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August 6, 2011

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August 6, 2011

I adopted a dog from this wonderful rescue. My dog, Bunny, had a mild limp when she was a puppy, which Toni thought may need surgery. Although I was ready and willing to adopt her anyway, Toni suggested I foster her until we found out what was wrong with her - and said that if Bunny needed surgery, they would pay for it before I adopted her. It turned out her joints were still growing and there was nothing wrong with her leg at all - she just grew out of it. But I really appreciated that A Wish For Animals completely "guarantees" (for lack of a better word) the animals they adopt out.
I've kept in touch with Toni over the years and given her progress reports and she always remembers us.

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

Adopting a dog from them.

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

From what I've seen, this organization is very..., organized. They are great at utilizing their connections and resources to build their organization so they can help more animals.

August 5, 2011

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August 5, 2011

Can not say enough wonderful things about A wish for Animals (AWFA). I seem to come across many stray dogs in my long commute to & from work everyday. Having such a strong love for animals I am unable to look away and have picked up many of these strays. Typically most of the animal rescues were unwilling to help. But AWFA is completely different and has found my beautiful strays wonderful loving homes. Toni Eakes is truly an guardian angel for animals.

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

Yes

Ways to make it better...

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

No changes

August 3, 2011

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August 3, 2011

I adopted two dogs through A Wish For Animals in June. I found them through petfinder.com where I saw pictures, a cute video (very helpful!) and a thorough description. I contacted them via email and immediately was in touch with Toni who could answer all my questions ... and I had many.
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visited the dogs a few times at the rescue shelter where other volunteers went all out to help me get to know the dogs. After we decided to take them, Toni brought them to our house a week later and spend another couple hours making sure that we had a great start.
They also have been there for us whenever we had questions even after the adoption. I am so glad there are rescues like this out there!

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

getting two great dogs who would otherwise have been put down a while ago in a county shelter.

Ways to make it better...

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

make sure that more people hear about the great work rescue organizations do.

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

A lot

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?

on the Internet

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 3, 2011

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August 3, 2011

We were really excited to work with A Wish For Animals when looking for a new addition to our family. We really respected their 100% no-kill policy. We found Charlie and experienced a great transition from his foster family who took wonderful care of him. A Wish For Animals genuinely cares for animals and it shows in the way that the organization is run and the manner in which the dogs are treated. All and all, it was a great process and we couldn't imagine our lives without Charlie.

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

The manner in which my dog was treated and handled before he came to our home.

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

I wouldn't change a thing :)

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

Ways to make it better...

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

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

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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