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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming homeless companion animals from some of the highest kill public animal shelters in Southern CA. Advocacy for spay/neuter and responsible pet parenting. Our vision includes no more homeless pets in Los Angeles, a more compassionate and humane Southern CA.

Results: Since 2011, we have rescued over 1000 shelter pets, providing them with veterinary care, both emergent and routine, loving foster homes, training, nutrition, and compassionate care while awaiting their forever! We are happy to be a part of the rescue community and to be able to "give back" to animals who have always enriched our lives and our hearts.

Target demographics: Homeless Pets and Pets in danger of euthanasia at Los Angeles area public high kill animal shelters, working towards a better life for companion animals everywhere!

Direct beneficiaries per year: 380 dogs

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: Adoption, rescue, transport, compassion animal advocates, spay/neuter, veterinary health maintainence

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

A very ethical and honorable charity helping dogs, cats, and people throughout southern CA, I am proud to donate to such a phenomenal group. I've adopted a dog through this rescue, and now I volunteer and donate. Always willing to lend a hand to fellow rescuers, private dog owners, and those who need it, not to mention following their mission to save unwanted animals from euthanasia. Thank you so much for what you do!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working so hard to save the underdogs for the past SIX years has been so rewarding and heartbreaking at the same time. We are tiny but mighty, all foster based, all the time, and all volunteer too. This is my heart's work since I started this in 2011, registered, and obtained our 501(c)3 and remained in good standing throughout our lifespan. No one here gets paid, every dog gets the highest quality care, best nutrition, training, even swim therapy! We spare no expense, and our vet bills prove that! Please consider making a tax deductible donation and possibly becoming a monthly donor to help support our mission !!!
www.gonetothedogsrescue.org

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Donor

Rating: 1

These reviews are all written by their friends n volunteers. If you want the truth about this company go to ripoffreports.com or Google the name of their founder along with the word BULLY and u will quickly discover the truth about them. They have harassed and stalked many other rescue, volunteers and fosters since the groups inception just a couple of short years ago.

In addition, it has now come to light that the founder Ms. Marcella Jane's is no longer employed as a registered nurse and us collecting a hefty salary from the rescue. They claim to use donations for the dogs but the truth is Ms. Marcella Janes is lining her pockets with your donations.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/GONE-TO-THE-DOGS-RESCUE/Select-StateProvince/GONE-TO-THE-DOGS-RESCUE-Marcy-Janes-amp-Taunya-Huffman-Bad-Rescue-Redondo-Beach-Califor-1114875

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gonetothedogs2011 11/25/2014

Melissa Jewell of Sacramento, CA, Lemore Aizenman of www.lemoreinsurance.com residing in Reseda, CA, and Jacinda Martinez a homemaker in ORANGE, CA, please do not come here and write fraudulent reviews in an attempt to hurt dogs and the community, we have notified Great Non Profits.org and requested the IP address you have written your fraudulent review. Not one of you are associated or have been associated in ANY way with our charity and we are requesting you never contact us again nor post fraudulent reviews such as this. Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GTTDRI is a very dedicated and loving rescue. They take in many unwanted, injured, old, not as desirable doggies. As long as they have a foster they'll take the dog, many times without pledges. They respond to fosters needs immediately. Have always been helpful and understanding. They want whats best for all of their rescues. Thank you GTTDRI.

2 aminahyaquin

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Gone to the Dogs, Rescue, Inc. is an awesome rescue. The level of commitment, compassion and professional skills demonstrated HUMBLY yet CONFIDENTLY , COOPERATIVELY, PROACTIVELY and with respect for dogs, every level of rescue helper, and fosters as well as other rescues in the field...it just does not invite comparison. Recently the A-Team here with a myriad of FB and community volunteers, and GTTDR rescue reps saved an extremely gravely at risk white lab-x from a high kill shelter that is awfully difficult to reach and to extract dogs from.

This little guy turned out to weigh 14 pounds at almost 6 months old. He also turned out to be above average endearingly adorable. It is a great feeling, as a thread "angel" long distance and rescue farmer back East, to know that this fragile baby doll will receive the highest level of care in order to help him heal and thrive, God willing and the creek don't rise. This rescue epitomizes LOVE in ACTION.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We already had one rescue dog from Devore when I saw a post from GTTD for another Devore dog that needed out asap. We responded to foster - and then Wyatt (a pit/mix) had to spend two weeks at the vet as he was so sick. We picked him up and found him to be a bit bigger than we thought. My daughter was big dog fearful and we worried about keeping him, BUT we all fell in love. Best dog ever. Taunya and Marcy stood by us when we wanted to keep him and really made it happen for our family. We foster failed and have never looked back. Then we saw a dog at SBC that was getting no attention (and he looked just like our first little one) and I begged GTTD to help me and we would foster. They did and that is how we got Andy - another amazing dog. Foster fail number three. I have also fostered two other dogs for GTTD - one was an abuse case and Max is now in a loving home. When going to pick up Max, I feel hard for another little guy and again begged for help backing the dog - that led us to Scruffy who also got adopted into a great home. Our family would not be the same with GTTD and the help of these caring people. They always put the welfare of the dogs first and never attempt a rescue without a plan. I have learned from them and I so respect the work they do. Thank you for Wyatt and Anderson and Cooper too. Can I also share that we never met any of our dogs until they were out of the shelter and handed to us - and they are all just the sweetest and most loving dogs ever.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were looking for a rescue for several months and stumbled upon a cute young mix we saw on line. It turns out that this was a surrender who GTTDR accepted and fostered as an alternative to a county shelter. These guys are very particular about who they will let adopt with an in depth application and a personal meeting/site visit which ensures that the family is a good fit for the dog as well as the dog for the family. My wife was never a dog person and we also had an older cat so we were really unsure as to how the adoption would go. The wonderful volunteer drove the dog to our home and watched us interact answering lots of questions and really making us feel comfortable. In addition, she allowed us to act as "fosters" for a week to make sure we were fully comfortable with the dog and did not have any regrets. After four days, every family member was fully in love with the little guy (well, maybe not the cat)and we hadd no doubts that he needed to be in our family. Our volunteer, Heather, checked in on us every day to make sure we were happy. An absolutely wonderful experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had never been involved in fostering of any kind until we connected with GTTDRI. These folks do fabulous work and have HUGE hearts. It never ceases to amaze me just what they can accomplish. My daughter and I are prod to be affiliated with them and will continue to help any way we can - whether it is working an adoption event or fostering a doggie. Love each and every one involved with this rescue!

1 Debbie Bobshosky

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gone to the Dogs Rescue is one of the best all breed dog rescues in Southern California and I am proud to be a part of this amazing rescue group. They have a solid group of fosters, volunteers, transporters and followers who all work as a team in getting the medical attention all their rescue dogs need, rehabilitation, training, getting them to adoption events, they don't discriminate against helping strays like some rescues do, proper screening and homechecks before adopting out their rescue dogs to ensure they get the best forever home that all dogs deserve. They are 100% dedicated to helping the dogs until they get their forever home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a foster home for several dogs rescued by Gone to the Dogs and it was a positive experience. They are a very professional organization, and provide everything they say they will provide to keep the dogs healthy and happy while in foster. All of the dogs I fostered went on to get amazing forever homes that would not have been possible without the dedication and passion of the Gone to the Dogs team. I even adopted one of my fosters and I could not imagine my life without her now. This is a rescue that does it right!

1 Lorrie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are awesome when in desperate situation to rescue the Devore 8 they were there. No hesitation to take care of vetting for 8 pups and mom. All pups went to awesome homes!!! Momma is ours now. We are currently fostering Ozzie boxer mix when we first got him he was so sick they jumped into action hospitalized him and he is now a beautiful healthy boy. They do the right thing always. They just took back an adopted dog that ended up in a bad situation. They stand behind their dogs their fosters their volunteers I love and thank them from the bottom of my heart!!!! Additionally they are there to help other rescues raise money rescue arrange transport vetting they are the best of the best!!!!

1 Shannon55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster and a volunteer for GTTDRI. I drive an hour each way, every Saturday, to help with adoption events because I love them so much. In a sea of crazy they are an island of sanity when it comes to this crazy world of rescue. They keep their word, do their best, and always do right by their dogs. Please consider being a foster. Open your home and allow one of our dogs to open your heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love them! They really care about the dogs well being. I am very happy I ended up volunteering for them. I wish we could save them all but I know we are really making the difference by doing everything we can.

If you ever thought about fostering or volunteering, please take the time to learn about it. These ladies are very flexible and they will work with you, and they will be really thankful for your support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with GTTDRI is one that's overwhelmingly positive. I had seen a long haired Chihuahua on my Facebook page that was in a high kill shelter (Devore) in California who was in danger of being PTS within days. This beautiful little boy touched my heart. Living in NY I doubted that I would find a way to adopt him. I followed his thread on Facebook as a total novice, but asked questions and people were kind enough to help me out. I pledged money toward his safe rescue without knowing if, when or by whom he would be saved. I even talked to the shelter personnel a couple of times trying to find a way to adopt him. On Friday 20 Jan 2012 I saw on Facebook that he had been saved by Gone to the Dogs Rescue Inc. I sent my pledge money through PayPal and then emailed GTTDRI expressing my interest in adopting Nemo (his new name ). Marcy Janes of GTTDRI called me on Monday night about my interest in Nemo. We talked for a long time and I was very impressed at the dedication, care and concern Marcy showed for Nemo's welfare. She sent me an application, I sent her references, my Vet info, pictures of where Nemo would live, etc. In the meantime, Marcy had Nemo neutered and placed him with a Foster Mom, Cathy Benedict, who nursed him back to a healthy enough condition to fly to NY. Marcy explained the adoption fees, minus the amount I had already paid for his rescue, which is very generous of this rescue. Marcy recommended COAIR Pet Safe. I made Nemo's reservation for Feb 6. This date had to be changed to Feb 7th, Marcy kept me informed every step of the way. When Nemo had been put on the plane early Feb 7th, (7:00 am California time) Marcy called me to,let me know he was on his way. I had paid his flight through PayPal, Marcy let me know that it was less when she got to the airport and tried to refund the difference to me. Nemo arrived safely at 5:50 pm in Syracuse, still warm in his little crate with the blankets and coat Marcy had made sure he had for comfort. Marcy, Cathy, Taunya and Dawn have all checked in with me numerous times to see how Nemo is doing. This Rescue group is amazing, so caring, compassionate and giving of themselves, their time, their love for the fur babies that need saving. I know how limited their resources must be and I am sure that much comes out of their own pockets. Truly, I am in awe of how much they do and how unselfishly they give of themselves for this cause. I can' t say enough about how grateful Nemo and I are for GTTDRI saving his life and the efforts made by them to get him all the way to me in NY state. I realize out of state adoptions are not done very often, but I am certainly thankful that this worked out, all due to the concerted efforts of this amazing Rescue Group. Hugs and kisses from Nemo and me!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I know these girls and they are the best. They are truly angels. Please consider being a foster and help yhemsave lives.Teresa Scott

2 Karen48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered/am currently fostering for GTTDRI and they have been wonderful for me. Please consider opening up your home and fostering an animal in need, GTTDRI supplies everything, all you need to give is love! When one foster dog did not work out in my home as she required care beyond my expertise, they came and got her the next day. I felt horrible for not helping in this instance but they were extremely cooperative and even thanked me for giving it a shot. If you are unable to foster, DONATE so they can save more animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the honor of helping this organization rescue a dog from the shelter, and it was clear from our very first exchange that they love animals and put the dogs' well-being first and foremost. They are kind-hearted souls who work tirelessly on behalf of the animals. Please consider supporting them, whether as fosters, donors, or volunteers.

1 Cathy12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One MAJOR, AWESOME Rescue Group that works at saving lives and doing it the right way with proper care. Support this Rescue Group and share their information. Thank you.

1 Kim_3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I helped rescue two corgi sisters from the Kern shelter. We thought we had fosters, then furrever homes, but it didn't pan out. We tried everything we could to find a foster/furrever home. That is when Gone to the dogs rescue stepped in and helped us. At first we needed to find a foster close to them, but when that didn't work out, they didn't give up on us or our corgi girls. They begged everyone, and they found a foster, not even near them, and just made it work. The girls were adopted at their second adoption event done by GTTDRI and they found an amazing family where they could stay together. I will never forget what they did for me, and all of us involved in the original rescue, and the corgi girls will forever be greatful.