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Canine Commitment of New England

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Canine Commitment rescues dogs and puppies (and sometimes cats, too!) from southern, high-kill, overpopulated shelters and brings them to NH to find loving homes in the New England area.

Results: In 2015, Canine Commitment saved over 700 animals with the ongoing support of wonderful folks and families in New England who open their hearts and homes to these deserving, wonderful pups.

Programs: Adoption of puppies rescued from southern high-kill states. Dogs receive medical attention prior to adopting them into appropriate homes.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

gcousins

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCNE went waaaay out of their way in effort and care to bring a new mother from the streets of Puerto Rico to New Boston. Someone had taken her puppy for adoption but left the mother behind. When CCNE learned of this situation, they called a vet in Puerto Rico and gave instructions to find the dog (Lara) and send her to New Boston. The dog was in terrible shape, and CCNE paid for all her vet fees and rehabilitation, with no potential owner in sight, until I walked into her facility. She does this with dozens of dogs every year and makes sure that every dog or puppy ends up in the right home. They are very careful in their vetting of potential adoptors, and will sometimes refuse a prospect. CCNE is a wonderful presence in our community

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCNE went waaaay out of their way to help our LARA get off the streets of Puerto Rico. Their screening of adopters is very thorough, as she cares deeply about what happens to her puppies after they leave her shelter.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ross and the staff are incredible with the work they do! The knowledge, patience, and compassion for the dogs that come through are unmatched. The level of care and commitment to the well-being of these animals is truly remarkable. My husband and I recently fostered for them (as I'm sure we will again), and when we adopt it will absolutely be through Canine Commitment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted our dog from Canine Commitment and were so impressed with the organization throughout the process. Melissa answered any and all of my questions and was flexible in setting up a time for us to meet our pup. They provided us with all the paperwork we needed and even some of the food our dog had been eating. It is abundantly clear that Canine Commitment takes great care of the dogs they are seeking homes for and I would highly encourage anyone looking for a rescue dog to consider this great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had talked about getting a dog for YEARS before we finally decided that adopting was right for us. We searched for weeks. Tried everywhere. Then found Canine commitment of New England. Ross and her team are AMAZING! They all do such an amazing job at saving these pups! Making sure they are all safe and healthy, vaccines, collar, little baggies of food to help you switch or what to buy, microchipped, and fixed!
Not to mention the vetting that Ross did was commendable and boast-worthy! She made sure every pup was going to a safe loving forever home. Assuring that every pup had a good fit for them. Not every non profit functions for the best interest of the animals but this one does!!!
ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO WANTS A BEST 4 LEGGED FRIEND CALL CANINE COMMITMENT OF NEW ENGLAND! I PROMISE you will be just as happy and grateful as we are right now!

Jessica Ashlynn D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last Thursday my fiancé and I adopted an eight month old from here. When we first met her we both fell in love instantly! We didn’t even want to look at other puppies. Three days later we brought her home. We have had her for four days now and she is doing amazing! I have two cats which she absolutely loves!
I just want to say how amazing canine commitment is! They not only have great tempered dogs and puppies, but the atmosphere is the best! I’ve never seen such a well run, organized, compassionate, clean, facility like this one! I will definitely be adopting more dogs in the future from here!!
Thank you canine commitment for being cinnamon into our lives!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I reached out to Canine commitment to start an adoption process and after over a week and a few attempts to get a hold of someone I was told that they are too busy to reply to emails and I should look elsewhere. Someone should look into their situation because it sounds like they may be taking care of to many pets with no interest in adopting out.

Cheryl187

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the most caring and committed shelters I have ever been to. If you are looking for just the right dog for your family, this is the place to visit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Chinese Crested dog Shannon from Canine Commitment and it was a great experience. Shannon was fostering with Melissa and after the application process and approval I was able to go to Melissa's home and meet my little sweetie before adopting. Melissa was very accommodating and worked with my schedule to set up the meet and greet, I was traveling quite a distance so it was nice having someone so flexible. Since adopting Shannon I follow Melissa and Canine Commitment on Facebook and seeing what this group does for animals on a daily basis makes me so happy that I chose them when adding my new family member and it makes me very happy that they chose me to be Shannon's mom. Keep up the good work Canine Commitment, thank you for all that you do!

Carrie J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a dog trainer and caretaker and I have been working in the pet world here in NH for 20 years. I have many contacts in the rescue here in NH and I chose Canine Commitment when the time came to adopt another dog. They truly care about each dog they rescue and do their very best to find good homes for each and every one. As a trainer I appreciate how they encourage these families to utilize obedience training with their new pups.
Rescuing animals is an incredibly difficult and often thankless job and these ladies put their hearts and souls into this often heart-rending job. We love our Lola so very much and we are so grateful to Canine Commitment for our beautiful girl.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with CCNE was not what I was looking for but my husband wanted another dog as both of ours passed within a couple of months of each other. We just had a baby and I was still sad about loosing our dogs. We met Ross and she was amazing. She made the process so enjoyable. You could tell her love for each and every animal that was there. There was a puppy there that I wanted but was already taken. Then one of the dogs chose us. He seemed to be attached to the baby. We decided that we would love to have him. We passed our background check and was able to get our puppy. This animal has been such a joy and blessing to our family. He has been nothing but perfect for us. He is such a love bug and has so many quirky ways you just cant help but love him. He makes our hearts swell everyday. Thanks for the hard work and commitment from CCNE, our lives are now a better place for having them bring life back into our home. I dont think I would go anywhere else to adopt a pet. This team is truly amazing. Highly recommended.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with rescues all over the country. This is by far above all others. The care and commitment to animals, including those they rescue and those the community needs help with, is beyond compare. Please support their efforts, adopt, volunteer, donate.

1 Dani8

Client Served

Rating: 5

This past January I adopted a beautiful puppy who travelled from Mississippi. The team at Canine Commitment of NE was very professional but at the same time I could see and feel the love they had for my little puppy. They asked to be kept up to date with photos from time to time because they really care about him. I will absolutely be calling them again next time I'm ready to add another furry family member!

Susan478

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Canine Commitment is a wonderful organization. They really care about all the animals that they help. They will help you to match the right dog with the right family. They are very thorough in their interview process to make sure that the dogs go to a home with people that can take care of them for life. You guys are awesome.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from CCNE and both are Antarctic dogs! Ross is very diligent in making sure all dogs are temperament tested (with other dogs, kids and cats!) and if it isn't the right fit she'll tell you. All dogs are thoroughly vet checked and up to date on vaccines and heart worm preventative. I agent personally dealt with Melissa but from all reports she has a heart of gold and is the same as Ross. I work in a vet clinic where we see many of the adoptees and their new "parents" and I haven't ever heard of one complaint, only praise for CCNE.

Katharine J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ross works so incredibly hard rescuing dogs and finding them good homes. She spares no expense on veterinary care to treat dogs who arrive with problems and to be sure all her dogs are healthy before adoption. She puts her heart and soul into this for the dogs despite the many ungrateful people she encounters. I adopted a rescue dog from Canine Commitment 6 years ago and would definitely adopt from this rescue again.

Amy_284

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our dog Lucy from Canine Commitment of New England. They were great to work with! They genuinely care about the dogs they take in and work to ensure the animals are healthy and loved. I would absolutely go to them again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Canine Commitment for the last 4 years. I have seen hundreds of dogs placed into carefully selected, loving forever homes. Canine Commitment brings dogs/puppies up from the South that would be euthanized without our intervention. This rescue works very hard to match dogs with families that will give them the love and attention they deserve! I highly recommend anyone who wants to adopt a dog come to Canine Commitment!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Canine commitment brought our best friend to us! I couldn't be more grateful to Ross for her love and care that my puppy got before coming home with us! This organization is doing great work and it makes it easy for folks like us to find a great dog! What I was most impressed by was the warm welcome I received by Ross and other staff. They made the selection easy and relaxed.

Heather265

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog through Canine Commitment of New England and recommend it to everyone. This is such an excellent organization! Once the dogs arrive at CCNE, they are given so much love and special care. In addition, the women that run CCNE carefully place the dogs with adopters; always looking out for the best interests of both parties. Again, my highest recommendation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't even know where to begin! I've rescued several dogs in my life time, but never have I had the absolute privelege if adopting a Mama Dog. At CCNE their love of dogs run so deep that they will rescue a pregnant Mama, give her a safe and loving place to have, and care for, her babies, and THEN find safe and loving homes for the whole family of them! I've never seen such love and dedication. I was honored to be able to adopt Mama Taylor, who gave birth to 8 beautiful babies at about 18 months old. Down south she would have been killed without ever having her gorgeous pups; but at CCNE her life was changed forever and for the better. We cherish every day with this sweet, loving, amazing girl!!

We were so happy and taken with the passion of this rescue we also adopted a second pup from them! We were blessed to adopt a gorgeous little 10 week pup who stole our hearts.

I can honestly say that I will never again adopt a pup of dog from any other organization! Sure, they wanted references and information, but I would give them whatever they ask for because I realize they only want what is best for the dogs. We're so thankful!

Alexandra17

Client Served

Rating: 5

We could have never imagined the joy that Canine Commitment would bring to us, in the form of our 4 legged baby. The director Ross, made the entire adoption process a pleasure. It was a process , which had a steps to make sure we were the perfect fit for our dog and that our dog was also the perfect fit for us. I admire her dedication. I can't be an easy job. I give her full credit as to why our dog fit right into our family. He was born into a loving and nurturing environment at the rescue, surrounded by people that cared and lots of playful children. Therefore he has known nothing else of the world and is a gentle GIANT. Weighing in at 80 lbs it would be difficult if he was anything but gentle. In the year following his adoption we had a couple medical hiccups with him and on several occasions I reached out to Ross for her advice. She always responded right away and was more than willing to give us her opinion. We still keep in touch with and has even made a visit. She was such a vital role in our happy lives with our dog. When the time comes we wouldn't rescue our dog from anywhere other than Canine Commitment. I can't recommend it enough!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found a dog listed with Canine Commitment and drove to Maine to meet her. We drove home with her! The volunteers who work with Canine Commitment are very respectable, honest, dedicated, and caring people. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a vetted animal. Wish my husband would let me have more than two.

Michele121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so many good things to say about Canine Commitment! The two amazing fur babies picture below came to us from Canine Commitment (don't let the name fool you, kittens can be found too). I have also had the privilege to volunteer for the organization. I hope to continue my volunteer work there for many wonderful years to come. All anminals that come through Canine Commitment get excellent medical and physical care! They also have the added bonus of getting time to snuggle and cuddle with volunteers upon arrival to New Hampshire. Many of these animals travel a long way to find their forever homes. The organization works very hard to place animals in great homes! Part of finding great homes means getting to know the animals personalities and matching them with a home that fits them. I highly recommend adopting from Canine Commitment!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from Canine Commitment. Both were wonderful experiences. Ross goes above and beyond to make sure the dogs she places are going to be cared for the way they deserve. Excellent rescue group and I highly reccomend them to everyone I come across looking to adopt!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dedicated staff and fantastic environment while these little and big four legged friends find their forever home!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization. They are so dedicated to saving and rehabilitating the dogs.
People who run this and volunteers are exceptional human beings who dedicate big chunk of their lives to this. Galina

Casey21

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you canine commitment for the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me. my boxer/lab mix pup has changed my life forever, thanks to the faucility and everyone who makes all of these rescues happen. I can't be any more happy with this dog she has saved me in so many ways. Please everyone who is reading this wondering if they should adopt/rescue... YES. It is the most amazing thing ever in so many ways, you gain something that will become apart of you- and you are saving a life. I can't help but wonder everyday, who rescued who? Thank you canine commitment endlessly for my sweet goof ball.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been extremely impressed with the integrity and dedication this organization shows when placing pups. They're really nice people too. Thank you so much!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Ross for close to 10 years when I was just getting started in rescue. Ross is a very experienced person in the world of rescue. The rescue follows all of the NH guidelines and always strives to adopt out healthy pups. Whenever someone is looking for something that my rescue cannot help with I always refer them to CCNE. I am sure that there are thousands of families that can attest to the fact that they have had great experiences in dealing with Ross and CCNE.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our two dogs from CCNE. From the very beginning, they were thorough and I appreciated they had the DOGS' interest at heart. They were kind but firm and asked very important questions. Since we were adopting a puppy each time, they made sure to ask if someone would be home at all times (answer was yes) as the puppy could not be crated for eight hours a day. You'd be shocked to find out how many people do that or expect to get a dog and just cage them all day while they work.

The dogs were both in excellent health, had all their shots and paperwork up to date, and were well loved. I have recommended this rescue group to many of my friends and will not hesitate to do so in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love CCNE!!! Such an amazing organization - they really are doing amazing things over there! We adopted our first fur baby from them in September of 2013 and we couldn't be happier with how everything was handled. Some rescues adopt out a dog and then don't care about updates or forget which dog you adopted - but that is NOT the case with CCNE! If you adopt one of their animals you become part of the CCNE family. They love to hear updates and they actually remember each and every dog. About a year after we adopted our first fur baby, we decided we wanted to open our home up to puppies and dogs in need of a place to stay. We immediately knew we wanted to work with Canine Commitment and in September of 2014, we officially became a CCNE foster home. And we've been fostering with CCNE ever since :)

Deb_56

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My fur baby is from Canine Commitment of NE. They were kind and caring of both the dog and our family. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new family member. I liked them so much I now volunteer for them.

Susan477

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic experience with Canine Commitment . We adopted one dog, then adopted another a few months later. Referred many friends all with excellent experiences . Very caring and only want the best for their pups .
I also have been a volunteer for a couple of years now.

Cheryl169

Client Served

Rating: 5

Canine Commitment is a great organization! Ross and Melissa truely care about each dog (and recently kitties

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Canine commitment is with no doubt, the best place to adopt from. Nothing but great experiences with the volunteers and those who run the organization. My family adopted my dog there four years ago and I have had the opportunity to volunteer there myself...Love CCNE!

Stephanie250

Client Served

Rating: 5

Canine Commitment is a phenomenal dog (and occasionally cat) rescue organization. Ross and Melissa pour their hearts and souls into this calling. They truly care about all the animals they rescue and will not allow adoptions to people who won't care for their furry friends. They fully vet the animals to make sure they are healthy and good tempered. They let prospective owners know when a dog has particular needs (i.e. must be the only dog in the house, or loves cuddling, or high energy dog needs lots of exercise). They take the time to get to know the dogs AND the prospective owner so that they may ensure a perfect match. I highly recommend Canine Commitment for anyone looking for a new pet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet girl 3 years ago and she is the light of my life. The process with CCNH was amazing. They were honest and helpful in ensuring we would be a perfect fit for Milah. They go to great lengths to rescue these animals and find them forever homes. We drove from Montreal to NH to rescue our girl and would do it again in a heartbeat. Shortly after we rescued our girl our friend got in touch with the organization and found her forever pet too! We love CCNH and will 100% continue to adopt from them and support them. They work incredibly hard all because they love animals. 5 stars!!!

Sarah313

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered a dog with this company and they were super helpful and very appreciative. I have sent many adoptors to them and will certainly get a new pup from them when we are ready.

Andy47

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people to work with! They helped our family grow and brought a wonderful animal into our home! Couldn't be more pleased with the adoption process and knowing the health of the dog we got!

Susan476

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I am Susan and I am a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, Derry/Lononderry NH.
I have been fostering for Canine Commitment of New England for close to a year now and I have enjoyed working with Melissa and others on her team. They rescue all types or dogs and I am lucky enough to help get these adorable pup trained, socialized and ready for there new family. All the dog come with Vet paperwork and if there is a problem or the dogs is ill, they are there to help and insure that the dog gets what he needs.
I am very happy working with this organization and almost everyone is a volunteer which i am sure is challenging at times but patience always helps get you to where you want to be. Which is usually a big kiss from an adorable loving dog. I love fostering!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Mississippi rescuer and foster for canine commitment as well as other groups. Having had over 900 dogs puppies and kittens come through my home I can tell you these folks are gold. Not only do they rescue so many including the harder sadder cases but they take excellent care of those of us in the field. Ross Norwood is compassionate and tireless and an excellent example of how to to it right.

Paula90

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCNE is the best place to adopt a forever pet. They truly care about every single animal. Ross is compassionate and dedicated to this heartbreaking yet rewarding life style. I have fostered, volunteered, and adopted from CCNE. I have done this to many places yet, I find CCNE to be the most organized, loving, and passionate people out there. Ross puts the animals first but, she really cares for the people adopting her animals. If you want to adopt and be part of a family, CCNE is the place!

1 Amanda236

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a veterinarian it can sometimes be scaring working with rescues. All of their hearts are in the right place, but sometimes that clouds their judgement. CCNE is the BEST rescue I have ever worked with! They keep excellent medical records, take excellent care of their charges and work with the veterinarians.

I was so impressed with them that I have adopted two dogs from them (don't tell my other dogs, but one of them is the best dog ever!), my sister has adopted a dog from them AND my parents have a dog from them!

I recommend all my clients looking for a new family member to check out CCNE! Every new patient I get from there has also been a pleasure to treat!

Thank you for all you do!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog Bauer as a puppy from Canine Commitment in June of 2011. Bauer is now 5 and is the best dog I could ask for. Ross was absolutely amazing to work with, sat with me as I played with the puppies and was very friendly. It was obvious to see she really has a passion for this and cared about the dogs and their well being. I was able to meet Bauer's mother as she was still at the house.

To this day she still remembers when I mention Ginnie's puppies or Bauer's birthday in a Facebook post :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly care about each and every dog and its placement in a loving great fit home. These are beautiful humans working tirelessly for four legged fur babies to find forever families.

Donna255

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two dogs from Canine Commitment in the past few years. I am so impressed with rescues in general as they consistently try to plug up that hole in the dam of life that spits out animals normally unwanted or uncared for. I would give Canine Commitment an A+++ for their time, transport and care of these unfortunate animals, bringing them up north and finding homes for all. This calling in life is 24/7 with no time off for good behavior and they step up each and every time. Paul and I thank you Ross for all you do!! Mama Lucy and Ranger thank you as well!

Sarah312

Donor

Rating: 5

You won't find a more caring and wonderful place to meet your forever friend. Ross truly gives all of herself to make sure that these animals find the best homes. She spends time to learn about you and helps guide adopters through the process. We love CCNE!!

Kerry26

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a wonderful dog in April. We were given lots of info about his background and we were even allowed to visit three times (once with our current dog) in order to make sure it was a good fit. Although I have fostered dogs through other agencies, my vet reference etc was checked to make sure it was a good home for the dog. I appreciate that they want to make sure it's a good match. I would adopt through them again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two dogs from Canine Commitment and honestly it is not exaggerating to say that my experience was life-changing! I could not be happier with my girls, and Canine Commitment literally saved their lives (and thus, mine). I adopted an adult dog in the summer of 2015 and a puppy in March 2016. Both experiences were wonderful and my dogs could not be more amazing little creatures.

They do a very thorough but very fast-moving check of your references and home situation, as they should to ensure the dogs get adopted to the right home. I also value their opinion on what home is a good match for every dog; these people know their pups and just want the best for them.

Thank you, CCNE! You KNOW I'll be back :)

Michelle367

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered dogs and cats for Canine Commitment for several years. They do an awesome job of finding the best homes possible for the animals. Wonderful people doing great work.

Amy_283

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted both of my fur babies from them within 9 months of each other between 2013 and 2014. These ladies truly care about every dog and finding them a loving home. They were very good about finding the right fit for us and our family. We now have an 11 month old daughter who my dogs adore.

Danielle96

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a new family member from Ross at Canine Commitment in 2013 and have had an ongoing relationship ever since. Amazing what these ladies do on a daily basis!

puppyplease

Client Served

Rating: 5

This weekend my amazing dog (adopted from CCNE) and I competed in the largest rally obedience trial in the country. This incredible rescue dog went up against some of the top dogs in the country. He had 6 perfect scores, came in 5th in the level 3 division, 2nd in the level 2 division, WON the level 1 division and came in SECOND place for the ENTIRE trial!!! So that is my brag for what THIS dog has done. My brag for CCNE is just as glowing. I am a former vet tech, former member of a board of directors for a rescue group and I have been a professional dog trainer for over 13 years. I look at every dog facility with a critical eye. I have stopped in unannounced on many occasions and have always found the facility to be immaculate, the volunteers friendly and compassionate, the dogs incredibly well cared for and every legal/paperwork piece is always in place. When people ask me where to find a dog, CCNE is my only recommendation for rescue. I have never once had a concern on the care of their dogs, or the significant efforts they make to ensure the well being of dogs in their care. We are so fortunate to have such a caring and hard working group advocating for these dogs!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have had nothing by pleasant experiences with CCNE. Adopted our pup from them over a year ago after hearing from dear friends (several different families) of their positive experiences. Have heard from others, of the great dogs that are brought in through their rescue. Busy dedicated women who work tirelessly to do right by the dogs with which they work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Canine Commitment does amazing work in saving dogs, finding loving homes and spreading awareness for shelters. We have fostered for them numerous time and have 2 forever dogs from them. We are thankful to have such a quality rescue nearby that added enormous love to our family!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Going above and beyond to help save lives.
Highly recommend adopting and donating to them.

3 Lisa544

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

We adopted a dog in Feb 2016. Was not told the truth. She had aggression issues. Notified them about them via e-mail. Only response was she was not that way when she was in their care. No options, advice, or concern given.
After 3 months, some one-on-one training and group training she was not getting any better. E-mailed them about her issues and surrender per their contract. Again no concern about the dog. Only given time of when to drop her off.
At surrender the dog was grabbed and dragged away from us. Not giving us a chance to say good bye. I tried to talk to her and explain and state that I did not want this dog to be bounced back and forth. Her issues need to be known to new adoptees. She said she had no issues. Told us to get off her property.(and not nicely) I was upset and crying already. I threw down the surrender paper work. DO NOT GIVE OR ADOPT from these people. They lie about the dogs and don't really care.

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k9commit 07/25/2016

We are very sorry that Lisa felt so disappointed with her experience at CCNE. We are extremely grateful that this pup was returned to us, where she was fully temperament tested and found to have no aggression issues whatsoever, played wonderfully with dogs of all sizes including around high-value toys and treats, and was adopted by a loving family who is so very grateful to have her. We have worked with several families who experienced behaviors in their home which were not seen by the rescue or fosters prior to adoption. We are happy to bring trainers in and address any issues; and, of course, we take back any dog that is not the right fit for whatever reason. Some of our placements that needed the most work are the most rewarding for us, and have brought us not just adopters but friends and longtime supporters. Anyone is welcome, anytime, to chat with us about our organization and how we do address issues that may arise as a dog -- particularly an adult dog with a less-than-ideal past -- settles into a new home. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I went to Canine Commitment to adopt a puppy. I found a puppy my entire family loved. I filled out an online application with three references. All of the references said the questions were weird and off putting. One of my references was my neighbor. He called me and asked if I was getting a dog or a security clearance? In the end they denied me to get any dog from them.
I own a house with plenty of land. I have had dogs all my life and know how to take care of them. They adopted two dogs to a guy at work both of which died "accidental" deaths.
The owner of Canine Commitment will not specify why I cannot adopt any dog from them or how my coworker was able to get two from her.
I would not adopt from them. I would not donate a single cent to them. They need to
reevaluate their business and adoption procedures.

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k9commit 07/25/2016

We take the responsibility of placing the animals in our care very seriously and feel that the questions our volunteer application processors ask are fair and valid given the fact that we are looking to entrust a living being into a perfect stranger's care. We do not always specify why an application is declined, because we know that a person could then omit that information from an application with another organization. In this case, we do know that the applicant was aware of the issue. Our requirements are spelled out at the time of processing and we look for consistent and regular vet care for any previously owned pets, up to and including valid rabies vaccines given when due, and purchase/prescriptions given for heartworm preventative.