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Multiple Breed Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

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

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

2

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.

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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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