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Review for Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD), Solana Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization has been instilling my family and me with false hopes for nearly 6 years now. Notice how only 2 of TLCAD reviews are from dog recipients. The rest are from volunteers, trainers, etc. The sad truth is that TLCAD rarely places dogs at all as far as we can tell. Nobody in our special needs community has ever received one from TLCAD. Nobody seems to ever get rejected either--you just languish on the wait list with no estimate of how many months or years you might still have to wait. What's more, they've at least once asked us if we'd consider paying the full fee for a service dog (around $20K), claiming they were short on funds and trying to "weed out" their waiting list. Desperate, we actually said yes we would consider paying $20K. That was 3 years ago. No word from TLCAD since except to send us automated fundraising requests. If TLCAD service dogs are so scarce, we're in no position to judge. But don't put families through hours and hours of your exhausting application process if you don't anticipate placing any service dogs for some years to come. It's ok if your waitlist is forever closed--just say so!

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