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Oak Hill Animal Rescue Inc

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Post Office 367 % Bettye J Baker Seagoville TX 75159 USA


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


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


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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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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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!

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

Rating: 5 stars  

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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I love that this rescue is based on "compassion in action"! They really care about who adopts the pets in their program. They also make pet education a priority. Not everyone knows about the importance of heartworm prevention, locks on gates and microchips.

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Oak Hill Animal Rescue is a wonderful organization! The animals always come first. They are the priority in every decision, change, and process. I have never been involved with an organization that truly lives its mission day in and day out. They are awesome! It is a privilege to volunteer with them!

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I have fostered one puppy through Oak Hill rescue and have helped at the adoption events. They are one of the most compassionate groups I have ever volunteered with! They will move mountains to rescue as many animals as possible, including those that are injured and unlikely to make it out of the shelter otherwise!

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Back in Nov of 2014, I started to help OHAR on Friday nights to set up crates for Saturday adoptions and most recently have taken over the photography work and getting the dogs posted on FB. In August a staff position at the shelter opened up, so I’ve also been helping there. I have been in awe of how wonderful all the people, volunteer and workers, are there. They all have big hearts and really go out of the way to help animals in need. I have become friends with an amazing group, both two legged and four legged. :)

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