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 have been fortunate to work with OHAR as a training/behavior advisor for their foster families and adopters, as well as in the PREP program where at risk young men train their rescue dogs. They put so much love and care into saving these dogs.
I am a dog trainer, and I have worked with Oak Hill Animal Rescue on several occasions. They work hard to make an adoption "work", and provide good advice, including recommending experts to help where there is a behavioral issue (with the dog or the people!!). I have visited their facility and attended some of their adoption events - they are committed to trying to provide a better life for the animals in their care.