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August 3, 2011

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August 3, 2011

I had the experience of adopting a wonderful pup from a wish for animals. He had been fostered by a neighbor and the care she was giving him was impressive. Sunny was so well adjusted by the time I adopted him I felt I had to be part of a wish for animals fostering program. So far I have fostered 3 beautiful pups. From the time I received each pup to the adoption, the pups were treated with great care, given lots of exposure. If I was unable to get my pup to an adoption site they were picked up and delivered for me. From high Quality food, good medical care to help with training, a wish for animals made sure their pups were ready for their forever homes. I received detailed paperwork for interviewing new parents to approval of forever homes. Adoptive parents were left with care instructions. All of my pups parents keep in touch with me boasting of how well their new pup is fitting into their lives. The compassion for the welfare of all of the pets in the care of a wish for animals makes me want to be part of this organization.

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

was a foster mom for 3 pups, adopted a pup from them. Attended several Fund raisers and adoption events

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

No changes but we always need more foster homes, the pups are so loving and the transition to a new home seems to be so much smoother for them

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes, able to save the life of an incredible animal and bring joy to it's new parents

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

incredibly satisfied and joyful

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 3, 2011

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August 3, 2011

About 5 years ago I found A Wish For Animals online. I contacted the Toni, the director of the non-profit and asked her if she had a really mean looking dog that is the sweetest thing that no one is adopting. Toni brought out my dog Scout. A 40lb American Bulldog, malnourished and spots of mange throughout her body. She had just a few days prior been attacked by a dog as she was in transition from a kill shelter to A Wish For Animals. Scout needed surgery, her wounds from the attack were abscessing. I decided to adopt Scout, Toni from A Wish For Animals paid for the $600 + surgery on the neck. Even though she was not in possession of Scout when she was attacked; Toni took on the responsibility of Scout’s health.
After my experience with Toni I have referred many people her way to adopt their family pets. Toni is a hard working woman that is totally dedicated to her cause. She has gone above and beyond to take in dogs that are homeless. I found out in the process of adopting my dog that she has relationship with the local county shelters and she will take the dogs that are adoptable when the shelter is going to put them down. Because of her tenacity and love for the animals I have my sweet sweet girl scout. If it was not for Toni building those relationships with the shelters most likely Scout would have been put to sleep. Thank you Toni for all you do for these animals. I just adore my dog.

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

Incredible. This organization is all about love for the animals and placing them with the right families.

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

Give A Wish For Animals a larger facility to house all the dogs they come across, and a abundance of capital to care for the animals.

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

A wish for animals helped many dogs that normally would of been put down because the shelter are so full. I was asked by the director of a shelter to help certain dogs because they were going to be on death role. I asked a wish for animals for their help and they said yes because they could not let these angels down. I've also been to several of their events and the people that volunteer for this rescue are WONDERFUL. I had brought a couple dogs that I'm fostering for them and they are small and one volunteer picked up one of mine and walked around with him so he would not be afraid of the people at the event and to show him off and show people how sweet he is. They really do care about these animals. I've watch them clean after them walk them and give them love. I have dealt with several rescues and I find that this one is willing to work with potential adopters to make sure that they get a good experience and find their next best friend.

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

I've experienced the results from watching adopters smile and be very happy with the animals they choose and the knowledge that the volunteers have about the dogs.

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

I don't think it needs changes but maybe more events for the senior animals and smaller animals

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

Volunteering with a Wish for Animals is a great and fulfilling experience. My whole family comes out and we love to help the dogs.

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

We've experienced many dogs finding their forever home.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get them more money. There are a ton of things that could be made so much easier with some more financial resources.

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

Toni is always willing to help the poor and unwanted animals from the horrific Devore shelter amongst other terrible so called animal shelters in southern California - many have very expensive medical requirements and she has never shied away from helping them becuase of this - many others turned their backs on this misfortunate animals but never Toni

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

with help from her - she took in many dogs no one else would

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

pay Toni a full time salary so she can work 100 hours and get paid for them!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a mutual rescue friend

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

My family and I adopted Lucy from A Wish for Animals Feburary of 2008. What a great experience it was. Originally my son and I were not so sure a dog was what we wanted. Toni immediately welcomed us to view an animal we saw on line. During our "interview" of the dog on line we had a conversation about us as a family and she then mentioned she had another dog but the dog was very shy. She brought out the other dog and that was it - almost like she knew what would work for us after spending only a short time getting to know us. We went home and called her later that night to see if we could come visit Lucy again and spend time with her on Sunday. It was a perfect fit and can't imagine life without Lucy. We have referred many friends to adopt from Toni knowing that their experience would be very much the same. We have visted many times when A Wish for Animals would have rescue dogs at a pet store and have wanted to hear success stories like ours. I will honestly say if you rescue a dog please do not expect that the dog is perfect - they have not lived the perfect life and may need some additional care which can cost money but your pet is worth it.

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

rescuing a dog

Ways to make it better...

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

Get Toni more helpers

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

in need of additional help. Toni is wonderful but could use some additional helpers.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

everyone should rescue a dog.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

I have worked with Toni and A Wish for Animals off and on for three years. I adopted my wonderful dog Zena from this rescue and have fostered other great dogs for Toni. The rescue does all that it can to find the right home situation for the dogs and also focuses on education and follow up to make sure that each adoption is a successful placement. Toni continues to grow in her expertise in the area of animal welfare, nutrition and health and works with adoptees and the volunteers to educate. We can use more volunteers as we have many animals in the rescue that need a home.

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

I have enjoyed fostering dogs for A Wish for Animals and helping find homes at the adoption events.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to recruit more regular volunteers who can commit their time in other ways to help raise more money for the organization.

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

A wish for animals was extremely helpful throughout the entire pet adoption process. I had never adopted a rescue pet before and they were there to walk me through the process. This organization has gone way out of their way to help me and continues to be there any time I have a question or need advice.

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

Toni Eakes has been an extremely helpful guide through the pet adoption process, she even watched my dog free of charge for over a week when I was in a jam. A wish for animals is doing a fantastic job putting rescue pets in loving homes.

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

I wouldn't do a thing.

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