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April 18, 2014

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April 8, 2013

I wrote a loving, glowing review and it was deleted by your website unfortunately, can't redo for now. more

April 18, 2014

SSPCA is a kind, loving home for animals until they reach their forever home. Staff care deeply about their animals and strive to find the best people/homes for all. I like that they screen applicants thoroughly when it comes to adoptions. I've adopted many great, longtime canine companions over the last 25 years from the SSPCA and I appreciate the staff who take such loving care of all the animals who come into the facility.
April 8, 2013

I wrote a loving, glowing review and it was deleted by your website unfortunately, can't redo for now.

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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?

2011

April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

The SSPCA is a highly-organized, professional organization that goes the extra mile to help animals find loving homes. While I donate money to animal shelters and rescue groups, I always donate a bit more to the folks at the SSPCA because they truly put donated money where their mouths are: Saving lives!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 7, 2013
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April 7, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I attended an event held by the SSPCA for pitbulls. The things they did that day from microchipping and shots to the special attention my dog received from the staff and volunteers was amazing

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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?

2013

April 5, 2013
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April 5, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I have rescued several dogs, however, by far my favorite place to adopt a dog is the SSPCA. They go far beyond expectations in caring for the animals in their care.

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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?

2011

November 30, 2012

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November 30, 2012

Thank goodness for the Sacramento SPCA and the good work they do. My folks adopted their beautiful dog from the SPCA and I got my lovely kitty from there as well. There are so many dogs and cats in need of homes, every one as deserving as the next, and the SPCA staff and volunteers are committed and work long and hard to place as many animals as they can. I applaud the Sacramento SPCA and will continue to donate and recommend as the first option for adoption.

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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

September 6, 2012
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September 6, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) actively recruits canines from shelters and rescues throughout CA to train them for urban search and rescue and the Sacramento SPCA has been invaluable to our efforts. Over the years, SDF has recruited a dozen dogs from this shelter with the help of their knowledgeable and caring staff.

As one of our recruitment volunteers who evaluates potential canine candidates recently put it best, “I can't say enough good things about this shelter. I have been to many of Northern California's shelters and this one stands out as a modern, well run, clean, and organized facility. The staff is outstanding. Even though their job is not easy, I can tell that they have a true love of animals and treat every dog with respect. Lizz (Rescue Coordinator) seems to be very devoted to her job. In all of our interactions, I see how much she cares about the dogs… She is passionate about all animals…and works extremely hard at her job.”

With the economy hit hard in recent years, and shelter budgets hit harder, it can be tremendously difficult for these groups to function at the level they would like, but the Sacramento SPCA is a wonderful place to adopt from. Their dedicated staff is a pleasure to work with and they truly care about the wellbeing of the animals in their care. SDF is proud to work with such a terrific group and grateful that they think of our foundation when they meet a high energy canine that needs a job. Thank you Sacramento SPCA for your tireless work on behalf of these wonderful creatures and for helping SDF to turn rescued dogs into rescuers!

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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

July 5, 2011

Look at these rating details, folks. Sac SPCA has almost 12 million dollars sitting in reserves, and they consistently take in more than they spend on animal care. Why is that? Why do they continue to cry poor when they are anything but?

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

have talked to ex-volunteers who also question where the money is going

Ways to make it better...

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

spend more of their substantial largesse on animals, not salaries and their fancy building

February 11, 2011

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February 11, 2011

I have spent some of the most rewarding hours of my life volunteering at the SPCA.

I love taking dogs out in the morning for one-on-one time. I will groom them, walk an extra lap, or just sit and let them be near - whatever they want - in order to make their (hopefully) brief stay more
enjoyable.

It warms my heart to see so many animal-loving volunteers show up throughout the day to do the same.

As a Foster parent, I can convalesce a dog like no other. I take advantage of our time together and work on Basic Obedience skills, in hopes of making them more adoptable upon return.

The permanent staff at the SPCA are very kind and most helpful to volunteers like myself who can't show up on a regular basis, but need guidance or assistance when I do. The Director has a very open-mind and always listens to volunteer suggestions, and does what he can to implement them; he is aware we all work towards SSPCA's common goal.

If you have a few extra hours a week and are looking for a rewarding experience - this is the place to be. And that's the fact, Jack!

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

Helping to place dogs in Forever Homes.

Ways to make it better...

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

Extend the hours of operation. Funding! We need funding!

August 18, 2010

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August 18, 2010

The people who work there are great. They are very informative and knowledgeable They do a really good job of screening for potiental animal abusers. They would rather keep the pet with them then to give them to bad people. They are professionals in everyway. Thank you, Jaime Gomez, proud owner of a great dog, "Milo"

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

When I adopted my dog. They helped me understand what it takes to take care of a pet.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 12, 2010

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July 12, 2010

I had been looking for a dog for awhile and immediately thought of the Sacramento SPCA in my quest for a loyal companion. I had never experienced going to a shelter before, so I had no idea what to expect. When I arrived at the Sacramento SPCA, I was floored by their beautiful, clean and respectable establishment located on a spacious lot I knew the animals would love. The adoption center is a gorgeous building that features interesting and unique animal-style artwork on the walls, tales of "Happy Endings" on a bulletin board, and inspiring quotes hanging from the ceilings. The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in making my search for a pup an easy and fulfilling one. Unfortunately on my first few visits, I did not find the dog I was looking for. I continued to return to the shelter every few weeks to interact with some of the incredible pups in the adoption center, but none of us truly connected. I WAS pleased to see that the holding place where the pups are kept was clean and neat, and was happy to see that every animal had information available, fresh water in their bowls, and a warm blanket and a little squeak toy to sleep with. Determined to find a dog, I also perused the SSPCA's website and that's when I found him: a three-legged Border Collie named Mannie whom I thought was just THE cutest dog ever. A few days later, I visited the shelter again, pleased to find Mannie nestled in a bed in his little area. I was immediately assisted by a friendly staff member who walked Mannie and I into a special room where we could get to know each other better. The staff member explained Mannie had been shot and that was how he lost his front leg. She explained he needed a big space to run around (being a Border Collie) and lots of love and attention since the shooting had been recent. With Mannie, I instantly found the connection I'd needed, and within a few minutes, he was mine. I am forever grateful to the Sacramento SPCA for so many reasons. First and foremost, for helping all of these amazing dogs, cats, rabbits, and critters so desperate in need of a home. Without the Sacramento SPCA, so many animals would be killed out on their own and that's no way to treat an innocent animal. Secondly, because before I was able to take Mannie under my wing, they brought him in and took care of him. I have no doubt that Mannie was in the best hands while staying with the SSPCA, his wounds being treated by the best doctors and nurses in town, and being consoled by friendly and playful staff members. Third, because the Sacramento SPCA is an amazing and inspiring place where people can truly connect with animals in a fun-loving, clean and awesome environment. I can truly say that without the Sacramento SPCA, I would not be who I am today. They, and Mannie, have changed me for the better. The Sacramento SPCA deserves to be on the Great NonProfits Top Rated Animal NonProfits list because of the hard work but loving care they put into each animal every single day- and because I owe it to them for having such an amazing companion to call my own every single day.

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

Adopting my dog.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give it more money, support and sponsorship so it can truly perform to the fullest in saving animals' lives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly staff members, the clean and inspiring environment, and meeting my best friend- my dog, Mannie.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, honest, playful, and true animal lovers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Potentially save hundreds-if not thousands- of more needy dogs, cats, and critters in the Sacramento area. The SSPCA needs the support and sponsorship to fulfill its utmost potential.

Ways to make it better...

--None. It was great as it was.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The lack of sponsorship from the community and organizations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love, respect, admire and appreciate the Sacramento SPCA for everything it's done, is doing and will do to help animals around our area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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