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Review for Arizona Border Collie Rescue Mp, Tempe, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We got to know AZBCR (www.azbcr.org) purely by chance. In the summer of 2012, we lost our beloved BC Stray Sage. My husband was so depressed, he started looking for a dog right away and he found one through AZBCR. Long story short, Lou joined our family 2 weeks later. Lou's foster parents are wonderful people who really understand the herding breeds. We became friends and 2.5 years later adopted our Malibu through them. I became a volunteer and joined AZBCR's FB page so we can be part of the greater AZBCR family. Through this, we get to know more about its volunteers and also the group's President Kelly Q. On the daily basis, among all the funny antidotes and cute pictures, volunteers actively rescue, transport, foster, and place border collies with whom they come in contact. Earlier in 2016, AZBCR took in many pregnant female BCs, they had about 50 puppies in various foster homes in the first month! Foster homes and volunteers all helped in whatever ways they could to birth, raise, and place all the dogs. Currently (Mar-Apr) they have dogs with medical issues in different stages of treatments. Through the years, AZBCR have rescued and adopted out 2100+ dogs and they did it entirely with volunteers. AZBCR, once committed to take in a dog, does everything possible to give it a good life. Their foster homes usually keep a dog for at least 2 weeks and to get to know their charges well, so they can properly match a potential adopter with a compatible dog. They also use that 2 weeks to work with the dog, if conditions allow, so it learns as many basic commands and good-dog-manners as possible before it is adopted. I have adopted pets from various organizations throughout the years, AZBCR is the most dedicated and caring group of people I have gotten to know. Thanks to social media, it brought these like-minded folks together because they share the love for BCs. Their passion and their love have saved countless dogs throughout the years, I am very happy to have been part of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Animals (and Humans) in Disaster Inc, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

AID/Empty Bowl assisted Tempe CERT in pet first aid and pet CPR training to CERT volunteers and members. This enables citizens, in times of disaster, to not only to take care of their human families but also animal families. We have a houseful of critters. My hubby, I, and our 2 children have all taken the class. It brought awareness to the importance in preparedness and we are much more thoughtful when we plan for potential disasters and/or evacuation. My hubby and son had the pleasure to help AID/Empty Bowl in a few occasions (collecting and unloading pet foods and stocking the storage space) and got to know its volunteers. These are dedicated people who are doing all they can and some more in order to help folks who would put their pets first before themselves during difficult times. Their services, in my opinion, bring so much relief and happiness to those that need it.

Role:  General Member of the Public