Beth K Oglesbee
Hard Knocks does awesome things with animals thought to have no chance. They are AMAZING.
Great group of people that love dogs
Nikki and Brittany are awesome!! They came to our home to do an in home assessment and really gave us a great foundation to build on. Can’t wait to attend the classes. I highly recommend if you have a dog issue you call them. More...
They help the unadoptable become very adoptable ❤️❤️
I can’t praise this rescue enough. I was immediately drawn in by their mission statement, “Doing what’s right, not what’s easy”. I love that they help the dogs who need a little extra care. I am currently fostering a dog through them and it has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience for my entire family. Hard Knocks provides absolutely everything the dog will need, from food, a kennel, the leash, and blankets, to transportation to/from adoption events and the vet, and plenty of training tips and emotional support. The training tips are simple enough that my children can help train the dog, but so effective that they start working immediately. More...
Rebecca Grimes Davis
I can't even begin to thank Nikki & Lisa enough for their work with Gumbo. She is still a work in progress but gaining more self-confidence by the day and has surprised a lot of people by how far she's already come. Y'all are miracle workers!
Jennifer West Simmons
I love Hard knocks Rescue. I adopted my cher from here and it was the best decision I have every made. they really love the animals they are helping . thanks for all your hard work.
The work these guys do is beyond amazing!!!
Great communication! Prompt, friendly and so skilled! We learned so much in the first visit. Looking forward to continuing to learn from Hard Knocks.
hard workig very loving to the dogs great people
I cannot express "enough" the high regard I have for Julie De Jong & Lisa Maasen and their collaborative teaching abilities; not only for the dogs- i.e., their clients, but for their owners as well! They are true professionals. They also put me completely at ease and are able to break down the training methods into very manageable and simple terms. They make every new concept seem like "common sense". Their ability to explain and demonstrate training methods in easy-to-understand terms is a trait I find very reassuring and confidence boosting. This team has wonderful tactics and tips, practical teaching techniques and are natural dog whisperers. Julie and Lisa believe and practice a completely positive, no punishment approach to dog training. These dog lovers truly understand just how dogs "think" and "feel". Their Pet Owners/clients will complete a training session feeling empowered and delighted, having learned a positive means to work and connect with their beloved dogs...A "Two Paws Up" Rating!! More...
Julie really handles dogs well and with care. These dogs are like her furry children, you can tell when these dogs are happy and in a loving place. It takes a lot of time and knowledge to rehabilitate and heal these dogs spirit. If you get to see the before and after with these injured or abandoned dogs you would so admire and appreciate the people in this field of work. Thank you Julie for spending time with dogs that may have been put down otherwise. More...
Julie is amazing! I’m excited for her future with this rescue! Congrats! And can’t wait to see you flourish �
I am so excited for you Lisa! The love and compassion you have for these babies is priceless. I love seeing your work. I'm looking forward to your Rescue's success with these beautiful furbabies.
Becky Thomas Millimaki
I'm so happy to see the induction of this rescue!! these two ladies truly have the dogs' best interest as top priority!! you go girls... !!
Lisa is amazing with dogs. I live in the Atlanta area and have asked for advice from here after some incidents with our rescue. She was willing to take him and train him for us. But she was introduced to Kody we knew she was special. No one can come around Kody. He’s not aggressive he’s defensive. She adores him and was the first person outside of our home that he would even come to without trying to eat them. LOL He has won our hearts and has become part of our home. He still has issues and we still call for assistance and guidance from time to time. More to talk me off the ledge. � Train the people too! We spoil our kiddos they are well taken care of. We don’t give up on fur babies he makes four. Can’t think of anyone I would trust with babies like Lisa. More...
I’ve never seen more loving and caring rescue than these ladies!!
Dawn Harrison Bastien
You couldn’t find two better ladies to trust for rescue or training of any dog! �
Absolutely love the owners. Julie has a true passion for all animals, but goes the extra mile to help those that are considered “unadoptable” and find them furever homes.
Martha Smart Kerr
I’ve volunteered in Rescue with both of these ladies. If you need any help with your furbabies these are the ladies that WILL help!!
Lisa and Julie are amazing! They were absolutely wonderful with my dogs and are incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate in what they do!
Julie is my niece. She has a HUGE heart for animals. I've seen how she loves and cares for them. All her fosters and her own pets (family members) are so loved and well cared for. This is a rescue that puts these beautiful animals first. Please support Julie and Lisa. It will go far for these beautiful, lovable animals. A great organization to get involved in. A place you can TRUST to do right by these amazing fur kids. More...
Julie and Lisa are wonderful ladies whose love of animals shines through everything they do. You can consider yourself very lucky to work with these ladies. I would trust them with my own animals or heck even my child lol. No questions asked! More...