my friend got me into this group and I believed in it 100% when I joined. A week in the group I had a run in with the owner. She's not a people person. I don't usually hold that against people, but she really was rude and unappreciative of my time and resources. I must have stepped out of line by expressing my concerns and opinions, because I was dismissed shortly there after. My partner is a vet and what I recommended was advice he gave me. I would not recommend this group. Im now part of an rescue group who appreciates their volunteers
As an adopter and volunteer, Short Mugs Rescue Squad is an excellent rescue group to be associated with. This group has fair but high standards when it comes to doing what is best for the pups- and their volunteers! As an adopter, we gained an incredible, fun, loving english bulldog, Jack, to our family. We are extremely thankful that SMRS gave him a chance- being a little misunderstood - he had a few behavioral kinks that he needed help with. The president gave us a chance to help him- and we couldn't be more grateful! As a volunteer, it warms my heart the selflessness that every volunteer I have encountered puts into this rescue - all in the name of helping save lives! Seriously, these people give so much of their time, love, money and never think twice about it if it means helping a furry out. Wonderful group that has saved countless lives - and it all started from one person who saw a need to do more for the short mugs in the state of Texas.
I am a previous adopter who joined Short Mugs Rescue Squad as a foster/volunteer in January 2013. I have enjoyed being a part of the organization and the work that they preform. I believe the organization to be a top notch rescue that strives to find the best possible homes for each dog they take in. The rescue is very small, but the fosters/volunteers seem very dedicated to their cause.
I have made some lasting friendships within the organization and it is very nice to work with individuals from all over Texas who share similar interests of helping frenchies in need. I find the fosters and president to be easy to work with, and have never been denied care of any of my fosters. Their medical needs are 100% taken care of at all time. The group is very supportive and has helped me broaden my knowledge on how to foster dogs coming from a variety of situations.
I would encourage others to become involved in rescue because of the work they do. Because of the dogs themselves, and because this is a group that keeps those things in mind. I have enjoyed my time with the group.
As far as the sour grapes post about the president, I am not sure if it was by someone involved with the rescue. The president has been easy to work with in my experience. She is available when I need her, and I am able to discuss any of my concerns freely. I do not think she is a person who takes personal issue with much, and always seems to be looking for what is in the best interest of the rescue and the dogs in our care.
I've had a very good experience working with the president--and I appreciate her every second that she puts into this operation. rescue never makes a dime, but the end outcome is worth more than the money put into it.
Dogs in all shapes & conditions enter the program after horrible starts to life and thru the kindness and endless love of the volunteers ((and horrendous vet bills)) get brought back to life.
Animals are pets-family members- and should always be treated that way. This program picks up the pieces after the animals are mistreated and neglected.
The worst thing about this group is the president. She is cruel and vindictive. The volunteers and fosters are awesome, but the president treats them like they are replaceable. Fosters are the back bone of any rescue group and are the only way a rescue group can survive. Do not bother volunteering for this group.