My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for North Star Foundation, Storrs, CT, USA
Patty, you should not be surprised by the review written by RichL3399. I read at least two other ones along the same lines and my experience with you and North Star is similar although not quite as intense. I am surprised that you do not remove the negative ones from your site and only leave the "glowing" testimonials. If you take exception to this comment please explain your ineptness and absence of direct and on point answers to direct and on point questions. I have a number of those I could quote but it would be a waste of time. Too bad zero stars rating is not an option.
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I am not surprised to find you agree with RichL3399, as you are one at the same poster, trying to spoil what is an amazing reputation North Star has for both safety as well as effectiveness in this emerging field. You volunteered with us to be a puppy raiser, but not out of the kindness of your heart, as most North Star puppy raisers do, but for a profit motive, as you wanted to get into training service dogs as a new career and hoped I'd help you here...I should have known this, as you were the first puppy raiser out of hundreds I've worked with to inquire if you could stay with us for several days to learn about puppy raising...when I told you this would not be necessary, as puppy raising is a relatively simple thing to do and we don't entertain overnight guests at North Star, this was the first disagreement we had, which were followed by others related to the sweet pup you were raising. You claimed this pup, North Star's Lucy, was fearful, but when we received her back we found we were right in our initial evaluation that North Star's Lucy was a sensitive dog, as all North Star dogs are, but brave enough for public access and a working role with a child; in fact, since that day that Lucy was returned she has been in our training program and did beautifully; she was just placed with a child in Texas and is doing very well in the long horned state. I wish you luck in your career, "Commonexp," but hope you stay far away from families and children, as you hurt the family you were working for by upsetting the balance of trust and forward motion that we rely on in our work. Fortunately Lucy's first family is still on our waiting list and about to be served again, this time without your participation, and I know we will be successful the next time around. Your post is full of lies, such as we deliver our pups in our basement...just look at our You Tube page and see how well we take care of our pups...look at our recent 5th generation of a a golden line we've cultivated at North Star: Molly delivered her pups in my bedroom rather than the whelping box we set up in our kitchen, as it was in the middle of a heat wave and my bedroom was the only air conditioned room in the house and I wanted Molly and the pups to be comfortable...I should send you the bill for cleaning my bedroom carpet, just so you can pay a small fine for your dishonesty, but I believe in karma and know you will receive what you have coming as you've hurt a child you were supposed to help. In my book, this is a terrible thing, and although I am not the one to make you understand this, still, I hope you read these words and open your mind just a sliver to learn how to focus on others besides yourself. Patty Dobbs Gross Executive Director North Star Foundation
Here's the link to our You Tube page to learn more about how we raise our North Star pups: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=northstarvid