Sad, that's the only word I can use. My husband found a dog that he fell in love with and I downloaded the application, as well as emailing to set up a time to meet the dog. I was told that I needed to wait a week for an adoption fair and that there were several families that would all be their to adopt the same $300 Puppy. Hi to the human society and do a dog good. We will be.
Avoid this place like the plague! They are unethical, defamatory, greedy and corrupt. They prey on kind-hearted people who only seek to help God's creatures. They disguise themselves as a "non-profit" rescue, but feel free to take a look at their PUBLIC tax records...I will attach a link. They have recently filed a lawsuit with one of their adoptors over puppies that were born from the dog that was adopted. They also slandered the husbands name even though he had nothing to do with the adoption and had never met them nor stepped foot in their facility. Irony, he works for one of their sponsors! They supposedly didn't know the dog was pregnant, which I find to be complete rubbish. If you are a legit rescue who is in this ALL for the welfare of the animal, wouldn't a full health screen be your number ONE priority, ESPECIALLY if you are adopting the dog to a family that may have NO experience taking on that task!!! Let's get back to that...WHY would you sue the adoptor for the adoption fee of what each puppy would grant you, had the adoptor been willing to put forth the birthing of the pups and the 8 weeks(!!!) it took taking care of them until suitable homes were found, and then just release them back to OFOSA to make a PROFIT? It seems greed motivated to ME! PLEASE do research on this organization (term used loosely because they seem very disorganized) before adopting a pet or donating to them!!! DO NOT use their Facebook page as a reference because I know for a FACT that they have deleted negative posts! Mine was one of them. They only want you to read the "good stuff".
it appears that "king gate ", is really King Tate",I believe she is a volunteer or somethingat OFOSA, that has total excess to all of your confidential files. always be aware, if you ARE slinging mud as SHE is, she will have dirt all over herself. to put the money in front of the welfare of the animals is sick. one more observation , how can you advertise a life saving run to Bakersfield Calif, all expenses paid, Motel, meals, and vehicle furnished. sends a mixed signal.
This place is a puppy mill.. had nothing but bad customer service from each and every one of them all their animals are sick, they all lie and don't keep their story straight, never on the same page as one another, don't buy anything from those people unless you plan on going to the vet every week to get your animal better.
I volunteered wuth OFOSA and it truly changed my life for the better and I could not imagine life without the people and animals of OFOSA. We are nearing our 100th foster (we do dogs and cats) and I have logged just over 350 volunteer hours since February 2013 (it is now November 2013), so it is no secret that I enjoy my time at OFOSA. I have been on one transport to Southern CA, and even though everything that couldve gone wrong did(with even the vehicle breaking down), it was one of the most influential things i have ever done with my life. PS. For those of you upset that OFOSA goes down to CA, just realize, they go out of their way in the COMMUNITY as well. They also pull from Bonnie Hays and drive to Eastern oregon just to pick up animals from rescuers when there is a need. OFOSA takes on medical cases, from proken pelvises, bones, extreme cases of cherry eye, and any animal that needs help and that they can get. They also take owner surrenders when space allows. There is definately no rescue or shelter anything like OFOSA that I have ever heard of. I had been a volunteer for OHS before this, but within days of being at OFOSA, I knew I was making a bigger impact there with my time than I would ever make at OHS.
So, if youre looking to volunteer, donate, foster, or adopt, I strongly reccomend OFOSA.
I use to volunteer until my life just got to busy. I still go in just not every day as I used to. I know that this rescue started to slide side ways however the founder took back the reigns. The rescue was founded on healing the broken animals that nobody wanted. It is getting back to it's roots. A fire and hire took place. Think OFOSA is getting back to the basics.
II adopted a dog from them about one month ago and have some major complaints.
1. The adoption fee was substantially higher than many others in the area. At the time of adoption I justified it because they seemed to really care about the animals and their foster placement, so this wasn't a deal breaker. They also included the spay/neuter in this fee.
2. Had I known that the facility they do their spay and neuter surgery in was a run down old house with obviously unsanitary and unsterile conditions, I NEVER would have agreed to adopt or have them spay our puppy. I questioned it upon arrival but unfortunately didn't have the good sense to turn around and walk out, because...
3. They gave my puppy an internal infection during her spay surgery, which then led to a mass on her belly that eventually ruptured, causing more infection, not to mention $300 more in bet bills. When I called OFOSA the not-so-friendly woman who answered basically said they wouldn't do anything about it and as soon as they finish spaying, they release them medically and can't assume responsibility for any complications.
Please do not support this organization!!
Their mission statement has now changed. Instead of fostering young kittens and cats in homes they are now storing them in pet stores and cages. Many of these felines have been brought in by other states and not from our own community. Many of our own community kittens and cats are dying because of this. Not to mention they are no longer a rescue/foster but more along the lines of a puppy mill/feline mill. Many of these cats and kittens are not getting the social skills and love from a home before going to a new home, not to mention some are even sickly. Money now speaks louder then caring love form OFOSA.
Review from Guidestar
Great People, Great Cause I have enjoyed working with all the people and feel very good about all the work that OFOSA has done.
I was invited to learn about and work with OFOSA through a friend. He knew I had recently lost my dog after 16 1/2 years and was trying to decide if or when I wanted to get another dog. It was a tough time, he suggested I would enjoy working with foster dogs, helping them get healthy and comfortable in a home setting. I wasn't sure, but my first foster, Palmer, was a great little dog with demadex mange. He was so sweet and smart, but not getting selected at the adoption events. He was in my home for over 3 months and in that time his skin healed and hair filled in, he gained weight, learned a handful of tricks. By the time he found his forever family, it broke my heart a little and I cried as I let him go, but still I am happy for him. He has a wonderful home on the OREGON coast. He goes for walks on the beach almost everyday and is the light of his new pet parents life. So I signed up for another foster and then another. Finally, my ninth foster was just too perfect and like so many OFOSA volunteers before me, I failed! I adopted my 9th foster myself, making me a "foster failure", but a rescue success. Now Sputnik and I welcome new fosters into our home together and I think she does as much as I do to help these wonderful deserving animal prepare for a happy new life. I would recommend this experience to anyone. It is fun, fulfilling and make a big difference for very deserving animals.