My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for German Shepherd Safe Haven Inc, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
GSSH is wonderful. Here's my story . . . Last summer (2015), my husband and I decided we were finally in the perfect position to create a loving home for a dog. We were ready to adopt. German Shepherds are my favorite dog, but my husband didn't have a preference. In fact, he had never owned a dog. I contacted another agency, which I won't name here. Our application was cleared, we passed the house inspection, and were set to meet the dog we had chosen. We were told she was available and ready for a forever home. I'm not sure what really happened, but we were told the person who was fostering her wasn't ready to give her up. I was so disappointed. I didn't understand why they had her picture on the website if she wasn't available. I thought fostering was temporary. After that, we contacted another agency, but they never responded. While I was waiting to meet the dog from the first agency, German Shepherd Safe Haven contacted me about a GSD named Ginger, but I let them know I was in line for another GSD. When I contacted GSSH about Ginger after our dreadful experience, I was happy she was still available. Our experience with GSSH was very professional and I can tell they really loved their dogs and wanted the very best for them. Ginger (1 1/2 year old) was timid at first, but we were given great instructions to allow her to make a smooth transition into our home. Everything was straight forward, which I truly appreciate. The adoption was finalized Aug 2015. I will always be grateful to GSSH. Scout (formally named Ginger) is the perfect dog for us and we are the perfect humans for her. Thank you so much for giving us a chance, Tom!!