Rescue Me Corporation

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 22121 Clarendon Street, Suite 385 Woodland Hills CA 91365 USA

Mission: To empower and educate our community, to end the cycle of violence in the lives of our animal companions. We also serve the community by rescue, rehabilitation and re~homing the animals in our care. We are the rescues rescue. We focus a great deal of our attention on assisting other rescue organizations, as well as the general public. Our hope is that no rescue organization will ever be forced to turn down an animal in need due to a health problem, or high medical bills. We at Rescue Me, Incorporated believe that the high cost of a medical procedure should not determine if an animal should live or die. We are also involved heavily in animal rescue, rehabilitation and placement. We are very careful in the placement of our animals. It is our job and responsibility to see that our animals go to the perfect life~long, loving home. We have a very extensive and careful screening process to insure that our animals find the perfect forever home. One of our goals is to help cut the euthanasia rate by educating the public on the importance of animal rescue and spay/neuter programs. Now, Together, Forever and Always for the Animals.
Target demographics: animals and humans
Direct beneficiaries per year: Military heroes, kids, adults and animals inneed
Geographic areas served: Southern California
Programs: We participate in local pet adoption fairs throughout the year. We also offer professional training services through our organization with professional certified trainers. One of our goals is to help cut the euthanasia rate by educating the public on the importance of animal rescue and spay/neuter programs.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Joy Nadel and Rescue Me Inc. came into our life after our family, and my son were scammed out of a service dog. The first day I met Joy, she promised to help us find my son a dog, train it and help bring awareness to our family's and the other 24 families, who were taken advantage of by a very unscrupulous service dog organization. Because of Joy's excellent reputation and connections, she was able get our story on the CBS 2 news in LA. Her amazing kindness, energy and love for animals has been a Godsend. Along with helping us search for the right dog, she vowed to help us train the dog at no cost to our family. We have now rescued an adorable black lab/mix puppy, who our son named Ember. Joy has been working with our family and Ember with her basic obedience training. We could not be happier with our experience with Joy and Rescue Me Incorporated, and look forward to our future training together!

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Lynne, you, your family and especially Benjamin have been brought into our lives fr a special reason. The tears I shed the first day we met after hearing your story were real. You and I have become friends and this is a friendship that will forever last long after Ember is trained. Thank you for ALLOWING me to be a part of this special journey with Ben!!!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent rescue organization. They go above and beyond to help our furred friends and veterans with passion and work tirelessly to do so. I would do anything to help Joy in any way I can to make her goals happen.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I met Joy & Craig when I was helping to Toole family get justice for their beautiful puppy, KARLEY, who had been beaten to death by her(Karley) neighbor. Joy helped get the word out about Karley & with her help, we were able to get letters written, phone calls made & justice for Karley.

I've been a member of the Rescue Me, Inc board for a couple of yrs. I've watched Joy & Craig give their all to help any & ALL animals. They take in dogs that would have been put down...meaning handicapped dogs. They've helped get hundreds, if not thousands, of animals adopted at their annual ADOPT-A-THON at the Camarillo Shelter.

I could go on & on about Joy, Craig & Rescue Me, Inc. I personally know Lynne & Benjamin, the family that was scammed regarding the therapy dog. They are my neighbors. When I contacted Joy about Lynne's ordeal, she immediately said "YES, I'LL HELP THEM". She didn't skip a beat.

I'm proud to say that I know Joy & Craig & I'm proud to be on their Board.

Paula Pfeifle

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Paula, thank you for this lovely review. We are honored to have you are part of the family and TEAM at Rescue Me Inc. You know I am always a phone call away and as a TEAM we will continue to save lives and be a voice for the voiceless.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known Joy and Craig for about 6 years now. They are two of the most devoted and honest people I have ever met. As an animal trainer in the studio industry as well as a private party rescuer Joy is my "go to" gal whenever I need a rescue question answered, for insight into a possible purrfect matching furbaby that someone is looking for, and even for those "oh my gosh Joy, this lady has a litter of kittens and the landlord is going to kick her out if she doesn't get rid of them TODAY! HELP! Do you know ANYONE?" situations. Their latest venture into the training of rescue dogs for returning soldiers is amazing and long overdue. Rescue Me is definitely one of the good ones!

Respectfully Submitted;

Kari Toth

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Kari, my friend... thank you for the kind words. I will forever be here when you call. You as well are there for me when I call and that's what being a part of the RESCUE and HUMAN community is all about. THANK YOU ALWAYS MY FRIEND

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I met Joy and Craig several years ago when a bad breeder brought a 1 day old Pomeranian puppy in to my vets office to be euthanized. The vet called me and told me the situation and I told them not to go through with it, that I would find help for the puppy. Almost immediately I got a call from Joy saying that they would LOVE to take the puppy. Keep in mind, he had to be bottle fed every 90 minutes for several weeks, then every few hours for several weeks after that. This daunting prospect did not stop Joy for even one second. We met a couple of days later and sweet Gucci puppy has been with her ever since. I have never known a rescue to do so much for as many as Joy and Craig have. Age, medical issues, breed -- none of that matters as long as it's a good dog (or pig, goat, etc.). These 2 people have hearts of gold. They are wonderful friends, and amazing rescuers. I can only hope that I grow to be the selfless person that Joy is. She is always ready to help, in any way that she can.

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Melanie, my friend, my sister in rescue...thank you honey. The day we met we became forever friends. You are the dog-mother to Gucci La' Pucci and I will forever be grateful for you to have made that long drive to bring him to me, and more-so for trusting I would love ad care for him as I did and have and will forever The every 2 hour feedings were easy breezy as he woke up when he was hungry and I fed him. He was a great pup and an even better adult boy. You will forever have a piece of my heart and forever I will love you Thank you

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I first met Joy over 10 years ago doing a home check for her for a dog she was trying to place.As a member of a rescue organization I was more then willing to help.She has always been professional and one of the most dedicated people I have ever seen to her animals and fosters. She wants to make a difference and works hard each day.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first met Joy around 2002 when I found a stray dog that had been hurt and i was trying to find a home for. She invited me to bring her to the mobile adoptions, as well as helped me to find her a home.

It was instantly clear that she was an avid animal advocate. I ended up keeping the dog, but before that choice became clear to me, I learned a great deal about rescue, screening, and placement of dogs. I ended up volunteering for a bit with Rescue Me, Inc. It was a great experience.

I've stayed in touch with the organization for all these years, even after moving, because I believe in Joy and Rescue Me and what they stand for. I hope they achieve their goal for their sanctuary because the animals need more people like them to fight for them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I met Joy and Craig in 2012. I was working at our local Animal Shelter. Joy and Craig organized vendors to come to the shelter, and or donate for fund raising event at the shelter. They collected the items, tagged them, and arraigned them for "The Adopt-a-thon" they care about all animals far and wide.
I haved seen this twice in the 2 years working at the shelter. Not only then, but at other times seeing about the welfare of the animals at the shelter, placing, networking the animals so they can be rescued or adopted.
Joy and Craig also got in touch at my request to help my sister who was rescuing a dog from another rescue that had red flags during the transactions trying to get the dog safe and out of harms way. Joy and Craig led my sister to the right resources so as to close down that rescue.
Also, Joy has helped me personally when my boxer was sick, what to look for questions to ask my vet at the appointment, and care for my dog.
I am in awe of them.

Thank you Joy and Craig Nadel

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you Cheryl. You are a true friend to the fur kids and it is ALWAYS my pleasure to help when needed. I am so glad we retained our friendship after you left the shelter. Elated your baby is better as well

Rating: 5 stars  

i met joy on facebook, she was an animal lover just like me, i see all she does and post she puts out to help gods most vonerable creatures, she is a great asset to humanity we need more like her

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Lisa thank you doll. I feel blessed to have people like you in my life

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm calling myself a client, because it the closest I can get to describing our relationship. I met Joy and Craig in 2000 when I started working at the local animal shelter. They have been one of my very favorite rescues from the first day. I always know that any pet sent out with them will get the best care, and will be placed in loving forever homes. Their tireless efforts have saved countless lives. We are very fortunate to have Rescue Me as adoption partners!

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Beth, to me you are family after all these years. I feel blessed to know that you and the other ACO'S contact me when there is a fur kid in need and that you trust us to provide the love and care as we do. Our relationship goes far further then the shelter doors as you have fostered dogs for us that we have then adopted after your great fostering job and thank you for ALWAYS going the extra mile for a fur baby in need. You are a TRUE rescue angel!!!!