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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

These people either know nothing about the dogs they adopt out or else falsify it. Do not trust anything they say because most likely it's made up to get the dog adopted.
There was enough wrong info on the dog's paperwork to make me question whether or not it got all the vaccinations listed on the one sheet.
And because the dog had bitten my child when we got it home I wanted to make sure he got his rabies shot. The rabies vaccination paperwork given with my adopted dog was neither signed by a vet nor stamped with the vets seal. When I called Samantha to ask about it she rudely responded that "there was phone number on it wasn't there?"
When I brought the dog to its new vet, they called the number on the rabies paperwork and apparently that vet keeps no records whatsoever of the dogs he services. None. That seemed incredibly suspicious. It's like they just have photocopies of this paper to give people when they get dogs at their adoption events.
If that wasn't enough, the dog was neutered and in his paperwork had a date for the sutures to be removed. When I adopted him, it was almost two weeks past the date for it to be removed. They didn't even bother taking them out! And again when questioned about it was rudely told to just bring him in during their next adoption event.
No thank you!
After adopting the dog I wanted nothing else to do with this horrible organization. They clearly care nothing about rescue and only about making money- The $300 cash only adoption fees. Avoid them and go with a more reputable organization unless you are just desperate to save a pet from their "care."

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

These people either know nothing about the dogs they adopt out or else falsify it. Do not trust anything they say because most likely it's made up to get the dog adopted.
There was enough wrong info on the dog's paperwork to make me question whether or not it got all the vaccinations listed on the one sheet.
And because the dog had bitten my child when we got it home I wanted to make sure he got his rabies shot. The rabies vaccination paperwork given with my adopted dog was neither signed by a vet nor stamped with the vets seal. When I called Samantha to ask about it she rudely responded that "there was phone number on it wasn't there?"
When I brought the dog to its new vet, they called the number on the rabies paperwork and apparently that vet keeps no records whatsoever of the dogs he services. None. That seemed incredibly suspicious. It's like they just have photocopies of this paper to give people when they get dogs at their adoption events.
If that wasn't enough, the dog was neutered and in his paperwork had a date for the sutures to be removed. When I adopted him, it was almost two weeks past the date for it to be removed. They didn't even bother taking them out! And again when questioned about it was rudely told to just bring him in during their next adoption event.
No thank you!
After adopting the dog I wanted nothing else to do with this horrible organization. They clearly care nothing about rescue and only about making money- The $300 cash only adoption fees. Avoid them and go with a more reputable organization unless you are just desperate to save a pet from their "care."

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

One star is TOO MANY stars. If I could give them negative stars I would. I can't even believe the audacity of these people. They don't care at all about these dogs. My husband and I wanted to add another family member to our loving home. We have another dog already so obviously we want to make sure that the new dog would get along and also they he would love his new life. I have always felt it was unfair to any pet to bring it into an environment they didn't love and weren't happy at. I contacted them about a terrapoo listed on petfinder and asked a couple of questions. They responded with "if it's not listed on pet finder then the answer is we don't know." Okay, that's fair. I feel like it could have been said a little nice but I guess not everyone has manners. I emailed back asking about the program where the let people foster dogs for a week before adoption. The reply started off with "with all due respect" and proceeded to be tasteless. They said that "this mix of breed is one of the top 5 most wanted breeds so there is nothing to try out. Because it's so popular we are sure that he will promptly be adopted at our next event." Well I'm glad to know that the only criteria they have for getting dogs into a good home is that it happens "promptly" and to people who have the money to adopt. They don't care about questions or that people are wanting to make sure the dog is happy. Apparently it's annoying to want to make sure the dog goes to a home where the owner wants to make sure they will be happy. I don't care about the most popular breed, I care about whether the dog will have a good life but apparently that was the wrong attitude. Stay away from them, and I honestly can't believe petsmart would sponsor a rescue like this. They should be ashamed.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people 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.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The dog I adopted is sick. According to my vet, this is very common with this organization! Watch out!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

5 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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

10 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.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

18 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.

 
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