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Soldiers For Strays Rescue & Rehab

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We are the displaced dog specialist. Relocating dogs at risk of euthanasia to areas with more great homes available. Educating the general public about spay/neuter and lifelong care of dogs. Offering help to displaced Veterans by housing and employment within the rescue.

Target demographics: Displaced dogs and veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 412 dogs

Geographic areas served: Southeastern states

Programs: Rehoming of displaced dogs, spay/neuter help, food bank for pups, and other vet care needed. Housing & work for displaced veterans.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Nikole is an amazing rescuer who continues to check on & contribute to my beautiful Penny's life. She came to my house to "investigate" & make sure my home was truly a safe & acceptable home for Penny before she would let me adopt her. And she continues to be there for Penny whenever I have any questions or concerns about her or her health & it has been over 2 years. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reputable rescue

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our English mastiff passed, we knew that our Tank would want us to continue giving the love we gave to him to another mastiff, and after research we found Nikole with Soldiers for Strays Rescue & Rehab. We knew we wanted a mastiff breed, and we knew we wanted a rescue. We loves how detailed Nikole was in her screening for finding the right home for the right dog. Basati/Drogo was our true match and we couldn't be happier! Nikole made sure we had all of the resources that we could possibly need and is a continued support years later.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to S4S I have the greatest love of my life, Churchill. There are too many abandoned, abused and overbred dogs in our country that are in need of help. Nikole and her team take those cases on. These dogs aren’t “perfect” or the easiest to rehabilitate but they are no less deserving of love than any other dog. I couldn’t be more grateful that she rescued my Churchy. Giving him the best life is my main motivation. Thank you and I’m forever indebted to Soldiers for Strays.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

After we lost our 11 year old rescued mastiff, we had determined that we couldn't bear the heartbreak and probably wouldn't get any more dogs. That lasted about 3 months. I began researching Mastiff Rescue again and came across Soldiers for Strays and found a litter of mixed breed puppies with a Mastiff mom. After much communication, we asked to be allowed to rescue the last female that was available. Nikole communicated with our veterinarian and we were approved. As we expected, standards for rescuing a dog/puppy are often much more rigorous than buying one from a 'puppy mill' or pet store. Rescues understand that matching the right dog with the right human prevents the need for even more rescues when things don't work out.
As we were planning transportation for our new baby with Nikole, my husband asked if there were any of the litter left. There was one. A male. My husband said, 'We should take him , too'. :) Fortunately, Nikole agreed and the story of Stella and Sam as the most loved puppies in the world began.
Nikole was so helpful in providing us the names and contact info of a couple who drove Sam and Stella from Alabama to Kansas. The dogs have been healthy and good tempered. They were already kennel trained and responded quickly to house training. From day one, they have been a joy. I attribute that to the care they received as very young puppies, socializing and health wise.
I would recommend S4S to anyone considering rescue.
Thanks Nikole! We talk literally every day about how much we love these two. You truly are the dogs best friend

2 Michelle G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I could not say more about the caring nature of Nikole and her efficiency. We contacted her about learning more about Sophie and very quickly we all realized we would be perfect for each other. Nikole kept us updated with getting Sophie to us and is extremely responsive. She cares for all the dogs she’s rescued and regimes far after they have found their forever home. We highly recommend her and her mission.

2 Braeden K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The owner of this rescue (Nikole) is one of the most caring, dog-loving, knowlegable, and truly good hearted people I have ever come in contact with in my experience. This rescue is everything that a dog rescue should be. My Belgian Malinois "Dax" was first adopted by a family who saw him as just a pet, and with the inherent high energy of his breed, overwhelmed them. They tied him up in a backyard and ignored him because of it. After taking him to a shelter, Nikole picked him up and posted him online to find his forever home. I came across him and absolutely fell in love with him. This rescue goes out of their way in every category to provide the best home for their dogs. Not only did they completely make sure he was 100% healthy before they turned him over to me, they drove him almost 500 miles to drop him off to me, outside of their regular transport schedule. Dax is now a little over a year old and is now being trained as a Search and Rescue dog, just as his brother is also. This rescue goes above and beyond, and is run by TRUE dog lovers. There aren't enough stars allowed for what I would give them. They've been nothing but the most pleasant people to interact with, and I only wish that I had more space to adopt dogs from them. Thank you for all you guys do!

4 Brianna Valentine H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue saved my Lena Lu from her previous owners, whom were hoarders that never gave her the socialization or attention she so desperately wanted. She is glued to my side and constantly begs for attention. She thinks she is a lap dog and will often lay down on my face ignoring my pleas for her to move. She came into my life during a rough time when I needed a companion most. I love my Lena Lu so much. Nikol, who runs the rescue, was always there to answer training and vet questions. She even answered in the middle of the night when we had an emergency and helped us through the problem. She truly cares about every dog that she saves.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Soldiers for Strays has helped us every way with our adoption. They were always there to help with questions and even training. It has been a year now and I know if we had a need, they would be right there for us. We love Lena Lou and she loves us.

1 Rene G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nikole was very helpful during the adoption process. Responded quickly whenever you needed to get ahold of her and even after we adopted our handsome boy puppy, if you ever need anything she is there to help.