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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: SDRO is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to rescue and re-home dogs age 6 & up. It's that simple. Older dogs left at shelters. Dogs whose owners died. Dogs whose families came apart. We aim to save them all!

Results: Found homes for more than 500 senior dogs through Petfinder and Petco Adoption Days.

Target demographics: dogs ages 6 and up

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50 senior dogs. We have placed more than 500 dogs in new homes via Petfinder and local outreach fairs.

Geographic areas served: Philomath, Oregon

Programs: rescuing and rehoming these wonderful dogs so that they find their forever homes.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We fostered a little Pomeranian a little over two years ago from SDRO, and we of course adopted him as we just could not let him go. We were never pressured to adopt him, and I always received excellent help from SDRO with the necessary health and therapy information we needed to help our little guy. Everyone I have come into contact with at SDRO has my highest respect. They are doing a difficult job, and thank goodness they are there when needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog through SDRO recently and could not have had a better experience with their staff and processes. We love our new dog, yes, but what this review is really about for me is the people that made it happen.

We met our new dog first when she was with her SDRO foster mom, who graciously welcomed us into her home and talked with us for over an hour (we kept thinking of questions!) about the dog's behavior, likes and dislikes, interactions with other dogs, etc. Once we decided we liked her we got to do a two week trial before making a final decision. During this time, it was determined that she needed some vet care, including a tooth extraction, and SDRO paid for it since we hadn't adopted her yet. They set everything up through their vet and it was absolutely seamless on our side. The Foster Coordinator kept in touch with us during the whole process - checking in to see how the dog was fitting in, answering our questions, making sure things went OK at the vet, etc. When the two week trial was over, the Foster Coordinator asked us if we had decided to keep her, but I never felt pressured at any time. Both the dog's foster mom and the Foster Coordinator made sure we knew that if it wasn't a good fit the dog could return to her foster home at any time. Happily, it was a perfect fit and we could not be more in love! Once we let the Foster Coordinator know this we had the final paperwork in our mailbox in a day or two, along with a full vet history on the dog and a very nice note thanking us for giving her a forever home.

I know this review is long, but this organization deserves to be gushed over! They are amazing people who are making such a meaningful difference for these poor dogs who often have no one else. Thank you, thank you SDRO!

Review from Guidestar

Kristina17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After adopting a senior dog who quickly became my cherished constant companion, I began volunteering at SDRO. The volunteers of SDRO provide critical resources for the many wonderful senior dogs who are abandoned at a very vulnerable stage in their lives. The organization is committed to the health and healing of these older dogs, and making the right match between canine and human. One of the great policies of SDRO is the two-week temporary adoption that allows the opportunity to make sure the fit is right. The officers of the group are very responsible in directing every possible dollar toward the care and proper placement of the dogs. I am proud to be a volunteer for SDRO because of their wonderful work helping senior dogs find their forever homes.

Susan314

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted 3 dogs from Senior Dog Rescue and they have been absolutely wonderful! They got back to me when they said they would and made the adoption process as easy as possible. They also did everything they could, including all shots and dentals, to make sure that the dog was ready to be adopted.

I can't say enough about this great organization! I love my dogs!

Review from Guidestar

Ange C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very surprised to read the previous review. I've adopted and fostered several dogs for Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon. I've also adopted dogs from other organizations in Oregon. None were as helpful, careful or thorough as SDRO. I received complete health & history info on all my dogs. One even received luxating patella surgery (both knees) at no cost to me. Dogs in foster homes are provided w/ food, vet care, grooming - there is even a FREE certified trainer to answer questions or help w/ any problems. Their adoption fees are very reasonable considering the dog is completely gone over by a vet- all shots, spay/neuter, dental, etc. I will adopt my next dog from SDRO! The dogs are fabulous: so loving for all they've been through. I like that all dogs are in foster homes so
a very complete report is available for the adopter.

Review from Guidestar

Karin E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is dear to my heart - rescuing and finding homes for senior dogs who are just asking for a second chance. My last two dogs have been seniors, and they couldn't make better companions. My current shih tzu is 19-20 years old. I help with the sdroregon.com website and also with their petfinder page. I find the staff and board members of this charity to be very responsive and hard-working people, who all volunteer their time and energies and open their own homes to fostering and adopting. I've worked closely with three staff members and all are dedicated to the goals of this nonprofit.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I signed up to foster, but I was pressured into keeping the dog. I have had the dog for 22 months now and have been begging for background information on her to deal with her many health problems. My requests have been ignored. I have asked them to take the dog back. They say they have no place for her, although, their Facebook page has offered new dogs since. I told them I needed them to take the dog back before I had a complete collapse as I am also dealing with a mother in the advanced stage of Alzheimer's. I was told my message would be forwarded to the board. That was over a week ago. It has been a nightmare. These are the worst kind of pet lovers, the kind that are heartless towards people. I can not say enough against them.