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Lost Our Home Pet Foundation Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Lost Our Home Pet Rescue's mission is dedicated to providing compassionate services to pets and pet parents in crisis, such as foreclosure, eviction, homelessness, illness, domestic violence and other life hardships. Our programs are intended to keep pets with their families vs. surrendering them to overcrowded shelters where they face an uncertain future.

Results: Since its inception in 2008, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue has helped over 20,000 pets. 3,800 homeless pets were given new loving homes, 650 pets were reunited with their families after a crisis and 16,000+ pets were fed through our Pet Food Bank program.

Target demographics: Abandoned dogs and cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we helped 688 pets find their forever families. Our Temporary Care and Low Income Boarding programs helped 123 pets stay with their families. Our Pet Food Bank program fed the hungry bellies of 1,500 pets whose parents were struggling financially. 300 volunteers provided 1200+ hours monthly.

Geographic areas served: Metro Phoenix

Programs: Temporary Care Program: Provides up to 90 days of pet care while pet parents deal with a life crisis, such as foreclosure, eviction, job loss, illness, domestic violence, etc. Animal Rescue of Abandoned/Owner Surrendered Pets: We rescue pets that have been abandoned (often without food and water) or take in pets from owners forced to give them up because they are no longer able to care for them due to a life challenge. We provide shelter, food and medical care for these pets, while finding new loving homes. Pet Food Bank Program: Pet food and supplies are given to families in financial need so they can keep their pets. Volunteers deliver food and supplies for those without transportation. Sojourner Pet Companion Shelter: Shelter and care for pets of women and children residing at Sojourner Center. Sojourner Center is the first domestic violence shelter in metro Phoenix to allow women to bring non-service pets with them. Pet Friendly Rental Service: Our realtor volunteers locate and negotiate pet-friendly rentals for harder to place situations and donate 100% of their commission to cover pet deposits. Low Income Boarding: We provide extremely discounted boarding for pet parents that cannot afford traditional boarding.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About a year and a half ago, my older son was at school and I was home taking care of my new baby. My blind and deaf elderly dog wandered out of the front door while I was getting something out of the car in the carport. She was 15 years old and had never gotten out of the house and never use to be the kind of dog that would run (walk) away. Some incredibly kind citizen picked her up as she walked close to the busy road by our house. They took her to Lost Our Home and posted pictures of her on our neighborhood site. They kept her safe and comfortable until I picked her up. I am SO thankful for this wonderful rescue organization. I don't think she would have survived a trip to the county shelter. My fragile old life partner was able to make it home safely and live the last few months of her life out at home with me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lost Our Home is a great organization that is doing amazing things for its community. From rescuing animals and getting them adopted, to providing temporary care for pets in the community, to providing low - cost food and supplies tho those in need, Lost Our Home is doing great things.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a kitten from Lost Our Home and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were able to answer all my questions and clearly knew the all the animals well. I was looking for a companion for my current cat and after describing his personality they were able to suggest the perfect friend for him. The two get along great. Their facility was clean and had plenty of room for the animals to play and roam without being cooped up in kennels. I had adopted from a different shelter previously and it was a night and day difference how amazing Lost Out Home was. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to add a new animal companion to their home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son adopted his precious Lily (aka Diane) a few years ago. He also did his Eagle Project there! The staff is amazing and dedicated to creating a safe place for cats and dogs until they find their forever homes!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted two dogs through lost our home one recently and one about 6 months ago. They were so helpful in tips for house training and introducing to my other dogs. These two have been such a joy in my life and lost our home made the process simple and efficient.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When we first considered volunteering at LOH I was worried it would make me sad. Nothing could be further from the truth. Through LOH I have gotten to love lots of dogs and am happy to say they went onto have loving families. There is nothing better for my blood pressure than sitting and petting a dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had lost one senior female cat in 2011 and another in early 2012. After a friend recommended Lost Our Home, I contacted them because I was looking to adopt a pair of cats, which I know is rare in rescue. I worked with Michelle from the shelter and ended up adopting Tommy and Gio, my boys. The picture below is the night I took them home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son went to look at dogs and fell in love with a little "big" guy named "Pudgie" he adopted him and brought him home he is the funniest ,kindest, and loving boy you could ever imagine

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Lost Our Home. It's an amazing place to spend my time. They have a wonderful animal enrichment program, community pet food bank, do low cost boarding and temporary care for the pets of families in crisis, and are partnered with the Sojourner Center. I've been a volunteer at other animal shelters, and Lost Our Home is the best fit for me. They are an amazing organization that cares for pets and people. My husband and I even adopted our cat from Lost Our Home. She had been there for 2 years, 1 month, and 1 week. She fits right in with our dogs and loves my husband.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing group of people goes above and beyond to help homeless pets. From the pet food bank to their temporary care program they cover everything our community needs to get rescue pets into homes and keep them there. Please support their efforts!

Ragan W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here with a work group. I loved learning about the amazing work they do. The are an asset to our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our sweet and beautiful dog Bailey through this foundation. They did an excellent job of getting to know their dogs and understanding their traits in order to make successful placements. They also understood what we needed as a family. We adopted Bailey who had already lived in two other homes. We are so lucky to have her- she is our protector, our best friend, and she is wonderful with our children. She makes us laugh every day. We are so thankful for finding her through Lost Our Home!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at this amazing organization! It is committed to helping the pets in their care, be they adoptable, or there for low cost boarding for those families in crisis. It's an amazing organization and I am proud to be a small part of it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lost Our Home offers so many unique programs to help the people of our community facing a variety of hardships. Even in the most heartbreaking and awful of situations that they find themselves facing, they do everything they can to find the best solution for everyone involved. The animals are always very well cared for between the loving staff and caring volunteer base. It's always clean and smells so wonderful, too. It's by no means an easy field to work in, but the people here absolutely have the heart to do it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked in the animal welfare world for quite some time and Lost Our Home is a shelter that truly cares about their staff, volunteers, and customers. Their Temporary Care Program and partnership with Sojourner domestic violence shelter is very unique and has helped keep pets and pet parents together.

Kate T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to LOH back in March when I found a kitty (Tommy) wandering around my apartment complex. He was so sweet and in need of attention, he could only be someone's fur baby. Within 12 hours of posting his pic online, I had - not one, but TWO - messages from two very relieved LOH volunteers. Those wonderful ladies went so far out of their way to get sweet Tommy back: searching around; setting up food, shelter, and traps, even going as far as meeting me after their long work day & again first thing in the morning once we recaptured him. The poor guy had quite the adventure, having been dumped in an act of desperation! Now, I didn't know this at the time, but Tommy had become something of a celebrity mascot of [complex name withheld]! Some residents knew him, some fed him & when he was found, the complex had cause celebre! Anyway, after days on his own (well...mostly on his own), his owners clearly weren't sold on taking him home (understsndable with baby on the way; though LOH did offer to foster/test him til he got the all clear). I fostered him over night until the super hero Florine, met me at 6am (!!!) to pick him up so that I wouldn't miss work. The situation could have gotten really awkward or even heated since his (ex) owners and I found him simultaneously. I can't speak for them, but I'd been looking for him since I posted his picture 3 days prior (he wasn't quite ready to forgive hoomans that first day); it was a HUGE coincidence that we searched for & found him at exactly the same time. Once I learned who they were, I called LOH immediately to let them know I found Tommy and his most recent adopters were present. To the never ending credit of Florine, she gracefully but firmly mediated the conversation/resolution over the phone. Thanks to her, we all came to the agreement that Tommy deserved a shot at happiness with another family more ready. I felt horrible "taking" Tommy just as I'm sure they felt terrible "surrendering" him, but it truly was in his best interest. Tommy was successfully re-homed almost immediately. He is happy and very loved with his new family!

I know of no other shelter so willing to go SO FAR above and beyond!! LOH and it's volunteers handled everything perfectly... from communication to care and convenience and calm. They quite literally saved this little guy's life. And you know what? This is 1 story out of HUNDREDS just like it heard over the last 6 months.

I now volunteer with LOH and my team really does care for the wellbeing and best interest of both hoomans and our animals equally. They have most genuine passion I've ever seen. We take the time to help our families and match the appropriate kitty to each family's situation and desires. Thank you LOH crew for being you!!

As a side note/after thought that's relevant to my story I'd like to point out the following: if an adoption isn't working out for you, LOH will accept the animal back with open arms and no questions asked. Similarly, if your struggling and are in need of assistance (whether due to financial issues, behavioural, or anything in between) LOH will do all that we can. We give surplus food to food banks and can help you with feeding your pet or if integration isn't going so well, we can help you with that, too!

Kim M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My teen daughter and I volunteer regularly at LOH. It has been a great experience. They do an awesome job with the animals...some of whom are easy to place and some not so easy...from puppies/kittens to seniors...from rowdy to blind...from undernourished to obese. The staff and volunteers really get to know the animals. Volunteers are a crucial part of the operation of this non-profit walking dogs, cleaning, laundry, organization, adoption events, etc.

Also have amazing temporary care program which we have seen how much it benefits families in need to keep animals they might otherwise need to relinquish.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have had the pleasure of volunteering for LOH this past year and I am amazed at how incredibly dedicated everyone involved in this group is. It's been a pleasure to give anytime that I have to do my small part with such a wonderful organization. The fur babies are truly their most important priority and it is extremely heartwarming to be associated with this group of dedicated people...

1 Carrie C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband found a kitten at work. She was so lovey and friendly, we believed she had been someone's pet. We tried to find the owners and then tried to find her a home. We knew we couldn't keep her and we didn't want to take to the county animal shelter. Lost Our Home was the only rescue that said they would take her. The staff was super friendly and the facility was very clean. We know the kitten will find a great home!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at this shelter for several months now, and they are simply excellent at what they do. The temporary boarding program is awesome, the facilities are excellent and the way they work with the animals to keep them engaged and make them better able to fit into their (hopefully!) new homes are outstanding. Everyone there is friendly and committed. It is genuinely a joy to work there.