Mission: Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) is a 100% foster-based rescue located in Summit, New Jersey with offices in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. We rescue puppies and dogs who are facing euthanasia. At HFGDR, we seek the best treatment for our animals by providing foster care, medical care, training, support and hope. Some require surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs, while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care for respiratory illnesses, skin infections, heartworm treatments, and emergency surgeries. Through our foster program, each puppy and dog that we rescue is able to experience life with a family in a home. We have a network of fifty families who help to care for the dogs and start them on their training. Through our foster program and adoption services, these loving animals are given a chance at a happy and fulfilled life. HFGDR has a seniors for seniors program, which involves a waived adoption fee for a senior citizen to adopt a dog who is five years or older. HFGDR also has an extensive network of volunteers and a Junior Volunteer program for those 16 years or older.
Results: Since our inception in 2010, Home for Good Dog Rescue has rescued, nurtured and adopted over 2,300 dogs in loving homes for good.
Target demographics: Homeless Dogs Find a Home For Good
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
Programs: Adoption Program, Volunteer Program, Foster Program. We are a 100% Foster-Based rescue without a shelter facility.
Our family volunteered with this organization for almost three years. The mission is incredible and the work is rewarding. The issue with the organization is that the founders of the organization do not value and respect their staff nor the volunteers. There is a great deal of turn over with the staff, the volunteers and fosters are at times treated poorly and the reputation of the organization is in jeopardy (read the yelp reviews). The board of directors is ineffective in controlling the behavior of the leadership and like most people there turn a blind eye because they love the puppies and dogs, wanting to help them find homes. If you know anything about "founders syndrome" in the non-profit world, this case is text book. It is sad that the people that started the organization will most likely be responsible for ruining it, they are burning bridges left and right and people are wising up to the fact that if the leadership doesn't change their bad behaviors they don't need to waste their time volunteering or financially supporting the organization.