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August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

I adore the people who make saving German shepherd's and giving them a second chance at a life filled with love and belly rubs their purpose in life. We adopted our German shepherd from them in April of this year and the volunteers and fosters went above and beyond the call of duty to help us find a perfect fit. Whenever I had a question or concern they were there to offer advice or just to listen. The people of the organization have found their calling and are making a difference not only in the dogs life but the people adopting these amazing dogs and giving them a second chance at life. I will never own another breed of dog nor will I ever use any other organization to adopt through.

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Adopting Cali from the organization

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Would not change a thing.

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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

How did you find this group?

Internet

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

We adopted Tosca a couple of months ago and were very impressed with the staff of Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston. From the application stage to the delivery of Tosca to the doorstep. We
also were impressed with the follow up both from them and the prompt response from the staff
as well with our questions.

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Houston, Tx

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None

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

I have been a volunteer with Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue for just a few weeks, but I could not be happier about the passionate commitment that I see everyday in this wonderful group of people. In fact, I have volunteered with other organizations, both big and small, and this is the best. Just by reading the stories and descriptions we have online you can tell how much we love and care for the dogs we foster.

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Seeing that we have rescued and found a new home for many GSDs.

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None.

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

I have been involved with German Shepherd rescue for a few years now, and this particular group of volunteers never ceases to amaze me! We are not only a group of people who rescue dogs, we are also rooted in friendship. Everyone comes together so well & we have been able to accomplish such great things for these dogs. We work very hard to support each other and our adopters. It is a truly a pleasure to volunteer with this group.

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The rewards are simply seeing very deserving GSDs happy in their forever homes. I have also formed many wonderful friendships with fellow volunteers and adopters.

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No changes!

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

My wife and I are volunteers/fosters for this wonderful organization sice it started in Houston, Texas.

Let me start with the basics of the group. The group has a very knowledgable Board of Directors that have experience in being former members of other rescue groups. The Board is
easily accessible and has the group organized well with volunteers in various parts of the Greater Houston area which includes a number of Counties. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue of Houston maintains an active volunteer roster that has phone numbers and e-mail addresses of its members for the purpose of communicating with each other. The organization has certain members with specific job duties such as people who prefer to do home visits for poential adopters, reference checks on applications, temperment testing, dispersing of medicines to coordinating the intake of German Shepherd Dogs who need to be rescued from kill shelters.

This group holds at least three events a month where our dogs that area available for adoption are brought out for display and hopefully meet their new families to go to there forever home. The events are very casual, friendly and fun. It is neat to see a group of people from many diverse backgrounds and careers unite for a common cause.

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue networks well in the pet community by maintaining business relationships with PETCO and a number of vets we use to treat our dogs and receive well checks to be sure our GSD's are healthy when they are adopted out.

If you are looking to add a companion to your household, give this group a serious look and complete an adoption form online. I think you will find these special dogs will change your life in a positive way and to know you truly gave your German Shepherd a second chance!

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Our family not only volunteers, but we have actually adopted a rescue dog who is a great addition to our family and always amazes us. I look at our dog, Charlie, as if he was human! He is that special and amazing.

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As of now, things seem to be working well what we have in place. I'm not sure of anything specific on the foster home end of things. I think we lack problems because of effective communication with other members.

August 30, 2011

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August 30, 2011

I have been a volunteer with Second Chance for about 10 months now and have LOVED every second of it. Not only because of getting to know the dogs in our program and getting to see them placed with their 'furever' homes, but the compassion and drive behind every volunteer in this group is incredible. Every single person has the same goal in mind and that is to save, rehabilitate and rehome GSD's. Each volunteer puts their heart and soul in to these incredible dogs that we save and it really is so awesome to see a group of people work together so well.
I also have to say the board for this group is awesome and are nothing less than amazing. They are always available to speak with volunteers and are always willing to help in any way they can. It is really neat to see a board that is so involved and always willing to lend a hand to each and every volunteer.
I just can not speak more highly of this group and what we do as a whole. We have awesome dogs in our program, incredible volunteers, wonderful foster homes and the most amazing veterinarians to care for all our 'furbabies!'

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See review above

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August 30, 2011

I came across this wonderful group accidentally on the internet while looking for a new addition to my family. I submitted my application on a Friday and by Sunday was contacted about attending an upcoming event to meet my prospective new baby. I took my German Shepherd with me to the event. I was greeted by a group of down to earth dog loving people who welcomed me and my dog like we were old friends. Make no mistake this group is meticulous in who they chose to allow their dogs to go home with. The following day Michelle (foster mother) and her family brought my soon to be Tosca to my home which in itself was a big deal as we live about two hours apart. We spent time talking about the expectations of me as a prospective adopter. The thing that sticks with me the most is the complete dedication and determination of this group to ensure the dogs they foster are placed with the best home. Lucky for me I passed the test and am the proud owner of Tosca and very smart stubborn beautiful loving GSD! Months later I still contact Michelle(Tosca's foster mom) for advice and pointers. This group clearly goes above and beyond for their dogs and I am proud to say I am associated with them and their cause. I highly recommend them to anyone who is serious about adopting a GSD.

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August 30, 2011

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August 30, 2011

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston is an organization full of compassionate volunteers who care deeply about the German Shepherds they save. As a volunteer for the organization, I have seen firsthand the heart & soul that is put into each dog that comes through the program. Dogs are placed in caring foster homes who love & nurture each dog, readying the dog for its forever home. Second Chance does not “cut corners”, as they fully vet each dog, taking care of every medical need, including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, heartworm treatment (all hw+ dogs undergo treatment) and any other medical issues. The thing I like most about this organization is that they do not “cherry pick” dogs; rather, if they find a GSD in need of rescue, no matter the extent of the medical expenses, they will take the dog into the program given they have the space.

Volunteering with Second Chance has been such a rewarding experience. Not only have I learned a lot about the German Shepherd breed and had a hand in helping save many dogs, I’ve made many life-long friends. The volunteers of the organization not only care about the German Shepherds, but they care about their volunteers. This is an awesome group with HEART and I could not be prouder to be a volunteer with this organization.

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seeing the wonderful forever homes in which the dogs are placed. Second Chance thoroughly screens all applications (reference calls & a home visit) to ensure their dogs are placed with loving forever families.

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

campaign for more foster homes & donations.

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