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Puppies Are Worth Saving Inc

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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

To the "adopter" that stoops so low as to mention Google earth of my house, I am flattered of your jealousy. However, you do not know what we paid for this house (you could easily look it up and see the deal we got), nor do you know what we make at our jobs. No one makes a dollar from the rescue except for transporters, if they have enough have expenses. We use our own credit card to pay for dogs that the rescue doesn't have the funds to cover. We offered to donate to a go fund me for YOUR dog, not a charity, so get your story straight. We were also told by the vet that it was a liver infection, possibly liver shunt. Again, fact check yourself. You were fully refunded and we offered to help cover costs if you would create the go fund me. Out of the 1,500 dogs we have saved to date, less than a dozen have had serious issues after being adopted, all of which were clearly not presenting with signs and symptoms at the time of adoption, or else we would have caught them as well as the adopter's. I think our Good reviews here tell the real story.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just adopted my 3rd dog from PAWS. All my dogs have been wonderful additions, even my first dog who we discovered had anxiety after we adopted her 3 years ago. We’ve worked with a trainer and will with our new dog as well.
As for the negative reviews, I think people are failing to read the contract before they adopt. PAWS can only base the dog’s health on what the vet tell them. The contract states they make no guarantees after adoption.
Also, If people think rescues make money then go out and foster, transport, volunteer, rescue. Without that puppies are euthanized daily. There’s more out there than being a keyboard warrior.

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

They "sold" us a puppy for $450.00. it died less than 24 hours later from an infection. The ER vet said the pup was septic. there was so much infectious fluid you couldn't even see the liver to determine anything. We complained and tried to get reimbursed for our vet bill. no luck.. without any medical records they claim it was a defect in the liver. total lie. offered to contribute to a charity or something but not to contribute to our vet bill. They spayed the pup too early and they have a suspect history. I posted this review site and now there are some recent (2019) awesome reviews. they are most likely "encouraged" reviews. We do not recommend this "rescue" looking at the address listed on this site on google maps the sale of sick pups is helping someone do very well. See the parvo reviews as well.

1 Courtney L.2

Client Served

Rating: 1

I adopted my dog from this "rescue" as a puppy when she was 12 weeks old, only to find out soon after adopting her that she was very sick with kennel cough turned to severe pneumonia. They had other dogs in their care with similar symptoms that were simply removed from their website, and seemingly never adopted out. Makes you wonder what happened to them.... Within two weeks of owning our puppy, we spent almost $2,000 in emergency medical bills that they refused to help us pay, and never acknowledging the fact that they were knowingly adopting out sick dogs. This was both infuriating and terrifying for us as we immediately fell in love with our dog and were unsure if she would surive. Thank God she pulled through...I only don't regret adopting our dog from them because I love her dearly and feel we actually rescued her from their horrible care, but I refuse to patronize a business like this ever again. Adopters beware! This is not a reputable rescue.

2 Roni S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiance & I recently adopted a puppy named Andy. PAWS rescue not only made the adoption process so easy, but the foster family we dealt with was 100% amazing. Everyone we were in contact with were very helpful, nice, and cared for the puppies so well. Andy is healthy, adorable, and filled our hearts with love. We cannot thank PAWS enough!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

An incredible crew of loving humans pouring all of their love into this organization!
Never before have I seen such dedication and hard work!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is unbelievable the amount of hard work the volunteers of this rescue put into caring and saving dogs. I have volunteered for this rescue from the start, and the owner of this rescue just does not quit or give up. She takes on difficult cases, dogs with traumatic histories, special medical needs, and hundreds of dogs that would have otherwise been put down. Their number one priority is the well being of the puppies and placing the puppies into suitable loving homes.

3 Casey G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and I adopted our precious Ragnar, aka Donner, from PAWS this January. The foundation was absolutely amazing! When we were able to adopt Ragnar he was vaccinated and neutered! The foster we worked with was so accommodating and friendly, she treated Ragnar like her own! I can not thank this foundation enough for giving us our sweet boy! I wish I could give more than 5 stars!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted "Peaches" from PAWS rescue and couldn't have had a better experience with this group. A friend and co-worker adopted a puppy from them last year and I asked about her thoughts and feelings towards this group. She recommended them without hesitation. The whole adoption process was professional as well as the meet and greet with the foster. So happy with my girl ...she is everything and more than I expected.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering for this rescue for a year and a half and they are absolutely wonderful! I love fostering for them because they actually care about each dog that comes into my home and appreciate me as a volunteer. Every dog that has come into my home has been healthy and well cared for. I would never expose my own dogs to anything that would harm them and I know PAWS dogs are properly vetted. I hope to continue fostering with them for many, many years to come.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiance and I adopted our pup Leo after she became a foster for him. We couldn't be more grateful for the dog they rescued and we adopted. Leo did have giardia which is a common parasite and one that is commonly missed in vet visits. After we fully adopted him we took him to the vet and they told us he had giardia. That was no fault of PAWS. We were not expecting that vet bill but it is how it works. No one can be 100% sure a puppy has NO underlying health issues. Majority of the issues are missed in the first few vet visits. Handling this on our own since we were the full owners of Leo made us feel like real parents. Katie shared her knowledge of the parasite and asked if he was doing better very often.

Words can not explain how lucky we are to have adopted such a sweet boy from this wonderful rescue. Thank you PAWS for all that you do.

4 Morgan F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my puppy Harley (previously known as Casper) and PAWS was so quick to respond, so patient and nice about the whole process. If I ever get another dog, they will be first on my list.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my son and I adopted our puppy from paws I was excited and a bit overwhelmed. Katie talked me through care and helped me pick out supplies. She was so kind and patient with us. PAWS rescued our dog from a box on the road in one of the Carolinas. Not only does this organization care about the animals but the adopters also!! I love watching and hearing all the great stories of the amazing work they do. Their dedication is beyond belief..round the clock feedings, cleaning and loving puppies!! Thank you so much for what you do..and we are so happy with our dog. He's the best!!!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic rescue. They helped me adopt my "first born son". They care so deeply for the animals they rescue. If the donation money for vet bills runs out they pay out of their own pockets to make sure the puppies get the right care they need. They have such big hearts. I can not say enough kind words about this group. They are so knowledgable and really care about the homes the dogs go to. The amount of research they do to make sure the dog would have a happy life is incredible. They are so genuine and professional. Couldn't ask for a better rescue to have rescued my pup.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and I am proud to work with them. They are run by a group of volunteers who do tireless work to try and help puppies from high kill shelters get adopted to loving families. This rescue is able to do amazing, life changing work without any government support because of the fosters and volunteers.

4 Brandi L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Incredibly unprofessional volunteers running this rescue. I certainly hope they are better to the animals than they are to people! Definitely do not recommend dealing with them!!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their dedication to rescuing puppies from high kill shelters in the south is admirable. There is a lot of vetting that goes into each dog before adoption and saved me money.

3

Client Served

Rating: 1

Very unprofessional. Would not recommend at all. And from all other post that I see the dogs had Parvo. They are selling sick dogs. Very sad.

7 Sarah P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This rescue adopted out two dogs (Bruno and Sydney) who tested PARVO positive within 24hrs of adoption.. they did NOTHING to help the owners financially save the puppy!! Told the owners to return the dog and get there $400 adoption fee returned.. the owners and non profit dog rescue Renne’s Rescue raised thousands of dollars to save this puppy Bruno!! Unfortunately Bruno and his sister Sydney both died due to Parvo!! Again this company did nothing to save the dogs or acknowledge any wrong doing on there part.. NEVER ADOPT FROM THESE HEARTLESS THEIVES!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

While it is very admirable they pull and adopt dogs from high kill shelters in the south, they adopt out puppies with parvo. Several puppies have died from this horrible disease and the owner does nothing to help the families of the dogs who are sick. To make matters worse, she brings in more puppies, exposes them to the parvo virus and takes them to adoption events in public areas, such as PetSmart. Parvo is very contagious and deadly to puppies and the virus can survive for a long time. Something needs to be done today prevent more innocent puppies from contracting parvo from this group and being adopted into loving families only to die. It appears the owner only cares about making a profit from the adoption fees.