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School of Wags

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: Mastiffs and emaciated bully breeds find loving forever homes

Geographic areas served: Texas

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people, always helping everyone they meet

Thank you!

Terri Harper C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great info and encouragement for pet owners. Plus they can find cute memes that give you a chuckle!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SOW has done incredible work in the central Texas area for large breed dogs. Kathryn is amazing and thorough which is a nice change. SOW is an amazing rescue!

1 Suze P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

School of Wags has been in the mission of rescue for several years. They are the epitome of "non-profit." All members are volunteers, funds are only used for the animals and they have a 96% success rate for re-homing even the most difficult of dogs. They have taken in dogs no one else would handle and have either found wonderful forever homes, or kept the dog with an SOW volunteer until the dog passes to the Rainbow Bridge. there is no greater love for animals to be found than within the School of Wags.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue runs on an entirely volunteer staff, who foster, transport and support these beautiful animals. The work is challenging and never ending and yet, they are there day after day

1 Melissa M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When they say "angels are among us" you need to look no further than School of Wags to know its true.. If its adoption, fostering, training, donating etc they are right there. Just a blessed group,

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

School of Wags saves the lives of big, beautiful dogs that others might consider to be too much work. They are a dedicated, hard-working group who fight for those who can't fight for themselves.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to say I have never met a more caring concerned group of people that I did at SOW, they are seconded to none. When we adopted our baby from her the process was impressively thorough. They take great care to find the right home for the dogs they save. They are there for you every step of the way as well as after the dog has been placed with life long training, boarding, and information and events. Once you adopt a dog from SOW you truly become part of the Family. If you are looking for a gentle giant to call your own I HIGHLY Recommend SOW. They are the best I have seen!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Found SOW quite by accident when searching for a rehome need for giant breed. WONDERFUL organization where the dogs definitely come first! Cant say enough about this excellent rescue & rehoming program. The people are just as great.

5 stars & a huge

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter adopted a dog from this rescue. To this day, they still help her with training when he has some behavioral issues. They are great at what they do, and they truly take their time to place the dogs in the right family for them. Would highly recommend this organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! I follow them on Facebook and some of the dogs they have rescued really pull at my heart strings. I can tell how caring and devoted this whole team of volunteers truly is. I've seen some people talk down on them in reviews, but it all seems to be about "he said she said" type of information. Saddens me that people can be so low as to put down a non-profit without truly watching what they do! Keep up the good work School of Wags!

Jenni H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They are not concerned about the dogs as they say or at least a senior dog that needs a routine and stability. If the best interest of a senior dog was their priority then removing a senior dog from a home that has shown her nothing but love. I wouldn't recommend this organization to anyone because they use their positions to hold a dog over a person and if the person speaks ill of them they find a way to remove the dog. Such a sad thing when shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with homeless pets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found SOW by accident but they changed my life. I had put down 3 dogs in less than a year from old age and cancer. Needless to say I was heartbroken. One of the dogs I had to send to the rainbow bridge was a mastiff and he was the sweetest dog ever. So when I was looking for a friend for my remaining dog Bonnie I knew I wanted a mastiff. I found my love Archie on pet finders and SOW had him. After a few weeks of the logistics of adopting Archie came home. He has brightened up our home and is spoiled and loved more than ever. SOW does good work with their dogs and I'm looking for another one to add to our family. I know they will help me find the right fit. Thanks SOW for all you do for these gentle giants

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. I adopted a dog from them. When I originally applied, I had 1 in mind but it turned out not to be the greatest fit, instead I ended up with another and I am forever grateful!! They took the time to get to know me and figure out which dog would do best in my home. And let me tell yah, they know what they are doing!!! Lots of love to SOW!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Let me first start out by saying what an amazing rescue SOW is. I first started to volunteer with SOW and we ended up not adopting just one but 2 fur babies! We took Luca a Presa in as a foster but he knew he was at home before we did. He choose our son as his person. A bond that no one could break so we adopted him. Right after we got Luca in as a foster we got Jackson a boerboel. We took him In and he made himself home the second he walked through the door. We made the decision to adopt him because he choose my husband as his person. Mind you my husband does not usually connect with dogs quickly but when he walked in our front door after a deployment and meet Jackson they immediately connected. They have a bond that they both very much needed.. Both of them have been through so much in their lives that they are two peas in a pod!! I am so thankful for SOW for allowing us to adopt our 2 favorite fur-babies!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

School of Wags is an asset to The community. For myself they were instrumental in helping my wife and I deal with a dog we had adopted .. who ended up pregnant (from the pound). They assisted us with the birth, care, and adoption of the litter. Just before I had to deploy to Afghanistan. I wish we could clone Kathryn as she and School of Wags can only do so much. But with your Help ..

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Client Served

Rating: 5

School of Wags is the gold standard of dog rescue. The woman that runs it is the heart and soul of the organization. She saves lives both the furry kind and the human kind by carefully placing pets in situations where the pet will successful. She gives everyone the tools to succeed and remains available to continue to help. School of Wags deserves all the assistance they can get to continue to successfully rescue mastiffs and bully dogs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about School of Wags. I began volunteering with them a couple of years ago when another animal rescue closed its doors. I had large breed experience, but not mastiff specific, and they took the time to educate me on breed specific needs. They provided thorough instructions on conducting home visits so the dogs they adopt out go to the best families for them. They genuinely care about each dog that comes through their door and finding them the perfect home suited to their needs. I love being a part of such a wonderful rescue that saves the lives of dogs that are often overlooked because of their size.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about this organization. I have been to events where they bring their dogs and they are always so nice and respectful. You can also see the love in their eyes when it comes to the animals they rescue. Also, some of the best training around the area. Once I am able to move out of my apartment and own a Mastiff of my own, I will be putting in my application. Til then, keep up the great work!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization with a great group of volunteers by their side. I started working with School of Wags a couple years ago from my love of these giant babies! I fostered several mastiffs over my time there and Momma Kay was nothing short of amazing at helping with problem-solving and training when needed. She expects a lot but only in the best intentions of the dog in care!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

School of Wags is an amazing organization. I follow them on Facebook and they rescue so many dogs. So many that people turn their heads to. And you can tell they genuinely care about the animals and their community. God bless you SOW!