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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Formed by the desire to save lives, and as advocates for all canine and feline animals, guided in the spirit of being the caretakers of God?s creatures, stewards to young people through example and leadership, entrusted with educating the public on spaying and neutering, empowered through volunteer dedication, and committed in our mission to make a difference.

Target demographics: rescue at risk dogs and cats from high kill shelters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of dogs and cats through our spaying and neutering program with Western University's VACS program and by rescuing dogs and cats that were going to be euthanized at high kill shelters. Since 2003 we have placed over 1000 dogs and cats in qualified homes.

Geographic areas served: Southern CA—Inland Empire

Programs: spaying and neutering. We have provided spay/neuter opportunities for dogs and cats of pet owners in the community since 2004.

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 barb

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with HOPE for more than 10 years and am constantly amazed by the selfless dedication of our leadership and volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is a wonderful rescue that is truly that...an organization devoted to the rescue and wellness of animals. The team works together in numerous ways to find the right forever homes for homeless animals. In addition, the group is dedicated to education and to helping our community at large. I am blessed to be part of such a great group!

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2 ekhalili

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with H.O.P.E. began approximately 7 years ago. I fostered a cat with the intention of adopting, providing the cat was able to withstand the non-stop activity of my mischievous 4 chihuahuas. I did not choose the cat - I asked H.O.P.E. to suggest one of their rescues, based on my home situation. They presented me with a young male who they felt had the perfect temperament for our family - and they were right! Since that time I adopted a second cat from H.O.P.E. and eventually became a steady volunteer because I was drawn to their continuous and tireless work to save dogs and cats and to make sure these animals go to a loving forever home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered H.O.P.E. a couple of years ago and was quite impressed by the commitment they have to finding homes for cats and dogs. I did some checking into the organization because I do understand that all rescue organizations are not top notch. I was pleased to find that H.O.P.E. went above and beyond my expectations. They "know" their animals - take the time to determine what environment would be best for each animal to be adopted into- i.e. an environment without kids, or an environment where they are the only animal, recognizing that each is an individual entity who comes with their particular needs. When I decided to get a cat, I asked the organization if I could foster a cat because I had dogs and wasn't sure that a cat would be comfortable in my home. They were completely agreeable and after doing a home visit and meeting my dogs, they actually chose a cat for me that they thought would fit in perfectly....and he did, so I ended up adopting him. When I adopted him, all his shots were up to date, he had been neutered and was in perfect physical condition and I learned that this is the level of care they give all their rescues. Several months later I wanted to find another cat and asked Margaret and Janis who they would suggest that would fit into our family - and again, they were spot on and I have two perfect cats for our family. H.O.P.E. volunteers know all their animals - their quirks, their likes and dislikes, and they are tireless in their efforts to find the right home. They focus on finding the right match for each animal. I appreciate that quality because too many shelters will just give an animal to anyone who will pay to adopt one, not ensuring that the animal is going to the best place possible. I discovered that they work closely with the Upland Animal Shelter and take on as many animals as they can handle. H.O.P.E. does many community fund raisers, not only to raise money for their organization, but to educate the general population about animal rescue. I found their work in the community to be invaluable and am thankful that we have such an organization in our area

2 Dawn53

Client Served

Rating: 5

HOPE animal rescue is a fabulously thorough rescue organization. They take great pride in placing animals in their forever home for the final time. It's not about moving inventory. It's about finding the right home where the dog/cat knows it's their forever family and never has to fear being on the street or in a shelter again. They work tirelessly to ensure they do best by the animal. Below are a couple of my furry family members that I adopted thru HOPE.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the joy working with HOPE in many capacities: volunteer, foster mama, board member and adoptee. The more you get involved, the more you want to do. This organization and it's volunteers have the largest hearts! They continue to save animals from euthanasia and they figure out the money aspects later. They provide the best care and treatment right down to dental if required. Above and beyond is there motto. You know, hands down, that if you get a HOPE animal they are loved, well taken care of and ready for their forever home. All my furry family members have come from HOPE and I'm grateful for each one of them!

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1 Lillian K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for HOPE Helping Out Pets Everyday for about seven years! I got my dog Gina back in 2003 when she was 15 months, and she is now 14 years old! I love her and so happy that when my other dog had to be put down she was available for me to adopt and take home! We are a all volunteer group of loving people who take our dogs and cats from the "kill" shelters and get them ready for their "Forever Homes"..We have fund raisers during the year to help with the upkeep of our animals as it is all through donations that we keep going! Next week on Saturday we are going to have our Annual "Walking The Runway" Fashion at the Show at the Doubletree Hotel in Claremont. These are our dogs who are up for adoption or who have been adopted and are back for the show. They are going to have the cutest outfits on to show off, along with our humans to guide them. Can't wait to see them all dressed up! Lillian Kunz

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is a wonderful group of volunteers who love animals. We have a lot of dogs and cats who need a forever home who have been saved from "kill shelters"! Hope makes sure they are matched up with just the right family! You first have to fill out an application and be interviewed then they do a home visit to make sure your home and yard are just right to accomodate our furry friends. We put a lot of love into making sure our dogs and cats are ready to be adopted by just the right family! We have fund raisers to make money so we can save more from the "kill shelters" to go to loving families! My baby Gina is now 12 years old and still going strong!

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3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I adopted two dogs from HOPE. They do an excellent job matching the people and the dog. The volunteers take the time to make sure that it is best match for all involved. The HOPE volunteers are honest about any known issues (every animal has issues, just like people) with the dogs and the cats. The group welcomes new volunteers and genuinely cares for the dogs and cats. HOPE offers low cost spaying and neutering for the local communities as a way to deal with the problem of overpopulations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is an outstanding animal rescue group. The volunteers genuinely care about the dogs and the cats that they are helping as well as the community. They work hard to save as many dogs and cats they can that are at risk of being killed. They also sponsor low cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats in the local area. They strive to find the best match for the dogs and cats and the people wanting to adopt. Having recently moved out of the area, I am having a difficult time finding another rescue group with the same high standards and practices.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The HOPE village is an amazing group of people who do whatever it takes to take care of dogs and cats that others have discarded. They see the potential in animals that others don't and persevere until they find the right match for each animal entrusted to them. If you are looking for a great place to volunteer, this group is it!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with HOPE for 6 years as a volunteer and am still amazed at the care taken to make sure a dog or cat is placed in the right home even if it takes months. HOPE does not give up on any animal and has saved over 1000 animals in its ten year in business. We have adopted three dogs from them and now foster. This is a great organization.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is the best animal rescue! HOPE saves dogs and cats by rescuing them from high-kill shelters just before they are to be euthanized. Many of these animals have suffered neglect and abuse before they wound up in the shelter, so HOPE provides them needed medical care, which can be extensive and costly, as well as plenty of love and attention. When the animals have been rehabilitated, they are adopted to good homes. HOPE's screening and placement process assures that these animals will never wind up homeless again.

In addition to its rescue efforts, HOPE is also involved in sponsoring spay/neuter programs and other animal advocacy activities. HOPE is a tremendous asset to the community, doing what city and county institutions won't do.

3 bubied16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found HOPE 9yrs ago. I was new to the Upland area and found a dog in an alley. I had nowhere to take the dog except the local shelter. I didn't want to but had no choice. We have all heard the horror stories of the shelters. I was so worried about the dog that I searched for a local rescue that could keep an eye on him in the shelter and let me know if the dog was in any danger.
That's how I found HOPE. I contacted them and they agreed to keep an eye on the dog. It was a happy ending as the owner came for him.
I was so impressed how they really cared about a dog found in the street that I started volunteering with HOPE. And I still do!
This group has amazing people that really care!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because I know what a wonderful organization HOPE is, I became a volunteer. Every time I have a little extra cash I donate it to HOPE because I know it will be used to save lives. There is so much more to saving a life then just getting them safe or out of the shelter when they are on death row, sometimes it's literally minutes before they are killed. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and love to save a life. And this team at HOPE has all of that and more!! I am proud to be a part of it!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping Out Pets Everyday is one of the best rescues in the area. They take dogs and cats out of high-kill shelters to find a new loving home. Adoption is an application process which includes an interview and home visit to find the best match for cat or dog and adopter. Dogs and cats are given a medical disease clearance, vaccinations, microchip, spay or neutering.

3 DonnaLH

Volunteer

Rating: 5

H.O.P.E. (Helping Out Pets Everyday) is a unique organization that goes above and beyond for every animal in it's care. They make sure that these animals that have been abused, hurt, scared and unwanted, are placed in forever homes where the rest of their lives are lived out with love and security. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with this group for several events including the Dog-gone-walk-a-thon and have experienced first hand their love and care for their animals. An OUTSTANDING organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

H.O.P.E. is a blessing for those animals in need. Those that have been left to die by the side of the road, those discarded by people who took them in but got bored with them, those animals that are about to be put down at the shelter... H.O.P.E. has helped get animals spayed and neutered for people who are willing to love an animal but can't afford to have it done. It's an organization that genuinely cares about the care and well being of the animal. They work hard to find forever homes for these animals who so need to be loved. It really does give these animals HOPE! Thank goodness for organizations like H.O.P.E!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is a wonderful non profit that focuses on saving the lives of dogs and cats that are at risk. They then work very hard in matching the dog or cat with their forever home.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is dedicated in finding the best home they can for their rescue pets. The folks in the organization devote a tremendous amount of time trying to raise funds to continue to keep up the good work they do. You can find them every Saturday at PetsMart showcasing their rescues and at many other events such as walks and parades bringing attention to their available pets. This small group amazes me at the amount of time, effort and dedication they put forth as they constantly try to make a difference in each and every animal they rescues life.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE is the best animal rescue group there is around. They truly care for their animals and their constant attention to their needs shows. They work with people to find the perfect match for them, not just the dog or cat that looks cute. I have been voulenteering with HOPE for almost four years now and can honestly say they are simply the best and everything they do is for the animals.

5 Ericka M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of volunteers are very loving and caring towards the pets and as well to people. They have made great changes to the pets in our community. Everything they do is dedicated for the animals.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about HOPE. The organization is very dedicated to find the best homes for dogs and cats. Many times animals are taken in who would otherwise be put down by shelters. I have adopted three dogs from HOPE and have no complaints. Top notch organization.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known of Helping Out Pets Everyday (HOPE) for several years, and have now been an active volunteer with this organization as a cat socializer for the past two years. In September of 2010, when I wanted to bring another cat into my household as a companion for my girl kitty, I adopted from HOPE a lovable, sweet, and affectionate male Flame-Point Siamese mix cat named Crosby. He is the best cat ever, and I have HOPE to thank for making my life a lot happier and sweeter because of him.

HOPE is a wonderful animal rescue and advocacy organization which for the past 10 years has rescued many, many cats and dogs and placed them in loving and caring forever homes. HOPE always goes the extra mile for all of these animals; uses the utmost care in placing them in the best possible homes; and the volunteers always give well over 100% to make sure that the dogs and cats are all well tended to, cared for, played with, and made as happy and comfortable as possible until they find their forever homes.

For anyone who is serious about adopting a cat or dog, I would highly recommend that they contact Helping Out Pets Everyday. I am very happy to serve and be a part of HOPE, and I am very proud to recommend this wonderful, caring organization to anyone who wants to adopt, and/or is looking for an excellent opportunity to give back by volunteering to help animals in need. It is a most rewarding and fulfilling experience for me to be an active part of this organization.

Sincerely,

Susan Rittenour
HOPE Volunteer and Cat Socializer




5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with HOPE several years ago. We had just lost our beloved cat Newman and were ready to open our hearts to another cat. We saw a beautiful orange tabby named Tyson and after spending time with him, knew he was the perfect addition to our family. After meeting some of the HOPE volunteers and seeing their dedication in placing rescued animals in their forever homes, I knew this organization was one I wanted to give more of myself to. I have recommended HOPE to people looking for a forever companion and I personally have adopted 4 of HOPE's rescues. This organization has some of the most dedicated and compassionate volunteers I have ever seen and work tirelessly to help dogs and cats in our community and beyond.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering about 2 years ago, after we adopted our dachshund Greta. The work HOPE does saves so many animals, and it warms my heart when animals that could have potentially been euthanized find a forever home thanks to HOPE. You will not find more hardworking and compassionate volunteers anywhere, whose concerns are all about the wellbeing of the animals. Truely an amazing organization that has had an immeasurable impact on the pet community.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Chris and I have been a volunteer with HOPE for may years. There is no better or more dedicated bunch of people on earth. Our goal is to make sure every animal that crosses our path is cared for & loved above all else. We give medical care to the sick & injured, food to the hungry and love to all. I feel I am the lucky one to a part of such a great and caring organization. Please stop by one Saturday at PetsMart in Upland, you can meet our animals and our crew of incredible voulenteers.