they are saying about the North Central Ohio Mingle With Our
We had a great adoption day! We adopted ALL
three dogs that we brought to the Mingle. We still have to do the
reference checks and home visits before delivering the dogs, but the
people definitely committed on all three! We are thrilled.
Shepherd Haven Rescue
|Littlest Angles Pet
Sanctuary August 2005
event was just great! There was a great turn out of people, the weather
couldn’t have been more perfect and best of all a few of the homeless
found their forever homes= ... If we are ever invited to do this
event again I would highly recommend more volunteers and more orphans
attending, it’s just a terrific event!...THANK YOU Rose for the invite
and I REALLY hope to be able to join you again!" Carrie, Erie Shores
Humane Society June 2005
is an excellent opportunity for rescues in the area (and well worth an
hour or so drive). I think that the North Central Mingle certainly has the
potential to become as successful as the Mingle in Columbus. ...It also
offers rescues the opportunity to make people aware of important animal
welfare issues, such as the importance of spaying and neutering, the
benefits involved with adopting a rescued animal (opposed to purchasing an
animal from a back yard breeder), the correlation between animal abuse and
human violence, etc. -Barbara, Society for the Protection of Animals -
Fremont June 2005
have had a wonderful experience... at Mingle, and I adopted one of my dogs
to a nice family in Huron as a direct result! Li'l Bit and her new family
thank you and so do I." -
Sherry, Littlest Angels Pet Sanctuary June
Central Ohio Poms and More Rescue
want you to know that I received 7 apps on my dogs this month at the
Mingle. I have gone through them all today and have made home visit
appointments with most of them for this coming week. The Mingle has really
made me a success as my dogs are here and gone much quicker now. I love
the Mingle and can't wait till we can have it outside also. This is a
great thing for all rescues in our areas to show their dogs and get great
homes for them all. I have not had a bad application from the Mingle
Central Ohio Poms and More Rescue
Tri State Collie Rescue
wanted to let you know that we had another successful Mingle. A gentleman
there saw our two senior brothers James and Rocky and has filled out
an application on them. This is truly phenomenal because placing a pair is
difficult and when they are 10 years old it's a miracle.
be sure and add Tri State Collie Rescue link to your front page as we will
definitely be there from now on.
Lesley, Tri State Collie Rescue March 2004
Tri State Collie Rescue
wanted to thank you for letting us participate at this past Mingle. I
personally have not been to one in several years and it truly has grown.
We had a dog there Ben who we have had for several months and we actually
had several people in a race to contact our adoption coordinator to adopt
him. This lucky guy is now going to live with a family with 2 young
children for him to play with. Also, Bailey the mix that we were scheduled
to pick up from the shelter also got adopted. Thank you for hosting this
event and thanks to Franklin County Dog Shelter for sharing the dog
Tri State Collie Rescue, February 2004
Cat Welfare Association
are new to the Mingle and are getting comfortable with the event. We only
took 1 cat to the event and she was placed! Molly had been at our shelter
since April. With her dominate personality she did not do well as a floor
cat and would have to take "time outs" in a cage. The problem
was she and other strong personalities sought each other out to determine
the pecking order. The volunteers felt very good about her new owners and
the fact that she will be their only cat.
will be meeting with one of our Mingle volunteers who has some ideas about
making our table more appealing and getting us more attention. We look
forward to returning in December with a number of cats and kittens.
Thank You for providing us with this opportunity.
Gail Harbert, Cat Welfare Association
Animal Shelter Society - Zanesville
just wanted to thank you for inviting us to your Mingle With Our Mutts
event. We had a wonderful time and a tremendously successful day. We took
a total of 21 dogs to the September Mingle and of those 21 dogs, 12 were
adopted and 3 went into rescue groups...not bad results for our first
Mingle. We would have been happy with even one adoption, but 15, I can't
tell you how thrilled we were with that!! This event gave us an
opportunity to give some of our adorable, lovable mixes the exposure they
never would have received in our shelter. You can bet that we will be back
next month, and the month after that, and the month after that... Thanks
again for putting on such a wonderful event and for sharing this wonderful
opportunity with other rescues and shelters.
Merritt, Animal Shelter Society Zanesville OH
let your staff at FCAC and volunteers know that Emily/Emme Lou has been
adopted by a wonderful family with a little boy that will keep her quite
busy and well loved. Emily spent several months at FCAC before being
brought into Forgotten 4-Paws at the request of a staff member. She spent
months and months in foster care (the last few with me). Emily was a
really sweet dog and we are so happy she finally found the home she
deserves. "Emily" and our other foster dog, "Holly"
both met their new families Mingle with Mutts in August.
Chris Graley Forgotten 4-Paws foster mom for Emily & Holly
Carol, Powell Ohio - Adopted from
week ago Sunday, we visited your "Mingle with our Mutts" event.
It was our first time there and we had a great time! Over the last month,
we have been more serious about deciding what purebred puppy to buy. We
checked out library books, talked to our vet and talked to owners of
several breeds. Then we thought about saving a dog by adopting from a
shelter. We visited Union County Humane Society and planned to visit
Capital Area Humane Society and Delaware County Humane Society. I went on
the Columbus Dog Connection web site to view the dogs available for
adoption and I found the names/directions to all Central Ohio shelters for
us to visit. Then in the Suburban News I saw the "Mingle with our
Mutts" event advertised. That would be perfect--we could see all the
dogs from various shelters in one place at one time. That would save us a
lot of time.
the event we saw a lot of cute dogs of various sizes and breeds. We then
saw one we really liked. We liked her size, and since she was one year
old, we knew what her full-grown size would be. She was cute, sweet and
the right temperament for us. Although we had seen her picture on the web
site, she wasn't one we would have chosen until we saw her in person. And
because she is one year old, we can avoid dealing with the
"puppy" stage too.
appreciate your thoroughness in making sure each dog is placed in a good
home. Making a home visit and checking a prospective owner's prior vet
records before approving an adoption are very wise.
one week after adopting our new dog, I was so impressed to receive an
entire packet of information from Columbus Dog Connection with a
handwritten letter to us from the director. It contained medical history,
certificate of vaccinations, adoption agreement, rabies tag, etc. for our
new dog. It also included a variety of articles and information to help us
care for and protect our new pet.
Dog Connection is such a well-run and thorough organization! Thank you so
much for having the "Mingle with our Mutts" event and for all
you do to rescue dogs and find them loving homes!
Carol, Powell OH
Heroes of Animals Foundations -
Guernsey County Ohio
want to thank you so much for allowing us the chance to showcase our pets
at the Mingle With Our Mutts event.
event broke our record for successful adoptions at one time. And this
time, ALL of the adoptions occurred solely because of their exposure at
the Mingle. We found wonderful homes for three dogs, one kitten and
another dog adoption is pending.
it hadn't been for the Mingle, they would still be in foster care. Now,
the little kitten (one of 26 at the farm from which she came) now lives in
a mansion in Dublin with an adoring family. Our spaniel mix who just
completed heartworm treatment found a wonderful home near Easton with a
single woman whose spaniel of 15 years died last year.
of our pound puppies who would have been euthanized the day we rescued her
is now living in a beautiful home in the Polaris vicinity with a family
who also fosters kittens for one of the Columbus rescues. Another puppy (4
mo's old) whose mom was dumped along a country road while pregnant now
lives in the Powell area with a couple who has another dog, a nice
fenced-in yard and two cats who tolerate them.
don't know what we'd do without the Mingle. I know it's hard work being in
charge of it, but it's a wonderful way to showcase these pets. Thanks
again for everything. We'll be attending the Mingle without fail each and
Sally Bennett Heroes of Animals Foundation, Guernsey County Ohio
Australian Shepherd Rescue
to let you know that we at GSP Care of Ohio really enjoyed attending this
event. Please add us to the event again next month. We were able to
showcase our breed and even got a few potential adopters. Again thank you
for allowing us to attend, we really enjoyed it! Melissa Campbell - GSPCO
Volunteer, German Shorthair Pointer Rescue
Jill tell you we had already received an (online) application from a lady
that we met at Mingle w/ the Mutts? Then yesterday, Jill received an
e-mail from a guy (interested in adopting an Aussie) that I spoke w/ FOUR
different times at Mingle w/ the Mutts. Personally, I'm impressed about
the exposure and outcome from Sunday' Mingle. Maybe it was just beginner's
luck but it was well worth it. You and Lisa have orchestrated a wonderful
event for both the dogs and community of Franklin County. Keep up the good
work. No, let me rephrase that... keep up the great work!
Brown Australian Shepherd Rescue
Kellie and Lisa,
We can't wait for the next Mingle!!! It was so productive. Everyone asking questions was really looking for a dog to adopt, unlike the
adoption events at the big stores where everyone already has one, or two, or too many like they always tell you. These people were genuinely looking
to adopt!!! And we placed both the pups we had with us in great homes. So
you can remove Boomer and Bridgit!!! I really wish there was something we
could do for all the great homeless cats and kittens. This collaboration
is one of the best yet!! Thanks for all the time and energy you guys put
into helping ALL these great animals, not just the ones with your organization. That is a great sight to see, also.
Beagles R Us Rescue
The last two mingles have brought in 4-5 adoptions each for the beagles,
which is exceptional for us. I think the advertising is a wonderful idea.
Beagles R Us Rescue
Great Dane Rescue
am with the HH Great Dane and Saint Bernard Rescue and Lori and I attend
each Mingle with our danes from the rescue. We have had so many people
interested and say that they were not aware that there was a rescue for
these big breed dogs. People question us on rescued dogs behavior and
their personalities - and , of course, our dogs are enough to endear
anyone to the danes. We have had people come to Mingle as a result of
seeing us listed as an attendee . We advise people of the website listing
all the available dogs - we have had activity in adoptions resulting from
other great thing about Mingle is meeting all the other volunteers for the
rescues and hearing some of the wonderful stories about adoptions ! We all
are very excited when a dog from the shelter is rescued!
is my favorite event to attend - I look forward to the third Sunday of
Dickinson Great Dane Rescue
to thank you again for the unbelievable event you are regularly organizing
- Mingle with the Mutts. At the last Mingle we found adoptive homes for 4
of our rescued dogs, in addition to 7 prospects. This event has helped DOG
SOS adopt dogs and pups to wonderful homes and we truly hope to see
"Mingle" continue to take place consistently. As a small and
growing organization, DOG SOS has felt privileged to follow in the
footsteps of Columbus Dog Connection and the events that CDC organizes
have helped us with adoptions and exposure during these initial months.
Benko DOG SOS