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October 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 22, 2010

I first became aware of this organization in 2005. I had a Dachshund that I adored and loved that there were people out there activly doing all they could to make sure that no Dachshund went uncared for....or unloved. Through the years I followed Dare through their website and their Facebook page and even their great Ebay auctions...it was amazing to see the amount of dedication DARE showed to rehabilitate and rehome any dog that even resembled a Dachshund. In 2009 I decided to adopt one of the precious dogs in DARE's care. He has been the love of my life...and the inspiration to join DARE in their work. I have become a proud foster mom for DARE. Since I have started fostering for DARE I have realized how amazing this organization really is...and how hard they work to succeed in making sure that no Dachshund is left behind.

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

the adoption of not just one...but now two Dachshunds that were saved by DARE. By being involved with their work to create awareness...to promote education...to fundraise...and rescue any Dachshund...no matter of age, health or temperment.

Ways to make it better...

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

actively recruit for more dedicated and qualified foster homes.

October 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 22, 2010

I adopted a bonded pair of senior doxies years ago with one of them being down in the back. I fell in love with this breed and slowly started fostering. I've taken in some doxies that were in pathetic condition due to people not taking care of their pets and have seen them rebirthed to what they should be and look like. The love they give back is inmeasurable. DARE has taken in the unlovely, forgotten and abused to turn them into wonderful companions for humans that will care for them as they should be. Made up of 100% volunteers, the dediction to this organization is unmatched and as DARE adopts out it's furbabies and takes in more, the family of DARE gets bigger as we get emails and pictures of former fosters and see them at events. This is a natural high for it's volunteers as DARE people see the fruits of their labor.

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

fostering and becoming a member.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to network with the media and politicians to make the community aware of rescues.

October 21, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 21, 2010

I am a volunteer with another animal rescue group. We cross paths with DARE all the time plus I follow them on FB. They have a great organization and dedicated volunteers. They take in any and all dogs that have any doxie in them at all. They have numerous babies that have had extensive surgeries - which they pay for. Their dedication and real devotion to the breed - and animals in general - is quite wonderful. DARE is wonderful!!

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

... the various events I go to. I've seen their dogs and talked with new owners that were thrilled.

Ways to make it better...

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

.. no changes. Just give them money if I could.

October 21, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 21, 2010

I have been affiliated with DARE since 2007 and a member since 2010. DARE's open acceptance policy of taking in Dachshund and Dachshund Mix's who have been abandoned, abused or rescued from kill shelters amazes me. DARE has such a caring dedicated group of volunteers and members. Their attitude says it all....IT'S ABOUT THE DOGS! Whatever it takes, however much blood, sweat and tears goes into it - the supporters of DARE will make sure that the quality of life for their fosters is full of love, compassion and quality vet care. DARE screens all potential adoptive homes & does a thorough background check to make sure that the dog and the owner are a good match and even offers to accept the DARE dog back should the new owner ever need to surrender the dog due to life changes. The group of DARE supporters truly believe in what they are doing.

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

I have (to date) adopted 4 dogs from DARE and could not imagine my life without these wonderful fur-babies!! Being a foster mom has been so rewarding!! To know that sweet little fur babies that had been entrusted to me for care and to secure their fur-ever homes was the most important I have ever done...I put the potential adoptive families through "it" to make sure that the dogs and the families were a good match!

Ways to make it better...

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

If there were any changes that I could make in the organization I would reform the communication flow.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Communication

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

I have learned so much and been welcomed into a whole new circle of friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt so rewarded after being a foster mom and adopting out the dogs that were entrusted to me.

October 21, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
October 21, 2010

DARE is an excellent organization. Unlike other dachshund rescue groups - they take in any dog that is "part" dachshund. They take in dogs that are extremely sick, need back surgery or other surgery or have any handicap. There goal is to save them and find them good furever homes. Unless their foster homes are full, they never turn a dog away. I personally have adopted 4 dogs from them and I follow them on facebook and their website. This is a wonderful caring group of people and they operate 100% on donations. They work with vets who are willing to discount services - but even with discounts their vet expenses can be quite high.

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

I have been able to adopt four wonderful dogs that my family and I enjoy every day. I have experienced the joy of saving other dogs and then finding the perfect human match for a rescued dog. I receive a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I have saved a dog and made another person happy.

Ways to make it better...

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

I believe this organization is good. It needs more people to volunteer - there are lots of ways from being a foster home to working at helping the organization raise money - - to creating more awareness. Lack of awareness if probably the biggest issue - because that would help solve all of the other issues.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

nothing

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

humbling and satisfying

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

like I was making a difference

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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