Monday, July 12, 2010

Pooches: Reputable Dog Rescue Groups

We have been very lucky not only to adopt amazing dogs, but to have been able to work with outstanding rescue groups as well.We had heard of some people having problems with unreputable rescues, so we are very happy to work with groups that go above and beyond.
Miss M is part of the New Leash on Life family. This past weekend they had an "alumni reunion event" in front of Wrigley Field. We love how New Leash has events to keep in touch with past adoptees, and we really do feel like we are part of a larger family. The event asked families to bring their pooches while they had special treats and photo opportunities. It was fun to see dogs I'd seen on their adoption website living happy lives with their new families.
Another thing we like about New Leash is they work extra hard to adopt out dogs that many people consider unadoptable. They have successfully adopted out many: deaf dogs, Senior dogs, bully breeds, and "bonded pairs". We are so happy that they rescued Miss M mere days before she was scheduled to be put down. She was a gangly, over-excited, mange-ridden dog, but we are glad they took a chance on her.
Another Chicago area rescue we really like is Wilma's rescue group Project Rescue. They are newer on the scene and associated with our doggie daycare. They are huge pitbull advocates and have a wealth of training and expertise. They have been extremely successful with their adoptions and have had their dogs 'flying out the door' and being adopted into new homes. They found us the perfect foster dog match, and they've been doing many great fundraisers allowing them to rescue even more dogs.We also were happy to work with Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, located all the way in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to adopt Mr. B. We wanted an adult male pitbull and surprisingly couldn't find any matches in the city. After locating him on Petfinder, his foster mom returned our request immediately, and we had several in-depth emails and phone conversations before coming out to meet him. Their rescue has so many dedicated volunteers who take multiple foster dogs into their own homes. We are still in contact with Mr. B's foster mom.
These are just some of our experiences with local rescue groups. What are some other positive experiences you've had with rescues?

16 comments:

Two Crazy Coaches said...

I knew it! My friend is the Secretary for Wilma's rescue! I had a feeling you guys would know her and now I'm pretty sure you do! She's wonderful! I've also met Brigid and liked her as well!

Our rescue experience has been great...Ollie pretty much came from our daycare. Couldn't ask for a better experience!

Mr. Pip said...

What a great idea to have an alumni event! I wasn't familiar with Wilma's, but will check them out!

Your pal, Pip

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Working with the rescues is such a good feeling. I've been volunteering for the pug rescue for about 2 years now. It's always nice to see the fosters go to their forever home and seeing the dogs who's lives have been saved by our efforts!!! Great post!!

Jess & Lilo

Muchadoaboutnothing said...

I can't comment on my current canine buddies but one of my previous dogs came from a private shelter. They made me and my mom fill out a four page application and insisted we make an appointment with their vet to spay our dog (Sandy was only three months old when we adopted her) before we were allowed to take her home. Then, after she was spayed and we had brought her back home, they followed up a few days later to make sure everything was going alright. BTW, Sandy lived with us for eighteen years before she passed away.

houndstooth said...

What a great reunion event! Ours isn't until September. The dogs all look so happy!

We've worked very successfully with Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption! I love that they always take the time with us to find exactly the perfect match for what we need. They really know the dogs in the kennel and have such a great knack for helping people find a match. The other group that we worked with is no longer in existence, which is a shame.

Mack said...

We love Rescue groups! Paris' is gonna have a reunion in a couple of weeks - I just hope she can behave herself!
Wilma looks a little worried in that pic - I bet dinner was a few seconds late that day!!
Sugars,
Mack

George the Lad said...

Wow you sure do help out alot, its always the owner that's at fault. Its nice to hear of the happy endings
See Yea George xxx

Rescued Pittie Family said...

That is awesome!
I wish we did something like that here.

Roo said...

The humane society in Sarasota Florida took very good care of me. Once for a couple of months when I was a pup and then again for many months after my first adoption didn't work out. Now I have a happy home :) Thanks to the great people at the humane society.

Roo

The Mama Monster said...

It is so awesome that you have had such wonderful experiences with these rescues!!! There are so many bad rescues out there, the good ones definitely need their name out there!

XO,
Lola Bugs & The Mama Monster

Laura and Hans said...

I'm amazed at how many people work so hard to make sure neglected or unwanted animals get placed into new homes.

Kari in WeHo said...

Baily came from a rescue in AK that we like a lot. Mesa came straight from Animal Control. Big Carls rescue group was terrible as we documented on our blog

HoundDogMom said...

Rescue groups Rock! Our Mom is involved with Guardian Angel Basset Rescue (GABR). She transports for them but has not got brave enough to try fostering. Maybe one day soon she will get that bug. We would love to have new foster-friends to play with. You guys look like you are having so much fun with Wilma. Great Pics. The Hounddogs

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Our experience with rescue groups has had it ups and downs. We foster for a couple rescues that sends dogs to Nh on transport from TN. Some of the paper work that has come along with
the dogs is not correct,such as age and sex on health certificates. We also had one dog that was very aggressive, and we were told that she was great with all animals, and people.

Benny and Lily said...

Rescue groups are awesome and what a great idea. Mom is the assistant volunteer coordinator for the French Bulldog Rescue Network. Yippeee
Benny & Lily

Wyatt said...

Hi Mr.B, Ms.M and Wilma-

You pitties are super cute!
Thanks for coming over to visit my blog.

Wyatt

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