OK SAVE A DOG

Rating: 4.9 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 990214 S 3580 Rd % Kim Bowers Prague OK 74864 USA

Mission: We take dogs on death row who have no other option but euthanasia. We spay/neuter and do any vet work needed before finding loving lifelong homes. We have a tough screening process to make sure dog and family will be happy with each other. Educate the public about the importance of S/N and pay for spay/neuter in dogs owners cannot afford.
Results: Have saved over 6000 dogs in 11 yrs. about 5-600 per year. NO wages paid no administration costs 100% of donations goes to the dogs. One non paid volunteer
Target demographics: Dogs in kill pounds. Who have no other future except us
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 dogs and 600 families
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

She rescued my dog that I surrendered to the shelter. She was on the list to be euthanize'd. Kim saved her and not only does she take care of her since I no longer could she takes care of me too. We talk several times a week via email and she is so understanding in the way that I miss my dog so much. She is not in the business of saving Human's but she saved me from my guilt and from myself. She has also educated me on so many issues concerning dogs. She is truly an amazing Woman, a credit to the human race and I would be in such bad shape right now with out her. Thank You Thank You Thank You Kim and Sunshine for all the sacrifices you make in an effort to make right what the rest of us do wrong.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I contacted OKSAD about adopting a min pin. She showed me a picture of a sweet red min pin in the pound to be killed THAT DAY. I instantly told her I wanted her and she was brought to the rescue. She was one of the best adoptions I've ever made. *I've adopted all my dogs* Her name was Tessa we brought her home and she is the biggest joy! This was back in Oct. We recently decided to adopt another min pin to add to our family and so OF COURSE I go to OKSAD site and out pops little ISIS. She had only been at the rescue for 5 days and was super tiny. I immediately contacted Kim and asked to adopt her. I adopted her on March 28th and she is a great joy! She is getting bigger and stronger and much more social! I just love her! I cannot thank OKSAD enough for what they do and for my girls. They are a blessing! I send everyone I know to OKSAD! Thanks OKSAD!!!!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I wanted to adopt a dog & I found this organization on PetFinder. When I spoke to the lady she was extremely nice and knowledgeable re: what I was looking for. When I finally got the time to meet her she found the exact dog that fit perfectly with my family. You could tell she was not there just to get rid of the dogs she had. She did a background check & asked me several questions to make sure I was able to care for the dog for the rest of his life. She gets an A+ in my book!

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?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was checking around years ago for a dog, I knew I wanted to go through a local rescue shelter. OK Save A Dog was so wonderful to work with and I couldn't ask for a better furry companion! I now follow them on Facebook, and from everything I read, OKSAD still exceeds expectations. They go above and beyond to rescue animals in need and inform the public of upcoming adoption events, fundraising events, etc. The next time I'm looking for a new furry addition to my family, I will definitely return to OK Save A Dog.

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?

2006

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a pet a few years ago and had a wonderful experience with OKSAD. This is definitely the best pet adoption facility in Oklahoma and probably among the other surrounding states as well. The owners take exceptional care of every pet they take in as if they were their own and pets are very well groomed and already spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There is no better way to adopt a pet than from OKSAD. We will definitely adopt all of our pets from now on from them.

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?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2008 we lost one of our little dogs, a friend at work pointed me to a listing on Pet Finders of a litter of PomChis. I looked at the listing and realized they were about an hour drive from us, so I applied on line to adopt one of the puppies and once approved, we drove out to OK Save a Dog and met Kim. The dogs were all so well cared for and it was obvious they were happy and loved there. Of course the one we were interested in was one of four from the litter and Kim told us another couple was driving up from Texas to take one of the males, but we could have our pick of the males. Well call us crazy, but we ended up adopting one of the males and both the females that day and have since adopted two more from Kim. I love her dedication to the animals. Some people complain about rescues having adoption applications, etc. I say great, if you can't be bothered to fill out an application to get a new member of your family, then you probably won't be bothered to care for them. Kim and Sunshine are wonderful and the work they do is admirable. Keep saving them Kim and Sunshine and I will keep doing all I can to help!

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

My daily life, I adopted 6 dogs from them and they are a very important part of my life and family.

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

Make sure they had all the money they needed to do the wonderful work they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2008 I started online searching to adopt a rescue dog. I came across OK Save A Dog and read a great newspaper article on Kim & her rescue. She approved my application, I asked her to chose the dog & she recommended a GSD mix, a little older, a little overweight that so many others had overlooked. Her words "He's the best dog on this place"... and he was! I continue to support OK Save A Dog through United Way contributions, donated items and referring friends to her for adoption. A coworker of mine has also adopted here, and another is considering. I will myself adopt again from OK Save a Dog. Her dogs are happy, socialized and healthy!

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

The wonderful dog adopted from OK Save A Dog

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

wouldn't change a thing about OK Save A Dog, unless I won the lottery & could donate some big bucks to help her improve her shelter even more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a pet from OK Dog and it was a great experience. I appreciate all the effort that they put into finding homes for these dogs and not just "homes" they actually make sure that it will be a good home and if they dont think it will be then they dont let you adopt. The animals are all ready with shots, spade and neutered before you get them and i had never adopted a pet before but i highly would recomment it to other people. Everyone wants a puppy but i got Bella ...aka pepper and she was 9 months old and was saved by Ok dog and she was very thin when i got her but our family loves her and she loves us unconditionally! Thank you

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

May 7, 2011 we adopted our pet from her organization

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

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 'client served' having adopted a dog from OKSAD.
I am a 'volunteer', having fostered dogs from OKSAD.
And I am 'experienced in the field', very experienced (20 years).

OKSAD is without a doubt the most professional and dedicated rescue that I have ever run across in over 20 years of being involved in dog rescue. Right there in the middle of small town Oklahoma is a Wonder. A person who has done this on her own for over 10 years resulting in the rescue and placement of over 6,000 dogs! Six thousand dogs! It's hard work rescuing just one dog. It must be evaluated, vetted, bathed, photographed, advertised and most of all loved. I applaud anyone that's rescued even one dog, but thousands of dogs - it's unheard of. It just doesn't happen.
Bravo and a standing ovation for Kim and OK Save A Dog in Prague OK ! ! ! ! ! Thank you so much for your dedication to saving unwanted and in need dogs for over 10 years now!!! The dogs would say Thank You themselves if they could type.

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

The positive results of all the dogs that have been adopted to forever homes in the last two years that I've known the group and followed their facebook of adoptions. Also, my dog Tallula that I adopted is the love of our life.

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

Make Kim take more time off for herself. Seriously there isn't anything this organization NEEDS to change. They are a miracle right there in the middle of nowhere.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a pet from OK Save a Dog rescue in recent months. I am pleased and amazed at what they do there! Not only do they rescue animals from all kinds of bad situations, they see that they get whatever care they need when they get there (including vetting), they are kept in the best of conditions possible, and are certainly non-profit - I don't see how they do it! And, when it comes to adoption, they are very cautious in seeing that the dog is placed in a good, loving, forever home with the proper environment conducive to a life-long happy relationship for both the pet and the pet's new family (human and otherwise). In my books, they are just the BEST all the way around!

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

Following them on the internet for a long time, reading others comments in their dealings with them, adopting a puppy from them, and paying attention to their advice and instructions after the adoption. Also, their facility is very well maintained and their care of all animals there.

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

Find ways to help them get more funding!!!

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

How did you find this group?

Thru a personal friend of many years.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Absolutely had a great influence on me in the area of interest in rescue and adoption, and also in educating other in spaying and neutering pets. Two of my grown children have also adopted/rescued a pet since I adopted my puppy!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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