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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Mostly Muttz Rescue is an IRS registered, 501(c)3, public charity that is an all-volunteer, foster based canine rescue striving to keep man’s best friend from dying alone in the shelter system. We believe that every dog, regardless of health, deserves at least a fighting chance to live, to love and to be loved for the entirety of their life. At Mostly Muttz Rescue, we often choose to save dogs suffering from curable illnesses within the shelter system rather than rescuing dogs that will be easy to place.

Results: As of our 3rd anniversary, we've saved 1542 dogs.

Target demographics: dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 636 dogs

Programs: receive the loving forever families they deserve

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amy_290

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In September 2015, Rufus was a dog living in Virginia who was hit by a car. He suffered multiple fractures to his right front leg, left hip, and ribs. Mostly Muttz Rescue, of Gilbertsville, PA brought him to UPENN Veterinary Hospital to receive care. This included amputation of his right front leg and surgical repair of his left hip fracture. Rufus did well through surgery, but he had a long road ahead. He soon started physical therapy and laser treatments at Animal Therapy Center. On Thanksgiving Day 2015, Rufus took his first steps since his accident. I was following Rufus' story as one of my dogs was receiving treatment at Animal Therapy Center as well. Through all the suffering Rufus endured, his spirit was unwavering. I began to donate to Mostly Muttz Rescue to aid in the cost of Rufus' medical bills. By February, Rufus was strong enough to be adopted. My husband and I adopted him immediately. He is now a cherished member of our family. Mostly Muttz Rescue provides care of dogs who may otherwise be overlooked. We were so inspired by the organization, my husband and I now volunteer our time to help care for their other dogs still awaiting their forever families.

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Previous Stories
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

One year ago this week , Rufus was rescued by Mostly Muttz Rescue (MMR) after being hit by a car in West Virginia. He sustained multiple traumatic injuries, the most serious being fractures of his right front leg, left hip, and multiple ribs. Most people would have thought euthanasia was the only option because of how expensive and lengthy his recovery would be. To this day, I am not sure what made Mostly Muttz Rescue decide to give Rufus a second chance. But the president of MMR, April Moyer, recently said "How do we not give this tiny creature the chance to know the love he deserved his whole life?" What I do know is I will be forever grateful they did. MMR made it possible for Rufus to receive the veterinary care he needed, which included amputation of his front leg and surgical repair of his hip fracture. In the months that followed, they provided him with the time, love, and support he needed to recover. This included rehabilitation therapy five days a week for 6 months. Despite all the pain and suffering Rufus has endured his spirit is unwavering. My husband and I adopted Rufus in February of this year. He has taught us so much more than we could ever teach him. He loves life and is determined to live life to the fullest. MMR continues to provide support for us if we have questions or concerns. This rescue truly goes above and beyond for dogs in need. They will put to excellent use any financial assistance to continue to save the lives of dogs which would otherwise be euthanized, pushed aside, or forgotten.

Amy Robinson

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was the foster for the 7 Chihuahua puppies from West Virginia. I failed fostering and kept my little ZuZu. They were all precious and I loved each one. I would loved to have kept them all, but I couldn't. I kept ZuZu because she was the most bonded to me. I want all of these sweet babies to find good, loving homes. They deserve it. All dogs deserve it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster for Dog bless here in Wva. Many of our dogs, who are pulled from the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association for rescue , go to Mostly Muttz Resue. I have been fostering now for 2 years and I continue to be amazed and even overwhelmed at the dedication these people have to saving animals!
Not only does MMR find homes for healthy dogs but they pull dogs for rescue who are severely hurt, sick and even near death, knowing their medical bills will be astronomical.
Working with the people at MMR and the animal rescue community has changed my life. I have truly witnessed selflessness in it's purest form. I am proud to be a part of the MMR organization and know I am a better human being for having known them! Animal rescue is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. Thank- you MMR for all that you do!

2 Randi R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mostly Muttz works with our rescue advocacy group Dog Bless in Charleston, WV to rescue dogs from our shelter so they won't be euthanized. They don't just take the healthy ones or the prettiest ones. They will take any dog no matter how sick and provide vet care for it, both here in Charleston with our local vets and in PA after the dog transports to them, often at great cost. They are an all volunteer network of foster homes who find great homes for these unwanted dogs. They work hard and put much sweat and many tears into their efforts. These dogs mean everything to them and they give their hearts totally to the dogs. I have fostered several of their dogs before transport and I never have to worry about them finding good homes. They also started a Facebook group Mostly Muttz Furever Families for the families to connect with each other and for the fosters here in WV to follow our dogs. You couldn't find a group of harder working or more caring people if you tried.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am new to the rescue scene and I fell in love with Mostly Muttz fairly early on. Our family decided to become a foster family and I am so thankful that we did. MMR has their heart in the right place and they are so dedicated to the cause. All of the volunteers that I've met so far have been fantastic and so enthusiastic. Likewise for the other doggie foster families as well. Everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves to help save these adorable pups. I'm so glad we are a part of this rescue!

Vanessa35

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a wonderful rescue. They really love their dogs and really work hard to find good homes for them. I have 2 dogs from them and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dog.

1 Fietta J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One the most informative and helping rescues I've worked with.

Michelle381

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mostly Muttz is an amazing rescue! I've been fortunate to be a part of this group for a little over 2 years. Throughout that time I've seen some incredible stories of survival because MMR gave a dog a chance that other rescues wouldn't. I've also had the opportunity to meet some of the most caring and compassionate volunteers. People do what they can as volunteers and it all adds up to this little rescue saving a lot of dogs. I'm truly in awe of the work that is done with this group. That includes coming together to support one another in times of need or through difficult circumstances such as losing a four legged member of the family. Because of this experience I truly believe I'm blessed to see such good in people, which isn't always easy to say. And the dogs, they're the best! Thank you for letting me share in this mission!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An absolutely great rescue with great dogs. MMR has a wonderful selection of dogs from puppies to seniors and accepts dogs that are most in need, providing them with the best of medical care to insure a good life for them. We intended to foster a JR mix but adopted him before the foster process even began. We've had him for over two years and he's just been the best addition to our family. Cant think of any rescue that could do a better job than MMR.

Dawn153

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Rayne almost two years ago. Through the adoption and even more so afterwards, being connected to this group you can see how compassionate, loving, energetic, and driven Mostly Muttz and all its foster families are to not only rescue pups but also get them placed in to loving homes. Does not matter from where or what breed or what issue, MMR accepts all dogs and does its best to find loving homes for each one!

Sharon197

Donor

Rating: 5

ive never adopted because Im not in position to do that but I have followed faithfully this wonderful home town area dog rescue and have witnessed thru friends who do volunteer and foster and thru the FB page . They go long and far to rescue dogs from multiple states thru a volunteer chain of transporters. They have a relationship with a Phila. Pa based veterinarian training hospital (university of Penn) that helps with a lot of their serious medical cases. They are never afraid to take the really rough cases. They go where others would often not venture. I love Mostly Muttz

Christine186

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome experience with Mostly Muttz! Adopted my baby through April and she was awesome! I will always refer people to the rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue and awesome people!!! We adopted Eddy in July from MMR. Thank you, Mary and Petra, for your amazing work!!!

Christina131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is filled with amazing, loving, hard working leaders and volunteers always willing to go the extra mile for a dog in need. It doesn't necessarily need to be our rescues dogs, I know April has helped other rescues dogs, has offered to lend a hand in helping random peoples dogs or to help with advise when needed in different circumstances. They've helped dogs that would've been put down due to expensive health issues. Have paid for numerous operations for different operations such as brain surgery, digestive issues and amputations.
I found them after losing my senior dogs last year. A friend ask me to help the rescue with all the free time I suddenly had on my hands. To make a long story short, I adopted the first dog they gave me to walk.. A tree legged dog named Badger. He filled a huge void in my life and I'd do just about anything for him. Several of the volunteers and April herself helped me with him with advise, supplies and one volunteer even came to my house for a few months to visit him during the day until we got adjusted.
This group is an incredible group of people that I'm honored to know and happy to now be a part of. Attached is pics of Badgers life now.