One Love Animal Rescue | One Love One Life at a Time
The mission of One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. is to help abandoned, neglected, abused and unwanted pets by partnering with shelters, rescue groups and the community to facilitate adoption of these animals into permanent and loving homes. Our goal is to save one life at a time by promoting local animal shelter adoptions and raising awareness in our community about responsible pet ownership.
Please meet Sharon Seng, our OLAR February Volunteer of the Month! Sharon, a life-long active girl scout, is a recent retiree, and since retiring has been up and down the eastern seaboard on behalf of One Love Animal Rescue! She is a critical part to our transport efforts and we couldn't be more thankful she choose us to spend her free time with.
Here is a little more about Sharon, from Sharon herself:
Well, some basics about myself: I have been married for 30 years, have a daughter, a son, and one granddaughter. I was an air force brat and have lived all over the world. This past January, I retired from Bank of America after 31 years of service.
I enjoy traveling, visiting my kids and granddaughter in VA, reading, water aerobics, line dancing and glass fusion. I want to visit all 50 states and only have 8 to go.
While I have found a passion for animal rescue, I also have another lifelong passion: Girl Scouts. I have been an active Girl Scout since I was 6 years old. Currently, have a senior troop of 8 girls, and a daisy troop of 10 girls.
I love being a part of One Love Animal Rescue. One of my favorite moments is seeing happy faces (animal and human alike) when we send a dog or cat off to their forever home. It gives me such a warm feeling all over.
Sharon, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Because of amazing volunteers like you, we are able to save so many lives!
Interested in Helping Out Like Sharon Does?
Interested in becoming a volunteer with One Love Animal Rescue? Great, we always need amazing people like yourself! Whether you are interested in helping out with our transport efforts, or are looking to help us man local adoption events, we always are in need of a wide range of volunteers! Head on over to our volunteer page and fill out our volunteer application. We can't wait to hear from you.
#NationalPetDay was so much fun this past Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited to have completed four adoptions! Congratulations to all of our new families who decided to adopt their new best friend.
While that was super exciting, we felt like it just wasn’t enough. So, we decided to participate in this year’s “Clear the Shelter Event”! Starting August 28th and running through September 1st, all of our adopters will receive something extra special (besides their new best friend of course). Of course, all of our canine adoptions already include a special packet, loaded with coupons and special offers from local businesses. But, during our Clear the Shelter Event, we will also including free training classes with Claudia from Train This Dog and your choice of new stainless steel bowls or a pooper scooper! What better way is there to start our your new friendship? More of a feline lover? Don’t worry; we have something special for you too! Your new friend will get his or her very own cloth carrier plus a box of extra tasty treats (just in case you need a little extra something to bond over). There has never been a better time to come meet your new best friend.
To get a jump start, head on over to our Adoptable Animal Gallery and see if anyone captures your heart. With plenty of adorable puppies, fun loving dogs and kittens galore, we know your best friend is just waiting for you to pick them out. We can't wait for you to find each other.
Now just not the right time to adopt? We understand. Sometime you scheduled and the stars just don't align. In lieu of not being able to adopt, would you consider making a small donation to our cause? Its donations like yours that allows to continue to save animals like Deloach and Wilhem.
Rey is a 1.5 year old Carolina dog mix who is very active and always up for an adventure. A lover of snuggles and butt scratches, she doesn't mind being the life of the party.
Some basic information about Rey. She is crate and house trained, walks well on a leash and has energy to burn. She is great with other dogs after a proper introduction, and seems to be fine with cats after getting over an initial curiosity. Rey actually lives with three foster siblings (two bigger than her and one smaller) and gets along great with everyone. However, Rey needs to be in a home without children under the age of 12. She loves all the ladies, but is selective of the men in her life. Her future daddy will need to have some patience while gaining her trust. And that wait time will be so worth it! Eventually, she will warm up and show as much love as she does the ladies.
Her Ideal Home
Rey dreams of a forever home that includes another dog, active owners without young children, and a fenced in back yard to play in. Forever parents that love cuddles and giving butt scratches is a BIG bonus.
Her Fun Fact
Rey will give you a giant smile and the cutest dance when you give her a good butt scratch. You NEED to see this (hint: it's in the video above).
Interested in Rey?
Does our Ms. Rey sound like the forever companion you have been searching for? If so, please, fill out a pre-adoption application. Once submitted, we will review it to make sure you are perfect for each other, and then will find a time for you to meet.
Every year we have groups within our community reach out asking how they can help us with our mission. Many are school kids, interested in expanding their knowledge of animal welfare and interested in rescue. This fall, We are so fortunate to have not one, but TWO teams from the Coastal Georgia Chapter of the amazing program Girls on the Run choose to do volunteer work for One Love Animal Rescue.
Team 1: The St. Andrew's Girls on the Run Team
This fall, the St. Andrew’s Girls on the Run Team chose the topic of animal welfare for their community outreach project. Out of all the possibilities, they ended up choosing to make Doggie Care Bags for One Love Animal Rescue! A lot of hard work went into this project, and we now have 60 bags filled with items such as toys, sample pet foods, blankets, collars, leashes, and dog treats. The girls are so proud knowing that they will be helping new pet owners get a jump start on caring for their new family member. Thank you so much girls!
Team 2: Georgia Game Changers' Girls on the Run Team
Similarly, the Georgia Game Changers' Girls on the Run Team also chose animal rescue as their outreach program; completely on their own! They spent an afternoon making goodie bags for our fosters, complete with hand written thank you cards to our furry friends' future families. One of our amazing volunteers stopped by with her foster pups and let them have some fun! The girls loved meeting the pups (probably a little more than making the bags) and even got a little animal knowledge to go with it. Girls, thank you so much for all your hard work! Our foster pups are so lucky!
Just in time for the holidays, please join One Love Animal Rescue and Kendra Scott for an official Kendra Gives Back Party!
Kendra Scott Gives Back
November 19th, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 pm
311 West Broughton Street, Savannah GA 31041
Kendra Scott is a distinguished jewelry and lifestyle designer who gives back to local communities. One Love Animal Rescue has been chosen as a celebrated non-profit, and on November 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 20% of the store's proceeds will benefit One Love Animal Rescue.
Perfect for that special lady in your life, something to celebrate the upcoming holidays with or to simply treat yourself, Kendra Scott offers a beautiful array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings in a variety of metals and stones.
About the Kendra Gives Back Program
What matters to you, matters to us.
From a local to a national scale, if someone comes to us with a cause they care about, we will always have something to give. Philanthropy has become an integral part of the Kendra Scott company, and the relationships we have built with our customers and our communities as a result are invaluable.
We are proud to say that in 2016 alone, our company gave back over $3.5MM and donated more than 75,000 pieces of jewelry to 3,500 local and national organizations.
For many, Halloween can be a spooktacular evening for both them and their pets, but there are some spooky things to avoid. From spooks to chocolate, the ASPCA outlined the following tips to help keep your pet healthy through this tricky holiday.
Stash the Treats
The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for cats and dogs, and sugar-free candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can cause serious problems in pets (this sweetener has also been popping up in peanut butter so watch for it here too).
Watch the Decorations and Keep Wires Out of Reach
While a carved jack-o-lantern certainly is festive, pets can easily knock over a lit pumpkin and start a fire. Curious kittens are especially at risk of getting burned or singed by candle flame. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered relatively nontoxic, but can produce stomach discomfort in pets who nibble on them.
Be Careful with Costumes
For some pets, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. The ASPCA recommends that you don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know he or she loves it. If you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Check the costume carefully for small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that could present a choking hazard. Ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.
Be sure to have your pet try on the costume before the big night. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting your pet wear his or her “birthday suit” or don a festive bandana instead.
Keep Pets Calm and Easily Identifiable
Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors arriving at the door, and too many strangers can often be scary and stressful for pets. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. While opening the door for guests, be sure that your dog or cat doesn’t dart outside. And always make sure your pet it wearing proper identification—if for any reason he or she does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.
Mr. Poldark (who is know known as Percy) has turned out to be a total love bug and is defiantly fitting right in with his forever family! His momma sent us this amazing update:
His new name is Percy and he has fit in so well with our family. He's very smart, very cuddly, and is constantly trying to love on someone. He adores my five year old son (probably because the have the same crazy energy level). He is exactly what our other dog needed to get out of her little depression - they are constantly playing. Even our cat has warmed up to him! We also swabbed his cheeks and sent in a DNA test, so we should know part of what he is mixed with within the next couple of weeks. Thank you so much for adopting him to us. We all love him so much already!
Kara, it was absolutely our pleasures helping your family and Percy find each other! We cannot tell you how exciting it is when perfect matches like this come along. When you get the DNA results back, we would love to know just what this precious boy is.
As you may know by now, One Love Animal Rescue has become very active in the transport scene! We have made some amazing partnerships with rescues throughout the country, and, with the help of our amazing volunteers, have saved hundreds of lives.
One very key partnership in all of this is a local boarding facility, Shady Pines (located in Savannah, GA). They have been amazingly generous in donating kennel space for our transport dogs to rid our their mandatory quarantine period before being eligible for transport. Without them, none of this would be possible.
As you can imagine, with hundreds of dog coming in and out, they go through A TON of blankets! This is where we need your help. They are almost out and in desperate need of more. Do you have any old blankets or towels hanging around that you don't know what to do with? Donated them!! They don't have to be brand new (although if you feel like getting some of those, that would be awesome too). Gently used or even warn is better than nothing and after what our shelter pups have been through, we really want them to have something comfortable to rest on.
Donations can be dropped off directly at Shady Pines, which is located at 1607 Grove Point Road, Savannah, GA 31419. If you cannot make it directly to Shady Pines for drop off, please contact us and we can arrange an alternate drop off spot.