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2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Doing Right By Rescues

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: We provide tutoring and educational outreach to individuals who have opened their homes and hearts by adopting or fostering rescued dogs. Our tips and techniques assist people and pets to achieve that happy, peaceful co-existence as they journey together in life. We also loan out gently used items (i.e. dog coats, baby gates, crates, specialty equipment, leashes, harnesses, etc.). In addition we provide home visits for those who are unable to visit our six acre facility. We are graduate level trained educational professionals able to deliver humane education courses or workshops in school settings or on site.

Results: Since our inception four years ago we have provided hundreds of rescued dogs (and their people) with tutoring, tips and techniques. This service has resulted in the positive impact of many clients being able to work through behavioral or educational issues with coaching which would have, in the past, perhaps prompted their dog's return to a shelter or rescue organization. We have developed a tight partnership with many local rescue organizations to educate their volunteers and foster friends in order to provide humane, effective handling techniques for dogs. We have also provided volunteerism types of opportunities for local businesses and students and are grateful to many for their helping hands.

Target demographics: Those who have adopted dogs from shelters or rescue organizations, or those who are fostering dogs for non profit organizations

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over ten dogs per week (as well as their adopters or foster friends)

Geographic areas served: The tri-state area (NY, NJ, PA, DE)

Programs: Tips and techniques to address common behavioral issues adopters may encounter with their rescued (or fostered) dog.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Barney, a 9 month old St. Bernard/mutt in February 2018, the rescue told us about Pam & Doing Right by Rescues. The first week with Barney was rough, he ate and escaped every cage and barricade we tried, even with a 15 minute run to the store. He didn’t know how to be a dog. It was obvious the first months of his life there was neglect. He had a sweetness in his eyes and we knew he could be a good dog. We finally called Pam after we were thinking we made a mustake rescuing this out of control animal. She met with my husband and I first, gave us ways to sooth him, get him to stop biting and attacking (playfully but way too rough) us when he wanted attention. We used all her methods and she was quick to respond to all my questions. When we met with her with Barney, it was like she could read his mind. She taught us proper ways to address unwanted behaviors. She told us what would work, how he would react and she was right. She sent us home with resources that helped. Here we are just 5 months later and he is loving, silly, and almost a really good boy. He’s eager to learn, loves fetch, belly rubs and car rides to get ice cream. We wouldn’t be here without Pam. We almost gave up. We are so happy with him!