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Review for In Our Hands Rescue, Bronx, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I went to meet a Pomeranian and was second approved to adopt. They advised to show up anyway at their event saying that sometimes approved potential adopters don't show. When I showed the Pomeranian had already been taken -- they encouraged me to look at the other small dogs but I wasn't interested in these other small breeds. BUT. Then there was an incredibly beautiful elegant dog that totally blindsided me. My husband came to meet us -- and like me he immediately fell in love with her too. They say that dogs choose their owners, you can't tell from a picture of a certain dog - what's it's going to be like in real life, because a picture isn't real life. I had an expectation of getting a small dog, I went in there to pick up a Pomeranian and I came out with a Blue Heeler!! LOL. And I don't regret my decision for one second. We have the best ever in every single way, so for this I am grateful to IOHR. However, I also agree with the reason given for the lower ratings here because: they knew nothing about the dog and they also lied about her age saying she was nearly a year when she was actually only 7 months. Even when I emailed after and said the paperwork said she was 7 months Rachael said she was sure she was beset a year (I'd said I wanted a dog around a year or older) so I believe they will tell you what you want to hear in order to get the dogs adopted. Also, it felt like they made up the price on the spot -- we were planning on spending $200 max and she was just over $500.00. Which is INSANE for a rescue -- I understand this is not tax deductible when other charitable dog adoption organizations fees are --- so I don't know what to make if this. My phone had died though and they let me use their phone to call and talk to the recent foster mother so that was amazing. She'd only had her for a week though, and as these dogs had travelled from the South they must have known our dog was one that gets very car sick -- but this information was not provided and we discovered it after. In a cab. But, to my shame I got out and didn't tell the cab driver. Noones perfect.

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