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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: Dogs who need rehabilitation before adoption.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 dogs including dogs from other rescues, shelters, and owners.

Geographic areas served: Lane County

Programs: Life Immersion programs allowing dogs to learn about family dog life in a safe setting with experienced volunteers.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So selfless and caring people run this organization. A great service to our community and the best part is....they love dogs. Everything they do is for the good of the animals. No kill, and often times last chance, they work so hard to make these dogs adoptable. I have volunteered periodically, and I highly recommend this great organization for dog adoption, training and boarding. SEVADOG is the real deal.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer (off and on when I can) with sevadog for the past 6 months or so. I've worked with other organizations and sevadog has THE MOST caring and qualified staff. No dog goes unnoticed and all are treated so great. I can't thank them enough for their selfless acts and giving their heart and soul to the health and wellbeing to last-chance dogs. Amazing people and amazing program !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Sevadog. I use them for boarding when we go out of town. They get the best care and usually hate to leave. They are an asset to our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enoung about Mandy and her crew at Sevadog. I have used them several times for boarding Jack and Dexter. When I come to pick them up they hate to leave. They get their own furnished room and a big yard to play in. Mandy and her crew work with then while they are there for some added training. She takes the time to give pupdates so you know how they are doing. Her passion and compassion for dogs is neverending.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How does one adequately describe the depth of love, caring, faith and sheer tenaciousness of this organization?

Mandy, family, dedicated volunteers and generous donors work wonders to save scores of abandoned and abused dogs. These dogs simply want what we human beings want - to feel safe and be loved. Sevadog makes this possible.

I adopteded my dog Monty early this summer from Sevadog. My trainer Liz Williams of Oregon Dog Sports spotted him for me. My life has been deeply blessed by this little guy.

Monty’s background - He was found abandoned and tied up to a fence with a broken leg. I’ll never understand how someone could be so heartless.

Monty was nursed back to health - both physically and emotionally. With Team Sevadog’s dedication, hours of care, sweat and tears and patience, his spirit has remained intact.

Monty is a greeter and lover of people and other animals, bright minded beyond belief and a creator of spontaneous smiles and new relationships.

These days, Monty is working his way to be a full fledged service dog for me. He is smart and inquisitive, calm yet highly alert - traits that help me safely navigate a world full of sounds that I can’t hear.

Mandy and all of you who are a part of Team Sevadog - by saving Monty and the other dogs you’ve saved/and will save, the impact you make is greater than you probably realize.

You are valued and appreciated. Thank you for never giving up on these beautiful souls!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first learned about Sevadog’s incredible rehabilitation and rehoming skills through Hope for Paws. Sevadog was a highly regarded and trusted resource for helping frightened or less mannerly dogs get a new lease on life. Because of this, I reached out to Mandy and her team when our organization rescued a dog dealing with severe kennel stress. Mandy is calm, confident, knowledgeable, and tenacious. I trust Sevadog’s ability to assess a dog’s behavior and create ways to help the dog (and its future adopters) succeed. Sevadog is a gem of a resource and works wonders.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SevaDog is one of the best things that I have had the opportunity to work with. Mandy has taught me so much as a young girl about confidence, hard work, and determination. Even more, she is one of the most caring and hard working women I have ever met. She gives all of her efforts everyday to these dogs to give them a better life and to show them the love that they have never known, but have always deserved. She shows me everyday her selflessness and her love towards others. I feel so welcomed and appreciated everyday I’m at SevaDog and I’m so glad I’ve been able to work with this amazing crew.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome dog rescue. They do wonders with dogs that other rescues and people say that there is no hope for problem dogs but Sevadog has been doing miracles for those dogs and all of their dogs. Kind compassionate and caring. Super rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

I actually adopted a wonderful pug with the help of SevaDog. In my case, it was actually rehoming a dog because her previous family had allergy issues, so with the help of SevaDog I met Jazzy, whom I adopted. She's a wonderful addition to our family (I already owned a pug and a Beagle and have learned how to walk three dogs at once.) I've worked closely with SevaDog over the past few years and have seen the dedication, love and training they give to each of the dogs in their care. I think it's a wonderful organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mandie's rescue was near my house at one time time and I would see her walking her dogs nurturing her dogs caring for her dogs every day . She and her children were such an inspiration to me as I witnessed her true devotion and love for animals. One day my own dog my beautiful Shepherd Hope was having a hard time and Mandie came to my rescue and helped me with her I'll never forget her for that she was my angel. I love you Mandie I'll always love you for that day and for what I witnessed on my block every day as you and your family cared for those that no one cared about you're the best you're a true angel.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our little Maddie Moo from SevaDog and it was one of the best experiences ever. They worked with us to make sure that she would be a good fit for our family and allowed us to come in for training/introduction visits with our other dog before we finalized the adoption. We even utilize them for boarding and it puts my mind at ease knowing that my fur babies are in good hands while we're away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seva dog is a special rescue, not all rescues truly promise they will be there forever to a shelter dog but Seva truely does forever and no matter what to the hardest case most emotionally twisted and completely forgotten.
Thank you for caring more about those in your care then your own comforts and time.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Mandy Cracknell and SevaDog, for over two years and a board member for one year. I have been fortunate to work with such a dedicated, knowledgeable and kind kennel manager and trainer as Mandy. I first came to volunteer for SevaDog when Mandy rescued a dog from Greenhill Humane Society, where I was volunteering. His name was, appropriately, “Chance.” Chance was a willful four year old who had two bite history. Greenhill approved the transfer and Mandy accepted him despite the fact she had a full kennel at the time. She welcomed Chance, trained him, and adopted him to a great home within six months. I can recount the story of many dogs that faced certain euthanasia had not Mandy answered the call and saved them. Sevadog gives its dogs enriching routines and training and Mandy has found homes that have been excellent matches. Mandy and Sevadog ensure that the dogs have play time outside, human affection, training and enrichment. Mandy and Sevadog have also been outstanding community rescue and resource. Sevadog donates food; sponsors spay and neuter procedures, and offers training and medical advice. Sevadog provides lifetime training and support for all adopting families and will always accept a dog if returned. I am proud of Sevadog’s efforts to establish a true local rescue for long term dogs, training, and boarding.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was first directed towards this rescue when I "found" a dog in Los Angeles and brought him back to Oregon. I needed to rehome him because my autistic son was abusing him. We loved him, and knew he was such a wonderful dog, but for his safety we knew it was best. I was referred to Mandy who did a courtesy listing for us. Since then, I have fostered/failed and she helped me out with our Zeus. I have brought all three of my young kids out to Sevadog to learn about how to treat animals. They have learned how to walk little hyper dogs, how to love on very nervous fearful dogs, and how to stuff kongs :) Sevadog is the most amazing dog rescue. The owner and the volunteers that make it up are the last hope for many dogs. Dogs that were once thought hopeless or euthanize only, have come out of their shell there. Have had their first tale wag, known LOVE for the first time. Mandy knows what a dog needs, and takes the time (as long as it takes) for the dog.......and never gives up. It is heartbreaking to see some of these dogs come in, but to see them after, this is why Sevadog is here. This is why there need to be more rescues like Sevadog. No dog is a lost cause! Even for the permanent dogs that will never leave Sevadog, they have a Sancuary, a place to call home, where they are played with, where they can trust, love and be themselves, and know that they don't need to worry, or fear again! I have two rescue dogs currently, but when I can, the next one will be from Sevadog!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sevadog is a very special place. As a two time adopter and a regular volunteer for over two years, I have seen some amazing work by the most dedicated people. Dogs who arrive untouchable and unruly transform into loving companions under the guidance of Mandy, her children, and her crew. Their commitment to the dogs is unwavering and there is never a shortage of time, love, or patience for each and every dog. Once the hardships of their past has melted away to reveal the good dog inside great care is given to finding each dog the best possible home. Many misunderstood dogs are given one last chance at life with sevadog and it is a joy to be a part of!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When it became time for me to pursue volunteer work, I found SevaDog. I knew they saved dogs, "littles" and pit bulls. (I "work" with the pits. And by work, i mean socialize and play with them.) What I didn't know is that they rescue people too. They are the kindest people I've met in a long time, and their sincerity to really help dogs is over-the-top true.
Their facility is so clean you wouldn't guess there's more than one big dog in a building, much less 18! And it's quiet, too. The dogs are well treated, exercised, and loved, so when they're in their runs they are calm and relaxed.
Most of the pits have had issues and were going to be "put down" until SevaDog stepped in. SevaDog works diligently to heal their wounds, both physical and psychological, and train them to be proper ladies and gentlemen. I'm adopting one soon, and I swore to myself I wasn't going to fall for just one. Yeah, right! Haha. He's the golden one. I've named him Pax, which is Latin for Peace. The black one is Bruce, so named because he looks like Batman. Batman probably doesn't lay around with his tongue out, though.
Thank you for reading.