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Stray Animal Adoption Program Inc

Rating: 4.2 stars   15 reviews 833

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PO Box 72040 Newport KY 41072 USA

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SAAP has been doing rescue for 8 years. We have been INC. and Non-profit since Jan 1999. We do not have a shelter, SAAP does this out of our home, foster homes and PetSmarts Love-A-Pet program. Our mission is to help stray, neglected and abused pets. We are starting an early spay/neuter program and actively work in Trap/Alter/Release of feral cats.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I adopted a puppy from SAAP in March 2015 and was very happy with both the pup and the organization. However, I recently contacted them about a second dog, and was less than pleased with the response I received. After taking the time to write a personal email about how I was a repeat adopter, including pics of my pup who is now a year and a half and is thriving, I got the brush off and was simply told to fill out another application and someone would get back to me. Even though this kind of annoyed me, I filled out the same application from my first adoption, which contained all the same info I had included in my email if they had bothered to read it. Within 10 minutes I got a response denying my application for the sole reason that I leave my dogs outside while I'm at work, even though I have a secure above ground fence, a covered patio for shade and protection from rain, and doghouses for warmth in the winter... This from an organization from whom I adopted a puppy less than 2 years ago under the same circumstances! I have adopted four dogs in my lifetime, not all from the same organization, and have always been approved with enthusiasm. I'm really quite offended by their attitude.

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

None

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

Unlikely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After volunteering and adopting at/from shelters in the Cincy area with great success, I found a pup at SAAP and adopted her 8/2015. To make a long story short, her "original" vet records were not accurate and info had been whited out re: her age, vaccinations, and important info, such as a culture for ringworm on her tail, were never disclosed. The foster mother also told me they believed she was a purebred Chow Chow, which she clearly was not. Now, one year later, I took the dog to my vet for what I believed was her 3rd UTI, which is unusual for a 1-yr. old.

As it turned out, my vet discovered she was not spayed, or not completely spayed, and was in heat. After contacting SAAP, they initially insisted there was no way she wasn't spayed. So, at my cost, I ok'd a blood test which showed she definitely was not spayed. Only then did the SAAP president return my call, but stated they had no money to help with the cost of the dogs spay surgery, which will be approx. $500 including estrogen test.

After I pointed out that spaying was something that was covered in the adoption agreement, he then said I could take the dog back to Pet Wow in Ky. to have her spayed (absolutely not, plus we live 4-5 hrs. away) or he would return my $160 adoption fee. Not very helpful considering the time, cost and the dog's health risk involved.

At no time did anyone from SAAP offer any sort of apology, only doubt and disbelief that the dog was intact. I see they have volunteers posting 5-star reviews, so I wanted to give a little insight from an adopter's point of view in hopes no one else or their pet has to go through this. I will not ever recommend this organization to others and will go elsewhere in the future.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was a bit leery of adopting from SAAP after an incident my mother had with them. They told her that she was adopting a beagle-mix that was going be about 20-30 pounds when fully grown, they dog ended up being 30 pounds by 6 months old and by the time they had to surrender it when it was a year old, it had hit the 70 pound mark. Then on the website after they had taken the dog back they said that my parents had to bring the dog back because they didn't have time for it when really it was that they couldn't handle 70+ pounds of dog at their age.

Well I decided to give them a chance when I was looking for a dog, when I told them we needed a dog that could be alone sometimes but could also be sweet and cuddly. The dog we ended up finding was very sweet and they said it was a snuggle bug but once we got it home, it turns it had severe separation anxiety. The dog will not sleep in it's crate at night with howling all night, I can't even go 10 feet outside my back door to throw trash away or leave the room without it whining. If I would've know this was going to happen I would've just kept looking.

Bottom line, take anything the people at the events say with a grain of salt.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 years ago we were looking for a dog to love after the loss of our beloved Max. On a whim we went into our local petsmart and found Lily! A beautiful 3 year old dachshund. We were overwhelmed with the kindness and compassion that SAAP offered when we were there and even after the adoption. So a year later when we decided that Lily needed a playmate we were lucky enough to adopt a black lab puppy from them again! Sadie has brought so much love into our house. SAAP stands behind their animals and if the pet doesn't work for you, they ask that you return it to them no questions asked. They are a wonderful, deserving organization and I am so thrilled to have adopted our Furever friends from them!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SAAP is an all volunteer organization that is supported by donations and adoption monies from our rescue animals. The animals we rescue are the ones that have been either surrendered by their owners who can't care for them or from shelters,hoarding situations, or puppy mill raids. We take the sick and the well. We put them into our homes to help them rejoin a normal living atmosphere of a loving setting. Our placement has been doing well for these animals. I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing group of compassionate people. We are ordinary people doing something extraordinary in our community. I also volunteer at a local shelter. Seeing how our animal population is treated in a day to day community gives me hope when the volunteers I work with at SAAP step up and say." Yes I will help". The pets in our society serve a great service to those who are living alone and want and need companionship. We give these animals a second chance to fulfill the service God put them here for. To give unconditional love and to freely accept it back. I am rewarded every time someone finds the "right" animal they have been looking for. SAAP is a wonderful Rescue with a tremendous following of people coming back years later when the one special pet they adopted from us passes on. That is how we know we are doing a great service for both the community and the animals. Teri Baker has dedicated her life to this. What a great person and inspiration she has been. SAAP has been a great asset to the community for a long time. We are proud to know that they have done a service for animals and the people of our community as long as they have been doing rescue. Thank you

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a pet from SAAP after my wife began looking at their website and talking with the volunteer staff. They were very helpful through the whole process and followed up to see how things were going after our newly adopted dog had a chance to get adjusted to his new home. When we were having problems with possible food allergies they were right there to walk us through the change of food and things to watch for. Their website is always up to date and their facebook page is awesome. Many previous adopters keep in touch, as have we, with pictures and status checks. Great organization and great volunteers giving of their special talents and time.

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

A lot

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?

2013

 
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

After putting our beloved Bassett Hound to sleep in April of last year I knew once our hearts healed we wanted to rescue a dog/puppy. I searched the internet and visited several shelter for a couple of months with no luck. Every time I filled out an application to adopt/rescue a puppy/dog I wouldn't hear back or if I did they were already adopted. Much to my surprise I received a phone call on a Saturday afternoon from SAAP telling me the young dog (Susie Doodle) I filled out an application for was ready for adoption. I wasn't able to meet Susie a.k.a. Annie until the following day and the wonderful volunteers at SAAP kept in contact with me via phone calls to let me know she would still be available Sunday morning at the Ft. Wright Petco. The volunteers at the adoption event were VERY helpful and so happy for Annie to have found a forever home. You can tell each and every volunteer cars so passionately for each and every animal they rescue. Thank you doesn't begin to cover how grateful I am that our Annie was rescued by SAAP. She truly is a blessing to our family!!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SAAP is a animal rescue that makes sure all pups and kittens are spayed and neutered prior to going to their new homes. This is important because quite often people don't bother to have their dog spayed or neutered when given a voucher.

In the event that someone cannot keep their SAAP adoptee they can and should return it to SAAP no matter how long it has been since that pet was adopted out. If a pet is lucky enough to become a SAAP pet it has a home for life as SAAP is a all foster home rescue.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have fostered alot of dogs and cats for SAAP and they are a great organization. They save so many animals that would die in other shelters. The animals always come first with this group.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

SAAP has been part of my life for almost 5 years. I adopted a timid, formerly mistreated shepherd mix and started volunteering right away. I very rarely miss an event! All of the volunteers are extremely dedicated and over 1000 animals are saved/adopted yearly. I've had the privilege to foster, transport, and help out at adoptions. It's my passion!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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