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August 25, 2009

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August 25, 2009

I adopted 2 Boston Terriers from this rescue organization. I was so impressed with their process that I became a volunteer! Dogs are noted if they will not be good with other pets or young children. This was very important to me. Both my dogs are great with both kids and pets. The rescue organization ALWAYS checks references and does a home visit to ensure the dogs are going to a forever home. I believe this is one of the reasons Boston Terrier Rescue of Houston is so successful. This is a very, very great organization. I will continue to donate my time and money to help.

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

I adopted 2 from them and am now a volunteer.

Ways to make it better...

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

have more volunteers so Bostons could be adopted even faster!

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

There are many kind, generous people in this world (Boston Terrier Rescue of Greater Houston volunteers) that take their personal time to do great things for this wonderful breed.

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

All great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

make it possible for even more Boston Terriers to find loving homes.

Ways to make it better...

can't think of 1 thing...

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

in need of more: money volunteers donations

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

This is a great organization....no doubt..

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 11, 2009

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August 11, 2009

I am a volunteer for this awesome nonprofit and I am also an adopter. I adopted Max in 2001 and he is a wonderful dog. We are so lucky that in the Houston Area there is a rescue where BTs have a chance to have homes like mine, where dogs are loved unconditionally and where people are patient with their quirks. What is so great about the BTRGH is that every dog is loved and cared for until they get the right home. I must stress "right" home. Every adopter and foster parent goes through an extensive application process. Everyone in BTRGH is honest about all the dogs good traits and the traits that may or may not make them perfect for a particular home. We are not just trying to give a dog a home, we are trying to give them a forever home. I am lucky to be apart of such a wondeful organization that brings so much joy to so many dogs.

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

I have adopted a dog from the organization, as well as seen BTRGH rehabilitate and place previously "unadoptable" dogs into wonderful loving homes. Dogs that would have not survived in a shelter environment have thrived through love of volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

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

No changes.

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

Interacting with the dogs. They are so starved for attention that it is so rewarding when you show them that you care the love you get back in return.

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

Everyone is wonderful and dedicated. I have to say I love the honesty of our volunteers regarding all the dogs and the ability to say "no this isn't the right home for this dog" we will wait for the perfect home.

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

Build a state of the art kennel and help so many other dogs. Right now we can't take in all the dogs we want to because we do not have the room or resources.

Ways to make it better...

I have always had good experiences.

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

Keeping up with the need of homeless BTs in the area. We need more volunteers. It would also be wonderful to have more money for a bigger facility.

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

I am so lucky to be able to volunteer with this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 8, 2009

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August 8, 2009

BTRGH is 100% volunteers - many of whom donate not only time, but money & their homes to provide foster care (which is necessary because of limited kennels & to help assimilate dogs into situations to make them better adopteds.) We take in dogs from kill shelters, frequently with less than desireable qualities such as blindness, deafness, and physical disabilities. We have vets who provide lower cost care, but we have no free care. One of our volunteers donated her garage which has been converted to a wonderful kennel, & recently updated. It is air conditioned & cleaned at least twice per week. The dogs have indoor, plus outdoor (when a volunteer is present) runs, as well as a large yard in which they play. We are active in promoting our dogs on Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, MySpace & any medium we can find. We participate in festivals such as Houston Heights First Saturdays, The Dog Show, The Home Show, etc. We have adoption days at Petsmarts around town. We do our best as working volunteers to promote adopting; public awareness of adoption v. buying from puppy mills; promote spay/neuter (as all our dogs have been); and, in general, the proper care and needs of dogs. I believe that our group of just volunteers loves these animals so much, that we give more time often than we should in an effort to see these babies get to their forever home. (Some of our dogs don't make it, and end up at the Rainbow Bridge, but they are loved and cared for until the end. We do not support kill.)

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

The Houston Dog Show, The Houston Heights White Linen Night, The Home Show, Petsmart, and on MySpace, Twitter, Blogspot, and Facebook.

Ways to make it better...

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

run it just like it is running - with lots of appreciation and recognition to the volunteers, and promotions of the pets as at many places as we can get into.

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

I know that there are many dogs who are being saved, not only directly by our efforts, but indirectly through our work on educating the public on adoption v. purchase, and support of non-kill organizations such as the BTRGH.

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

great, helpful, kind, and interested in successfully caring for and placing the dogs. There is no staff - just volunteers who are involved because they care.

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

build its own HUGE facility, which could take in even more animals; spend more on educating the public about puppy mills & spay/neuter & perhaps even offer free/reduced services; microchip pets to reduce loss; ensure no kills & provide adopters w more inf

Ways to make it better...

they had more money with which to provide a separate kennel for the sick and contagious animals, as well as more volunteers who could foster the dogs to help them become "better" behaved which enhances their chances at staying at the forever home.

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

limited finances, especially in the current state of the economy. The financial limitations are further stressed by the dumping of more pets by those who can no longer afford to keep them. Our intake has gone up significantly, as has most shelters.

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

everyone should find a niche in which they volunteer at least some of their time. Volunteering is rewarding, and it is the right thing to do as we all benefit from the efforts of fellow humans - as do all of those who cannot speak for themselves.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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