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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all breed, foster based, dog rescue based in Chester County, PA. Our mission is to find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. Our dogs come to us from “put to sleep” lists at local and southern shelters, as well as from owner surrenders. We focus on making the right connections between our dogs and families in order to give the dogs the loving & permanent home they deserve.   Our Mini Paws junior volunteer program is designed to train children, 4-18, in proper animal care and instill a love of community service, and a community outreach program to provide education on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spaying/neutering, behavior training, and microchip implanting. We have also partnered with organizations that identify, match and train service dogs for veterans and others who need service dogs to support medical/mental health issues. When one of our dogs is selected for these programs, adoption fees are waived

Results: As of December 2017, we have written 2,000+ happy tails!

Target demographics: find loving permanent homes for dogs in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: we found loving, permanent homes for 510 dogs in 2017

Geographic areas served: Southeastern, PA

Programs: pulling adoptable dogs from high-kill shelters and placing them in our foster homes while trying to find loving families to adopt them.

Community Stories

115 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Gregory R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue is does an amazing and much needed job of rescuing dog. When my dog Lily was rescued by TLC, she needed significant medical attention. She needed both surgery from a gun shot injury and treatment for heart worm. TLC was there in Lily’s time of need. They got her the medical care she needed and today she is doing great because of all their efforts. Lily joined our family in August 2017 and they have stayed in touch along the way, offering any advice we needed. Thank you TLC for what you did for Lily and for bringing her into our lives!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted our now 7 moth old pup from TLC in the midst of the Pandemic. He has been an active and wonderful member of our family. We really appreciated all the info we received from his foster mom, Karen, the week before we took Charlie home . (He was originally called Ringo). His foster mom was the one who let us know that the Lab/Collie label might not be too accurate as Charlie is much more a lab/bassett hound mix. He has huge paws and stubby legs and the head of a lab! The trainer we spoke with early on from TLC was also very helpful. A wonderful organization and we are grateful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a foster for To Love a Canine for 6 months now. It has been an incredible experience. Every single person in the organization wants the best for every single dog they meet. I've fostered 7 dogs and all have found great furever homes. I am fostering my 8th and am about to foster fail.

Laura E.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Professional, knowledgeable and clean! Friendly and very willing to help all fosters, volunteers and applicants!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In March my husband and I fostered a pregnant mama dog through TLC rescue. A few days after she came to us, she gave birth to 12 puppies. In the first week, all 12 thrived. But on the seventh day of their lives, we lost one of the puppies. We weren't sure why, but figured with a litter that large it was almost inevitable. Three days later, we lost two more puppies. A few days after that, two more became sick. At this point we knew it was something specific that was killing them, so we took them to a vet. She diagnosed them with distemper, put them down, and told us that the rest of the puppies were going to die and there wasn't really anything we could do about it. But we couldn't take that for an answer. At that point, TLC offered for us to take the puppies to an emergency vet in the area. The emergency vet ran some tests and as it turns out, it was not distemper, but some kind of infection. We were able to save 5 of them, which was more than we thought we would end up with after being told we would lose them all. The experience of figuring out what was wrong with these babies was heartbreaking and brutal, but TLC really stepped up and made sure we were able to save as many of them as we could, no matter the cost. Once they were old enough for adoption, the puppies went to incredible families who all stay in touch. My brother adopted one of the puppies, and my parents are adopting the mama dog. This experience changed my family's life in so many ways, and it's all thanks to TLC.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have started fostering with TLC and they are kind and supportive. They are top-notch when it comes to organizing and bringing in their transports. Great team. Foster Coordinator is on top of it and always calling to check-in. They acted quickly when my second foster needed surgery. They will listen to the foster's ideas and thoughts about the dog and work with the foster. They also understand the importance of the foster family meeting the adoptive family. Staying in contact with the adoptive family gives the dog a smooth transition from foster home to furever home. I love this rescue. ~Sue Casper

Bobbie Lackman K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never have I witnessed such a group like TLC. From volunteers straight on down to administration, it’s a class A act. This group of people does such an amazing job rescuing dogs and finding them homes. Nobody is happy until all their rescued pets find homes. Timeless efforts witnessed on this great organization.!

Michael D.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We’ve adopted a dog from the, we help them raise money and we help them get dogs adopted. Their #1 concern is saving the lives of dogs in need, dogs whose humans cannot take care of them any longer and pulling dogs from high kill shelters. A super organization, the best around.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Best Rescue Ever!!! Very professional! Evaluates and responds to applications quickly and fairly. Takes great steps to match up the right dog with each adopter. 100 % foster based so can pass on behavioral information. I personally have adopted 2 adult dogs and 1 puppy from them. GREAT rescue to volunteer with too!!!

Suzanne D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never volunteered with a more dedicated and caring group of people. The number of dogs rescued and adopted is amazing, especially for a local organization with no state or national funding.
I recommend TLC to anyone who is thinking of volunteering or adopting a dog.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When we finally decided it was time to get a dog, we knew that a rescue would be the only way to go. We did our due diligence and found To Love a Canine Rescue, Pa. Their story and philosophy impressed us. Then we met some of their volunteers and were blown away! The dedication, knowledge, and caring these people have goes above and beyond any group we’ve interacted with.
We were so impressed with what they do and how they do it that my husband and I both decided to join as volunteers. Adopting from them and then joining the group are among the best decisions we’ve ever made.

BarkBusters1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with TLC since the very beginning, as a volunteer and a Board of Directors member. I volunteer as a certified canine behavioral therapist supporting both fosters and adopters, and volunteer at events. I recently began fostering too. TLC takes the time to work with people to match the right dog to their family and their needs. We give as much support to fosters and adopters to help the dogs thrive. TLC is a wonderful rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with TLC since it began earlier this year as their trainer. It is run by a group of people that have the best interest of all of the dogs that they help with the goal of keeping adoptive dogs in their new homes. They have a great support system for adopting families. They take in puppies, older dogs, small dogs and large dogs. If you are thinking of adopting a new family member, then look no further than TLC Rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered 9 Dogs for TLC in the last 6 months. They make everything so easy for the volunteers by providing everything the dog would need. They are very supportive and extremely responsive. They love these dogs and follow their lives after being adopted. Wonderful community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first started out by adopting through TLC. Since then we have fostered and adopted 2 more dogs through them. We just love TLC!!!

Linda D.9

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our 3 little cuties were all adopted from TLC Rescue - Left to right, Joey is diabetic and almost entirely blind, Carley and Reese (our foster fail). We love them all so much! ❤️❤️❤️
TLC provides support after each adoption which is always welcomed. In addition to being an adopter, foster, volunteer and event planner for TLC, I am also on the Board of Directors and am proud that TLC always conducts business honestly and with integrity!
Until they all have a home......

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After adopting our little Chug, Carley, from TLC years ago, little did I know that my relationship with TLC Rescue had only just began. We have since adopted our second dog, Reese, from TLC. I am now an active foster, volunteer and on the TLC Rescue Board of Directors. TLC always conducts themselves with integrity and is committed to ensuring that all newly adopted dogs are forever supported in their homes. TLC is committed to saving as many dogs as possible from high kill shelters until they all have a home. I would recommend TLC Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a rescue dog from a genuine, caring and honest rescue that will help position them for success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC is amazing! I currently foster with TLC and will be sure to adopt from them when we are ready to add another dog to our family. Fostering with TLC is so rewarding and they are always available to answer any questions and help in any way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone at TLC is amazing! I’m so happy to be apart of this rescue! Seeing all of the dogs lives that we are saving is truly amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with TLC in June and I couldn’t be happier! This rescue does everything it can to save as many dogs possible! They make sure every pup finds their furever home no matter the situation! I highly recommend them! I talk about them all the time :)!

Marie C.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue truly cares about the dogs and their wellbeing!

Christine A. C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a foster for TLC! Everyone and I mean everyone is sooo helpful, understanding and truly cares here! They couldn’t be more flexible with how crazy my schedule is professionally and they truly work with everyone to make matches with every dog where they can. It’s an amazing organization to be involved with and I’d rate them 10 stars if I could! :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy from TLC Rescue back in 2014. I found the entire process wonderful. They genuinely care about their animals and I ended up with the absolute sweetest girl and the love of my life! Flash forward to 2019, my second adoption. Same as before, great experience, and now I have two wonderful dogs! I felt so strongly about what TLC was doing that I became a volunteer myself, and am proud to be able to call myself a part of their team! Adopt, don’t shop!

Tammy Miller S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To Love a Canine Rescue never gives up! I fostered a beautiful German Shephard named Sydney. After 5 weeks, she was adopted. For an unknown reason, she was turned in to the shelter is Harrisburg 4 months later by the adopters. The shelter called TLC and they went and picked her up. I immediately fostered her again, and wound up foster failing. I have had her for over a year and am so blessed! I also fostered a Plott hound through TLC that was adopted and escaped his adopters. TLC had Hound Hunters trap him after 3 days on the run. The adopters backed out, and again, TLC took Carmel back. I fostered him again, and decided I couldn't fail him. So now I have two wonderful dogs and still volunteer for TLC, a wonderful, loving rescue❤❤

Nicole B.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing! They pair the dogs with the perfect family. All of the pups are well cared for both before they are adopted and they also stay in touch to see if there is anything that is needed after the adoption as well.

Jennifer Kate B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC does great work. I started out as a volunteer and eventually also adopted my dog through us. I continue to volunteer and change the lives of pups that come through our program.

Cheryl Irvine R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC is the best. They have such an amazing team that never stops! Each and every week, they spend their days transporting dogs, finding them foster homes, giving them care, and finding them forever homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Love a Canine Rescue, PA is the BEST rescue, in my opinion. They are a Foster based rescue which takes every necessary step to ensure the puppies/dogs are healthy, have all appropriate shots and are microchipped before they leave the rescue. They also ensure they are all spayed/neutered when age is appropriate. They take the time to vet the adopters and still manage to turn around applications within approximately 72 hours, or less. They also do not require a fence to adopt. I personally volunteer with TLC and have adopted two dogs from them. I highly recommend!!!

Jeanne B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a foster volunteer for over a year and cannot tell you how much I love TLC. They really welcome everyone and let all volunteers know how much their help is appreciated. They are flexible with everyone’s busy schedule

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To Love A Canine is an awesome rescue. They dont rest until "They all have a home".

This rescue is caring, loving nd extremely giving. They go above and beyond to take care of, foster, rescue, and find forever homes for these animals in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue is an all-breed, no-kill dog rescue with people in it for all the right reasons. There are loads of opportunities to get involved in a way that fit into my schedule. The more involved I become, the more I love the team, what they stand for, and great lengths the go through for each and every dog. They truly live up to their motto, "until they all have a home." I can't imagine my life without TLC.

Anne J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted 2 dogs with TLC and my Mother has adopted 1. TLC does great work and really works with you to find your forever friend. I couldn’t imagine life with out my 2 in my life and I owe it all to TLC

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They care about the pets they place and their volunteers time and effort. Proud to be part of what they do.

Jeanine Squillace D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as a volunteer several years ago and ended up fostering, and failing, with 2 pups. Our dogs are just the best and the people that work with the rescue are truly amazing. The main goal is to find all of our amazing pups a home. The team is very thankful for any little bit that you can offer as a volunteer. It is very rewarding to volunteer and adopt from TLC.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To Love a Canine Rescue is the most self less, loving, and life changing non profit I have ever volunteered for! I’ve been able to foster 5 dogs before they went to their forever home and the experience has changed my life. This organization devotes their life to make sure all the animals that we get each weekend find loving family homes.

Manisha B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome Charity!! I have had the best experience dealing with them . The volunteers are very loving , caring people coming together to help animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from TLCrescue in February 2019. I previously adopted from other shelters and rescues but what appealed to me was the foster based rescue where these pets are kept in homes. They are loved and cared for and given a head start on being a beloved family member before finding their forever home making the transition better for them and better for me. My new best friend lived an entire year without a home. I am so grateful they took the interest to save him for me. I am so appreciative that I started volunteering with them to help other dogs until their families are ready to find them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started foster for TLC about 3 years ago. They spare no expense for a dog. Every dog deserves a chance with them. They do a great job trying to find dogs their forever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We lost our dog last November and although we were still brokenhearted we decided to start fostering in January. TlC is a terrific place for beginning foster families like us! They walked (and texted) me through every situation and we were able to help over 10 dogs before finding our "forever" new pup Nala through them! They are the real deal, caring, knowledgeable and so helpful and their top priority truly is the dogs! Highly recommend to all I know!

Bella Belle B.

Client Served

Rating: 4

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 my husband and I extended our family and hearts to the most loving, kind, and cuddly dog, Brit. We renamed her Bella Bella and we wonder what she named us.

Bella is our "doghter" and our furry 4-legged child. We always say that we didn't rescue Bella, she rescued us.

Thank you to Brit's foster mom and To Love a Canine Rescue for bringing our doghter into our lives.

We have the most indescribable bond with Bella Bella. We see the value of an unconditionally beautiful relationship. On the days that are the most challenging for us, Bella's eyes and licks comfort us.

Bella has made me a better person. Jim and I have re-prioritized our lives. We eagerly rush home from work just to see Bella and get in some playtime. Our bond is unconditional.

Again, many thanks To Love a Canine Rescue for bringing us to Bella.

Jim and Lea Bongiovanni

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I began fostering with TLC last year. We failed our first foster, Frankie, although I really think the term should be recoined to 'foster win'. :) We have since continued fostering. I learned about TLC when I saw them at an event with the dogs. The fosters there couldn't say enough good things about TLC and they weren't kidding! I've worked with a few other organizations and I have never experienced such a special group. There is so much pride, camaraderie and dedication from everyone involved, especially the leaders of the organization. They're incredibly easy to work with as a volunteer, and the adoption process was equally smooth. They're helpful not only through fostering and adoption, but also continue to follow up throughout the year after the dog is adopted to see how things are going and answer any questions. They truly care about all the dogs they rescue and work tirelessly to ensure each one finds their forever home. I feel incredibly lucky to have found the organization and look forward to working with them indefinitely!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to rescue a husky mix to keep my other rescue dog company. TLC even brought a dog behaviorist over to make sure they were a good match. Mojo Risen (aka Snow White) was a perfect match. Both dogs are healthy and happy. We did discover some buck shot in Mojo's ear when we adopted her in 2015. Who would shoot a small white puppy! I received her microchipped and spayed and we go for Santa pictures every year. These were the first dogs I rescued and will always go to TLC first when that time comes again. Great non-profit!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My best friend introduced me to Sami (fka Donna) and TLC Rescue almost 4 years ago. Sami was shy and scared of everyone. We fostered Sami before adopting her and quickly fell in love. The staff were wonderful to work with and the adoption process is quick and painless. We continue to support the rescue at events like Miles for Mutts and Raffles for Ruffs. Thank you TLC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We met Benson through one of TLC's meet and greet events and fell instantly in love. They were helpful and supportive through the whole process, even recommending a trainer (she was great), providing a packet of information, and following up to make sure all was good. Benson is a love and TLC is great!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a dog from TLC. The organization was extremely supportive and helpful. I had as much time as I needed to meet my new pet with the foster family present to fill me in on all the details and answer all my questions. I was never rushed to make my decision. TLC provided the spay, shots and health check. They also provided reduced cost for training at a local location with an experienced dog trainer. The dog trainer was also available for on going questions and advice pro bono. TLC responded promptly to my on line application and set up my Initial meet in a timely manner. They were courteous,professional,and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend adopting through this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization! So sorry that I'm unable to have a dog just now, but I do support TLC. My late wife got started on it in 2013. My 2 dogs passed a year apart, then my wife in April of last year, and since I'm still working I can't get a new pup then abandon it for 8-10 hours a day. When I retire that will be another story.

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TLCrescuePamela 03/21/2018

Alan: Feel free to come by any meet & greet to get some puppy cuddles whenever you need them

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I started volunteering about a year ago. She loves spending time with the animals and made a few friends as well. Not only does To Love A Canine help animals, it does wonders for its younger volunteers! She has learned responsibility, accountability, and all about unconditional love!

Adrienne20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with TLC about 2 1/2 years ago. My mom had heard about the rescue from a friend and went online and applied to adopt one of their dogs. I went with her to her adoption appointment and fell in love with what TLC stood for and how they were running their organization. I loved the fact that they were an all foster based rescue. There were no dogs sitting in kennels and being scared or feeling alone hearing nothing but other dogs bark and not knowing what was going on. I believe I have had close to 250 foster dogs through my home since I have started. We adopted two of our fosters in the mean time. I still volunteer with TLC. There are so many different ways to help out and volunteer to save the lives of these poor dogs that are left in deplorable conditions and are unloved and unloved until they come to us. I love being part of this organization

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering and volunteering with TLC for about a year and a half. I love it! This organization is the best I have seen in our area. Unlike other animal rescues, I love that the dog's are all kept at foster homes and not in cages at a facility. The dog's at this rescue automatically get used to a home environment. They start training at these homes (crate training, potty training, commands, etc.) right away. They have licensed trainers and vets on staff willing to help in any way they are needed. The organization does at least 1 public event per week to get the dog's out in the community and meet the people. This has been very successful for adoptions and gaining new volunteers. Everyone is so friendly and helps create a well oiled machine of help and support. We have fostered about 60 dogs or so just me and my husband alone. We have ended up "foster failing" 2 dogs. We fostered them and just could not let them go. We just had to adopt them! Everyone is very knowledgeable and can answer many questions that potential adopters or volunteers my have. The management team is amazing. Some of the best people I have ever met! At first I didn't believe I would be able to foster. I thought it would be too hard to let the dog's go and it had deterred me from ever trying. I originally went to TLC with my mom who had made an adoption appointment at the adoption center to meet with a puppy. While she was meeting with the puppy I had noticed signs asking for more foster parents. I decided to ask some questions and had a pretty thorough conversation with the adoption coordinator. They explained exactly where the dogs came from and the conditions in the south. They made me feel like it would be a lot easier to help these dogs and Foster these dogs. I will admit that I cried when the first dog I ever Fostered was adopted. But I looked at her new mother's face light up just at the sight of her and it gave me Comfort. It was much easier after that. Now I don't know what I would do if I did not Foster dogs. It feels very rewarding and selfishly I get to play with all types of puppies and dogs on a regular basis. I can't find anything wrong with that. The adoption center provides all its Foster's with absolutely everything they could possibly need. From crates to food, from bowls to toys, from blankets to treats. They really do make it so easy for you.

Carrie L M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Akula (formerly Stella) in late 2014. TlC really works with families to ensure the right fit; we looked at several puppies before finding Akula, and never felt any pressure to take a dog we weren't certain about, something we'd experienced with other rescues. We were very happy with the adoption process, and recommend TLC to anyone in the area looking for a dog.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love TLC!
We fostered a senior chihuahua February 2017. We fell in love with him and foster failed. He is such a great companion. But, a few months later, we decided our little companion needed his own companion. TLC is the only rescue we would turn to for another dog. We worked with them to find an appropriate addition to our family. Another senior chihuahua was perfect.
Since our adoptions, we have needed to reach out for various help we needed with our boys. They were right there for us and our pets.
We highly recommend TLC. They are the only rescue we would ever consider.
Peace,
Pattie and Barbara

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved my experience with TLC - by far one of the best rescue organizations I've found! They were very responsive to my questions and interests when I was looking to adopt & helped me find my canine match! I adopted Lulu last summer and she's been the best addition! TLC has been incredibly helpful, kind & supportive - before, during & after the adoption process in its entirety. It is easy to tell they are a dedicated, passionate & hard-working group of people. I highly recommend TLC to anyone looking to adopt, foster, or volunteer - they have a bunch of fun events!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Jack, a 2 1/2 year old chocolate lab, at the end of the summer; IWhen I saw Jack's picture on the TLC website, I never thought I would be lucky enough to become his master. But TLC quickly checked my references; talked with me in depth and within 24 hours he was home with me! I knew someone who adopted a dog through TLC and everything she said about their professionalism, concern for the dogs and prospective owners was spot on. Jack's foster mother was very helpful, giving me a lot of accurate background on Jack's behavior and insight into his needs. I also found a trainer for Jack through TLC, who has helped me help Jack overcome his lack of attention and training during the first two years of his life. Jack is a wonderful companion, with a great disposition and he has made my life complete again.

Kate B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from TLC in 2016 and began fostering in 2017. I’ve been on both sides of the rescue - as an adoptee and a volunteer - and I am so impressed with this organization! I love that all of the dogs stay in foster homes. Most of them come from very poor shelter conditions and our fosters give them a taste of what it means to be warm, cozy and loved until they find their forever home. The folks who run this organization ALWAYS do what is best for the dogs they rescue. I’m so glad I found TLC!

Ronnie Kophazy C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted April 4 1/2 years ago from TLC. She is a 90 lb. bloodhound, shepherd and lab mix who came up from Kentucky. April is a sweet, loyal and lovable girl who we can't imagine not having in our lives! She is a loyal companion to Solomon, our other rescue! April is our gentle giant who offers unconditional love to anyone that will give her attention. Thank you TLC for bringing our girl into our lives!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Lucy from To Love a Canine Rescue in late April 2015. We had the opportunity to meet her at a meet and greet at our local pet store, and immediately fell in love with her! TLC is an outstanding organization that truly cares about the lives of the animals they save. I can’t say enough about how blessed we feel to have Lucy in our lives, and how grateful we are to all those individuals involved with TLC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

we adopted Ziva 15 months after losing our 13 year old chocolate lab, Bella. Our home seemed empty, we were a little hesitant to start over again. a friend knew the foster Mom of a pup and she said the dog was really sweet. So we applied, and were approved, and we adopted our Ziva on May 5th, 2016. she's around 3 yrs old now, and she'd just had a litter of 10 pups, 8 survived, and she nursed all of them until they weaned.TLC has kept in touch I see pictures of Ziva's babies, they posted all of their pictures on the day that they were a year old, and their adoptive parents post current pictures of them! I recommend TLC to anyone! Ziva was spayed , weaned, immunized, and treated wonderfully before we adopted her, has been a sweetheart ever since!! Thank you everyone at TLC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Cassie (formerly known as Sassy) in the fall of 2013. I had lost my JRT at the age of 5 earlier in the year and didn't know when I would be ready for another. I saw Cassie & fell in love❣ She has brought nothing but joy to my life and I am so grateful to TLC Rescue for saving her! The group does such a service to the animals they rescue and to the people who adopt them! Thank you so much for my beautiful girl!!!

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TLCrescuePamela 03/21/2018

We love getting to see you guys at events too - this year's Miles For Mutts in 9/23 so save the date on your calendar!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from TLC Rescue a little over two years ago. It was the best experience!! They make sure that you are a good match for the dog that you choose. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about their organization - I would adopt from them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone looking for a furever friend! I am eternally grateful for them bringing my little angel into my life!!!

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mmcnabb

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my beautiful Casey from TLC over three years ago. She is the love of my life. TLC made the process easy but I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the adoption procedure. Everyone that I encountered was friendly and professional. They put the emphasis on doing what's best for the dog. I think they're fantastic and would highly recommend them to anyone who was looking for a new best friend.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my beautiful Casey from TLC in August of 2013. She is the love of my life and brings me joy every day. The experience with TLC was a great one. They are very professional and know their business inside and out. Everyone I worked with was friendly and helpful and it is immediately clear that their first priority is placing their dogs in a safe, forever home. I cannot say enough about this experience and this organization.

Kathy296

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lost my Cairn, Buddy after 14 years and had such a broken heart and was lost. TLC made it possible for me to help in a way that fit my schedule and physical limitations.
They really care about placing their doggies with the proper families & environment. They do not rush to place their animals. TLC supplies with all your needs and you can always reach someone if you need direction with the animal you have in your care. I helped Jen with Theo, only a few times, sort of a Grandmom helper - but it was enough for what everyone needed. Theo has since been adopted to his furever home, and of course, we have updates - he is so happy and it was a perfect fit. I met a lot of very nice people, in all areas of the organization. Overall - a very responsible, caring and loving group of people.
TLC genuinely cares about their organization, animals, employees and helpers. They filled a big "void" in my life.

Client Served

Rating: 2

I adopted Lilia in August of 2015. She came from somewhere down south. I had lost my beloved Pom in May 2014 and I couldn't bear to even look at poms . One day I saw a picture of Lilia on line and something in her face drew me to her. I adopted her upon meeting her in Pa. I loved the fact that she was in a foster home prior to adoption. It makes the transition so much easier. Unfortunately, Lilia came with several medical issues, some of which went un-noticed by previous vets down south and in Pa. She had a dislocated hip for an extended period of time and had to be operated on immediately after I adopted her. She was also diagnosed with a level 5 heart murmur and requires 5 medications daily for the rest of her life. All of this does not matter at all to me. I only adopt senior dogs, and they almost always come with issues. What does bother me is that the rescue never offered to help pay for her surgery which cost $1200. I sent them an email and never heard back from them.. I have been in the rescue world for 9 years and our rescue always paid for medical issues when a new adoptee was diagnosed with something that our vet may have missed.
I love my Lilia with all my heart. She is funny, stubborn, opinionated and loving. I would never have not adopted her due to medical issues. I just wish I would have had the entire picture of her health before hand. I'm still very happy that she is part of my family. She is only 9 so I hope we have many years left together.

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TLCrescuePamela 03/20/2017

Leslie: We do work with families if health issues are identified after adoption (and/or are known/suspected at adoption). Lillia was a senior with significant issues that we did treat and would have been reviewed with potential adopters (as well as noted on her vet records). We do follow up with our adopters as a matter of routine. I conduct the later follow ups at 6 & 12 months and don't see that you've replied to any of those but I have raised your concerns to our Executive Directors for review to check and see if there were communications from you regarding issues outside of those we would have discussed with you at adoption

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Rating: 5

Our family adopted sweet little Lexi Rose March 1, 2016, We brought our other dog, Joplin a Black Lab to meet her. They got along from the start and are the best of friends and love playing in our yard and going on walks.

Scott-Erin E.

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Rating: 5

I started fostering for tlc about 3 months ago. The rescue works together. The communication is amazing. Everyone supports each other and helps as much as they can. They truly care about the dog they are matching with its forever family and make sure it's the right fit.

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Rating: 5

One of their first adoptees was Ruby, aka/Mamma Gisele and we were lucky to have her join our family.
TLC is a great Rescue to work with. They care very much. TLC should be very proud for what they do!!

1 Frances W.

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Rating: 5

We adopted Siren from TLC rescue in December 2016. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in the south. We are so pleased with how TLC Rescue PA operates. All the dogs are fostered before being adopted, all the potential adopters are screened. We had a chance to meet Siren twice and think about whether we'd all be happy together before we considered adopting her. Siren is a splendid addition to our family! She is lively and energetic and she's up for anything that involves her people, or other dogs! TLC Rescue PA gave us lots of great advice and connections to other dog lovers and dog friendly organizations which have been great. I also appreciate that instead of sending endless letters asking for donations, they invite us to do fun fundraisers either with or without our dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking to adopt a friend for our newly rescued puppy Tucker. I was searching the Internet and found a litter at TLC. We made an appointment to meet a female puppy and unfortunately she wasn't a match for our guy. We asked if anyone else was available to see and they quickly brought in "Cotton". It was love at first sight for all of us including Tucker. They followed up with phone calls and emails to check on his progress. We feel so lucky to have him as part of our family .

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted our Bella from TLC 4 years ago when she was just a puppy. She has brought us such joy and happiness and is absolutely the love of our lives. She's stolen our hearts forever. Her big brother Bentley adores her just as well and even though she's the smaller of the two she's very protective of him. They are inseparable now. Here's a picture of her taken a few months ago.

Writer

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Rating: 5

We adopted Kahlua (formerly Sal) in February 2014. TLC checked our references, our vet, and conducted a thorough interview to make sure that we were prepared for what it meant to have a puppy. The day we brought him home was the best day of my life and I could tell that the foster volunteer was just as happy for us. He was already microchipped and we received a free month of pet insurance. When we decided to keep the pet insurance, we were given a discounted rate because we had adopted him through TLC. Whenever we send our updates to TLC, they are warm and engaging and happy to hear that he is in a good home where he is loved (and maybe just a little spoiled). He is a very happy and healthy dog and we couldn't have had a better experience adopting him.

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Rating: 5

We adopted our best friend a little over 2 years ago. He was about 11 weeks old and my first dog (although my husband had been raised with dogs). They offered a lot of great advice on how to raise a puppy. During the application process, I spent a lot of time on the phone with one of their volunteers while she made sure I understood the reality of having a puppy. They kept in touch with us and put us in contact with a dog trainer who could help address any behavioral issues. I love that they do weekly updates on all the dogs who have been adopted and we can see how our dog's siblings have grown too! The hardest part was waiting from the time I knew we were getting him until he actually arrived in PA!

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Rating: 4

we adopted Hank two years this May, we had lost our dog about a year and a half prior to that, Hank has filed a spot in our hearts, He came from S.C. and no one knows what happened to him for the first two years of his life however now he has a wonderful life with us, he has some issues but he is overcoming them.
Thank you TLC for sharing Hank with us, he has his forever home