The animals are well-socialized and well cared for here. The employees and volunteers are kind and manage the shelter well.
Review from Guidestar
I've adopted a cat and more recently a puppy from ROAR, both were well socialized and in good health when I adopted them. I went back to ROAR numerous times when I was on the search for the "right" puppy (who fit my active lifestyle but could also double as a lap dog) ROAR was helpful in the search and I walked out in December with the most incredible puppy in the world. I love both of my boys and they get along famously. I simply cannot say enough good things about ROAR.
I went to ROAR to adopt a dog to be a friend to my 4 year old Lhasa Apso after our 13year old Elkhound passed. I had a wonderful experience adopting Sadie, a cattledog/shepard mix. The staff was caring, while also being clear about how important the home visit would be to the dogs initial meeting. It was handled with utmost care, and they have been best friends since.
I was so impressed by the adoption process, that I decided to volunteer as a dog walker. What a wonderful group of caring and conscientious people. The animals are respected, well-cared for and loved by the staff, volunteers and surrounding community.
It's a great shelter. The animals are very well cared for and they've saved countless from the south. I adopted a dog from there. He was a puppy when I got him and had gone to another family and then was returned. The dog is now in training to be my service dog and is coming along very well.
I only wish they reviewed applicants and chose the best one rather than do a first come first served basis. If they did this they would see less animals returned to the shelter, however I think they would have less money for the shelter so it may explain their motives. I just think less moves and changes of ownership is better for the dogs/cats especially at a young age.That's the only reason why this got a four instead of a five.
I adopted a kitten for my daughter from ROAR in December 2011. I just called and asked if they had any kittens. The staff was very friendly and helpful in telling me how to go about adoption. When I visited ROAR to choose a kitten I was very surprised how clean and organized the place was. My daughter actually got to cuddle and hold the kitten she chose while I filled out the application. Another surprise was that there was actually a line inside for these kittens! Needless to say we were approved and are very happy with our kitten and the whole experience with ROAR in general.