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Xoxo Pet Rescue Inc.

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16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted four dogs through XOXO, two pups and two adults, and helped multiple friends and family adopt through the rescue. My girls are amazing and have certainly changed my life and my families'.

XOXO itself is a small organization staffed with extremely motivated caring people. I love that they do not leave the mama dogs behind like many rescues do. If they pull a litter of cute pups out of a kill shelter, they get the mom too. I know, because two of mine were mom's that they rescued along with their pups.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two dogs from XOXO and would highly recommend them to anyone. If I had any questions or issues with my dogs they were always there to help me. They also have support pages that I am also a member of so you can also keep in touch with whoever fostered your dog to help with the transition into your own home. So yes I do recommend them and give them 10 stars if it was an option

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering for XO for about 8 months and have had 11 dogs in that time period. When these dogs are pulled from shelters and taken to their fosters, they are in terrible shape! This is why the rescue is pulling the dogs in the first place. They are saving them from living in such awful conditions. I have fostered dogs that came in with fleas, ticks, mange, worms, you name it. Of course they will have these kinds of conditions, coming from where they do. As a foster, I pull off each and every tick, give baths to kill the fleas, and pick up the puppies' wormy poops (they still poop out worms after being de-wormed, it's part of the process). Most of the time, my foster would get adopted less than a week after I received them. It can take much longer than a week for these dogs to recover fully from the conditions they had. The fosters at XO are so giving and work so hard to give these puppies the loving that they need! And I think XO does an excellent job saving lives

2 Amanda220

Volunteer

Rating: 5

XOXO is a group of guardian angels. They save dogs from death row, pull endless amounts of ticks from unwanted dogs, socialize scared dogs, teach their dogs basic manners and so much more! As a volunteer foster it has been a true blessing to work with this organization. The staff is professional and highly organized, saving dozens of dogs lives WEEKLY! My current foster puppy was living outdoors with a hunter. He had over 150 ticks all over his body including his mouth, eyes, eyes, and hind parts. He was terrified when I brought him home and wouldn't let any human near him. Now, he's a ball of energy and loves human attention. He's healing from his wounds and learning how to come, sit, and no. Xoxo not only blesses the community by saving animals, but they bless the community with the ability to foster and make a difference. Xoxo is an organization full of guardian angels saving animals lives daily.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I absolutely love our dog that we adopted from Xoxo. I thank all the volunteers of this rescue who work so hard to foster and save these animals.

My only complaint is how the adoption events are run. It's a "first come first serve" deal and i can easily see how issues may arise. I thought it was strange that even though I reached out specifically with a dog in mind I wanted to adopt I was pretty much told "get in line" I am lucky in that I was able to get to the adoption event early and see the puppy in the arms of a foster right away. Had that not been the case it would have been really disheartening.

I appreciate all the work xoxo does and I recommend this rescue to those who are looking to adopt

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group of volunteers who work very hard to save countless lives!

2 Mitzi E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love xoxo. They helped us as fosters and then, of course we adopted! Great people-big hearts!

3 Keri P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As someone who has worked hard and long with this company I can promise you there is NO proffit here. They takenin dogs nonone else will help. They do Heartworm treatments, MRIs, ultra sounds, xrays, surgeries of every type. Othopedic, cancer, eye surgery, mange treatments and even long term hospice just to touch on a few expenses they use those adoption fees to cover. We are full of amazing volunteers who pour our blood sweat and tears into saving as many lives as possible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love them!!!!! Rescued so many endangered animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Dog from XOXO Pet Rescue last year. The dog was a sweet shepherd mix who had gotten over a severe case of Demodex Mange. After searching through hundreds if dogs on petfinder. I found the perfect match for our family! I contacted the rescue through the site and within a few hours was directed to their website. I filled out an adoption application and had some trouble with my vet refrences at first. My current dog that I had was 2 months late for a HW test and prevention. So I was DENIED at first. I made an apt for my dog right away and got her updated. I called the owners of the rescue and begged for a second chance. The rescue confirmed with my vet. The next day or two, a volunteer came to my house to do a meet and greet with my family. They pointed out some weak spots in my fence and then helped me fix the holes! I completed the adoption contract and was provided with all her medical paperwork. Even though this rescue spent 1,238.78 (I added all the bills together ) I was only charged $150. And she was spayed!
I plan on adopting from Xoxo Again!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Too bad the people on this page we know and they created to be hateful. I know everyone that loves the Rescue also know the truth :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I love my dog dearly, walked in a Petco and fell in love with him instantly. No way I could leave him behind, but the price for a puppy with only basic shots, not vet care, no working, and not fixed at 300.00 is insane. Someone is clearly profiting and it is not for the benefit of these puppies. They say they check homes, they never do. They do not even require your dog be fixed, ever! How is that helping an overload of strays/unwanted animals? Someone needs to put a stop to them or at least do some real looking into their so called "non-profit".

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Client Served

Rating: 1

We went to a Petco event and fell in love with our dog! When they told us the fee was $300 dollars I really almost walked away but I couldn't leave him there. Nothing came with that fee. The dog was not fixed and as far as we knew because they didn't give us the right paper work on our dog he was not up to date on his shots!! Then we find out he needed to be treated for worms. I voiced my opinion on a Facebook page for their adopters and I was attacked and then deleted and block from the page! Not to mention that the woman owner is very rude and has a bad attitude. Do not rescue from here stay at far away!! Go to the SPCA you get more for your money and its so much cheaper!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I recently went to a Petco to get something to keep my other dogs out of the trash at night as they are late night scavengers. They had an adoption event at the time and while viewing all available animals, i fell in love with a hound mix dog. I adopted him and upon adoption, they did not have any of his paperwork, they had "forgot it at home." I attempted several time to get the paperwork for him as I had a vet appointment and they needed all his up to date info. Finally the day before his appointment, I receive his paperwork by email but is very blurry. I take him to his appointment and find out that he has an upper respiratory infection. Luckily I caught it in time. I was told by the vet, just about every animal that comes from xoxo, has either worms or infections. They put him on some antibiotics and some bendryl. It disappoints me to know that they do not take care of their animals like they claim to. I adopted one other dog from a shelter and everything was up to date on her. I had no issues what so ever. I will not be adopting from xoxo again.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

We went to a Petco adoption event with XOXO and fell in love with an adult dog. We were told she was heartworm negative and great with other animals. We signed the contract and brought our new baby home. We took her to our vet to get checked out and found out she was positive for heart worms. The only paperwork we received on her history was the intake sheet from the pound and a vet receipt for one vaccination. She had been pregnant when she was found and had ten puppies, but no paperwork from a vet about that either. She wasn't spayed, she had heart worms and needed all of her shots except one. We jumped into this, assuming a "rescue" took care of their dogs, but we were wrong. When we contacted the rescue, they reminded us we signed a contract and that it said they don't test for major illness. I hope all the puppies she had were okay, but they probably had heart worms too. By the way, heart worm treatment is expensive, it takes 9 months to make sure they are gone completely and you have to crate your dog to make sure the their heart rate stays low so the dead worms don't clog up the arteries and kill them. We considered taking her back to the rescue group when we found all of this out, but we thought she probably wouldn't have gotten treatment and she would have died in this rescue group's care, so we kept her. It's been the best decision because she's an awesome dog. I just wish we knew ahead of time what we were dealing with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

After my dog got hurt by another dog I wanted to help another dog. I found xoxo on facebook and they made post about needing fosters for some pupoies from a gap shelter. I filled out the foster application and a week later was fostering two puppies. They never did a house check or inquired about my animals. I went to a house in Yorktown to pick them up. Whem we got there the puppies had not arrived yet. About 5 mins after i got there a big truck pulled up and dropped a but load of cute puppies off. I went uo ther, got the puppies, and sighned a sheet of paper. Some lady told us about what to do if they were sick. There were more foster families to pick up the others. They never checked any ids. I left with the puppies. I was looking to get my god son a puppy for his birthday so i figured i could find one of the dogs their for ever home. They wanted 300 for them dogs. Homeless rescue dogs that were not even checked out by a vet before they came into my home with my dogs. I droped the dogs off at a caralot and they sold over 15 dogs for 300 a peice. So to put it stright forward, they got these "homeless" dogs and got fosters to take full care of them. The fosters dropped the dogs off then xoxo collected 300 per dog. What are they doing with that money. After looking into their facebook, they have been doing this for the past 4 years. All puppies. Does this throw up a red flag