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Review for Good Karma Puppy Rescue, White Lake, MI, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I adopted a dog from Good Karma that was listed as a "spitz mix, 12-18 months old, loves to snuggle on your lap". Nothing about needing a fenced yard, nothing about being high energy, nothing about needing another dog to play with. I made it very clear to the foster before adoption that I did not have a fenced yard and that I worked full time, she said that was fine for this particular dog. The dog was pretty calm upon meeting and seemed very sweet. She was very calm at my home the first day I had her. The second day her true colors came through and even though I supplied her with plenty of exercise and chew toys, she was extremely high energy and had severe separation anxiety. I worked with the dog for a week trying to ease her anxiety and keep her energy level down through exercise, but it wasn't working. I finally had to give her back which broke my heart because she was a very sweet and loving dog. I had spent around $500 at this point with the $380 adoption fee and the supplies that I had to purchase for the dog. When Good Karma re-listed the dog on their website, they listed her as a "Jack Russell terrier mix, 12 months old, high energy dog that needed a fenced yard and another dog to play with". When I saw this, I emailed the director about all of the new/changed information in the new listing and asked her to please consider at least a partial refund of my adoption fee. Never heard back from her. I would expect some type of response from a professional person who runs a rescue such as this, but nothing. The dog was re-adopted within a couple of days.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They should not be in such a hurry to adopt out their animals that they overlook taking the time to make sure the adoption is a good match

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