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One Love Animal Rescue Group Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of One Love Animal Rescue Group is to rescue homeless animals, nurture them through foster care, and place them in permanent loving homes. We are passionate animal advocates who value the lives of these disadvantaged animals and recognize their enormous potential to be transformed into healthy and happy family pets. One Love promotes responsible pet ownership and encourages others in our community to be kind to all animals, to reduce pet overpopulation, and to join us in our mission to improve the outcomes of homeless animals.

Results: Over 1600 animals rescued and placed in loving homes!

Target demographics: Homeless and abused animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 dogs and cats rescued in 2020!

Geographic areas served: One Love Animal Rescue Group Inc pulls dogs from shelters in New Jersey and out of state, as well as taking in owner surrenders.

Programs: Providing rescue services for homeless or abused animals though a network of foster homes and volunteers.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Katherine S.6

Donor

Rating: 5

One Love Animal Rescue brought me the love of my life, Bindi the pocket pittie. She’s no longer with us, but I am still in touch with the rescue because that’s the kind of caring people they are. They are super financially responsible, excellent communicators and hard working people doing their best to make the most good as they can. I’m currently fostering to pay it forward for Bindi and they made it so easy. We also were able to raise $1,500 for OLAR in her honor. Thank you One Love!

4 Linda Rudnesky L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted from and sometimes foster for One Love. I admire their thorough assessment of each potential adopter and the guidance they provide throughout the entire process. The love, effort and time their caring and dedicated team of volunteers puts forth to find the perfect family for their rescued (and occasionally not so perfect) pups and cats is impressive and heartwarming. It does indeed take a village and One Live Animal rescue is awesome one. #roselloydsmom

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An awesome group of dedicated volunteers. I have volunteered with this group as a foster and adopted my pup through them. Highly recommended!

7 Lisa W.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for an adult pit mix that would be good with cats. We spotted our boy on their adoptable dog page, and immediately put in an application. We heard from them the next day. We had a virtual homecheck, and our references were checked. Within a coupe of days the fosters brought Bohdi to our home to meet us, and two days later he was ours. They were supportive, professional, and six months later still checl in to make sure everything is fine. I have since recommended this rescue to two friends. One has already her dog, and the other friend recently filled out an application.

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Client Served

Rating: 5


OlAR is the eptiome of care and professionalism. From the moment we put in our application it was a wonderful experience. They truly care. We found our perfect dog.

6 Bobbi J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered One Love Animal Rescue at a farmer's market. I fell in love immediately with one of their adoptable dogs. The foster mother was super nice and we completed the application immediately. Everyone that I spoke with to get the application approved was super nice and beyond helpful! I was kept informed every step of the way. After adoption, I was also able to continue reaching out to the foster mom to ask questions about little things that popped up so that I could address them with my new family member right away. I'll definitely consider adopting from them again in the future and will share my story with others.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were absolutely wonderful, the puppy I adopted was so well trained already due to the ground work laid by the amazing foster mom, they check in often to make sure everything is going well and it is obvious that everyone you speak too truly cares about the well being of the pups and their home life.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I rescued our beloved Chihuahua Mickey from One Love 7 years ago.
We live in PA the inquiry process was easy, though we could tell the best interest of the pets were One Loves main concern.
A meeting was scheduled once we passed the initial application process. This meeting consisted of their staff bringing our fur baby from NJ to our home.
That discovery process was good, as we had an opportunity to meet and learn if we could mesh with him.
That was successful. We paid the adoption fee online and the rest was history.
7 years later (much too late for this review) we are and will forever be grateful for One Love. Our fur baby succumbed to heart disease and we miss him dearly. Once we are ready to adopt again, we will most certainly seek out assistance of the helpful and kind staff at One Love.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found One Love Animal Rescue Group through google and instantly fell in love with one of their cats they had in their foster system. Reading through their website I saw that they had a very thorough and effective adopting process and seemed liked they took good care of their pets. Even during COVID I was able to quickly set up a virtual appointment with my dream cat and adopt him soon after. All members I talked to were knowledgeable and informed. I have no qualms at all! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great pet.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had excellent assistance in adopting our dog FKA Whimsy who is now our Sadie!
She is a delight and has filled our home with so much love and joy!
Our foster mom Beth was great and answered all our questions. She helped us through the process to make it a smooth transition for our Sadie girl.
She even gave us food, toys, treats, blankets, etc...on the adoption day!
We appreciate everything that One Love did to make it possible for a safe and secure adoption. Sadie just had her first check up with our Veterinarian and she is in excellent health and has adjusted nicely to her new home and our family!

7 Sarah L.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting from One Love Animal Rescue was a great experience. From application, to bringing home my dog, and following up afterwards, I've felt supported and helped throughout the whole adoption process.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted a dog from One Love Animal Rescue Group. We were looking for a dog for a couple of months and dealt with quite a few other rescue groups. Some were good, and some not so good. One Love Animal Rescue is a fantastic group of people who do an outstanding job matching homeless animals with their most perfect fitting home. Their network of volunteers is well organized and very professional. Communication was excellent throughout the entire process. Emails were answered quickly, as were texts and phone calls. We ended up with a great little girl (Jade - formerly Star) who has made our lives complete again after losing our boy Otis. I can't say enough about Dawn and Kari. They've help us through some issues with Jade, and are always there to answer any questions we have. Kari even boarded Jade for us when we had a family emergency and had to leave town for 11 days. I highly recommend One Love to anybody looking to adopt a new furry family member.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

A companion animal rescue which shows it really cares. When I first applied, the dog I was interested in was already adopted. OLAR continued to contact me from time to time if something looked interesting and understood as I deferred making up my mind for some time. Made us feel they were truly interested in adopting animals to the RIGHT people. Also, their foster families are caring, devoted, generous animal lovers. The foster family we dealt with invited us into their home weekly for the month it took to finalize adoption of our puppy (he wasn't quite old enough yet). I ALWAYS recommend OLAR to anyone searching for a new pet.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted brother and sister kittens. One love cares for their pets so greatly and triple checked my family to make sure that the kittens were going to a great home. They worked with me on the date that I would be able to bring the kittens home and the kittens are so well adjusted, such little sweet hearts. I would definitely adopt from them again.

7 Sandra Ludlow P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How can I say anything bad about this great group who are dedicated to helping the animals in need and finding loving homes for them... Dawn Hullings, Diane Gorgy, Jane Gaidecski and
Maryann Metlitz , Arlene, Andrea, Susanne just to name a few...etc. also, all the fosters who do a great job opening up their homes to goodness knows what awaits and getting the animals loved and feeling secure to head to their forever homes... I am biased as I am a repeat adopter, and to me OLAR is amazing and we are blessed to have such a great group of people....Thank you....

7 Karen K.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is excellent. We are 3 time adopters from One Love.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We wanted a senior dog not a puppy and took one look at Snoop and I said to Michael let's see if we can get her. It didn't take to long for us to be approved. She's really the dog we always wanted. Doesn't bark inappropriately. Well trained too. It was a big help with the assistance for her dential surgery since we did spend the money for her orthopedic beds so that helped a lot. She will be happy here as we love her so much already.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Pebbles, now Cami, through a friend who is a volunteer with One Love. She was being fostered by Dawn who was beyond helpful, extremely knowledgable, and very understanding as we are rather new dog parents. She would send me daily pictures and updates. When I went to pick Cami up, she gave me food and a harness to take Cami home with because I over estimated her size. She gave me so many helpful tips on crate training, a very solid schedule, and other things. It would have been a rough transition for all of us without her help. We are so very happy to have Cami. She was a great addition to our family and we are thankful for Dawn and all of her help. Cami has been such a good fur sister to our older puppy. She has brought lots of laughs and so much happiness to all of us

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for many rescues over the years, and I can tell you OLAR is doing it right! They’re organized, thorough, and never cut corners. They have a multitude of resources including Veterinarians, Trainers, Groomers, and Photography. The Board is composed of college educated volunteers that assist in the business side of rescue. They do right by the animals they rescue, and the fosters and volunteers that work with them. They also provide everything your foster needs while in foster care, offsetting a lot of personal cost a foster would usually pay out of pocket. They provide education for their fosters and volunteers, whether behavioral seminars or training for online Pet Portals. Which leads me into marketing! This is also a big win for this rescue, they keep their social media and website up to date, not to mention fundraisers regularly. Their adopters know the animals they take home were well cared for, trained, and healthy! High recommend!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of One Love because of one of their fosters Suri. Her page showcased her and I started following OLAR. Fast forward a few months I went to an adoption event to meet Lucky. Well her and I did not connect and I met this amazing guy Ice. I put my app in buts sadly it wasn't the best.meet with my dog I had. I decided I didn't want to give up on Ice and became a volunteer. I have been with this group for over 5 years and foster failed with 2 dogs and I have not looked back. I love every opportunity provided, I love seeing the happy ever afters for the fosters.
I highly recommend working with One Love.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family loves everything about this group. We have added 2 new family members since joining the rescue.

10 Sara D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OLAR has been part of my life for 3 years now. I have successfully fostered numerous times and ended up keeping our last one. This is a truly fantastic organization with every animals best interest in mind. I am so thankful to be part of such a wonderful family.

9 Geeta C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very supportive foster mom , Kayleigh Schorr.
Our Miss Daisy was very well looked after in Kayleigh’s home and we intend to stay in touch
The virtual home visit happened quickly and efficiently
Please keep up the good work at OLAR, and thank you for a lovely , delightful puppy Who we are in love with.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a very organized adoption process! I’m forever grateful one love animal rescue gave us our new fur baby and best friend. I will recommend to everyone looking to adopt or foster.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from OLAR - NJ in July. Little Maisy (nee Precious) came to the shelter from Alabama where she had been neglected for 7 months. When she arrived she was in pretty bad shape. OLAR and her foster mom Jane, took care to get her the needed surgery, dental work, all tests and vaccinations. I could tell when I visited Maisy at Jane's home that she was very well cared for. I liked that OLAR conducted a virtual home visit to ensure that we were a good match. I'm so happy that Maisy is in my life now. With the help of OLAR-NJ she is thriving and is a spunky gal who loves to steal my socks! We're having a ball! Thanks OLAR-NJ.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the moment we showed interest in our dog Honey by viewing her bio and picture on PetFinder, One Love Animal Rescue Group was a pleasure to deal with. The people at One Love are dedicated to finding perfect matches for their rescue animals. Honey's foster family even sent a family member to our house to repair our broken gates in our backyard so that Honey would have a safe place to roam around. We love Honey very much and are very impressed with how dedicated, protective, and caring the people at One Love are.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my lil Oscar in May 2020. One Love Animal Rescue provided such great care, advice, information for me and they were so thorough in making sure I would provide a proper & responsible home for my new handsome pup. That really made me respect them so much. Oscar was fostered with a lot of love and he was ready to join a loving forever home with me. The dedication and communication from this organization exceeded my expectations.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience. Really enjoyed working with One Love Animal Rescue Group. No pressure, great organization!

9 Brenda F.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Perfect hand off of our Max (formally pork chop). He was in perfect health and the next vet appointment was set up already. Max’s foster Mom was so helpful & nice. The whole adoption was a pleasurable experience.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 4 years ago I walked into a pet store and there was an adoption event going on. I fell in love with my Penny and applied for her. Within a day my references were called and someone contacted me for a home check. The process was very smooth and professional. I adopted my Penny the following week. I was asked would I want to foster. I didn't think I could do that because I would want to keep all the dogs. I thought about fostering and decided to give it a try. Well about 127 foster dogs later I am still fostering. I have adopted 6 dogs from One Love Animal Rescue, these are dogs that I have fostered. As a volunteer and foster I find that everyone is very helpful, if there is a problem with a dog there is always someone you can reach out to. The group works together to find the best fit possible for the dogs that come into the rescue, it's not first come first serve, they really try to find the home that the dog or cat would live out the rest of their life in. I recommend One Love to everyone, people in the vet office, at the supermarket and even while out walking my dogs or a foster dog. This is a great organization and I hope we can continue to save more and more animals in the years to come.

10 Marybeth Alessandro K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience adopting Milo from One Love Animal Rescue, they were very quick to respond and get the adoption moving along very quickly.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had such a positive experience adopting our dog Ginger! I could tell from the beginning that this is a rescue that truly cares about the needs of each individual animal they place in a home. They were careful to match the right dog with the right family. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the adoption process was well organized and thorough. Lauren Lamb at One Love was so personable and a pleasure to work with in adopting one of her foster dogs “Ginny” (now Ginger). This rescue is careful and committed to following up with their rescue families to ensure each animal is being properly cared for and thriving in their new home.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I wanted to foster a dog first to see if they were compatible with our sons dogs. We found one love rescue and contacted them about fostering a dog. They came out to the house to see where the dog would be, asked questions about our dog history did background tests and all went well. Three weeks later they contacted us about a dog they just got in. Murphy was an American Fox Hound we saw pictures and his history and we decided to foster him. That was 6 weeks ago we have adopted him and he has been a welcome addition to our home and . One love was extremely helpful and answered all or questions and called frequently to see how Murphy was doing and how we were doing. One Love rescue REALLY cares about these animals they foster and it warms the heart to know these poor animals have an advocate as great as One Love. We have recommended them to friends and family LOVE THEM. Julius Scaramuzzi

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so happy that a neighbor told me about the One Love Animal Rescue. We had been wanting to rescue a dog for months when we found one on One Love. The pup we were interested in had a health concern and would not be ready for adoption but One love worked to find us the best match. The process was very thorough. After completing the application I was contacted by a team a people and even had to do a virtual tour of my home and yard. Only after I was approved could we meet with our dog to see if we were a match. Yes!! we were! Luc is such a sweet playful pup and we are so happy. I feel the vetting process that One Love uses is very professional and keeps the dogs best interest at heart. Luc is now in our hearts thanks to One Love.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing rescue group! So kind, patient and full of knowledge! When we decided to add a second fur baby to our family, One Love Rescue popped up with the sweetest girl. The application , home study and meet & greet process went so smooth. I also loved how Dawn was always very helpful with any questions I might have had. One love will always be a top recommendation from me when family/ friends are looking to recuse. Thank you for our sweet, attention loving (lol!) little lady.

9 Mike I.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

One love helped us find the perfect dog to rescue and join our family. I highly recommend looking to one love before going to a breeder or pet store.

10 Jill C.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I ran a fundraiser for my birthday for this rescue. They are great people and they do great things for all types of dogs. Please help them by fostering, donating, or crossposting!

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dawn could not have made the adoption any easier. When we saw Cozmo on their website, my husband said we have to meet him. We had just lost our 16 year old dog, so I had a soft spot for seniors which is what Cozmo was. We met him for the first time and he was so shy and kept staying by Dawn. I sat on the floor hoping he would come by me, he finally did. He gave me a lick on the cheek and I knew he was the one.

We were going on vacation in a couple of weeks so we asked Dawn if she could keep him until we got back and she said no problem.

We went and visited him a second time with my in laws and Dawn welcomed us in for the visit without hesitation.

Cozmo has now been with us for 3 1/2 years and he is the best dog!!

One Love really cares about these animals. They make sure they are healthy and the right fit. I would recommend them to adopt your next best friend!

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

9 Kimberly Kester F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Simply the best! Caring, dedicated, effective, and thorough with the health safety and placement of each life they touch. And I’ve never seen a rescue organization make each dollar count like they do!!! Your time and donation dollars couldn’t be put to a better organization! My best friend Penny is a one love girl

9 Jessica Taylor S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my son Walter from One Love. He is the greatest joy of my life. I appreciate how diligent the team was at making sure the animals go to a safe, comfortable and loving home for both the animal and the family. Walter is the best dog I’ve ever owned and was healthy and clean upon adoption. The team clearly cares SO much about their pets and were incredibly thorough and informative. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you for connecting me with my best friend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dawn and her team truly have a passion for saving good and putting them into great homes. I started as a foster and ended up adopting my foster dog, Kaci. The whole process was thorough and considerate of the the foster and pet. Each team member made each process seamless and I felt great about both fostering and adopting from One Love. If you are looking for the right fit for your adoption needs this is the team you want to work with.

11 EkaterinaS

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our second dog Cookie from this rescue, and the experience had been amazing! They were very thorough in making sure the needs of the dogs and the adoptive family were met — we had multiple meetings and home checks to ensure that the environment was right, and that she got along with our first dog. We knew exactly what to expect, and the rescue was responsive to our questions before and after. I highly recommend them to anyone considering adoption, because the support and the attention given to dogs and to adopters are unparalleled anywhere. Their fosters are also professional and dedicated.

10 Lisa Semple F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best rescue around!!! I was looking on so many adoption sites for another dog after our Penelope crossed the rainbow bridge. No one would get back to me or even answer any questions, some would answer after my persistence and say fill out an application..but I just have a question!!! One Love not only got back to me quickly, they were the warmest, most caring people..who loved each and every dog like it was their child!!! Their efforts always go beyond the call of duty for every animal they rescue...they are unstoppable getting to that animal that needs them!! I adopted Newt four ago..then I adopted One Love and became a volunteer.

12 Karl J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What sets One Love Animal Rescue Group Inc apart from other rescues is their compassion for animals. They will do whatever is best for the dogs. They are with you the whole way through. I've fostered a few dogs with them and adopted through them as well.

12 Cari F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue puts so much love into their dogs. They make sure they get the training and medical they so desperately need and into the right homes!

12 Maryann M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In November of 2016 I had to put my dog down of 14 1/2 years. It was a very hard time for me. My neighbor ran into a couple who were fosters for One Love Animal Rescue. They were at the vet with a papillon chichuhua named Jack who was an owner surrender and afraid of his shadow and per the foster’s not really treated well. I filled out an application and met with the couple who were fostering Jack. I held him in my arms and I knew he had chosen me. A couple of months later I thought Jack could use a furry friend. So I called the people who had fostered Jack and they said they had the perfect match for Jack and introduced me to Max. Jack is about 16 pounds and Max is 5.6 pounds. It was and is a match made in Heaven. They are always together and you would think they were together all their life. I loved this organization so much that I became a volunteer and a foster. It’s amazing to see a dog come to life again once they are show. So much deserved love. After a few successful adoptions , I was fostering my one eyed wonder senior chi named Dexter who stole my heart and my rat pack loved him as much as me and now I have three.
I can’t say enough good things about One Love Animal Rescue. So many experienced fosters and all the dogs they take in get the medical care they need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They did a very thorough investigation before I was able to adopt my Duffy. They also take very good care of their rescues and you have a meet and greet before adopting so that they can see if the rescue animal is compatible with the family. Very dedicated organization.

13 Edward M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best things I’ve ever done is checking out One Love when my family wanted to adopt a dog. They are very thorough in making sure the right family gets the right dog.

They came to our house beforehand, and then we got to meet our dog, Raven. The foster made it clear that if she was too much for us to bring her back. We never even thought about that. We took her to the vet 2 days after we got her, and she had a clean bill of health.

That was four and a half years ago, and this beautiful girl is one of the family! I can’t say enough good things about One Love!!!

13 Lauren Barnet F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two wonderful dogs now through them. Both amazing fits for our family. They foster dogs in homes so they know exactly what personality the dog has and who their best matches would be .

13 Diane Lynne G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue does an outstanding job of matching dogs with their potential adopters through a robust application process that includes multiple references, interviews, meet and greets and home checks. They are an all-volunteer, foster based rescue, and 100% of donations received goes directly into helping the animals. I was so impressed with them, I am now a volunteer with One Love.