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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals. Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 3,000 animals into loving homes.

Results: Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has found homes for more than 3000 dogs and cats.

Target demographics: homeless pets

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles

Programs: Rescue dogs and cats from shelters and find them homes.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Donna253

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not heap enough praise on this organization. The volunteers go above and beyond to promote and care for their adorable pets. I have been an adopter, supporter and helped out at adoption events when in LA since 2006. This is an amazing rescue!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

An absolutely fantastic organization, I have adopted three dogs from them over the years which speaks for itself. Their dedication to all the animals they rescue is unparalleled!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has been associated with Much Love Animal Rescue since 2001. My daughter began volunteering with them at the age of 9. Much Love's adult volunteers were excellent role models for my daughter through her growing years. They were also ultra-supportive guides for the dogs and cats we fostered and those we ultimately adopted. We always turn to Much Love when we add pets to our family. The time they spend getting to know the animals and their potential adopters results in successful adoption matches.

2 Marilyn64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered my now full-time fluff ball Bentley from Much Love and they are incredible. They put so much time and love into making sure these wonderful animals find a great home. I can't say enough good things about them!

2 Katelyn8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Much Love for a couple years now. We have also fostered. They are an amazing organization that do so much good. I highly highly recommend them!!!

2 Kathy260

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our cat Eddie (Capote) from Much Love six years ago and then our dog Jasmine from them a couple of years later. Jasmine was saved by Much Love before she went into a shelter. She was very sick with a respitory infection. They nursed her back to health. Both Eddie and Jasmine has brought so much love and happiness in our home. We couldn't imagine our lives without them.

3 John396

Client Served

Rating: 5

Finding out about Much Love changed the life of this 68-year-old bachelor. When I heard about the opportunity to foster a dog, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know, the dog they placed in my care would change my life. I am now more physically active than I've been in a very long time, and both my health and my outlook on life have improved enormously. I soon realized fostering was out of the question. My little Dior would have to be mine for keeps. And so she is.

I should also mention that through Much Love Rescue I've met other wonderful dog owners. It's always nice to be a part of a group of like-minded people. Kudos to Much Love for bringing dogs (and cats) and people together.

4 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost two of our three dogs in 2015. I was coming apart and our last dog Bernadette was lonely. I saw " Macaroni" and fell in love. I filled out the form for Much Love and sent it in quickly. We went to meet her in Santa Monica and they came to check our home a couple days later. We had Macaroni, now Theodora Harper within a week. She has helped heal our hearts every day. The staff was quick to respond and very helpful. Would recommend them and adopt from them in a heartbeat.

4 Stacey53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Much Love for a year and a half, and honored to be part of such an amazing organization. From fosters, to volunteers everyone is so dedicated and passionate about saving lives and finding the best possible home for these rescued animals.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After losing our 17-year-old poodle I was beyond devastated. Six weeks after he passed I decided to spend the day volunteering at Much Love's weekly Sunday adoption in Santa Monica. Shortly after I arrived I was walking some dogs and spotted a beautiful little white maltipoo who reminded me so much of Popcorn, our late poodle. After cooing over him and picking him up (he was incredibly docile) his foster mother told me that she was there for a courtesy show and that he was available for adoption. She lives in Rancho Cucamonga and drove over one hour to travel to the Westside since her neighborhood was hit hard by the downturn in our economy where caring for animals is challenging. Much Love allows for people to come to adoptions for courtesy shows which increases the likelihood for animals being adopted. Though I wasn't sure if we were ready for a dog, I inquired about his availability and she came over that afternoon for a home check. After she saw the painting of Popcorn in our hall way she knew that she had found a loving home for this sweet dog who had been neglected by his previous owners. We named him Enzo and just celebrated his two year anniversary with us last month. He is the light of our lives and we feel incredibly blessed that Much Love was the conduit that brought him to us.
Elizabeth Much

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Much Love has been fantastic. We adopted our dog, Harry from Much Love just a few months ago. Harry has had a tough little life dealing with what we now know is an environmental allergy. I'll be completely honest-- it was tough taking care of Harry in the beginning because we hadn't yet identified why he was so miserable with his itchy skin. Much Love was beyond supportive with the situation and we never felt "on our own" once we adopted the dog. We'd call Christine on multiple occasions when things seemed to be too stressful and she was always available and always provided suggestion/solutions on what to do. Once Harry received an accurate diagnosis and the right recommendations for treatment, Much Love stepped up and provided financial assistance for the $1000+ bill which we were beyond grateful for.

Harry has been improving tremendously and he would not have been given this 2nd chance at an itch-free life if it weren't for the dedication of Much Love. I know he, and we!, appreciate the great work that Much Love does. To many more happy dog and cat endings in the future...

3 Pamela55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am both a volunteer and a client served, as I adopted my sweet dog Tess through Much Love. They are such an amazing group and a wonderful organization! Everyone has a positive attitude, events are always fun and they continue to rescue and save tons of animals from LA's shelters, giving second chances and loving homes to animals who would have been put down.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Much Love does amazing work. Maybe most importantly they make it easy and fun to be a part of their organization. I have been a foster and an adoption event volunteer and I adopted one of my dogs from them. They always operate professionally and with great purpose. I would hightly recommend this group to anyone looking to either adopt or contribute.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5







Much Love Animal Rescue is a truly wonderful organization. I am profoundly grateful & appreciative of all the work ML does for each & every animal they rescue! Much Love is a solid & reputable animal rescue organization that is dedicated to the animals they rescue. ML is a team that actually knows the meaning of the word “team.” In my experience, ML is a team of individuals that is able to coordinate & network w/ others in the community in order to get the animals they rescue the care they need. In addition, it was refreshing to experience the honest & effective communication of the ML team members during my interactions with them.

I recently adopted my little guy from Much Love & each individual I was in communication w/ during the adoption process- from applying to be considered through to the finalization of the adoption- was truly wonderful. Chase (aka Larry) came into our home after ML rescued him from a local shelter. Chase had a complete break of his ulna & radius that had been left untreated for some time when Much Love rescued him. Much Love worked w/ an extraordinary veterinarian (Dr. Olds) & ML provided Chase w/ the much-needed surgery (& pretty major surgery for a little dog- bone plate w/ pins) to help "mend" his front leg. ML also made sure that Chase was neutered all at the same time. Yay for knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate individuals working together (ML & the vet) to make sure each one of the animals is provided w/ top-notch & the most appropriate care!!! Chase had surgery Aug. 9th & once he was ready, was placed in a loving foster home where he got all the love & spoiling he deserved to help him in the healing process. We met our little guy at a Much Love adoption event for the first time on Aug. 17th & fell in love with him. The volunteers at the event were great- supportive, honest, & caring- & they treated each dog as if they were their own furry family members. We adopted Chase or I should say he adopted us on Aug. 19th. I can honestly say, every day I feel truly lucky & blessed that Chase chose us & we get to share our lives with him- he brings us happiness everyday- & we have the Much Love team to THANK! It is b/c of Much Love & their amazing, caring, competent, & dedicated team, that Chase was brought into our lives & we are now a happy family of three!

2 Leah A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was welcomed into Much Love during their Sunday Adoption Show to show a beautiful pitbull, Bella, who was looking for a new home. Since she wasn't a Much Love dog, I was allowed to do a "courtesy show" with the rest of the Much Love dogs. I was so supported and met so many Much Love people who were full of love and care. The company is well-organized, well-staffed, full of resources. They've developed partnerships with area businesses to help ease their overhead, which helps the volunteers and fosters feel extra support. I'm also a foster. If I ever have questions about a dog, I can email 5-10 leads at Much Love who can provide answers or steer me in the right direction. I feel comfortable with them and I feel there is potential to move up to a lead position. They are so accessible!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted both my dogs from MLAR, and they are fantastic! Buffy was such a sick puppy when they took her in. Much Love took care of all her medical needs, got her healthy, spayed and microchipped before we adopted. I love the fact that they are 100% volunteer run non-profit.

2 Vicki K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Much Love. I've been the lucky adopter of two Much Love dogs and they have been the BEST! What i love most of all is that this organization doesn't discriminate based on breed or age. They also are extremely careful to ensure all rescues have been treated by a vet and are medically cleared before they get placed in a foster or adoptive home, and they are truly committed to the animal for the rest of its life. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who is considering adding a pet to their home. Thank you ML!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been fostering dogs for Much Love for almost a year now, and I can say with full confidence that this is an amazing organization. With very little budget, they manage to get hundreds of dogs adopted each year. The volunteers are amazing and spend their entire Sundays (and Saturdays, not to mention pulls during the week) to find these dogs forever homes. All of the dogs they rescue are sweet and loving.

I encourage anyone who loves pets to come by the adoption every Sunday on Main Street in Santa Monica to see these wonderful people hard at work.

-Travis

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with Much Love after researching the local rescue groups when looking for a way to get involved. They attracted my attention online with a great website, strong social media presence, and an organized and dedicated approach to animal rescue. I went and met with some of the volunteers and board members at an adoption event and knew that it was the right organization for me. I currently foster a kitten and participate as a foster coordinator and homechecker for the group. Nothing is more rewarding than helping an animal meet their perfect family!

Much Love regularly pulls animals from the LA shelters and places them in loving foster homes - I always say that these animals hit the jackpot when they become a Much Love animal because they have foster support for as long as they need until they find the perfect forever home.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Much Love is lucky to have knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers. It is the rescue to contact if you are looking for a new pet. We know our animals and can help you find the perfect companion.
I started by fostering, adopted 2 kittens and a dog and I'm on my way to adopting my second dog. I have been working for over 6 years, rescuing shelter dogs, placing them in foster homes and finding them permanent homes. Caring for the sick and abused ones. It's been a tremendous experience, rewarding, purposeful and fun. We are volunteers, everyone has an important role, we all contribute to making Much Love successful. We welcome everyone to join us and help in whatever amount of time you have to give.