My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue Inc, Sagaponack, NY, USA
I applied for a sweet papillon/chi mix named Gogo in November. I received a message from the shelter (that seemed very generic) stating that their dogs are mostly rescued from rural areas in the south and are used to being outside most of the time & that I should check with city agencies. I replied back saying that she is a small dog & I have plenty of space & outdoor access - I live in a quiet luxury apartment building in Brooklyn that has an expansive rooftop. After explaining my situation I asked them if they thought it still wouldn't be a good fit. They did not respond to me. I emailed at a later date with the building pet policy attached since I didn't include it with my app and they responded with just a Thanks. I wrote back one last time in the future expressing how I didn't appreciate that no one replied to me again in regards to this sweet pup. She was up on Petfinder for months and up on their website for months! I kept checking. I was sure she was going to be adopted quickly & that was why I was out of the running. They just didn't bother to give me the time of day. I truly lament not being afforded the proper considerarion to adopt such a wonderful dog. They posted recently that she was finally adopted (in January!) by an older couple in Long Island after she had been being fostered. Also, it is absolutely ridiculous that they charge a $15 application fee (& try to say it's because they want serious inquiries) - a donation isn't supposed to be a mandatory amount - and then they don't give individualized support to applicants. My application was basically disregarded and for no good reason. Very disappointing. According to their instagram this agency is doing good work & getting many dogs into homes. But I have a suspicion they play favorites for the process.