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Oak Hill Animal Rescue Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Dogs

Mission: Compassion in Action; To show by example the simplest ways to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Results: We built a 2000 sq ft climate controlled shelter in 2006 which doesn't make us dependent on fosters. We acquired a bus and converted it for taking the dogs to and from adoption. Since 2006 we've done over 200 adoptions a year. In 2010 two of our wheelchair bound dogs were accepted into Baylor University Medical Center's Pet Assisted Therapy Program; the first wheelchair bound dogs visiting patients who are much like themselves. It's a remarkable event every time we go.

Target demographics: animals in city shelters

Geographic areas served: The Dallas Metroplex

Programs: We provide dogs to the Dallas County Juvenile Authority's PREP program, where at risk young men are taught a skill with dogs. It changes the boy's lives and we get back an obedience trained dog that's 100% easier to adopt.

Community Stories

153 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Monica G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a behind the scene volunteer for this wonderful rescue. Not only do they help pets find forever homes. They provide therapy wheelchair dogs at Baylor Rehabilitation Center. They work with the At Risk Youth with providing dogs for training. They utilize their bus and building to help other rescues and organizations, which helped save over 500 dogs last year. They never take a break and are always helping animal in need. Wonderful organization!!!!! 4 of mine are OHAR dogs and the other two are OHAR fans!!!

Erika Meneses B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first learned about Oak Hill Animal Rescue when my son started volunteering for them . We learned of their selfless dedication to helping these animals find caring and responsible homes. We adopted our newest family member from them and are so glad we did . They are a fantastic organization that not only helps with rescue dogs but also have a special needs dog Arlo that visits the Childrens hospitals! Please support them that really do great work for our community!

mitzibmcc61

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Oak Hill Animal Rescue for 10 years. I love everything they stand for. They truly care about all the dogs and cats rescued. There is a process when adopting from them but it is only to make sure you and your future furbaby are good for each other. 2 out of the 3 dogs I have are from Oak Hill Animal Rescue.

Mitzi McCasland

1 Terry K.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered a number of dogs for Oak Hill Animal Rescue. Birdie, Rocket, Little Bit, Levy and Jetta. I would bring the animals to the weekly adoption event in Rockwall TX. Every week, imagine basically every weekend, the people that manage this organization show up to try to get dogs and cats adopted. It is a huge commitment.

Oh, and Jetta is our foster failure. We love her and we are so happy to have this wonderful dog. (That is their trick - get you to foster and fall in love)

dlriley0709

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have fostered for Oak Hill and have family members who have adopted from them. This rescue does so much for animals. They work tirelessly everyday. Thanks to Oak Hill, countless animals find a loving and caring home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for Oak Hill, my son has fostered and adopted and my sister has adopted 2 dogs from Oak Hill. Bettie and Jim Baker run a great rescue and dedicate countless hours to saving the lives of as many animals as they possibly can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

LOVE Oak Hill and the work that they do! I have adopted two dogs from them and will continue to adopt from them and support them however I can. I highly recommend them!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic group of volunteers on a mission to help animals, educate people and foster love. Thank you for bringing my fur baby into my life and for the differences you make everyday.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Oakhill is truly amazing! We adopted our furry baby from them and they are so involved and caring for every aspect of every step of the process of adopting their furry babies and finding perfect homes! Highly recommended Oakhill!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through the very thorough process to adopt Andy. Oak Hill was great to work with. The dedication of the folks that make everything work is inspirational. They are very different from other rescue groups.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon the OHAR rescue event in Rockwall one Saturday, after I had met a dog in a city shelter that wasn't a good fit... I was broken hearted, as my search for the perfect companion wasn't as successful as I hoped it would be.

As I walked through the event, there were many dogs to choose from but none really spoke to me... until I turned the corner toward Indy. If you know him, you know he howls and yodels if he doesnt get what he wants... and what he wanted that day, was me! He captured my heart!

OHAR made the process easy and convenient. They brought Indy to my home the very next day for his 7 day trial period. I was nervous to have a dog in an apartment, and so was his foster mom... but in the end, Indy loved it here. Now he loves to sleep in, play at the dog park, and protect the balcony from those pesky squirrels. I couldn't ask for a more perfect companion. Thank you OHAR for saving Indy, and giving me the chance to love this sweet boy!

Julie Bryant W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Dolly two years ago in August. Oak Hill has been very supportive and handled everything a puppy needed - shots, spaying, chipping, etc. I recommend them to anyone who wants a fur baby. They save lives!

Katharine Stadler K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our fur baby almost 3 years ago. He’s the best! He came trained and full of love. He was a little older and he’s great with kids and babies. Rescues are the best and Oak Hill is the place I always tell people to go when they ask about rescues. They love their animals and make sure they find their best fur ever homes

Donor

Rating: 5

Bettye and the OHAR team are amazing in the way they care and home animals, with passion, responsibility, and love!
I am both a donor and a client

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The folks at OHAR are amazing! Bettye and crew are above and beyond when it comes to rescuing animals and finding furever homes. Pictured is Gus...an 11th hour rescue from a shelter. He came to us through OHAR and joined our family of rescues...Daisy the miniature Schnauzer and Blake the 13 year old Golden. Ok Blake taught Gus a few things before he passed on. Gus has brings joy to us and others (GustheSuperdog!) And without OHAR this never would have had a happy ending

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted two senior dogs from Oak Hill Animal Rescue. They brought them to the house for a “trial” run and had a wealth of knowledge to share about each dog’s personality. One had just finished heart worm treatment at the agency’s expense. They provided medical records, current shot information, heart worm preventative, and numerous toys and supplies. Both dogs are chipped with OHAR data so if a dog is ever lost or surrendered, they will go back to the agency that truly cares for them. This group is not in it for the money or glory; they all love the pets!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a foster mom to the sweetest boy ever. He is just a bundle of joy and is so happy now to be out of boarding. This rescue helps so many furbabies. They are a blessing to all these sweet babies.

Rita Brown H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue!! Kind and loving, trying to save as many shelter pets as they possibly can!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m a foster dog mom and though it can be hard to let the foster dogs go to their forever home sometimes it is also very rewarding.
If you have the space in your home, you can foster too. Help save a life.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following this organization for a couple of months now and it’s AMAZING!! Truly love what they do and how this fur babies are doing great! Hope to foster for them in the future when we get a house but for now I hope to continue sharing their post and donating when I can!!

Alexis W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has now adopted 4 dogs from Oak Hill and we are so in love with them all! We love how patient Oak Hill is and how hands on they were with each adoption. Whenever we know someone looking to add a furry friend to their family we always recommend Oak Hill!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had my first experience with OHAR when my parents adopted their Catahoula mix, Lydia, from Oak Hill and then again when they adopted their Boxer mix, Opal, from them about a year later. When it came time for my husband and I to adopt our first dog together there was no question as to where we would be looking first. We worked with Bettye to find our perfect dog with just the right temperament. It was important to me that we adopted a dog that had the potential to be a therapy dog in the future. Bettye recommended we take a look at Brooks. I instantly fell in love with Brooks, but it took our male Chihuahua mix, Parker, took a little more time to be convinced. Bettye was gracious enough to allow us extra time to get our two other dogs accustomed to Brooks and even recommended a dog behaviorist. We were able to see results within the first week of following the behaviorists' recommendations! Soon after, we were able to welcome Brooks into our family and now he is working with me as a certified therapy dog. We truly appreciate all of the work that OHAR does and their dedication to place pets into fur-ever homes. Our family truly wouldn't be complete without our three OHAR rescues!

Shauna M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OHAR is such an amazing organization. I met them when inquiring about their therapy dogs. Over the years, I’ve witnessed their amazing, relentless work to save animals. They never stop, and they never give up on these animals.

Michael S.12

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this place. They have sacrificed so much to save 1,000's of animals and have integrity in all they do!

Donor

Rating: 5

OHAR is the best of the best. Below are my OHAR babies. I have fostered and adopted. They work tirelessly for love of the dogs and stretch every penny. They share their meager resources with other rescues like using their bus to transport dogs to the airport for freedom flights...other states for adoptions. Lots of work involved to prepare for long flights. Always in need of donations, fosters and volunteers. All are immediately taken to a vet, vaccinated, chipped and groomed and spayed or neutered. Fosters and adopters are vigorously vetted. They are the gold standard. Please donate and help them help more precious lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are a fantastic organization. The animals and their needs are their top priority. I recently adopted 2 chihuahua puppies from them and could not be happier. Oak hill needs our help so much. They work such long hours all got love if the dogs. I would encourage anyone to contribute even a small amount to them. They manage to stretch each dollar to the limit so the dogs have good food, vet care and loving individual attention. Please help them to help more animals in need. Bettye, I think you are awesome! Thank you for all you do.

Debbie Goodwin A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs and two cats with Oak Hill Animal Rescue. I recommend them to my friends when looking for a pet. I would not hesitate to adopt from them. Bettye and Jim are a gift from heaven.

Peyton T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog Patches from Oak Hill and I've got to say, these people are AWESOME! Not only was my girl well-trained through one of their programs, but they are the nicest people on the planet. I ran out of her special food before getting to the vet when I first got her and they drove 45 minutes into Dallas and brought it to my job for me - for free! I truly cannot get enough of these wonderful humans and the animals they rescue. Thank you Oak Hill!

nwatkins

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve never known a more dedicated group of animal rescuers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer, donor and adopter. Oak Hill has always gone above and beyond for the pets they save. They have superb customer service and do incredible things for the community. Oak Hill rescued our sweet Lexi from a small, rural shelter. They provided her with heartworm treatment and had her spayed so she’d never be used for breeding again. Lexi wouldn’t have made it out of the shelter if it wasn’t for Oak Hill.

Bonarae

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive been lucky enough to know these wonderful people, Jim and Bettye, for years. I fostered a few for them, and foster failed our boy Rudy. Compassion is first with OHAR. The love that follows is repeated daily. One of the very best rescues in Texas.
Bonnie Hickox-Mehis

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Oak Hill is the true meaning of a compassionate rescue. The wonderful folks that run this rescue and their volunteers are some of the greatest people working to change the world for dogs and cats. To know them is to love them! I'm blessed to know any and all at OHAR. Thank you, Arlo, for countless smiles. My baby Rudy and his sister Elsa are my rescues.

Lisa H.13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always been very impressed with how thorough they are with the adoption process. Making sure the pets go to homes that are right for them. They were very helpful when a family member adopted from a shelter and later found the dog was not only pregnant, but heart work positive. They helped keep them all together until the puppies could be adopted and made sure they all went to good homes.

avery.hardin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here for one year and a half. It’s such an amazing job. They save so many and deserve so much. In the last year they have placed over 350 dogs and cats in forever homes. Wow! Isn’t that amazing!? If you are looking for a place to volunteer, Oak Hill Animal Rescue is the place to go!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love OHAR!! I have volunteered there basically every single weekend and I LOVE spending my weekends with AWESOME people and sweet pups!! When I started volunteering I loved that when I started, EVERYONE was so welcoming and so nice!! I love that because, you need nice people in your life and they definitely give you that!!

Chelsea C.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster through this organization and truly everything about them is great. The volunteers are so dedicated and they work as hard as possible to save as many lives as they can.

Joni S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I VOLUNTEERED TO FOSTER A DOG WITH OAK HILL, AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. MY DOG WAS HEARTWORM POSITIVE, AND THEY TREATED HER WITH FANTASTIC CARE. after TREATMENT SHE WAS ADOPTED WITHIN 2 WEEKS! SHE IS NOW WITH A FANTASTIC FAMILY OF HUMANS AND 2 OTHER DOG SIBLINGS. HAPPY STORY, BEAUTIFUL ENDING.

Daisy E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. They truly care about selecting the right family for each dog. I adopted my two fur babies from them recently and couldn't be happier. The love they show their rescues while in their care is unbelievable. They do everything they can, even sending the dogs to training to help their chances of finding the right family. Thank you Jim and Bettye, and all of the amazing volunteers, for all that you do.

Haley K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've both adopted from and volunteered with this nonprofit and I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed by them. The people working at Oak Hill have always got the animals best interest at heart, and I am seriously so grateful to be a part of their community. Love, love, love them!

Jessica B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our first pup Colby back in 2013 and the process was perfect! I loved that we were vetted as much as we were because it just shows how much Oak Hill cares about the placements for these precious animals. We loved the process so much we decided to foster! Until we became foster failures and adopted our sweet Brie! She is the perfect addition to our fam and we are so great fun Oak Hill gave her to us!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We came upon Oakhill in December 2009. We had gone to a pet store to buy bones for our chihuahua when we saw a very calm, docile black mouth cur mix in a crate chewing on a bone. We weren’t even looking for a new dog, but knew that he was our fur baby! His name is Dezi, and he has been the best dog we have ever had! We had a very good experience with the adoption process. The owners are very kind, professional, and selfless!! They love dogs and do their best to ensure that each Oakhill animal goes to a good home! After 5 years, we also adopted another Oakhill dog, Lucy. We love our dogs and we love Oakhill! We would recommend Oakhill to anyone and will certainly return for future adoptions.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I volunteer at a very small city shelter that is inadequate for the size of our community. Oak Hill has stepped up on numerous occasions to help us in our time of need and rescue animals not only from our shelter but also from our county. The most recent was a beautiful yellow lab named Callie who we found out was expecting a litter of puppies. This whole family had a chance thanks to Oak Hill Animal Rescue. Our city and our county owe them so much! Thank you Oak Hill for being there when we needed you!

1 Gayle B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Annie "Anne Klein" found us four years ago at the rockwall pet smart adoption event that OHAR was doing... Our lives are Sooooo very blessed because these dedicated people work so hard to save and find these fur-babies fur-ever homes.

Michele20

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted from here. Got a puppy we were going to foster but fell in love and ended up adopting.

Such kind of people and true animal lovers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a puppy from Oak Hill. He was rescued at about 8 weeks old walking down the sidr of an interstate. Our experience with Oak Hill snd it's owners have been great. They are truly animal lovers at heart. And have always put the animals safety and welfare first, making sure the homes they are placed in are good homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Passionate animal rescue group with huge hearts. We love our little Benny. Thanks for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my red husky from oak hill 5 years ago . I’m so grateful to them . They are good people who never stop helping animals . They go above and beyond

Donor

Rating: 5

Oak Hill Animal Rescue has been serving the public to educate people and rescue animals for over a decade. They implement innovative approaches and have created loyal volunteers and donors. Can't say enough good things about this organization!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Oak Hill Animal Rescue has helped Hopkins County Dogs, as well as Sulphur Springs Animal Dogs. They took sweet Callie, whom someone from the county tried to turn in to our city shelter, who had no room. Even though Callie was pregnant with 7 pups. They found her a home after 7 months! Just one example of their love of animals!

Brady And-Jimmy L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue who truly cares for their dogs. We’ve adopted two from them and I have fostered several dogs for Oak Hill as well. One of the best rescues in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our boy Max a few short months ago. Ms Bettye was very invested in insuring he was going to a good home, something I’m thankful for. She was very knowledgeable and made some great suggestions on introducing Max into our home with our existing fur babies. They even allowed for us to come back so that he could get his needed vaccinations. Also, his foster mom really loved him. She cried letting him go - something I can’t blame her for. He’s an amazing guy. They truly care for the animals at OHAR.

1 RJ M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the course of the last 10 years, I've volunteered with several local rescues (from the best to the worse). I am currently a volunteer & donor with Oak Hill Animal Rescue. They are one of the best all breed rescues out there. Many of the shelter dogs they pull are in immediate danger of euthanasia due to overcrowding. Oak Hill gets them back on their feet again, makes sure they're spay/neutered, fully vaccinated and completely healthy, then and makes every possible effort to match them with their perfect furever home, including a 1 week home trial period before adoption if finalized. The attached video was taken at our weekend adoption center. The pix are my 2 fosters (FELIX & RUDY) currently seeking furever homes of their very own.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Sorry for the long post but this makes me so mad. This is in response to me asking about help with our dog that bit our baby a week ago. We’re trying to be responsible and to make sure our dog goes to a good home but this is the reason people don’t go to rescues to surrender animals. They try to make you feel like a horrible person and are judgmental and condescending.

Miss X,
I'm sorry to hear this but it wouldn't be the first time I've heard it. And while I know we tend to trust our vet's opinion, they're rarely dog behaviorist and often make these statements (in my opinion) out of order. I can't convince you otherwise, but I can and will recommend someone who could better judge that situation for you; if you're interested. If you're not, then I must give you a reality check. I'm sorry if this is too candid but I get these types of emails every day of the week and have to explain.....the reality is all rescues were built to get dogs out of city shelters who are about to die because the shelter has run out of room. They've been there too long and more dogs just keep coming in....dogs just like yours.

So owner surrender dogs who are being rehomed because of behaviors can't be and aren't our priority. No rescue was built to wait by the phone or wait for emails for people to surrender their pets. Every rescue's mission is to save lives of dogs and cats who are already set to die...just for lack of space. So the reality for us is; of the two dogs I tagged tonight who'll be put down at noon tomorrow; which one should I let die to take yours? Not a decision you or anyone wants to make, is it? More important, rescues depend on foster homes to save these dogs, so if we use a foster home for your dogs, where do we put the dogs set to die? You should also be aware that if you opt for the shelter, owner surrender dogs are the first dogs euthanized when the shelter fills up. Why? All strays have a "hold" put on them while they have to wait for someone to come looking for them. The owner surrender dogs...well, they know you're not coming back. Owner surrenders have set on the couch watching Netflix or cuddling in your bed and being put in a city shelter is really no different from you or I being sentenced to Huntsville Prison and walking in to that noisy and scary environment. While people don't bite or nip out of fear....that's what dogs do instinctively to protect themselves from this terror; which only serves to escalate their place on the EU table as they're deemed "fearful" and not adoptable.

So two things; if you want the name of the dog behaviorist we recommend to see if you can get to the bottom of this problem, let me know and I'll send that to you. If your ultimate decision is the city shelter; do these pets a favor and take them to this vet and have them put down with you by their side. Death at the end of a pole with stranger is not what they deserve.

Xxxx xxxxx,
X.xxxxx@ohar.org
Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this resue in the past because they we're willing to help me with a dog that my sister had and could no longer keep because she was having to move into a group home. On the day I was going to meet up with them I found a person that really wanted the dog and gave him to them. Just the fact that they were willing to take the dog and find him a good home was so kind of them!! When I am ready to adopt, I will definitely go to them first to adopt! They are a wonderful rescue and always willing to help!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did foster work with Oak Hill for a couple of years. I took care of rescued dogs until they were spayed / neutered and returned to Oak Hill for adoption. GREAT organization!! Their love and care of the animals is amazing!! The sacrifices they personally make for the "babies" is to be admired. Last year their heating went out. Instead of getting the house heat repaired, they had the kennels done first. Now that is true love for the animals under their care. I would still be doing work with them except my husband became very ill and all my time is now taking care of him. Wonderful organization!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering for Oak Hill for over 2 years now and every day has been an amazing adventure! Jim and Bettye are such compassionate people who care deeply for animals! I never thought that I would be fortunate enough to know and work with such inspirational people! Oak Hill is family and I couldn't imagine a better rescue to work for!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for Oak Hill Animal Rescue for several months before a move that took me out of state. It's been 4 years and I still think often about what an incredible organization Bettye and Jim Baker run. Their passion for, and commitment to, animals is truly inspiring and they seem to go above and beyond on a daily basis. I want to thank OHAR for opening my eyes to the world of nonprofit, and for being heroes among canines and humans alike in North Texas.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Oak Hill Animal Rescue when I lived in Dallas for a summer and I cannot say enough amazing things about this organization. Jim and Bettye are incredible, passionate people with the sweetest hearts...they made me feel so welcome at the adoption events! Their dedication made me want to give more of my time to the organization because I could see what a true difference their work made, for both the animals and the people who adopted them. I wish I still lived in Texas so I could still see their smiling faces unloading the dogs and puppies every Saturday. If you're looking to adopt or looking for some place to spend a spare Saturday, DEFINITELY check out Oak Hill Animal Rescue.

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Thank you so much for this review and your kind words. Volunteers.....great volunteers, are hard to come by and we so appreciate your time, your efforts and your compassion for the animals. Best of luck in your new state!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I've never adopted from Oak Hill, I have supported them for years! Bettye and Jim truly care about and love animals!! This year, I was blessed to see Arlo (precious dachshund) in his tiny wheelchair at an adoption event! Oak Hill saved him when he was very young, and he is still going strong!! Without the love of the angels at Oak Hill, I shudder to think of his probable fate. A million thank you's to all the folks that volunteer this wonderful charity!! If I ever win the lottery, I'm coming to see Bettye and Jim first!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had heard some really good things about Oak Hill Animal Rescue a couple of years ago and so I reached out to Bettye for a dog that needed help. Bettye has helped me many times since then with dogs in need. Not only has she helped with re homing pets that need a new home but has also helped us save dogs from euthanization here in the city of Crandall. She has helped dogs that no one else would. I know she also saves dogs from other shelters and from the streets as well. Oak Hill saves young pups, big dogs, small dogs and seniors. One of the things that I like about the rescue is that they get the dogs vetted right away. Thank you Oak Hill for saving lives and enriching families lives!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I will one day adopt from Oak Hill once again! Three years ago, I adopted "Tebow" an older dog (15 yrs estimated) for my mother. Oak Hill was very diligent about ensuring he was adopted into a good home. They came out for an on-site visit, provided medical information, and really helped to make sure everything went well! Tebow has had 3 more great years and is well-cared for and loved! ;-)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to work with OHAR as a training/behavior advisor for their foster families and adopters, as well as in the PREP program where at risk young men train their rescue dogs. They put so much love and care into saving these dogs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a dog trainer, and I have worked with Oak Hill Animal Rescue on several occasions. They work hard to make an adoption "work", and provide good advice, including recommending experts to help where there is a behavioral issue (with the dog or the people!!). I have visited their facility and attended some of their adoption events - they are committed to trying to provide a better life for the animals in their care.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this wonderful organization and how much they give back to save these animals lives. I'll always adopt and not shop. The best pets are rescues!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Oak Hill for many months and I now foster for them as well. Jim and Bettye Baker are the two most wonderful individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting and they do fantastic things for all of the dogs in their kennel and curated fosters. I love working with them and all of the animals under their gentle care. Being a successful non-profit with as much as they care for is nearly impossible, but the Bakers make it possible. Oak Hill Animal Rescue is a phenomenal group, the finest I have ever worked with. They are my second family and I look forward to every moment with this organization. Compassionate, courageous and just plain good, that is Oak Hill Animal Rescue. A fantastic group of good people doing great things. I would not be the same without them. Being around something so great and pure rubs off on you, and Oak Hill certainly has begun to rub off on me. I am a better person because of the fine example of kindness that is Oak Hill.

Donor

Rating: 5

OHAR folks are selfless and dedicated caregivers to dozens and dozens of animals. They sacrifice so much of their time, energy and finances working to get these great pets adopted. I am constantly amazed at their steadfast commitment to placing deserving dogs & cats into loving and healthy homes.
In addition to my regular donations, OHAR is my choice for my Amazon.Smiles purchases; every little bit helps!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a sweet little dog from OHAR and was also a volunteer with them for a short time. They do their best to ensure that every pet is going to a good home and carefully screen adopters. They are no-kill and give each animal the time it needs to find a home. All the staff and volunteers are very dedicated and really love the animals. I would be happy to adopt from them again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a wonderful, loving dog from Oak Hill. Oak Hill did a womderful job training and caring for her until we found her. Thank you for all you do to help find new homes for animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ohar.org is a wonderful example of a rescue group, these people are selfless work day and night to save animals and make a difference in our community I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping the ones that have no voice

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Donor

Rating: 5

Best of the best animal rescue! Their passion for saving animals from death row is heroic. They do not discriminate on breed, or health. We have an Oak Hill dog and cat. Please consider adopting, donating or fostering so more lives can be saved.

Pamela101

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful little girl by the name of pickles from this group, I had nothing but a wonderful experience from them. I had an issue with her chip when I first got her and they offered to replace it for free. I Have taken Pickles a couple of times to see them at adoption event and they have been joyous to see her each time. This group spends every free moment of their life changing the lives of the unwanted and broken to find them the love they deserve. I feel anyone with negative reviews must not have been acceptable to recieve the love of the fur baby they wanted and thank god OHAR takes the time to place them in loving homes!! Adopt don't shop !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a sweet wonderful little dig from oak hill about 5 months ago, they are wonderful people and whenever a spot opens in our home again I will definitely go back to them. Great rescue group

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Overall terrible experience! No follow through, lack of communication and incredibly rude. This is why people shop rather than adopt.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!