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July 11, 2010

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July 11, 2010

All of my animals are rescues and in recent years I have adopted four cats from the SPCA, two who live at my bookstore (and have a great life there!) and two at home. This organization is special and essential to caring for the overpopulation of pets. I wish I could adopt them all!

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

Helping animals find loving homes.

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

The caring staff who are making a difference in the lives of pets and the humans who love them!

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

Friendly, helpful and competent.

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

Save many more animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 10, 2010

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July 10, 2010

I adopted my dog, Missy at the SSPCA in 2006. We took obedience classes and later when we adopted a second dog and needed personalized behavior help, we turned to the SSPCA. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. The trainers are extremely knowledgeable and have helped my family and our dogs tremendously. The facility is so clean and well maintained. The animals are really well taken care of and I would highly recommend the SSPCA to anyone who wants a pet or help with one.

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

my pets behavior and my life with my pets.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 9, 2010

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July 9, 2010

I was considering adopting a six year old schnauzer/black lab mix...who was seriously lacking social skills, when it was discovered that she had pain in her stomach area when you touched her. My first concern was a serious illness. It had only been nine months since having to put down my last dog who was 16 years old. The last thing I wanted to do was adopted another dog and have to put another one down so soon. The veterinarian at the SSPCA was wonderful! She understood my concerns and told me that she would try to rule out something simple that could be easily treated. After doing an ultrasound, blood work and urine test...all came back okay. The next day "Scruffy" was scheduled to be spayed and I asked her if she could "look around" while she was in there. She said yes and that they would call me with any results. After doing exploratory surgery they discovered some irritation around her stomach area and told me that everything would be okay. I now know that "Scruffy" had been the victim of abuse (kicked), which also explained her social issues. It has been a year and a half now and "Millie" is doing great! She still has some "issues", but don't we all. She's a wonderful companion and has learned to trust people. If it weren't for the diligence of that veterinarian at the SSPCA, Scruffy was a dog that would not have found a "forever home". I am actually going back to the SSPCA in two days to consider adopting a friend for Millie....a kitten. Thank you SSPCA!

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

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

They go above and beyond trying to find forever homes for these animals.

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

Great....from the front desk staff to the veterinarian.

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

I would hope....lessen the amount of animals that have to be euthanized.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 9, 2010

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July 9, 2010

I am a professional groomer with my own grooming shop. On days that business was slow I wanted to help animals that were homeless. I contacted the SSPCA and was told that I would need to go through training before I could volunteer my grooming services for the animals that needed groomed. I was very impressed with the four training sessions I completed. The lessons I learned helped me understand animal shelters better. I am impressed with the amount of love the staff and volunteers place on each animal. I was impressed with the medical staff and how quickly they helped an animal that was reported by dog walkers as showing signs of not feeling well. I felt the pens were always kept clean and the comfort of the animals was high priority. I was very impressed with the way they operate the adoption process to make sure that the animals are being adopted to the right forever homes. The amount of adoptions amazed me. I would get close to the animals and then the very next weekend they were gone by way of adoption. I have recommended many of my friends to the SSPCA for adoptions. The SSPCA is a wonderful place.

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

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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July 9, 2010

The Sacramento SPCA is a wonderful organization. I am both a donor and a client. My husband and I adopted a delightful dog from them in 2009 and have enjoyed every minute with Pete! We also took advantage of their low cost obedience training and am happy to report that both owners and Petey are very well behaved.

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

adopting a wonderful dog.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 9, 2010

When we lost our cat, who was a companion to our other dog Reagan, he became very depressed. The vet recommended we get another animal to keep him company. We went to the SPCA with Reagan in the hopes of finding a dog who would not dominate him, who had a similar playstyle and temperment, and who would also be loyal and loving with us. The volunteers at the SPCA were great. They allowed us to try several dogs that we picked out with Reagan in the play area while they evaluated. None of them worked out though! Frustrated we began to leave--that's when our helper told us she thought she had a perfect match. She brought out Izzy and at first we were a little apprehensive because she of her breed (she's an American Staffy). However she was perfect. She paid us cursory attention, but was really all about Reagan. She let him dominate her and was just super fun and cute. We've had her for over two years now, and we could not have asked for a better dog. She has the sweetest temperment and is extremely loyal and athletic.

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

the adoption of my amazing dog. Additionally we participate in the Doggy Dash every year, and it's a well put together event for a great cause.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

my dog, who is amazing.

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

knowledgable, helpful, caring and kind.

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

save so many more deserving future pets.

Ways to make it better...

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

there are just so many unwanted animals, and the economy makes it tougher. It's hard enough for nonprofits to make it, but animals always seem to suffer the most.

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

you should participate in the Doggy Dash, it's super fun.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 8, 2010

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July 8, 2010

The Sacramento was not only a fabulous place to work, but a great place to adopt from as well. I worked there for about 2 years and have adopted a dog and 2 cats from there. Although I haven't worked there for almost 6 years, it's remains my most favorite job I've had to date (other than being a mommy). We have had to bring in pets for euthanasia as well and the staff at the SSPCA is amazing. We brought 2 of our cats last year, one in November due to kidney failure and one in December due to cancer. We were very sad and the staff knew exactly what to say and what not to say to help the situation. The provided comfort, and kleenex! We ended up making the decision to adopt again just after Christmas and our little "Tinkerbell" couldn't be a more perfect fit for our family. The adoption process was wonderful as always and we ended up with a beautiful spunky kitty! How any one could have put her in a dumpster is beyond us! The SSPCA has been the best no matter the situation. I recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a forever friend :)

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

By adopting beautiful and wonderful pets, by having to come in for vet services, by having to have pets put down, and by working there for two years.

Ways to make it better...

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

Re hire the humane officers!

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

how professional all of the staff is. The knowledge that each member of the staff had on each animal there.

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

very kind and knowledgeable people. The really desired for each animal to become someones pet and weren't just there for the paycheck.

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

rehire the humane officers, build more facilities, and care for SO many more homeless animals.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have to wait so long!!! But hey it was the holiday season and there were MANY pets being adopted!

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

Funding.

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

The SSPCA is a great place and I will always go there for any adoptions in my future!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 8, 2010

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July 8, 2010

The Sacramento area was hit hard by the foreclosure crisi and the SSPCA was filled with family pets who were abandoned as folks moved. The SSPCA offered a "two-for-one" special and I got a set of beautiful cats, probably litter mates, clearly friends.

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

Sacramento.

Ways to make it better...

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

Easier to get appointemtn orslot for follow-up required shots like rabies. Can't get through to any person and don't list holiday hours well.

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

They want to make a difference for the vulnerable.

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

Clearly dedicated to making animals happy and social.

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

Make more animals safe and prepared for good homes.

Ways to make it better...

Could get someone by phone at the clinic.

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

People are struggling to care for own selves. People can be cruel.

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

SSPCA Rocks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 8, 2010

I've volunteered at a lot of different places in the greater Sacramento area. None of them gave me as much experience and useful knowledge as the Sacramento SPCA. They make sure that every volunteer has the skills necessary to give the dogs much needed love, and train the dogs to be more adoptable and people-friendly. Although the training process was long, it was well worth it in the end.

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

I've adpoted two dogs from the Sacramento SPCA. Missy, my first dog. and Annie, my current companion. Both of them were/are everything one could ask for in a pet. I am so glad that the SPCA gave them the chance to find a forever home.

Ways to make it better...

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

I heard that the Sacramento SPCA does not have a Humane Officer any more because of budgeting issues. This is truly unfortunate and I believe should be something that should be brought back.

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

The amazing animals I've got to meet.

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

Friendly, helpful, and they loved the work that they were doing.

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

Save the lives of so many more animals. If I had ten million bucks I would give it to the Sacramento SPCA.

Ways to make it better...

If I didnt leave wishing I could take at least 10 dogs home with me.

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

Getting people to realize how uneducated they are in how animals think and feel and why they act the way that they do. Also, matching the right dog/cat to the right people who can handle their temperament.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 8, 2010

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July 8, 2010

We went into the Sacramento SPCA on a whim. We had no intentions of adopting a dog what-so-ever. We ended up meeting with and adopting a beautiful pit mix who we named Buck. They were all so friendly and knew each dog personally. It was great to be able to talk with someone who knew about the dog and not just what was written in his file. The SPCA staff has a heart of gold! We ended up with an excellent companion and we couldn't be happier. We plan on adopting again in the near future and you can be sure that the Sacramento SPCA will be our first stop!

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

adopting my dog.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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