I was lost in a nightmare killing myself slowly, sometimes quickly and I didn't see a way out. As everything was burning down around me a solution was offered to me, but at a price. The price was my best friend. I was facing the choice of punishing the one thing that had kept me going by endangering my dog's wellbeing when he hadn't done anything but love me and give me a reason to live. That was a price I couldn't pay. AA Place for Dogs were the only people that actually helped me to save my life. I had been hit with Narcan twice the year before and overdosed alone in my own house once. Them taking the moral quandary out of the equation was the only reason I was able to seek out the help I needed to save my life. Because I wasn't able to punish my dog who had never done anything except lay down next to an overdosed kid on the floor until he woke up, to give me more love. To save my own life was to be a better friend to my dog, to give him a better life. AA Place for Dogs understands on a personal level that addicts are people who love their animals as much as anyone and care enough to do the work to help people who may not be able to help themselves. They care about making sure you not only get help but can stay there without worrying about your dog when yo u have to be focused on saving your own life. They helped to save my life without even knowing me and they are willing to help you too.
I can't thank you enough for everything you did for me! Its hard to believe that a little over a month ago I made the scariest decision of my life. I reached out for the first time in my life and asked for help. I was scared and ashamed. My number one concern was what was I going to do with my dog! I found out about AA Place for Dogs from a counselor who works for a Recovery Center. I feel like he was my angel that day because he led me to you. Not only did you reassure me that you would help me, but you shared your personal story with me. I want you to know that I was deeply touched and I've told many people about you and they can't believe that you paid for the entire bill which I could of never afforded. I've been sober for 50 days and I feel great! I'm excited about living the rest of my life alcohol free. Thank you again for your love and support! I will never forget you!
My son has been fighting his addiction. Along with that, I was left to take care of his 2 kids (pitts). With me being on a fixed income and him being away trying to get better, there was no way I could feed my two shepherds and the other 2. I started calling places to see if I could get help with his kids. I was blessed by one place I called, they referred me to AA Place For Dogs. I called and felt so at ease talking to Kris. Before I knew it, we were talking about life in general. She jumped in and made it happen for the dog food. I felt such a weight lifted , that I was going to still be able to take care of my son's dogs. As we all make mistakes, fall short of our goals and sometimes fall off the wagon, this place has given me peace of mind not just once, but 3 times now. So, if the only thing holding you back from getting the help you need is being able to keep your babies, AA Place For Dogs is the extra help you need. If you're not needing help, please consider donating to help them help people battling their addiction by keeping their dogs. Sometimes it is what they need to come home too. Thank you for your support. It means a lot to this momma.
AA Place for Dogs is a wonderful nonprofit organization that helped my son get boarding for his dog while he was in rehab. The facility that cared for Bella was the perfect location to be able to take our son to to visit his dog on the weekends. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. We know that it helped our son focus on his wellness by knowing his dog was being well cared for...we are forever grateful for this nonprofit organization!