I adopted 2 dogs from LDDR, and referred a friend, they are one of the best rescues out there, run by many caring volunteers. I don't understand why anyone could say they are a 'scam', they do check out homes prior to adoption to verify they are going to a good home and it's a good fit. it's because they care!
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Last Day Dog Rescue is a great organization with many dedicated volunteers that help it to run smoothly and save many abandoned animals. Keep up the good work!
Last Day Dog Rescue is basically a scam that steals money from unsuspecting people who want to adopt a dog or other animal. They first require that the person and their home is approved, and if it is, they are then determined to get the person to adopt immediately to "save a dog's life." So, adoptions are done without all the relevant information or time spent with the dog to get to know what its personality is like. The adopter is required to sign a "contract" that states that the adoption fee, hundreds of dollars, will not be refunded if the adopted animal is returned for "any reason." So, when the adoption fails, as is often the case, because the dog has some disease or disability, is not spayed or neutered, is not house-broken or even lived in a house before, is not trained to walk on a leash or come to its name, etc, including many other problems that can come up when adoptions are rushed and manipulated on unsuspecting people who cannot spend 24 hours a day to care for a dog with many problems, LDDR keeps the adoption fee and turns around and collects another adoption fee from another sucker.
after filling out their application I received a follow up email asking about my vet and why my dog wasnt taking heart worm meds. I explained that my dog now and my past dog which we had for 15 years until we had to put her down for health reasons have never been on heartworm meds and they have never had any health problems. After explaining this i them received another email which was their denial letter which contained a list of items why you can be denied which none of them applied to us. not one person ever talked to us , they made this decision based upon nothing. we would had been able to provide a loving home for a dog but instead they made it impossible for that to happen. this coming from an orgaization who says they need help finding homes for these dog and cats. i am sure they would take a donation from me but dont let me adopt a pet from them, I guess i am not good enough for that
Last Day Dog Rescue is a truly amazing organization. I was amazed to see the unbelievably large and diverse network of Sponsor-families that are willing to step-up and give these dogs homes until they are adopted by a loving family. From our work, I know of two dogs that were adopted, and in each case, they praised LDDR at their professionalism in caring first about the animal, then about the family. They place a high-value on finding each animal a loving family with a healthy environment, which ensures adoptions are sound and secure. Afterwards, I've received countless emails from friends and acquaintances that they ALSO have adopted their dog(s) from LDDR. They are a true gem in Southeastern Michigan and give these animals the care and devotion they deserve.
Last Day Dog Rescue is a great organization, the largest animal rescue group in Michigan. They work to pull dogs from high kill situations (like pounds that euthanize via gas chamber or sell to research). As a volunteer for this group, I help to transport dogs from fosters to adopters, vets, and adoption events. I also provided a temporary foster home for a dog in need of a place to go.