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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to educate the public on pet overpopulation and humane treatment of animals in Ohio, to take dogs that are in Ohio Kill Shelters who are in danger of being euthanized to make room for more strays / unwanted pets, to take animals from inhumane, hoarding or puppy mills.

Results: As of May 1, 2019 we have taken in over 2,255 dogs; 100 cats; 20 farm animals As of January 1, 2018 we are only taking in dogs.

Target demographics: animals in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 198 dogs

Geographic areas served: Ohio

Programs: spay/neuter programs over population awareness

Community Stories

127 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We applied to several different fosters, to try and fill a huge hole left by our late dog. MBR ran our app and Amy called to explain the intricacy of the dog (lillie), that she was terrified of men. That gesture immediately speaks volumes towards the character of the rescue personnel, and to myself as someone who is more interested in having a dog that's happy with us, then "just get any dog". A day later the dog's (lillie) foster called me and explained a bit more in depth from her own eyes. This reassured is into making a trip to meet lillie. We had a meet and greet at the MBR farm inside their playroom, then the foster met me and our OG dog for a walk, then we finally were convinced that we were the right fit for lillie.I wish my first rescue experience was like ours with Amy and MBR. I wish all rescue experiences were like what you'll receive at MBR, you'd end up with happier outcomes. We now volunteer at MBR cleaning and playing with the rescue and boarding dogs. The community that Amy has created is amazing, and the thoroughness of care every volunteer has is inspiring.

2 Judy183

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our beloved jack Russell Sparks died in April 2016. We were so sad and heartbroken and 5 mos. later my arms ached for another sweet baby. I started looking at rescues when I came across Multiple Breed Rescue . I was unsure at first, but as I researched the group, Amy (Founder) and read more and more about each, I realized that this was where I would find my next fur baby. What this group does for animals is phenomenal. They are making a difference in not only the animals lives but in the lives of the people who choose to adopt them. I believe that my Lily rescued me. Even though I am sure she would beg to differ. So I'll concede, and just simply say that we rescued one another and that every day we continue to do so.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were blessed to find MBR and adopt Bruce into our family 4 weeks ago. The support, professionalism and thoroughness of MBR is truly amazing. They offer weekly free training sessions, continued support and education through their website. One of the best experiences with adopting a pooch ever!

4 Jennifer625

Client Served

Rating: 5

Meet Mocha!! She is the most amazing dog and perfect fit for our family. We were interested in Mocha and matched by Multiple Breed Rescue. We can't imagine life with out her.
Thank you!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I rescued Milo in 2015 from MBR. After filling out the application we met with the gracious foster home and took him home the next day. We continue to utilize MBR through their dog boarding at the farm. Everyone is wonderful and supportive. I know Milo is is good hands when we are traveling.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Multiple Breed Rescue is one of the finest organizations I have ever seen. They take in the dogs who would otherwise be euthanized and give them a second chance and find them a furever home. I adopted Joe the Boxer a year ago and he was the perfect fit. This group of people are so very compassionate with their mission and love of the animals they save. I can't thank them enough for all that they do!

4 Renee78

Client Served

Rating: 5

we adopted Tito(aka Andy) on Oct 27, 2014. We had recently lost our beloved JRT and were still heartbroken. We at first said NO MORE DOGS. Well that lasted about a month. I stumbled upon MBR. I discovered a group so dedicated to the placement of the rescue to the family. The paperwork we completed was extensive, my prior vet records were all checked, my personal reference was contacted. The original pup I applied for was determined not right for us. He needed little children- Well guess what we were paired up with the most loving sweetest needy little JRT. He was an instant family member. We were advised of some challenges that we may experience and how to deal with those little quirks. After all he is a RESCUE. I cannot tell you how professional Shannon, Sharon and Amy have handled our adoption. I tell everyone looking for a loving pet contact this organization.

9 Nicole145

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was looking for a dog for me, as he thought it would help my anxiety issues. He came across Multiple Breed Rescue in December 2015 when he was searching for a Yorkie mix. He immediately contacted MBR, who had a Yorkie/Jack Russell Terrier Mix for adoption. Everyone involved was so kind and helpful and we ended up adopting Josie about a week later. Unfortunately, Josie has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge, but since then we have adopted 2 other rescues from MBR and they are both wonderful dogs. Multiple Breed Rescue has made such an impact on us that we volunteer our time as a family to help out with the dogs as needed and are hoping to foster one day soon as well. They really are with you for the life of your dog and they treat you like family. The owner, Amy, is always ready to help and has offered us great advice about our dogs. I highly recommend looking into their adoptable dogs if you are looking for a furry companion. This is a great rescue that truly loves these dogs.

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from Multiple Breed Rescue a couple of months ago and she has been the perfect addition to our family. This is such a caring and supportive group who really cares about the welfare of each and every animal they take in.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dear Dunkin last September. We went to an adoption event and could see how well cared for all of the dogs were and how conscientious and upfront Multiple Breed rescue was with all potential adopters. Dunkin has been such a blessing to us and makes all our days so much better. He is the sweetest and happiest dog and greets every day with a wagging tail and just to so happy to see everyone always.
We are so thankful he was rescued and saved. I can't imagine our lives without him. Thank you to all who do so much for those in need.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a long time volunteer and the passion and love that MBR has never falters.
It is great to see a rescue who sincerely cares about the placement of the animal in their care and not just the number of animals they have saved.
Anytime someone is looking for a dog or a cat I immediately tell them about this amazing organization.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have transported for them, absolutely wonderful people and the best care for the animals they take in.

3 Wendy141

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a great dog from MBR. They really put the dogs needs first and are honest with the information they give. The adoption cost is well worth it as the dogs come fixed, microchipped, and healthy. We will be looking to MBR for our next dog and referring friends here as well.

3 Karen391

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MBR is by far the most caring non profit rescue I have had the pleasure of knowing. They will pull an animal in need without hesitation and then find one of their very loving volunteers to nurse them back to health and find them the very best furever home.

3 Audra5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a happy, healthy dog from this organization! Going on 7 years with him!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Zeus (Terrier Mix) a few months ago! He's amazing & I am so thankful for the kindness of MBR! Great rescue! :)

2 Joel19

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 rescued JRT's they are our babies. MBR Is great

4 Lisa523

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were lucky enough to find MBR when searching to adopt a rescue dog. Not only did we find the PERFECT dog for our family but we discovered this outstanding organization of dedicated volunteers who truly make this world a better place one dog (or cat, or pig or donkey!) at a time. Thank you MBR!

4 Sandy113

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family adopted our first fur baby from MBR in September. Amy helped us find a pup that was the perfect match for our family. We have been very impressed with the organization and the volunteers are just amazing with hearts of gold!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a JRT mix from MBR last year. They were so helpful and caring. When we are ready for another animal, I will definitely utilize them. I also have utilized them for expert information.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best rescue I've ever worked with. Amy and the whole crew work together great and always have the animals best interest in mind.

4 Christie17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful group of people! They care about all the animals they rescue and place. I am so glad they chose us for Quinn!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I drive transport when I can. I wish I could do more for some of the greatest group of people with the biggest hearts! Thank you for letting me be a part of such a distinguished group of caring people. Amy Hunt truly is a angel for the animals ...big and small. God bless you all for all you do!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are the absolute best rescue around! I don't of any that have such caring people that work endlessly rescuing animals!

6 Suzann T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amy Hunt and the people of MBR are the tops in my book. My children and I went to one of their events just to "look" at a dog and ended up adopting another one from their rescue. We were there for quite a while asking question upon question. They were very patient and answered all of our questions. To all of them, these animals are family not just a pet. Their adoption application process is very in depth, they will call your vet, your referrals, they leave no stone unturned when placing these precious animals.

Another thing that really impresses me is that they don't abandon you or the dog after adoption. This rescue requires that you add their name on the micro-chip. They check up on you regularly and should something happen that you can no longer keep your pet, they will take him/her back. I was so impressed that I applied to be a volunteer with this organization.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the BEST group of men, woman and kids that donate their time endlessly and effortlessly to help the less fortunate. I am so proud to be apart of this organization and a SUPER PROUD to be a foster failure!! We reach for the stars until one day our services will no longer be needed!! That's the dream and goal for all of us in rescue. GOD BLESS MY RESCUE FAMILY!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about the work these people do for animals in Ohio! They go above and beyond for animals that no one wants or cares about and transform them into loving family members. Anyone looking for a dog in northeast Ohio should check them out!

4 Jan_69

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with MBR since 2007. Although ,my physical limitations make it difficult to help in the ways that I WISH that I could; I still do what I can. I adopted my JRT ,Greta, from MBR....and even though it was a bit of a "rough start" Amy Hunt was there for Greta and me. If we need anything; MBR is right there for me.
I would LOVE to get another dog; and when I do, It will be from MBR . An AWESOME group of people that give of their time and selves to help animals . Very proud to be a member !!!

6 Cheryl141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have2 rescues that we adopted from them and I loved the experience so much, I started volunteering for them. We are currently a foster home and have 2 fosters in our care. What impressed me most is their stance on no one left behind. If there is a litter of puppies, we take the whole litter, including the mom dog if there is one! Amybhas pulled many dogs with medical needs without worrying about the cost of their care. I would highly recommend them,whether it is a new family member you are looking for, or just need advice!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was newly divorced and looking for something to fill my time. I was introduced to Amy and decided that helping the dogs could help me too. I've been a volunteer for over 3 years now. It has been the most rewarding, frustrating, heartbreaking and wonderful experiences I can say I have had. This group of volunteers, lead by Amy, are some of the most compassionate people I have ever met. I have seen MBR take dogs in serious condition and nurture them back to happy healthy babies!!! MBR is not afraid to take dogs that most people would pass up. MBR will take a litter of puppies AND the mom. MBR will take a senior dog, a bald and sick dog, a dog with broken bones and broken spirit and love them all back to what they should be. I truly love this organization and the people that represent it.

5 Jenn23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After researching the rescues local to me, I chose MBR. I chose to be a volunteer for MBR because of the experience the founder had plus everyone has high praises for the group. Foster homes are provided with every necessity they could need for the dog in their care. Adopter's are told everything about a dog, even any bad habits. MBR completely vets each dog including spay/neuter and microchipping. Adoption fee is never over $250. The members of the group are like a huge family. We are there for anyone needing advice no matter how big or small the situation. You will not regret fostering or adopting from this group.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

After losing our Border Collie we said no more dogs, it's just so hard when they go. I agreed, until I didn't, then I was on a mission to find a new family member we could train to be a Therapy Dog. I checked the Multiple Breed Rescue site daily and then Jack appeared. A one eyed hound was rescued by Multiple Breed, and he quickly rescued us. Jack has been with us almost a year now, and he's a registered Therapy Dog visiting Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Schools, Pediatric wards, and Hospitals. He is always excited to go to work and in dog years, he probably puts in a 40 hours week. So grateful for everyone involved with Multiple Breed Rescue, wonderful people with a much needed mission.
Terry and Vickie and of course "One Eyed" Jack

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amy Hunt and her staff of volunteers far exceed any rescue I've ever seen. The are the most compassionate group of people, well they are simply amazing. I follow their facebook page regularly and they are so focused on the welfare of almost any four footed animal. They seem very selective on who gets to adopt their rescues. I admire EVERY single volunteer, foster homes and the staff of Multiple Breed Rescue for their constant dedication to the well-being of animals. They aren't afraid to take on the challenge of injured, sick or ferral animals to give the the best chance of having a forever home and living a long and happy life. Thank God there are people like this.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MBR is all about the dogs! There are no prejudices when it comes to pulling dogs out of pounds. If the dog has a broken leg and needs surgery, MBR takes the dog. If the dog is heart worm positive, MBR takes the dog from the pound and provides treatment. If it's a soon to be mommy dog ready to pop out nine puppies, they save the dog from euthanization. God bless Amy Hunt and all of her hard work day in and day out to make MBR what it is today!!

4 Christine146

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MBR is by far one of the most caring, dedicated, loving and devoted rescues that I know of. Their team of volunteers will go above and beyond at anytime day or night to rescue an animal and care for it..they never judge people, they try to help people in anyway they can. I recommend this rescue to everyone that is thinking of getting a pet. AWESOME AWESOME TEAM!!!!!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MBR is one of the most caring and dedicated team of volunteers I have ever met. They will go to any length, any time, anywhere possible to save just about any animal. The never judge, just unconditional love and devotion for any situation. Most times this organization will put the animals before personal needs. Many happy endings begin with MBR.

3 Polly4

Client Served

Rating: 4

MBR has the most loving, caring & knowledgable people. We adopted our little Tuffy with the help of Amy Hunt thru MBR.
We never thought it would even be possible since our Golden Retriever doesn't get along with other dogs.
Amy made it happen though.
Tuffy has given our family so much joy. I'm not what we did withought him.
Thanks MBR for all your diligent work for rescuing animals & finding them good homes.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

MBR changed our lives. We've adopted 2 dogs from Amy and her incredible group over the years and the love that these dogs have shown us is something you can't beat. Once you find the new love of your life MBR won't just sever ties with you either. In addition to the great work they do in taking in animals that have no place to go, MBR is a great resource if you have any questions about your pet or need some other type of support. Another thing we always look forward to is the Annual Puppy Party. A huge gathering of the families and pets who have been rescued by MBR. Fantastic organization. Fantastic people.

3 Tlwschrader

Client Served

Rating: 4

This is a great organization with dedicated individuals that save so many furry live and educate people. I have two fur babies from Amy & her team and I applaud their their hard work and devotion to the animals. My profile picture is of Pickles & Sherman my fur babies saved by these wonderful people!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from MBR 8 months ago. They are professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I had open communication prior to the adoption, during and after. They are honest and open about what they know about the animals and truly care about getting them into safe, happy homes.

2 Lee Ann B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a member of the MBR family a little over a year ago. Amy and all the other members are full of helpful advice and truly put the animals first. Knowledgeable and always available if needed. I can't say enough about this rescue and the compassionate people that have made MBR what it is today. They have helped me through some very difficult fosters and even helped my family through some hard times. MBR is truly the best!!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Found MBR while looking to adopt a pet on PetFinder. The organization is professional and the people who work with the animals are warm, kind and very knowledgeable. Thanks to MBR we found the most wonderful dog to add to our family!

2 carmdog

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard about MBR in 2010 when we searched Petfinder.com to find our perfect pet. By chance, and by luck...it directed us to MBR. Once we arrived at the site I was AMAZED on how clean, how well cared for, and how much LOVE these rescues were given . Never, in a million years, would I ever visualize myself volunteering at a dog rescue. But once I saw the rescue, saw the "cared for" rescues...I KNEW that I wanted to be part of this awesome organization! I come weekly to clean, care for, and just give these rescues some old fashion love. I benefit MORE from my weekly visits then the dogs do. It is so rewarding (and emotional) for me, to watch these sometimes scared, sometimes neglected dogs transform as they are cared for at MBR and later welcomed into loving families. The work that MBR does is absolutely amazing, and I am so proud to be a very small part of it.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Multiple Breed Rescue is an enormous group of animal advocates. They are focused on saving animals by evaluating, vetting and placing the dogs in an appropriate and prepared home for their needs. Their volunteer network (myself included) is one of the largest I have seen and they rarely have needs the group can't meet. This includes transport, fosters and endless representatives at their public adoption events. They are consistently networking and taking dogs into public places so potential new owners have no surprises. I have not been working with MBR for much longer than a year, but I have already seen it grow and am so happy with the good work that we all do!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MBR goes above and beyond its duties as a rescue. From the wonderful, genuinely caring nature of the owner and her volunteers to their dedication of every pup's placement in pre-screened, loving homes.
MBR takes the time to ensure that every dog gets a chance. Extra time is taken for those dogs who need special training and a little more TLC. Any and her vunteers will make countless long trips to save as many pups as they can.
Keep up your beautiful work MBR!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have watched MBR grow from a one woman show to a group of committed and dedicated volunteers. We have gotten the four legged members of our family here. The founder offers solid advice and is well connected in the community of rescue. If a question cannot be answered, the referrals to other resources have been very helpful. Recommend them highly and will continue to do what we can to promote and support this organization.

2 Jenny58

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I showed up to help out at an adoption event with no real idea of what I could do to help. That was in October of 2012. I "handled" my first adoptable dog that day. And approximately three months later, I met the family that adopted that dog at the monthly adoption events MBR does at a retail store EVERY second Saturday of the month. The group of Volunteers just want to help. Everyone is kind and works very diligently for the cause of the dogs. That is why and what for. This rescue is not just about saving a dog here and there. MBR continues to educate and inform and keeps up on new laws for justice for dogs. This rescue works from the heart everyday for every dog from any displaced situation. I am a very proud volunteer of MBR!

2 Lena8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster home, event volunteer, and the Volunteer Coordinator for Multiple Breed Rescue. I have been with them for a couple years and in that couple years I have been wittiness to and a part of the wonderful things Multiple Breed Rescue has accomplished. MBR is a large family constructed of amazing animal lover who only want what is best for the dogs that make their way to us and even the ones who don't. MBR fully vets every dog before adopting them out to their forever homes. MBR will also assist with the spaying and neutering of non MBR dogs to help prevent the pet overpopulation problem. MBR has saved thousands of dogs and because of MBR those dogs got to know love, compassion, and friendship. MBR is an amazing group and I am so thankful that I found them and get to help save the lives of dogs in need from all over Ohio. MBR welcomed me with open arms to their organization and I would recommend them to anyone!

2 Jennifer319

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has been fostering for MBR for over two years. At-risk dogs' lives are saved on a regular basis, given the best care, and adopted into loving, stable homes.

2 Corinne J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been helping with Multiple Breed Rescue since September of 2013. I have been welcomes with open arms into their organization and have made friends who I hope will stay with me for the rest of my life. I truly feel passionate about this rescue in particular because of the way they operate. They will not overwhelm themselves and know their limits. They post regular updates on dogs who are ready for adoption, those who are working up to being adopted as well as those already in their forever home. They also have a policy of taking any previous MBR dog back for any reason and finding them a new forever home. The other volunteers for MBR all share a passion for animal rescue and do everything they can to help. They are all a caring group of folks who love my dog chevy and me just like we are one of their own!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I transitioned into Multiple Breed Rescue from another rescue as a foster home when it was formed in 2006. I love volunteering for this rescue since, while the dogs are the top priority, the leaders also understand that volunteers have lives too. As a foster home with cats and multiple dogs of my own, I have never felt pressure to take in a dog that would not be a good fit for my household. And on the rare occasion when one does not work out, the rescue is always willing to quickly take the dog back and place it in another foster home. I also love the philosophy of the rescue leaders. Many rescues are focused simply on placing dogs in ANY home. Others are so particular about adoptive homes that they never seem to approve any adopters. MBR's leaders place a strong emphasis on finding the RIGHT home for each dog and ensuring that each dog will have the physical and mental health that it needs to live a happy live. While this some times disappoints people who had their heart set on a certain dog, it ensures that each match is one for life. I also love the fact that the rescue tries to help adoptive families keep dogs who might be having issues, even going so far as to arrange free training classes for adopted dogs. But at the same time, it the adoption is not working out, they WILL take the dog back without making the adopters feel like they have let down the dog.

2 Lauren71

Board Member

Rating: 5

Three years ago, I was "Adopted" by Multiple Breed Rescue. Ever since, I have been volunteering at events, with dogs, with Marketing/PR and for the second year now, I am a board member. The founding principles of MBR have inspired me and are what drives me to continue to grow our presence. MBR is not just a rescue for dogs; it's a service to the community. MBR offers assistance to families who have fallen on hard times, helping with food and even raising money for their volunteers. MBR also helps control the pet overpopulation by offering to spay and neuter the puppies and the parents of accidental litters, at no cost to the owners.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for MBR in March 2013. I was called by a friend of mine who was already volunteering for the group and asked me if I would pick up a dog from a pound that was south of me since it would be a shorter trip for them to come to Akron to pick up the dog. I went and picked up the dog and brought him back for her to pick up. After seeing the conditions of the pound, I was hooked and immediately wanted to become a foster home for the rescue dogs. My first puppy came from the very same pound a few weeks later. He was quickly adopted into a wonderful home and since then I have had 6 more dogs in my care.
MBR is based in Cleveland and I live in Akron, so its about an hour drive for me to be a part of events and go to the rescue's vet and things of that nature. My family asks all the time why I don't volunteer with a group closer to where I am. I truly believe that this group does some of the best work I could be involved with in the rescue community. The people on the board and my fellow foster homes/volunteers are the BEST people I have ever met. Every single person who volunteers with this group has a heart that it is in for the good of the dogs and that is reflected time and time again.
We stretch ourselves as much as possible to help as many dogs as we can in Ohio. In the last month alone we have taken in 3 pregnant dogs, all of which had litters of 6-7 puppies. That was in addition to continuing to pull other dogs who needed our help. I wouldn't dream of volunteering with another group and leaving this one, my experiences have been nothing but good.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I do homecare andy client who was confined to wheelchair companion dog passed away.she was devastated they helped us find the perfect companion dog right for her situation.the dog was awesome and so good.we were so tgankful for there help with finding perfect dog for her

3 Michelle172

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Multiple Breed Rescue was founded in 2006 to help save the lives of dogs in high kill shelters. We also report cruelty cases to local animal control. In 2011, MBR took in 3 dogs rescued from a dog fighting ring. These dogs were all placed in loving homes and are living happy lives with their new families. MBR does not rescue just one breed of dog, we will take mixed breed, large, small, black, white. All the dogs are given proper veterinary care, micro chipped, kept on flea and heartworm medication and placed in foster homes until a forever home can be found.

Multiple Breed Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization. No one is paid to do their job, we do it for the dogs.

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