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July 5, 2010

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July 5, 2010

This is a FANTASTIC organization - for dogs and for their prospective new people! I knew very little about dogs when I first decided I wanted to adopt. Bill Foundation staff members spent time telling me about things I should think about, look for, and know. They told me how they screen new families (e.g., home visits, etc.) and how their operation works to match dogs with people. They also indicated that I should feel free to utilize them for information even if I went with another rescue. I was incredibly impressed with the selfless help I received from the Bill Foundation and with their solid commitment to placing dogs with the most compatible people. (Since that time, I have been to more than one of their dog adoptions and viewed their web site & available dog listings on multitudinous occasions.) They make every effort to ensure that their rescues have the least possible amount of additional trauma. I am so certain of them that I have stipulated in my will that, should my first choice be unavailable upon my death, the Bill Foundation should take custody of and place my dogs. I have also left the Foundation a portion of whatever funds I may have when I die. Whatever amount that may be, it will in no way reimburse them for the immense expenditure of time, effort, and materials that they lovingly provide to the animal and human public. In my opinion, the Bill Foundation should be the model on which all animal rescues operate.

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

my attempts to adopt a dog (see above review) and in my attendance at various dog adoptions simple as a "Looky Lou"!!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 5, 2010

We adopted a 10 month old mutt from Bill Foundation in 2004. He was pretty homely looking with his ears back, but he was the only black furry dog available, and that is what I had always had. ONce he was at ease and his ears perked up, we have the most adorable terrier mix ever. Hie is so glad to have found a home that he pays us back every way he can think of. BF drove him over an hour to bring him to us and see our home to be sure it was suitable. We filled out lengthy adoption papers, promised to keep the BF tag on him at all times, and were told about his ID chip. BF could not have done a more thorough job of caring for our dog Scruffy.

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

BF stays in touch with me annually, and has many intriguing fund raisers. We went to one at a stylish venue in Hollywood which was lots of fun, with a good silent auction, etc.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 5, 2010

I have seen so many dogs change not only their demeanor but their trust and overall well being because of the bill foundation. They not only save lives but they enable lives to flourish from animals and humans alike. I personally know franklin- he has the most upbeat unique personality and I have the bill foundation to thank for this. I know they are in financial trouble due to the recession. We as a community need to strive to keep this place open!!

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

adoption, well being, better healthcare for these animals...the areas are essentially endless. this company has as I said above changed these dogs lives and the humans that have been a part of the process in any way was well.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 5, 2010

We wanted to adopt a second dog after the elder of our two dogs died six years ago. The first adoption didn't work out -- the new dog didn't get along with ours. But bringing her back to the Bill Foundation guaranteed her a second chance. Our second try with the Bill foundation brought us our beloved ridgeback -- he and our first dog are best friends. We love this organization for their compassion, care and dedication.

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

It's a wonderful non-profit.

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

I wish they had more money. I give when I can. There's nothing wrong with this organization as far as I can tell.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

people who think carefully about matching animals with people. And best of all -- our great dog!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, dedicated and kind.

Ways to make it better...

couldn't have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fund raising in a time of economic austerity.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you contribute to this non-profit, you can trust that your money is welcome and well-used. And adopting a dog from them is a great way to save a life while enriching your own.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 5, 2010

This organization is one of those rare ones where you can see, from the founders to each volunteer, that they "walk the walk". BF is an incredibly efficient organization. You get the feeling that they watch every dollar, but yet pay extreme attention to, of course, the care of the dogs, and beyond that, making certain that when a dog is adopted it is a good match.

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

I have adopted two dogs from the Bill Foundation. Both times, I felt that great care was given to make sure the animals would do well in my home, and that we'd all be happy.

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

I think they just need more funding, all their ideas are sound and creative.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that i felt well taken care of and confident in the decision to adopt, all the bases were covered.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Inspiring!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much. First rescue so many more animals, perhaps have their own facilty.

Ways to make it better...

It was great.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Knowing the folks from the Bill Foundation changed the way I look at rescue and adoption, made me better.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 5, 2010

The Bill Foundation does a wonderful job rescuing animals. We were looking for a Jack Russelll terrier - not the easiest of dogs, so often abandoned by owners. Through the Foundation, we found a perfect little female, Polly. Even though we have owned Russells for 30 years, the Foundation was meticulous in making sure we would provide a suitable home and even insisted that we make provision for Polly in our estate plan, which we did the next time we revised it. Their standards are high nd we are happy to be financial supporters and fans.

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

Adopting our pet Jack Russell terrier

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 1, 2010

I found out about the Bill Foundation when I adopted my wonderful dog, Zachary, from them. Zachary had previously been hit by a car with multiple fractures. The BF rescued him from the shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanized and provided appropriate medical care. His foster home was the greatest. The application process was designed to find the best possible home. Zachary has been with me for 8 years now, and I cannot thank BF enough for saving him. For awhile I became a volunteer with BF reviewing applications before my regular job became much more time-consuming. Over time, I adopted three more BF dogs. They are the delight of my life! Thank you BF!

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

I have successively been a client, a volunteer and a donor for the BF.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing dogs rescued, become healthy and find good homes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent in every way.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand services!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 1, 2010

We will be forever grateful to The Bill Foundation for rescuing our beloved Mazie from death row in South Central 8 years ago! She is Daddy's Girl and Mama's Mouse and she is one of the most unique dogs I have ever met! We adore and cherish her! Sylva Kelegian and Jude Ciccolella

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

By adopting a dog they rescued from Death row.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My Dog

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Terrific

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help millions of dogs!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

While I was searching unsuccessfully in Los Angeles for a small dog to adopt, someone luckily referred me to the Bill Foundation. The people there were very conscientious and kind in helping me choose a little female mixed terrier, and gave us plenty of time to get used to one another. They had already provided significant medical care for this dog, who was in bad shape when they rescued her. Her "foster mother" stayed in touch with me for a long time, and continued to offer helpful advice. Tashi has been my dear companion for over 6 years now; we have a happy life together, and are most grateful to the Bill Foundation for their good works.

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

adopting one of their rescued dogs.

Ways to make it better...

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

wish that I could leave them a fortune.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their complete dedication to their work and personal connection to clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

It's been over 6 years, so the only person I remember is my dog's charming and helpful "foster mother." I'm sure everyone there was attentive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rescue even more abandoned and abused animals, and expand its support of 'no-kill' shelters.

Ways to make it better...

No complaints.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The need for funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish I had more money to donate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004

June 30, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 30, 2010

I have had rescue dogs my entire life and have explored many different rescue groups in my various searches for new canine companions. I can honestly say that I have never been so impressed with a rescue organization as I have been with Bill Foundation. I am most impressed by the group's devotion to matching the right dog with the right adopter. They are determined to make the right match, so that the client is happy and, more importantly, so that a dog who has already had a traumatic experience does not have to go through that again. They keep a dog as long as it takes to find the right forever home. I have two wonderful dogs rescued by Bill Foundation, and I'm so grateful for what they do that I have fostered dogs for them as well.

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

having gone through the process of adopting dogs from them.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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