We adopted our (newest) rescue, 'Tucker,' after having seen and read about him online.
The volunteer was very candid about everything connected with this fellow, hence, we knew
going in-adopting, that this would be edgier than the 24 we have adopted over the years.
Everything has worked out, and the 'Breeders..' volunteer, here in Arizona, has been more
than helpful. We will look to help this organization, financially, and with another rescue.
Review from Guidestar
Connie and her organization are so amazing I don't even know where to begin. She is a true hero to so many poor helpless and hopeless dogs, including my sweet Yorkie girl, Delilah. I don't know how she can do what she does, and see what she sees without being completely overcome with heartache and emotional trauma. Please, please keep it going, Connie. Thank goodness for you and your lovely team of helpers and volunteers. I'm going to nominate you for CNN Hero of the Year!
I've known Conni for a few years now and have adopted 2 dogs from her. Yes, she is very cautious about who gets her dogs, and I admire her for that. If you don't care who gets your dogs you list them on craigslist. The dogs BRAS gets have for the most part come from a living hell, and trust me when I say most will have issues, if they are older. With a lot of patience and understanding and love, they will probably improve some, but they will never be a "normal" dog, and Conni doesn't want them abandoned because of that. As for the puppies, they're lucky, they got out before the abuse started. And Conni wants them to have the best life possible, and that doesn't happen if they're left alone all day, I don't care how much of a professional you are! I admire Conni and Chris a great deal, I'm not sure I could do what they do over and over at the auctions and dealing with millers. They have every right to pick and choose who adopts their little ones.
We have raised many Yorkies and recently lost one of our most beloved little guys. We contacted BRAS and they were very helpful with all aspects of adopting a new member to our family. We adopted Tyler, a Yorkie that BRAS had rescued from the AZ Humane Society becaused someone had turned him in and classified him as a biter. BRAS felt all he needed was to be in the right home and a little TLC. They couldn't have been more correct and Tyler has turned out to be "golden" as the Vet puts it. BRAS organization goes out of their way to make sure they find homes that the animals deserve. Our experience has been the utmost enjoyable and we intend to work with BRAS more in the future as well as donate to their most noble cause. Many thanks to everyone in the BRAS organization as it is always a great pleasure to work with you. PS: Tyler has been with us over a year now and has us pretty much trained. J and D, AZ
Breeder Release Adoption Service were so helpful to us. We had lost a much beloved dog this year, and were heartbroken. I wanted a small dog and our local rescue shelter does an awesome job, but does not get too many small dogs--they go very fast. I found BRAS on line, and they could not have been more helpful. They are across the state from us, and made arrangements to bring our precious little pup to us. These people deserve awards for how far above and beyond they go to make sure the pets are placed, based on the pet's need. I respect that very much. We are retired, and home most of the time as well as having a fenced in back yard. I knew they were great when they asked for pictures of where the dog would be. They are sincere in their desire to look out for the pet first and make sure the animal will receive the attention needed. I HIGHLY recommend this shelter! Thank you Sue, for placing our precious CoCo with us.
Breeder Release goes where few dog lovers could bear to go -- to the auctions where dogs are sold and go from a cage in one puppy mill to a cage in another puppy mill. They buy as many dogs as they can to rescue them from more years of forced breeding, and have become trusted enough to even have breeders give them dogs they can't sell instead of killing them. We adopted our miniature poodle "Smudge" from this adoption service -- a trembling, hand-shy 4 month old puppy who was not taken because the buyers thought he would be "too big" as a sire to the tea cup kind of dogs popular now. Now he weighs in at 12 pounds fully grown, and is the smartest dog we've ever had. He completed his AKC "Canine Good Citizen" certification at just a year old, and will go on to Rally and Agility this year. PLEASE check out the dogs that have been rescued by this group. You'll have a wonderful dog, with all shots, neutered, fostered by loving volunteers, and ready to give you love for life!
Thank you Sarah. It is a Joy to see Smudge so happy.
As parents of one puppymill rescue already, my husband and I expected to be scrutinized before receiving our second dog, another puppymill rescue being placed by Breeder Release Adoption Service. We understand the lifetime committment of animal adoption and we appreciate the seriousness of the decision we all are making. The best interest of the animal is the most important aspect of the process. Such careful consideration was given and there were no surprises when we finally met the pet we'd selected. No, it wasn't easy and no, it wasn't about us. It was about the dog -- and well it should be. Thank God for these people and the volunteer work they supply so generously.
I adopted a little Yorkie from Breeder Release Adoption Service and I was amazed at how careful they are regarding the placement of their rescues!!!! I also had super support regarding any question or concerns I might have in the proper care of my new girl!!! Conni Bouchard and Chris Jones do amazing work!! The loving care given to each and everyone their rescues is above and beyond any I have ever seen!! My girl had kennel cough when she was rescued and they made her an oxygen tent so she could breath and saved her life!!! Everytime I look at her I think of both of them!! She has been our girl for 2 years and is so very smart that we can't believe she can communicate with us and make herself understood!!! This rescue goes beyond rescue, They love each and everyone of their rescues. Conni and Chris keep almost all of the "special needs" babies so they get the love and care they truely need!! They have doubled the their adoptions and placement of their precious rescues and continue to grow. They are so dedicated and their fosters are all A++++ people who also go beyond rescuing!! They love their fosters as their own!!! THANK YOU Conni And Chris for all that you do!!! My Kimmy sends her love, Huggs and Kisses, and her own THANK YOU for rescuring her!!! She will never forget what you did for her and neither will I!!!! Love to you both!!