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Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue A NJ Nonprofit Corporation
April 8, 2013

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue (Keyport, NJ) helped our family to heal our broken hearts and opened up an entire new Volunteer Venue for our entire family. For my only child's 10th birthday (the day after Christmas) , she was gifted with a mini-American Eskimo dog that she named Crystal, a constant companion for almost 14 years. We took her everywhere with us, even to college events in suburban Philadelphia so my daughter could visit with her while she was away at studies. Crystal passed Over the Rainbow Bridge a few weeks before Christmas '10 and our entire family was devastated and inconsolable.

My daughter begged us to adopt another dog immediately but it was just too painful to consider until one evening, almost six months later she sat by my side at the computer and said Mom, can we pleeeeasssse look at adoptable pups? We found Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue via PetFinder/Adopt a Pet and a mini American Eskimo that they had rescued from a puppy mill in Joplin, MO was available. We filled out an Adoption Application at 10:30 PM and by 8:30 AM we had received a call from the pups Foster Mom! We were vetted, had a home visit and took our beloved Snow Angel/ nka Angel home with us a few days later in May '11! Our adopted Angel truly lives up to her name!

Our experience with CODAR was so positive that I filled out a Volunteer Application and have been fostering dogs and volunteering for fundraising events with them ever since. Our family began fostering in July '11 and almost 40 pups later, and many fundraisers later, we are still dedicated to helping this Group. Our CODAR Angel has been the perfect companion and training mentor for all of our foster pups and I am convinced that she was godsent to help our family find this new path of volunteerism.

Castle of Dreams is an all volunteer, not for profit group that puts 100% of its dollars into the rescue, training, medical support and adoption of death-row and homeless dogs of all types, ages and without regard to medical condition. CODAR selflessly advocates for homeless pups and is so very deserving of everyone's support :-)

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer