My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Animal Friends, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Animal Friends is a wonderful shelter. It is a lovely spacious clean facility and the animals all seem very comfortable. They really go through a lot of effort to learn each animal's background, personality and quirks in order to find a good match for them. Consequently, they ALSO check out potential adopters to make sure they're a good fit for the animal. I daresay that the negative reviewers are just angry because they weren't able to just waltz in and take an animal. My experience was very positive: I went in, told them what I was looking for (a cat who could handle having a very active young male sibling) and they IMMEDIATELY knew which cat would be a perfect fit for me. Charlie was very, very shy when I first met him and I never would have picked him on my own; but he has turned out to be an absolutely wonderful match for my household.
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The volunteers' knowledge of their resident animals allowed them to match me with the perfect feline personality for my situation. I hadn't even noticed him on the website roster, but they knew immediately that he would be a good fit.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Maybe not require ALL members of the household to meet the animal first. My roommate is in a wheelchair and has a very busy work schedule which made his coming out difficult. At some point, I think you can just take the word of the head of household and primary would-be caretaker of the animal that the people who live with them will be okay.
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How did you find this group?
Saw their volunteers out walking dogs almost every day when I worked in the Strip District years ago.