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"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 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.

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Local Articles in New York

Many pet adoption agencies and humane societies will offer full background information on animals. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Elaine R. of St. Louis)
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Animal Rescues/Shelters

Animal rescues most often need foster parents to take care of dogs and cats in their system so the pets don't have to live in shelters for an extended time.

This friendly pooch awaits a forever home at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)
Animal Rescues/Shelters

Are you considering adopting a new cat or dog? Consider fostering first. Fostering saves lives, and it helps you see how well the pet fits into your family.

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Animal Rescues/Shelters

Bringing a new member into your family is a big commitment and life change, even when it’s a four-legged one. Consider these questions before you adopt a pet.

Animal Shelter reviews in New York


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and his team are simply amazing. They know this business very well and do a great job with the dogs and owners. We could not have asked for a better experience.

The application process is straight forward and once references are checked you are notified that you have been approved. You can either select an existing dog or provide details on what you are looking for.
The arrange for you to meet you selected pet. In my case in was at an adoption meet and great. Since PA law does not allow the adoption to take place at the meet and
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location you have to drive to the office to complete the process. It would be helpful if that was stated upfront.
I have had my adopted dog for about a month and the only problem I had was she had coccidiois, which is not uncommon with puppies and fortunately I had schedule an appointment with my vet 2 days after the adoption. She received her treatment and is now fine. I think they should make it mandatory that all dogs get examined by a vet within a set number of days after adoption. SPCA requires this in our area. She was a little underweight since they had switched her to feeding twice a day. My vet had me go back to 3 times a day she in 2 weeks she gained 5 lbs and is doing well.
She was already spayed and had a microchip at the age of 3 months.
She was listed as a lab mix, however she is more a
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mix than a lab which is a little disappointing but I still love her.
She has adjusted well to her new home and her brother.
- Barbara H.

I was at the top of their list, but on two separate occassions they gave me excuses for not being allowed to adopt from them. Their shelter is a mess and they do not treat the dogs. They provide the worst customer service I have ever seen and I would not recommend them. They have a bad reputation, many others feel the same as I do about them.
- Laura L.

This was a very positive experience. We were planning a move from Virginia to Minnesota and knew it would be about a 20-hour car trip for our two cats, who are not good travelers. I wanted to arrange transportation that would minimize their time in a moving vehicle and wanted to avoid having to take them to a motel. I found
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via Angie's List and reached out to the owner,
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, for additional information. He explained that they provide door-to-door ground transportation at a per-mile cost, and that our animals would be the only ones on whatever vehicle they used for the trip (i.e., they wouldn't group our animals with others' critters going to the same location or other spots along the way). Also, for a small upcharge, they would use a van for our transportation, and we could load any household belongings that we wanted to have transported along with our animals. I was a very nervous customer, as I knew my cats were "high maintenance" (though i was probably the one who deserved that description!) and difficult to crate, but
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patiently answered all my questions and assured me that they would be in good hands. On the day of pickup, I was contacted by my driver,
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, who was arrived just at the time he planned to. I had one of my cats already crated in our own (wire) crate and transferred him to the (hard sided) crate provided by PETS.We used a small litter box that I had ready to go, but
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also had one that we could have used. While the cats might have been a little more comfortable in crate that was a bit larger, they did just fine. (One of our cats is
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sized--almost 20 pounds.)
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kept in touch with me all along the way to let me know how the cats were doing and to provide calm reassurance that everything was going well--and it was. The cats arrived at their appointed location in Minnesota about 24 hours after they left our house in Virginia, and I believe the trip was as stress-free as it could have been for all concerned.
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were extremely helpful, friendly, patient, and understanding, and I wouldn't hesitate to use their services again.

The employees were very nice. We looked at several different cats and I finally decided to adopt 2 kittens. Afterwards they were very straightforward explaining the costs and the paperwork. I've had the cats for 2 years now and they are both still in good health.
- Matthew B.

The bill was $300 but I also got vitamins and stuff. They do animal rescue as well. I like that it is close. They are okay, and I think they are just trying to do too much in one spot. I am not a big fan. I have had to wait in the waiting room for 45 minutes after my appointment. The vets are great, but the people I have to deal with to get to the vet aren't so great.
- Jim W.

It was wonderful. They don't have a physical location (they are a network of foster homes) but when we wanted to see some dogs, they arranged for us to meet them at a shelter with an outdoor run space we could play with them. We met five different dogs before we found the one that matched us perfectly.
They transported him to our house. He came to us happy and healthy. We took him to the vet soon after and the vet said he'd been very well taken care of and was very healthy.
We got paperwork for him with all his updated shots and rabies tags. They also send us copies of everything we needed in the mail. We also got a Christmas card from them!
I had questions about our dog after he came home with us and the foster mom has been GREAT at answering any and all questions I had. She has made herself available even after the adoption. Our dog came to us with FANTASTIC manners. He is house broken and can sit on command and is so well behaved. Its a great tribute to how well the foster mom did raising him!
I can't go on enough about how much me and my fiance love this agency! Do not miss the
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to get a dog from them!
- Chris B.

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I have dealt with the company recently at their Adoption Event at Stownstown in front of Pet Food Express n 10/19/2014. To be more precise I have adopted a puppy 8 weeks old, I was surprised when after adoption agreement got signed and the puppy was handed to me I was asked to follow the woman, who first was dealing with the paperwork, as the puppy was to get first round of vaccines, so the puppy of this young age has not been vaccinated prior to the adoption event which is ridiculous as it is and I am sure would not be if not adopted. So the woman took me to a car parked nearby, another younger woman took a box out of the car of questionable cleanness then vaccines out of the box (do not remember if the box was a cooler) and administered the shots right there in the street that also seemed not right.

When home the puppy vomited, I didn't take it too seriously thinking that the poor baby might be tired or not well as just got the shots.

To make long story short, the pup was deteriorating rapidly and on the fourth day after adoption I took him to
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hospital where the pup got tested and diagnosed with Parvo infection, Dogs' Ebola as the doctor called it to make me realize how serious it was. Parvo infection is highly contagious; the incubation period of the disease is 10 days. The pup was throwing up blood by the time. I was advised at
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hospital to rush the puppy to the nearby Nor
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Veterinarian Emergency Clinic as puppy's condition was critical and urgency crucial. I drove there without slightest hesitation (it was a 10 minutes drive). The doctors at the clinic told me that there still was a
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to save the pup and they gave me the dollar estimate of the treatment and a first deposit of $ 1700. 00 was to be made in accord with the clinic's policy that without hesitation I charged to my credit account

as the pup's life was at stake. The pup immediately got hooked up to IV machine and a feeding tube, Thanks God puppy is alive back home and under scrupulous care,,

My charges summed up to $ 3749.9

I tried to contact the Company since the pup got diagnosed, however it is almost impossible to get hold of them. They never answer the calls, mail
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is constantly full. When eventually it took a while ( I am omitting the details) I got hold of imagine who, the Founder/President of the "Company,"
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and told her that pup was at Nor
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intensive care with Parvo , now listen carefully humane society!, what the Founder of rescue organization suggested: " Bring the pup,- she goes,- to our Vet it will cost less." The "Dog Savior" suggests to unhook dying pup from the systems that keep him alive and bring him to "their Vet" and she insists on that. Is this a proper practice of a reputable caring organization whose main concern is rescuing dogs and their wellbeing. This animal was neglected and abused not only by his previous owners, but by the "
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" organization as well. First of all by not giving the shots to the animal timely, by exposing unvaccinated tiny puppy to infections just by having him at the "Adoption Event" I found out later that no obligatory preliminary medical tests or treatments are being provided to any of the animals that are offered to public for adoption by this "Rescuers" They jeopardize the animals at their possession, other pets in the families of adopters. .

I feel obligated to share this information with potential victims of the "Rescuers" who are making money on poor abandoned animals. On my numerous requests to meet with
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, she though expressed willingness never provided me with date and place. According to the Adoption Agreement RDR is responsible for the further vaccinations of the pup and neutering. Second round of shots was scheduled for 11/19/2014 , however no calls from them and the do not answer my texts, calls ant e-mails.
- Natalia T.

Animal Rescues in New York

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424 E 92nd St
New York


PO Box 539

Charles Henderson Animal Rescue

569 20th St.

CNT Rescue Training

73-13 Ditmars Boulevard
East Elmhurst



Long Beach Humane Society

126 (4460) Austin Blvd
Island Park

Mamagau Enterprise Inc.

1412 New York Ave suite 4F Brooklyn

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter

600 Garden Ave
Mount Vernon


New Rochelle


8505 37TH AVE
Jackson Heights


Port Washington


Port Washington

Pets Unlimited

123 St.
Great Neck

PetSmart - Howell

4586 US Highway 9

Pocket Pooches

748-9TH Avenue
New York



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159 Brushy Hill Road


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The Dog Walker

190 N Railroad Ave
Staten Island

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90 Cooper st

Unleash Brooklyn

613 Hancock St

Unlimited Web Design

12 Hopkins Street

Walking n Waggin Pet Services

77 Tysens Lane
Staten Island
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