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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Saving the sick, injured, neglected, and abandoned.

Results: Since our inception in December 2015, we have rescued, rehabilitated, and found forever homes for 1,061 animals and counting!

Target demographics: animals in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 180+

Geographic areas served: the Northeast, Louisiana, Texas and Georgia

Programs: Animal care veterinary care and behavioral training

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mary E B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered a dog that I eventually adopted. Everyone, Jodi, Judi at LGAR
Are wonderful caring people who always go and always give just more to insure the best in every situation
Its their love and dedication to the cause of animals that makes them stand out

Jeff D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year looking Glass animal rescue stepped up to the plate and gave me a pug for free. I had another agency that I was working with to get a service dog and when they got a new trainer the trainer didn't like that I was on the fifth floor of my apartment. So after a year and a half a working with them they denied me unless I moved within one month. looking Glass animal rescue stepped up to the plate and offered me pick of the litter open set of pugs coming up from Texas. I live in my bed most all the time and when I'm able to I get up in my wheelchair and go for a ride. Coco my new emotional support dog is right there leading the way like a hood ornament on my lap. I can't say enough good things about this organization and they work very hard to do the right thing. The president went down to the Bronx to help find Justice for a dog that was tied up to a telephone pole and left beaten. She was able to follow it through until she got Justice. Please consider this nonprofit as exceptional because they truly are exceptional. The lady that offered me my dog is now having issues with her child at home and serious health issues. It would mean so much to this organization to be picked. They truly work extremely hard for these living animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There's not enough words to describe the hard work and giant hearts this organization has. I'm so thankful for my pug, CoCo that they donated to me. I since had CoCo made into a ESA and everywhere I go, everyone asks about her. This organization donated CoCo to me to help me through a tough time with a recent injury that has taken my freedom away. Every moment of my day is our enjoyment now having CoCo as part if my life. Great organization, great people who run it, and truly they deserve nothing but the highest of praises. They go way out if their way to save any animal, including the one that made the trip state new, where a dog was beaten. The president would not stop until justice was done.
I Hank you LGAR for changing my life, and Coco's ♥️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently joined the fostering team for LGAR. I was blown away by the support they offered us to foster. It made fostering so much easier. Anytime I had a question, I received an answer within the hour.
I also love the fact that they thoroughly checked us out to make sure we were right for the animals , which the same process if you want to adopt.
Animal welfare is their priority ! If you are interested in either adopting or fostering this is the rescue to use.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Always putting animals before themselves. I have been lucky enough to get to know a great group of people who truly care. From fostering to adopting I just knew I had to be a part of this amazing rescue!

Jessica S.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with LGAR for 2 years now. The board members are so vested in making a difference for these animals who don't have a voice. Because of their selflessness hundreds of dogs and cats have been saved from NYC acc as well as from other areas. I can't say enough about their devotion. They are truly angels to those im need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Looking Glass Rescue is without question one of the most impressive rescues I have ever worked with! Their passion is reflected in their successful activism. I was first introduced to them when they were able to rescue a misunderstood dog in my town that was scheduled to be euthanized, they gave him a chance when no one else would and were even able to rehabiliate him. I was so impressed that I wanted to thank them by becoming a foster through their organization. Now I am the proud foster mom of Luna! She is just as amazing as the recuse who saved her life! I can't say enough great things about Looking Glass and the important work they do!

Kristin Kreuder O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LGAR is the greatest! I have had wonderful experiences fostering for this amazing organization. Professionally run with a lot of love for all the pups and the foster families. The pups are all so supercute too!

Ellie Lauren T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Shih Tzu Ella from Looking glass Animal rescue. She was a mess when they pulled her from the shelter. By the time I picked her up she was doing so well! They nursed her through a gallbladder surgery and kept her safe and loved. I still send pictures, text and updates to Ella's foster mom. I can't speak highly enough of everyone at Looking Glass rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several years ago I was trying to rescue and foster a puppy scheduled to be euthanized. Looking Glass Rescue was the only rescue of several I contacted able/willing to pull this puppy on very short notice. In the matter of a day over email (as I live and work in another state) approved my application and transported the puppy to me. I will always be eternally grateful to LGAR would helping me to give this puppy a second chance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came involved with Looking Glass Animal Rescue almost two years ago when they were the only rescue able to pull a dog that I wanted to foster. Since then I have also fostered and adopted other animals thru LGAR and continue to be part of their community. I admire the work that they do and the level of compassion and integrity they exhibited while doing this very difficult and rewarding work of animal rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Looking Glass is an amazing rescue going above and beyond in showing their love for animals and the community ! A wonderful experience adopting recently, every communication was just filled with love and caring for the puppy and support for the foster and adoptive families. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful organization and grateful to have found my pup waiting for me at Looking Glass

Melissa Faulkner N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster for Looking Glass Animal rescue. They are an incredible rescue that strives to be the best they can be and loves helping you to fit the right pet to your home environment!

Andrea B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

LGAR helped us adopt our newest family member Scooby they went above and beyond make sure he was going to his forever home.

Kayla H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started as a foster for this amazing rescue. The process to become a foster was rigorous (rightly so) but also super easy. I then adopted one of my fosters from them, and that was simple too. Their process is easy, they answer all your questions and even check in on the animals/families after the fact. These guy rock!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have now fostered two dogs for LGAR, and each has been a great experience. They have a solid support team for their fosters, and a huge reach for potential adopters. Their screening process has the best interests of the dogs in mind, which is all that counts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Pumpkin in 6/17. She is a dachsund mix, my 1st smaller dog. She was rescued a week before her delivery of 2 pups (1 live and 1 stillborn). She was such a good Mom that she nursed 5 additional pups plus her own. All were named after various pies. Cuter than cute names and pups. I would love to know who comes up with these names.
Pumpkin (Pie) came into my life when the pups were ready to let her go. She is a complete love, She enjoys chewing nylabones, cuddling in my lap and being cozy under her blanket. Outdoor activities involve chasing chickens, wild rabbits, squirrels and turkeys while on a leash of course.
LGAR has been supportive when I needed advice on anything. Their commitment to these animals for life is true and basic to their philosophy. They have earned my respect and I would encourage people to donate so their work can continue.
I donate as often as I am able. Thanks again LGAR for bring Pumpkin into my life.

1 HMS0909

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LGAR is one of the most committed group of people I've come across. They go above and beyond to help animals who would be overlooked by most people. They take on high medical bills and work tirelessly to make sure these animals get the care needed. Whenever I have a question or concern James and Jody are only a phone call away.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Looking Glass Rescue saved a dog named Sasha who had been returned three times to New York's ACC and failed by another rescue. It was looking very bleak for poor Sasha, but Jody and Looking Glass stepped in and rescued her! They got her some much needed training and she went on to be a loved family member in a good home. This rescue steps up when no one else will. I've donated to them several times and I know that the donation goes exactly where it should - to help the animal get a better, happier life.

1 Jen V.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never felt more passionate about a non-profit organization, and what she has done in a little over a year - save the lives of 400 little beings that are in the worst scenarios - physically and emotionally - and are the most vulnerable to being euthanized - is nothing short of amazing. You see, the ACC won't even let Jody adopt the cute, healthy ones - those go to the "regular" rescues. Jody's "pack," as she calls them, are the raggedy-taggedy crew of dogs/cats no one else will take. She sees potential in these adorable outcasts; she cleans them up and polishes them off (often through involved/complicated medical treatments, emotionally therapy classes, grooming, foster-love/recovery) so they can be adoptable and treated with the respect and love they have always deserved. I adopted Donut, a senior poodle who was dumped at the ACC with a breast tumour hanging out of her body that Jody saved. LGAR spent thousands of dollars on Donut's surgery and aftercare. My husband and I nursed Donut through her Hospice period (she lived 6 more happier months), and it changed our lives. I donate to this rescue and plan to volunteer in the coming months.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Misty 5 months ago. Looking Glass took great care to make sure she was the right fit for our family. James was so helpful in answering questions and advising us as first-time dog owners. Misty was very nervous at first, but she warmed up just as he said she would. She is a sweet and darling creature and we love her so much. I think our family needed her as much as she needed us!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a follower of the super urgent dogs at NYC ACC, I have reached out to Looking Glass Animal Rescue many times for help getting a tiny, old dog pulled before it is put down. Jodi has never failed to respond! And time and again, when I look to see which rescue has saved a dog, it is LGAR. They do such amazing work!!

1 Jennifer Parsons A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family adopted Cookie through Looking Glass Rescue just over a year ago. Cookie was blind and had multiple health issues. If it wasn't for their rescue effort, he never would have received the medical support he needed. Once he came to us, they continued to support Cookie and our family. Despite an initial grime prognosis, he has continued to thrive and brought our family so much happiness and love. We are extremely greatful for the work they do not just us but all the animals and families they bring together.

1 Denise F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Lookibg Glass Animal Rescue processing applications and fostering dogs. This agency rescues some dogs that would not otherwise be rescued due to medical condition or age. The stories of new beginnings because of the “pack” are heartwarming.

I freely give my time to help them. I am also an adopter!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing, dedicated group of animal rescuers who care deeply for their animals. There is no group more dedicated with the highest level of integrity. Cannot recommend this group higher. Amazing people.

1 Jane Saraceno P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Me & my husband have been involved with LGAR for over a year and a half and the folks at this rescue are the most committed people we've ever known! It's truly about the animals and what's best for their well being that is at the heart of what they do. If you are thinking about supporting or becoming actively involved with a rescue organization you couldn't pick a better one than LGAR!