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Rachel Ann Michelle E.
Review for In Our Hands Rescue, Bronx, NY, USA
I had filled out an application for a dog they had listed on Petfinder, and the next day they emailed me to say I was accepted and allowed to adopt. However, the dog had been adopted. I asked about his sister and whether she'd be at the event, and was told she had a cough and the foster was thinking about adopting. I saw a third dog and they told me he'd be at the event.
I asked about the process, and was told it was first come first served and I could take him home right then and adoption papers would be sent by email. They took cashiers checks and three kinds of app payments and said the fee was something like $450. I started hearing alarm bells and read some reviews on this site.
I then wrote to them saying I wouldn't be coming to any events and voicing my concerns regarding the payment method, the history of undiagnosed/undisclosed health problems and the reviews I'd read. The email I received back was two words: 'No prob'.
I've been going through a more thorough adoption process with another New York shelter; a very intense application form, a phone interview, recommendations and I'm waiting on my home visit. The adoption fee is $350. This place is in it for the money.