Loved it when I started volunteering and fostering through Denkai. There was a great coordinator who was caring and kept that program going. Then, f.b. (the founder) got rid of her and from what I was told from everyone I talked to, it was only because she would make suggestions on ways to improve and f.b. doesn't like that. After that, everything went downhill fast and all the programs ended, then the clinic closed. It's too bad that one person who gets a big ego like f.b. can destroy a potentially lifesaving rescue as now there isn't anything around that is to that level.
I volunteered and fostered with Denkai for close to a year. I wanted to help the dogs. As time went on more and more money was given but it was never enough, your help was never good enough. The founder was never around and now they closed there doors after how many years! Staff that had been dedicated to them given no explanation. I will never donate or volunteer for this organization. You cannot even find current financial info for them which is very shady. They need more money but where is it going? They want to live debt free so that the founder, her boyfriend who was the VP of operations and they're baby on the way can live without working for it!
Review from Guidestar
I volunteered with this group on numerous occasions. The staff was not only discourteous, they were downright mean to the animals. And when they adopted out animals, they did virtually NO background checks on adopters. The head of this group claims that she doesn't take a salary but their financials show that there was in excess of $100,000 after expenses. What happened to that money? I know that the head of the group took vacations and was rarely there in person when there was an adoption or transportation event, although she claims she worked many hours a week. I also donated to them on several occasions and never got a thank you or a receipt. I think this is a very shady group and would never donate anything else to them. There are just too many other wonderful rescue groups.
Review from Guidestar
I had a horrible experience with Denkai. Jenna is extremly rude, she gives you the run around about adopting a puppy. She has no business dealing with the public, she should be on pen duty. They are always begging for donations, but yet treat you horrible when you go to adopt a dog. I will never deal with them again.
Today I went into denkai hoping to look at puppies to find our next family dog. As soon as I walked into their facility I felt judged. (I have piercings and tattoos and was scrubbed out) They were extremely rude and treated me as if I had no clue what I was talking about! I gave them specific needs in what I was looking for and they laughed and handed me a pre adoption form and shooed my daughter and I away. Didnt let me see ANY dogs. They wanted me out of there ASAP. The puppies I seen online were extremely cute and my daughter fell inlove with one of them. Yet due to the extreme rude and judgemental manner we will not be adopting from them.... EVER!
I've volunteered at Denkai for about 5 years - fostering dogs, helping with fundraisers, helping at clinic and adoption center - and while things don't always go perfectly their heart is in the right place and everyone tries very hard. A few bad reviews mentioned dog transports not coming in on time and having to wait for dogs to show up - unfortunately this is commonplace with transports. They are traveling long distances with a bunch of rescue dogs and timeframes can change based on traffic and the needs of the dogs. Dogs that are suppose to come in may get pulled at the last minute for health issues or last minute adoptions and Denkai does not know until transport arrives. Yes, money is always tight and staff is always too few people working too many hours and chaos reins when a transport comes in with 20, 30 or more dogs but, please remember these dogs are getting a second chance at life and a forever home because of Denkai.
I have volunteered with DenKai since May 2010. They have changed locations and staff numerous times during the past 4 years, and things haven't always run perfect. But that said, this organization saves hundreds of animals every MONTH and offers low-cost spay and neuter services for families who otherwise might end up with unwanted puppies, due to their inability to afford a vet bill.
They also offer low-cost vaccinations and general veterinary care.
I have fostered about 50 of their rescued dogs and it is a rewarding experience each and every time. Giving these pups a chance to live in a home and receive socialization and training provides the eventual adopters of these animals with such a gift!
Consider volunteering your time or opening your home to a foster pup! You won't regret it!!!
Alright, extremely disappointed. My puppy who was adopted through denkai, recently went in for her spay. When she was released she did not receive a cone and received minimal pain medication. Three says later she ended up popping a stitch open. Because it was late at night we had to take her to a twenty four hour clinic. The veterinarian who took care of her was not impressed by the stitch job and was disappointed by the fact that shedid not receive a cone or more medication. She patched her back up so we could take her back to denkai at eight am so that they could fix her back up. Well we got there at eight fifteen and there was no body there. Door locked, no answer on the phone, and nobody in the parking lot. Their website claims that they are open at eight am but this does not appear to be the case. Needless to say that as I am on my way to a trusted clinic in longmont, I have no trust out respect for this organization.
I was called at last minute to foster pups,had to wait 2 hours before they arrived, they called to many foster and adopters ,was not happy that used gas and set for 2 hrs and then turned away empty handed, felt that after hearing bad story with experience with this place would not recommend this shelter or offer my services to them
2 weeks ago I responded to an add about a dog that needed a home. This pup was in a shelter in Texas and was supposed to be in Eaton in 2 days. It was one thing after another when I called to find out if she ( the pup) had arrived. I was finally told the pup would be there last night at appx midnight and I could come when they opened this morning. I was there at 8:00 still floss had not arrived with the van of dogs she had picked up in Texas. Was told it would be 2 hrs. Came back in 2 hours and myself and 2 other people who were waiting for their adoptions to arrive, were told it would be another 2 hours. They had spend the night in Colo springs and from 8 till 1 is 5 hours and no way does it take that long to drive from Colo springs to Eaton. Floss knew people were waiting. Low and behold finally she arrived, but to my dismay they brought me the wrong dog! I am devasted, I looked at the picture of the pup I was supposed to get countless times in the let 2 weeks. How could they have made such a mistake?