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Rezdawg Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rescue of dogs and cats from indian reservations primarily in new mexico. This includes providing medical care, transporting to colorado, housing with foster families, and finding permanent homes.

Programs: Numerous dogs and cats were rescued and rehomed.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 RezDawg puppies and a RezDawg kitten over the past few years. My first puppy was adopted in 2016, and he is sweetest, most mellow dog ever. The second puppy, a cattle dog mix, has grown up to be one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. She is my most loyal furry friend and hiking buddy. And my RezDawg kitten is a hilarious fat furball, who makes us laugh everyday. The adoption process took a little while, some quicker than others, but this is 100% foster based rescue and there no facility to go too and you have to work with the foster family to work through the adoption process.

Amy S.22

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Rezdawg. Rezdawg connected us to a smaller rescue in the Denver area after they had transported our boy Kai Red Cloud up from the Dine reservation in the fall of 2019. The Rezdawg volunteers are committed to providing life-saving medical care and shelter to so many dogs and cats coming from the Southwest tribal communities. Their work extends beyond helping to connect homeless pets with their forever homes; Rezdawg truly cares about making a difference in the communities they serve.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Rezdawg!!! Cannot say enough wonderful things about this rescue adoption nonprofit. The people who care for the animals and help you find the right fit for your family are amazing. Super knowledgeable and patient. I cannot imagine what we would’ve missed out on if we hadn’t found this group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter wanted a Sheppard for Christmas. Kristen from Rezdagrescue.org showed us Leon (Kristoff from Frozen litter). Brought him home for meet n great with our Boxer, Sierra. We adopted him Jan 2017 at 12 weeks. Shots, neutered, microchipped, everything. 2 years later, my beloved Sierra passed away. Leon went into a terrible depression after loosing the only mother he knew. Barely eating, not playing, no interaction with family. After 2 months, I called Kristen for a suggestion to get him a friend. We went over, and Arya (Mina) went right up to him and us. Another sleep over, to test them out. It was love at first sight. Though Leon was 2yrs old and a giant compared to Arya 10 weeks, they played together so well. He brought her balls and toys, she climed on him, so cute. She had a hernia that was repaired during her spay. And when she got sick shortly after we adopted her, Rezdawgrescue paid for vet, it was covered in the contract.
They have been unseperatable ever since.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

If i could give them more stars I honestly would. We adopted our dog cookie from them 3 years ago, it was the most positive experience we’ve ever had with a rescue. Best part is that till this day they are still helping us and answering any questions we have. Cookie was our first dog so we had a lot of questions and we still do. They have always answered our calls and have always been there for help with anything. I would gladly recommend this rescue to anyone.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our cattle dog mix from RezDawg Rescue three years ago. We got a good description of her from her foster mom and received thorough answers to all of our questions. Bella was found as a stray but came to us fully house-broken as a two-year-old. She is smart and loving. We can’t imagine our lives without her! The application process was thorough but speedy and efficient. Highly recommend!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just adopted my third Rezdawg last week. I am always impressed at how knowledgeable and helpful the foster parents have been. The animals come fully vetted, as well as being fixed and microchipped. The price isn't unreasonable for what they provide. The animals are given quality food and socialized with family and friends. I was told if the adoption didn't work out, I would be refunded my money, minus a small amount. I have recommended them to many people and currently have had numerous co-workers who have adopted from Rezdawg. Check them out... you won't be disappointed!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the foster mommas brings in her new foster doggos to my job in order to socialize them. I instantly fell in love with one of her fosters and the rest is history! The process was super easy. I took my pet to meet the new addition in a dog park and everything went great! It’s been about two years now and I am so so so in love with my two girls. RezDawg is the only place I will adopt from!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 Rezdawgs since 2015. All were in foster care so I was able to get a good assessment from the foster prior to meeting the dogs. The one dog I adopted had already had over $3000 in medical bills for a broken tail, pelvis and leg. The adoption fee of $450 was still a great deal knowing all the dogs and cats they take on, regardless of medical issues. The application is long and detailed but not hard. The adoption contract is DocuSign and super easy. The contract states you have 14 days to return minus $50. I love this rescue and all the work they do.

2 Sara W.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted multiple dogs from this rescue and the fosters really care about their kiddos and find them the perfect fit. With Rezdawgs it’s not just about the people it’s about the animals! If you aren’t a good fit for a doggo you saw a picture of they let you know it’s not a good match. They have found our perfect kiddos every time!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love that this rescue isn't just about the animals they're adopting out, but they also do community service in the areas where they pull the dogs from. They have a clear mission in the world and its not just moving animals through like a few other rescues I've dealt with. Considering they're totally run by volunteers and they have no central location, I think their communication with potential adopters is wonderful .

Client Served

Rating: 1

Unfortunately, I can confirm like the other reviewer that not only was I slightly pressured to adopt a pet, but when I met them they were sick. I said regardless I will adopt the pet when they are ready and after this pet is looked over again by their vet. After this, I was not notified of any advancements in the animal's health on their own, and after one question was answered, Kari the volunteer completely blew me off via phone, email and text. This is clearly a pattern of rudeness, disrespect for people who truly want to offer the best home and strange secrecy, and basically not giving a crap about the people who need to be the ones adopting. This is NOT sustainable and I will not be adopting from this place.

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

Found a dog we were interested, filled the application and got a call from a foster within a few days. No house inspection or hardly had any question asked about us. They do not allow a trial period, don't return money if it does not work out, and we were told basically the first meet and greet was the only chance to know about the dog. We scheduled meeting this dog on weekend, and in the whole week before the weekend, we tried to gather all info about adoption policy, about this dog, "what if" scenarios, etc. so that we can prepare possible problems after adopting this dog. She said his favorite play is toys, so we went to get toys, doggy proofed house, got pee-training sheets etc. We were excited. The foster lady answered our first 3 questions, but from 4th email she basically ignored us and just before weekend, said, "You should get something which has more info." and turned down the meeting. She didn't say if this dog was heartworm tested, if it does not work out we can select another dog, etc. - simple questions about a dog, and about a policy. If she didn't know, she could have simply say, she didn't know and try to get info, which she didn't do. Also, the web site says adoption fees for puppies and fees for adult dogs which are one year and older. This dog is a y.o. but has puppy fee, so we asked if dog was in fact younger than 1 y.o. - she never answered. Something is not quite right. Their adoption fee is higher than many other non profit, no trial, no returning money, then we expect a thorough support and service until adopting a dog. We were very disappointed.