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August 30, 2011

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August 30, 2011

It may sound like a cliche, but I found my best friend, King, at Best Friends. King was an older dog and had been in two other homes prior to his stint at BF through no fault of his own. At most shelters, King would have been put down but not at Best Friends! He was ere, waiting just for me. That was three years ago and I have loved every minute of my elder friend who hikes, swims, backpacks and snuggle with me.

BTW, I also do volunteer for this organization and it is a wonderful experience.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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

...can't think of anything!

August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

After trying to deal with several shelters/rescues, I turned to Best Friends. From that first contact with them , I felt I was their main concern. The help they provided me really made the experience great. No run arounds, just answers. I only wish all businesses and shelters worked as well as they do. I have a dog that is like they said he was, and in some ways better. And to have one of the founders call me and say thank you, well they are the best.

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They worked hard to find a dog that fit my life , and they also saved this dog twice.he was abandoned by a previous owner and they went to save him.

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

Expand the area they have so other animals can benefit

August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

A more dedicated group would be hard to find: and their work reaches well beyond their sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Their influence and actions have reached across the country and around the world.

Best of all, you'll never get a heart-rending "Send $5 or this cat will die" appeal from them:
it's always "Look how happy these animals are now!"

"No more homeless pets" may become a reality: and if no-kill spreads throughout the country and the world, it will be in large part due to Best Friends and their partners around the world.

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I've supported Best Friends with whatever I could afford, ever since I first learned of their work, many years ago. My husband and I stayed there overnight about a decade ago, and took the tour - a wonderful experience in itself! Four years ago, we adopted one of the cats they rescued from Beirut - we call Donald our Beirut-ah (Beirut to Utah!), and he's a wonderful, talkative, affectionate orange tabby.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more money and more awareness!

August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

Best Friends Animal Society really strives to help animals. They are positive and upbeat. They run the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. They help with low cost spays and neuters. They are very proactive about getting word out about adoptable animals. They are action oriented and not just about sharing information!

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

sharing information about adoptables and seeing the positive outcomes.

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

not change a thing!

August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

Adopted a 5 month old puppy from NMHPU/Best Friends in Dec. 2010. The adoption staff was efficient, caring and thoughtful. Our puppy had been well cared for in a Foster. Have received follow up calls and experienced genuine interest in how she is doing and the milestones she has achieved.

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adoptions

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August 17, 2011

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August 17, 2011

My fiance and I bought a house this last year and decided that this year was the year to get a dog to add to our little family. We definitely wanted to adopt but there are few adoption opportunities in our small town. We knew the kind of dog to fit into our lifestyle (active and busy all the time). We were looking for a cattle dog mix of some sort (Heeler, Aussie or Border Collie all would do).

In researching I came across Best Friends Animal Society and was amazed at the work that they do for animals. Not only do they give the community an opportunity to adopt but they commit to the life of the pet. This means they will keep the animal until it dies, take care of it, love it and give it the best life possible even if no one adopts it. What an amazing policy!

On their website we came across the dog that was perfect...we emailed one of their facilitators, gave them tons of information and they set up some one from our town (volunteer) to come over and check out our place. This meant a lot to us because they truly care where these special animals go. Its more than just their job, they really care. After the visit all was a go and we made the trip (6+ hours) to Best Friends to pick up our pup.

We were immediately struck by the beauty of the surroundings. The canyons are gorgeous (especially in snow when we went) and the facilities blend in and fit so well in the landscape. Due to snow we were only able to go to the puppy area and the visitors center. We could tell though that the rest of the facilities were incredible. In going into the puppy area the cleanliness and friendlyness of the staff was great. We enjoyed talking with the caretakers and checking out the other animals housed there. It really was amazing the attention to detail they have. Our pup was brought out to play, we got to know him. He had just had shots so he was a little lethargic but the in house vet stopped by, checked him out and gave us tons of tips on how to care for him that night and what to look out for after vaccination. They also gave us phone numbers and trainer numbers to call any time, even in the middle of that night if somthing went wrong due to the vaccination. Luckily all went great.

We met with Marti our adoption coordinator and filled out the paperwork. Spent a little longer with the staff and they sent us off for the night with our pup. We had a great time visiting and were excited to go back to the hotel. Next day the called and checked up on him and thanked us for adopting him.

In the following months they have called, emailed and showed what genuine compassion and love they have for every animal that comes through their doors. We are so grateful to them for allowing us to give our pup a home and they will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thanks Best Friends

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All of our experiences with them have been wonderful.

Ways to make it better...

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

Allow them to help more and more animals. I hope they can continue to take in more animals and revolutionize the pet welfare system in this country. I really believe this organization can do it!

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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?

Online website.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 17, 2011

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August 17, 2011

Best Friends is one of the best places on earth!!! They are extremely caring and helpful. I adopted my youngest dog from them. Since the dog had to be flown to me when he was old enough, they constantly checked in to make sure things were ok....and are still in touch today. I recommend Best Friends to everyone. I love the place. Hopefully someday, whether soon or in retirement, I would like to work or volunteer there. Love them!!! You can't find better!! It is such an amazing place to have where no animal is turned away!!

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

Adopting my dog.

Ways to make it better...

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

NONE!!

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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?

Recommended by a family member.

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

Wanting to work more with helping animals.

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