My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Secondhand Hounds, Minnetonka, MN, USA
I'm convinced the work SHH is doing to save the lives of animals is to be honored and applauded however we found the process to adopt a dog to be huge disappointment. We had been researching breeders for a specific type of dog and stumbled upon the SHH website where there was a new adoptable dog that was exactly what we were looking for. We applied and contacted the foster family immediately to schedule a meet and greet. A full week and 60 miles later we met with them at their home, and made an immediate connection with both the foster family and the dog. We learned there were four other families being interviewed and the criteria for making a decision was solely in their hands based on what they feel is best. In the end, the dog was awarded to another family and we were left wondering why we were not selected. I wonder how a foster family is so confident in knowing what is best for a dog they have only had for less than two weeks. I cannot imagine the thought of being interviewed over and over again for our ability to provide a loving home for an animal that needs one. I would not recommend Secondhand Hounds or this process to anyone looking for a companion unless you’re willing to make many attempts to adopt and can live with this type of disenchantment.
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Change the application and adoption process.
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