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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: dogs that are at risk of euthanasia

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 125 dogs find permanent homes

Geographic areas served: the Pacific NW

Programs: Adoption to approved families and individuals. Training of both canines and their people. Lifetime followup to ensure the dog will never be at risk of ending up in a kill-shelter, nor homeless.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster and appreciate the love and care that this rescue shows their dogs and people. They do fantastic work in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been following Mikey’s Chance rescue for many years. They have never disappointed me!!! I have fostered a few dogs for them, and they were always there to assist in my foster dog’s needs and anything that I needed for their rescue dog! Mikey’s Chance has the best adoption process that I’ve ever seen in any rescue. They are very thorough, work hard to ensure a good family match with each pet, and never rush into getting the rescue dog adopted as soon as possible. I have so much trust and confidence in this rescue group and the rescue leadership team! They all work very well together, have the same goals, and are always honest about the personality of each and every pet so that potential adopters know what to expect. I absolutely LOVE this rescue!
W_Erikson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mikey's Chance has a great adoption process.

I foster and I'm a foster fail. I adopted my childhood dream dog!

I love how they share all the positive and negatives about each dog. You know exactly what to expect when you bring your dog home.

As a foster I also love how thoroughly they look into potential adopters. I feel confident all the dogs I foster will go to homes that will be forever!

Aaron B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mikey’s Chance is an amazing rescue that led me to adopt my pup Leo(used to be King). The adoption process was easy and painless. Leo was well taken care of as a puppy. They truly try to find a loving and healthy home for their animals. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a new addition to the family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started fostering with Mikey’s in November of 2014 and it has been an AMAZING experience from the get go. We have even adopted one of their dogs for our own and we love her very much! Every application is reviewed throughly and people get denied for a variety of reasons but trust me when I say it is ALWAYS in the best interest of the animals. Mikey’s main goal is placing the animals in the best home possible, not about flipping puppies and making a profit. They genuinely care and we all work hard at it aside from having our own jobs and families. The process to place dogs takes time as it should and anyone upset about how long it takes, isnt thinking of the dogs. For those with nothing nice to say, I suggest volunteering with us and seeing what really goes on behind the scene, I guarantee your opinions would change

Josalyn C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mikeys Chance canine rescue is a truly compassionate and caring rescue. They take the time to properly vet everyone who volunteers and adopts. Currently we have one dog from Mikeys Chance, who is truly a member of our family. They work hard to help every animal they possibly can and find the best home for them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Greatest rescue of all time. They truly care about the dogs and want the very best for every one of them. It’s nice to know they have an in depth process and fit the dogs with the right people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Mikey’s Chance for several years. I have helped at events, fostered a few times and helped transport a few times as well. This rescue works hard to help as many dogs as possible every day. They may not be able to make everyone happy but they are there for the dogs. Pulling dogs from deplorable situations and putting them in fosters. Getting them needed vet care and medicines when ever possible . If you don’t like the way they do their application process too bad. You aren’t the one flipping the bill and spending your time every day caring for these animals and dealing with self centered people who think that their application should be reviewed within 24 hours and given a dog within 48 hours or less.
Volunteer for them. Get a real idea of what their day to day looks like. Get involved and be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. The animals come first and what’s best for each and every one might not be what you think is right but let’s be clear, Mikey’s does what’s best for every single ANIMAL they can possibly help. It isn’t about the application it’s about the process
This rescue is amazing and works hard every single day to make the lives of these dogs better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the last 6 years, I have adopted three dogs from Mikey’s Chance. In every case, I have been grateful that the organization took the time to understand the what we had to offer as well as the type of dog we hoped to adopt. The organization has taken the time to vet adopters to help support good, lifelong matches. I am grateful for the care they take on behalf of the dogs. We adore our Mikey’s Chance pups, and sincerely and happily recommend this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mikey’s Chance does great work with the dogs they get from high kill shelters and owner surrenders! I am a foster and have been for several years and have the utmost respect for this rescue!!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Horrible, emotional experience with Mikey’s Chance. Poor communication from the organization. We were very open and honest about everything, filled out an application and had time spent on multiple interviews, calling lots of references, donor money spent on back ground checks that all came back clear, just to be suddenly denied out of the blue. Reason given, we didn’t have another dog already for the new dog to play with. Which they knew from the beginning. They said he was destructive, which his foster denied. Adopt from another rescue/shelter that actually cares about wanting to find good homes for their animals. I wouldn’t even donate to this organization after being lied to.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

On the evening of July 3 Rd I was driving down 10 th Street in Pasco and noticed a small dog walking in circles dragging it's back legs which looked broken there were cars approaching so I stopped traffic got the dog and put it in my car and I took it home. When I got the dog inside I could not believe how neglected and filfthy this animal was . She was dehydrated she looked starved her hair was so knatted on the back legs. It was holding her upper body to her legs and so she could not use them there was dried feces and just in general deep deep set in Grime on the dog the dog had matted hair everywhere on its body and fleas she was underweight and dehydrated well so me and my mom fed her and then on July 5th we took her to animal control and at first before I ever brought the dog
in they didn't want to take the dog from me because I did not call themimmediately and waited until the 5th to bring the dog in well as soon as I brought it in the gal at the desk says oh my God as she gets up and runs off and then another lady comes up front and goes oh that's granny well apparently this dog has been put up for adoption through Mikey's chance a non-profit foster care place where they have people foster pets and if what I saw was the way they foster pets in the people who Foster them treat the pets like that I would not send my animal there ever because this dog was not taken care of it was abused and neglected. I hope to God Animal Control can find it a forever home with someone who won't do that to it it deserves to have a good life now after what I saw I just would not send any animal to Mikey's chance they obviously aren't giving them a chance

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I always thought this rescue was a great non profit. I have been rescuing dogs in serious need for quite some time myself. Since i am a renter i can only have 2 dogs at one time. One of our dogs is our forever furbaby. leaving me room to take on one dog at a time in transitioning them from severely IN NEED to an agency more capable of finding them THE RIGHT forever home and helping get them altered and immediate vet care. i had emailed them on 2 occasions now with the same dog. they said they would forward to intake and someone would get back to me. on both occasions i was never followed up with. not even "hey we are full have you tried this..." or "we can put you on a waiting list" i even offered to be a foster for the dog as I have done if i surrender found pups with POPP! I do not want to be forced to try rehoming this little dog through craigslist and am very disapointed with the lack of help in this community for dogs who have been left abandoned, dumped off, starved, etc. That being said i cannot keep this small dog unfortunately. she is a great fit for anotger family and im just hoping either mikey's gets back to me or ill have to try some other avenues.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mikey’s Chance operates in a geographical area where there is a huge need to help unwanted dogs and therefore even my modest donations go a long way to help compared with other rescues. In my experience they provide more details of a dog’s personality than I’ve noticed with other recues and operate ethically – they do not target just those easy to adopt puppies to get impressively high adoption numbers, but among their available dogs you will see adult dogs and dogs of diverse breed make up. For this reason I have been a supporter and volunteer with them for 5 years so far as occasional foster, grant requestor, and providing support through payroll donations (thankfully my company – Microsoft – matches $ for $). Along the way, I’ve adopted not one but TWO dogs that Mikey’s Chance helped pull out of their long term shelter stay just in time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Mikeys Chance for over 2 years. They are very compassionate and strive to make perfect matches between Families and dogs that have rescued from the streets and kill shelters. They take time and care to make sure each dog is spayed/neutered and vaccinated before leaving for their forever home. Each dog has been loving cared for in private foster homes, time is taken to learn their unique personalities and they are helped to overcome any obstacles that may get in the way of finding a forever home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mikeys Chance is a compassionate dog rescue with the unique ability to match a dog and a family with equal love and companionship. Mikeys Chance ensures that all dogs are evaluated by a qualified vet and that the dogs no longer add to the growing population of abandoned, discarded and unwanted dogs. I have been a supporter since 2010 and now serve on the Board of Directors. I love these people almost as much as I love dogs!

Lisa341

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mikeys Chance is a small but very powerful none profit dog rescue in the Pacific NW, I have been a volunteer for 5 + years now. Mikeys Chance has saved hundreds and hundreds of animals over the years making happy dogs making happy familys.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Mikey's Chance is dedicated to rescuing dogs from untenable situations, and placing them in homes where the needs and lifestyle of the humans match the needs and temperament of the individual dog.

Mikey's Chance is a registered non-profit organization, headquartered in the Tri-Cities in south-central Washington State. They focus mainly on saving dogs that are at risk in our region and placing them with adopters throughout the Pacific Northwest. Most of our dogs come from Central Washington shelters, where they are typically long-term residents facing the threat of death row. Others are released by private individuals who need to rehome their own dogs or find homes for strays that they want to help.

These dogs are not held in a kennel facility. All the dogs live in private foster homes, where they receive loving care, socialization and training. A few that come with significant behavioral issues receive professional training and rehabilitation. All dogs are sterilized, fully vaccinated, microchipped and treated for internal and external parasites, and many receive other necessary vet care.

This Rescue's goal is to find the best possible match between dog and human. They believe the best way to do this is by openly sharing information. They disclose everything they know about the dogs in their program, and in return seek to know everything relevant about potential adopters. Their thorough, painstaking adoption process ensures that when their dogs go home, it really is forever.