My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Compassion Without Borders, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Compassion Without Borders (CWOB) Rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs (and sometimes cats or other species) from some of the most impoverished places in the Americas.
They implemented humane euthanasia for the dogs that could not be saved. They established a free spay and neuter clinic in Mexico, and treat and vaccinate hundreds of dogs a year. They set up a nursery for nursing mothers and puppies to keep them safely off the streets.
CWOB also provides low cost veterinarian care to low income residents in Sonoma. They work with partner organizations in California, and are instrumental in rescuing unwanted chihuahuas from the Central Valley and transporting them to Minneapolis, where they are in high demand because of their small size and adaptability to apartment living.
Over the years, I have fostered many of their dogs. I adopted one that I had fostered with special needs. The minute he was brought to my home, I knew he was going to stay. I had excellent support from them during his treatment
My life, as well as the animals they rescue, has been enriched by them.
Review for Mutts Up Dog Rescue, Inc., Petaluma, CA, USA
I've been to many shelters and rescues, but this one is at the top of my list, and I adopted a dog from here (they are also a sanctuary for llamas, goats and alpacas). The grounds are very well maintained, and the kennels were spotlessly clean and roomy. The dogs were also well fed and bathed. The dogs have indoor/outdoor access, as well as a secure exercise area.
They only have a few dogs at a time, and evaluate them carefully. They had the perfect dog for me, and took whatever time was needed for me to make a decision. When I decided to adopt, they sent me home with enough food to transition to the diet I will be feeding me my new pet, as well as lots of information and advice. They have been generous with answering follow-up calls and concerns.
I just wish more shelters had as much dedication and concern for homeless animals as Mutts Up. https://www.muttsup.org/