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GLAD DOGS FOUNDATION INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: Animals in need and individuals and organizations with innovative ideas to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Geographic areas served: Across the country

Programs: Spay & Neuter support, providing food and supplies to shelters and rescues, providing toys to homeless dogs, working with youth groups to provide a way for kids to help make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Glad dogs are amazing! The donated hundreds of toys to the biggest shelter in NJ AHS Newark Branch! Besides toys that brought sweaters, costumes and blowup collars for medical usage . Thank you again for helping our amazing dogs!

1 April H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Glad Dogs Foundation Inc. has been such a huge help to our community outreach and spay/neuter efforts throughout the years. They have helped encourage our spay/neuter voucher recipients to use their vouchers through a toy donation program and partnered with us during our community outreach events by sending supplies to encourage attendance at the events. They've always been there to lend a helping hand to make a difference for pet guardians and their pets and we're honored to have their support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

2017 was a record-setting year for the Angel’s Hope Spay/Neuter Program and our partnership with Glad Dogs Nation/Foundation played a huge role in helping to stop the cycle of pet homelessness through spaying and neutering.

Our program is based in the poorest county in West Virginia and many times people have to choose between feeding their families and/or pets or taking their pets to the vet. In most cases, the expenses associated with spaying/neutering are not something families can manage on their limited income.

Through our partnership with Glad Dogs Nation/Foundation, a drawing for a Walmart gift card was held each month for the families that used their voucher within an established timeframe. The incentive encouraged pet guardians to not only use their voucher, but to use it more quickly so that we could get more vouchers out in a shorter amount of time. We’ve seen a 69% increase in the number of vouchers used over 2016 and the vouchers are used more quickly.

Our partnership with Glad Dogs Nation/Foundation has been helpful in encouraging more pet guardians to alter their pets and to stop the cycle of litters of puppies/kittens that they may not be able to care for.

Comments ( 1 )

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gladdogsfoundation 10/25/2017

Thanks, April. It has been a pleasure working with your group to support your spay/neuter program. It is our core mission to increase the number of spayed and neutered dogs. Thanks for all YOU do.

Nicole H.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization! We run a non-profit rescue that relies on Glad Dogs Foundation to provide us with toys when we cannot purchase or do not have enough donations. They are great to work with! We appreciate all they do for us and the pups we foster.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a rescue we have enjoyed their toys for our dogs and we have steered our adopters to this organization to buy their dog toys - everyone benefits, and our adopters love their toys and it all supports a good cause - helping more dogs and cats and we love that they encourage young people and groups to help shelter animals and being part of this community service. Top notch organization where very penny goes to the good of the animals, wonderful people to work with as well

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Glad Dogs Foundation rocks! Love their toys. Love the work they do. It's a win/win!

Julia83

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oh my dog! Glad Dogs Foundation is simply amazing! They took a throwaway item and turned it into a valuable resource to provide spay and neuter! It's wonderful and amazing and soooo thoughtful!!! This is a Great Non Profit for sure!!! xoxo

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Glad Dogs Nation helped my little rescue with some toys and the dogs LOVE them! They have a brilliant way of promoting spay/neuter with these wonderful repurposed toys

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently became the shelter manager at Dunn Animal Control. I am not sure how I got lucky enough to get in touch with Glad Dogs Nation but I am so glad I did. The toys they have sent have made the dogs stay at the shelter much better. The pallet, yes I said pallet of puppy food was such a blessing as well. Thank you do all you do!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been incredibly thankful for all of the support and guidance that Glad Dogs Foundation has given to my newly formed nonprofit, Salem's Light. Our organization focuses on community outreach initiatives to increase spay/neuter in under-served areas in the metro Richmond (VA) area and Glad Dogs Foundation has helped us in multiple ways in such a short time - from donations of toys and food to distribute to dogs in need to helping to develop an easy, yet effective strategy to increase redemption rates of our free spay/neuter coupons. Marianne, especially, has been an incredibly welcome partner, advocate, and overall source of advice and guidance based on countless years of experience!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I head up a breed specific dog rescue. We were contacted by Glad Dogs about a donation of large shipment of food made for our breed. We were so surprised by the large amount of food donated to us as well as their friendly and cooperative manner. Marianne couldn't have been nicer and the food donation was very much appreciated. And by the way it was an expensive food that was well within the safety dates.
We were able to send the food to one of our sister groups who greatly appreciated it.
Glad Dogs does a great job supporting the many rescue groups who make up our community. Thank you, Marianne!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I run a nonprofit organization www.doingrightbyrescues.org who benefits greatly from the donated toys we receive from Glad Dogs. The toys serve as great stress relievers and calming agents. Many times we work with clients who have adopted rescued dogs with many medical issues which often times means major expenses for their family budget. They truly appreciate the savings resulting from the toys we can provide them with since we began our partnership with Glad Dogs. Every toy we have received has been in such great condition...they appear as brand new! And what a wonderful way for toys to wind up.....snuggled next to a loving family dog! Our files are filled with such wonderful pictures. Thank you Glad Dogs for spreading smiles!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I run a non profit (www.doingrightbyrescues.org in New Jersey). We provide free tutoring and educational outreach to those who have adopted (or are fostering) dogs from animal shelters or rescue organizations. For over two years now we have been receiving toys from Glad Dogs Foundation to support our efforts to tutor and transition rescued dogs from homeless to forever homed. Play is such an important component in a dog's life and the toys from Glad Dogs play a key role in our work with rescued dogs. Glad Dogs Foundation have addressed a real need in the world of dog rescue and we are very grateful for their support and efforts on behalf of our canine clients!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Glad Dogs Foundation through a volunteer matching site this past summer and I couldn't have picked a better nonprofit to help out. After talking with Marianne over the phone, I was excited to get started. I love their mission of upcycling toys and giving proceeds to dogs in need. With my busy schedule, I was thrilled to finally find a flexible volunteer position that is fun and creative.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello Everyone,

I can't begin to express how much I love working with the Glad Dogs Nation foundation. Last September, I adopted my first rescue pet- dog- and the experience has been amazing! I love my rescue pup, and I wanted to help other dogs in need. I have a busy schedule, so I needed to find something that would be flexible with my schedule. I reached out to Glad Dogs Nation on volunteer match.com earlier this year. I spoke to Marianne and immediately new I had found the volunteer job for me. I love searching the web to find sources to help our mission and encourage new members to join. The volunteer team is always supportive of our own goals in life, but we do know we all love the animals we are saving. And finally, I love the concept. We are up cycling toys- that might have just been thrown away in landfill. Instead, we clean them up, make them pet friendly, and raise costs for animals in need. Win! Win! Win! ( Picture is my own rescue pup, Dublin!

Thanks,

Katie F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for them recently and just love what they are doing. Such a wonderful organization. Im very excited to help in thier cause

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group has been so extremely helpful to are Rescue over the past year they work so hard to help rescue organizations get supplies they need to help differ from the cost and allow us to save more dogs!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Gladdogsnation for several years. It is so rewarding to see my/our efforts to go good use. We give people an outlet to get rid of stuffed animals and at the same time give pets and shelter animals a little CHEAP enjoyment. And 100% of our profits to go help those little known rescues. So rewarding!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization! What a great idea to repurpose unwanted toys and also provide support to rescues and shelters!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Glad Dogs Nation is a wonderful organization that supports so many rescues and shelters with such a simple and delightful concept...bring a little happiness to a homeless pet and recycle as part of the process! Love it! Love their work!

pammylbear

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been buying toys and treats from Glad Dogs Nation for years. And for almost as long I've been helping close up the "spay and neuter" scars on the stuffies GDN sells. All around, this is a great organization. Helping pet owners find great toys, helping toys stay out of landfills (for a while any way!), helping dogs who like to squeak and destroy, and helping dogs and other animals in need through the Foundation makes helping out here make me feel good in my very soul.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Glad Dogs Nation when donating to New Spirit for Aussies Rescue. Old stuffed animals turned into dog toys?! Sign me up! Our newest rescue loved nothing better than a good shredding of the stuffed animals I had on hand. I needed more! Glad Dogs toys fit the bill. Bear loves them! And I love that the monies go to help other shelter and rescue dogs. Another plus was that I now have the opportunity to help Glad Dogs Nation prepare the stuffies for sale, through the Glad Dogs Foundation. I now get to use my sewing skills to sew "spay/neuter" scars shut on the stuffies. Keeps me busy and off the streets.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

we are a animal rescue and glad dogs foundation helped so many of our rescue dogs and cats.
great group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Glad Dog has the best toys for dogs and they last forever. I bought one 2 years ago and it looks like almost new. It looks just like my dog and when I say to him "Find Twin" he runs and get his Glad Dog. Thank you for all you do and for your unselfish support of rescues.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came across Glad Dogs through a breed rescue group. I've been hooked ever since! From being able to help other dogs (and cats, horses, etc) by purchasing toys and treats to helping prepare the stuffed animals for the dogs to telling others about the organization, I feel like I am making a difference. Marianne has been a pleasure to work with. And my dogs love the stuffies and chews. My Bear went and helped himself to a toy before I could pick one out for him. He knew they were for him. :-)