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Animal Defense League
August 22, 2011

We lost 2 dogs within 8 months, one to kidney disease and the second to 'broken heart syndrome'. We came here to find a new pup because the house was too quiet and we couldn't bear it. We found a puppy here who wouldn't leave us alone, sat in our lap, looking intently to our face. Even when we went into the next-door pen, there was this same little guy who was now barking at us, trying to get his nose through the fence.
So, this little puppy, named John Lennon was going to be our new kid. Luckily, the volunteer who was manning the puppy room came to our rescue....it was so crowded that day, we didn't hear them when they called our name for the interview. This volunteer hiked all the way back to the office, looked around the waiting room, spotted us, and said, "You're here for John Lennon, right?" We were just sitting there, had no idea was was happening. The counselor had called us--we didn't hear, and she told the volunteer to put John Lennon back up for adoption. But that volunteer remembered us, he remember how taken we were with John Lennon and he didn't believe for a second that we had left. He knew how much we had bonded with that awesome puppy. It's now 4 years and 2 months later and I am so appreciative of ADL for taking care of Ned (aka John Lennon) and my deepest thanks to that volunteer who made sure Ned made it home with us.

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

my day to day life. I have an amazing dog that bring my and my family joy every day. Our plans are made around this dog!

Ways to make it better...

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

Maybe more fund raisers... solicit bands/shows for benefits. Outdoor festivals where people can bring their rescue dogs and the shelter dogs are available for walks, bonding, etc.

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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?

My husband grew up in SA, so he knew about it.

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

I know i can't ever be dog-less

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Operating Room Nurse.