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Best Dawg Rescue Inc.
October 15, 2014

Our 13 year old Beagle boy recently passed away and my wife and I were searching for a new Beagle. We came across Best Dawg and thought we had found one that would be compatible with our other dogs and our lifestyle.

We submitted an application and were in email dialog with someone (you never know who you are talking to since they use the generic email dawg@dawg-rescue.org). After several emails, they stopped responding. We waited a few days and followed up - nothing.

A few more days and contacted them again. This time they responded in a very hostile manner stating they had never received our initial application (remember, we had already been in multiple subsequent discussions following the application submission) and basically for us to go away. Wow!

I find it a bit bizarre that a rescue organization would respond in such a non-friendly and negative manner. I did some searching around on the Internet and it seems like I'm not the only one to have this experience with them.

By way of background, my wife and myself bring more than 13 years of dog ownership having working with, adopted from and fostered for awesome organizations like BREW Beagles (brewbeagles.org) and Homeward Trails (homewardtrails.org). We can provide personal references for the high quality of care we provide to our animals from multiple independent vets.

So, its a bit of a head scratcher. All I can say is boo on them for wasting my time and most importantly preventing a needed animal from being adopted.

## Update ##

It seems they didnt like my review and have threatened to blacklist me.

[QUOTE]
"We can definitely forward you string of emails to all the beagle groups and local rescue groups to raise a red flag about any incomings from you...no one wants to deal with a troublemaker. You're pretty nasty...may be mean to dogs too." [/QUOTE]

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Review from Guidestar
Null
August 8, 2011

The CEO Aspen Decker (fake name) - real name - Erik Zeiner - has been sued multiple times by persons and companies for misdealings with money. While this site appears legit at the surface, no financials are available.

I strong urge caution to anyone thinking about contribution money. I strongly urge you to contact the organizations listed as benefiting from your contribution and ask them if they've ever heard of or received any funds from the Social Good Foundation. Please, do NOT let yourself be taken in by Erik Zeiner's latest scam.

Search pacer.gov to see his past lawsuits.

The Great!

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

EMC Telecom Erik F. Zeiner EMC Aquisitions Earth Media Coroporation (just a few of the companies he's created in the last few years)

Ways to make it better...

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

Not contribute. Make the fake CEO PROVE contributions are actually going somewhere other than his pocket.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Researched to see what Erik Zeiner's latest scam is.