My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Main Line Animal Rescue, Phoenixville, PA, USA
We were initially very impressed by the Main Line Animal Rescue facility when we arrived for our scheduled appointment. Because we currently have a large 4-year-old Rotty, we expected some scrutiny regarding the selection of a second dog. The volunteer we worked with was very nice, and guided us through the facility to identify dogs who might do well in our situation. After significant discussion, several candidates were brought to the meeting pen and introduced to our family including our Rotty. One in particular impressed us all, and both ot the introduction volunteers said the meeting went very well. After the potential adoptee was taken out, Bill Smith came by. He seemed quite suspicious of us, but indicated that a home visit would be scheduled to check our fence. We were told that a "soft-hold" would be placed on the dog we'd met. By this point we'd all begun to fall in love with the animal we felt sure would be joining our family, and went home in a great mood. After looking at some reviews of the rescue online detailing their reluctance to adopt animals out, we began to worry a bit. Our fears were then confirmed about 24 hours later when we received an email form letter indicating that our application had been rejected. The message indicated that the reason for the "committee" decision would not be detailed or explained.
My opinion is that the management "committee" is more interested in publicity than in adopting animals into loving homes. I'd recommend that families who are trying to find that special addition look elsewhere rather than having their hopes dashed in the form of an impersonal and inexplicable email.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
See that they actually adopt pets, and in cases where applicants are truly not suitable, explain why.
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