training/behavior guidance for adopted as well as
the adopters other animals
financial assistance in approved crisis to keep an animal in a home it loves.
Our adoption donations are based on breed, age, temperament, and health.
Do we do home checks? a resounding YES! We are also members of groups to find
home visiters all over the Nation. Each adopter also sign s a contract stating that :
"I understand that the animal and its conditions may be checked on at any time. I also understand that
if conditions are not suitable that the animal will be taken back into Mama Dori’s Jungle custody."
What do we do for our animals after they find homes?
We offer lifetime return, lifetime behavior/training
advice and financial assistance for families who have adopted if they hit financial crisis.
We agree the adoptive
families should really know an animal they adopt is THIERS, but we follow upto make sure they are still happy with their adoption
or if they need anything. Families get a list of what vet needs their animal has had, and when they need to follow up.
We have been very fortunate to have almost all totally recovered animals so far. We do a follow up e-mail or call and sometimes
just simply keep in contact. I plan on stopping by for coffee in all the areas my animals have gone to.
Here is something I would like to share with potential networking rescues. I have spend much
of my rescue efforts on animals that others don't believe can be rehabilitated. That has caused a lot of uneccessary criticism
and doubt about my rescue. I have been blessed with being able to turn around animals with extreme behavior issues. I have
the ability to rehabilitate extreme cases, and I have a passion for it. So I do accept dogs with problems. BUt pleaswe be
honest about behavior issues if you want me to take a dog from you. I have had too many rescues send me a "wonderful friendly
family pet" that turns out has severe aggresison issues. I have to be prepared for an animal like this. If you surprise me
with issues you did not disclose, it takes my efforts away from the animals already in my care. I will never accept a dog
that I do not have the resources or ability to deal with at any given time. But if you do have a dog with issues, it may still
I am not in rescue to rub elbows. I am here to network with people and organizations who are in it to accomplish something.
If you are one to bash other rescuers who are not as fortunate as yourself, we prefer you not work in this network. The best
solution is for everyone to do things the way they choose. If you are not in agreement with the way everyone else works, you
do your thing and leave them to do theirs. Don't misinterpret this stance. There are times that someone doing "rescue" should
not be. Our goal is to get dogs away from anyone who is abusing animals. That requires a lot of effort that may be being wasted
on criticizing others who are doing everything they can. I have many rescues that I consider friends who are only able to
provide for needs and no extras. I consider them heros for making sure innocent animals are provided for. I am not interested
in how nice your house is or if your furniture is brand new. We are rescuers. We do what we can where we can.
We must remember that someone who is helping animals may not be able to provide all the extras that make people happy.
We are concerned about their animals being happy. It is about having medical, emotional, physical and social needs met. And
we should concern ourselves with helping those less advantaged in finding ways to provide all those extras.
There are enough animals in every area that none of us would even need to network with others. God bless those who are
willing to reach out to others. The goal of this network is to get much more done together. It is designed to focus on finding
animals we can help and giving them what they need. We all have different strenths that we can share. And we all have weaknesses
that we need help with.
The purpose is NOT to compete and bash each other. If you don't approve of someone, just don't let them have your animals.
But never give a bad report unless you have seen something for yourself and you can prove it. Rescuers have enough to deal
Let's be responsible and check each other out. When the person checks out, have solid facts before trying to spread suspicion.
You may be wrong and that person may be able to help an animal you know. We have to be extremely careful about where our animals
go when dealing with other rescues. So PLEASE visit the rescue or talk to someone who has been there before sending an animal.
You should always be willing to accept an animal from a rescue that you do not approve of. If you feel the animal
is in a bad place, please do not turn your back on it. You don't have to help that place, but you can provide something better
for their animals in need.
I'm sure everyone would agree that we have goals for the homeless animals. I myself want to reach my goals. Everyone has
different goals. The people who are out to scam animals tend to surface in a network. We should feel stronger and safer in
The whole idea of rescuing is doing something for the homeless animals. It should not be about us. Mama Dori's Jungle
is absolutely not here to compete. There is no time for that. Let's spend our efforts on the animals wh oneed us. Checking
references should be encouraged and ought to be done. If you get a negative report, check it out for yourself. THere are many
rumors that fly out there in the rescue world that have been started by those who think no other rescue can be as good as
It's not really our choice of who we rescue from, so there will be those people full of accusations and suspicion. The
more we can give each other support while being responsible ourselves, then the less the good people will burn out.
I have not ever turned down reference checks and I have always invited other rescuers to come by any time. I have in fact,
consulted with other organizations and asked to be checked, so I know what to work on. There is always room for improvement.
That is a constant goal with Mama Dori's Jungle.
Our fist couple years have been a nightmare getting started. The animals have not been the problem. The problem has
been other rescuers picking at each other, rescuers slipping in animals to our program that are not what they say, and having
to deeal with other rescuers competing for the best animals. I say the competitors can go ahead and take the perfect animals
who don't have problems being wanted. That leaves the animals truly in need for us! Aren't those the animals we are here for?!
We love to help, but JUNGLE animals will come first and will be selected by us from now on. We will only consider
rehabilitation for the breeds we specialize in and will only consider one at a time. If a dog will still be unadoptable after
rehabilitation, it will not be accepted.