My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Baja Animal Sanctuary, San Diego, CA, USA
i adopted my first BAS dog in 2008. I had recently lost one of my dogs and his brother, Buster, was very lonely. Although the dog I had applied for was already spoken for, after describing my situation I was given a recommendation for an available dog. I took Buster to meet her and it was love at first site! Her name was Nadia, which I changed to Molly. She was extremely timid but instantly bonded with Buster and quickly came out of her shell. She's honestly the sweetest, affectionate dog I've ever had. Shortly before I was time to say goodbye to Buster I went back to BAS to find a companion for Molly, knowing she would have a difficult time with his loss. Her name was Anita!!! So of course i renamed her to Bella. She was and is still a timid girl but when she warms up to you she'll be your best friend. And finally 2 years ago I adopted my 3rd BAS dog. Bertha, now named Daisy, was a senior who instantly stole my heart. She's quiet, so well behaved despite what was probably an sad and rough life prior to being rescued, and incredibly loving and affectionate.
Shortly after adopting my 2nd dog I began volunteering because I truly appreciate the work BAS does and the effort that's made to find the right home for their animals - not just putting any dog in any home. Over the last several years I've been volunteering more, helping with adoptions and following up with adopters. It's some of the most rewarding work I've ever done. And while I've always been an animal advocate the experience has helped me see the hard, tireless work from the rescuers perspective.