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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our Mission Statement is to help ALL Dogs in need when resources permit. We are a rescue for small breed dogs. We do not turn away dogs due to age or health. We take in the dogs that need rescue.

Results: We average rescuing over 750 dogs per year. Our annual intake in over 1000. Without our fosters to open their hearts and homes or our adopters to give these special dogs 'Forever Homes' we could not help as many as we do. Thank you for helping to save these dogs from euthanasia.

Target demographics: Most of our fosters are located in the NE States but we have rescue homes all across the US. We cover AR, MO, IL, KY, and other Southern states as well.

Geographic areas served: We mainly adopt our dogs in the NE, United States. We do have some adoptions in other states as well.

Programs: We help teach dog training techniques and also help to educate the public about spay/neuter and its importance to keep dogs from being euthanized in shelters.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Liz_96

Client Served

Rating: 5

In August of 2016, I adopted my little chihuahua/terrier mix from FOHA RI. All of the people associated with the rescue were so nice and easy to work with. It was clear that they all care tremendously about every single animal in their care and that fosters go to great lengths to prepare each dog for its new life in a "forever home."

My little Ellie is the best dog ever and I'm so thankful to FOHA RI for rescuing her and bringing her up north to start her new life with me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog, Annie, from FOHA. She is the best dog ever! The process of adoption was seamless. We appreciated that they did a home check. It showed me they care about the dogs they place. I wouldn't hesitate to adopt from them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

People need to insure they have their facts before they are critical. It is an old post but needs to be addressed. There are TWO Friends of Homeless Animals. Joette Bailey & Sharon Loudenslager are obviosly talking about the one in Virginia. The one posted HERE is in Rhode Island. We do not have any Virginia fosters.....and would not have turned someone down due to their geographical area. If the person meets our adoption standards and requirements, we adopt the dog. We never say based solely on location.



1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I do not understand this group. We called to inquire about a dog, Traxx, being fostered by FOHA in Aldie, VA. We were told that we are not within their metro area. We live 10 miles west of their cutoff. The person imparting the information was rude and short in her response. The next day I emailed them offering to pay their gas to do a home check, since we are only 10 miles west of their cutoff and we really wanted the dog. I heard nothing back, but my partner got an email saying the fosterer was adopting the dog. We believe that they simply wanted to get rid of us. It is no wonder so many homeless dogs and cats never get homes. Rescue groups have inflexible rules, and this group was just one that falls in that category. It has always been my understanding that fosterers do not keep the dog or if fosterer may wish to keep the dog, the dog is not put on the "adoptable" list. Having just lost our beloved beagle mix, once again we were put through a grieving via this rejection. I used to donate to this organization, but no more, EVER. Joette Bailey & Sharon Loudenslager 540-678-3635

2 Jennifer93

Client Served

Rating: 5

one night, my husband and I were sitting around, watching tv, and I was checking my email. I was on several rescue email lists, as we had been considering adopting a dog for quite some time. I opened an email and there was a picture of the most beautiful puppy I'd ever seen. She was one of a four puppy litter from Illinois looking for new homes. Exactly 8 days later, we drove to New Hampshire and picked up "Bunny" -- promptly renamed Zoe. She is an absolutely perfect dog. Now 3 years old, she has an amazing temperament, loves to snuggle, and is still just as beautiful. We feel so lucky to have found her and cannot thank FOHA enough for bringing her into our lives.

1 Gillian G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Around the hoildays my family and I were looking for a new dog. My husband wanted a Boston terrier. We looked online and found this great group. They had two litters of puppies . We filled out an app and heard that a puppy was ours. We were so happy. Then we heard there was a mix up and our puppy was already promised to someone else. They made it right and got us a puppy for the other litter. She was just what my husband wanted. She has the markings of a boston but looks like a chihuahua. We love her and she is a great fit in our family. I thank Cathie McGiness for fighting to make sure we got her. Everyone we dealt with was great and would adopt from them again. Holly aka pixie has come a long way. She is now 18lbs and loves to play with her doggy brother Chance who is a Boxer . She also enjoys her kids. Thank you so much for helping grow our family.

2 dreikatzen

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I lost my senior do at 16yrs old, I thought I never would find another dog. The pain is so great.
When I found Friends of Homeless Animals, I knew I would be hooked. I had always wanted to have a Boston Terrier and I found mine by the name of Pumba.
Pumba was a failed adoption, they brought him back saying he had seizures. Ever since I've had Pumba, he's never had a seizure. He is such a loving and nurturing dog.
Friends of Homeless Animals made it so simple to go through the adoption process. They not only handled the adoption but also offered support after the adoption.
I've made some great friends and hope to adopt again!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our beloved boston terrier passed away we wanted to do something good in her memory and decided to adopt a rescue boston. We saw a picture of a mid age adult that had been in foster care for quite a while. We were attracted to her so we read her bio and wondered why no one had adopted her. Knowing that we definately wanted to adopt a dog and if this one turned out not to be suitable to our needs and home situation FOHA would work with us to find another we took the chance and sent in our application and deposit. It was definately the best thing we did. I found the organization to be well run, genuinely caring in their mission and extremely honest. They disclosed everything they knew and observed with regard to the dog's health, habits and temperment. There is no profit motive here like in a pet store. These people just want to place the right dog in the right home. They are all volunteers and give so much of themselves. All of the adoption fees and donations go right back into the organization for veterinary and other animal expenses. To make a long story short we got the perfect dog for us and couldn't be happier.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my first Boston terrier 10 years ago through FOHA, and when it came time for me to contribute my own resources to a rescue organization, I did not hesitate to contact FOHA. This is an organization of truly caring individuals, where the animals come first. I have fostered two dogs and helped transport one, I have also conducted home visits, and I have had nothing but excellent experiences. A truly worthy organization.

2 fostermommy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am both a volunteer and a client. I have fostered several dogs for this organization. Any and all concerns I had were handled in a prompt and professional manner. Our leaders put in countless hours of work to ensure all dogs get vetting before they're placed in foster homes. Adopters are screened, via home visits and reference checks.

I adopted a senior terrier mix from FOHA. Scruffy gave us three wonderful years. He was a loyal, loving dog from the moment he entered our home and jumped up on the recliner. We were soulmates.

Animal rescue is a heartwrenching, often thankless venture. This rescue rises seamlessly to ever an changing climate and maintains its focus on those it serves; the animals.

I would not hesitate to recommend changing your life, and the life of an animal, through adoption and/or support of FOHA.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am both a client served and a volunteer. I joined foha because I wanted to find a playmate for my own dog, Molly. We started fostering to find her friend and to help other dogs in the process. It seemed like a win-win for all. We ended up adopting a 6year old Boston Terrier, Quince. They love each other. It was a wonderful experience for us. In turn, we have adopted out another loving Boston form someone who had to give him up to another couple who had just lost one of theirs. I am currently fostering Penny, an 11yo Boston and Benji a 1yo Chi-Hound. This is a wonderful group that I am lucky enough to respresent. Everyone is helpful, knowledgable, and willing to give their all for each and every one of these dogs. It is very rare that a dog will ever be turned away. Most are saved at death's door and then welcomed into the arms of love at their forever homes. There is truly no better feeling.

2 Lori P

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with FOHA for a little over 3 years now. I have fostered various dogs and adopted two, all of which would have been euthanized otherwise. FOHA is a wonderful rescue, founded by our fearless leader Roie, who is an incredible woman that works 24/7 for her dogs. The circle of volunteers she has built over the years, always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of these dogs!! When I look at the many lives we have saved and are in loving homes, since I've been volunteering, it is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!! We are always looking for new foster homes and volunteers to continue building this rescue to the incredible size it has reached. Join, become a volunteer, foster a dog in need, it is one of lifes most rewarding experiences. I can guarantee I have learned so many things from caring for these dogs. One of lifes many priceless pleasures has been fostering and volunteering time for this rescue!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I did a lot of research before deciding to adopt. Friends of Homeless animals was my choice of organization to adopt through and I couldnt be happier with my decision. In 2008, I adopted Meris, a sweet little Chihuahua. The rescue group is kind, helpful and very much like a loving family when it comes to the rescue and adoption process. In 2009, I adopted Daphne, an adorable little rat terrier. I talked in great detail with the foster moms of both these dogs before adopting them. Both foster moms were very honest, completely helpful with telling me everything and anything they knew about the dog, which allowed me to make my decision. Adopting these 2 great dogs was the best decision I could have every made. This is a wonderful rescue group. I recommend them to all my friends who are looking to adopt. I will definately count on them, in the future if I am looking to adopt again.
Jackie Bigelow, Providence, RI

1 ginvee418

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with FOHA for almost 3 yrs. now and probably fostered around 30 dogs and puppies as well that would have been euthanized. It is a wonderful group of people who always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of our dogs. These dogs are mostly death row dogs that would suffer a horrible death by gas. When I look at the many we have saved and are in loving homes now I am overjoyed. Roie takes on the sick, injured, and dogs that no one else would give a chance at a good life. She makes sure they get that chance through FOHA.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a difference we can make!!! However, like other groups, we depend upon the charity of others for ultimate success!! Each volunteer selflessly houses "disposable dogs" and cares for them until they are adopted. With the rise of commerical breeding facilities,the expense of vetting an animal, and the economy, our demand has been increasing at a rate that we cannot keep up with. Any available funds would increase our chances of future participation in this worthwhile organization!!

1 chloeev

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this rescue for about 3yrs now. I am very proud to say I am a member of their volunteers. Under the leadership of Roie Griego and Doris Baker this group has continued to grow and help 100's of dogs by rescuing them from euthanasia and finding them forever homes.

We are one of the largest rescues in the NE and continue to get recommendations from other rescues on a daily basis. Whenever a shelter or rescue needs help, they call on us. In this economic time, when quite a few of the shelters are closing, we continue to be a strong group. We continue our work with our mission to help 'All dogs who need help'.

Review from Guidestar

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered dogs for this organization and have found the organization to be very responsible, responsive and caring. All dogs are given everything they need in order to be healthy and well cared for until they can find a home of their own.

Review from Guidestar