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Rating: 4.94 stars   376 reviews 17,258

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Children & Youth, International


PO Box 188890 Sacramento CA 95818 USA


RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations (UAN), focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Target demographics:

animals in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year:

nearly 2,000 animals in crisis. In 2013, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 1,300 animals, including those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. In 2013, we also helped save the lives of more than 650 animals by awarding financial grants to help Good Samaritans, pet owners, animal rescuers and victims of domestic violence care for animals in life-threatening situations

Geographic areas served:

U.S. and Canada


Through RedRover Responders, we shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases. The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, pet owners and victims of domestic violence to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. The RedRover Readers program helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. Volunteers visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions -- helping children develop critical thinking skills and empathy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks for redrover my dog Lil Lil is still alive. My dog needed immediate surgery due to a infection in her uterus called pyrometra but I couldn't afford not even half of what the hospital was trying to charge me just to begin her surgery I didn't no what to do I felt so hopeless as I'm watching my dog my best friend die cause I couldn't afford her surgery I contacted at least 15 different organizations asking for help and got nothing but then redrover like a blessing contacted me with the great news of they were going to help and they did and cause of them my dog went straight in surgery and she's still alive if it wasn't for redrover I wouldn't have my best friend Lil Lil today... Thank you so much redrover your a true blessing.

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We were able to use Red Rover Safe Escape Grants for our client's beloved pet while she sought temporary safety fleeing a relationship of intimate partner violence. Without this service, I doubt our client would have left a very dangerous situation.
I am so glad to know this program is available for all family members to seek safety during such a trying time.
Thank you again Red Rover !

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an elementary school teacher who recently received the Red Rover Literacy training. It was such a valuable experience! I have attended many trainings in my district in the past 3 years, and this was by far the most informative, interesting, and useful. The information about social and emotional learning, as well as the discussion strategies to encourage critical thinking can easily be applied to many areas of the curriculum. I appreciated being given highly engaging lessons that I can use right away. "Humane Literacy" is a fabulous way to promote empathy, critical thinking, and language skills in the classroom. I highly recommend this program to anyone who teaches children!

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Redrover was a life saver with their help with emergency surgery for my dog Lacey! She's home now and feels much better.

Thank you again!!

Dixie Neeley

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Rating: 5 stars  

Redrover was a lifesaver literally. Our cat Fluffy had swallowed a small rubber stopper that cause a intestinal blockage and was in desperate need of surgery. The the deposit for surgery was more then half of what my husband and I make in a month and the vet wouldnt do the surgery without the deposit. We contacted Redrover and Laurel called me back with in a few hours and Redrover was able to help us out dramatically. I am writing this while Fluffy is in surgery. I will post a followup on the Redrover site after he is home and happy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to volunteer for a charity and this one is perfect

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Rating: 5 stars  

My dog Rue was on the verge of dying. She had pyometria and I found myself in a horrible predicament. I could only afford part of the cost for the surgery that meant life or death for her. I contacted Redrover not sure what to expect. I received a response from Laurel right away. She was so sweet and helpful. I let her know what was going on and I needed help to save my Rue that I love soooo much. They helped me in a heartbeat. Thanks to Redrover's contribution, Rue is now healthier than ever. This is a terrific foundation!!! Please donate if you are able. And please, get your dogs spayed and neutered, don't find yourself in the predicament that I was in. Rue is 14 and was never spayed and because of this, I almost lost her. So please, please, have your dogs spayed and neutered, it's the best thing you can do for them!! Thank you so much!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Everyone at red rover is amazing! When we were in a tough spot and our sweet kitty needed an emergency surgery that was quite costly, they went above and beyond to get us the help we needed to make our babies surgery possible. We are forever greatful for the help we received

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What an amazing organization! I am seriously so grateful for the help I received to get our kitty back in his feet and back to the healthy loving kitty he is. I will definitely be paying this forward. Rachael was extremely friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to get us the help we desperately needed. Words cannot express my gratitude

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Rating: 5 stars  

Redrover offered financial and emotional support for our cat, Mia who suffers from stomatitis. Mia had a second surgery in June to have additional teeth removed. Redrover pledged and came through for our Mia much faster than I expected. We are truly grateful for their help and compassion. Mia is doing well and is even able to eat dry food some days. Thank you again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a RedRover Responder, which means that I have received training in emergency sheltering of animals and can be asked to deploy when needed in disaster/hoarding/cruelty situations. I have been VERY impressed with the professionalism of the small, dedicated staff of RedRover. They are invited to help in what are usually stressful situations for both the people and animals involved, and they are always calm, positive, encouraging, and resourceful. Their preparation is thorough and their assistance is consistent and reliable. The other volunteers I've met are from varied backgrounds, but their love of animals creates a common bond; differences are set aside for the sake of the animals. Volunteering with RedRover is uplifting and renews my faith in people!

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