SAFE HOUNDS BEAGLE RESCUE INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 81 Sparta NJ 07871 USA

Mission: To rescue homeless Beagles; to provide each dog a temporary home and comprehensive care; and to prepare them to be adopted into a permanent home.
Geographic areas served: Greater Northern NJ Area

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue Inc. is an amazing organization dedicated to saving and caring for humankind's best friends until they can be adopted into their forever home. My husband and I were adamant about adopting through a rescue shelter and we were BLESSED to have found Safe Hounds. Karen Philhower and her organization do an amazing job of not only rescuing these dogs from kill shelters and other negative enviornments, but they provide a loving, safe environment in which the dog's medical, social, and emotional needs are met. Safe Hounds Beagle Resuce's involvement does not simply end with the adoption of your dog. Rather, Karen and the organization are an endless line of support and assistance for any of your beagle-related quesstions or needs. She and the organization genuinely care about the work they do and the animals they save!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the adoption of my two beautiful beagles! Woody and Willow have made our family complete and would not imagine life without them. Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue Inc. has been an invaluable resource in navigating the life of beagle ownership! Many thanks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My husband and I searched for a beagle rescue and Safe Hounds was great. They really make sure that the beagle is placed in their "forever" home. I was so impressed by the medical treatment/services Brandie received prior coming into our care. We had all of her medical records. Safe Hounds is still interested in how Brandie is doing and she has been in our home almost 3 years. I would adopt again from Safe Hounds

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the adoption of Brandie. The adoption went very well and a family members adoption also went very well. We will adpt again from Safe Hounds

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

My wife and I were hoping to find a beagle for adoption to love and share our home with. We found Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue when looking at the available beagles for adoption online at Petfinder. We looked at Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue's website and saw pictures of two beagle mix dogs, one named Emily and the other Francesca. We immediately filled out an application. We were contacted by Karen Philhower at Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue and set up a place to meet her with both dogs. We were introduced to Francesca and Emily separately and spent time with them. It was difficult to decide between the two dogs because they are both really lovable dogs, but we decided to adopt Emily. We came home with Emily (now named Maddie) along with a wonderful starter kit from Karen containing DVDs on dog training, her micro-chip, a heart worm pill, health records, vacination records, lots of literature, just to name a few things. Karen has always been available to us whenever we have a question, and we have kept in touch by phone and email. It is obvious to us that she really loves and gives wonderful care to the animals she rescues. We absolutely love Maddie (Emily). She is the sweetest and most loving dog you could ever meet. And she really makes us laugh. Thank you Karen Philhower and Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue for making our lives complete. Ian and Pat Goodman

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our adoption of Emily (Maddie). It was a wonderful experience. When the time comes for us to add a friend for Maddie, we will definitely contact Karen Philhower at Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue. I can't say enough good things about them.

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

do nothing to change it. It's perfect the way it is.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Karen has kept in touch with us to see how we are doing with the new addition to our family. She really cares.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

pleasant, informative, caring, honest and giving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

rescue more dogs.

Ways to make it better...

I honestly can't think of anything.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I do not know this for a fact, but I would imagine they could use more donations for the care of these wonderful beagles. It must be challenging these days to get donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

God bless them for the good work they are doing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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8 people found this review helpful

In April someone dumped three very nice dogs, appearing to be littermate sisters on state parklands across from my house. Two of them were captured fairly easily. One was extremely traumatized and fearful. She lived in the woods for over a week before we could capture her. She had no survival skills. Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue helped every step of the way. The dogs needed to be tested for heartworm and tick borne diseases as they were infested with ticks. They needed treatment for internal parasites. Now, under treatment for Lyme Disease for the past month, they are ready to be spayed at the end of this week. Safe Hounds has been so supportive in every way: they provided advice and expertise in capturing, helping with resources for medical care and testing as well as seeing that their new homes are appropriate. This is all a burden both emotionally and financially but Safe Hounds was so generous thereby making a good future possible for all three.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the triple happy ending for these lovely creatures. Safe Hounds Beagle rescue is selfless, caring and extremely generous.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is seeing the excellent work they do with such sincerity. It was rewarding to experience and be a part of.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The kinds of staff and volunteers I met were truly committed to their cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could help so many more animals however they do such a great job with the resources they have.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Karen from Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue is amazing, the orginazation is amazing, the volunteers are amazing, everything about Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue is absolutely wonderful!!! I was looking to adopt my first dog and found the cutest dog on petfinder. After downloading a form and sending it I heard from Karen within a few days. She took the time to "check me out", all of my referances were called, my previous vet to make sure any dog she placed with me would be in good hands. Next she came to meet me and my family to find out what exactly we were looking for in a dog. I fell in love with Jack instantly! He has been a family member now for over 3 years and it's been wonderful!!! When I'm ready to give Jack a playmate I won't even hesitate to use Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue again. I couldn't have been happier with my first pet adoptation experience!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting a great dog.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-4-01

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10 people found this review helpful

It was love at first sight when we met our Phoebe! Karen Philhower had us complete an application and our references were checked thoroughly. Phoebe and Karen came for a visit before the placement was completed. It was a perfect match and the love affair continues. Almost a year later, we decided to get a companion for Phoebe and the natural next step was to call Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue. Once again, the match was perfect! Buddy came for a visit and he and Phoebe bonded immediately and have been attached "at the hip" since. We are forever grateful for the care and treatment our furbabies received from Safe Hounds.It is so very apparent that the pets fostered here are cared for with love. We continue to support and recommend Safehounds with every opportunity and would not hesitate to adopt from them again and again. Thank you Karen and Safe Hounds!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adoption or pets

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-7-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue is a wonderful organization! We adopted a wonderful little beagle from them. Karen, the director, is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring and provides excellent care of the dogs that she takes into her program. She not only has the dogs best interest at heart but also the best interest of the families that the dogs are placed with to make a lifetime perfect match!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in adoption and volunteering

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

do more publicity\events

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are just all around wonderful. The adoption process was very smooth and thorough.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more dogs

Ways to make it better...

my adoption experience and my volunteering experiences are great already.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

monetary support, volunteer support, more adoptions, and more publicity

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue is a wonderful organization! We adopted a wonderful little beagle from them. Karen, the director, is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring and provides excellent care of the dogs that she takes into her program. She not only has the dogs best interest at heart but also the best interest of the families that the dogs are placed with to make the perfect lifetime match!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through adoption and volunteering

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

When we lost Auggie, our beagle of fourteen years, there was a piece missing from our home. We found Karen's organization through Petfinder. She did a thorough interview of our family to assess our needs. Then she brought two wonderful beagles out to meet all of us and to get to know us. We ended up choosing Oliver. (I actually think he chose us.) And he has been a very special part of our home ever since. Karen and her organization are very dedicate, passionate, and committed to find good homes for these wonderful dogs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above story.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-10-01

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9 people found this review helpful

My Husband and I have always had dogs and we always adopt shelter dogs because their are so many that need a home. We were looking to add a 3rd dog to our pack when we saw a Beagle listed in the local papers from Safe Hound beagle Rescue. We contacted them, filled out an application, provided references and before we new it we had an appointment for them to come to our house with Barney the Beagle to determine how he would interact with our other 2 dogs. We have adopted from several large shelters in the past, like RBARI and North Shore Animal League but the few times we tried a small rescue group it always seemed like they really didn't want to find a good home for their rescues. they were very unresponsive but not Safe Hounds. They truly care about the animals in their care and are very professional and efficient. We were able to give a loving home to a wonderful little guy and if anyone is considering adopting a beagle I would highly recommend you contact Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They exceeded my expectations in giving me the ability to adopt a dog who would otherwise would have been euthanized in a kennel in SC>

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

In 2008, I responded to a beagle that was posted on Petfinder.com. This beagle was from Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue. After being interviewed,they accepted my application and let me adopt my Mia. She is a very sweet,smart beagle and quickly made friends with my other beagle, Sammy. She went to classes to become a Pet Therapy dog. She does pet therapy at Wayne View Care Center, where I work. When I received Mia, she was very shy around other people but was slowly warming up to the residents. In April of 2010, I had her at Wayne View, when she slipped her collar and got loose. She was gone for over a week. During this time, Safe Hound Rescue was there every step of the way. Karen Philhower who runs the rescue, told me everything to do and set up a humane trap to get her back. But the most important thing she did was to keep my spirits up and kept me going. She went way beyond just a simple adoption. She truly cares about each and every animal she has and continues to care even after the adoption. She is definately an angel.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

an adoption and later as a rescue.

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

this organization goes way beyond a typical adoption and I see that it doesn't need any changes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they go way beyond a typical adoption,they continue to care even after the adoption is completed

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do even more to help other animals

Ways to make it better...

none

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of support

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are angels to all animals that they have dealt with

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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