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?