Dear Nicole:

No words can express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all that you have done to help us find Stella "Bella". You are truly an amazing person. Your wisdom and support helped us to locate Bella. Thank you for immediately coming to our community and for acting quickly. You are a special person and you were always reassuring and gave us the tools, comfort and knowledge to find our beautiful lab.


Donna Chiaia - Franklin Lake, NJ

"First and foremost... I am forever grateful to Nicole at Buddha for getting Collin to safety. This entire ordeal has been a complete nightmare and Buddha just ended it for us! I couldn’t think or even type last nite… I was filled with emotion knowing Collin would not spend another night outside trying to survive. Being 4 hours away and never having dealt with a lost dog in this manner... I knew nothing about dog recovery. Nicole contacted me on Nov. 25th and right away ... I knew this woman was a pro. She gave us direction as to what to do, what not to do and stayed on this with us day and night. I have to also say Nicole is the most genuine people I have encountered. Her heart is truly in this… they are true rescue people along with a special skill! For anyone who has had the pleasure to meet or work with her… you know exactly what I’m talking about! Amazingly, they trapped Collin in 5 days… I really wish I had called them sooner. They spent days and nights out there watching and waiting for Collin… Nicole sick with pneumonia did not give up and we were not either! Seeing the condition he was in… he certainly would not have survived too much longer. This sweet shy boy is alive and safe and I can’t ever thank Nicole enough… I tear up every time I start to think about when I got the message from Nicole last nite…. “got him”. Collin is safe, he spent the night in the ER and will be on the mend for quite awhile, but he is alive and all due to Nicole n…. Not giving up! I am forever grateful. If you are ever in this kind of a situation, please take my advice and do not wait! I will be shedding tears all day.... thank you Nicole! <3 <3 <3 The hearts are from Collin!"

Tanja Macaris - Legacy German Shepherd Rescue


"We would like to thank Buddha Dog Rescue & Recovery for safely trapping blue. We couldn't have done it without you, you're the best of the best!"

Eleventh Hour Rescue


"Last week Lulu, our 8- month old rescue, pulled out of her collar while I was taking her for a walk in our yard. It was 7pm and pitch black outside. Lulu had only been with us for 6 days and she was incredibly skittish and unfamiliar with her new surroundings. I gently tried to approach her but she got spooked and bolted down the main road, faster than I could keep up with. After helplessly driving around my neighborhood for hours I decided I would try again in the morning. The next morning I drove around again, but no luck. I made posters and hung them around town. Nothing. I was devastated and had no idea what more I could do... Later that day a friend suggested I contact Nicole Asher at Buddha Dog Rescue. I called Nicole and even though she lived well over an hour away and a hurricane was on the horizon, she immediately calmed me over the phone jumped in her car to come help me find lulu. Nicole taught me all about tracking dogs and how to generate effective sightings by people in town. She assured me that once the sightings started to come in we would have a 90% chance of getting lulu. I have to admit I wasn't sure if I believed her. The odds seemed impossible. But sure enough the sightings came in, and Nicole was able to track lulu . Within 24 hours Nicole had trapped lulu in a humane crate and our ordeal was over with a very happy ending. We had our girl back- thanks to Nicole."

Courtney Feldman


"Hi, Nicole,

Update on Bea: she has been doing ALL her business outside for the past 3 weeks or so. Only accidents are when my husband goes to leash her up: she gets so excited!

She is super-duper smart. And sweet. Has met the neighborhood dogs . . . a little. She's careful. NOT into meeting the people, however but they're very understanding and we'll get there. Funny, she showed no hesitation with us. I guess she was just so glad to be home, any home!

She's such a sweet, adorable and smart little girl. Hard to belive she's been through so much. Nicole, I can't even imagine what would have happened to her if you hadn't come to the rescue. I just don't think she ever would have surfaced . . . Nice to go to sleep knowing she's safe and sound. Thank you for that.


Ginny Read


"Jenn and Nicole really do know how to trap a dog and reunite them with family. We are so blessed after 2 long weeks to have our Great Dane Nala back home. We tried on our own for days then Buddha Dog Rescue stepped in. They put up hundreds of flyers, took over, marked sightings on a map, stayed out at night in their car watching for the dog, set up traps and through their hard work and perseverance they finally caught our girl. She is back home safe and sound sleeping on the couch. We can't thank them enough!!"

Lynnea Olson


"Nicole, Thank you for helping us get Ginny back! You have an amazing talent! We couldnt have done it without you!

Sadie Mae foundation


"My dog recently went missing. I had no idea what to do, where to turn, the right thing to do, the wrong thing to do. I put up many flyers, had family and friends helping out the best they could. Some people had referred me to Nicole of Buddha Dog Rescue and Recovery. I was a little skeptical of calling at first but the moment I started talking to her, I felt positive. The most positive I felt in the almost 3 days that she was missing. I called Nicole Tues morning. We had sightings that night. Had my dog back home by Wed evening. Nicole definitely knows what she is doing. She truly has a gift and I will be forever grateful for the amazing job she has done. If your pet goes missing contact Nicole. She is the best!!!!"

Sara Grosse


"I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation to Nicole and her friend. From. The moment they found out that bailey was missing she was in her car looking for bailey. Nicole jumped right into action..creating the flyer, helping to distribute them and spent countless hours looking for Bailey. I am forever indebted to her for her kindness, her calm demeanor, and her passion. Nicole is an amazing human being. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Jose and Tina."

Jose Faggiani


"I can't say enough good things!! We would never have been so successful getting our dog back so quickly without Nicole's help! She literally dropped everything and rearranged her life to help us."

Robin Guzauckas


"I have never met anyone as passionate as Nicole, she worked tirelessly trying to find my pup, Apollo! There aren't enough words to thank you enough for all that you do!"

Petra Conen


"So blessed and thankful to have Nicole's help with getting our Sophie home to us..our family is once again complete and we are forever grateful!"

Tammy Dilorio


"Nicole combines her natural love of animals with her drive and expertise to show time and time again that she can get the job done. Her commitment to the animal is what sets her apart from what I like to call "the psychic network rescuers"... There's no phony baloney just Nicole ' s hard work that helps these lost babies find their way home.."

Cara Petricca


"I have followed all of your rescues sometimes on the edge of my seat and am always in awe of your dedication and devotion. You never give up and always get the dog home."

Julie Wyland



Nicole-2 Persimmon -0
Our Percy likes to keep Nicole busy but once again he was no match to her boss like trapping skills. After missing for 33 hrs he was trapped by Nicole.
We posted hundreds of flyers and 10 calls and sightings came in. NICOLE figured out his pattern in a nano second after that the traps and cameras were placed.

At this moment in time we have decided that Persimmon has found his forever home with our rescue.
Buddha Dog unleashed some serious Seal Team Six skills and saved his life again. God bless you. The adventure is over."

- Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs


"10 years on the streets of the Bronx, but just about 36 hours on the streets of Poughkeepsie. Thank you, Buddha Dog Rescue and Recovery for simply being the best at what you do. "Got him" texts from Nicole Asher are some of my favorite messages to receive! Trapping a loose dog is not a 9-5 job. When a trap is set, Nicole will sleep in her car monitoring it by camera. Nicole constantly shows there is only one way to do something, the right way, and her results speak for themselves. Buddha Dog and Nicole ROCK! Thanks for rescuing Percy and bringing him to safety in not only the Bronx but also Poughkeepsie."

- Angela E. Flesland


June 12th, 2016

"For 19 days our dog Kellie was lost. For 19 days our family was broken. We searched, hung signs, and spoke with everyone we saw. Friends and family rallied around us, strangers and businesses too. We met wonderful people who understood our search and heartbreak. We were grateful for the outpouring of help and support but nothing was bringing us any closer to having Kellie home.

We reached out to Nicole of Buddha Dog on our 17th evening. Nicole jumped right in and did what she does best. She took the time to listen to Kellie’s story, studied her and the map we had created of the sightings. Nicole scouted the area, made a plan, and put it all into motion. On the 19th night of Kellie’s being lost, Nicole put our family back together. She sat outside the enclosure where she had trapped Kellie, talking tenderly and lovingly until Lisa arrived.

We do not know how to say thank you and express our gratitude to Nicole in a way that would do justice to how we feel. Her understanding of dog behavior, especially that of a dog she has never met before, is amazing. She uses her training, knowledge, and her excellent intuition to bring them home to families that love them so dearly.

If your dog is missing, do not wait another minute, call Buddha dog/Nicole, follow exactly the instructions she provides you with, answer her questions with all the information you can provide her, and then be ready with open arms to welcome home your best friend and family member."

Lisa, Erin, Viki, Michael and Kellie


August 6, 2017

"We are so grateful for Nicole Asher at https://www.buddhadogrescueandrecovery.com for taking over the Search after 7 long days. Though we are grateful for the help of the other group, without Nicole's vast knowledge of dog trapping and her state of the art equipment, #Babycakes may very well still be lost. There were so many obstacles and resistance (yes resistance) but Nicole overcome all of it to bring our baby home to us. Yesterday, at 5am a heavy rain storm came (I believe God brought it to us) and Babycakes apparently sought shelter on the back porch of a home approximately one football field length away from the feeding/trapping station where Babycakes had been conditioned (also photographed and videotaped) to come eat for the previous three days. The residents had recently received a Robo call about our missing Babycakes (Nicole recommended I buy that service) so when they saw the dog on their porch they did not hesitate, they put two and two together... they did not call her name, they did not chase her, they let her sleep and called animal control. Sean at Toms River Animal Control picked her-up and on his way back to the shelter he stopped at WaWa. He parked right in front of one of the signs that Nicole made for us (I had just hung that sign about 10 minutes earlier). He saw #Babycakes picture and called my number which was boldly posted on the sign. Minutes later Babycakes was being dropped off right at the front door of our Aunt & Uncles house where we were staying in Toms River. We cannot tell you enough how important it is to have the right person doing the right job at the right time. If your dog ever unfortunately winds-up missing, Nicole Asher is that person to call immediately. We love her! We believe without a doubt that God had divinely appointed her in our lives for such a moment as this. Last night we all finally got a great night's rest and #Babycakes slept on some comfy blankets and in her bed for the first time in 12 days."

Patrick and Barbie Racaniello