Helping Out Pets Everyday

Rating: 4.94 stars   89 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 2005 Upland CA 91785 USA

Mission: Formed by the desire to save lives, and as advocates for all canine and feline animals, guided in the spirit of being the caretakers of God?s creatures, stewards to young people through example and leadership, entrusted with educating the public on spaying and neutering, empowered through volunteer dedication, and committed in our mission to make a difference.
Target demographics: rescue at risk dogs and cats from high kill shelters.
Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of dogs and cats through our spaying and neutering program with Western University's VACS program and by rescuing dogs and cats that were going to be euthanized at high kill shelters. Since 2003 we have placed over 1000 dogs and cats in qualified homes.
Geographic areas served: Southern CA—Inland Empire
Programs: spaying and neutering. We have provided spay/neuter opportunities for dogs and cats of pet owners in the community since 2004.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Last year I was looking for a dog that would be a good fit for me and my mom. She/he had to get along with cats and be an indoor dog. She/he also needed to be mellow enough for my mom to walk and work with. HOPE matched us up with the perfect dog. she has been in our home for a year and gets along great with the cats. She is sweet and loving, just the right dog for our family.

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

I believe HOPE is a well run organization that really tries to rescue dogs and cats and match them up with the right family. I don't know of any areas that need improvement except for more financial resources to complete their mission.

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?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

We adopted 2 cats, at separate times, from Hope. They were very thorough of their adoption process and their expectations. They don't just get pets adopted, they make sure it's a great match between the family and the animal. They care so much for the animals they want them to have forever homes. We had adopted one cat, and thought of adopting another a few months later, and there was no question, we went back to Hope.

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

Allow for more funding and volunteers so they would be available more often than once a week for adoptions. They are doing such an amazing thing, the only think I would change is allowing it to happen more often.

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?

2013

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I love HOPE. Every time I look at the beautiful, loving rescue laying at my side as I read, watch tv or work at my computer I am filled with joy and thankfulness - so thankful because if not for HOPE my spunky terrier mix with the "face of a thousand expressions" would have ended up another casualty of an overcrowded, high kill shelter. Thank you, thank you, thank you HOPE!!!

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?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We were devastated when we lost our Aussie 6 years ago. And we were not sure we would ever want another dog. After 6 months, my husband walked into PetSmart and "found" Gracie, a 5 year old Golden mix. It was love at first sight. After some conversation, we decided to proceed with her adoption. We were impressed with the thoroughness of HOPE-the fact that they wanted to visit our home to make sure Gracie would be in a safe and loving environment. Gracie continues to be a delight.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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

 
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4 people found this review helpful

What I love about this organization is their obvious love for what they do. The animal that is to be adopted out and their future home, is their utmost concern. They insure a great fit not only for the animal, but also for the individuals adopting. Can’t say enough wonderful things about H.O.P.E.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I adopted a 7 month old terrier mix named "Charlotte" from HOPE in July 2012. I was very impressed at their concern that she go to the best possible home, not just that she got adopted. After interviewing me and a home study, I was approved. HOPE's passion for the animals in their care is inspiring and I am so grateful to them for letting me have this sweet little girl in mine and my family's life. HOPE is doing great things for the animals and people of the city of Upland, and we are blessed by all they do. Margaret Coffman and ALL of the volunteers are amazing and passionate about what they do. Thank you HOPE for all your hard work.

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

 
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1 person found this review helpful

HOPE is a wonderful group of volunteers who love animals. We have a lot of dogs and cats who need a forever home who have been saved from "kill shelters"! Hope makes sure they are matched up with just the right family! You first have to fill out an application and be interviewed then they do a home visit to make sure your home and yard are just right to accomodate our furry friends. We put a lot of love into making sure our dogs and cats are ready to be adopted by just the right family! We have fund raisers to make money so we can save more from the "kill shelters" to go to loving families! My baby Gina is now 12 years old and still going strong!

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

Win the Lottery so we could have a large ranch to be able to save more!

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?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We just had a Dog and People Fashion show at the Doubletree Hotel to let people see our dogs that are up for adoption. We all had a wonderful time and the dogs were adorable in their outfits! They are always trying to make more money so they can save more from the "Kill" shelters! Cats and Dogs.. These people are so dedicated to saving the lives of our furry friends. My own dog Gina is now eleven years old and have had her since she was about fifteen months..She is a Border/Collie/Lab and the love of my life! Lillian Kunz..

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

Hope for a Million Dollars so we could save more!

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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3 people found this review helpful

I have been going over to PetSmart almost every Saturday for a little more than a year. I love to be able to hold the dogs that are up for adoption, to snuggle with them and love them. Some are very young only a few months old and some are over a year or more..I first became involved with HOPE back in 2003 when I was able to adopt my Border Collie/Lab who was then about fifteen months old. Come July, she will be eleven and is the love of my life! She used to go out for walks with my husband but since we lost him almost four years ago she now gets to go for rides in the car! She was trained by some man to be a guard dog and believe me she is just that! When we first got her she wouldn't warm up to my husband for almost a month, but soon they became best friends! And now I leave her here at home so I can go give love to all the dogs that we have up for adoption. Margaret and all the volunteers are so good with all the dogs and cats to see that they will go to just the right new forever homes! Thank you HOPE "Helping Out Pets Everyday" for Gina my baby and forever friend...

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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2 people found this review helpful

Almost nine years ago I had to have my dog put down as she was 14 years old and was very sick.. I called HOPE and they had just the right dog for me, Diamond Lil, who is now Gina! She really has been my love as I was going through cancer and had just lost my sister to cancer. Thank you HOPE for being there with my beautiful BorderCollie Lab now 10 years old. I am thrilled when Saturdays arrive so I can go to PetSmart and get a chance to hold and love the dogs that are up for adoption! They love to snuggle and be held and loved as so many don't have a foster home. I would love it if we had more funds so we could save many more from the "kill shelters". Just a few weeks ago one of the dogs got adopted to a loving family, and when they came in to see the dog it was instant love for all of fhem! Brody was kissing them all over their faces and you just knew it was love at first sight! I was so happy for all of them. .Lillian

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

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We took in our dog Pepper on 2/8/11 to get spayed and get her shots updated. I just have to say that my husband and I were so pleased and satisfied with the staff, Dr. and students. They were so reassuring, attentive, and comforting. I would definitely recommend all my fellow upland friends and neighbors to HOPE. Thank you so much for your wonderful services.

Sonnia

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

We had our dog spayed and updated her shots. They were great

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

do nothing, they are great

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I was doing my usual pet food shopping when I spotted an adorable tabbly cat in the "kitty condo". He looked right into my eyes and I knew I had to bring him home. I was so impressed with the interview process, and home visit. This organization is truly dedicated to making sure your new pet is being placed in a loving and forever home. He has blended well with my other furry kids.

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

after my experience with the organization and adopting my new cat--I wanted to do more to help. I offered to sell their calenders in my store. I was able to raise $150

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

I wouldn't change a thing. This organization works tirelessly and are so dedicated to what they do.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I had been looking for a bigger dog for a few years. As I was leaving a dog class with my little rat terrier mix we ran into four HOPE dogs who were returning to the doggy daycare they were being foster at. One was a 3 month old lab/german shepherd mix who just laid down in front of me, licked my little dog's face and then licked me. That was the day I learned about HOPE. I was amazed by their committment to animals, the interview process and the home checks they did in order for anyone to adopt one of their animals. The people at HOPE were helpful and supportive and very nice. Because of them I have a petite 93 pound dog who loves everyone and now works with abused children. I am grateful to HOPE for helping me have an amazing dog that brings daily joy to my life and his little sister.

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

By going through HOPE to adopt my dog. Also I have expereinced their committment and quality of care through their HOPE walk

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

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