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

Rating: 2 stars  

First off, let me say that first and foremost, these dogs need to be rescued. A shady rescue group is still better than shopping for a dog. That said, if you found your pup on Petfinder, met your foster and took your new pup home along with a cute little goodie bag with fresh cooked chicken and had a healthy dog, than you had a wonderful experience with this group and hopefully that is most peoples experience.
I've seen a different side with this group and can confidently say that not every "volunteer" involved with Good Karma has the animals interests in mind or shows compassion toward these sometimes sick and terrified dogs. Also, the vets are SHADY, good luck getting much info on the treatment your sick dog received. Was your dog spayed? Your paperwork will list that there was an iv administered, there wasn't. Yes, that is sometimes the case with low budget, high volume spays/neuter but paperwork will say different, just be prepared to take your foster/rescue dog home looking emaciated with very little instruction on how to care for them. Many of these dogs will come to you with Parvo, heartworm and other parasites that their initial deworming won't treat. Get your pup to your vet and checked out asap. Don't be bullied in having the rescue treat your animal out of their home or shame you for taking your parvo sickened dog to the vet and even pressure you to make an adoption decision. And yes, this happens (because $$$). This rescue takes in a LOT of revenue (you can look up their taxes) but I sadly cannot believe that the amount that comes in, is the same amount that goes toward the treatment of these dogs. The numbers don't add up and their adoption fees are on the higher end in comparison to other rescues. I believe there is a definite profit happening within this organization. Should you avoid Good Karma? Not necessarily, these dogs lives are priority, to be honest, the sooner you can get them out of GK hands the better. Again, I don't fault them for the condition of the dogs, theses poor animals are rescued from Kentucky and other rural areas but the care is sub-par. Just know there is more to this group than what you see, and for an almost $400 adoption fee, you would expect better treatment and compassion. Don't let that cute doggie bag fool ya!

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