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September 27, 2012

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September 27, 2012

I have been involved in rescue for almost 15 years; I am so fortunate that my path crossed with For the Love of Pits rescue. Being involved in rescue, there are happy times and sad times, but being involved with For the Love of Pits is a huge warm smile in your heart. It is an amazing organization that is doing it right. They are not only involved helping rescue pit bulls in need but they also try to help and keep families and their beloved pets together through educating the public, training of their rescue dogs and training for the public, vaccination clinics to help with the expenses of people experiencing difficult times, consultations with animal behaviorists. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things this wonderful rescue and it’s amazing volunteers do on a regular bases.

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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

September 27, 2012

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August 9, 2011

I originally became involved with For the Love of Pits® as a foster to an urgent dog in need. This dog faced euthanasia at the city kennel merely because of her breed. For the Love of Pits saved he... more

September 27, 2012

I started volunteering with For the Love of Pits in the Fall of 2008, after replying to an urgent plea for a foster home. What I experienced from this group was extraordinary! Unlike other rescue groups, For the Love of Pits took the time to help with the transition of dogs in my home, they provided everything that I (and the dog) needed and was always just a phone call away if I needed them. I had been involved with other rescue groups and never could understand why foster homes were always "left in the dark" after they took in a dog. For the Love of Pits understands that their foster homes are their #1 priority in saving dogs!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 9, 2011

I originally became involved with For the Love of Pits® as a foster to an urgent dog in need. This dog faced euthanasia at the city kennel merely because of her breed. For the Love of Pits saved her but needed a place for her to heal while they searched for her forever home. As a foster, I saw how dedicated Shana was to helping not only pit bull type dogs but also their owners. Shana (and Kim) were very helpful to me as a foster and I decided that I could repay them by becoming a volunteer. We have since found a home for my foster and I am now fostering another dog and am even more involved with the group. I am proud to say that I'm a member of For the Love of Pits because not only are we helping pit bulls but also helping to raise awareness for this misunderstood breed and educate others about them.

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

fostering, volunteering, fundraising and educating

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

If I could, I would provide a facility to FTLOP's so that we could help more dogs.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

October 7, 2011

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October 7, 2011

I have a pitbull of my own and so I am very dedicated to saving this breed and fighting the injustices that threaten these wonderful dogs. I came across For The Love of Pits and I am sure glad that I did. Shana and her team are so dedicated and have shared a lot of information that I truly found helpful. Their love and generousity for these dogs is truly amazing. I would like to become a volunteer or foster, and help them out more when my schedule permits. In the meantime, I have been and will continue to be a donor to this organization because they are doing great work and are so deserving of the public's help to continue to educate, rescue, foster, and adopt out these wonderful dogs. FTLOP is truly dedicated to the pitbulls of NE Ohio and to the humans who are owned by them.

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

helping abused and neglected pitbulls in NE Ohio, as well as provide better chances for sheltered pits to get adopted.

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

wish that they had a sanctuary so that they could take in even more deserving pitbulls.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Helping to get deserving dogs out of the shelters and help train them. Also, sponsor the organization so that they can keep going and help the dogs who are ill or need additonal treatments.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

For all of the above. The previous donation was to help get medical treatment for a sick and starving pit.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It is a wonderful organization with great volunteers and fosters. They are truly dedicated to helping these wonderful dogs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 17, 2011

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August 17, 2011

For The Love of Pits truly has helped educate us on this fantastic breed. When we first took in a rescued Pit Bull that was going to be shot by our local police, we were unsure what this "terrible breed" would bring into our family, coming from a life of abuse, neglect and potentially either a bait dog or fighter. She surprised us all. Smart, gentle and full of energy, she really showed us what this breed can do and how wonderful they really are. For the Love of Pits gave us plenty of advice, emails and personal phone calls to help us understand where she came from, how to train her properly and most of all, to PROVE to us time and time again with FACTS that this "terrible breed", "monster", "killer" dog is in FACT a product of it's environment and it's either RESPONSIBLE or irresponsible owners. For The Love of Pits trained US as individuals on how to care for an abused dog with little to no training and social skills....
THUS, because of the extensive facts, training and HELP from For The Love of Pits-- We adopted another Pit Bull puppy AND have become huge supporters of the breed and try to let everyone know that they truly are one of america's most miss understood breeds and they need to be given a CHANCE.
For the Love of Pits is also honest in their business and their meaning for the breed. They don't hold back with "eye opening, heart breaking" images, videos and information about the awful abuse these dogs go through on a daily basis in our own back yards. Without those images, stories and information, I do not feel we would understand the breed at all like we do now. They try and spread the word about this wonderful breed of dog and by speaking up and speaking out, that is how things will get changed around here.
For The Love of Pits is a great Non-Profit and they truly have the BEST intentions in mind for the breed and they really know their information and can provide a the knowledge and help many people need to understand and to give the Pit Bull and many other abused "bully breeds" a chance!
Thanks to For The Love of Pits...we now have 2 beautiful Pit Bulls in our home that bring us love, joy and companionship with plenty of high energy to come home to everyday.

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Adoption of a Pit Bull: For The Love of Pits is a great Non-Profit and they truly have the BEST intentions in mind for the breed and they really know their information and can provide a the knowledge and help many people need to understand and to give the Pit Bull and many other abused "bully breeds" a chance! Thanks to For The Love of Pits...we now have 2 beautiful Pit Bulls in our home that bring us love, joy and companionship with plenty of high energy to come home to everyday.

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

None. They are wonderful- We just wish more people knew about them!

August 14, 2011

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August 14, 2011

Thanks to For the Love of Pits, we've added a very sweet pitbull, Dillon, to our family. FTLOP rescued him from a horrible hoarding situation. They helped us with his health, adoption, training, and being responsible dog owners. Dillon is thriving and even received his Canine Good Citizen thanks to FTLOP!!

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

fostering and training a dog

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

I think FTLOP does a great job with their resources.

August 14, 2011

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August 14, 2011

FLOP is a wonderful organization who saves awesome dogs and provides me up to date information. We are so lucky they saved a pit named Renee who we adopted from FLOP. She's the apple of our eye! FLOP's assessment of Renee provided the right information so we knew she'd be a good match to our life-style and fit in with our family. Renee is silly to make us laugh, but also knows when its time to work and behave. She passed the Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors. We are very sport oriented and Renee fits in nicely with that too - she's always up to give any sport a try. We are very thankful to FLOP for saving her and also accurately describing her so we could be certain she'd be a perfect fit into our family.

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

that the assessment they provided of a dog they saved was accurate and complete. They also provided much information to us regarding pits and what to expect owning one and also some good 'do's' and 'don'ts'. They've continued to provide information to us on dog behavior as well as legislative information.

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

love to see it grow and have a permanent location including some kennels, a training center and even a sports center for dogs!

August 13, 2011

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August 13, 2011

For The Love of Pits always sends me e.mail updates concerning current legislation within the state of Ohio concerning breed specific laws that are being considered and negatively effect the pitbull breed and their owners. Attached to these emails are email addresses, phone numbers, etc to the involved law makers and politicians, giving citezens a means of contacting these officials and voicing their concerns. I believe that on many occasions, the voice of the people has made a positive difference for the dogs and their owners. Unfortunately Cleveland, Oh has a policy of not adopting pitbulls the city kennel takes in, regardless of their temperament, all are euthanized. FLOP rescues some of these dogs, places them in foster homes and eventually finds adoptive homes for them. FLOP also raises money for dogs in certain situations where medical treatment or some other assistance is needed. The information they provide is more than most people with busy lives would have time to gain on their own. They motivate and facilitate people to effectively help their mission.

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

Gave co workers information FLOP provided about a seminar concerning the body language of dogs, realizing what is threatening and non threatening behavior. Then using this knowledge to lessen the chance of a negative encounter.

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it larger so it could help more dogs.

August 12, 2011

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August 12, 2011

I had the pleasure of seeing this organization in action when the animal welfare league in my area did a raid that seized 162 dogs and a lot of other animals. Most of the dogs were pit bull. For the Love of Pits were there very day evaluating and working with the dogs in order to get them adopted or to help find shelters that would take some of them. They would interact with each dog and teach them commands and how to interact with people. They treated each dog as if they were their own. They were there every day even though the drive was an hour away for them. They took many videos of the dogs for future use. When we had the experience to have one of the dogs put down that many of us got close to Shana and Tish went out of their way to tell the animal shelter that they would take him to their vet and stay with him. They went even as far to ask my husband and I to go with them. Under the circumstances we said "no" and they took him and were with him to the end. This, I felt, was over and above what they had to do. We looked to this group to help us till the end of getting these dogs homes or other shelters-they gave us, as volunteers, a lot of support. When we were down to 29 dogs and they were taken to a kennel, which was donated by the owners, we still looked to For the Love of Pits for help and their knowledge of how to teach and show us how to teach these dogs things which maybe as volunteers did not know how to do. They continued to travel to help us out which was greatly appreciated. There was also one of the dogs, Helen, who was deaf, that my husband and I got so attached to. Shana helped us get her into the shelter CODA in Brooklyn Ohio who only take deaf and blind dogs where she is being taken care of and given the love she so deserves. This was so personally grateful for my husband and myself because we needed to know that Helen would be taken good care of and tended to in a different way because of her handicap. Without Shana's help I don't know what we would have done. For the Love of Pits have gone out of their way to educate the public that pit bulls are very loving dogs and can be trusted in ways some of the public would never think of. They are gentle with children and not of "bad rap" some people label them as. For the Love of Pits have given of their time, personal experience, and their love to the many dogs they have rescued, each of them equally. This is one group that should be commended for what they do for these dogs and I for one will always hold them to the highest gratitude. This is one group that I hope will get the many thanks they so deserve. They have more then a 5 star rating as far as i am concerned!!!! Thank you FOR THE LOVE OF PITS!!!!!!!

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

what seemed an impossible journey at the time when we met them. This was the first time i was involved in taking care of dogs from a raid and it was quite a journey for a year-many laughs and tears involved. This organization made it easier for us as volunteers to understand the pit bull and they showed us how this dog could be such joy to be around.

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

NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES-THEY ARE GREAT!!!!

August 11, 2011

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August 11, 2011

For the Love of Pits is an incredibly hard working and dedicated organization. They have saved, trained and brought back to health many amazing dogs who are now loving companions and a great joy to the families lucky enough to adopt them.

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

The wonderful dogs I've met who came from this rescue.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help them get more funding

August 10, 2011

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August 10, 2011

We are extremely lucky to have For The Love of Pits here in NE Ohio. My daughter has rescued 2 pitt bull dogs and they are wonderful companions.

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

My daughter fostered for them and they were wonderful about getting the dog the medical care she needed.

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

I wish they could get more foster homes.

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