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January 21, 2013

For a Cal State University Northridge Club Fundraiser, I had the pleasure to work with The Pet Adoption Fund. The organization impressed me to how thankful they were that my group devoted our time and energy to helping their cause. I was also greatly impressed by how driven the workers are, in which many are not paid! It's amazing the passion these people have.

Also, they are happy to take anything they can get to help the animals - blankets, food, and especially newspaper! So if you have anything lying around and live in the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles Area, please take the time to stop by and donate anything you have.

Thank you for a wonderful experience Pet Adoption Fund and I plan to donate to you again.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 9, 2012

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July 9, 2012

I adopted my best buddy from Pet Adoption Fund many years ago. Several years later I decided to volunteer for the organization as I wanted to help the other dogs there get the forever homes that we were able to provide our guy. I had a great appreciation for the work everyone at PAF did, but that is nothing compared to being part of it - my appreciation is far greater now. Volunteering and being able to work with dogs that have social issues and watching them turn from being afraid to accepting & giving love is amazing. These are dogs noone else wants and would be euthanized anywhere else. PAF provides them shelter, food, love from the staff & volunteers, and the opportunity to find the perfect home. I think what people need to remember is that rescue is very stressful for both the animals and the people involved. It may not always be easy to get a volunteer to provide "service with a smile" when they just helped take in a wonderful dog whose only problem is he doesn't match the new furniture.

The Great!

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

watching dogs that were considered "unadoptable" find their forever home.

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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?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Profound effect. I am not the same selfish person I was before.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very rewarded!

March 29, 2012
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March 29, 2012
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I read Marie Bennett's review with amazement. I question how much she knows about The Pet Adoption Fund by her comments or if she has actually been to the kennel. First of all most of the cats are not in small cages. There are several large cat rooms where the cats can play and freely move around. Obviously young kittens are kept separate or any that are sick and need to be isolated. There are large play yards and all the dogs are let out several times a day. Every day you can find volunteers at the kennel walking the dogs on leashes. Other than a few kennel workers and the kennel manager the organization is manned by volunteers who give up their free time out of the love for these homeless pets. Unfortunately, dogs who live in a kennel do not have the luxuries of living in a private home and moving them into a home is the ultimate goal of everyone you will find at the organization.

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

watching the dogs and cats drive off to their new forever home. I also see the results every time a dog or cat that might otherwise end up euthanized be taken in until their forever home is found.

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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?

2012

March 24, 2012

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March 24, 2012

The variety of personalities, sizes, looks, ages and breeds/types of available dogs and cats is amazing at Pet Adoption Fund. It's the L.A. area's largest no-kill rescue yet individual attention is given to all intakes including exercise, socialization and medical help--no matter how long their stay. It's rewarding witnessing so many animals benefit from supportive interaction. I often see challenging behaviors improve, and hardship cases become happy. Thanks to steady adoptions, shelter saves arrive regularly. It's disappointing when visitors don't seem to realize or appreciate the huge commitment and tons of money involved in the animals' continual care, feeding, clean-up, etc. I can understand that the noise level or "kennel smells" may be noticeable, but I think people should recognize such things aren't abnormal given the size and responsibilities of the place.

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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?

2012

May 26, 2011

overcrowded and unsanitary - many cats and dogs are locked in small cages all day - rude, gossipy and unhelpful manager and office staff - they kept yelling at people - somehow charity navigator gave this place 3 out of 4 stars but that must be based only on what this organization has told them - wonder how bad a place has to be before it only gets one or two stars - should all the animals be dead?

The Great!

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

visited more than once - during the workweek and on the weekend. saw an old review of this place and the person said something about these big no kill shelters tending to lose sight of what they're supposed to be doing and that person was right on the money.

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

change most of the things they are doing and start doing the thing they claim to be in their mission statement.

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