Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP)

The Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) “is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that exists to rescue, protect, and provide care for at risk pets” based out of Newport, Kentucky.

Those of you who know [of] me, know that I am obsessed with Franklin, and our little big guy will be ten months old soon (gulp). Our lives have gotten even better, more full of love, and funnier in the nearly eight months he’s been with us, and we are so grateful that we were able to adopt through SAAP.

It was really important to BK and me that we rescue, and SAAP not only has a fantastic model and philosophy, its volunteers and fosters are all responsive, knowledgeable, and unbelievably helpful — even with the seemingly endless questions that are asked every single day on their Facebook page, and all of the questions that I had for the organization and his foster throughout the adoption process. Even after we adopted Franklin, the Facebook group has been a source for advice for animal owners everywhere — anything from pet-sitting advice, to what to do when your dog is sick or injured, to what people recommend to give them for food, and pet-friendly places you can take your animal(s).

The adoption process itself was relatively quick and easy. We originally submitted an application to rescue a two-year-old lab mix on another website and never heard back after the first response. With SAAP, the administrators and fosters were extremely responsive and helpful, and after submitting an application, meeting “Benedict” at one of the adoption event locations (they hold multiple events at five locations every weekend), and paying the adoption fee (prices vary, but a puppy was $160 and included spay/neuter, micro-chipping, and all vaccinations up to that point), Franklin Delano Bluth (nee Benedict) was ours. The entire process took about two weeks. I highly recommend perusing Facebook and the “Coming Soon” page on their website to view all adoptable animals.

We are so thankful to have a place like SAAP where we were able to adopt Franklin and where people have the opportunity to rescue many wonderful dogs and cats in need of a good home, and I will recommend anyone and everyone adopt through them.

I am fortunate to be able to say that I recently started volunteering for SAAP. If I can help people achieve half the happiness I have after adopting my SAAP dog, I feel that I’m doing a great thing. It is so fulfilling to have worked with (and now for) such an excellent organization.

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