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April 9, 2013

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August 14, 2012

A remarkable group of people who devote themselves to saving & caring for abused & endangered animals. We've adopted 2 dogs from them & will be ever grateful for the love they've brought to our liv... more

April 9, 2013

We currently have 2 dogs adopted through this wonderful group. They're most hard-working, caring, selfless, group of people I've ever met in any charitable organization. From step one of the adoption service to forever, that's how long their dedication to the pets they save & the families who are lucky enough to add them to their families.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 14, 2012

A remarkable group of people who devote themselves to saving & caring for abused & endangered animals. We've adopted 2 dogs from them & will be ever grateful for the love they've brought to our lives. CODAR allowed us the joy of saving their lives.

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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?

2012

April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

Castle of Dreams has been such a wonderful positive experience for my entire family. I am proud to volunteer for this amazing organization and to be a part in helping save the lives of puppies and dogs. As a family we all take part in the fostering process and find it very rewarding to place all of our puppies/dogs in their forever homes. Being a foster parent is only one way that you can volunteer. We always need volunteers in marketing, fund raising, dog transports, vet checks and more. Any time that you can volunteer will help save the lives of these innocent puppies and dogs that would of been put to sleep. If you are looking for a rewarding way to volunteer, consider Castle of Dreams!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

When I was first looking for a place to volunteer I feared getting in over my head but I wanted to do something to help animals. I stopped by a Castle of Dreams Rescue event and the volunteers were so nice and understanding of my concerns I signed up.
These people are angels! They are a group
of the most caring individuals I have ever met. They supported me from the first minute I started fostering and today, years later, they are still there whenever I need them. Each and every member of the Castle of Dreams team gives 110%. They are there for the right reason, to help save every dog possible.
I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. They are truly angels for each and every dog that comes their way.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue (Keyport, NJ) helped our family to heal our broken hearts and opened up an entire new Volunteer Venue for our entire family. For my only child's 10th birthday (the day after Christmas) , she was gifted with a mini-American Eskimo dog that she named Crystal, a constant companion for almost 14 years. We took her everywhere with us, even to college events in suburban Philadelphia so my daughter could visit with her while she was away at studies. Crystal passed Over the Rainbow Bridge a few weeks before Christmas '10 and our entire family was devastated and inconsolable.

My daughter begged us to adopt another dog immediately but it was just too painful to consider until one evening, almost six months later she sat by my side at the computer and said Mom, can we pleeeeasssse look at adoptable pups? We found Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue via PetFinder/Adopt a Pet and a mini American Eskimo that they had rescued from a puppy mill in Joplin, MO was available. We filled out an Adoption Application at 10:30 PM and by 8:30 AM we had received a call from the pups Foster Mom! We were vetted, had a home visit and took our beloved Snow Angel/ nka Angel home with us a few days later in May '11! Our adopted Angel truly lives up to her name!

Our experience with CODAR was so positive that I filled out a Volunteer Application and have been fostering dogs and volunteering for fundraising events with them ever since. Our family began fostering in July '11 and almost 40 pups later, and many fundraisers later, we are still dedicated to helping this Group. Our CODAR Angel has been the perfect companion and training mentor for all of our foster pups and I am convinced that she was godsent to help our family find this new path of volunteerism.

Castle of Dreams is an all volunteer, not for profit group that puts 100% of its dollars into the rescue, training, medical support and adoption of death-row and homeless dogs of all types, ages and without regard to medical condition. CODAR selflessly advocates for homeless pups and is so very deserving of everyone's support :-)

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 9, 2012

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August 9, 2012

I researched extensively before volunteering with a rescue group. I joined Castle of Dreams in 2011 and it has been the most amazing experience with the most amazing group of people. I have never seen such collaboration and dedication....many hands with one mind and heart...the mission to save one more life.

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

every life that is saved

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It has been a heart wrenching, heart warming experience. My heart breaks for every abused, broken, damaged soul that is pulled, and then sings each time I watch one grow, overcome it's past and move on to a new, safe life when it's adopted.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Amazing

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

i am a volunteer at castle of dreams. i have been with them less than a year and am on my third foster dog. my latest is a pure pitbull from jersey city. the rescue group does not do alot of pitts because it is hard to get good people to adopt them. i have had nothing but good experiences with the group. the girls are all very nice and knowledgable. whick is a very good thing in a rescue group. people who don't know there breeds or temperments are not good for a rescue or if they cant tell the behavior within a couple of hours are no good too. i have nothing but high praise for castle and i do alot of recommending of them since i used to work in a kennel for 7 years and know alot of dog people. and i will continue to foster for them and praise them and help get animals adopted thru them for as long as i can. thank you!

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

seeing all the happy dogs in forever homes. i get to go meet the new parents and see their houses and propert and see how they interact with the dogs. plus they also stay in touch with me with updates.

Ways to make it better...

if we had a small house for a volunteer to live in and maybe 5 acres of property with a barn. then we could heat and air-condition and build small rooms so that could be for the overflow of dogs that we get. the more dogs we get, the more we help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My experience with Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue has been as a volunteer foster care-giver and also as a recipient of a wonderful canine companion. This is a group of highly dedicated and caring people. They can be reached at any time of the day or night, and are responsive to every need. Working to find homes for animals who have had the misfortune to end up in kill-shelters, they manage to transport them out and find homes for them. And always, always with love. The goal is to be able to fund a no-kill shelter in the area.

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

how much dedication and organization is displayed in so many ways.

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

loving, always available, hard-working.

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

fund a no-kill shelter MUCH NEEDED in the area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

After going through the process of applying and having reference checks, a home visit, and a compatibilty test for my current dog, I just recently fostered my first puppy with Castle of Dreams. It was the most rewarding, best experience knowing I was helping a puppy find his forever home. This group is extremely well organized and the process runs so smoothly. Their hearts are truly in it for the welfare of the animal. I felt so proud to be a part of this! I am looking forward to many more rewarding opportunities working with this group in the future.

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

fostering a 3 mos. old lab/mix puppy

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

the reward of finding a forever home for an innocent puppy

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

very pleasant and well organized and truly make you feel a part of the whole process.

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

Open a "No Kill Shelter" and help many more animals in need

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 10, 2010

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February 10, 2010

My first experience came when I decided to be a volunteer and also adopt a dog. I filled out an application for a dog but alas her foster mommy decided to keep her, (personally I couldn't blame her) Anyway it was at this point that I felt I could help out many more dogs, I already had two rescues from other places, by fostering. I filled out the application to foster and after checking me out by calling my vet to see if I was a responsible pet owner Castle of Dreams brought me my first foster and let me tell you she was a wreck. She had been abused, four broken teeth, a broken shoulder and a broken toe. She was extremely dependent on me and very skittish, but who wouldn't be after all she went through. To make a long story short Chloe is now part of my family, how could I give her up, she needed all the love she could get along with a lot of understanding, There have been many puppies and dogs since then who have gone on to their forever families and Castle of Dreams has made that possible. It is a very small organization with a big heart that does as much as possible on very little. Our fosters always have dogs and puppies that are looking for a new home and until people become more aware of the plight of dogs and stop breeding ,this small but dedicated group will continue to save furbabies of all sizes and shapes!

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

how they continue to help dogs and puppies and continue to raise much needed funds to feed, vet and care for the animals.

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

helping the animals and making new friends. This group also encourages children to help out and experience the need for caring and loving people to take care of dogs.

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

warm and friendly, and willing to give of their time, even with full time jobs and only weekends to have adoption days.

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

build a much needed no kill shelter and help many more dogs and puppies. We even take our dogs back when the people feel they can no longer take care of them for what sometimes is not always the best reason.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 10, 2010

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February 10, 2010

I looked around a lot before I decided which rescue to go to and Castle of Dreams was the best I found. These people really care about the animals and work hard to find them great fur-ever homes. They support all their foster families and adoptive families and make sure each is a perfect match.

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

being a foster family. They kept in touch and answered all my many questions when I took my first dog.

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

how caring and professional they handled every aspect of finding dogs great homes.

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

help many more animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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