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Bobbi And The Strays Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Provide rescue & care for stray animals

Programs: Provide rescue and care for strayed animals

provide rescue & care for stray animals

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was interested in adopting an older cat that had been at the shelter for a while, and BATS was very accommodating, letting me meet several older cats and allowing me time to get to know each of them. It was a very positive experience, and I so was happy to bring home TWO adult cats who really enjoy being together.

Marina Masselli T.

Donor

Rating: 5

this is one of my favorite rescues. I adopted from them back in 2015, a sweet, precious senior by the name of Olaf, he was with me for four years. last year, right before the pandemic, my mother in law was also looking to adopt, and found her furbaby at Bobbi and the Strays! when I'm able, I donate too. I think everyone at Bobbi and the Strays does wonderful work, it has a special place in my heart because that's where I found my little Olaf.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My four rescues from Bobbi and the strays have bought so much happiness into our home. Everyone is so wonderful and caring !!! So Thankful for all they do !!!

Angela P.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted 3 rescues from Bobbi. 2 dogs and 1 kitten over the years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was very fortunate to adopt a dog from Bobbie after sandy. Buddy was a god send sent to us when my sister was seriously ill. Buddy stayed at her side 24 hours a day. He got her through everything until she lost her battle 8 years after buddy became part of our family. Buddy’s picture was on the front page of the daily news’s when dogs were given up after sandy. Bobbies Freeport location was very helpful when choosing a dog. They made it very easy for us to make our selection. Since my sister passing I have supported bobbies request for help with seriously ill dogs or those simply forgotten. I plan on adopting another dog when I retire In eight months. Bobby is where I would go. Thank you for all your efforts In savings those dogs that need a kind heart, needed medical attention and lots of love and understanding. Pamela DeLorme

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and The Strays is the absolute best! They truly care about the animals they are protecting until they find their forever home. Cats, in particular, can be housed individually, in a small group, or in the large cattery depending on the cat’s preferences. The staff takes their time to socialize with the animals and the results are well adjusted happy love balls!

Bobbi also checks potential families with house visits (virtual during the pandemic) and checks references. These extra steps ensure that each animal is matched to their ideal family.

I adopted my love ball and she brings so much joy to my life. She enjoys belly rubs and giving me meme-A-licious faces. How can anyone resist?

I have recommended Bobbi and The Strays to family members and friends (who have also found their forever pets)!

The level of love that Bobbi and The Strays puts into the way they operate, take care of the animals, check on potential families, and match animals instead of handing animals to anyone who can pay, speaks volumes for who they are as a nonprofit. Bobbi and The Strays truly care about animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

At a time when I was competing with so many others for a new furbaby to love, I was able to make it happen with Bobbi & the Strays! It was a lengthy process (for all the right reasons), but it was certainly worth it. Once I was able to hold my new little one in my arms, I knew we’d be connected forever and I will always be very grateful for my experience with this rescue. Everyone I encountered has a genuine love for what they do and I am very happy with how everything turned out. This place changed our lives for the better!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the Strays is a wonderful organization. They are dedicated to finding the right home for the animals in their care, and take wonderful care of them until the "right" home can be found. During the pandemic shut down, they were still able to properly vet adopters by completed home visits via Facetime. This made me feel so comfortable as I was not having anyone inside my home. I was vetted and interviewed thoroughly which showed just how much they care about finding the proper home for each pet. I was then given the ok to adopt a little terrier named Natasha who has been such a blessing to me.
I highly recommend Bobbi and the Strays to anyone looking for great experience to adopt their new best friend. I thank them every day for my little girl.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and her team work tirelessly to save, rehabilitate and find homes for animals. Their work is filled with love and endless compassion for abandoned, mistreated, and homeless cats and dogs. They work diligently to find forever homes for these precious souls. I have adopted 2 cats that have become part of my family, Luna, and Blue. I can't imagine life without them. They have stolen my heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Bobbi and the Strays for many years. Bobbi and her team are very dedicated to helping these beautiful fur babies.

Richie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and entire team is great.
Calvin and Hobbes came from Bobbi

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the Strays has been my number one animal rescue group and shelter for almost 20 years. Bobbi goes above and beyond to help an animal in need. All of the volunteers have the biggest hearts and they all do all that they can to give love and security to every animal that is lucky enough to find itself in their shelter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough great things about Bobbi and the Strays! I adopted my amazing dog Grady from them, and it is very clear that they care so much about the animals they take in and care for.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was the beginning of the Covid lock down. Bobbi and the Strays were taking in so many dogs because people were getting sick. We got a call to foster a German Shepherd puppy. Foster failure in about 10 minutes. Ziva became part of our family a few weeks later. We have found Bobbi and the Strays to be such a great rescue. Old dogs, old cats, young dogs, young cats, sick and healthy, they do not discriminate. They try to help as many as they are able. Covid has been difficult on so many of our animals and our rescues but Bobbi and the Strays has kept going continuing to help those in need. Taking in and adopting out. Isn't that what animal rescue is all about.

Shamele J.

Client Served

Rating: 1

I just want to tell you how heartbroken I am about my dog that I took into Bobbi and the strays the crushed my heart I took my dog into Bobbi and the strays because I had nowhere for her to go I was destroyed I didn’t want to do that I was even willing to sleep outside with her I had my dog Yanni for 12 years so when I took her in I was a wreck crying screaming didnt want to leave it hurt so bad I really got out hit the streets trying to find housing so I could be reunited with her mind you I called everyday and the staff is so rude no one would tell me anything a few days later Bobbi calls me and my fiancée telling me to calm down my baby is going to be fine that they will hold her for me to just find a place and you know with covid it’s really hard to find anything but I kept looking my son finally found himself a one bedroom apartment and told me to call the shelter to let them know that we would be picking her up I was so happy that I was getting my baby back she’s my esa dog I’m a severe depressant and Yanni bought me back to life then I was stricken with cancer for a second time so I called Bobbi and the strays telling them that I had to begin treatment that I wouldn’t be calling for a while they were so nasty and rude I was like ok then like they didn’t care I called for pictures of my dog never got them I was just lost then just recently on the 21 of feb o called Bobbi to tell her I was picking her up and she said I wasn’t getting her and and o said why she tells me my dog was adopted out no one called me or nothing just gave her away I’m so depressed and lost without her Bobbi was so nasty to me not the same person I spoke to when she said she would hold my dog people if you love your pet find another place that cares for your feelings that’s caresvwho they hurt I don’t even wanna fight this cancer anymore or look for a place anymore I’m giving up she was my world and Bobbi stomped all over it this place will say anything to get you pet than treat you like nothing later I hate them they took my love away I don’t know where she is or who has her getting a lawyer I was done wrong by Bobbi she has to answer to god for what she’s done to my family

Marie S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to volunteer - and where I fell in love - with Kobe - the sweetest, nuttiest little dog on the planet. Pictured on his adoption day - with his two big brothers!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this organization for 5 years, along with my daughter who is a current vet tech student. I can’t imagine there is any organization who cares for their animals more than they do. Every animal is treated like their own- even the hard to love ones! Many of us have found our fur babies here! The dog and cat staff are the some of the most loving people I have ever known! Thanks to many of our fabulous supporters, our animals get the best of care! I’m attaching a picture of my adopted baby, Bundy!

1 Lori K.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the Strays rescues and cares for many abandoned and abused pets and places them in caring foster and forever families. Their workers and volunteers are the best people who care and love on the strays every day while also providing medical care when needed. Love volunteering at this rescue/shelter for many years past and many years to come.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Bobbi and the Strays when I was looking to volunteer. I helped walk and socialize the dogs. I began fostering one of the beautiful fur babies that was surrendered to the shelter. Nyx is an amazing girl who has brought so much happiness and joy to our family. The manager at BATS, Elyse, makes sure every dog receives the most incredible care. The staff goes above and beyond for the animals!! The volunteers give their love and support so generously. This shelter is the best!!!!

1 Doreen Bennett B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is so wonderful. The animals in their care are much loved and treated very well by both staff and volunteers while they wait for their forever family to be found. The utmost care is taken to match each animal to the best home possible so it will hopefully be their forever home.

1 Carla234

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization, KILL free shelter that helps so many animals! I adopted from them and have supported them ever since! I truly truly care about the welfare of all the animals and love them very much. Extremely dedicated staff of volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bobbi and her volunteers are always working hard to save and protect all homeless and abused animals!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful, caring organization this is. My husband and i found a stray dog in our backyard recently. We tried to find the owner but had no success. I had seen a commercial for Bobbi and the Strays on Channel 12 so I gave them a call. We were unable to keep the little dog. Bobbi got right into action and said she would be able to help us out and take the dog into her shelter. Her kindness and concern are much appreciated. Her staff was also very very helpful. God bless them for the work they do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Five Stars are not enough to rate Bobbi and the strays rescue group.The shelter is clean and bright and he animals are well cared for and loved. A special thank you to Tiffany and Louise for their kindness and patience. And of course to Bobbi for her selfless deication to Gods creatures that need To Be saved.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had wonderfun experience with everyone. Great organization with wonderful volunteers. Thank you for everything

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Bobbi's and the adorable dog that I adopted! I highly recommend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience and helping us find our forever pet!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff at Bobbi and the strays are great. They are professional , dedicated and very caring. They make sure the pets are well treated and ensure they are placed in a carING home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters have been harassing me for a dog for a long time, but there were still too young. Now that they are older I felt it was time. I have heard wonderful things about Bobbi and the Strays and when I went to the Atlas location I understand why. All the animals looked very healthy and happy. I was greeted and assisted by a staff member named Jeanine. She was very nice and very patient. She was asked me what I was looking for and after a few questions pointed out Blu. I instantly fell inlove. I came back several times and my whole family was in love too. When I received the call to schedule a home check we were over the moon. We were even happier to know we were approved. I definitely recommend anyone looking for an addition to their family to go to Atlas. The staff are very helpful and will strive to match you with the perfect pet for you and your loved ones.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very smooth but appropriately thorough process. Caring and professional. ..we are very happy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We saw Jason on the Bobbi and the strays page and fell in love with him . When we came to adopt him everyone was so wonderful. Louise went out of her way to make the adoption a wonderful experience


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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent, above and beyond and everyone should adopt from the shelter

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Client Served

Rating: 5

so incredibly excited to leave with the best boy ever

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just adopted Gecko, a handsome maltese. The staff was friendly, caring and attentive to the needs of myself and the dog. Highly recommend Bobbi and the Strays. Adopt don't SHOP.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience! The process was seamless and I will recommend all my friends!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Upon my arrival I was greeted by friendly staff. They asked me if I was interested in adopting and I told them what I was looking for and they introduced me to Kari whom I instantly fell in love with. The staff knew exactly what I needed and I'm glad I went to Bobbi and the strays. The staff seem to be very knowledgeable of their animals and very patient with the people that come in. I have referred friends and family members to come adopted when they are ready and definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a companion to come here.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm very pleased with the service. I love baby and she is going to have a great life with me and my family. I'm so happy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted two dogs from Bobbi and the Strays . They are very Professignal and very caring for the animals. I Thank them for my two new girls and their kindness

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were looking to adopt a dog and Bobbi and The Strays was our first choice. The process was so smooth and thorough. Louise and all the staff answered our questions and concerns. They really love the animals and we couldn't be happier with our adoption.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a great experience here. The people are so nice and I have to say very fast in the process.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful shelter! The dogs and cats are cared for and loved. They are honest about the health and history of the animal I am excited to be getting my dog from this organizatiion.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We visited Bobbi and the strays to look for our newest furry family member and found the most adorable little dog! We've had a great experience with them and highly recommend visiting!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the strays are the best. This was the best experience ever. We adopted 2 dogs and we are so happy.
Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobby and the Strays made our adoption experience wonderful from start to finish. They clearly really love and care well for the animals. We are very grateful to have our new kitten.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the Strays were extremely helpful with placing a puppy with us. They are very professional and take extremely good care of the dogs and cats. 5th

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Looking for a feline friend, my sister and I came acrosss Bobby and the strays. We told the Strays what we were looking for in a cat and they directed me right towards a sweet feline.
Thank you Bobby and your Strays for all your guidance. .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The process is very good and they love and take care of the animals there I will highly recommend

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm in love with my new addition to the family. Everyone was so lovely and pleasant. I will be passing game by so Bo can say hi.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had an excellent experience adopting here , they were kind , super helpful and thorough. I highly recommend adopting from here. Thanks !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We came in to visit Harvey over and over and fell in love with him ! The tea, at Bobbi and the strays were amazing . They were very infornative about their adoption process and helped us through each step . It was thorough and professional and we have so excited to have adopted from them :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

First and foremost I will say this is a great organization. They truly care about the animals they bring in. With that said, here is my "story". I had been looking for a dog for my kids. We looked online and were about to go the breeder route. Then I saw Bobbi and the Strays while in the Glendale area. I decide to go inside and check them out. Wow! The faculty and facility are supurb. Faculty are knowledgeable and you can tell they really care about every animal in there and as far as the facility it's extremely clean. I've witnessed firsthand how they're in there cleaning first thing in the morning before the place even opens to the public. I'm so happy we adopted a pet instead of buying one from a breeder and unknowingly might have been supporting something like a puppy mill. We are so much in love with this organization and the difference they're making that we are actually in the process of a adopting a second pet from them. All the best to anyone who reads this and trust me when I tell you that you can't go wrong with Bobbi and the Strays.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I smiled for the first time in a month after visIting Bobbi and the strays. I am so impressed with all the people who work here as they were all so nice and helpful. I was also very impressed with how thorough they are in making sure the pet goes to a good home as well as the great medical care they give. If there were 10 stars I would give it. Awesome!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted two sweet kittens from Bobbi and the strays . Such wonderful people doinget great things for cats and Dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the second dog I'm getting from Bobby and the strays
EVERYONE HERE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND AT&T I'VE TO ALL THE ANIMALS
PLACE IS VERY CLEAN AND INVITING

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our pups of pet finder. We followed the instructions and proceed to the business of Bobbi and strays. When we arrived, Tiffany introduced us to both of the dogs. She was extremely at tentative and helpful. We filled out the application and the adoption process begun. Bobbi and her staff we straight forward and made clear of everything they needed from us. I would recommend them to anyone looking to add a new companion to their family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience, we adopted Tiffany and hope to have many blessed years. Professional &friendly staff. We will highly recommend them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi and the Strays are wonderful! The ease of adopting our dog was amazing. They were polite, helpful and compassionate towards their clients and their animals. I would highly recommend Bobbi and the Strays to everyone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Five Stars! Great service. Very helpful staff. The whole process went very smoothly.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They were very thorough in the background checks, they really care to put the pets in the right home

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

2 years go we adopted our first pet Peyton from Bobbie and the Strays. It was a awesome experience for us and one of the best decisions for us. Today we are adopting our second pet Max and we are looking forward for all the great experiences yet to come. Thank you Bobbies for making this happen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Bobbi and the Strays as a volunteer since I adopted my dog about 6 years ago. Bobbi and the volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that all the animals in their care are nurtured, loved and placed in loving homes. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new best friend.

Michele30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I brought my daughter to BATS several times to drop off donations and socialize the cats. The volunteers are so dedicated and they always make us feel welcome. I always leave feeling warm and the life experiences my daughter gains are invaluable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Bobbi and the Strays for a few events, and will definitely continue to do so! After visiting the Freeport shelter & seeing how many dedicated and caring individuals were involved in helping the rescued cats and dogs and seeing how well they were cared for, I realized what a great organization BATS was. Everyone involved invests a great deal of time to find the animals loving homes through the adoption/fundraising events, social networking sites, and the adoption screening process. The shelter is open 7 days a week, making it easy for anyone to visit and find their new best friend. It feels good to volunteer with an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of animals!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers at Bobbi and the Strays work tirelessly every day to give the animals the best care possible. They are selfless and resourceful which allows them to care for over 300 animals daily without compromising the quality of care - even when it means they have to stay at the shelter two hours later than normal or dig into their own pockets to buy specialty food for a dog or cat with allergies etc They always are more than willing to go to the extra mile.They have an awesome volunteer vet who comes three times a week plus relationships with several clinics and specialists. they take in dogs that need eye surgeries, cancer dogs that need chemo, heartworm positive dogs that need treatment, diabetic cats that need daily care, FIV kitties and even have a sanctuary for Felv kitties. They have volunteer trainers who train the staff and new volunteers and work with the hard case animals taking them to classes and on hikes in the morning with other dogs to help socialize and train them. They do off site adoption events almost every weekend to maximize exposure and generate awareness. They are open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm, 365 days a year to ensure that its easy for the public to come in and adopt.

Sloane Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bobbi, her staff and all the volunteers that make up Bobbi & The Strays are true heroes for the animals. I have had the good fortune of getting to know a few of them personally over the time I have been involved in rescue.

This group of loving and compassionate people sacrifice everything in their lives to be there for the hundreds of animals that need them each day in their shelters. Many of these animals require extensive medical care, training and even rehabilitation. They offer rescue to the hard cases, that many would shy away from. And not only are these amazing people there physically day in and day out, but they are there emotionally for these animals. Animals that until coming to Bobbi’s rescue have not known the gentle touch of a loving hand.

This is why it is extremely important that Bobbi & The Strays be recognized and supported by the community. They are there for these innocent animals when no one else is. We as a community need to be there for them.

Sloane Quealy-Miner