Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$125 raised by 3 donors

1% complete

$25,000 Goal

Jim and Bettye Baker have had a life long passion for helping animals in need. As part of that passion, they formed Oak Hill Animal Rescue 20 years ago to help save even more dogs and cats and bring public awareness to the overwhelming and constant need. During that time, OHAR has saved over approximately 3,000 animals, primarily those facing euthanasia at overcrowded local shelters. Many come to us with various medical needs including awful heartworms that are so prevalent in the south. No matter what the issue, OHAR supports and cares for them until they find their forever homes. 

But that's not all we do...

OHAR is part of a network of organizations that saves dogs from South Texas where there are fewer rescues and resources to help. We assist in transporting these dogs to DFW Airport where they are boarded on planes destined for other areas of the country and much better chances for adoption.

Our wheelchair therapy dogs spent many years participating in Baylor Rehabilitation Institute's Pet Assisted Therapy Program. They visit patients and provide emotional support during the individuals therapy and recovery process. You can often see these dogs at our adoption events and nearby retail establishments teaching people about mobility solutions for pets.

We provided dogs to P.R.E.P. (Patience, Responsibility, Empathy, Partnership), a program run by a local non-profit organization called Youth With Faces. The dogs attend courses with young men within the Dallas County Juvenile Authority for At Risk Youth. The teens teach the dogs basic obedience skills while learning skills they can use to find employment after leaving detention.

So rescue is not what we DO....it's who we ARE:-)


Compassion in Action - to show by example the simplest ways to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Our Vision

- To Save Lives!

- To be recognized for the highest standards and integrity in rescue

- Educate the public on euthanasia rates and effective spay/neuter philosophies

- To end the needless suffering of animals anywhere we see it


Our Needs

Some of our animals are in foster homes but the majority are cared for in our private shelter. The shelter is a 2,000 square foot heated/cooled building with several large play yards. There are many expenses involved in operating the facility and providing care for all the animals.

- $15,500 in dog & cat food per year

- $6,000 in routine medications (HW & flea/tick preventives)

- $5,000 in utilities

- $10,000 for routine vet costs (spay/neuter, vaccines, heart work treatment, minor illnesses)

- $ ?? Always animals needing extra veterinary care for injuries or major ailments

- $4,000 fuel and maintenance for our bus and van used for transporting

We primarily use a large bus, a Sprinter, and a smaller van for transporting to and from adoption events, vet appointments and for the airport transports for the South Texas dogs. With so much use there are constant maintenance needs, but this year has been especially hard. Both the bus and the Sprinter required major repairs totaling over $10,000.

Equity Statement

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

Foster Angel

Your Home

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Volunteering

Adoption Event Volunteer

Our adoption center in Rockwall and/or other events in the area

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)




Animals, Community Improvement

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hood, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant


Post Office Box 367
Seagoville, TX 75159