My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Community Animal Rescue Effort Inc, Skokie, IL, USA
I swore we would never get a dog. I grew up on a farm in Iowa, and dogs were always animals that were kept outside that you didn't view any differently from the pigs and the cows.
But my husband is gone a lot for work, and I ventured to the C.A.R.E. website one day on a whim and saw Rufus-a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, which was my husband's dream dog. I only had to mention it to my husband but what we were soon setting up a meet and greet.
Katy from C.A.R.E. brought Rufus over one Sunday morning, and, needless to say, he moved in that evening. Katy couldn't have been more helpful. From advice to resources to letting us borrow a kennel to answering our many texts to calling to check in on us many times, we couldn't have asked for a better adoption experience.
Rufus came to us in the very best condition possible. He had lived with Angela for a few months, and he was impeccably trained. For a puppy from the streets, we were impressed. It was clear he had been shown a lot of love and training by the C.A.R.E. crew.
I, the Iowa farm girl, never thought I'd say this, but I love Rufus so darn much and consider him our "firstborn son." :) He is such a joy in our lives. We are so grateful to C.A.R.E. for taking Rufus in and letting us love him forever.