German Shepherd Safe Haven Inc

Rating: 4.8 stars   59 reviews

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30251 Golden Lantern Suite E # 332 Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA

Mission:

German Shepherd Safe Haven, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Charity dedicated to finding loving forever homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Our main goal is to rescue, train, rehabilitate, and re-home German Shepherds from shelter environments and from owner surrenders. Our secondary goal is to provide education to the public on the temperament, personality, and life span of the breed, as well as the importance for owners to spay and neuter their dogs. We believe that matching each dog’s temperament and personality to a family’s needs is fundamental to creating life-long relationships where the dog is not just a dog, but a valued member of the family.

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949.363.5254
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

What is interesting about all these negative reviews, it is obvious that they are all written by the same person. The last one in particular, this person states that they have had a real bad reputation but yet all the bad reviews started with their first review in September. Common sense tells me their bad reputation started with this person, everyone else seem to really like them. Plus the more this person keeps writing bad reviews ranting just shows that the organization is not the "Real" problem it is actually the person writing the reviews. And really the only thing they are "Hurting" are the dogs themselves that are up for adoption. And when this person is so into hurting the dogs and not caring about their well-being, it says a lot about someone character and them being a good person. Which this person is lacking any compassion or love for animals to make a statement that people should first go to a breeder, when there are animals dying everyday in the shelters. I believe that all these negative are in invalid and have no merit. This person is the problem not the organization. It is sad that people are that unhappy with their life that they take it out on innocent dogs trying to find their forever homes.

 
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11 people found this review helpful

I have followed this rescue for 2 years. It is beyond the very best rescue I have ever found. Tom is an amazing person, who puts the dogs first before anything else. I have so much admiration and respect for this rescue.

 
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11 people found this review helpful

I am currently a one-person rescue group who helps stray, abandoned, neglected &/or injured animals. I recently helped a stray Shepherd mix that was wandering in a local park. After having him scanned for a microchip, knocking on doors & posting flyers, no owner was found. I reached out to GS Safe Haven because I knew they had the tools & resources to find this sweet boy a home. Being unemployed at the time, I desperately needed their assistance. They were friendly, gracious & helpful. We met so they could meet the dog & once they discovered what a sweetheart he was, they agreed to take him & named him Newman. The care they take with their dogs is AWESOME! You can tell they truly care about the dogs & take great effort in getting good photos for their website, detailed bios & they're genuine. Luckily Newman found a wonderful home rather quickly & what a happy ending it was. I am so grateful to them & appreciate their efforts. If I lived closer, I would certainly volunteer with their organization! They also pull dogs (even purebreds end up in shelters) from high kill shelters which is a real blessing. Please support & adopt from these great folks!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

They are top notch & spare no expense caring for their rescued dogs. Dogs are impeccably groomed & even get training while in their care. They are given much love & attention while in their care.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As a long time member of the veterinary medicine community, and have plenty of experience interacting with animal rescues. I can say that without a doubt, German Shepherd Safe Haven is the most responsible rescue I have encountered. They consider each rescue from all angles before accepting them (prevents the over crowding and potentially volatile situations many rescues find themselves in). Each dog receives the same medical care as a family pet would, and behaviors are evaluated and corrected if necessary. Before adopting out, Tom and Jen carefully evaluate each potential home and if the dog would thrive there. They do a lot with limited resources, and are always up front and honest with their needs. Great job!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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