When my parents passed away, they left behind their beautiful Great Dane, Sabrina. Most of my family members either lived in apartments (not suitable for dogs of that size) or already had multiple pets who did not get along well with my parents' Dane (several of us tried). So, with broken hearts, we were tasked with finding a home for this sweet, senior dog. A friend of mine (who works closely with animal shelters) put us in contact with Bettye Baker at Oak Hill Rescue. We struck gold with Bettye. She worked with us, diligently, to try to find a suitable home for Sabrina. When she couldn't find a home for her, she and her amazing husband took Sabrina in and made her their own personal pet. They took incredibly good care of her and loved her. They were patient and worked hard to build a bond with her. Bettye was even so kind as to send me pictures and updates. They took on a charity case, when no one else in the world would. I cannot speak highly enough of Bettye and the work she does at Oak Hill Rescue. The love and compassion she showed towards Sabrina speaks volumes as to the kind of compassionate person she is and what kind of a loving organization she runs. Thank you to Oak Hill Rescue, for everything! You were a blessing to Sabrina and our family.
I did foster work with Oak Hill for a couple of years. I took care of rescued dogs until they were spayed / neutered and returned to Oak Hill for adoption. GREAT organization!! Their love and care of the animals is amazing!! The sacrifices they personally make for the "babies" is to be admired. Last year their heating went out. Instead of getting the house heat repaired, they had the kennels done first. Now that is true love for the animals under their care. I would still be doing work with them except my husband became very ill and all my time is now taking care of him. Wonderful organization!!!
I have been volunteering for Oak Hill for over 2 years now and every day has been an amazing adventure! Jim and Bettye are such compassionate people who care deeply for animals! I never thought that I would be fortunate enough to know and work with such inspirational people! Oak Hill is family and I couldn't imagine a better rescue to work for!
I volunteered for Oak Hill Animal Rescue for several months before a move that took me out of state. It's been 4 years and I still think often about what an incredible organization Bettye and Jim Baker run. Their passion for, and commitment to, animals is truly inspiring and they seem to go above and beyond on a daily basis. I want to thank OHAR for opening my eyes to the world of nonprofit, and for being heroes among canines and humans alike in North Texas.
I volunteered with Oak Hill Animal Rescue when I lived in Dallas for a summer and I cannot say enough amazing things about this organization. Jim and Bettye are incredible, passionate people with the sweetest hearts...they made me feel so welcome at the adoption events! Their dedication made me want to give more of my time to the organization because I could see what a true difference their work made, for both the animals and the people who adopted them. I wish I still lived in Texas so I could still see their smiling faces unloading the dogs and puppies every Saturday. If you're looking to adopt or looking for some place to spend a spare Saturday, DEFINITELY check out Oak Hill Animal Rescue.
Thank you so much for this review and your kind words. Volunteers.....great volunteers, are hard to come by and we so appreciate your time, your efforts and your compassion for the animals. Best of luck in your new state!!
I have volunteered at Oak Hill for many months and I now foster for them as well. Jim and Bettye Baker are the two most wonderful individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting and they do fantastic things for all of the dogs in their kennel and curated fosters. I love working with them and all of the animals under their gentle care. Being a successful non-profit with as much as they care for is nearly impossible, but the Bakers make it possible. Oak Hill Animal Rescue is a phenomenal group, the finest I have ever worked with. They are my second family and I look forward to every moment with this organization. Compassionate, courageous and just plain good, that is Oak Hill Animal Rescue. A fantastic group of good people doing great things. I would not be the same without them. Being around something so great and pure rubs off on you, and Oak Hill certainly has begun to rub off on me. I am a better person because of the fine example of kindness that is Oak Hill.
I adopted a wonderful little girl by the name of pickles from this group, I had nothing but a wonderful experience from them. I had an issue with her chip when I first got her and they offered to replace it for free. I Have taken Pickles a couple of times to see them at adoption event and they have been joyous to see her each time. This group spends every free moment of their life changing the lives of the unwanted and broken to find them the love they deserve. I feel anyone with negative reviews must not have been acceptable to recieve the love of the fur baby they wanted and thank god OHAR takes the time to place them in loving homes!! Adopt don't shop !
OHAR is the most amazing rescues and behind it has the two most loving people I know, Bettye and Jim! They have helped thousands of animals find homes and haves helped their community and volunteers as well. There is nothing they won't do to help an animal in need!
We have (so far) fostered two dogs through OHAR. The first dog was a breeze, and we needed little help to get him adopted. The second dog was 'beautiful, we loved her, but difficult'. OHAR supported us all the way with help from a trainer to teach us how to teach her to overcome some difficult behavior issues. A great group to work with, we will work with them again.
I have volunteered with Oak Hill Animal Rescue as an adoption event volunteer, transporter, photographer, and temporary foster. I can't say enough good things about all the wonderful work the people at Oak Hill are doing to save the lives of helpless and abandoned animals in Dallas. Oak Hill takes animals from the euthanasia lists at local shelters and gives them a second chance at life. It's all run by volunteers who truly love these animals and want to relieve their painful situations.
This is such a great organization. I've worked with them for about a year and the owners and staff work tirelessly to save and help our fur friends. I've fostered 2 dogs with them so far and what a great experience it has been!! Probably one of the most rewarding experiences I've had to date. The staff are in the shelters on a daily basis saving lives. Great people!!
I love that this rescue is based on "compassion in action"! They really care about who adopts the pets in their program. They also make pet education a priority. Not everyone knows about the importance of heartworm prevention, locks on gates and microchips.
Oak Hill Animal Rescue is a wonderful organization! The animals always come first. They are the priority in every decision, change, and process. I have never been involved with an organization that truly lives its mission day in and day out. They are awesome! It is a privilege to volunteer with them!
I have fostered one puppy through Oak Hill rescue and have helped at the adoption events. They are one of the most compassionate groups I have ever volunteered with! They will move mountains to rescue as many animals as possible, including those that are injured and unlikely to make it out of the shelter otherwise!
Back in Nov of 2014, I started to help OHAR on Friday nights to set up crates for Saturday adoptions and most recently have taken over the photography work and getting the dogs posted on FB. In August a staff position at the shelter opened up, so I’ve also been helping there. I have been in awe of how wonderful all the people, volunteer and workers, are there. They all have big hearts and really go out of the way to help animals in need. I have become friends with an amazing group, both two legged and four legged. :)
They are a fantastic organization. The animals and their needs are their top priority. I recently adopted 2 chihuahua puppies from them and could not be happier. Oak hill needs our help so much. They work such long hours all got love if the dogs. I would encourage anyone to contribute even a small amount to them. They manage to stretch each dollar to the limit so the dogs have good food, vet care and loving individual attention. Please help them to help more animals in need. Bettye, I think you are awesome! Thank you for all you do.
I started doing community service with OHAR and I loved it so much that I continued to work with them for over a year after I had finished up my community service. They are all such nice people and are doing great things to help these animals in need.
I moved from Ca. last year. Being involved in animal foster care I was looking for a professionally run organization to join. After looking into other groups and although it is over an hour commute to our Adoption Fairs at PetsMart I selected Oak Hill Animal Rescue. The friendly, knowledgeable, committed, compassionate integrity of Betty and Jim will keep me involved for a very long time. Aside from what was said they step outside of the box and are involved actively with Baylor Hospital with their 2 certified therapy dogs reaching out to critically ill people. Jim and Betty are the total package.
Oak Hill Animal Rescue is exceptional in the fact that they rescue hard to place animals, as well as disabled animals, when they are called upon to do so. They don’t turn away the outcasts. They go the extra mile to reach out to forgotten, sick, injured, neglected and abused animals to give them a second chance. They also are involved in educating people about pet care, the reasons for choosing adoption, and the adoption process in general. OHAR has another special mission of taking dogs that have experienced spinal injuries and are partially paralyzed to act as therapy dogs to Baylor Hospital to comfort patients who have also experienced paralytic injuries. This is truly exceptional work. OHAR is also active in helping youths become compassionate toward animals by developing responsibility toward and interaction with animals through volunteer activities and dog training. I love this group. They go the extra mile. They rock!
I have known Jim and Bettye Baker of Oak Hill Animal Rescue about five years. They are both passionately dedicated to saving dogs and cats. They rescue them, get them needed medical care and place them with carefully chosen homes. Their rescue extends to special needs animals providing them with whatever medical equipment, medications, special foods & rehabilitation they need. The housing is clean and spacious and each animal gets individual attention. They keep detailed records on the animals and the expenses involved in running the rescue.
I have been volunteering as a photographer for various animal rescue organizations and have witnessed from the abysmal to well-run groups. The animals at OHAR are clean, socialized, and very well cared for. Because they are in this condition, the photographs are easy to take, therefore (hopefully) boosting the adoption rate. No photographer can make a frightened, filthy dog look good.....only the organization can. OHAR deserves the highest rating possible because they have obviously put in the work to achieve it.