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METTA Rescue Family, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to assist homeless, neglected, injured and abused animals by providing shelter, medical care, love and ultimately a forever family of their own. In efforts to reduce animal suffering, METTA will encourage, educate, and support the public on proper animal welfare.

Target demographics: Homeless, neglected, and abused canines throughout our community.

Geographic areas served: Central Florida ~ Orange, Lake, Seminole, & Volusia Counties

Programs: In an effort to reduce the homeless, neglected, injured, and abused canine population in the central FL area, we offer the METTA Community Outreach Program and Friends of METTA Program. METTA's Community Outreach Program strives to assist dogs whose owners have fallen on hard times so they can receive the medical attention, prevention, nutrition, comfort, and stability they deserve. While The Friends of METTA Program offers resources and support to those families who feel they have no other option but to re-home their beloved pet. Our goal is to keep these pets in their home or as a last resort, ensure the current owners are equipped with the knowledge and tools to safely re-home their pet.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is a wonderful organization, backed by people who truly care! I have learned a lot about rescues and dog health during my time as a volunteer. Carrie and the team are supportive and so helpful with fostering and re homing dogs as well as spreading community awareness. I love spending time with the team during events and being part of such a fun and knowledgeable group. I wish I could foster all the dogs! I hope more people learn about METTA Rescue Family and offer assistance where they can. METTA Rescue is a trustworthy group which works from love, passion and kindness. I am thankful to have joined in!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being involved as a volunteer for METTA Rescue Family, Inc. The organizers do so much to help out the dogs and aid in their well-being. It is challenging to fight for medical animals. I appreciate everything this nonprofit has done and continues to do to help the animals!

1 Lori E.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve fostered several pups for Metta and they are amazing! My favorite rescue to foster for; compassionate and professional thru and thru. The best!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over and over again the people of this group step up to help the most desperate dogs have a chance at a normal life. It is so heartwarming ❣️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family does amazing work. They really care about dogs and go above and beyond to help.

1 Amanda C.19

Client Served

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family was absolutely amazing to work with. They were so supportive and helpful when I came to them needing assistance in rehoming my pet. They offered very helpful resources and advice and I'm happy to say my dog found a lovely home that's perfect for her needs. I will continue to support this organization in the future, as I'm truly grateful for not only how they helped my situation but the impactful work they're doing for all animals.

1 MettaVolunteer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is an amazing organization. They go over and above to help some of the neediest dogs in the central FL community. Dogs who would otherwise not make it out of situations without METTA's intervention. These are dogs with major medical issues, dogs abandoned in the community, dogs who were not being cared for properly by previous owners, and so much more. METTA takes them in, finds them a loving foster home, gets them the medical and emotional care they need to become their best selves and ready for a new forever home. They also have a re-homing assistance program to help prevent dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place plus resources for keeping dogs in the home including options on their website for low cost training, medical, pet friendly housing, and more. This organization is powered by volunteers who rely solely on donations. They are a foster-based rescue and must have foster homes in order to be able to save more dogs. Please consider joining the family by donating, fostering, adopting, or volunteering for this wonderful organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is an amazing organization. They go over and above to help some of the neediest dogs in the central FL community. Dogs who would otherwise not make it out of situations without METTA's intervention. These are dogs with major medical issues, dogs abandoned in the community, dogs who were not being cared for properly by previous owners, and so much more. METTA takes them in, finds them a loving foster home, gets them the medical and emotional care they need to become their best selves and ready for a new forever home. This is all done by volunteers who rely solely on donations. They are a foster-based rescue and must have foster-homes in order to be able to save more dogs. Please consider donating, fostering, adopting, or volunteering for this wonderful rescue. It is so rewarding.

1 Stephanie D.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Metta is an awesome rescue. I have been privileged to foster with them and the care and love and detailed attention the dogs receive is quite amazing. They provide good quality food, heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention, toys, treats, crates and up to and including training tools and specialty equipment for every animal. It is a lot and it takes a lot of time and money to provide that level of care to animals that have often come to them because of neglect, abuse or severe medical need. Abby and Theo are in the pictures and they are my two Metta fosters. Beautiful pups that I will always love and think of often. For me, fostering feels like we are helping to do our part in solving the problem of unwanted pets ( plus I get to play with new pups!!) and Metta is very understanding that I travel for work and cannot always be available and letting me help when I can, so I love them for giving me my chance!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stumbled across Metta Rescue Family at a very difficult time in my life, I had just been diagnosed with a chronic illness and PTSD. I was looking for a companion to help me thru my difficult times and to be my furrever fur baby. Metta group carefully screened my application as they do all applications, and did a home check and we were on the road to finding my new fur baby. The first pup I fostered to adopt was not a good fit, but Metta respected and appreciated my honesty and they worked with me to find the right fit for me and my future rescue pup. Along came Sadie, she is amazing, I find myself telling everyone she rescued me, not the other way around. Sadie had some health issues when I first fostered to adopt her, but we all worked together and got her on the fast track to a full recovery. She is now a registered Emotional Support Dog, and I am forever grateful to Metta for bringing us together. This group of volunteers works hard to find the right placement for so many animals in need, their work should not go unnoticed. I am a better person because I am part of their rescue family!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Theodore thru Metta !!! We are will always be grateful to them for the gift they gave us . Theo came into our family as a foster to adopt and that is amazing. My son maddux is 4 he has a speech delay and Theo foster mom came over for a house visit and took the time get to know maddux and the house and never judge him and his disability and trusted us and knew we would care for Theo . Theo is Maddux companion you can’t take maddux anywhere without taking Theo . If maddux sleep Theo will be next to him . Is we go for a walk Theo will protect him . Theo gives his life for maddux and I and entire family will give our for what his doing and for the gift that Metta gave us by choosing us as his parent . Ohh and may I add he love me and my oldest and my husband too !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Metta Rescue is a wonderful Non-Profit that makes such a difference to dogs in need that would otherwise be forgotten. They genuinely care about animals and are striving to make a difference in Central Florida. Metta provides necessary medical care to disabled, abused, and neglected dogs in need. As well as training for dogs that they have available for adoption. Thank you Metta for all you do!

1 Brooke K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and foster for Metta rescue I can tell you there is none greater. I have volunteered and fostered for many rescues over the years and will say they are top notch, responsible, genuine, compassionate, and reliable. The best hands down. They were there for me even at the worst of times as well when we lost precious Scooby. Rest In Peace buddy

1 Patty R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Metta Rescue Family is an awesome Central Florida organization! They are an animal rescue organization with people who truly care about the dogs they take in!! I am proud to be a volunteer!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is truly the best Rescue. They go over and beyond , taking on difficult cases of injured and sick dogs and making sure they get a chance at a happy life. The life they deserve.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a privilege to volunteer for METTA! I find them to be a responsible, competent, kind, compassionate rescue organization who fully appreciates their volunteers & wisely uses the resources available to them. I do not hesitate to offer METTA my time, talents, and donations!

2 April C.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Metta is an extremely caring and responsible rescue. I have a long-time foster of theirs, Cookie, who has a long list of health issues. The lengths that they go through to support this boy and ensure he is happy and well cared for is amazing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love METTA Rescue Family! I have volunteered at events and transported dogs for METTA so I have seen firsthand all of the love and care that goes towards saving dogs that otherwise would not have had a chance to live a wonderful life. It is truly miraculous and inspiring to see the transformations these pups go through when they know they are finally loved and safe!

I also have to say that I have met so many caring people who are involved with METTA Rescue Family that it certainly restores my faith in humanity!

In addition to rescuing dogs from shelters and neglect cases, METTA also offers the Friends of METTA re-homing program to help dogs find loving homes when their people can no longer keep them. It is innovative programs like this that help keep more dogs from entering already overcrowded shelters.

I am so proud of everything that METTA Rescue Family has accomplished so far and look forward to continuing to support their mission of rescuing dogs in our community!

3 Elizabeth M. M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family came into contact with Metta Rescue Family after we said goodbye to our beloved boxer Bella. We were looking to add a new member to our quiet household, and weren't quite sure where to start. We contacted various other rescues, but felt that Metta was the right one. Their screening process was easy, and we could tell it is to ensure the animal that they are placing goes to the right home. They gave us tools, and support during the adoption process of our new furbaby Zeus. We have emailed with numerous questions since the adoption was finalized and they continue to impress us with their response, and insight to whatever the question is with Zeus.
We have seen friends adopt/rescue a dog from other groups, and the profile is minimal, background or information on the animal is vague. Metta sets the bar, my opinion, as we didn't feel any point that Zeus was a secret problem animal that other groups try to disguise as something else. They were very up front on his personality, quirks, and concern spots so we knew exactly what we were getting into before we brought Zeus into our home.
Zeus is a quirky 1.5 year old mix breed, and he is quite dapper, sweet - he can be a bit energetic in the morning, but he is fast becoming a cuddle bug.
We can not say enough wonderful things about Metta - We just wish other rescues were as amazing as Metta!

3 Cyndi B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without the amazing efforts from the ladies of METTA, Sophie would not be alive today. We are so grateful for this rescue for pulling Sophie out of the shelter and Saving her life. This lil girl is so special to us and we just adore her. This rescue has saved so many dogs and puppies in just a lil over a year, since they opened, with Sophie being their very first rescue. METTA makes you feel apart of the family and provides everything we need to be a foster, all we provide is love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A fantastic and dedicated rescue that always puts the needs of the dogs in their care first and safeguards their best interests. Works tirelessly to ensure a great and successful match for the adopter and their new furever family member.

3 Laura S.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is a highly regarded 501c rescue in the central Florida area. They offer invaluable resources to the community and provide safe haven for major medical dogs from the local shelters. They go above and beyond for the dogs they rescue (like senior dog Ethel pictured below) and truly embody all the values of a reputable rescue organization.

2 KLane10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is one of the most dedicated volunteer based non profit organizations in the central Florida area. Their mission in finding the proper home for each animal based on their own individual needs is why they are able to successfully place their rescues into loving homes. Dogs ranging from having severe medical needs to those with behavioral issues; all dogs have a voice with METTA Rescue Family. By also providing education to the public, financial assistance for community animals, and a team full of love & commitment, METTA Rescue Family offers a path of success to everyone involved. I am proud to volunteer for such a responsible and truly compassionate rescue.

2 Cspudley

Board Member

Rating: 5

METTA Rescue Family is run by compassionate volunteers that have a passion for saving animals in need. They are committed to following a strict Code of Conduct to ensure their morals and values are upheld at all times. This rescue is not focused solely on the number of dogs saved but the quality of care and attention each animal receives from the moment they enter the rescue until they are in a safe forever home. I am proud to say I am a board member, volunteer, foster, and donor of METTA Rescue Family.