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Oak Hill Animal Rescue Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   79 reviews 5,437

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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www.ohar.org

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This rescue group and those associated with it have no moral or ethical compass when it come to the human aspect of adoptions. What this group has allowed to happen on their public forum is distasteful, unethical, and outright dangerous. Allowing an outlet for ones personal information to be posted and then allowing people who are completely unaware of the on goings of this adoption to post hate and violence against another person regardless of the circumstances. At the end of the day this was entirely the fault of this pathetic group of hate mongers that call themselves a rescue operation. Let it be known that I will be attending every public event that this group has to let the people know what they are in for and to show the side of this group they don't want you to see. Sad that dogs will pay for the lack of responsibility this group has but they must be shut down in order for good rescues to maintain their integrity. REPOST AND DO NOT GIVE THIS RESCUE MONEY FOR IT WILL ONLY COMPOUND A LARGER PROBLEM!!!!!!

 
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Chris, I'm so disappointed to read this review and would like to know more about your complaint. Would you please email me at info@ohar.org so I can address your issues? Bettye Baker, Executive Director

Rating: 5 stars  

When my parents passed away, they left behind their beautiful Great Dane, Sabrina. Most of my family members either lived in apartments (not suitable for dogs of that size) or already had multiple pets who did not get along well with my parents' Dane (several of us tried). So, with broken hearts, we were tasked with finding a home for this sweet, senior dog. A friend of mine (who works closely with animal shelters) put us in contact with Bettye Baker at Oak Hill Rescue. We struck gold with Bettye. She worked with us, diligently, to try to find a suitable home for Sabrina. When she couldn't find a home for her, she and her amazing husband took Sabrina in and made her their own personal pet. They took incredibly good care of her and loved her. They were patient and worked hard to build a bond with her. Bettye was even so kind as to send me pictures and updates. They took on a charity case, when no one else in the world would. I cannot speak highly enough of Bettye and the work she does at Oak Hill Rescue. The love and compassion she showed towards Sabrina speaks volumes as to the kind of compassionate person she is and what kind of a loving organization she runs. Thank you to Oak Hill Rescue, for everything! You were a blessing to Sabrina and our family.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a really good rescue organization. Shortly after our beloved dog died we found a special puppy online that we knew we wanted to adopt. Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. had rescued her and placed her into foster care because she was going to be euthanized the next day by municipal services.

Oak Hill considered our application carefully to be sure we were a good match for our chosen puppy as their goal is to place pets into forever families. We agonized for a few days awaiting a decision as to whether we would be approved for this puppy. When she was at last brought to us and our home was deemed safe and appropriate for her we got to keep her for a trial period. We of course knew that it would work, but still it was nice to be certain.

Once our application to adopt this puppy was approved we found the staff lovely to work with. The organization is earnestly dedicated to saving as many dogs and cats as they can and assuring a loving and safe family placement for each. They had of course provided her immunizations and micro-chipped her. Spaying and neutering is required at the appropriate age and is provided free if the adoptive family chooses to use Oak Hill's resources. Or, if the family chooses to use their own vet they may receive a $50.00 voucher instead.

I highly recommend Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. for a really good experience in finding your newest family member on four feet.



 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've only spoke with Oak Hill Animal Rescue twice, but the customer service and kindness shown was beyond excellent. I was in town on business and picked up the saddest stray dog you've ever seen. After calling dozens of rescues (most who never returned my call, many who declined helping, and several who were very rude in the process), I finally got to speak with Bettye! She was so kind and helpful and assisted me in finding other shelters and rescues to call. Despite the fact that she did not have room (or a foster) available for this dog, she took the time out of her day to help me in my panic-stricken time of need. Thank you again, Bettye!

 
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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