All Terrier Rescue Hunters Crossing Inc
Rating: 1.46 stars 13 13 reviews 884
18325 Sw Division St Aloha OR 97007 USA
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We chose to foster a dog before adopting to see if she would fit in with our other 2 dogs. At no time was I told that I could not return the dog before the week was up. This sweet pup has become aggressive with my other dogs and with me. My husband has tried calling and left messages to see if we can bring her back so all the dogs can be relived of the stress they are under. Clearly this is not a good match. We have tried everything to make this work. So 3 days and 3 messages and no return call so far. If they are concerned about these dogs I would think that they would at the very least call us back and let us bring her to someone where she would not be so stressed. This is not a safe or healthy situation for any of the animals at this point but there is nothing we can do until someone calls us back! On another note, Samantha is one of the rudest people I have met. Short tempered, not helpful, and clearly is overwhelmed or something. I witnessed her yanking on leashes, yelling at volunteers and in general being rude to a lot of the people she was interacting with including me. She acts like it is an inconvenience to answer as question and responds like you are asking a stupid question. If you are interested in adopting a dog you need to know something about them. She gives information that is clearly incorrect. She told us that the dog we were interested in is 1 1/2-2 yrs old. After getting her home it is clear that she is maybe 10 - 12 mo old. So if you don't know say you don't know, don't give out bad information. They ask no questions about what kind of home these dogs are going to. I watched a small puppy go to a home with 5 kids that were pulling on it and manhandling it even before they got to the car. The poor dog was trying to get away!!!!
Next time I will do my research before I choose a rescue organization to work with. This is not the one. I will update when we hear back from the about returning the little black lab that is so unhappy in our home.
1 person found this review helpful
Our family had been considering adopting a dog for quite a while. After seeing an event flyer for this rescue at a Petsmart, we decided to stop by and see the dogs. First, they arrived in a van with cages pile on top of each other and dogs crammed everywhere. When they were finally set up, we went to look at the dogs. There was a small brown puppy that caught my eye immediately and I asked to hold her. I was told that I had to use hand sanitizer because of some issue with this particular litter. I understood that and complied. The puppies were tiny so I assumed their immune systems were still not fully developed and the handler offered no further details. The puppy was very calm and loved being held. I asked the handler about the dogs breed and her exact answer was "we don't know anything about the dogs. We just take them and then get rid of them." My heart sank. She was so rude and cold and uncaring toward the dogs. I had to make sure that at least one dog did not go back home with this group. I took her straight to the check out area they have set up and paid the cash only $300. While waiting, I heard one of the other workers tell 3 people that she would give them the antibiotics for the kennel cough. I knew when adopting this dog that there were going to be health issues but I honestly just wanted to save her from her horrific surroundings. Their paperwork said "most people say they don't see the dogs true personality for many weeks after bringing them home. I'm convinced that is because the dogs are so sick they can't function. They recommend a vet to take them too and even suggest that they will help in the first 7 days. I knew if they had done such a horrible job to start with I sure wasn't going to let them continue caring for her. She ended up being diagnosed with kennel cough, collapsed trachea and giardia. The kennel cough was an easy, though expensive, medicine and it cleared up in a few weeks. The collapsed trachea is common in this tiny breed and was eased by putting a harness on the dog instead of a collar when on a leash. The giardia, on the other hand, has been a nightmare. The diarrhea alone has been horrible. But it has taken three rounds, of $120 each time medicine, to even get close to her being better. They also pushe an all organic diet that they swore she loved. After buying the very expensive food, she refused to eat. Although this could have been more due to her being so sick. We are thankful to that we found a wonderful vet who loves this dog as much as we do and she has really helped make her in to the loving dog she is. She still has the giardia, 2 months later. But I am happy knowing she is in a safe and loving home instead of what I can imagine she suffered through. She was VERY shy and scared of people when they approached her when we adopted her. Today, she is a fun and outgoing puppy who had a hearty appetite and loves being around people. I'd beware of this rescue if you don't have the time to care for a sick dog. But if your heart really is in saving and rescuing a dog, please I beg you to go to this event and help the dogs there. They really need someone who will love them and can afford the bills.
1 person found this review helpful
The dog I adopted is sick. According to my vet, this is very common with this organization! Watch out!
3 people found this review helpful
My husband and I along with our two kids got to PetSmart on Cascade Ave right at 1:00 PM on Saturday to see a Husky that was up for adoption. He was not there. Yes, I was disappointed but even more so when we were told by the person running the rescue that there are other Huskies out there. That was not the point. We literally had to pry the information out of her to find out that the dog had not yet been neutered and therefore could not be inside the store and it was to hot outside to show him outside. I totally understood that and even though I thought the person was very rude in her tone and her comment I decided to email them Saturday inquiring whether I could meet the dog before the next showing on Thursday from 4 - 7 as I live in the same area as the shelter. I received the following response and was tickled pink..."I am happy to show him to you on Thursday at the Petsmart at 4 pm if you would like that appt please let me know." I responded with "Whew...I almost missed your reply as I was scanning for a different email address. Yes please, I would like the appointment to meet him at Petsmart this Thursday at 4 PM." Well, as you can guess, things didn't go as planned today. Here is what I emailed back today..."I was there today before 4:00 PM. Apparently, two people were there before me and one of them got to adopt the Husky. I was there last Saturday but the Husky was not there as he had not yet been neutered, and it was to hot to have him outside. I went back today for the 4:00 appointment that we agreed to via email but it did not make a difference. It was very disappointing to me and to my kids as well, who were there last Saturday and thankfully not there today.
I suggest not asking folks who email you if they would like an appointment if you are not going to keep the appointment. While I was there I was told that each person who wanted to adopt would be spoken to and the best home would be picked but that didn't happen either. The guy who was there to adopt the Husky was not spoken to and I was only asked whether I live in a house or an apt. I was told by the woman who runs the rescue that the dog would probably be back there in a couple weeks as the girl who was adopting him could not handle him. I said that was sad and not good for the dog, and the response I got was that the dog has to learn somehow. That is a terrible attitude to have for someone who is supposed to care for these dogs, and care about getting them in the right home. The whole point is to not have them end up in a shelter again....isn't it?
The entire experience was very disheartening. It's experiences like these that make people like me want to buy a dog from a breeder in lieu of going through what my family has gone through to get the dog since last Saturday.
I can only hope my comments will make a positive difference."
I got the impression that it's just a business and not a way to truly help pair folks with the rescues. She could not be bothered to provide any information. Last Saturday we literally had to keep digging to get more information about whether the dog was still available and when we could see him next. Her tone was very insulting. I would never recommend anyone to All Terrier Rescue in Aloha, OR for adoption.
Awesome experience! We've had our pup for 3 weeks. They are always there to answer any questions we have had on Barfly. Our family has had the best luck to our newest addition!
6 people found this review helpful
These people flat out lied to us about the dog they wanted us to adopt. Now it's been two long years of daily training and she's nearly a decent pet. They told me she loved dogs and people, stopped whining as soon as she settled in, had never gotten in any fights with other dogs, liked the city, etc. When she was a little reactive in the petsmart they said that was not like her at all, it was just chaotic there so she was nervous. I should've known better than to believe them, but I had been so clear with my questions and what I could not have in a dog, I didn't think they'd be dishonest if they wanted to find her a good home.
She is intensely neurotic, whines all the time, extremely reactive and aggressive toward other dogs and sometimes people, everything you don't want is what they pawned off on me.
When I contacted them about her again they changed their story completely. Said that I wasn't being "firm" enough with her and that was the only problem (even though they preach positive reinforcement). Then they told me that when she got into fights with other dogs at the shelter they would spray her in the face with bitter apple! No wonder she has a phobia of squirt bottles and hates other dogs so much! Then the lady on the phone tried to blame me, saying i just didn't know the breed (this is the only breed I've owned, we've had at least one in the house my whole life).
Horrible people who will work hard to saddle you with whatever dog they're sick of. I spent $2000 on this dog the first year in specialty training and vet bills (oh ya, your dog will be sick and have the worst worm infestation you've ever seen, and fleas).
STAY AWAY from this "rescue"! They will tell you any bold fave lie they think will get a dog out of their hair for $300.
16 people found this review helpful
We fostered the dog in photo attached for almost a month, I have two kids and another dog that this little guy bonded with during this time. All Terrior Rescue wouldn't allow us to adopt until they had him neutered. When they sent me a text to tell me when to drop him off to get neutered I asked them if we could reschedule because we were leaving town for the weekend. One of the owners was very rude and told me I had no choice but to drop him off by a certain time the next day. I asked where he would be staying and the response was incredible shocking, she told me "don't worry about it", and was refusing to tell me. I told her I wasn't bringing him until she told me as I was worried they weren't a legitimate company and was concerned with his well being. Finally she told me. The next day before we dropped him off we filed a formal complaint with PetSmart, who when discussing the matter with them said "She is better with dogs then people", "we have had multiple complaints before". Later that day as reluctant as I was we dropped our little guy off....little did we know that would be the last time we saw him...
When I sent a text to check and see how the procedure went, her response was "I sent you an email". As I read this email I was beyond disturbed... They told me that they were not giving him back to us because we were in "breach of contract" by filing a complaint with PetSmart. My family is devastated...this act of retaliation is NOT OK and must stop! We are trying to get the attention of those that could make a difference and are looking for your feedback on efforts you may have made to do the same.
9 people found this review helpful
This so called rescue gets a big fat ZERO just as do all the rescues that buy or collect from puppy mills....for sure they must pay for these animals if not they would not be making a profit from using human drugs and keeping sick animals.
They claim these animals are "up to date on shots" and "have a clean bill of health" ..yeah, right.
I hope people wise up and stop with the HAVE TO HAVE A PET neuroses. Instead go for a walk, spend time with your kids, spouse etc...then we can start to put an end to these greedy, abusive corp. aholes!
8 people found this review helpful
We adopted a puppy from All Terrier Rescue during the summer, and he's an amazing dog. Seeing the other reviews here, I assume we were lucky. ATR themselves, were much less impressive. After bringing the puppy home, (who we paid $300 for, and they made us buy other things from the PetSmart where they were adopting out their dogs), we found out he had kennnel cough. The vet also said a puppy from ATR was recently brought in with a sickness which it sadly died from, they tested our dog for the sickness (which escapes me atm), luckily he didn't have it. We contacted them, and they did uphold the health plan, but it was sketchy. They gave us the address to a house in Aloha. My dad went, and they gave him a bag of pills to give to the puppy by mouth. The kennel cough cleared up in about a week. My dad looked up the pills, and found that they were human pills from Mexico.... We got the follow up shots from the nearby veterinary clinic which has since been his main clinic.
The dog, Strider, has been great. He's very loving and playful and gets along okay with our two cats. He does have severe separation anxiety, and gets nervous and barks when he sees people outside our house.
Anyhow, I probably would have rated one star, but Strider is a very sweet boy. So I guess that makes up for it.
11 people found this review helpful
Just recently adopted a puppy from here, I do not recommend adopting a puppy from here. The puppy costs 300 dollars and apparently has all of its shots and vaccines, however the day we brought home our puppy she was infested with fleas and itching and biting herself so bad from it that she got severe gashes on her forehead. She also has been throwing up everywhere. Sadly, we have to return her to this horrible place due to the fact she doesn't get along with my cat and isn't a good fit for our family, although I love her and she is an amazing dog. The thought of her having to go back there makes me sick to my stomach. I'm in tears just thinking about giving her back.