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October 29, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
October 29, 2011
8 people found this review helpful

I was both a volunteer and a person who wanted to adopt. I had an approved adoption application, and an approved home visit, and had been given the necessary Certificate of Adoption. When I found the dog I wanted to adopt, they rescinded my certificate. They never gave me a reason. I was in shock! None of their information said this could even happen. The more I questioned them, the more they avoided me. They blocked my email address so I couldn't question them. They never answered the phone, so they ignored my calls. They ordered me to never step on their property. When I saw the director at a public event and asked if I could speak to her, she said NO and threatened to call the police. (I had never even met her.) A week later, I received an email threatening to sue me and ordering me to "go away." I never got an answer to why any of this happened.

I have since heard from someone who twice asked for financial data before putting them in her will. They never responded.

I notice their category says N60 (sports), but they are a dog rescue.

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

This experience began May, 2011, when I became a volunteer. They denied my adoption in June. They threatened to call the police at an event in August in Woodland Park, Colorado. The lawsuit threat was also in August. They have also blocked me from responding to any Twitter or Facebook statements. They want me to be silent about their practices.

Ways to make it better...

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

Require them to give a factual reason in person or phone call--not an email--if they deny adoption. Require them to answer the phone. (There can be 6 people standing around the desk, but no one will answer the phone.) Make their publications factual regarding adoption policies. They should not be allowed to block emails. Their financial statement should be on their website. They should have copies of 501c3 and non-profit status at all adoption fairs. Correct their status from sports to dog rescue.

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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

How did you find this group?

Newspaper, online, and friends

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I have started an online article writing campaign and a website to inform the public about the practices of this organization as well as the practices of similar organizations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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