indeed a lucky boy to have had you find him!

Rating: 5 stars  

We have (so far) fostered two dogs through OHAR. The first dog was a breeze, and we needed little help to get him adopted. The second dog was 'beautiful, we loved her, but difficult'. OHAR supported us all the way with help from a trainer to teach us how to teach her to overcome some difficult behavior issues. A great group to work with, we will work with them again.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Oak Hill Animal Rescue is right up there with the KC Children's Emergency Shelter. Trying to do the right thing. Thank you Oak Hill and all your volunteers.

 
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We had an outstanding experience adopting our "fur baby" from Oak Hill! Last year I saw one of their foster dogs on Facebook, immediately contacted them and filled out an application. Oak Hill is very pro-active in making sure their dogs are a good match with the family. This happens after the application is approved with home visits, which enables the family to see "first hand" how the potential adoptee will interact with the rest of the family (children, other pets, etc.). My husband and I were very impressed with their genuine love and concern for their rescues...and if and when the time comes, we will return to Oak Hill for another "fur baby" to add to our family.

 
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After recently losing a pet, my husband and I decided to adopt/rescue another small dog. I searched for weeks and left numerous emails and inquiries on various pet rescue sites and bred rescue organizations. Bettye was one of the few individuals who responded to my inquires. Not only did she send me information on dogs available for adoption, but she kept me informed as new adoptions meeting my criteria became available.

What a wonderful, dedicated individual Bettye is; and her love for saving lives goes without saying.

Deborah Nesselrodt
North Richland Hills, Texas

 
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I have volunteered with Oak Hill Animal Rescue as an adoption event volunteer, transporter, photographer, and temporary foster. I can't say enough good things about all the wonderful work the people at Oak Hill are doing to save the lives of helpless and abandoned animals in Dallas. Oak Hill takes animals from the euthanasia lists at local shelters and gives them a second chance at life. It's all run by volunteers who truly love these animals and want to relieve their painful situations.

 
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My husband and I had been wanting to adopt a dog for awhile but were waiting for the right fit. We constantly surfed the Humane Society websites and those of other organizations but Oak Hill Animal Rescue proved to be our favorite by far. Their staff/volunteers were extremely professional and caring; they clearly knew a lot about animals and the adoption process. Not just that but they were incredibly dedicated to ensuring all adoptions ewre a good fit as seen by the way they brought pets out for a home visit and allowed them a brief stay to test the waters before finalizing the adoption. This really proved to us that they prioritized the well-being of the animals above anything else. Additionally, they offered to let us call or reach out with any questions on animal behavior, training, etc!

We ended up adopting Rosy, a german shepherd mix who was about 1.5 years old. She's an angel, truly. We couldn't be happier! We love Rosy so much and definitely love OHAR for taking care of her so well before we adopted her.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a great organization. I've worked with them for about a year and the owners and staff work tirelessly to save and help our fur friends. I've fostered 2 dogs with them so far and what a great experience it has been!! Probably one of the most rewarding experiences I've had to date. The staff are in the shelters on a daily basis saving lives. Great people!!

 
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Oak Hill has helped our shelter rescue dogs in danger and gone above and beyond quickly and efficiently with updates sent to us with success stories on after another...This group is made up of heroes!

 
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Great group of people making a difference in the world . I adopted Maxx from them 3 1/2 years ago. They save pets that are in need that the shelters will put down. They educate people so hopefully one day there won't be a need for rescues.

 
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