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Coastal Pet Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Placing homeless animals into foster homes for proper vet care and family-life training, then finding the best-match homes. We also do rescue transports to get adoptable animals out of kill shelters to other rescues and from rescues to their new permanent homes.

Target demographics: homeless, abused, and abandoned pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 canines and felines

Geographic areas served: Coastal Empire Savannah Georgia and Lowcountry South Carolina

Programs: - Rescue, foster care, veterinary care, and sterilization for animals in Georgia and South Carolina county animal shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. - Assistance to other animal rescues and shelters throughout Georgia, Florida and South Carolina needing to relocate rescued pets. - Foster care for animals surrendered by their owners who either can no longer provide for the pets or no longer wish to have them in their homes. - Adoption of rescued pets to qualified homes that have been properly screened and counseled by our adoption coordinators and foster parents to maintain the pet in the home for a lifetime. - Training of leadership team members and volunteers in the areas of humane education, animal welfare, animal behavior and care, and disaster response. - Education to the public in the form of adoption counseling, pet behavior consultation and training, hurricane evacuation planning, media interviews, and classroom presentations.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Highly recommend you AVOID this place. YOU may be adopting stolen animals.
They illegally held my dog for 5 months, sold my puppies and made me drag them through court. Luckily I got my dog back in April after I got 2 warrants, they surrendered my adult dog. We also won our lawsuit. A simple google search will show you everything you need to know about them and the way they do things.

Kathleen Heaphy P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Stella 14yrs ago when she was a puppy. She and her brother were pulled from a dumpster. A few years later, we got Finn from CPR. These animals are damaged by neglect and human ignorance. When this rescue gets them, they are vetted, made healthier and get loved. When we adopt them, they’re already for a family to love them forever. Sadly, we lost Stella to cancer a couple weeks ago.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue goes way beyond rescuing and adopting out animals. They nurture, teach, train, listen and welcome. We got started with them trying to fulfill a merit badge requirement for my son, then ended up doing more volunteer work, adopting a dog from them and calling them family. They are heroes, but they don't want to hear that. Their work will not be done until there are no more animals to be rescued and no more humans to educate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My sons and I have been volunteering with this organization for over a year and also adopted a dog from them. They work tirelessly to make a home for every animal they rescue. Every volunteer truly cares for the animals.

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Julie Simmons G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My puppy is getting spayed today then she will be ours! We contacted CPR because we had found a puppy online in their care. As she was not spayed, we could not adopt immediately but since that first meeting, my teen daughter has become a volunteer and LOVES the animal interaction. Her help seems to be appreciated and she is learning! As I am now a foster for animals, I have seen the care that is taken to keep the animal housing clean and organized and the animals given lots of attention. I have been impressed with the professionalism and care they have taken with ensuring animals go to good homes and not whoever applies first for an animal.

Susan Mauney C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Little Hope, 11, came to us a shy, quiet girl. CPR had picked her up as an owner-surrender, and we’re pretty sure she was loved but neglected before they found her. They made sure she was in good shape and gave great care. And they took care to find people who could take care of a senior.
Now, she’s gained a new name, Groot, and she lives up to it — powerful and loyal. She’s gained weight and confidence and a wardrobe plus two cat friends. At this point, we’re not sure who rescued whom!

JohnRobert P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

[20 November 2017] Almost a year ago Bubba and I adopted/rescued each other, things have only gotten better. His 10th birthday was the 9th of November.
[4 December 2016] Santa must have thought that I've been VERY good AND he came early.
Today Bubba, age 9, and I started our new life together, both of us "seniors."
It's been six months since Rusty went on before me—it was again time for a dog to share a home with me.
My Gracious and Generous God has blessed me yet again.
There are both similarities and differences in appearance and personality (of course, dogs, like people, are unique individuals).
I am very grateful to Coastal Pet Rescue for entrusting this fellow to me, and particularly to Lisa Scarbrough, a lady with a mission.
Rusty was one of God's mightiest blessings to me;
I pray that Bubba will be as well.
Now, who again is rescuing whom?
Thanks be to God.
Robert >

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue (CPR) is second to none. I know have two rescues from CPR and they are the loves of my life! The fostering procedure ensures that the animals are in good health, good care, and getting lots of love! When it's time for adoption, the process is easy as pie! Coastal Pet Rescue is an amazing organization that not only saves the lives of animals but humans as well, without my CPR pups, I'd be lost!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are in awe of hard work and dedication of people behind Coastal Pet Rescue! Our puppy was fostered by Miss Sandy and she is just the kindest, most personable and caring person! She took such great care of all her pups she fostered, kept us updated on all details, sent us pictures and was just so helpful! Coastal Pet is a great nonprofit and I hope they continue the great job they are doing getting unhappy animals into their forever homes. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has adopted two beautiful furbabies from CPR. The experience was fantastic. Jennifer was amazing and helped us through the process the first time. She went out of her way to get our home inspection, which I think every place that adopts animals should do, done so that we could adopt our new baby that weekend. The experience was so great, we decided to go through CPR to adopt our second baby. I would recommend CPR to everyone I know. Thank you so much for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience with Coastal Pet Rescue and Carolyn Jennelle in in July 2016 when we adopted our puppy Cooper. The application process was straight forward and I was immediately contacted by the foster. Cooper's foster communicated with us in a very timely manner and she worked with us on a pick up day even though she was going on vacation and would not be home. She arraigned for another foster to complete the process with us. It was all so easy and we appreciated it very much.
My only complaint with the rescue is I had a friend that lived in the Vidalia area and she was interested in adopting a dog but was told she lived too far away for a home visit and could not be considered. I really wish there were ways that if someone from out of town is willing to open their home to take in a rescue that they could be considered.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being a volunteer for Coastal Pet Rescue the past few months. Everyone involved is so dedicated to providing lots of love and great care to these cats and dogs. It takes a village to rescue, socialize, and find loving families for these pets, and we have a great team at CPR!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This story starts with our Chihuahua Sabrina crossing over the rainbow bridge on February 13th. She almost made it to her 15th. birthday. We were grateful to have her for so long but were heartbroken over the loss. It also left her sister Lacee grieving the loss. We knew we would eventually add to our family and had decided to adopt senior dogs. The decision to adopt another pup was just a matter of timing. We were looking through the Coastal Pet Rescue site and saw this adorable face that belongs to a senior named Gracie. We weren't sure if we were ready but we kept coming back to that cute little face and that senior pup Gracie. We talked about it and decided that she was the one we wanted to fill that void. She would add to our family that missing piece and we would give her the forever home she deserved. So we filled out an application and we received a phone call that same night. We placed a deposit on her and learned more about her story. Coastal Pet Rescue brought her up to date on her shots, provided dental work that was desperately needed and microchipped her. The adoption process went smoothly and now Gracie is in her forever home. Lacee is happy, we are happy, and Gracie is happy. Thank you Coastal Pet Rescue for the perfect fit and making our family complete.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to town without knowing a soul and this group welcomed me with open arms, quickly becoming my friends. The volunteers are always ready when an animal needs love and attention, food, or to go to the vet for a sudden sickness. Coastal Pet Rescue doesn't pass up sick or old animals like some rescues do, always willing to shoulder the extra work and occasional heart ache that comes along with them, in an effort to give them a happy life and loving experience.

1 ShariK.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster parent for some of the dogs rescued by CPR. It's a great group of people who work hard and really love the animals that other people have thrown away. I cannot say enough about this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for CPR only since May, but in that short time, I have found an organization full of people who work tirelessly toward the betterment of the homeless animal population in our community. By educating and bringing people together to get animals adopted and into furever homes, Coastal Pet Rescue has an emmense impact in our city. This positive impact makes the urge, to help those who can not help themselves, contagious. CPR is a wonderful charity working toward a more than worthwhile goal.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They really care about the pets and have no break always taking care of them and doing their best they could.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got BOTH of our doggies through Coastal Pet Rescue, 7 years apart, and they adore each other. Diana and Carolyn gave them each so much love. Both puppies came to us potty trained at ages 13 weeks and 10 weeks of age respectively.
What an amazing organization, Lisa... and what devoted foster parents you are, Carolyn and Diana.

Daniel136

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Coastal Pet Rescue! When a friend's mother recently passed away, we agreed to take care of her senior dog until we could find her a forever home. We reached out to Coastal Pet Rescue after a friend referred us, and they were simply amazing. Not only did they help us with the expenses of food, flea treatment, etc, they found this sweet little girl a happy forever home, which was not easy, as she had hearing and vision issues.

The group consists of so many wonderful and dedicated volunteers, and we are now more than happy to be fosters for pets on their happy way to a new and happy future!

Sharon217

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued, or they rescued me, Angel and Ryleigh from CPR. They were professional and loving all the way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with CPR for a couple years - it is a great organization that has saved the life of thousands of animals. Cannot recommend it highly enough, whether you are looking to volunteer, foster or adopt.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The job they do is amazing. The love and care they give to each dog or cat is above and beyond anything I have seen

Jenifer2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CPR is a great rescue with dogs and cats of different sizes and breeds. If you are looking to adopt, CPR is the only place you need to look. Our pets are up to date on their shots, have been spayed/neutered and are ready for their forever home!

1 melissaenvirogirl

Board Member

Rating: 5

I began as a simple volunteer. Just helping out st an adoption event here and there; however, I was soon drawn in by the cheerfulness, enthusiasm, and just plain joy and love for animals of the fellow volunteers that surrounded me at these events. I began to show up more and more just to be surrounded by this positive energy and to be buoyed by the knowledge that we were working together to do such good work - saving the adoptable pets in our community. Eventually I was asked to be a foster, and I cherish all the little lives I've helped to save. I was then asked to take a leadership position within the group. It sounded a bit scary at first, but as I moved into that level, I realized something; all the leaders help one another and work together. CPR isn't a group of disparate responsibilities who meet on occasion to see who's doing what; it's a cohesive group who connect, join, work together, and do whatever it takes to Rescue and find homes for little pets who'd otherwise be left behind. We help the elderly left in shelters because they've just become too expensive, the pets abandoned because it's too much trouble to take them along on a move, and the pets subjected to cruelty too sad to mention. We take these lost souls, give them a piece of our own, and make them whole again. Then, we release them to a forever home. It's hard to place a review on such efforts, but I'll take a shot at it with five stars and two thumbs up.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

CPR provides a valuable service to the community by providing foster homes to adoptable felines and canines, ones pulled from the local animal control and humane societies, as well as those droppoed off at local vet offices and surrendered by their owners. This often includes expensive and timmely medical treatment, all of which is candidly prsented on their webpage. I believe this not only informs the public on the animals up for adoption, but on the animal welfare and health issues in the community as well, especially with regards to whatIis a treatable condition and not one automatically warranting euthanasia. Several cases of heartworm in our canines and a litter of kittens with calicuvirus are an example, all of whom found loving forever homes. Saving lives is vital, but changing attitudes and providing ann education is necessary to truly see change in anyllong lasting form in the community. I believe cpr is doing this, and more.

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gagrandma8

Client Served

Rating: 5

April, 2016 Coastal Pet Rescue took in a 29 Chihuahua hoard in Savannah. They were looking for foster homes for some of them. That is how we met our Muffin. This beautiful little heart came into our lives thanks to this great group of volunteers. We adopted her and have since gone on to foster with them. Coastal Pet Rescue gives so many pets a chance to find forever homes. Their due diligence to the animals health and socialization make them an outstanding group, not only to adopt from but to give time to as a volunteer/foster.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In April,2016, my husband and I were watching the news when we heard of Coastal Pet Rescue. They had taken in 29 animals from a hord and were seeking fosters. We took in a little one to foster and then decided to adopt her. This all volunteer group goes over and beyond to help the animals in our area. They are a wonderful and caring group. We can't thank them enough for our little Muffin and what they do everyday. We are glad to now be a part of Coastal Pet Rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with CPR for over ten years. Having done home visits, fostering, event participation and serving as needed, I know how deeply committed the leaders and other staff are to animal welfare. The "crew" is energetic, friendly and productive. Through its relations with media, government, schools and local grooups, CPR has had a major positive impact in the Low Country in areas of TNR, legislation and education. It's a pleasure to represent them.

1 Barbara297

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue is a wonderful nonprofit organization that saves the lives of homeless, abandoned, and abused pets in the Savannah, GA area and surrounding counties. I have never met a more dedicated group of people than those who give their time and money to improve the lives of these animals in need. I had been aware of CPR's great work in the community for several years and had donated, but until I retired, I didn't feel that I had the time get personally involved. How I wish I had started volunteering sooner! The looks on the faces of these sweet cats and dogs melt my heart. To see a frightened, confused pet begin to trust again and to gradually open up and become joyful and affectionate again makes all the efforts worthwhile. And when the right person chooses one of our "babies" and takes them to their forever home, we all shed tears of joy. CPR is truly making a difference in our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster and adopted my sweet kitty from Coastal. Her story touched my heart so deeply and I quickly fell in love with everything about her. So greatful to all the men and woman who saved her and helped her have a second chance at life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As an animal lover, we've always had a dog or cat or 3 or 8 in our family. When CPR was in need of assistance during the most recent hurricane, our family immediately said yes. We welcomed two small dogs into our home, temporarily, so we thought. However 5 months later they are now a permanent part of our family. CPR is an amazing organization and all work tirelessly for the benefit of the fur babies. As an animal loving family, our adoption process couldn't have been smoother!

1 Kimberly153

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted out boy Turk (formerly Drake) in Feb 2016 and the experience was outstanding. Jen was helpful and informative as we went through the process. We are prepping to adopt a second pup and Courtney is also awesome. She has sent pictures and kept us informed on our pups status! Such a great organization full of awesome volunteers!

1 Melissa314

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted "Liberty" now known as Winnie in 2012. She was rescued along with her mom and 4 siblings. Coastal Pet Rescue not only saved Winnie's life, but mine as well. My family was having a hard time with one of our other dogs and when we got Winnie, she immediately bonded with our Rottweiler mix. The two are definitely sisters from another mister. They are inseparable. Winnie is the sweetest pooch and I'd adopt from CPR again in a heartbeat. lisa S. and her crew are lifesavers and so professional. She was not about to allow just anyone to adopt her rescues...and I love that. These animals have already been through so much and Lisa and CPR ensure that the homes they are adopted into are the best of the best. They take care of the animals as if they were their own until they are fostered and adopted. Nothing but love and admiration for Coastal Pet Rescue and all that they do for our community and especially for the animals that deserve a second chance at life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

They do not help you with anything. For any help, the fosters have to do all the leg work. They did not hold up their end of the deal as far as care and medical treatment for the foster pet. They make up rules on the fly for events and pets that don't make sense. It blows my mind how this place is still operational with how unorganized the leadership is. They take in more pets than they can handle which leads to inadequate treatment for some of the issues with the animals. My wife and I love animals. When we wouldn't accept their refusal to give our foster the medication that's needed, they just wanted the dog back and then bad mouth the people as if it was their fault. They don't give you all or the right info on the pets. They ban people from their group that get sick of the BS. They only care about taking as many animals out of animal control without having any means to home them or care for them. There's a smart way to run this type of organization and CPR doesn't know what that is. I expected this place to be full of people who actually cared about the animals as individuals and cared about the humans who volunteer because they want to help but that is not so. If you are prepared to get walked all over and treated like crap then this is your place. With all that being said, there are a couple of good souls who work here that care about both animals and the volunteers. Don't expect them to help or work with you if it is even slightly inconvenient for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Coastal Pet Rescue since 2007. They are a fantastic organization to be a part of. Everyone is really nice and friendly and you can tell they operate from their hearts when it comes to rescuing our area's abandoned pets. I am also an adopter through Coastal Pet Rescue. My kitty Minxie will be 6 this year and I absolutely adore her!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am starting my 5th year as a volunteer for Coastal Pet Rescue. I started "just" fostering and actually adopted my first foster, Maxx. He is a wonderful friend and companion. Now my volunteering includes administrative functions and I am overwhelmed at the amount of paperwork that is necessary to maintain good standing with the Dept of Ag which is the agency that oversees us. It is really eye opening when you are on the "other" side of rescue. You realize that there is so much more to saving dogs and cats than just their routine care. I have gained a wealth of knowledge working with the other volunteers. It is rewarding to see all the lives saved and all the lives changed by a simple act of kindness. I can never say enough about all the work that CPR does in the community - saving cats and dogs that require extensive medical care, blind kittens, amputee dogs, senior pets and others that would be euthanized but we treat them with love and kindness, give them a warm bed and a full belly, the best medical care available, including specialists. All lives matter and Coastal Pet Rescue is a clear example of that. It is an honor to be able to be part of the team of dedicated volunteers who devote themselves to Coastal Pet Rescue.

Stacey54

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my fabulous dachshund mix from Coastal Pet Rescue and it was such a wonderful experience that I asked how i could be more involved. I do not have a ton of time to give but there are so many ways to help the animals and the rescue! I now work with the online pet listings group and it is so rewarding to make a difference and help save the animals that so need our help in Savannah. Everyone in this rescue has a generous and great heart and it is a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful rescue!

Jordye H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with CPR for around six months now! I loved it from the start. The camp leaders are so helpful and it really is like a family! It's so fulfilling being able to help these animals and seeing them go on to better homes. CPR offers opportunities for everyone, no matter your age, location, or availability. Everything and anything helps!

Becky100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Coastal Pet Rescue for almost a year now. Being at the rescue allows you to make an impact on the community. It is a great way to be around animals as well as great people. Being a part of the volunteer team is like being a family. As a volunteer you are a part of saving four legged lives on a daily basis.

Client Served

Rating: 2

Wasted my time and a two hour drive to go see a beautiful little puppy I would have liked to add to our family, only to be told you can't adopt a dog unless ALL animals in your house are "altered." So, because my cat isn't fixed, I can't adopt a dog? How much sense does that make? Stupid.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

My husband and I had the "housebroken and friendly" dog we adopted from coastal pet rescue for a grand total of a week before he bit my husband and hiked his leg on everything in my carpeted house. I called and told them that it just wouldn't work but that I still wanted to try and save an animal so we tried again and got a puppy from them and from the first night we got her it was clear that she had been abused in her past. My husband and I spent countless time and money trying different things with her but she absolutely would not housebreak and went to the bathroom every time she was in her crate meaning she had to be bathed every single time I had to leave the house for any amount of time. We called coastal pet for help and they gave us the number of a "trainer" who's big solution to the problem was to put a puppy pad in the crate and also told us that small dogs are not capable of being trained like big dogs are (yes she seriously said that). So finally my husband and I were at a loss and just didn't feel like it was fair to the dog to have these issues that we obviously couldn't correct. I contacted coastal pet rescue and received a phone call from a woman who was very aggressive, called me dramatic and a liar and accused me of abusing the dog. She had me sobbing on the phone. I was very confused because if you truly have the animals best interest at heart I'd think you would be thankful that we were trying to do the best thing we knew to do for the animal. Overall horrible experience with these people.

As a point of reference, we live on a farm and own 4 well trained and very happy dogs (3 inside) so we are not rookies when it comes to animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I found a dog that I wanted to adopt on their website and set up a meeting in order to see the dog. I was then told that someone from the shelter would call me to arrange a home inspection the next day. I never received a call, so I called said person and they did not answer, so I left a message. They never called back so I called the shelter. No answer, so I left a message. Four days have past and I heard no word so I emailed the shelter. Three days after no reply, I messaged them on Facebook. They read my message and did not get back to me. The dog I was supposed to adopt was no longer on the website. I have no idea what happened to her or why I never heard from the shelter. This is completely unprofessional and I will certainly never attempt to adopt from this shelter again.

3 Carly9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are not words to describe the immense impact Coastal Pet Rescue has had in our community. Not only are they saving the lives of deserving animals, but they're also changing peoples' lives, as well- giving volunteers a chance to make a difference, bringing a community together to fight for a single goal, matching a family with their new best friend. Coastal Pet Rescue is a stellar example of what a great non-profit should be.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue is a strong, driving force in the lowcountry community. We are a tool for not only the homeless pets in the area, but for the animal lovers, as well.

I began volunteering with CPR soon after I adopted one of my current dogs from the group. It quickly became clear that the people who work tirelessly to keep this organization running are some of the most kind-hearted, determined, and genuinely good people with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working.

There is never a boring day on the animal rescue front- we are constantly being pulled multiple directions each and ever hour; but, we always find a way to help our local animals when they need it most. Be it a stray dog running in and out of traffic, a litter of puppies just abandoned at a shelter, or a family dog who has experienced a tragedy and is in need of a new home... the volunteers of Coastal Pet Rescue have proven and will continue to prove that they will bend over backwards to provide any and all of the skills, resources, and assistance possible. And, they will always do so with an open heart, an open mind, and a fierce passion for animal rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Couldn't be happier to be apart of this great rescue, going above and beyond to make sure fur babies find their forever homes.

3 Andrea127

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It gives me goosebumps to think of the amount of good that this organization does. There are so many volunteers that dedicate countless hours to ensure that the animals they rescue from various shelters find homes. Some of these sweet animals would never get a chance at the good life without Camp Pawsawhile and all of the amazing volunteers.

3 Savannah2000

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kind, loving people on a mission! So lucky to have found this place!

3 Janet106

Client Served

Rating: 4

My family and I adopted Beau (formerly Colton) from CPR a few months ago. He is a beautiful brindle boy with bright, intelligent eyes. What a joy he is! To think that this loving and gentle dog had spent months at the pound before CPR rescued him is truly heartbreaking. We are crazy about him and he and our other boy Buddy are best friends. After we adopted Beau I was a frequent visitor to CPR's page to see what was going on with them when I saw a little 1 year old chihuahua mix named Gilbert. I fell in love with him at first sight, checked his status ten times a day and decided if he was still available at the Dec 15 adoption day I would go and get him. I didn't quite make it that far and called to set up a meet and greet. Needless to say, he is still here!! He is such a happy boy, and so adorable. He has a few issues since he seems to have been taken from his mother too early but we are committed to giving him, Beau, Buddy and Minnie safe and happy lives and forever homes. We LOVE our babies and try to help CPR with supplies and donations whenever we can and encourage others to do the same at every opportunity.

2 Carol183

Client Served

Rating: 4

I adopted one of my cats, Scout, through CPR about 3 years ago. I met Scout and 5 other kittens with whom she had been abandoned at my friend Sharon's house. At that time, Sharon was a foster mom for Coastal Pet Rescue, and she took in all 6 kittens after they had been left in a cardboard box at a firehouse (at least they were left at a safe place!) Scout was the tiniest of all, a shy little ball of gray fluff, and I fell in love. She soon joined our family, with 4 other rescued cats and a dog, and fit right in and made herself at home! We now have 7 total rescued cats and the dog, and I am a cat foster myself! And Scout is a big, beautiful, happy gray girl with lots of playmates!

2 Melba J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted Jesse about 3 weeks ago. She has the most lovable personality! We had a male dog (Sam) of similar breed that we had rescued from an abusive situation and he needed a playmate. Now they are best buddies. They play together like they were from the same litter and nap side by side during the day. Jesse has been the perfect addition to our family and Sam just loves her! Coastal Pet Rescue was great to work with. Lisa and her crew do great things for furry friends in need!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

So I adopted Carol, a Shepherd Mix, and I love her. She was found abandoned with several puppies of hers. The Coastal Pet Rescue brought her in and had her for a while. I was looking for a good dog I can adopt to give a good home because I needed a good friend.
Carol is Amazing! She loves to play and has a very good disposition. My friend has a very excited hound dog, and only after 10 minutes they became great friends running around chasing each other.
I love the Coastal Pet Rescue, and I ask that if you can, please adopt a dog from here. They have very nice and friendly Volunteers and helped make my life much happier.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter and I adopted Roxie a year ago and couldn't be happier! She has brought so much joy and fun into our home. She brings so much energy and LOVE into our home. Roxie is always there to greet you with a sweet lick of the face and is always on guard. She gets along with our cat, Loki, really well and he loves having another fur baby in the house. Coastal Pet Rescue did a phenomenal job facilitating our adoption and ensuring Roxie was the absolute perfect fit for us! I can't wait to move into a larger house so I can adopt another fur baby from them! :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted "Sissy" now called Tuukka, a terrier mix two months ago and she has brought us more joy than I could ever begin to write. The most loyal dog, she is constantly by Mom's side and loves to snuggle with us any chance she can! Great with kids and other dogs she is the perfect addition to our family. I can not begin to thank Coastal Pet Rescue enough for bringing this blessing into our lives!! We are forever grateful!!

1 Christine132

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted Malcolm (he came to us as Jaxx), a corgi/Jack russell mix, two weeks before St. Patrick's Day 2013! It wasn't exactly the best timing, but we'd been looking for a dog for over a year. I guess when you fall in love, you fall in love! Because we'd never been dog owners as adults before, we were worried his foster mom wouldn't let us keep him. I guess she could see how much we wanted him, though, and she trusted us to be good dog parents. When he spent his first week with us, he was, well, pretty much terrified. I had been following his foster mom's story before we adopted him, though, and remembered that after he came out of his kennel, he had started following her around the house and doing a little dance.

He spent the first week sitting on the couch next to me (I had a broken shoulder, and couldn't do very much - talk about timing!), but sure enough, he began following us around the house, too! One day he barked at someone coming up on the porch, and that scared him! But now he practically "talks" to us with little barks and grumbles. Our cat, Wednesday, was extremely dubious about his entry into our family, but even she is starting to come around, as he's been trying to get her to play with him since around July of last year. I recently caught them chasing each other (very politely) when they thought I was busy cooking dinner.

We still aren't sure what his circumstances were before he came to Coastal Pet Rescue, but he struggles with timidity around people to this day. He loves other dogs, though. We work on socialization as best we can every day, but his real true loves are other playful dogs and as much fetch as he can get anyone to play. THANK YOU, Coastal Pet Rescue, for rescuing this "almost perfect" dog, and for giving us a chance as his adopted family. He just came back from his checkup with a sparkling clean bill of health, and we're all looking forward to our lives together as a family.

1 Brenda73

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a precious baby black pom named Dimi a month ago. She had been a puppy farm dam and had been thrown out when she could not make them a profit. Cheryl was the foster mom for Dimi and did a wonderful job working with this baby and getting her back to health. She had never known love or the kindness side of the human touch. Dimi is so sweet and wants so much to be loved but does not know how to accept love. It has been a work in progress and to now see her coming out of her fear and beginning to trust and learning to accept love is enough to bring a tear to your eye. I thank Coastal Pet Rescue for taking Dimi in, I thank God for people like Cheryl that are willing to help these poor babies that have no one else. I now have a sweet adorable baby that I know will be the perfect loving pet when she realizes that not all humans hurt. She is well on her way!!

1 Jasmine P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Little Miss, now named Sadie came into our lives almost two months ago. From the day we got her to today, we have always said she is the best puppy we could have asked for! She is about 9 months old, and a Shepard/Coon Hound mix. I am so thankful the adoption process was made so easy. She came home the day after we met her! We were given a packet with all of her information. It was easy to see the foster homes she'd been in took the time that's necessarily to properly train a great puppy. Sadie came to us house trained, knowing all basic commands, updated with all shots and eager to love. Today, she enjoys long walks, the dog park, and chasing squirrels. When we are ready to give Sadie a brother or sister, we will definitely go through Costal!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a dog trainer I come across sad situations fairly often. due to family strife one of the sweetest young dogs I've ever met spent the first year of his life without ever coming inside and with minimal human contact. The male head of house hold was not happy with the arrangement and wanted to "take him to the woods" near Savannah, Georgia which is legally considered abandonment, and a recipe for death from hunger, disease or misadventure for a dog.

Coastal Pet Rescue was willing to take this sweet dog into its foster program, found wonderful people to foster the dog while he waited for rescue, checked on his health, let the community know about him, and facilitated the transfer of the dog to a wonderful new home.

I can not thank them enough for helping me save a client's dog, and helping me save one of the nicest family dogs, despite a horrific beginning, that I have ever met. ~ Claudia Black-Kalinsky, CPDT-Ka, Trainthisdog.com

Nancy191

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted Ella, a chihuahua/jack russle mix 2 weeks ago. she is such a joy to our family. it is obvious she was well loved and cared for by her foster family at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is well socialized and gets along well with our children, cats and neighbors. She has a wag and a wet kiss for everyone she meets. She has captured our hearts and we have been telling everyone about the fantastic job the foster parents at CPR do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted the dog pictured here! She is an absolute joy. Coastal Pet Rescue does a wonderful job and deserves kudos for the work they do. I think their system of foster homes is exceptional, I am amazed weekly by how many dogs they are able to help.

Emily84

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the best experience with Coastal Pet Rescue. I fell in love with my new puppy on Facebook and the process with his foster family was very quick and easy. They truly have the best interest of these animals in mind. I feel so lucky to have such a great new member in my family and it's all thanks to CPR.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from CPR within the last five years. They are extremely easy to work with and they serve such a vital role in the community. They came to my home and made sure that I was in a place (both physically and mentally) to be able to provide a good home to a pet. They want the best for both the pet and the adoptive family, and it shows. I love the fact that they are able to find wonderful people to foster these pets in a home before they get adopted. Both of the dogs I got were wonderful and well-behaved. CPR was totally helpful after the adoption, helping me get information and answer any questions I had post-adoption (as well as pre-adoption). I am "up there" in years, but if I do ever adopt another dog I will certainly use CPR and I recommend them whenever the subject comes up. Dogs are such wonderful gifts from God, and these folks are true and faithful stewards of this gift. As a disabled person, I am limited financially and physically, but I support them as well as I am able and I hope they never, ever have to close their doors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for dogs to adopt online for a while and I often refreshed the pages to see if I was drawn to a certain dog. I was looking for a best friend, running buddy, and guardian. After checking multiple sites over a span of a couple of weeks, I saw a picture of atlas and he was everything I was looking for in a dog. He was young, handsome, muscular, and was part golden which is always a loving, smart, and kind breed. I immediately put in my application for him and made phone calls to make sure no one else could get this dog before me. One of CPR volunteers named Carolyn soon emailed me telling me the next steps of the adoption process and that I was first on the list to adopt atlas. I was more excited than a 5 year old at Christmas! I set up my house visit and everything went perfect, the only part now was to wait till he got neutered so I could officially take him home with me and call him mine! But then plans took a major turn for the worse, atlas testesd positive for heartworm and I was devastated when I heard the news. I knew I wouldn't be able to adopt him anymore because heartworm treatment is so expensive. I called Carolyn and started crying on the phone and she comforted me and said CPR might be able to help. Much to my pleasure, CPR said they would pay for the heartworm treatment if I still wanted to adopt him. This was the best news I've heard in a long time. I didn't hesitate when I said I still wanted atlas because I fell in love with that dog and CPR was paying for the entire treatment for me. I was so grateful for their help because I wouldn't have been able to adopt him without it. Now atlas is still going through the 2 month treatment and he is the best dog! I'm so grateful for CPR for helping me adopt the dog of my dreams and l speak highly of this organization The volunteers are so kind and understanding and I still keep in touch with Carolyn even after the adoption. She texts me often to check on atlas and that just shows how much CPR really cares about helping pets find a forever and loving home.

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Elizabeth140

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in the processs of adopting a second dog for my daughter. The Coastal Volunteer came to our house for a home visit. It was such a nice process, and we really enjoyed meeting her. After the visit, we all realized that the dog we were discussing was not a good fit for our family and that at that time Coastal did not have the right dog for us. We then found a dog at a Rescue in Atlanta that was the perfect fit. But, they needed a home visit. Carolyn from Coastal Pet was so kind and willing to share her home visit information with the Atlanta Rescue. She did this the same day, and we picked up our new family member that weekend. Without the generosity of Carolyn and Coastal Pet Rescue we might not have been able to adopt Charlie. I would recommend Coastal Pet Rescue to anyone. Their first priority is finding the best fit for the dog and the family, so that it is a forever home!

Erin64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I fell in love instantly with a picture of a dog being fostered through CPR, and the whole adoption process was seamless and thorough. I highly recommend CPR as a wonderful organization to adopt a pet through.

Jennifer329

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Coastal for about 6 months now. They make it so easy to help animals all over the area. My second dog Breez came from coastal and she is awesome. They still check on her and we still check on the fosters we have had. Lisa even organized a lunch for all the volunteers and also answers every email.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

After careful sceening and our application was approved, Dudley adopted me when I first met him at his Coastal Pet Rescue foster home. He was very comfortable at our meet and greet because it was obvious his foster home was a safe and loving haven. His foster parents knew all about him, his habits, his preferred schedule and what all his little moves meant. When we had the final approval to bring Dudley home, we met at an adoption event Coastal Pet Rescue was hosting. We met other volunteers and adoptable animals when we picked him up.....it seemed like a "family" event and the group were equally happy as we were that this little guy had moved from a shelter to a forever home.His health record was given to us along with all the information about registering the microchip they had implanted and contacts if we should have any questions. I have stayed in contact with his foster home and he has actually stayed with them while we traveled and I realized Dudley did not like boarding in cages. Coastal Pet Rescue is a family of people who are committed to saving abused, abandoned and discarded animals, fostering them and finding a suitable and perfect home for their charges. They are an outstanding group and considered the best in the area. Dudley and I certainly do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered animals with many organizations and individuals for the past 5 years. By and far Coastal Pet Rescue was the best experience I've even had doing so! I was given more than enough supplies to take care of the animal I was fostering. It almost felt like they were doing too much, but it's clear that CPR is an incredibly well organized and passionate group of people doing amazing things.

1 Lydia10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue is a fantastic organization of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to save one animal at a time from abuse and neglect and find it a loving home. The animal receives medical care, is spayed or neutered, and immunized. This all costs money and the minimal adoption fees do not cover all the costs. Donations from well meaning people are still not enough because there is always that one more animal or Mom with puppies or kittens that needs our help. It never ends. Having volunteered for CPR for 7 years and witnessed the wonderful stories of redemption, I can think of no more deserving organization of major financial help.

1 Carolyn Grooms J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coastal Pet Rescue is a dedicated group of people who work tirelessly advocating for animal rights, saving lives, giving chances to animals who do not have a hope for a future without their support. We see beauty through the bars of cages where there is often no other option for the animal other than to be put to sleep. Many suffer from diseases that have to be addressed costing hundreds of dollars. One of my own pets was part of a major rescue effort when a mother and 5 puppies were rescued. The mother was tied to a tree while trying to keep her puppies alive. She was emaciated, the pups filled with parasites. Kind people eagerly accepted the pups into their homes, mine included. Two of the fosters ended up adopting these wonderful puppies. The mom was heart worm positive and had to go through treatment. She is now being loved by a wonder family. They are known as Darla and her puppies. We are truly in love with our Maxx, one of Darla's boys. We are thankful to know that someone cared enough to rescue them all.

Review from Guidestar