I have been fostering for DDDR for 3 years and it has been such a rewarding experience. I have honestly fallen in love with every dog I have had. While I do tend to cry when they get adopted, I know they are going to great forever homes. A lot of the adopters are even nice enough to stay in touch and send pictures and progress updates. It makes my heart happy and want to keep saving over and over again.
DDDR helps to save thousands of dogs a year ALL via volunteers. There work is nothing short of amazing. They help the sick and injured dogs that no one else will. They help the moms and babies where other rescues have been known to just take the babies. The dogs go into loving fosters homes before they are adopted into loving families. If you are looking to adopt or volunteer your time - look them up! Its a very rewarding experience and you wont be disappointed.
I have fostered and volunteered for DDDR for the past 5 years, and I have nothing but love and admiration for this group of people who volunteer so much of their time to help so many dogs find loving forever homes. The coordinators who spend nearly all of their free time coordinating care for so many dogs is incredible. They deal with so much negativity from people that don’t seem to understand how rescues work and still put their hearts and souls into saving these dogs. I’ve fostered more than 50 dogs myself and adopted two from DDDR. This is a fantastic organization!
I believe Ronald M4 hit the nail on the head. My wife agreed to "foster" one of DDD Rescue's dogs. The dog was very damaged emotionally, but after making a few adjustments, he fit right in with our animals and was very sweet and loveable. So, after several potential adoptions fell through, my wife decided we should keep the little dog.
During the entire adoption process, my wife had many questions because she was concerned about the dog and had never fostered for this group. When she tried to contact the rescue staff, they rarely if ever responded. When they did, they were rude, condescending, or belligerent. They seemed to have forgotten that it was my wife who was taking care of their dog and asking nothing in return for it.
Finally, my wife decided she wanted to keep the dog. He was happy in our home and we loved him. There was, however, one other person whom was interested in the dog but hadn't met him yet. My wife got hold of the program administrator and told her of her decision. The administrator ultimately told her that if she did not give the dog back immediately, she would call the police. Tearfully, we gave the poor dog back the following morning. He went from a home he loved and from people who loved him to who knows what. If the administrator truly had the little dog's best interest in mind, she would have let us keep him. They had no complaints about us in the month he'd been in our care. I believe they did it just because they could. Sad.
The adoption coordinator is confrontational. She threatened to bring the police to my house. I fell in love with my foster dog and asked to adopt him. Because he had an appointment for a Greet and meet a woman with her 2 dogs they said I couldn't adopt him. This dog was settled in with our family and she didn't care. He came from a kill shelter in WV. He loves our 2 dogs and I don't even know if the potential adopters dogs will get along with him because they came from traumatic situations. I'm heartbroken.
I adopted a dog from this group and while the dog is fantastic the people running the group are nasty. They are very rude and confrontational through the entire adoption process. The women processing the paperwork tried accusing me of putting the dog in danger before I got the dog because I was also looking at other dogs through other agencies. Would have to say I would not recommend this group nore would I ever use them again.