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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: MatchDog is a personal canine rescue community in South Jersey with a vision to save abandoned dogs of all ages from unwarranted euthanasia. We rescue, match, and rehome these loving souls as companion animals in an effort to end overpopulation and abuse.

Results: So far we have rescued over 4,000 dogs.

Target demographics: dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,100 dogs

Geographic areas served: South Jersey

Programs: adoptions and community (dog) food drives.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Malou L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Skipper from Matchdog Rescue and we are so happy with the process. The matchmaker, Sue; Kerrie and Jackie and Claire were so friendly and caring and really knew what they were doing. A lot of instructions and texts were given to make sure we knew what to expect. When we met our Skip, we noticed that he had such a perfect temperament and we knew we were well matched.
The rescue staff are such dedicated volunteers and I am grateful for their help in matching me with Skip.

Roberta C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Flavius a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel today. All the MatchDog Volunteers were caring and courteous. The 2 drivers I met really showed their passion for the dogs one of the drivers was Len. I would like to thank all that worked the event today. Flavius now Charlie fits so well with my family. Thanks again leaving some pics. Taking him the vet Tuesday.

2 Kevin M.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Match Dog Rescue (MDR) connected us with Lizzie in August 2020. We couldn't be happier with our little girl and our experience with MDR!

3 Nancy Tenny N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with Match Dog Rescue to get my rescue Mina was a very rewarding experience. They were very thorough in the application process. Everything went smoothly. The were very much focused on the wellbeing and finding a good match for the dogs. Mina is a very happy girl!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Rosie in March of 2019 and were so impressed with the care, compassion and dedication of the volunteers! They matched us with a pup so loving, sweet and adorable. A month after the adoption we started volunteering with MDR as we were so grateful for Rosie and wanted to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Two years later we have no regrets… we love our time spent with MDR members and time helping to find homes for the pups. And we’re hoping to add another MDR pup someday. Many thanks to MDR for our Rosie. She is truly our sunshine!

2 Michele Muldoon R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough great things about MatchDog. We adopted our Kiwi in October of 2019 and from start to finish it was a well organized life changing experience. From every step of the way the pups were the main priority. It’s an amazing community of like minded individuals. She has been a blessing to us every single day…happy tears that day!!! Forever grateful to MatchDog!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you are looking to adopt the perfect dog, look no further than Match Dog Rescue.

From the application process to keeping everyone updated on the pups’ journey to NJ for adoption day along with a fun FB page to post updates of all the fur babies and their fortunate families, MDR and their caring volunteer staff are simply the very best!

Match Dog is the perfect name for a wonderful organization that truly matches the four-legged friends to the perfect furever family and home. Cedar is the perfect pup for me and has fit right in with all of my family!

Kudos to everyone at MDR! 5 stars plus!!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my precious girl that I'd rescued 11 years ago and was looking for a new pup to fill my life with dog-happiness & love. I found the perfect pup for me on MatchDog. They were so helpful with the whole process and so many questions I had about the health of the animals they rescue. If they hadn't been so responsive, I wouldn't have felt confident to adopt from a non-local rescue. Nugget is the perfect dog for us and I'm so thankful to MatchDog for caring so much about the animals and the home in which they end up. They helped out so much with the initial vet and neuter costs as well.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet girl Shiloh (fka Cawfee) from MDR on 8/14/21! We feel so fortunate to have found this beautiful baby on the MDR page and to have been chosen to be her forever family!!! Everyone at MDR was so helpful: from filling out the application to picking up our precious girl and after we brought her home! They were always available to answer any questions we had! We are so grateful to MDR for saving her and allowing us to fill our hearts and home with the happiness and love we had been missing, since the passing of our last furbaby.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so pleased with Matchdog rescue. I was approved with 3 rescues before going with Matchdog. They were the only ones who not only were looking for the perfect home for their dogs but also went over and above considering my wants and lifestyle. And did so perfectly. I cannot begin to count how many people have said she is the perfect dog for me. Including me!
My girl, miss Daisy Mae ( Ellie’s Pups 11/16/19 )

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to adopt a puppy from MatchDog. The process was amazing and our Maisy has brought so much love and joy into our home. We were so impressed with
MatchDog rescue and that now I am a volunteer.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Some people have been Blessed once but thanks to MDR our 2 Furbabies adopted us in 2020 and we were double Blessed. Orion came into our lives in August and his Fursister, Gatsby, joined our family in October. MDR was so caring, informative and helped us through the adoption process. We will definitely reach out to this Group again in the future to love another dog and give them a Furever family and home.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was my first time adopting a puppy and though I was nervous about the process, MatchDog was thorough and communicated clearly through their organized process and made me feel confident that all was well and they were choosing the right match for my family. We couldn’t be happier with our pup who we’ve had now for 2.5months.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog almost a year ago from Matchdog. This was my 1st experience ever adopting. I was so impressed We adopted a 2nd pup a few months later. Matchdog is a wonderful rescue with amazing volunteers whom are with you every step of the way. I can't say enough good about MDR.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family fell in love with and adopter two of our fosters. We have fostered many dogs for Matchdog Rescue. The experience is amazing! If you’ve ever thought about fostering go to the website and complete an application. It’s such a rewarding experience!

5 Seashore T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog, Bree, from MatchDog Rescue. The whole adoption process was truly amazing. Bree was saved by MDR from a high kill shelter in Texas. She was terrified and cowered in the corner at the shelter. Seeing the pictures broke my heart. It was so exciting when the transport was on the way to New Jersey from Texas with the dogs and we were able to keep informed with their journey. The day of transport is a day I will always remember. Holding Bree for the first time and seeing all the dogs that were saved brought tears to my eyes. The volunteers have the biggest hearts, so full of love for these dogs. They work tirelessly from beginning to end to find these dogs their perfect match. MDR has made our hearts SO happy. I will forever be thankful to MDR for saving Bree and bringing her into my life.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family started fostering pups with Matchdog three years ago. We have fostered dogs of all ages and sizes and loved every minute of it! Matchdog Rescue is an organization that we are proud to be affiliated with!. We finally adopted our own pup last year, and love her to pieces!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Truly amazing all volunteer organization saving many beautiful souls.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Matchdog brought us our sweet Ember Jade. We'd be lost without her. They were great to work with. They covered all of their bases and it feels like they really do match each dog to their family. They do so much for so many helpless dogs and work so hard to continue rescuing. I also really appreciate how they bring adopters together. It's great to see all of the families that have been created ♡ all thanks to MATCHDOG-RESCUE.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from MatchDog 2 years ago and was so impressed with the whole experience that I became a volunteer. It is an amazing team of volunteers who tirelessly give a great deal of time to the mission of rescuing dogs. I have been a volunteer about 1 3/4 years and would highly recommend this organization.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have volunteered and fostered with MDR for alittle over three years. It all began when my oldest daughter begged us to start fostering and we stumbled upon one of their Marlton events. Given my own fear of dogs, this was not a venture I was jumping through hoops to partake, but boy am I glad I let those fears subside. We have had the pleasure of fostering so many dogs of a numerous ages, and it was just so easy to fall in love with every single one of them. MDR has made my children feel valued as volunteers which is something we have wanted to do as a family for a while. Teaching our children the joys of animals, and being a direct part of the process is a gift we are grateful MDR has provided them.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family of four has volunteered for MatchDog Rescue for 3 years. Over that period of time we have fostered 48 dogs and have been apart of the adoption process for thousands more. This organization looks at all it's volunteers (Jr volunteers ) as assets. MDR has given our two teenage daughters the opportunity to be a vital cog in the intricate process of saving dogs from high kill shelters in Texas. Matchdog was so welcoming and allowed our family to volunteer together which has been a blessing where many other organizations looked at our young kids as a liability. Whether working behind the scenes or at the events It has allowed our family to meet so many wonderful people and save dogs lives. The reason this organization has exponentially grown over the period of time that we've been apart of it is because all the volunteers know that one person started this organization but we run it. As a volunteer for MDR, the feeling that you're apart of something greater than yourself is palpable. As a dedicated volunteer, we have given more hours of our time than we can count and believe that our sweat and tears are truly helping dogs live the life that they deserve. We believe that the bones of this organization are top-notch and will continue to share our experience with others to help this organization grow!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

MatchDog Rescue introduced me to the current love of my life. He may be short and hairy, but he's a great kisser. MDR was upfront with Edisons special needs, had him checked out immediately by their own veterinarian and were SO very attentive to his Hydrocephalus condition. His foster mom was a huge, integral part of his process. I am told by Eddys neurologist that, had the MDR team not been diligent and forthcoming with his diagnosis, more complications could have resulted. Because of their dedication and selflessness (to ALL the animals in their care), Edison is thriving. And we could not THANK YOU enough.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about the professionalism of Matchdogrescue.org. I applied to adopt a dog, solely based on their picture and description of Daebak, formerly known as Calix. I knew I wanted a Shih Tzu, and had applied to multiple rescues who never replied back MDR not only responded, they answered all my questions, accommodated my work schedule for my interview and I got the dog of my dreams! The pickup was well organized, and speedy! I got my professional picture of Daebak and was on my way home! Great rescue organization!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

In April of 2021 we decided to add another member to our family and Match Dog Rescue helped us in finding Bella Luna Previousy Batat, we couldnt be more please with our choice and all the help we received from Match Dog Rescue in processing all the paperwork, they keep us informed on everything , the progress day by day of Bella and were more than helpful in the process .
There is no doubt that when the time comes for us to adopt again Match Dog Rescue will be our first and only choice

4 Allie J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our pup from MDR last spring and could not have had a better experience! They helped match us with the perfect dog for our lifestyle. Because of this, we can see every day that our dog is living his best possible life with us!

The volunteers from MDR were always so responsive, supportive and caring from the application process through adoption and even now, over a year after the adoption happened.

We recommend MDR to everyone looking to add a dog to their lives!

4 Elizabeth R.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our MatchDog three years ago. She came fully vetted, her temperament was assessed, and she was, and remains, a perfect match for our family. I recommend MatchDog to anyone who is looking to adopt a dog from a rescue that knows how to pair puppies with people with beautiful accuracy.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a dog for a while in 2019 when I stumbled upon matchdog. I put in a few applications and within a few days I got the dog I so desperately needed. He’s 2 years old now and just the happiest little guy ever. They do such great work and for my birthday I even did a fundraiser for them to show how much I appreciate all their hard work and efforts. Without them I wouldn’t have my little boy Austin Who I love with the entirety of my heart. My next dog will 100% be from matchdog because I believe in everything they do and are going to do in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 1

We adopted Cane from this rescue on 06/09/21. He had seizures and tests confirmed he had distemper. He had no fighting chance against this deadly disease, and he was humanely euthanized by our ER vet on 06/22/21. We had him for 13 days.

When I looked closer into this organization and their adoption process, what I've uncovered is alarming. They pull dogs from TX, an area where distemper is endemic. Yet, they do not properly quarantine, vaccinate, or thoroughly vet their dogs before transport and adoption. Our case is not unique to us as we've discovered other families that have also adopted dogs with distemper, at different time points. This is an indication that it is a recurring issue. Instead of listening to the concerns of the adopters and re-assessing their operational procedures, they chose to delete and block anyone from providing honest comments and feedback about their organization.

Our dog was picked up as a stray on 05/22. Vaccinated with the first dose on 05/24. Arrived in NJ on 05/29. He was quarantined in TX at most for 3-4 days before he was transported with other dogs. Post vaccination, it takes a minimum of 14 days to build immunity. With little to no protection from the first dose of vaccine, multiple dogs are then crammed together for transport. The result is sick and dead dogs.

MDR gave an interview on 09/24/19 stating that they have the dogs for about 1 month before transport to NJ (https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2019/09/24/matchdog-rescue-matches-dogs-their-forever-homes/2366734001). Our dog was transported to NJ in 3-4 days post first dose of vaccination. Not all rescues have the welfare of the animals in their best interest.