My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA
On June 21, 2014, I filled out the on-line application with CPR to adopt a dog. CPR sent me an e-mail that they received my application and were reviewing it. I responded that I would like to take the dog on a trial adoption for a week or two and visit their facility. CPR responded that they would not do trial adoptions.
This was not acceptable to me for the following reasons:
- I think I would be extremely foolish to adopt any pet without having a trial period. This is a 15 year investment and I must thoroughly check out any dog that is going to live with me that long. I at least need to take the dog to my vetinarian and let her examine the dog and be able to return the dog if serious problems are found. Adopting a dog is a huge financial and emotional investment and commitment.
- The dog is not a child. Even these adoption agencies allow for a trial period. Adopting a child is much more serious than adopting a dog.
- I have worked with pet adoption agencies before and they were all much friendlier than CPR and more willing to work with me. The other agencies were more focused on finding a good home for their animals than on their personal convenience as CPR seems to be. I would think that CPR’s focus would be on finding a good home for their animals but apparently CPR has other ideas in mind. I can only wonder how many animals CPR has placed where the adoption did not work out very well and the owner would like to have returned the pet but could not because they were not allowed a trial period and to return the pet.
- I wish I had known CPR’s policy before I spent so much time on their application and contacting my neighbors. I suggest that CPR clearly write their no return policy at the beginning of their application to better inform future people who may think of applying with them.
- I found the CPR staff to be very demanding and uncompromising in their dealings with me. It’s their way or the highway.
I sent them an e-mail stating that their conditions were not acceptable and asked them to destroy my application which they said they did.
No, I do not recommend this adoption agency.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
CPR should focus more on finding good homes for the animals. A week or two trial period is quite reasonable. CPR should at a minimum post their no return policy at the beginning of their application so that potential clients could better understand what they are getting into. Change the attitude of the staff from "my way or the highway" to one of cooperating with their clients to find the best homes for their animals.
How would you describe the help you got from this organization?
How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?
How do you feel you were treated by this organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?