When my parents passed away, they left behind their beautiful Great Dane, Sabrina. Most of my family members either lived in apartments (not suitable for dogs of that size) or already had multiple pets who did not get along well with my parents' Dane (several of us tried). So, with broken hearts, we were tasked with finding a home for this sweet, senior dog. A friend of mine (who works closely with animal shelters) put us in contact with Bettye Baker at Oak Hill Rescue. We struck gold with Bettye. She worked with us, diligently, to try to find a suitable home for Sabrina. When she couldn't find a home for her, she and her amazing husband took Sabrina in and made her their own personal pet. They took incredibly good care of her and loved her. They were patient and worked hard to build a bond with her. Bettye was even so kind as to send me pictures and updates. They took on a charity case, when no one else in the world would. I cannot speak highly enough of Bettye and the work she does at Oak Hill Rescue. The love and compassion she showed towards Sabrina speaks volumes as to the kind of compassionate person she is and what kind of a loving organization she runs. Thank you to Oak Hill Rescue, for everything! You were a blessing to Sabrina and our family.
I have interacted with OHAR on two levels; adopter and foster parent. OHAR goes above and beyond to make sure that the pets it adopts are the best possible fit. OHAR always wants the best for their pets and will always take them back if something insurmountable occurs, but they give adopters support services to help them keep the pet. Some pets need more TLC than others, but EVERY pet is worthwhile and priceless... all they want is a forever home. OHAR uses every dollar for pets... there are no fancy admin offices, benefits, etc. Donations really are for animals only. Please consider supporting these fantastic volunteers and their heroic efforts to save lives.
We adopted an adorable 2yr old dashound mix in December 2010. She has been a great joy in our lives. We also contact Oak Hill to help with a stray I found but could not keep. They were able to place the dog in a permanent loving home. I am very grateful for their hard work and hope they are able to continue helping homeless animals.
Overall terrible experience! No follow through, lack of communication and incredibly rude. This is why people shop rather than adopt.
Everyone at Oak Hill was so fantastic!! Not only are they concerned about finding their animals the best home, they want to make the process as convenient as possible. I was SO pleased with my entire process with Oak Hill and Bettye!!
OHAR is the most amazing rescues and behind it has the two most loving people I know, Bettye and Jim! They have helped thousands of animals find homes and haves helped their community and volunteers as well. There is nothing they won't do to help an animal in need!
I watched as an older woman yanked a dog by the leash smashing it into kennals. The dog was scared of this woman. She pulled the dog the whole way out of the store slamming it into things as she went.
Thank you for this information. I wish you had come to one of our site managers and let us know when this happened. We have a lot of dogs present at adoption on Sat/Sun and many volunteers and fosters who work these events. It's hard to see everything all the time, but we appreciate your bringing this to our attention and will try to be observant to any acts toward the animals that could injure or frighten them.
This rescue group and those associated with it have no moral or ethical compass when it come to the human aspect of adoptions. What this group has allowed to happen on their public forum is distasteful, unethical, and outright dangerous. Allowing an outlet for ones personal information to be posted and then allowing people who are completely unaware of the on goings of this adoption to post hate and violence against another person regardless of the circumstances. At the end of the day this was entirely the fault of this pathetic group of hate mongers that call themselves a rescue operation. Let it be known that I will be attending every public event that this group has to let the people know what they are in for and to show the side of this group they don't want you to see. Sad that dogs will pay for the lack of responsibility this group has but they must be shut down in order for good rescues to maintain their integrity. REPOST AND DO NOT GIVE THIS RESCUE MONEY FOR IT WILL ONLY COMPOUND A LARGER PROBLEM!!!!!!
Chris, I'm so disappointed to read this review and would like to know more about your complaint. Would you please email me at email@example.com so I can address your issues? Bettye Baker, Executive Director
This is a really good rescue organization. Shortly after our beloved dog died we found a special puppy online that we knew we wanted to adopt. Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. had rescued her and placed her into foster care because she was going to be euthanized the next day by municipal services.
Oak Hill considered our application carefully to be sure we were a good match for our chosen puppy as their goal is to place pets into forever families. We agonized for a few days awaiting a decision as to whether we would be approved for this puppy. When she was at last brought to us and our home was deemed safe and appropriate for her we got to keep her for a trial period. We of course knew that it would work, but still it was nice to be certain.
Once our application to adopt this puppy was approved we found the staff lovely to work with. The organization is earnestly dedicated to saving as many dogs and cats as they can and assuring a loving and safe family placement for each. They had of course provided her immunizations and micro-chipped her. Spaying and neutering is required at the appropriate age and is provided free if the adoptive family chooses to use Oak Hill's resources. Or, if the family chooses to use their own vet they may receive a $50.00 voucher instead.
I highly recommend Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. for a really good experience in finding your newest family member on four feet.
I've only spoke with Oak Hill Animal Rescue twice, but the customer service and kindness shown was beyond excellent. I was in town on business and picked up the saddest stray dog you've ever seen. After calling dozens of rescues (most who never returned my call, many who declined helping, and several who were very rude in the process), I finally got to speak with Bettye! She was so kind and helpful and assisted me in finding other shelters and rescues to call. Despite the fact that she did not have room (or a foster) available for this dog, she took the time out of her day to help me in my panic-stricken time of need. Thank you again, Bettye!
We have (so far) fostered two dogs through OHAR. The first dog was a breeze, and we needed little help to get him adopted. The second dog was 'beautiful, we loved her, but difficult'. OHAR supported us all the way with help from a trainer to teach us how to teach her to overcome some difficult behavior issues. A great group to work with, we will work with them again.