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Dogs Deserve Better, Inc.
January 31, 2014

I saw a chip in on DDB for a dog at the center, Jules, who had been previously pronounced vetted and healthy and ready for adoption. The chip in was for $280 for normal vetting. The donations exceeded the chip-in and the chip in was raised. This happened three times at least, it got up to over $650. Meanwhile it was announced that the dog had been adopted by a family and would be picked up the next week - the adoption agreement occurred during the week of the chip in, so obviously the dog was already vetted. It was a real cute picture and Christmas time, so DDB milked it for all it was worth. I used the chip contact feature to challenge the ethics of this behavior and received a nasty threatening email back from The DDB CEO. She asked: "What do you do, except hound someone you don't even know? Where does your hatred flow from? Do you have a very unsatisfying life or something? "
She said, " I know that because I wouldn't be associated with someone who is as cruel and hateful and spiteful as you are."
Totally unprofessional and this is not an isolated incident. She only tolerates those who agree and don't question.

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

Get a new CEO and Board of Directors. Clean house.

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February 8, 2013

I volunteered to foster a female dog via HOH who turned out to be pregnant. I never experienced whelping but I committed to see the mom and puppies through the process, even though I just wanted to help one dog. 11 puppies later, HOH was not supportive unless provoked. I provided food, wormer, supplies for mom and 11 pups for 9 months and got a whopping $60 from HOH plus a lot of backlash and slander when I objected to their policies. Now they will not let me know the outcome for 11 puppies and as for my expenses, they say, "deduct it on your tax report."

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Dogs Deserve Better, Inc.
August 10, 2011

for 2008 their fiscal year was from Sep 1 2008 to Aug 31 2009. Then for 2009 they issued a 990 in OCT 2010 for the same months, Sep 1 2009 to Aug 31 2010. THEN in Dec 2010 they issued an amended return and changed the fiscal year from July 1 2009 to June 30 2010 - and I can't see any difference between the two except for the change in the fiscal year. Kind of makes you wonder what happened in July and August 2010.


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

being promptly banned from their FB site after asking fair questions.

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

start with an IRS audit.

General Member of the Public & I became concerned after reading Joel's story.