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Client Served

Rating: 1

We adopted our dog in June at a Petsmart adoption event. Not 2 days after we got her she was throwing up all over the house, she had diarrhea, wouldn't eat, and could barely stand. When we called to inform them that she was very sick they said "Oh well. I don't know what to tell you, she wasn't sick when you adopted her." We just wanted to inform them that there might have been an underlying problem, and it could have spread to other dogs.
Being in that situation was not ideal for us or the dog, but there was no need to be so rude.
My dog is still having issues, but wouldn't give her up for the world. We got a truly amazing dog, but I don't think we'll be adopting from HH again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with Homeless Hounds. I got my sweet girl Buffy from a Homeless Hounds event at PetSmart. Was not even looking for a dog at the time, but you know how it is - one look into sweet puppy eyes and you're done. :)

I found the founder of Homeless Hounds to be very kind. She has saved the lives of SO many dogs. I would definitely adopt a dog from Homeless Hounds again.


Client Served

Rating: 1

This Organization is run by a person who is concerned only about making a profit herself. This is a rescue that agrees to take a dog back if adoption does not work out. I never expected that would be the scenario I would be involved with. The dog I adopted was very frightened of my children because they are young and unpredictable. He is so shy and not meshing with our family comfortably. He was also digging under our fence. He dug a hole and got out and our dog of 10 years also got out through the hole he created. Our neighbor shot and killed our dog of 10 years. I was frightened to keep our adopted dog, afraid he might meet the same fate. I called Lisa and kindly and tearfully told her I was going to need to return our dog. She acted put out and too busy to find a time to meet with me. I was crying the whole time explaining the story to her. I had just lost my dog the night before. And I was going to be driving three hours away to meet her to return the dog. Lisa made sure to tell me that when we meet to hand off the dog I was not allowed to show emotion that it has to be a quick exchange and that she didn't have time to wait around so I had better be there at 12:00 sharp. I found a local rescue near me that agreed to help get my adopted dog a new and safe home as long as Lisa would relinquish her rights and let them rehome him. The local shelter just needed documentation saying that it would be OK with Lisa, and the shelter agreed to find him a safe home immediately. She would not agree to this. During the conversation I had with Lisa I said that my adopted dog is my my precious baby and I just want him in a safe and good home. She said to me "Your precious baby? Oh Paleeeaaase!" She told me "I thought I found him a good home with you but I must've been very mistaken." She was insinuating my home was a bad place. Here I am trying to do the right thing by finding this dog a safer place to be, since mine had died the night before, and considering the three hour trip to meet Lisa to insure his safety! She offered me no condolences for the loss of my deceased dog, would not relinquish rights to the adopted dog, and then threatened legal action against me. This woman is rude, heartless, and not in this business for the dogs. Someone who is worried about his well-being would have made sure the rescue I was turning him over to was a true safe place and allowed him to go where she would know he would be safe immediately. Not Lisa, she was yelling at me on the phone and I have never encountered someone so rude. I was overly nice from the get-go of the conversation. I told her I would feel more comfortable with him being with me over returning him to someone like herself. Heartless!! If she can treat a person like she did myself, Inwas frightened for my dog. She only cares about the money these dogs put in her pocket, not their well being! Buyer beware!!