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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

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster with Louie's Legacy and can not say enough about how much I love this rescue. I have fostered anyone from tiny little puppies to large dogs with cancer and have seen first hand how much Louie's cares about each and every animal we take in. As a volunteer, I am completely supported in my care for my foster animals and I know that I have a large group to ask questions of if needed. Louie's is the best!

Mandi H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started fostering for Louie’s Legacy back in September when Hurricane Harvey hit and they made the long trip down to Texas to save as many animals as possible. Since then, I have opened up my home to many other fosters, and have become more active in the rescue as a coordinator, screened and finalized at our weekly adoption events. I love the camaraderie among the all of the volunteers and foster as we help achieve a common goal of rescuing as many animals as we can.

Ellen V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue takes care to place each animal in an appropriate home. I love volunteering for them and have been for 3 years.

Joey O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted 2 of my 3 dogs from Louie’s Legacy. The people at this rescue were very helpful, they took the time to let me know the idiosyncrasies of both dogs and gave me advice when I had questions after the adoptions. Some of the volunteers can be a little rough around the edges, but I’ve never seen a more dedicated group of people caring for the dogs and working with them to get them adopted. It made me want to foster and volunteer with them! I did and I’ve never looked back!

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: 5

I became a foster mom back in June of 2017. It has been the most rewarding experience of my life! I’ve saved close to 50 kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs. Louie’s Legacy has provided my animals with food, medical attention and care, and anything else they need to thrive. I am super proud to be a part of this organization! All of my friends and family have adopted through Louie’s Legacy and everyone has had a positive, life changing experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I sadly lost a kitten to panleukopenia in August of 2016. My younger sister had adopted the kitten from Craigslist and didn’t ask for important information, such as vaccine history. It was very tough for us to watch the kitten decline so rapidly and it absolutely broke our hearts. By October we were in search of another kitten who could bring our family joy again and make us feel whole. We looked into many rescue groups, sent in applications, and fell in love with pictures of cute kittens who we could see as being a part of our family. It just never seemed to work out. The timing was always off or the group never responded to us. So on October 8, 2016 we headed to our local Petsmart. We read online that Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue would be there so we were hopeful that we would find our missing piece to the family. As we pulled into the parking lot we saw them set up outside. As we approached them we saw a crate full of 4 adorable kittens, all boys. Their foster named them the “WWE Wrestling” litter, each with famous wrestler names. We knew immediately that the little black and grey striped tabby was what our family was missing. Since we were so persistent and ready to adopt the foster made an exception and screened our app on the spot. We took our baby home within 2 hours and the rest is history! We received his paperwork and microchip info in less than 7 days. We had such a positive experience that we decided to adopt for the second time in May of 2017 after losing our sweet Golden Retriever at the age of 14. Again, the entire process went so smoothly. After filling out an application a volunteer was in touch with me within 2 days. We set up a home visit and adopted our puppy, Nala (now Mackenzie) two weeks later on May 27, 2017. I remained close friends with both Kane and Mackenzie’s foster moms, always sending updates and pictures which they loved! Needless to say, these animals have changed our lives. They bring us so much happiness and love every single day and we couldn’t be more appreciative for Louie’s Legacy who rescued them. Overall an amazing experience!!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with LLAR for probably five years and they are absolutely wonderful to work with, both as a volunteer and as an adopter. I recommend their animals to all my friends!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue is a fabulous organization to work with if you want to help animals. I've handled public relations works for both their Cincinnati and New York offices and I'd be happy to do so again in the future. Any large volunteer organization has their share of disgruntled volunteers and drama - that's the nature of the business - but Louie's is a professional volunteer organization committed to saving lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My story is similar to a number of stories here. I'm on Staten Island, but I guess their MO is the same. It seems every time I've tried for a puppy, it was already adopted. I recently applied for a puppy, App May 21st 2018. Then I saw his photo was removed, and when I inquired, I was emailed he was adopted. I transferred my application to the puppies sibling who was still available. I was sent a message that I would have to go to an event, they were having on June 2nd about and hour+ drive away to see if I was able to adopt a puppy that was located on Staten Island. I was told they weren't considering applications unless I showed up at the event with my whole family, and then there was no guarantee. When I said I couldn't get there, I was told if he wasn't adopted I would have a chance. What a load of crap. I have the perfect home and situation for the puppy, and all the vet references they need. I told them I recently lost my dog. I guess I'll have to buy a puppy instead of rescue one into a great home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I joined this rescue a couple months back in order to give back in the way of fostering. I found it difficult to get anyone to reply to my questions emailed to the coordinators many of which just went unanswered. When attending events I would ask long time fosters my questions and it seemed as if I was bothering them by their responses. When asked if I would have a say in the new adoptive home I was told that is what the bio is for yet my suggestions were completly disregarded. I would not recommend this group to anyone looking to foster as they are not very pleasant or supportive of new fosters.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

This rescue has no respect for its volunteers. The president and coordinators treat the fosters and volunteers as if they are disposable and have no regards for anyone other than themselves. The "rescue" only values the money and publicity they receive, and could not care less about the animals. Poor leadership and would recommend any rescue but this one

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

My experience fostering with this organization was one of the most emotionally draining, disappointing events of my life. I had difficulty getting humans to respond to me even when I thought my foster dog was dying. He was falling over, pooping rivers and refusing to eat and drink, but even when I reached out with "urgent" in the subject line (they don't give you phone numbers to call), no one responded. It was only after they learned that I made a vet appointment for the dog that they bothered to intervene to ensure I didn't have an unauthorized vet visit. (He needed medication, which the vet ultimately prescribed without an exam.)

Then, after weeks of virtually nil communication, my input on a forever home was completely disregarded without warning, leaving my poor, dog-loving boss without the pooch she’d absolutely fallen in love with. This is a woman with 10 acres and another friendly dog. She has paid thousands for the other dog's care, rebuilding a hip shattered by a previous abusive owner. She's a dream. I told Louie's (in a Facebook message and email because, again, they never contacted me first) that the dog I was fostering shouldn't be with small kids as he'd knocked over my 4-year-old multiple times (the 60-pound dog was sweet as could be but didn't know his own size) and needed a fenced yard. Louie's saw fit to ignore my boss's application (OK, fine, but maybe tell me or her that it's the case?) and placed the dog with a family whose yard wasn't fenced and who had an 18-month-old. I never expected to have much say on who the dog ended up with, but I did expect to at least be asked my opinion and, barring that, simply told that the applicant I’d suggested had been overlooked for some reason. I am not an unreasonable person. I simply needed some — any — communication.

When I told them I was disappointed in the experience, they again didn't respond. They simply deleted me from their Facebook group.

It was a horrible, awful, heart-wrenching experience that I have no intention of enduring again and can't recommend to anyone else. I love dogs, and I will continue to be supportive of strays in general and other organizations in particular, but this organization is anything but organized, and the staff treats fosters like they’re pesky inconveniences.

I’d advise that they do better by the foster homes. I’d had every intention of becoming a longtime foster, but this was such a terrible experience that I simply can’t open my home and my heart to do it again. That’s a shame, and that’s on Louie's.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer and have adopted an amazing dog from this organization. All the volunteers are dedicated to helping find the right home for the animals. What I love most about this Rescue, is that they are dedicated to saving the seniors, the sick, the unwanted breeds and the discarded moms, not just the puppies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an adopter, volunteer and foster for Louie’s Legacy. This rescue puts the animals first. Louie’s often takes the most difficult medical cases and seniors left behind at shelters. All animals receive top notch medical care and loving foster homes. The adoption screening is impressive! Applicants are screened thoroughly and matched with appropriate animals for adoption. I know I love my two dogs that I’ve adopted through Louie’s and I’m always confident that the folks who adopt my fosters are the best fit! I highly recommend adopting from and volunteering with this wonderful organization that has so many hard working and selfless people helping to save lives every day.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Louie's Legacy is amazing. I've interacted with staff and volunteers for years now. Everything they do - EVERYTHING - is about and for the animals. And not just in the states they live and work. Their efforts extended to Houston to rescue cats and dogs after the hurricane. They dedicate their hearts and souls, every fiber of their being, to helping animals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dogs now from Louie's Legacy and each experience has been wonderful! They have volunteers of all ages who are mature and very knowledgeable about each pet. They place their animals based on the best fit for them, not those who want them because they're cute or fluffy. They're always looking out for the best interest of their pets!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Louies Legacy since 2016. Prior to that I volunteered for a different rescue for a few months but came over to Louies because they have such a great reputation. It has been such a rewarding experience for me. I have met some of the most caring and compassionate people ever. Everyone goes the extra mile to make a difference for our furry friends who might otherwise have been put down. It's a 5 star rescue!!!

Review from Guidestar