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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals

Mission: To empower and educate our community, to end the cycle of violence in the lives of our animal companions. We also serve the community by rescue, rehabilitation and re~homing the animals in our care. We are the rescues rescue. We focus a great deal of our attention on assisting other rescue organizations, as well as the general public. Our hope is that no rescue organization will ever be forced to turn down an animal in need due to a health problem, or high medical bills. We at Rescue Me, Incorporated believe that the high cost of a medical procedure should not determine if an animal should live or die. We are also involved heavily in animal rescue, rehabilitation and placement. We are very careful in the placement of our animals. It is our job and responsibility to see that our animals go to the perfect life~long, loving home. We have a very extensive and careful screening process to insure that our animals find the perfect forever home. One of our goals is to help cut the euthanasia rate by educating the public on the importance of animal rescue and spay/neuter programs. Now, Together, Forever and Always for the Animals.

Target demographics: animals and humans

Direct beneficiaries per year: Military heroes, kids, adults and animals inneed

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: We participate in local pet adoption fairs throughout the year. We also offer professional training services through our organization with professional certified trainers. One of our goals is to help cut the euthanasia rate by educating the public on the importance of animal rescue and spay/neuter programs.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Denise127

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rescue Me has a heart of gold. They rescue animals that most rescues would never even consider. We adopted our lovely Luci from them and she had so many health issues. They fixed her up, put bows in her hair and allowed us to adopt her and give her a taste of the good lap dog life. I have nothing but great things to say about Joy and Craig Nadel who run this rescue group with blood, sweat, tears and so much unconditional love for these animals. They spend so much time and effort rescuing disabled and geriatric animals that have so much life left in them. I always recommend them to our friends looking to adopt. They are non-profit. Every penny they get their hands on goes to these animals. We've build a beautiful friendship with these people and we think the world of them.

Dux B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Joy went out if her way to help me help someone out of state adopt an elderly German Shepherd from a high kill Southern CA shelter. She was ready and willing to help fly him where he needed to be with a young war veteran who just lost his Shepherd Dog to old age. Charlie and Cory needed each other. It turned out another group had pledges to transport Charlie so he got to where he he needed to be, but Joy had a plan in place as well. Thank God for people like The Nadels that you can count on.

Charlie didn't die alone in a Shelter after being abandoned by his owners. He lived out the remaining 9 months if his life in a loving home and passed away peacefully in loving arms of this young man who wanted him. They fulfilled each others needs to the end. RIP Charlie. Thank you Joy!

I'm looking for a male Red Merle Australian Shepherd approximately 5 years of age who is still active and needs a running companion. He will be taken to herding lessons and agility classes. A good home with an older female Aussie awaits him. Joy if you know of such a dog or can be on the lookout please contact me. My friend is looking for the right Aussie. She has a body match in mind maybe you can find this forever home in Long Beach the right dog.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent rescue organization. They go above and beyond to help our furred friends and veterans with passion and work tirelessly to do so. I would do anything to help Joy in any way I can to make her goals happen.

Rebekah17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joy and Craig are family now. I have never been treated with such respect and kindness- joy has helped me out more times than I can count. Because of her two german shepherds from a 90 year old holocaust survivor found a great home. I owe them a lot.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with this Rescue and I know how much they care about the dogs they rescue. They often take the hard to place and least adoptable dogs at the shelter. They love them like they are their own and work hard with the public to keep dogs out of shelters to begin with.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I came across this organization in 2005 via PetFinder.com when I was looking to adopt a companion. I did not adopt from them at the time due to their not being "the" one for me, but I did end-up being offered the opportunity to provide virtual volunteer assistance and have been doing so ever since. Joy and Craig have the biggest hearts and very much enjoy rescue. So much so, they support other rescues, shelters, and organizations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think about the great work Rescue Me does every single day when I look at the faces of two of my rescues, Bella and her brother Blu. They were part of a litter of nine puppies dumped in a river the rainy night before Thanksgiving of 2008. Nine puppies! And all of them deathly ill, yet that same day Rescue Me lived up to its name and rushed in to cover the medical costs for the litter; nursed them back to health; found them a foster home and eventually adopted them all out to loving homes. No easy feat for a small non-profit but they did it. And each year, they do it over and over again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have been involved with the Nadels for 12 years and have seen their dedication and caring to rescue and place animals in loving homes. From dogs and cats to pigs, goats and fish...they do it all!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rescue Me, Inc is an amazing organization that goes out of their way to help animals in need. They take puppies needing to be bottle fed as well as seniors in need of permanent loving homes.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Joy and Craig several years ago when a bad breeder brought a 1 day old Pomeranian puppy in to my vets office to be euthanized. The vet called me and told me the situation and I told them not to go through with it, that I would find help for the puppy. Almost immediately I got a call from Joy saying that they would LOVE to take the puppy. Keep in mind, he had to be bottle fed every 90 minutes for several weeks, then every few hours for several weeks after that. This daunting prospect did not stop Joy for even one second. We met a couple of days later and sweet Gucci puppy has been with her ever since. I have never known a rescue to do so much for as many as Joy and Craig have. Age, medical issues, breed -- none of that matters as long as it's a good dog (or pig, goat, etc.). These 2 people have hearts of gold. They are wonderful friends, and amazing rescuers. I can only hope that I grow to be the selfless person that Joy is. She is always ready to help, in any way that she can.

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rescuemeinc 10/25/2014

Melanie, my friend, my sister in rescue...thank you honey. The day we met we became forever friends. You are the dog-mother to Gucci La' Pucci and I will forever be grateful for you to have made that long drive to bring him to me, and more-so for trusting I would love ad care for him as I did and have and will forever The every 2 hour feedings were easy breezy as he woke up when he was hungry and I fed him. He was a great pup and an even better adult boy. You will forever have a piece of my heart and forever I will love you Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

They Go Above AND Beyond To Rescue AND Help animals. They even helped me even though I am many miles away. I love them

life4paws

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rescue Me Corporation is one of the few rescues groups that is a community in the way it helps other non-profit groups get their dogs adopted. They are also a great rescue group and extremly dedicated. They do amazing work

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to be at two Rescue Me events. Their events are always very fun and energetic! They have incredible passion for what they do and saving animals!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Joy and Craig for at least 25 years. They are wonderful, dedicated and caring people. This is true of not only their character but in how they run their Rescue! I adopted my pug thru them and she is the apple of my eye! They work tirelessly to help so many discarded, abused and uncared for animals. It is the passion of their lives and I for one am grateful for all their commitment and hard work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This amazing group connected me with my most amazing forever cat Sammy. He is a high need Persian cat who has trouble eating on his own and was found on the streets, underweight, and in need of minor surgery.
They got Sammy everything he needed and got my son and I into visit with him before and after his surgery so we could bond with him and care for him before we were able to take him home. I will be forever grateful to this amazing rescue group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love rescue me inc. They found the perfect dog to become my service dog. They are very sweet and great to work with. They are always there to answer any questions and are very supportive.

1 Paula67

Board Member

Rating: 5

I met Joy & Craig when I was helping to Toole family get justice for their beautiful puppy, KARLEY, who had been beaten to death by her(Karley) neighbor. Joy helped get the word out about Karley & with her help, we were able to get letters written, phone calls made & justice for Karley.

I've been a member of the Rescue Me, Inc board for a couple of yrs. I've watched Joy & Craig give their all to help any & ALL animals. They take in dogs that would have been put down...meaning handicapped dogs. They've helped get hundreds, if not thousands, of animals adopted at their annual ADOPT-A-THON at the Camarillo Shelter.

I could go on & on about Joy, Craig & Rescue Me, Inc. I personally know Lynne & Benjamin, the family that was scammed regarding the therapy dog. They are my neighbors. When I contacted Joy about Lynne's ordeal, she immediately said "YES, I'LL HELP THEM". She didn't skip a beat.

I'm proud to say that I know Joy & Craig & I'm proud to be on their Board.

Paula Pfeifle

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rescuemeinc 10/27/2014

Paula, thank you for this lovely review. We are honored to have you are part of the family and TEAM at Rescue Me Inc. You know I am always a phone call away and as a TEAM we will continue to save lives and be a voice for the voiceless.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Joy and Craig for about 6 years now. They are two of the most devoted and honest people I have ever met. As an animal trainer in the studio industry as well as a private party rescuer Joy is my "go to" gal whenever I need a rescue question answered, for insight into a possible purrfect matching furbaby that someone is looking for, and even for those "oh my gosh Joy, this lady has a litter of kittens and the landlord is going to kick her out if she doesn't get rid of them TODAY! HELP! Do you know ANYONE?" situations. Their latest venture into the training of rescue dogs for returning soldiers is amazing and long overdue. Rescue Me is definitely one of the good ones!

Respectfully Submitted;

Kari Toth

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rescuemeinc 10/25/2014

Kari, my friend... thank you for the kind words. I will forever be here when you call. You as well are there for me when I call and that's what being a part of the RESCUE and HUMAN community is all about. THANK YOU ALWAYS MY FRIEND

Rudette P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I first met Joy over 10 years ago doing a home check for her for a dog she was trying to place.As a member of a rescue organization I was more then willing to help.She has always been professional and one of the most dedicated people I have ever seen to her animals and fosters. She wants to make a difference and works hard each day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first met Joy around 2002 when I found a stray dog that had been hurt and i was trying to find a home for. She invited me to bring her to the mobile adoptions, as well as helped me to find her a home.

It was instantly clear that she was an avid animal advocate. I ended up keeping the dog, but before that choice became clear to me, I learned a great deal about rescue, screening, and placement of dogs. I ended up volunteering for a bit with Rescue Me, Inc. It was a great experience.

I've stayed in touch with the organization for all these years, even after moving, because I believe in Joy and Rescue Me and what they stand for. I hope they achieve their goal for their sanctuary because the animals need more people like them to fight for them.

1 Cheryl121

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Joy and Craig in 2012. I was working at our local Animal Shelter. Joy and Craig organized vendors to come to the shelter, and or donate for fund raising event at the shelter. They collected the items, tagged them, and arraigned them for "The Adopt-a-thon" they care about all animals far and wide.
I haved seen this twice in the 2 years working at the shelter. Not only then, but at other times seeing about the welfare of the animals at the shelter, placing, networking the animals so they can be rescued or adopted.
Joy and Craig also got in touch at my request to help my sister who was rescuing a dog from another rescue that had red flags during the transactions trying to get the dog safe and out of harms way. Joy and Craig led my sister to the right resources so as to close down that rescue.
Also, Joy has helped me personally when my boxer was sick, what to look for questions to ask my vet at the appointment, and care for my dog.
I am in awe of them.

Thank you Joy and Craig Nadel

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rescuemeinc 10/24/2014

Thank you Cheryl. You are a true friend to the fur kids and it is ALWAYS my pleasure to help when needed. I am so glad we retained our friendship after you left the shelter. Elated your baby is better as well

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Joy Nadel and Rescue Me Inc. came into our life after our family, and my son were scammed out of a service dog. The first day I met Joy, she promised to help us find my son a dog, train it and help bring awareness to our family's and the other 24 families, who were taken advantage of by a very unscrupulous service dog organization. Because of Joy's excellent reputation and connections, she was able get our story on the CBS 2 news in LA. Her amazing kindness, energy and love for animals has been a Godsend. Along with helping us search for the right dog, she vowed to help us train the dog at no cost to our family. We have now rescued an adorable black lab/mix puppy, who our son named Ember. Joy has been working with our family and Ember with her basic obedience training. We could not be happier with our experience with Joy and Rescue Me Incorporated, and look forward to our future training together!

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rescuemeinc 10/24/2014

Lynne, you, your family and especially Benjamin have been brought into our lives fr a special reason. The tears I shed the first day we met after hearing your story were real. You and I have become friends and this is a friendship that will forever last long after Ember is trained. Thank you for ALLOWING me to be a part of this special journey with Ben!!!