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Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
September 29, 2012

LDCRF is an amazing group! The animals are loved and treated wonderfully from the day they are picked up, to their time on the ranch, to their time in foster care, to the events, to their furever home. When I decided to foster with them, I had the support of the foster group when I didn't think I would emotionally be able to do it. I saw fosters come into my life and go into their homes and each time was easier knowing their time with me helped them train, open up, and allow me to share their shining qualities with future adopters when their shyness prevented them from doing so at events. The people with LDCRF are knowledgable and caring and work their hardest to find the animals homes, and not just any home, but the right home for both the animal and the adopters. Working with LDCRF is not just enjoyable to be with the animals, but it is also such a wonderful community of volunteers that makes me feel so welcomed. I have made forever friends who share with me their love of animals. Even though I have since had to move out of state for a new job, I still stay as involved as I can from a distance, whether it is staying in connection with the foster group, frequenting the website, spreading the word to other people, and raising funds (including my hobby of painting pet pictures for people who in turn make a donation to the rescue). My parents have adopted through the rescue and before I moved, I adopted a wonderful dog who has been the perfect addition to my family. I cannot express enough what an amazing rescue LDCRF is, and one that I will continue to support for years to come.

The Great!

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

the rewarding feeling I got when I placed my foster dogs in their forever homes. Fostering was something I thought I would never be able to do emotionally, but with the support of LDCRF I was able to place several dogs into their furever homes. And especially when I received follow-up emails from the families expressing their thanks, it was the most amazing feeling. I also adopted a dog through the rescue and couldn't imagine my life without her!

Ways to make it better...

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

not change a thing!

More feedback

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

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

In many ways. Teaching me that fostering and finding hard-to-place dogs (in my case, the small shy ones who couldn't shine at events because it was too overwhelming for them) is such an incredible feeling and completely outweighs the sad feeling of giving them up, yet realizing it just meant I could help the next dog. I also made friends for life

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Happy, accomplished, and they say pet therapy works for a reason and I loved getting my "pet therapy" every week!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was a weekly volunteer at events, and I fostered several small, shy dogs.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
August 14, 2011

I started volunteering with Lost Dog back in Feb and fell in love with the dogs, the volunteers, and the organization. Lost Dog is so dedicated to the lives of these cats and dogs (for life!) and works hard to get them placed in their perfect forever homes. I started fostering this summer and has loved the communication and support from the foster network. It has been such a great experience!

The Great!

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

Getting my very first dog adopted on my first day of volunteering and seeing how fostering really helps a dog get adopted! Both of my dogs were shy, little girls who weren't able to show their true personalities at events because of the craziness of all the dogs and I was able to notifiy the families how much these little dogs' personalities shine!

Ways to make it better...

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

None I can think of.. keep doing what you're doing! And I'm honored to be a part of it.

More feedback

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteer every weekend I'm in town to try to adopt out dogs and have fostered 2 dogs so far who have since found loving homes!.