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March 12, 2014

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March 12, 2014

Annie Hart changed my life! I recently applied to adopt a dog through Bill Foundation. Annie called me right after receiving my application and she spoke with me for more than an hour. The dog I was interested in wasn't the right fit for me but she had ideas of who might be. She was completely right in her assessment and she helped match me with my new best friend.

Annie was was there to support me every step of the way and provided great tips on how to set up my house to be safe, training, great vets. The list goes on. I would have been lost without all the advice she gave me.

After I adopted, I started following Bill Foundation on Facebook and the stories/videos Annie posts have me in tears daily. Usually they are happy tears and she has restored my faith in humanity. She's inspired me so much that I have now begun to volunteer with my local shelter.

My family and friends are amazed by the change they have seen in me over the past 8 months and I sincerely have Annie Hart to thank for it. From reading everyone's comments on the facebook page, it seems there are many others that feel the same as I do about Annie Hart and Bill Foundation.

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I wish there were more rescue videos. I know they are time consuming, but they really are amazing to see. There is only one other group out there that makes them, but they have made a huge impact on myself and people all around the world.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 21, 2013

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October 21, 2013

My experience with the Bill Memorial Foundation was fabulous. I have a new family member and I owe it all to Ms. Annie Hart. I had never adopted a pet before (our cat had adopted us when he showed up on thanksgiving) but this was something new and special. We wanted a dog in our home and Annie guided us throughout the entire process. She explained the reasons why we had to fill out an application (it is about MATCHMAKING not about judging)

We arrived at the adoption day to meet the dog we had hoped to adopt. We were very excited. He was very hyper and Annie sat us down and told us that this dog required a lot of walks and was a young excitable dog. My husband is a senior citizen and I have struggled with sciatica. Annie then introduced us to an older sweet girl who just wanted to snuggle in our laps.

We were and are still in love. Don't get me wrong, we do have play time and take short walks but we don't do hikes. Our family is complete with our new "daughter" She is our princess.

Thank you Annie and Bill Foundation. We feel blessed.

C.B.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 30, 2012

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2 previous reviews - show all
July 7, 2011

I know I shared my story last year but I wanted to add to it by saying that although we are not looking to adopt another 'baby' at this time (our Florrie keeps us plenty busy) we recommend the Bill Fo... more

November 30, 2012

These people have hearts of gold - they rescue dogs that were surely scheduled to be euthanized - the little gitl I got from them had been beaten and abused - starved (weighed in at less that 7 pounds) was not a year old and had a litter a already. The Bill Foundation KNEW that in her condition she was surely going to be put dsoiwn. I saw the potential - she is a wonderful loving dog with long beautiful hair (she really was bald) ... we adore her. The last dog we adopted from them only made it to 7 years old as he had a heart condition - I'm telling you - these are wonderful people - please give them some money so they can save more lives. Thank you!

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 7, 2011

I know I shared my story last year but I wanted to add to it by saying that although we are not looking to adopt another 'baby' at this time (our Florrie keeps us plenty busy) we recommend the Bill Foundation all the time and stop by their adoption events quite often. Whenever a friend loses a well loved pet it has become our custom to make a donation to the Bill Foundation in their memory. Of all the pet adoption groups I am familair with - there are many - I find few to be as caring and conscientious as this group. I wish I hac a million dollars to give them to confinue thier amazing work!!

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

the time they spent interviewing my family and checking out my house before they would leave our little guy here

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

I would find money to anable them to grow!

July 5, 2010

We had just lost a dog after his lengthy cardiac problem (the poor little guy was under the care of veterinary cardiologist) and were hesitant to adopt again so soon ... but were lucky enough to find the Bill Foundation. We went to one of their adoption locations 'just to look' and fell in love with a timid little girl that they had rescued from the pound. I was so impressed, not only by the quality of the home that was fostering our soon-to-be baby girl, but with Bill Foundation's follow up and interview process. Someone came to our home, checked us for dog securtiy and interviewed us at great length before they would leave our current little girl 'Florrie' with us. Their care of her prior to our adoption was amazing ... they are wondeful people donating their time to an amazing organization. I wish I cpould make a donation to them every day for giving us our little girl ... we can't thank them enough for rescuing her from a sheler and for allowing us to adopt her. They are the water mark by which the quality of all pet adoption agencies should be measured.

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

regards to pet adoption ...

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

OUTSTANDING!

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

save so many more dogs from death at the hands of overcrowded pet shelters

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
September 10, 2011

We adopted our dog Spencer from the Bill Foundation in March 2008. We had recently suffered the sudden loss of one our dogs and our remaining dog was becoming very lonely without her companion. The Bill Foundation was great about helping find a dog that would fit into our home with our existing dog and lifestyle. They have kept in touch with annual anniversary cards. After attending a couple of their adoption fairs I know they do great work for the dogs and dogs lovers of LA.

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

the dog adoption process.

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

make no changes.

July 6, 2011

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1 previous review
July 5, 2010

I contacted Bill Foundation about a tiny six-pound Chihuahua they had listed online named Andrew. When I went to meet him, they told me he was a little disabled. They had taken great care of him and r... more

July 6, 2011

Bill Foundation does--in my opinion--some of the world's most important work: looking out for the welfare of LA's abandoned, forgotten, misbegotten and forsaken dogs. One dog at a time, Bill Foundation saves animals from the shelter without prejudice, often pulling the animals with little time left or a lower chance of adoption.

Their truly selfless founders and volunteers take great care in placing dogs in loving, safe homes--they don't compromise standards to rush placement. I cannot praise this organization highly enough, nor stress the importance and need to support it.

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

I was lucky enough to adopt through Bill Foundation, and have new been proud mom to a six-pound special-needs chihuahua mix for more than three years.

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

The only change I would make to this foundation would be to see it funded more fully to support its good work.

July 5, 2010

I contacted Bill Foundation about a tiny six-pound Chihuahua they had listed online named Andrew. When I went to meet him, they told me he was a little disabled. They had taken great care of him and rehabilitated him after he had languished without proper care for his injuries in another shelter. Now we've been best friends for two-and-a-half years, and Andrew can even run up stairs. I am so grateful to this organization for giving Andrew a chance at a good life and giving me a chance to adopt him.

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

In my own life, which has been enriched immensely since I adopted my dog through Bill Foundation. He is special needs, and city shelter might not have given him a chance at recovery. Now he is a happy, healthy dog and my best friend.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 16, 2011

I am a return client, we found two of our dogs at The Bill Foundation. The most striking thing, when you spend time with the founders, or any of the other volunteers, you are struck that they all "walk the walk". Not only did we find our new family members, we were also inspired to do more ourselves to help homeless animals.
I strongly recommend both adopting from TBF and supporting them in any way you can.

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

The addition of our two dogs to the family was more meaningful than I could have imagined. The Bill Foundation rescued them, took care of them, and got them ready to come home.

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I think it is very well run.

February 20, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 20, 2011

How shall I begin to tell you all about Gallagher. We adopted him 5 years ago Feb. 23, because we recieve a card every year on his adoption date. We are not really sure of his age. I saw him on line after losing our dog (Teddi) after 18 years. It took a long time to even look on line for another dog. I couldn't bear going to a shelter. I saw another dog that we wanted to adopt so we went to where the adoption was being held. We looked for the dog we had seen on line and also looked at others.
As we walked by one of the cages we say a precious, adorable , quiet
little guy sitting straight up looking straight at us out of his cage. Love at first sight. We were told he had been adopted out 3 times and was returned because he was kind of grumpy,and sometimes snapped at people( Alpha Male) He was not to good with kids. We took him home and gave him lots of love and very little decipline. He could not have turned out to be a more loving little boy. By the way he loves our grandkids 6 and 10. Gosh you would think I was writing a novel.
Bill Foundation is the best. We all know money is tight but I know they would appreciate any help.
Thank you for Gallagher,his real name!!!!

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Lots of help and support when we adopted Gallagher. They are very thorough and follow up when the dogs are adopted. We get a yearly reminder card and thank you from them. Very kind and hard working people especially Jo who has been extremely helpful to us. Thank you all Debe Brooks

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I would want to donate more money for these wonderful organization and the amimals they save!!!!!! We should have an organization like this in every city.

January 31, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 31, 2011

4 years ago, we were healed enough from the loss of our previous dog to finally look for another one. The Bill Foundation has a website with photos and profiles of each dog. We saw Hudson there, looking very sharp in his red harness. The profile turned out to be extremely accurate. Hudson was described as lovable once you got to know him, possessive of his toys, and needing special care at first. He had been abandoned in a backyard after the owners moved away. We went in to get Hudson during an Open House and happened to find Ruby there too. She is a friendly doxie who stuck her paws through the bars to say hello. We couldn't resist her, so we took both of them. They were healthy, loving, adaptable, friendly characters who have enhanced our lives. The Bill Foundation is committed to finding good safe homes and we didn't mind the home visit before the adoption was final. They recommended crating which we don't believe in, but things quickly worked out very well. Thanks for our wonderful family members!

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

by adopting 2 of their dogs

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

none

November 21, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 21, 2010

We adopted Taryn 8 years ago. We adopted Chester 5 years ago. They are the best of friends and love each other. They continue to bring unending joy to me, my husband and our chuildren. Working with the Bill Foundation has only been a positive experience. They were insturmnetal in helping us settle the dogs in our home. We even fostered a dog for them, Bootsie (who we called Bernie). We would have adopted him too, but he was too aggressive for Taryn, who getting on in age. The profiles on their dogs are accurate and truthful. The volunteers are loving and really advocate for successful matches. The owners were very helpful when we needed some guidance 8 years ago. I have recommended teh BIll Foundation to countless people. They are the only foundation I would go to if I ever wanted to adopt again.

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

Taryn had been abused and neglected. She need much love and time in the beginning. The BIll Fouundation was instrumental in providing the support we needed to get her settled.

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

Go back to doiong the adoptions on Sundays in beverly HIlls on Robertson.

October 28, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 28, 2010

We adopted our dog through the Bill Foundation 8 years ago and have been tremendously impressed by the work they do matching rescued dogs with loving homes. They also follow up on a regular basis and make sure the dog has a microchip and an ID that would notify the Bill Foundation if the dog was lost. We believe they are a tremendous organization and are happy to make ongoing donations to support them and recommend that others do as well.

The Great!

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

having adopted an amazing dog that has been a wonderful addition to our household.

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

help them have more funding available to continue what they are already doing so well.

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