Friends Of Homeless Animals Inc

Rating: 4.73 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: c/o Doris Baker 8055 Bonita Drive Marathon FL 33050 USA

Mission: Our Mission Statement is to help ALL Dogs in need when resources permit. We are a rescue for small breed dogs. We do not turn away dogs due to age or health. We take in the dogs that need rescue.
Results: We average rescuing over 750 dogs per year. Our annual intake in over 1000. Without our fosters to open their hearts and homes or our adopters to give these special dogs 'Forever Homes' we could not help as many as we do. Thank you for helping to save these dogs from euthanasia.
Target demographics: Most of our fosters are located in the NE States but we have rescue homes all across the US. We cover AR, MO, IL, KY, and other Southern states as well.
Geographic areas served: We mainly adopt our dogs in the NE, United States. We do have some adoptions in other states as well.
Programs: We help teach dog training techniques and also help to educate the public about spay/neuter and its importance to keep dogs from being euthanized in shelters.
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

People need to insure they have their facts before they are critical. It is an old post but needs to be addressed. There are TWO Friends of Homeless Animals. Joette Bailey & Sharon Loudenslager are obviosly talking about the one in Virginia. The one posted HERE is in Rhode Island. We do not have any Virginia fosters.....and would not have turned someone down due to their geographical area. If the person meets our adoption standards and requirements, we adopt the dog. We never say based solely on location.



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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a volunteer and a client. I have fostered several dogs for this organization. Any and all concerns I had were handled in a prompt and professional manner. Our leaders put in countless hours of work to ensure all dogs get vetting before they're placed in foster homes. Adopters are screened, via home visits and reference checks.

I adopted a senior terrier mix from FOHA. Scruffy gave us three wonderful years. He was a loyal, loving dog from the moment he entered our home and jumped up on the recliner. We were soulmates.

Animal rescue is a heartwrenching, often thankless venture. This rescue rises seamlessly to ever an changing climate and maintains its focus on those it serves; the animals.

I would not hesitate to recommend changing your life, and the life of an animal, through adoption and/or support of FOHA.

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

Volunteering for, financially supporting, and adopting from FOHA.

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

Recruit additional volunteers so that we may save even more animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with FOHA for a little over 3 years now. I have fostered various dogs and adopted two, all of which would have been euthanized otherwise. FOHA is a wonderful rescue, founded by our fearless leader Roie, who is an incredible woman that works 24/7 for her dogs. The circle of volunteers she has built over the years, always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of these dogs!! When I look at the many lives we have saved and are in loving homes, since I've been volunteering, it is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!! We are always looking for new foster homes and volunteers to continue building this rescue to the incredible size it has reached. Join, become a volunteer, foster a dog in need, it is one of lifes most rewarding experiences. I can guarantee I have learned so many things from caring for these dogs. One of lifes many priceless pleasures has been fostering and volunteering time for this rescue!!

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

Fostering and volunteering.

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

The only thing I would do different is find a volunteer that concentrated on advertising and recruiting new foster homes only. We always seem to have a shortage of homes and it causes some pain and anguish knowing the dogs we cannot pull and put into foster homes will be euthanized.

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?

To have more foster homes available.

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

Absolutely, it is a dedication, energy and involvement that you cannot explain in words.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Wonderful and overjoyed when dogs go to their family.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with FOHA for almost 3 yrs. now and probably fostered around 30 dogs and puppies as well that would have been euthanized. It is a wonderful group of people who always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of our dogs. These dogs are mostly death row dogs that would suffer a horrible death by gas. When I look at the many we have saved and are in loving homes now I am overjoyed. Roie takes on the sick, injured, and dogs that no one else would give a chance at a good life. She makes sure they get that chance through FOHA.

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

Having the great feeling that I have done what is right for all involved

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

Don't mess with a good thing. We are like a well oiled machine.

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?

2011

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

Nothing, we all work well together

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

I have learned so much about caring for the sick and injured, and taking care of puppies. I have met so many new people that I now call friends. i stay in touch with about 90% of the wonderful people who have chosen my fosters to adopt.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel as I am doing a good thing. Every time a foster gets adopted it makes room for one more to be saved.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What a difference we can make!!! However, like other groups, we depend upon the charity of others for ultimate success!! Each volunteer selflessly houses "disposable dogs" and cares for them until they are adopted. With the rise of commerical breeding facilities,the expense of vetting an animal, and the economy, our demand has been increasing at a rate that we cannot keep up with. Any available funds would increase our chances of future participation in this worthwhile organization!!

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

so many successful adoptions. My daily plight is to educated the public about "rescue animals" and the importance of spay/neutering your animals!

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

Get the public involved more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this rescue for about 3yrs now. I am very proud to say I am a member of their volunteers. Under the leadership of Roie Griego and Doris Baker this group has continued to grow and help 100's of dogs by rescuing them from euthanasia and finding them forever homes.

We are one of the largest rescues in the NE and continue to get recommendations from other rescues on a daily basis. Whenever a shelter or rescue needs help, they call on us. In this economic time, when quite a few of the shelters are closing, we continue to be a strong group. We continue our work with our mission to help 'All dogs who need help'.

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

My daily life. I foster dogs for this group and also help with their website issues.

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

Help to bring more fosters into the fold to help us foster more dogs. We are recruiting daily but it seems the volunteers have fallen in numbers.

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?

There is nothing I would change.

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

I have learned so much more about rescuing under the leadership of Roie Griego. She has extensive knowledge and experience in rescuing dogs. It has helped me learn quite a lot to help me in other areas of my life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel very gratified I am able to give back to my community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have fostered dogs for this organization and have found the organization to be very responsible, responsive and caring. All dogs are given everything they need in order to be healthy and well cared for until they can find a home of their own.

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

I have personally experienced this organization spending money whenever necessary to provide all the medical care a dog needs despite the costs.

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

I am not aware of any changes that should be made.

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