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Review for Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home, Brighton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've adopted my cats from shelters twice before and have always had good experiences. Gifford, from whom I adopted my two cats a year ago (after my beloved 17-year old cat died) was, however, exceptional, and topped them all.

Why?

1) The cats were exceptionally well-cared for, better than any other animal adoption center I visited, and I visited about 5;
2) They called me when they had two cats that met the description of what I said I was looking for on my application (some places called and tried to convince me to look at ones who didn't meet my request);
3) They had a quiet, separate room for me to meet the cats, so I had a chance to spend time with them without being surrounded by a lot of activity, noise and other animals;
4) They were the ONLY place that seemed to care as much about the cats being right for me as they were to get the cats adopted (which I experienced at a couple of places, where I felt the volunteers were really pushing me to adopt);
5) The people who work and volunteer at Gifford are utterly wonderful, and deeply caring about me and the cats;
6) The amount of paperwork was limited and done in no time (of course, they'd check my references, etc., before I came to see the cats);
7) They're on a quiet side street a few blocks from BC, parking was incredibly easy to get, and, if I recall correctly, you could walk to them from the Green Line "B" if you don't have a car.

I've had my two cats for a year now, and am grateful every day I went to Gifford. It's the Boston-area's best kept cat adoption secret!

Elaine

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make not one single change, except to hope them continue success in raising enough funds to keep being as wonderful as they are.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served