“Wanggu has made this transition incredibly easy for us. He has slept next to our bed from the very first night and recently began sleeping in bed with us this past week, which brought tears to my eyes to know that he’s that comfortable with us and totally at ease. Wanggu loves his daily walks and sprinting around the dog park at top speed. We’ve even convinced him to get into paddleboarding, even though he won’t touch the water, he sits proud and takes in the scenery of the lakes around Whistler. We feel lucky to have a dog like Wanggu in our lives, he makes us laugh everyday and we have Welcome Dog Korea and LALDR to thank for that.
We would both like to thank both rescue organizations, Welcome Dog Korea and Loved At Last Dog Rescue for the amazing communication, service and efforts in getting these dogs to the homes they deserve. You have made this whole process as easy as it can be, we couldn’t be more happy.” – Ben and Jayne
“My experience with adopting with LALDR was nothing but amazing. I started out by applying to be a foster parent to any dogs in need of temporary homes. From the time I submitted my application to when I was approved was about 3 weeks to a month approximately. All the volunteers I was in contact with were kind, communicative, and answered any questions I had. Once I decided to adopt, I submitted another application and luckily the dog I was applying for was already scheduled to come to Canada. So the timeline of my experience was probably expedited to get me and my new dog connected ASAP. The whole adoption process from submitting a new application (different than the one to foster), to being approved was 7 days. Again, all the volunteers and coordinators I spoke to and communicated with were kind, answered all of my questions and concerns, and helped me get my dog to me! I would recommend LALDR to anyone looking to foster or adopt a dog or cat!” – Madie
“My first interaction with a LALDR volunteer was a phone screening interview with a lovely lady called Andrea who lived down in Bellingham. She was very lovely, made me feel very much at ease and not nervous at all. She even set up the phone interview so it worked with my afternoon working shift. It was a very good first experience as I could tell Andrea’s goal wasn’t to judge but to find a forever home with people who wanted to give love to an adopted animal. We then had a video home visit with another volunteer who was also very friendly and kind and who very quickly completed our approval for our pup.
Our next contact was with Yvette who sent multiple emails and was always prompt and patient with my numerous emailed questions. There was some confusion at the beginning as to where our pup was located but after that all info was accurate and the emails had excellent advice and were sprinkled with lots of humour.
We then had several emails from Jan when the time came closer to our pup arriving. There were 4 attempts to get our pups here so Jan needed lots of patience to keep setting up the travel plans arrangements with the rescuer in Iran and the adopters when they fell through.
I now know how difficult these international adoptions have become for rescue organizations during COVID times. I cannot praise enough the group of LALDR volunteers who worked tirelessly with us to get our boy here (including the two lovely airport greeter volunteers). All in all, it was a very positive interaction with everyone involved.” – Joanne and Lucky
“It has been a great experience meeting and speaking to all the volunteers from LALDR. From my very first conversation with a volunteer I could tell right away that they cared deeply for the dogs they are rescuing and that their goal was to find good homes for these dogs who have been through so much. They really focused on making sure potential adopters were ready for any challenges that may arise in the future. Nobody knows everything these dogs have been through so they really focus on finding people who will give it their all to help these dogs have the best lives possible. All the volunteers I have spoken to and met have been so kind, giving and helpful which has made this experience such a great one. I highly recommend anyone thinking of rescuing a dog that they consider LALDR as they are truly wonderful and dedicated people who are doing amazing work.” – Carla
“I am writing to thank everyone at LALDR for bringing our wonderful new dog to Vancouver. We had wanted to adopt a rescue dog for some time, but our inquiries to other rescue organizations went unanswered. Luckily we were referred to LALDR by someone who had adopted a dog through the organization and was happy with their experience. We sent in an application form, and the next day we received an email from Anne who wanted to set up a date for an interview. We were approved for adoption within one week, and our new dog arrived from Iran three weeks later. The whole process was so well organized. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and informative, helping us every step of the way. We even had a post adoption phone call to make sure everything was going well. We would highly recommend LALDR, and we hope to adopt another dog in the future.” – Caroline
“I want to commend LALDR for the quick response and overwhelming support in finding my little dog Mimi, a rescue from Mexico, who escaped while crossing the US border. It was an unfortunate incident and she just ran as she was scared. I was amazed by all the support of volunteers – flyers were posted, radio and newsrooms notified, all the various lost dog agencies quickly notified and LALDR worked tirelessly and left no stone unturned in trying to find her. I want to personally thank Hannah for her support and great communication throughout. I so appreciate all the love that was poured into finding Mimi. Thank you LALDR for caring!” – Hazel C.
“Thanks Hannah for bringing Joey (now Olly) into our lives. He has done great with all 3 kids and us. He’s extremely quiet and awesome at reading body language and cues. I didn’t think we could have lucked out better with any other dog from any other place. When I saw the dogs when they got off the bus in Surrey, I was so surprised at all the happy dogs. LALDR is incredible at being able to find such dogs that can be adopted into other homes. He bonded quickly with us and he’s now such a large part of our lives.” – Tim & family
“We have all great things to say about LALDR. Ultimately the agency was a delight to work with and they found us an amazingly sweet and healthy dog, Mili. Initially we had our potential apprehensions and concerns about the general process, but we were continually impressed by this rescue agency; their thorough screening processes, prompt responses and eagerness to find us a perfect rescue companion only enforced and validated the legitimacy of this agency.
We appreciated all of the passionate and helpful volunteers we encountered from start to finish, particularly Hannah, who was intimately involved in finding us our Mili! She was so patient and informative and we are so grateful for all of her help.
Picking up Mili was a bit of a challenge, due to the travelling and road closures, but she was worth it! Right from our first “gotcha day”, she has been so seemingly grateful and happy! She is loyal and affectionate; she loves to cuddle and sit in front of our fireplace. She is also very social and playful; she loves to play fetch with her ball and she looks so cute doing so in her Mexican-themed poncho! She is long and lean and very unique; she loves to cross her legs and she can do a downward dog better than most. She is smart and food-motivated; we begin our Beginner Education 6 week dog classes on Feb 20! We are so impressed with how nicely she has fit into our family and adapted to our lifestyle. She is tolerating the crate well and is now completely potty-trained. It’s hard to imagine our life without Mili in it, and we have LALDR to thank!” – Jessie, Mark and Mili