We adopted our doggy Kiya from this organization. It was the best experience we've had adopting any pet. Brenda took the time to come to our home for us to meet the her and the dog. We were able to see how the dog was in our environment and make sure it was a good fit for all of us. The dog was a great fit so e kept her and Brenda emailed us about a week later to check on her, which showed me that she really cares. Something else that showed me how much this organization cares for its pets is that they micro chip as well as spay/neuter & get up to date on vaccinations and preventatives before the pet is adoptable. Most pet owners want to chip but just don't get around to it. I like that they take the initiative to ensure that their rescue dogs can be identified if ever lost again. They really are doing great things for rescued dogs.
I was blessed with an addition 2 years ago by Dogs as Family. While having my dog groomed I saw a group of dogs in the store. Since I am a dog lover I always visit. One dog, a male, looked so scared. After spend time with him I brought my dog to meet him and they were fine together. So he went home with us. He has been a wonderful addition because he is so loving and fearless
By the way my little boy, Romeo, doesn't have any eyes and was about to be euthanized until Dogs as Family rescued him
Great group that does great things for less fortunate doggies
I have been a foster parent for Dogs As Family, Inc. for many years (since it was established). I had previously volunteered with other rescue groups, but I feel Dogs As Family is so much different in how they operate. Every dog or puppy is seen as an individual, not just a number to try to get our adoption numbers up, which seems to be the main focus of other groups. Each dog that comes to us, comes with their own unique quirks and background. Brenda is great at knowing what special treatment or situation each one needs. I've never known her to turn away a dog simply because it would cost to much to fix due to needed surgery or other issues.
It is a great thing to be able to witness a foster dog being united with their forever families. Since we know every quirk and personality trait of our dogs, we are really able to adopt them to families that are great matches! The best thing about this group (as indicated in the name) is that dogs are seen and adopted out as true family members, not just dogs. Every dog receives so much love and eventually finds its new loving family.
Review from Guidestar
I've been volunteering for this nonprofit for over a year and enjoy it so much. I've learned so much about dog behavior, psychology and matching potential owners with dogs. Brenda the President is very knowledgeable about trapping homeless dogs and looked upon within the rescue community as the best trapper in Oklahoma City. This is a small foster based rescue that is extremely thankful for all help they are given from donations to volunteers. I've always wanted to be involved in a animal rescue but never found a place that I felt encouraged me to learn and be a part of their organization until I met Brenda and her volunteers. If you are looking for a great organization, I encourage you to join this one.