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"This organization should be ashamed of themselves and I am trying to find out how to get them investigated. Someone very to me adopted a" dog from them, her 8 year old son paid for it with all of his savings ($300) only to have to have it put down a week after they got it and after $2,066 in vet bills (IN A WEEK). Two different vets actually agreed there was no way that this puppy was not already sick before it was taken possession of. There have been attempts of a refund but this organization laughs at it and says well I guess you shouldn't have bought a sick dog and has offered nothing more than a certificate to get a new dog. Why would anyone want another dog from a place that is apparently shady (at best)? This was also an instance where they had to meet up, in this case behind a Walgreens to exchange the dog, that in and of itself is questionable to me. They don't have their own direct web site you have to go through adoptapet or petfinders to get to them. At petfinders you can get to a link that shows their 'ranch'. You can do a google on and find all of the reviews of very similar situations (dogs with worms, parvo, etc...). I am all for rescue, both of my dogs are rescues, just do your research and don't meet someone in the back of a parking lot. I would want to see where/what conditions my new babies were being kept in.

-Michelle B.

"The conditions are horrible. The room was 20 ft by 12 ft and had 35 cats in it. It was way too small to house that many cats humanely. The cats were badly treated." It cost us over $3,000 in dental work to get them up to health. They were mangy when we adopted them. They also completely misjudged one of my cat's age. They told us she was 7, but our vet estimated she was about 13-14; she looked to be about 18 when we adopted her. These people should not be allowed to have a cattery.

-Ray P.

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Animal Shelter reviews in New York


was always courteous and professional on the phone, he was upfront about all the requirements, procedures and prices, and he was knowledgeable about animal transportation (I had previously done some homework on the subject so knew he was on the !) His driver was prompt, had appropriate transportation and ...More supplies, had a pleasant manner, and was comfortable with our large dogs (German Shepard and Rottweiler). He made us feel at ease about the trip. The dogs were picked up on Saturday morning and delivered on Monday evening in great condition. What we liked most about Transportation Services is that they took our dogs only, not a van full, stayed with the vehicle at all times, and hustled to get it done quickly and safely to minimize the stress on the dogs. Thanks guys. I would definitely recommend this company!

- Letice M.

Initially inquired with this provider via Facebook message, and completed online application that contained my email and phone number as well. Did not hear from provider, so used Facebook message again to ask about status of my application. Was informed that they had made one attempt to reach me by phone, had left a message, did not hear from me, ...More and then allowed dog to be adopted by someone else. I did indeed miss a phone message from this rescue, but they made no other attempt to reach me, and they had my email and Facebook message information. I was left with the distinct impression that, although I was the first inquirer about this dog and was qualified to adopt, they wanted to give the dog to someone else and did. Very disappointed in the professionalism of this rescue service.
- John E.

They gave me my voucher for $50 to have my dog neutered to take to a vet and get the job done. They also gave me about 6 places of which accepted the coupon since not everyone will accept them. They offer the vouchers for Spaying or neutering. They were very professional on the phone and in person. You can also adopt from them as well. Very great ...More experience overall. In my opinion they are a lot better company to adopt a pet from vs. Animal Shelter on in . I highly recommend them!
- Laura L.

I summited a application of surrender for 5 kittens and the mama and was willing to pay the $200.00 surrender fee. I received a phone call from a by the name of {very nice}that my application was accepted and a foster home was in place for the kittens. I would have the mama cat fixed and then I would pic ...More her up when ready take her to my location and release. I just needed to round up the kittens and get them to . I spent hours researching and talking with different organizations as to best collect these kittens the most gentle way possible and after much information and time I was able to collect the mama and 3 of the kittens-being in contact with from during this whole time.It was a stressful time worrying about these babies.With plans in place to get the kittens and mama over to this group I get a text informing me that the director of now feels that the kittens,since they are over 4 weeks are now ferral and does not want them unless they are socialized?? I was totally put aback by this decision. I thought that's why they where going to foster home. to be socialized and for there medical needs until they are adopted out. The kittens are about 6 weeks. Very small. Why did they accept my app. in the first place and have me go thru the process of retrieving the kittens and mama and put them thru stress as well? They need to go over there mission statement.
- kathy J.

.We have used as our vet for the 2 years we have had our miniature schnauzer mix dog. They are easy to get an appointment with or to reach on the telephone. They take the time to answer all my questions and keep our dog in good health. the staff is friendly and very helpful. Dr. is great.
- Linda B.

1/3/15 I took my new little puppy there and Summer gave her 1st puppy trim. Summer was great!! She explained everything that they were going to do and made sure that both of were comfortable before she took back. When I picked up she looked adorable and was really happy with ...More the way that Summer took care of her. Summer even went over things that we should do to make sure would be more comfortable on the next visits.
2/21/15 I brought back and did the puppy trim this time. I had to bring in documentation this time to show that had received her rabies shot and she entered all of that information into the computer. She was also great with too. She went over everything that they were going to do while she was there and went over everything when I picked up. said that it was important for to not only get used to the clippers with the puppy trims, but that it would be easier on if I had her take care of from now on.
3/13/15 I called a few hours ago to set up another puppy trim for . I thought that they would have the information on the person that did the last puppy trim because at the time of the call I had not pulled out the receipt from the last visit that had 's name on it. The 1st girl that I talked to started to set up the next appointment and then I remembered that I was supposed to ask for the girl from the 2nd visit to do the trim. The girl informed me that Summer was on maternity leave and then I told her that I was talking about the girl that did the 2nd trim. She told me that I must have taken her somewhere else for the 2nd visit because I had only been there 1 time. I let her know that I was sure that I took there in February because I had to bring in the rabies shot record and the girl that did the trim entered all of that information into the computer. This girl really starts arguing with me telling me that I've only been there once and that I must have taken her somewhere different the 2nd time because it's not in the computer. I asked her to name the girls that worked there because I thought that I would be able to remember the girls name if I heard it. When she said 's name I told her that I was pretty sure that she is the one that did the 2nd trim and I asked if she had brown hair and she said no that has blond hair. We both were getting a little irritated and I asked if there would be anyway that 2 accounts could have been set up and she told me no and then put me on hold.
picks up the phone at this time and is completely rude!!! She tells me that it doesn't matter who does the trim and then I ask her why I was told to use the same person each time. She continues to be so rude that I just hang up on her. I decided to pull out the paperwork on the last visit and to take minute to cool off. I call back a little later and answers the phone again and I told her that I found the paperwork and that it was and then she acts like a complete jerk and then tells me to hold.
This was the last straw!! What kind of business treats their customers like that? I will never go back there again!! Unless they have a really outdated computer system I'm pretty sure that they could have figured out that they must have 2 accounts under my name!!
- Kimberly C.

Our pet either got out or was taken from our yard late Sunday or early Monday. We were told she was found Monday morning wandering the streets. Instead of ending up with a local pet rescue or animal control, she was turned over to in a nearby town. Tuesday evening just after 6PM a local pet rescue sent a picture posted online ...More of a found pet that matched our description. The picture in the post looked like our pet, but when my daughter received a text from they claimed the animal had signs of long term abuse such as an old cigarette burn on the side, chemical burns and malnourishment. They further claimed she had been seen by a vet and the vet substantiated these were old wounds, the hair was never going to grow back from the chemical burns, was 3-5 pounds underweight and had recently had puppies. All of this made us think it was not our pet at all, because we had her for 2 1/2 years and she never had puppies during that time and she didn't have signs that she had any before we got her, plus she was never exposed to chemicals or cigarettes during our care. If she was our pet, then she had experienced great trauma during the time she was out of our care and we desperately wanted to get her to our vet. They kept asking what had happened to her and insinuated or inferred that we had abused her, but would not tell us where we could go to identify that she was really ours. We also told them she was micro-chipped and to check it. They had so upset my daughter that she was in tears. Around 9:30PM Tuesday after an hour of texting back and forth, we were told we would not see her that night. We were assured they were going to contact us Wednesday morning to arrange a visit. If we did not hear from them, then we should contact them. I took the morning off from work to help my daughter take care of this situation. Wednesday morning around 9:30 we still had not heard from them, so we tried contacting them. When we received no response, I contacted our local animal control via the police department to find out if this was legal for them to keep denying us to identify our pet. He asked if they came into our yard to get the dog because that would be larceny. I said I don't know and have no evidence that they did. He asked if I had a number for them and I gave it to him. He said he would call to see what is going on. After not responding to our texts and calls, at 10:46, my daughter received a text from Summer that stated, "Someone called the cops on ? How unethical. This lady is taking care of your dog. I'm not understanding what's going on here. Someone told the cops went onto your property? That is such a lie ." Unethical that we had to involve legal help to get our pet back? Such a lie that someone said they went onto our property? The animal control officer can verify that we did not say anyone came on our property. By this time I went back to work, still wondering if this was our pet and if we were going to get a to find out. At 1:51, the foster, , called, told my daughter that the vet had checked the chip and it came up as our pet with her name attached and asked my daughter to meet her in the nearby town. It takes nearly 30 minutes to get there. My daughter's oldest gets home on the bus at 3:45, so she needed to make sure someone would be at home for him. She also made an appointment with our vet to see the pet at 3:30. By 2:21, my daughter told she was buckling her youngest into his car seat and would be on her way. She made it there and back by 3:30 and our vet at Caprock Veterinary Clinic saw her and said the "chemical burns" were an auto-immune disorder that the vet had previously diagnosed for our pet. She was not malnourished and had no signs of ever having puppies. Our vet can be contacted to verify this information. The so called vet visit had told my daughter about on Tuesday never happened. She didn't take her to a vet until around mid-day on Wednesday. This organization made false statements on Facebook about us and about what they had done for our pet. One "white" lie to protect an animal or to help raise donations, I could possibly tolerate, but the many I know that were made make me very doubtful and distrustful of this organization. This is just a snippet of all that happened including slander and defamation of character. We have saved all the texts and posts and everything above can be verified.
- Justin L.

Service was great! They were more than happy to answer my questions. On the day of adoption, the foster parents and the coordinator come to your house and stay for about an hour to help get the dog used to the surroundings. They also have an online community, and the whole process went very smoothly.
- andrea B.

Animal Shelters in New York

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Animal Care and Control of NYC

326 E 110th St
New York

Animal Patrol

25 Sprain Road


424 E 92nd St
New York


319 East 21st Street
New York

Charles Henderson Animal Rescue

569 20th St.

CNT Rescue Training

73-13 Ditmars Boulevard
East Elmhurst

Eco-Poof, LLC

Kew Garden

Fred's Chimney Magic/JFT

2027 Stewart Avenue

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter

600 Garden Ave
Mount Vernon


S.I.E,Shahab Pura, Sialkot-Pakistan.

Petits Amis Pet Care

New York City

PetSmart - Howell

4586 US Highway 9

Pocket Pooches

748-9TH Avenue
New York

Pooch Ventures LLC

116-39 145th street

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Signature Clean, llc

159 Brushy Hill Road

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