This group used to do really good work, but something went wrong with the direction somewhere along the way. The director of the group lost sight of the group's mission, turned her back on and discontinued helping the animals who so desperately needed help. Recently, under allegations of misuse of donors funds, the board of this group voted to fold the group.
This organization started out with good intentions and the intentions are still good...but they treat their volunteers like crap. It's also unclear now who they're helping, Placer County, Rocklin or their own foster dogs, seems like it's less and less than they used to do. They make it difficult to volunteer, because it's extremely unorganized. While you'll get some good information and resources from them you'll walk away feeling used. The rules of how/what you're supposed to do when you're given new roles aren't given to you so if you do something you think is right, and the director thinks otherwise prepare to have your head ripped off, if you ask for rules/guidelines on paper so you know what to do you won't be given any. If you spend any of your own money, or god forbid foster a dog - you'll be paying for everything yourself, despite being told you'd be reimbursed. Where their money goes, who knows?
Excellent experience! New Hope rescued 2 lab mix sibling puppies at the local pound. My puppy and her brother were then adoringly photographed and displayed online with a video of them playing together -- and I fell in love. The New Hope representative spoke with me IN PERSON and quickly gave me the forms to fill out to apply for adoption. I could not bear separating the puppies (but could not take both) and asked my neighbor if she was interested in adopting the brother puppy. She was! The foster mother was superb. Between her and her pack of 3 dogs at her home they lovingly nurtured and sheltered these puppies for several weeks while they were fixed and ready to be adopted. Then the foster mother traveled 4 hours to our rural area to check out the 2 prospective new homes for the puppies and to deliver them personally. Could not have been a better experience-- highly recommended. I live in the country on 20 acres with a pond and work at home and have an ideal place for dogs. Despite these perfect features for a large dog, other rescue societies made it very difficult to adopt. New Hope takes the extra step to ensure quality homes for adoptable pets. I highly recommend A New Hope Foundation!