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Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
April 29, 2013

I recently lost my 10 year old golden and wanted to adopt another one.

I raise him since he was a puppy- he had a great life and a very happy dog who got to go on hikes and to park every day! He was very much loved

I live in a condo with a large fenced in patio. I have my home check and I could get a sense she thought my place was too small. But she assured me they didnt base decisions on that.

I'm a dog owner for life and she knew that.... My dog had many health issues past 3 years and she knew he got treated for every thing and money wasn't ever a problem.

Sure she took my $20 donation which is required, but every dog I wanted I was denied.... And the 1st one I wanted is still listed as adoptable - Sadly there reason I couldn't have him was because they thought my life was too active for him..... I told them I didn't. Need a dog to go on hikes with.

Makes me sad knowing I could give him and others a great loving home and I'm sure it's code for my place is too small and they are holding out for a home with a yard.

Oh, but they tried to push the more aggressive dogs on to me, I guess they don't care much where "they" go, but a sweet gentle dog can't come live with me.

And while this dog I wanted sits in his foster home waiting for his "dream home" which dogs don't care about. Other dogs are being boarded out in a cage at a vet. If they would have let me adopt him or others than one of those poor dogs locked up in a cage could go into the foster home.

This is NOT how it should be. I'm a big believer in adopting vs buying a dog. But this experience is pushing me to going out and buying one.

But they sure were happy to take my $20!

I hope you golden club are reading theses reviews. I get you don't want the dogs to go into a home only to be returned, but that wasn't me at all- pets are for life.

Sadly I have given up with these guys. I get now that they will only do home checks for apt and condos only to get the $20 donations

Also another dog they told me was already adopted is still listed as adoptable. Sadly he too could also have a good home.

After reading a review from a volunteer - she made a comment. About a dog being fostered with a pool should only go to a home with a pool and how it would be a travesty if the dog couldn't have his home be the same as what he was used to. That is total bs. A dog doesn't care or remember that. I too took my dog to the beach all the time in Malibu - had the best times there. To deny a dog a home because of no pool, just keeps other dogs locked up in kennel. now what kind of a life is that for them?

That's not looking out what is best for the dogs at all. This just saddens me even more know this is actually really how they run there organization. :(

I am being over looked because I don't have a large home a backyard or a pool.... What I do have is a lot of love and a nice home with many many outings everyday.... I even have great references from my personal friends who either volunteer at or own there own rescue organizations. But they don't care about that. Like the old saying: Dont judge a book by its cover

3 mths later - and no thanks to the snobby golden retriever rescues..... A regular rescue allowed me to adopt a 3 month old golden retriever puppy..... And be assured golden retriever rescue people- he will have just as wonderful life as my last golden did- parks everyday- hikes and beach outings- that's all a dog wants is someone with a big heart not the size of a home! You people ought to be ashamed of yourself!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
April 9, 2013


I recently lost my 10 year old golden and wanted to adopt another one.

I raise him since he was a puppy- he had a great life and a very happy dog who got to go on hikes and to park every day! He was very much loved

I live in a condo with a large fenced in patio. I have my home check and I could get a sense she thought my place was too small. But she assured me they didnt base decisions on that.

I'm a dog owner for life and she knew that.... My dog had many health issues past 3 years and she knew he got treated for every thing and money wasn't ever a problem.

Sure she took my $20 donation which is required, but every dog I wanted I was denied.... And the 1st one I wanted is still listed as adoptable - Sadly there reason I couldn't have him was because they thought my life was too active for him..... I told them I didn't. Need a dog to go on hikes with.

Makes me sad knowing I could give him and others a great loving home and I'm sure it's code for my place is too small and they are holding out for a home with a yard.

Oh, but they tried to push the more aggressive dogs on to me, I guess they don't care much where "they" go, but a sweet gentle dog can't come live with me.

And while this dog I wanted sits in his foster home waiting for his "dream home" which dogs don't care about. Other dogs are being boarded out in a cage at a vet. If they would have let me adopt him or others than one of those poor dogs locked up in a cage could go into the foster home.

This is NOT how it should be. I'm a big believer in adopting vs buying a dog. But this experience is pushing me to going out and buying one.

But they sure were happy to take my $20!

I hope you golden club are reading theses reviews. I get you don't want the dogs to go into a home only to be returned, but that wasn't me at all- pets are for life.

Sadly I have given up with these guys. I get now that they will only do home checks for apt and condos only to get the $20 donations

Also another dog they told me was already adopted is still listed as adoptable. Sadly he too could also have a good home.

After reading a review from a volunteer - she made a comment. About a dog being fostered with a pool should only go to a home with a pool and how it would be a travesty if the dog couldn't have his home be the same as what he was used to. That is total bs. A dog doesn't care or remember that. I too took my dog to the beach all the time in Malibu - had the best times there. To deny a dog a home because of no pool, just keeps other dogs locked up in kennel. now what kind of a life is that for them?

That's not looking out what is best for the dogs at all. This just saddens me even more know this is actually really how they run there organization. :(

I am being over looked because I don't have a large home a backyard or a pool.... What I do have is a lot of love and a nice home with many many outings everyday.... I even have great references from my personal friends who either volunteer at or own there own rescue organizations. But they don't care about that. Like the old saying: Dont judge a book by its cover

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
April 9, 2013

I recently lost my 10 year old golden and wanted to adopt another one.

I raise him since he was a puppy- he had a great life and a very happy dog who got to go on hikes and to park every day! He was very much loved

I live in a condo with a large fenced in patio. I have my home check and I could get a sense she thought my place was too small. But she assured me they didnt base decisions on that.

I'm a dog owner for life and she knew that.... My dog had many health issues past 3 years and she knew he got treated for every thing and money wasn't ever a problem.

Sure she took my $20 donation which is required, but every dog I wanted I was denied.... And the 1st one I wanted is still listed as adoptable - Sadly there reason I couldn't have him was because they thought my life was too active for him..... I told them I didn't. Need a dog to go on hikes with.

Makes me sad knowing I could give him and others a great loving home and I'm sure it's code for my place is too small and they are holding out for a home with a yard.

Oh, but they tried to push the more aggressive dogs on to me, I guess they don't care much where "they" go, but a sweet gentle dog can't come live with me.

And while this dog I wanted sits in his foster home waiting for his "dream home" which dogs don't care about. Other dogs are being boarded out in a cage at a vet. If they would have let me adopt him or others than one of those poor dogs locked up in a cage could go into the foster home.

This is NOT how it should be. I'm a big believer in adopting vs buying a dog. But this experience is pushing me to going out and buying one.

But they sure were happy to take my $20!

I hope you golden club are reading theses reviews. I get you don't want the dogs to go into a home only to be returned, but that wasn't me at all- pets are for life.

Sadly I have given up with these guys. I get now that they will only do home checks for apt and condos only to get the $20 donations

Also another dog they told me was already adopted is still listed as adoptable. Sadly he too could also have a good home.

After reading a review from a volunteer - she made a comment. About a dog being fostered with a pool should only go to a home with a pool and how it would be a travesty if the dog couldn't have his home be the same as what he was used to. That is total bs. A dog doesn't care or remember that. I too took my dog to the beach all the time in Malibu - had the best times there. To deny a dog a home because of no pool, just keeps other dogs locked up in kennel. now what kind of a life is that for them?

That's not looking out what is best for the dogs at all. This just saddens me even more know this is actually really how they run there organization. :(

More feedback

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public