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Review for Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Sebec, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We could not be happier with our dog adopted from GaDH in Sebec, Maine. We adopted Bridgette October 9, 2015, when the rescue was in its infancy. Anyone who knows animals is aware there is no guarantee an animal will be what they want in a different environment. Each animal has an individual personality.
Jenny Cope will give you her best description of the pet, but things can change when the pet is brought into a different environment. Read the adoption contract which states that Jenny will take back any pet that does not work out. I have seen her requesting assistance in transporting a pet back to her. I feel, if I adopt a pet from a shelter, I am committed to taking care of the pet and it is now my responsibility to work things out with behavior, training, etc. These are shelter dogs and not necessarily house or manner trained as they have spent their lives being saved. If you do not understand dogs, perhaps you need to seek a shelter that takes in surrendered, trained dogs.
Many shelter pets have been surrendered by owners and are already trained. This is not necessarily the case with the pets saved from Texas kill shelters. Most come from the streets where people just moved and left them. They end up with puppies that Jenny brings to Maine. (mothers & pups) I worked with my Bridgette; potty trained her and taught her manners.
I have also volunteered in transporting puppies and dogs to or from the spay/neuter clinic and have assisted transport to new families. I have seen the environment the dogs live in and I have to say that Jenny does a fabulous job taking care of all the dogs.
Jenny is doing a fabulous job on a shoestring budget. Because of complaints by certain people, she has had numerous checks by the dog officer, the state and animal welfare. She has passed every check as the dogs are well cared for.
Please don’t let the bad reviews sway you. Every dog is different; every dog has an individual personality away from the pack. If you want to save a dog; this is the place.

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