Buzz to the Rescues Reviews & Product Details

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What do you like best?

The software is so dynamic and very customizable. This at first sounds complex, but the software breaks it down so everyone can work together effectively. I work with the marketing and teams who coordinates the adoption/foster/volunteer process and everyone of all experiences can work together without needing a strong technical background for database management nor web development. The software is dynamic in a sense that there is always room to grow. As the rescue got bigger and our influx of rescue pups increased, we needed to update the user's experience. Laurie's team did an amazing job bringing our site to where it is without any issues! She was able to tell me the specific technologies, they focused on automating the backend processes, and I was able to effectively focus on the design and user's experience. AMAZING TEAM AND SOFTWARE.

Laurie is an amazing person! Her team is very organized and when we set deadlines and goals, they go above and beyond! She is a kind hearted person who's true focus is to help rescues. She helped us with our first and very successful virtual event and made our donation process in the event so flawless. She had a lot of great pointers to have a better SEO score in turn shortened our adoption turnover rate. She has worked with a lot of different rescues and you are not only paying for a software, you are getting a lot of advice and tools to make your process successful! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The integration is so fluid it is hard to see where the software ends and when a new add on is a third party add on. I quickly got that resolved when I talked to the team. So no real issues! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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The software made our donation process so flawless 🎉🎊. They did an amazing job paving the path on our first virtual event. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streamlined the adopt, foster, volunteer, and donation process. Having the capability to create events on the site so all the money goes back into the Rescue. Having the capability to customize the software as the rescue grows. Having an open line with the software developer team and a great relationship with them. To me, the team is like family! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Buzz to the Rescues Overview

What is Buzz to the Rescues?

You Rescue THEM. We Rescue YOU. The ONLY All-in-one website + software package for Pet Rescues, Sanctuaries, and Shelters. DOGS & CATS Public Profile: Includes Short & Long Dog Description, Unlimited Images, Video Physical Characteristics including Breed(s), Color(s), Age & Gender, Likes (Kids, Dogs, Cats, Small Animals, Livestock), Special Needs, Show if the Dog is Bonded with another Dog Internal Pet Management: History, Routine, Disposition, Medical, Vaccinations, Microchip, Foster info, upload unlimited documents, internal notes per animal. Surrender application. APPLICATIONS Adopter, Foster, Volunteer. Seamless approval process. Match pets with adopters & fosters. Easily move pets between homes. Run reports. Include Home Visit notes. Fill out forms and relate pets to new adopters directly at adoption events. Automated eMails. Manage contracts, notes, and documents. DONATIONS Donor Management Suite. Automated per animal donation form. Using the built-in reporting feature you an easily measure campaign performance. Optional tributes, recurring donations, automated end of year receipts, customized thank you emails, PDF receipts, multi-currency, integrated with Quickbooks. Integrated with Amazon Wishlist, GoFundMe, iGive, Kuranda, Max & Neo, Chewy. WEBSITE Professional design. Looks perfect on phones, tablets, and computers. Keep your domain. Let your team manage the site without knowing code. Advanced Site Security. Stop giving away traffic to other sites. SOFTWARE INTEGRATIONS Seamlessly integrates with Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet, Found Animals Microchip Registry, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, PayPal, Quickbooks, Google Drive, and More. PERFECT FOR: Animal Shelters | Pet Shelters | Dog Shelters | Cat Shelters Animal Sanctuaries | Pet Sanctuaries | Dog Sanctuaries | Cat Sanctuaries Animal Rescues | Pet Rescues | Dog Rescues | Cat Rescues HAVE QUESTIONS? WANT TO LEARN MORE? Click Here: https://rescueyourrescue.com/ To Schedule Your Walkthrough

Buzz to the Rescues Details
Languages Supported
English, Spanish
Product Description

The ONLY holistic website + Software for pet Rescues, Sanctuaries and Shelters. - ADOPT out more pets - INCREASE your donations - GROW your volunteer base and - AMPLIFY your rescue's message. Everything you need, all under one roof.


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Buzz Group, Inc.
Company Website
Year Founded
2006
HQ Location
Redondo Beach, CA
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
1 employees on LinkedIn®
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Buzz team has been great to work with. This is the first time that our organization has worked with a software platform specifically designed for pet rescues. Our team has been overly satisfied with the product and look forward to continued integration as web design and creativity are ever growing. Buzz has excellent customer service and turn-around-times. Their Team Lead is responsive to questions outside of business hours when necessary. That is a luxury we are delighted to have! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some pieces of the website are not able to be edited on the user end. However, if a request is presented to the Buzz Team, edits can be accommodated to meet our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One place for EVERYTHING! Buzz is our “go to” for adoption, foster, and volunteer management. Having one dashboard to house it all has been fantastic. The integration with Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet, Found Animals, and PayPal has been wonderful. We look forward to utilizing the donation management options this year. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Development Analyst
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What do you like best?

The Buzz to the Rescue software makes everything easier. They created a beautiful, custom website where users can submit applications to adopt, foster, or volunteer with our rescue. The volunteer portal to manage dogs and applicants is comprehensive yet easy to use. When switching over to their system, their development team helped me easily transfer and load our historical data. Truly, I can not say enough great things about Buzz to the Rescues. Their software has made us more efficient and streamlined, which has directly translated to more dogs in loving homes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We had a few requests at the beginning of the implementation that resulted in an extra cost for custom development. This gave us pause at first but our concerns were alleviated by their upgrade policy. When they add a custom feature for one rescue, that benefit is rolled out to ALL rescues, so it is a bit like paying into a communal pot. Since getting our site up and running we've benefited from additional customer requests at no additional charge. It's a nice reminder that we are all in this together! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do it. The software has improved our organization in innumerable ways! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before Buzz we managed our Volunteers, Applicants, Dogs, and website all via different platforms. Buzz provided a unified, single location where we could manage everything important to the rescue. This has been a huge timesaver, which in the rescue world, translates to a literal lifesaver for our surrendered dogs. Buzz to the Rescues has helped us to be more efficient, modern, and accessible and we can't recommend them highly enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The Buzz software was designed specifically for animal rescues and shelters. Using Buzz means all of our dog records (including medical), online applications for dogs, fosters and volunteering are IN ONE PLACE! Having our small team of dedicated volunteers use one platform has saved us hours of precious resources by streamlining our interview & approval process. Training our team to use the Buzz platform was painless - after 2 hour-long sessions we were ready to roll. It’s intuitive and we become seasoned pros in no time. It was great to be able to modify some application questions as we are breed-specific and Weims have some peculiar & socially imperfect qualities. Thanks to Buzz, we now have a gorgeous website we can modify ourselves, and all the application information feeds into the backend. Seriously - save your rescue time - money - and aggravation- sign up with Buzz today! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As our team is not particularly tech savvy - we are learning about “Bugs” and that some fixes are beyond our abilities. That said - that the Buzz team is incredibly responsive. Their turnaround time is very fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had an outdated website and making changes took forever as we relied on a person outside the rescue. With Buzz we can make changes ourselves instantly.

Our applications were not online. We used google sheets, excel, and our own computers to keep records on dogs and adopters. This chaotic nightmare is finally over now that we only use Buzz.

Getting donations in and managing receipts took a lot of time. Now that GLWR donations are linked from our website to a plug-in called GIVE, receipts and annual totals are sent to donors automatically. Imagine! This costs us $250 a year and is worth every penny. We save that in stamps and thank you cards alone! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

We picked this platform because it integrates so many of the features we used to manage separately... Animal database, website, adoption process, foster contacts, volunteer management, donations. Everything is integrated into one single dashboard. The best part... add a new animal to the database and PRESTO, you have a web profile too! We are very happy with the website that Buzz to the Rescues built for us as part of the package. Check it out at www.mazatlananimalrescue.com Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's not much to dislike. We had several minor challenges in our transition, but the Buzz team has been very supportive to help us either figure out how to make the system work for us OR to adapt the system to make it work better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a really great platform for rescue organizations that manage large numbers of animals. The integration between the animal database and the website alone saves us a lot of time. Buzz really understands the animal rescue world and has built a system based on that understanding. They continue to grow the system, add features and provide excellent support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Once of our biggest challenges as a Mexican rescue that some parts of our organization operate in both English and Spanish. Buzz was very responsive to this challenge and they are currently working with us to translate our website and add some translatable features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This software not only enhances our processes, but streamlines many of our time-involved tasks, allowing us to focus on the 'bigger picture' of saving our favorite breed. We were able to replace all the various apps we previously used with an all-in-one platform. After adding the costs we paid to various companies for email, web hosting, backups, SSL certificates, blog design, etc, we now pay just one vendor for only a few dollars more each month. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Training new technology to seasoned volunteers is always a struggle, but Buzz's support was easily understood and the design flow is well written. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our former website used PHP 5.2.x (no longer supported) for our online applications. We wanted to replace all the various apps we used with an all-in-one platform. We now have more time to spend more time with the dogs than behind a computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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