I am a volunteer, a donor, a foster parent, and 4 time adopter from OLBH, so I have seen the workings of this rescue from 4 different view points, and I am AMAZED by it! The first thing that impressed me was that OLBH is a NO KILL shelter - this is rare these days in our 'throw away society'. Each dog is accepted, no matter its breed, no matter its health condition.
Secondly, the adoption requirements have HIGH standards that must be met - OLBH dogs must have a fence, a designated place to sleep in the house, are NEVER chained up outside, and have a vet picked out BEFORE the dog even arrives at its new home.
Third, if you already have a dog, your dog must meet the new dog FIIRST before the adoption is even considered. All OLBH dogs are spayed or neutered and microchipped, so if 'Skippy' gets away from the new owner, the shelter will be notified.
And lastly, the director of the shelter will deliver the pup herself & check out the security of the fence. Now, THAT'S one thorough process to make sure that each OLBH dog is going to be well taken care of once it leaves the shelter!
Incoming dogs that need emergency medical care will receive care, some will recover in foster homes, and many of the very senior dogs are kept in "Forever Foster Care" for the rest of their lives. And OLBH does not discriminate against breeds - we accept everyone.
OLBH has high standards for the benefit of the dogs getting into qualified homes for their lifetimes, and knowing that the funds really to go to benefit the dogs reassures me that my dollars ARE well invested.