My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society Incorporated, New Fairfield, CT, USA
My husband began looking online for a dog as soon as we got married. Our most important criteria was a pooch who would get along with our ornery cat. We inquired about a few dogs from various shelters, but it was hard to get information on whether they were good with cats, and the last thing we wanted to do was bring a dog home only to have to return him. Baker was a little smaller than the dog we pictured ourselves adopting (we were thinking of a huge black mutt), but his photos were sweet, and the video that NFSAW included was adorable. Sherri answered all of my husband's questions promptly and honestly, and we completely trusted her. We drove up to meet Baker on a Saturday, and it was love at first sight. We wanted another week to get ready for him, and Sherri understood and kept him for us, and she also answered my many e-mails asking more questions about what he ate, what he liked to do, etc. When we picked him up the following Saturday he had just had a bath, and we got a folder with all his health information as well as the story from his transfer up from Tennessee and contact information from his "rescue mom." We sent Sherri photos of Baker we took that day, and she seemed genuinely excited and happy to hear from us. Nearly two years later, we still follow the shelter, support it financially when we can, and are so grateful that they took such good care of our dog in the few weeks before we discovered him. Baker had a hard start, but he's the best dog ever, and I know that NFSAW was instrumental in helping him get a fresh start.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
adopting a dog who had a terrible life in Tennessee but was the sweetest, funniest, most loving pooch anyone's ever met.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...