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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 1600 sq ft climate controlled shelter in 2006 which doesn't make us dependent on fosters. We also purchased a church choir 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 everytime 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

140 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!!!

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!!