CRITTER CARE ADOPTION INC

Rating: 1 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 147 Pine Rd % Cheryl Haywood Evans City PA 16033 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

Sounds like a trend with this lady. She (the vet that runs the program) has a dog that we've been trying to adopt for a month now. We went through a meeting with our existing dog and everything went well.

We were GRILLED about the vet records of one of our cats because of some dental problems that *may* have lingered just a smidge too long in her eyes. The vet records of our other 2 pets, including our dog, were completely overshadowed by what she may have interpreted as inappropriate care.

The backstory detail probably isn't important, so I'll just put the events in chronological order here:
1. Inquiry phone call in resopnse to Petfinder ad
2. Application submitted
3. Dogs met and got along well. We were 1 of 3 potential homes. Phone call promised by end of the week.
4. End of the week comes and goes with a thin excuse that she was ill and unable to call our references that week. Fair enough. Inconsideration forgiven.
5. 2 weeks go by
6. Saturday phone call saying she's ours if we're still interested! Yay! Note: none of our references were called. Of course we accepted!
7. I'm typing this on the day she promised to deliver the dog to us. It's 11:38am. She was supposed to deliver the dog "sometime Saturday afternoon...I'll call Monday and let you know what time". Needless to say, I probably wouldn't be writing this review if we had received that phone call. We have slim hope that she's coming home to us today.

Animals aren't being delivered to homes in a timely and considerate manner with this shelter. Having purchased our Freddy from a pet store (yes, i'm not ashamed...they need homes, too), I certainly hope this isn't an indicator of how other shelters are run.

This shelter will jerk your heart strings, make you prepare blindly, and then drop you seemingly without a second thought. The animals need homes, and they might be better off here than a kill shelter, but don't allow your hopes to get the better of you when dealing with them.

UPDATE: Sunday, 1:35pm. She FINALLY called us at 8:30pm last night (the day promised the 2nd go around) and told ME she'd be here with the dog between 1 and 2pm. Told my WIFE she'd CALL between 1 and 2 as she was leaving. She's 50 minutes away door to door.

She hasn't called or shown up yet.....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be courteous. The process may take long because this isn't the organizer's living, but don't leave hopeful families hanging.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

We, too, wanted to adopt a dog from this organization (adoption fee was $250). I did several phone interviews in which I was told that we were good candidates so far, filled out the adoption application which was five pages long, including several references. I received another phone call telling me to check my calendar as we had passed and were now allowed to come see the dog. My husband plows snow and so I wanted to wait a day or so to see what the weather was going to be as this would be a fairly long drive and my husband might not be available. Upon checking my e-mail, just ONE day after the "check my calendar" call, I received an e-mail (not a phone call as before) telling me that we were not a good fit for the dog. Now, this particular foster mom has eight dogs in her house waiting to be adopted, but we were deemed unfit to adopt. What's wrong with this picture? I would never consider adoption from this organization again. I gave it one star only because that's as low as I could go. Don't waste your time.

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Rating: 1 stars  

My review is the exact same as the others. We spoke with the foster woman who had the dog, she said everything looked really good and to schedule to meet the dog. We went to set up a time and were told we did not meet the qualifications. We have had several dogs who we treat like our children, but apparently weren't worthy enough for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give the dogs a chance in a loving home instead of turning so many good pet owners away

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

DO NOT START trying to adopt from this "rescue group". I think the vet who runs this is a nut and it will only break your heart after being jerked around for weeks!

My experience is identical to what the other two reviewers said.

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2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I was extremely disappointed in the adoption process with this agency. Our intention was to be a one dog family and give an older dog an excellent and loving home in a beautiful community with access to excellent care, exercise and nutrition.

We filled out the application, had a home visit with the "foster family" who were very encouraging but warned us that the vet who operates the agency is abrasive, intrusive, and not well liked at many of the veterinary facilities from which she attempts to collect records. I naively assumed that my cooperation in providing all records with regard to my previous animals, a good report from the "foster" family along with Maggie's demonstrated affection for our youngest child would make the approval of our adoption easy.

I couldn't have been more wrong! Our family was rejected because we didn't have a completely fenced in yard and the vet felt we did not meet her standards of care. Holy what????

In my opinion, this agency has likely prevented a great number of dogs from enjoying loving homes where they would be the center of attention rather than one dog in a pack of 14 farmed out to a foster family.

I cannot recommend this agency in good conscience to anyone seeking to adopt a pet. It was a needlessly heartbreaking experience for all of our children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Seek a different agency for adoption.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I tried to adopt a puppy from this nonprofit organization. I first contacted this person via email in October 2012, at witch point I received an Auto response email in return, with zero information about the dog. I finally got a call back from this person, and had a phone interview. Then all my references where called and my landlord, all of witch was fine. I proceeded to drive an hour away from my home to this shelter to actually see the dog. And I left under the impression that, the Foster mother needed to see my home, but besides that, there should be no problem. Another week goes by, I get a phone call from critter care, letting me know that this person is letting a neighbor adopt the dog, so that she herself can be the dogs vet. It was a waste of my time. People should not Foster dogs if they don't actually want to adopt them out.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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