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Louies Legacy Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission is rescue, save,vet, rehab and rehome discarded or abused animals. The primary function to rescue hounds, pit bulls, huskies and other dogs often shunned by other rescue organizations. We maintain 100% spay and neuter policy to assist in decreasing number of suffering and unwanted animals, and maintain strict guidelines and requirements for the placement of our animals in order to ensure that they will never suffer abuse, abandonment or neglect again.

Programs: Rescue of animals, include saving, vetting, rehabilitating and rehoming discared or abused animals.

rescue of animals, include saving, vetting, rehabilitating and rehoming discared or abused animals.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Eliza B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Louie’s Legacy and they do an amazing job of finding homes for all the animals they rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a beautiful pet from this rescue two years ago and couldn’t have had a better experience! I would definitely adopt another pet from this rescue!

Judy Allbright C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our 12 y.o. bluetick coonhound 10 1/2 years ago. He was curled up in his cage not facing the crowds walking by outside of petsmart. Shaking and broken. His story? Could not be caught for 5 weeks in an Indiana farm field. Scared of thunder and gunshots you could only imagine what his young life was like. We would not have eye contact for the first 3 months after adopting and bring him home as he would climb our 5 1/2 foot fence over and over for 2 years. He still is fearful of everyone but loves his pack. Thank you Louis for giving him a chance. His name was and will forever be our Dodger.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our puppy Maci through Louie's Legacy in Cincinatti. The experience was amazing. The application was simple, yet appropriate and the next steps were clearly available to set my expectations. The afternoon I applied, I was contacted by her foster mom and we had the best conversation, I felt so comfortable and I also knew Maci was living in an excellent home prior to coming to us. She verified important matters with me, checked on items such as my vet, etc. and then arranged for our exchange of Maci a day later. It couldn't have gone any smoother and I felt "special" and "proud" to say I had adopted through Louie's and that I was now a Louie's adoptee... As a volunteer at the Cincinatti SPCA, I can attest to the feeling someone has when they "adopt" versus "shop" and Louie's provided such an amazing experience, I will be sure to use them again when it's time to add another fur-baby to our family.

Julie O.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

So professional and compassionate! Always working hard to make the perfect fit- we adopted our Falcor in 2017 and Ogkethorpe in 2018

Laura G.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from Louie's. Each time they have been very upfront about what they know. After I brought them home, each time, there was support in place to help ease my transition. I still text my first dogs foster mom about some things and she has only ever been sweet and helpful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a fantastic team! Louie's is both passionate and professional and always put their pets first. Their team takes great care to make sure every pet finds just the right home and provides support to adopters long after a pet has been adopted.

Molly B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Louie’s Legacy is amazing! As a dog foster, they make fostering so easy and fun! Because of how amazing this organization this, my husband and I have helped to save 21 dogs through fostering.

Louie’s also brought into my life my two fur babies, who likely would have been euthanized due to being large, brown dogs. I couldn’t imagine my life without my two pups, I will always be grateful for Louie’s for bringing them to me.

Mackenzie B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted the sweetest pup. Wonderful people to work with.

Jess K.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LLAR is such a special organization filled with compassionate, hard-working individuals. Louie's saves the lives of so many at-risk animals through the dedication of it's volunteer fosters. I am blessed to have adopted 2 of my dogs from Louie's, and I am so thankful for the rescue's endless efforts to help the over-crowded shelters.

Lindsay G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an adopter Louie’s was so great to work with and their animals are so well taken care of.

As a foster I can vouch that this is an incredible organization to be a part of. They value all their volunteers and fosters, and they really strive to always do the right thing for the animals and the people.

I’m super proud to be associated with LLAR and I’m so lucky to have adopted from them.

Andrea G.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat mookoli from LLAR. It was a very easy process and the women who fostered her was there and was very kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted one dog and then a month later, another because we were so impressed with Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue. As a foster-based rescue, we learned that they focus on pulling animals from rural shelters to make room for new animals in need. In turn, they place the rescued pets in loving foster homes to be evaluated, receive medical care, training if needed and just general love. By the time they become available for adoption, Louie'sLegacy knows if they are good with other dogs, cats, children, have manners, need help with potty training and so much more. Louie's takes care of spay and neuter of all pets if needed. All shots are updated. So after careful screening of applicants for any pet, adopter are taking home an animal they actually know something about. It's wonderful that Louie's has identified this need within the homeless animal care system. We fell in love with two pets and started with one dog and then decided to go back for a senior BassetHound named Maybelle. We just fell in love and couldn't leave her behind. It was such a great experience that a few months later, I decided to become a volunteer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We saw a photo and fell in love! With no prior knowledge of Louie's Legacy or the amazing work they do, we quickly filled out an online application for Picasso, the mini-dachshund who was so cleverly photographed and showcased to look like an "artist" with a straw hat. Be still my heart! After a friendly but very professional phone interview, we were invited to meet Picasso at a local PetsMart where the organization holds adoption events WEEKLY in no less than 3 locations around town! We learned about the benefits of foster based rescue - Picasso was currently living in a loving home with other "Fur siblings" so he could be observed and receive any needed medial (he had come from a hoarding situation) and neutering. We were approved and got to take him home.
My husband then informed me that while exploring the rescue's adoptable animals, he had also fallen in love with another of Louie's rescues, a senior Basset Hound named Maybelle. Having just gone thru the adoption process the week before, we were immediately approved and Maybelle came home to join the pack. It was so nice to receive documented medical history, microchip paperwork as well as the personal backstory from foster parents on each of our new family members. A GREAT experience overall and we salute the dedicated volunteers who are so committed to finding great furever homes for these very worthy animals!

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Though this organization thinks they are doing good by spaying and neutering animals before adopting, they should gain some knowledge about what happens when pups are spayed and neutered too young. Doing that causes unnecessary and irreparable damage to these poor innocent creatures. Not to mention some die because they are too young for the procedures. What kind of veterinarian would spay and neuter animals at just weeks old? Unbelievable!!!

Review from Guidestar

Caiti S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Terrible experience. Will not return to adopt with them, I suggest everyone else be wary. Made it VERY clear on TWO occasions that we had another dog that we wanted to ensure with comfortable with the new family member. We were ASSURED that we could bring him back and have the fee RETURNED to us. This was NOT TRUE. We notified them within 24 hours that the puppy was not a fit. Needed to wait a few days before there was a foster family for him. And had poor communication and told that "upon returning the dog" we would be able to "discuss the return of the $400 fee". Which WAS A LIE. We are out $400 and we acted in good faith by returning the dog and was denied the return of the $400 fee. Pretty terrible experience and incorrect information when we were up front with our concerns. Pretty poor experience and have burnt us in going through rescue organizations, especially when we had such a positive experience with a DIFFERENT organization.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I had a very negative experience with this rescue. Important information that should have been disclosed to me was not. They then basically called me a liar stating many people were heard telling me this information. Untrue & very disappointing. Beware & use SAAP as they are much more honest.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my rescue from Louie's in November of last year. She is an older girl who has brought such joy. I became an Adoption Screener in April of this year. I have met so many wonderful people who never cease to amaze me with what they do.
In my position as screener I have brought many wonderful families together with their furbaby. When an adoption comes together it gives me such great satisfaction and fills my heart with joy. I do everything in my power to make a perfect match and seeing the faces of the families and their new pets is awesome.

Kelli E S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is one of the most caring rescue groups I’ve ever worked with. My love muffin, Penny, was adopted from Louie’s. They had her up to date on all her vaccinations, she was spayed, crate trained and had started house training. There was barely anything left for me to do other than LOVE her. All the fosters and volunteers are very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Penny came to me with all her records and a great care package from PetSmart. Once you adopt from them, you become part of the Louie’s family. I love this group more than I can say in words. Thank you for being the voice for animals in need!

Laura Maguire R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We enjoy fostering, volunteering and adopting from Louie’s Legacy. A wonderful group of people that truly care about the animals they rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted our second rescue pup through Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, and am so grateful for this organization! Waffles (formerly Jesse) was saved from a rural shelter in the South, thank you to LLAR and their amazing volunteers, Jesse was saved from an unknown fate. He helped complete our pack and is the perfect addition to our family!