I cannot say enough wonderful things about this organization from whom we adopted our beloved dog Jeter nearly four years ago. He, along with his weimie mate Derby and eight puppies, had been surrendered to a high-kill shelter in TX. Quick thinking and effort on the part of many brought the ten to TPWR.
The application paperwork, the interview to determine our acceptability, the actual meeting with the foster parent and Jeter, the guidelines set forth upon adoption, etc. are there for the protection of their beloved dogs. Yes, they truly care for each and every one of them, especially those that need the most.
It truly saddens and angers me some of the truly vicious comments. It makes me question their motives.
I am saddened that people who have never fostered, volunteered nor adopted from Tickled Pink are allowed to leave a review. How and why? Why would someone who professes to love animals and want the best for them leave a poor review for a simply fantastic, long-established animal rescue organization? Through blood, sweat, and tears of some extremely dedicated volunteers TPWR has saved some of the most medically needy and costly weims from certain death. Abuse, neglect, hoarding, puppy mills. Weims that come into the vet after being run over and the owners don't want them back. TPWR pickup up the tab and fosters them through rehabilitation. I am befuddled to read that one of the reviewers here believes the website is fake, with fake dogs, just because one of our volunteers is also a photographer. That is astonishing to me. What a pitiful assumption to make.
Also: You are disgruntled, George, because you didn't follow rescue rules of letting dogs off-leash in public, and therefore we had to forceably remove the dog from your home, as you put it in danger of being euthanized. Had we known you were a domestic abuser with a felonious record, you would never have had access to a Tickled Pink dog. You threatened everyone in the rescue and that will not be tolerated.
Please check out Tickled Pink on Facebook and see for yourself. Speak with other volunteers, fosters, and adopters. Ask questions! Read the comments. See all the love, veterinary care, and expertise that is poured into these animals. I am so proud to be a part of this group of fabulous humans and deserving dogs for over 10 years.
Tickled Pink does more for abused and neglected dogs than any rescue I have ever seen or worked with. Pocket money has been used when donations are not enough. They take in the elderly dogs dumped in high kill shelters and dogs that are running stray and end up being run over, resulting in ridiculous medical bills. The disgruntled person in the other review clearly does not have the experience or true insight into what this organization actually accomplishes....Rock on, Tickled Pink! Your thousands of fans and many volunteers are behind you!
I read an article about this rescue and looked into the reviews and I also talked with a local veterinarian about their multiple fundraisers for dogs that aren't even adoptable or view-able on their website. It was very questionable that their social media pages seem so commercial and glammed up. My only concern would be the people who run this business and their compensation for these poor animals who are being posed and photo-shopped (and in my personal opinion- exploited!) for the all-mighty dollar. It's really becoming harder to find a note worthy non-profit to donate to!
This place is a complete scam! They have lied about several rescues, they attempt to bully, intimdate, and harass people. There are current allegations that there was fraud and lies, all of which are true! Do not donate or help this rescue.
Where do I start, let's see I was interested in being a volunteer within this organization. I reached out to several people and talked specifically with one of their foster families. After hearing a lengthy story about a fundraiser for an animal that was already deceased I was mortified to say the least. Thank goodness I found this out before dedicating my time. I was very upset at this act that some can even construe as fraud. There are several other notable honest rescues I would suggest donating your time and money to. This rescue is not one of them. Also another red flag was on their page and I noticed them negatively bashing another rescue, we are all in it for the same end result and I feel it's in bad taste to say ill things about other NON-PROFIT organizations. I mean seriously?!?!? Who in their right mind would feel compelled to do that, I guess it would lead one to believe that this is a matter of competition and maybe even a little profitable.
Los Lunas, NM