My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Our Lil Bit Of Heaven Animal Rescue And Sanctuary Inc, Poland, IN, USA
I am a volunteer, a donor, a foster parent, and 4 time adopter from OLBH, so I have seen the workings of this rescue from 4 different view points, and I am AMAZED by it! The first thing that impressed me was that OLBH is a NO KILL shelter - this is rare these days in our 'throw away society'. Each dog is accepted, no matter its breed, no matter its health condition.
Secondly, the adoption requirements have HIGH standards that must be met - OLBH dogs must have a fence, a designated place to sleep in the house, are NEVER chained up outside, and have a vet picked out BEFORE the dog even arrives at its new home.
Third, if you already have a dog, your dog must meet the new dog FIIRST before the adoption is even considered. All OLBH dogs are spayed or neutered and microchipped, so if 'Skippy' gets away from the new owner, the shelter will be notified.
And lastly, the director of the shelter will deliver the pup herself & check out the security of the fence. Now, THAT'S one thorough process to make sure that each OLBH dog is going to be well taken care of once it leaves the shelter!
Incoming dogs that need emergency medical care will receive care, some will recover in foster homes, and many of the very senior dogs are kept in "Forever Foster Care" for the rest of their lives. And OLBH does not discriminate against breeds - we accept everyone.
OLBH has high standards for the benefit of the dogs getting into qualified homes for their lifetimes, and knowing that the funds really to go to benefit the dogs reassures me that my dollars ARE well invested.
Review for RedRover, Sacramento, CA, USA
Charlotte, an 8yr old English chocolate lab, was abandoned on a hot day in June with no food or water. Hanging from her right side was a 3.5 pound pedestal tumor that impeded her ability to walk easily. She ended up at the shelter I volunteer at and a plea for funds to help with her surgery went out to our shelter community. While I pursued grant monies for her, I knew more could be done to soothe this sweet girl, so I offered to foster her and take care of her after her surgery. RedRover responded quickly to Charlotte's situation and graciously went far beyond what was hoped for - Charlotte has had surgery and now walks normally and is free of the burdens forced upon her through medical neglect and criminal abuse. She is not a run-a-way, but clearly a house dog who is people oriented, gentle, and sweetly innocent. Thank you, RedRover for valuing her life and for helping me to help her.