First I'd like to say that hoarder 128 is an absolte liar and should be ashamed of herself (I assume it's a woman.). I have known Dr. Haywood for 10 years. Her house does not smell and her mother doesn't live with her so why the blatant lies I have no idea. I'm guessing maybe she turned her down for adoption, probably a bad home. Dr. Haywood is an excellent vet. She spends thousands of dollars of her own money on her fosters. If it's a surgery or treatment she can't do herself the animal goes to PVSEC. She takes in animals with serious health issues and elderly animals. Her vet clinic is wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone.
I would like to commend Cheryl from Critter Care Adoptions for the compassion she has for her adoptable furry family members. My friend, Berkleysmom2, adopted a great dog from Cheryl at Critter Care to help spark some life and be a companion for her sick dog, Beemer. RIP Beems. Merlin (aka Berkley) fit in so well with my friend and Beemer. He help Beemer live the last bit of his life with a friend and a companion that made him feel like a puppy again. They were best buds and he kept Beemer motivated to live his remaining time on this earth with spunk and quality. When the time came and Beemer left this earth, Merlin was there for my friend to help her get through the hard times of missing Beemer. He has continued to be Becky's best bud and fill her broken heart with love and happiness.
Cheryl has a very hard job on her hands. She does it very well. She called me as a reference to make sure the Merlin was going to a great home and would be well taken care of and loved. We talked a very long time on the phone and she asked many questions. I had no problems with Cheryl asking about the care and love Merlin would have when Becky adopted him. Cheryl was very professional and cares deeply for the welfare of her fur babies. Only the right home will be accepted. Cheryl may have strict, but very needed qualifications, and in turn this may turn some adopters against her.
Remember....Cheryl is helping lost souls find new homes....it's a very difficult decision to make the best placement happen....her concerns are for the proper fit with adopters and adoptees.....
ALL ADOPTION AGENCIES have their rules and reasons to accept or deny adopters....it's for the best concern of there animals.....they don't want them to be repeat adoptees...
So, please don't be hesitant about contacting Critter Care Adoptions...... you may be hurt and confused about why you're not selected...don't hold a grudge...be understanding and move on...you'll find the right adoption agency.....
these lost souls need your help...not your hurt feelings....don't give up!
Sounds like a trend with this lady. She (the vet that runs the program) has a dog that we've been trying to adopt for a month now. We went through a meeting with our existing dog and everything went well.
We were GRILLED about the vet records of one of our cats because of some dental problems that *may* have lingered just a smidge too long in her eyes. The vet records of our other 2 pets, including our dog, were completely overshadowed by what she may have interpreted as inappropriate care.
The backstory detail probably isn't important, so I'll just put the events in chronological order here:
1. Inquiry phone call in resopnse to Petfinder ad
2. Application submitted
3. Dogs met and got along well. We were 1 of 3 potential homes. Phone call promised by end of the week.
4. End of the week comes and goes with a thin excuse that she was ill and unable to call our references that week. Fair enough. Inconsideration forgiven.
5. 2 weeks go by
6. Saturday phone call saying she's ours if we're still interested! Yay! Note: none of our references were called. Of course we accepted!
7. I'm typing this on the day she promised to deliver the dog to us. It's 11:38am. She was supposed to deliver the dog "sometime Saturday afternoon...I'll call Monday and let you know what time". Needless to say, I probably wouldn't be writing this review if we had received that phone call. We have slim hope that she's coming home to us today.
Animals aren't being delivered to homes in a timely and considerate manner with this shelter. Having purchased our Freddy from a pet store (yes, i'm not ashamed...they need homes, too), I certainly hope this isn't an indicator of how other shelters are run.
This shelter will jerk your heart strings, make you prepare blindly, and then drop you seemingly without a second thought. The animals need homes, and they might be better off here than a kill shelter, but don't allow your hopes to get the better of you when dealing with them.
UPDATE: Sunday, 1:35pm. She FINALLY called us at 8:30pm last night (the day promised the 2nd go around) and told ME she'd be here with the dog between 1 and 2pm. Told my WIFE she'd CALL between 1 and 2 as she was leaving. She's 50 minutes away door to door.
She hasn't called or shown up yet.....
My review is the exact same as the others. We spoke with the foster woman who had the dog, she said everything looked really good and to schedule to meet the dog. We went to set up a time and were told we did not meet the qualifications. We have had several dogs who we treat like our children, but apparently weren't worthy enough for them.
DO NOT START trying to adopt from this "rescue group". I think the vet who runs this is a nut and it will only break your heart after being jerked around for weeks!
My experience is identical to what the other two reviewers said.
I was extremely disappointed in the adoption process with this agency. Our intention was to be a one dog family and give an older dog an excellent and loving home in a beautiful community with access to excellent care, exercise and nutrition.
We filled out the application, had a home visit with the "foster family" who were very encouraging but warned us that the vet who operates the agency is abrasive, intrusive, and not well liked at many of the veterinary facilities from which she attempts to collect records. I naively assumed that my cooperation in providing all records with regard to my previous animals, a good report from the "foster" family along with Maggie's demonstrated affection for our youngest child would make the approval of our adoption easy.
I couldn't have been more wrong! Our family was rejected because we didn't have a completely fenced in yard and the vet felt we did not meet her standards of care. Holy what????
In my opinion, this agency has likely prevented a great number of dogs from enjoying loving homes where they would be the center of attention rather than one dog in a pack of 14 farmed out to a foster family.
I cannot recommend this agency in good conscience to anyone seeking to adopt a pet. It was a needlessly heartbreaking experience for all of our children.
I tried to adopt a puppy from this nonprofit organization. I first contacted this person via email in October 2012, at witch point I received an Auto response email in return, with zero information about the dog. I finally got a call back from this person, and had a phone interview. Then all my references where called and my landlord, all of witch was fine. I proceeded to drive an hour away from my home to this shelter to actually see the dog. And I left under the impression that, the Foster mother needed to see my home, but besides that, there should be no problem. Another week goes by, I get a phone call from critter care, letting me know that this person is letting a neighbor adopt the dog, so that she herself can be the dogs vet. It was a waste of my time. People should not Foster dogs if they don't actually want to adopt them out.