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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Thank you for the wonderful rescue dogs that you transported from Missouri and were adopted by us in New York. Each dog was accurately described, well cared for in their journey and absolutely saved from GAS KILL shelters. Without your organization, these dogs would not have had a chance. Two were very elderly, although full of life, and were saved from death row. We will always be grateful to you Jennifer, for your time, selfless caring and genuine wish to save dogs and cats. God Bless You!
Dr. Mary Rose Paster

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We've been looking to adopt a dog for months. When considering adopting from a few other New York shelters, we had negative experiences--including out of date available pets pages and poor, slow communication.

Not so with In Our Hands! They immediately reviewed our application, and once approved, we were able to meet and adopt our desired dog within a day! Our vet says that our new pup is one of the most healthy ones he's seen, which he credited to the great care his foster family must have given him through In Our Hands.

I recommend them to anyone who wants to adopt a new furry family member! We love In Our Hands!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a puppy a month ago from In Our Hands Rescue. Having rescued dogs before (young and old), the application and approval process was quick and went seemlessly. The puppy was 6 weeks old and had been rescued by IOHR from a high kill shelter in
Georgia with her 6 siblings and mother.
I commend then for saving these animals, especially at great distances from NY. It takes a lot of dedication and organization to do this as well as have foster families, and adoption sites lined up to take them when they arrive.
As with any shelter rescue, there may be common issues such as kennel cough, parasites, etc. and as a responsible pet owner, you should visit a vet when you get them, to get them off to a healthy start. All these things are very easy to treat.
IOHR was quick to respond to emails and kindly sent us photos of our puppy's mom so we could get a better sense of what she looked like.
We are grateful that organizations such as theirs exist! And IOHR seems to have a knack at saving sweet dogs from terrible situations. All of the adult dogs had amazing personalities, and the puppies of course irresistible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This rescue does AMAZING work!!! I have adopted from them and can say they were professional, fair in their assessment and description of the dog I adopted (who is awesome now, but as the rescue communicated, had likely been abused so needed some understanding at first)!

I'm amazed at some of the negative reviews, people don't seem to understand that when rescuing a dog, the dog rescue organization isn't a breeder who can "pick and breed desirable traits". They take as many dogs as they can, many of whom have been abused and neglected. When taking on a pet, particularly a rescue, you are making a commitment, and should be prepared to honor that. AND if things don't work out this rescue will ALWAYS take the animal back. It's a living creature, not a sweater, you don't get to return it AND get your money back if you decide it's no longer convenient for you.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband & I adopted our precous Sadie Mae from IOHR this past August - and it was a wonderful experience.
Our application was processed quickly, our references & vet contacted and we were approved for adoption.
Everyone who we were in contact during the process, Jennifer, Rachel & the foster mom Molly were all professional, and extremely helpful and accommodating.
We had originally planned to go into the city to an adoption fair on a Saturday & meet Sadie - but at the last minute, we decided to go in on Friday evening. We contacted Molly & arranged to meet her at her apartment to meet Sadie - it was love at first sight!
Sadie came to us healthy and with full medical records.
I would strongly recommend IOHR to anyone looking to adopt - you won't regreat it for a second.

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I've had dogs all my life, from breeders & the streets & you never know what you're getting either way. No one can ever guarantee any animals health or temperament. But at IOHR the entire team is committed to matching the correct animal with the correct keeper. Thank you IOHR! We love our new baby! My husband and I adopted a 2 year old chiweenie from IOHR and the entire experience has been amazing. It started over the weekend at a mobile adoption event where we met the volunteers and fosters. I admire and thank all people who foster and open their homes and hearts to animals so they can properly be matched with their forever families. Foster parent Steven was informative and advised us of habits, schedule, temperament, and personality of our new girl, and she fits into our life and pack perfectly. She loves her sister Daisy (dog) and brother Beast (cat). We're so happy with the experience and look forward to all being together forever. I recommend everyone open their homes & hearts and rescue an animal from IOHR!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering as a foster for at least 5 years, all volunteer, no pay!! The payment is the satisfaction when they get that special home. I absolutely love doing this. I have been involved with 3 other rescues who drove me crazy by keeping their dogs at my house for a month or more. Jennifer and IN OUR HANDS RESCUE, does not do that. They care about their dogs. ♡♡♡♡

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've fostered 8 dogs for IOHR and will be fostering more dogs for them as long as possible. They do an excellent job finding homes for high-need dogs from kill shelters (usually in the South). They have been super supportive addressing the diverse needs of the puppies and dogs and are well-organized with their adoption events.

My own dog is from IOHR (she was my first foster) and I can't imagine life without her.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started helping out IOHR as a foster and only ever had positive experiences with the rescue and the people who work with it. I recently just adopted a dog from them and I couldn't be happier. They went over all her medical down to the last detail and gave me advice on trainers and vet care. Whenever I have had questions they have always been extremely helpful. As a foster, I have been around a lot of the adoption events and I've watched what happens at them. I witness Jennifer and her helpers making reference calls and vet checks and taking the care needed to ensure that the dog or cat is going to go to a good home.

I had tried fostering with other rescues and my experience was never as wonderful as it has been with IOHR. Other rescues take weeks to get back to you, whereas IOHR has dedicated volunteers trying to do everything in their power to find animals in need great places to live.

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I have both fostered and adopted from In Our Hands Rescue and so have had a good chance to see how the organization is run. Jennifer dedicates her life to helping abandoned animals (and does it for NO PAY) - she is basically a saint. She has no outside funding and so ultimately adoption fees (which are pretty standard for city-area rescues) need to go to recoup the costs of medical and transport for the puppies. I couldn't be more impressed!!

Hundreds of dogs and cats every year are saved and brought to loving homes in the tri-state area by the organization. I see updates from prior adopters on their Facebook page all the time with success stories of people who have adopted from them. Of course the organization isn't perfect but they do an amazing job with the resources they have and ultimately if they weren't doing what they do, these animals would have no where else to turn.

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