Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue

Rating: 1.5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 1855 % Jennifer Teague Hickory NC 28603 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

We are experienced dog owners and were very specific in requesting a SUBMISSIVE male dog good with other dogs. Things went well when we drove to another state to pick up the dog BRBR recommended for our family, and we brought our new dog home. within a few days there had been several fights between our current dog and our new dog. We were encouraged to continue, and assured it would work itself out. I wrote all the required updates advising the rescue staff of our inability to leave the dogs in the house together, the dominance issues, and trips to the emergency vet. None of my requests for help were addressed, nor did we receive any of the promised support. It has been over a year and the dogs continue to fight. It breaks my heart that the boxer we adopted and love is now back on their site for adoption because he isn't safe in our home. We have agreed to keep him here while waiting for a new family. I couldnt help but notice they are asking $250 for his adoption and requesting people sponsor him. Outrageous! He lives with us and we pay for everything. What a sham. They weren't honest about his behavior. They weren't honest about the support they offered. And they clearly aren't being honest about where the money is going. Shame on them.

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

Put the dogs first. Stop making promises they don't intend to keep. Be honest with people. We didn't expect perfection, but we did expect support if something went wrong.

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

None

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

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my boxer from Blue ridge. They did an excellent job matching me up to my dog. I was very impressed as its a volunteer based organization only.

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?

2007

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We adoped a boxer from this rescue center in January. We told them we needed a dog that was house broken, crate trained, and good with small children. What we got was a dog that was very loveable but not crate trained, not house broken, and above all NOT good with small children. This dog ripped up $500 of berber carpet, stained about $1500 worth of regular carpet, and above all BIT our 4 year old daughter 3 times! When we contacted them they said that it was due to the dog not getting enough exercise. That is complete crap! The dog we had was the most lazy dog you have ever met... all she wanted to do was sleep.... we tried playing with her, walking her, running with her, etc and she would just sit there and look at you. They told us that we needed to work with a trainer... the trainer called us one time and left a message, when we called her back she never returned our call. We were finally able to get someone to come and get the dog from us due to the fact that we could not trust it around our child. When the volunteers showed up to pick her up, they did not know her name, did not know why she was being picked up, and treated us like we were the ones at fault. NOT one person contacted the "director" to let her know what was going on with the dog they placed with our family. Now I can not get one person from the organization to contact me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not one person has contacted me

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

They need to be shut down!

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