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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all breed, foster based, no-kill rescue operating in Chester County, PA. Our mission is to rescue, offer sanctuary, and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. Our vision is to make the right connections between our rescued dogs and families in order to give our dogs their final, happy, loving homes. TLC strives to be a valuable resource to our community by working with struggling dog owners and by providing education on responsible dog ownership including the importance of spaying/neutering, behavior training, and microchip implanting.

Results: since June of 2013 we have placed over 1,100 dogs in loving permanent homes

Target demographics: find loving permanent homes for dogs in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: we found loving, permanent homes for 430 dogs in 2015

Geographic areas served: Southeastern, PA

Programs: pulling adoptable dogs from high-kill shelters and placing them in our foster homes while trying to find loving families to adopt them.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family adopted our puppy Olive just over two years ago. She was in line to be euthanized due to overcrowding and To Love a Canine Rescue pulled her and her sister. TLC has already saved so many dogs and puppies and I can't imagine how many more they will rescue. More importantly, they are careful to match adopters with furry friends that fit their lifestyle so they will not be surrendered later on. We love Olive so much and couldn't imagine our family without her! I recommend TLC to anyone looking to rescue a canine.

4 Melody14

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked and volunteered at numerous shelters and rescue organizations over the years and TLC is head-and-shoulders above the rest. I submitted applications to two other area rescues; one didn't respond (at all. Not even and email confirmation that they'd received my application) and the other wouldn't even entertain applications from people without a fenced in yard...and required me to adopt a dog without a meeting first.
TLC responded to me immediately and rapidly thereafter in all our communications. They're organized, professional and aren't staffed by power tripping, chip-on-the-shoulder histrionic types that seem to be so prevalent in the animal rescue world, but rather reasonable, kind, sincere and caring people.
We adopted a Plott hound and he draws a lot of attention when we're out. The first thing out of my mouth is "we adopted him from a fantastic rescue group, TLC in Malvern" and I'm proud to say it.
This group really has their act together from the first email to even after adopting a dog. I'm grateful for their hard work and commitment to helping so many dogs and people. Thanks TLC Rescue!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Mili in March 2015. Volunteers were helpful before and after the adoption. Thank you TLC for helping me find a great dog.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my beautiful Casey from TLC in August of 2013. She is the love of my life and brings me joy every day. The experience with TLC was a great one. They are very professional and know their business inside and out. Everyone I worked with was friendly and helpful and it is immediately clear that their first priority is placing their dogs in a safe, forever home. I cannot say enough about this experience and this organization.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband Bob and I adopted Molly on March 13, 2016. TLC really cares about the pups they rescue, beginning with the interview on through to providing a behavioral/trainer to assess Molly in interacting with our two beagles, Dexter and Dinah. She is such an active little senior and loves being outside patroling the yard with Dexter and Dinah for wild critters like field mice, rabbits, squirrels, or chipmunks. She has the traditional beagle yelp when she picks up a scent and will be outside sniffing the same areas long after Dexter and Dinah have called it quits and have come back inside. She loves to be outside beside me when I'm gardening. Here she is sunning herself on a cold spring day next to perennial wildflowers I've just planted. Thank you TLC for advocating for pets and finding them forever homes!

1 Martinique C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Freya in January 2016. She has been such a joy and wonderful addition to the family. Love the organization and the people! Fabulous experience.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted Savannah from TLC December 2014 and fell in love with the organization. It is very well organized and the founders/volunteers are such generous and caring people. I have since become a volunteer and have adopted another TLC dog. I am made many great friends through the organization and look forward to many more wonderful events, friendships, and saving dogs with TLC!

Jennifer528

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted two puppies from TLC in June 2015. It was a great experience. Completing the application was simple and TLC took the time to make sure that we would find puppies that would be a good fit for our family. The adoption process was smooth and the staff at TLC was great!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful. I adopted Manny and he has been such a great addition to my family!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Monk (AKA Monkey) from TLC in 2013. He was about a year old. He has become the love of my life and a special friend to dogs and people, alike, in my neighborhood. TLC is not local for me. I found them on line and liked their application. They do not ask intrusive questions. They ask the right questions. They checked out each of my references. They did a phone interview with me and I was set to come and meet them and Monk. He came home with that very day. What a joy he is in my life. His foster mom came to visit, at my invitation, last summer and he remembered her! TLC runs a top-notch organization. They truly care about placing their rescued animals in a good, safe, loving home. I would recommend them, and have, to everyone. Thank you TLC for all that you do for animals in need.

1 Tricia32

Client Served

Rating: 5

In July 2014 we adopted an adorable hound mix puppy from TLC. The process was smooth & very timely, and the TLC crew was amazing. Since we already had an older dog, TLC guided us through the best way to introduce the puppy to our adult dog, they wanted to make sure both dogs got along before finalizing the adoption. Within weeks, the dogs became best buddies. Since we had such a great experience with our TLC adoption, our family decided to become volunteers with the organization to help other dogs find their forever home!