Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Cressie Animal Refuge & Enrichment Center

Rating: 4.63 stars   19 reviews 1,303

Address:

1614 Doe Park San Antonio TX 78248 USA

Mission:

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

Reviews for Cressie Animal Refuge & Enrichment Center

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had a bad experience fostering for them. CARE has charming sales persons but in my experience they showed little regard for the foster pets’ best interest. Although CARE appears to be a cool deal on the surface, after further examination, I didn’t see long term commitment to the pets. Luckily by virtue of the northern markets they advertise in many of them get good homes. Two stars for that. Their hearts are not in the same place as mine. It made me wary to foster for other groups but turns out most other groups are a lot more caring and committed to the pets. This group was not a good fit for me and what I expect from a nonprofit type group, I felt it was operated like a for profit business.

 
Flag review
Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

CARE is the WORST organization that I have ever worked with. As a foster I had the worst experience... This organization is just in it for the money! They charge $550.00 for an adoption fee and use fosters to take care of their pets and all the do is pocket the money. They are very unprofessional and extremely rude! If you are thinking about fostering/ adopting do it with another organization that is actually in it to help the animals and one that isn't in it for the money.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Cressie Animal Refuge and Enrichment, d.b.a. CARE, has saved hundreds of dogs this year alone! San Antonio is probably the worst place to be a stray dog as hundreds of dogs are euthanized monthly here. CARE saves dogs from euthanasia from the city shelter and places them in homes for foster and adoption. CARE founders and volunteers are committed to saving lives and making San Antonio a better place for those who cannot help or speak for themselves.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My involvement with CARE started when I saw an advertisement on my employer’s buy/sell site; and there was Cleo, looking for a forever home. That was about five years ago and the rest is history. My wife and I welcomed Cleo into our family. Soon after that, my wife joined the CARE board and I recently joined. CARE truly makes a difference in the lives dogs in our community.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I volunteer for CARE and I adopted a dog from them. Peggy Brink and her team are very compassionate, caring, and they are doing a great job in helping San Antonio's pet overpopulation problem. As an adopter I can say that the adoption process was very smooth and the communication was exceptional. I am proud to volunteer for them and I recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a pet.

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We adopted our dog through CARE and had a wonderful experience! I was concerned about adopting a dog long distance (Texas to Oregon) but Alex (Lightening) was exactly what we'd been looking for so I took a chance. Vickie's communication was excellent, she even sent us videos because we couldn't meet the dog in person, which made us feel at ease about long distance adoption. I was so excited to meet our little guy at the airport and bring him home with us! We have remained in contact with Vickie, sending her photos and videos as Alex settles in to his new family because she truly cares about the dogs and wants to make sure her foster dogs are happy and settled into the right home.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I adopted my dog through CARE and couldn't be more pleased with the service that was provided. The fee was reasonable and communication was excellent. Vickie was amazing throughout the whole process and it ended with me finding my perfect dog. Thanks so much!!!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I moved to San Antonio and knew exactly 2 people. My sister suggested I become a foster to get to know people. I started looking at organizations in the area and was quickly overwhelmed by the pet over population problem! When I decided to call CARE about becoming a foster, I had no idea how my life would change, and all for the better! Within days I had my first foster, and within days of meeting him, I had found an adopter! The joy of putting Petey in his forever home was something I didn't even know existed until that moment. Soon after, Peggy invited me to lunch and one idea progressed to the next. I am now an active board member who has served in just about every area of the organization from fostering to business expansion! The pride I feel in being tied to a local 501c3 that is volunteer run, has a solid business foundation and works to save lives and complete families is unsurpassed!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a foster for CARE. Peggy and her team are selfless warriors in their quest to save the lives of countless creatures who have been discarded or misplaced. They truly CARE about each and every animal and continue to shine a light of hope into heartbreaking situations. Thank you for your hard work and continued dedication to this important mission.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a specific breed and I had a friend refer me to CARE. I emailed them and within a few hours they called me with a match! I live in Canada and it took some extra work for them to get him across the border, but they had an option for me to pick my new pup up just a few hours away from where I lived. Within a week I had my amazing new dog. All the girls I dealt with at CARE were extremely helpful, quick to respond, and very nice. I have had my dog for over 6 months now and he is amazing, polite, and extremely gentle with my daughter. I could not have asked for a better experience. THANKS CARE!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
Flag review