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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

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!