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Recent Animal Shelter Reviews in Westerville

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    Cause For Paws
    They're a really good organization. I was impressed because before they adopt a dog to you they come to your house and do a check and visit. They ask why and what are your plans. They also make sure you have a fence. They have a contract you have to read and sign saying if you give the dog back within 6 months there's some financial penalties. They're a first class organization. They're careful about the owners they select.
    - Larry B.
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    Columbus Dog Connection.com
    We were looking to adopt a dog and stumbled upon Columbus Dog Connection online.  We found a dog we were interested in and contacted them. They responded very quickly and I was put in contact with the individual fostering the dog we wanted. We exchanged e-mails and she was very thorough and answered all of my many questions in great detail (how does the dog do around cats, how much does he shed, etc.). We were able to meet the dog within a week and after that we had to schedule a home visit. After that, we decided we wanted the dog and had the option to pick him up the next day. They required us to have a leash and identification along with the $200.  Overall, it was a great and easy experience. At first glance I thought $200 seemed like a little much but the dog comes fixed, microchipped, and up to date on its shots and flea/heartworm medicine. We also got a weeks? worth of food (to help you transition them), 2 bones, and some treats  If you visit the vet and pet store once you will know this is a great deal. The foster woman also trained him to sit and got him accustomed to a routine (he was even crate trained and housebroken!). Although all dogs may not be this well trained, I feel with the vet care alone it?s worth the cost. They also gave us a sheet with information about how much he ate, past history, all vet records, and tips for getting them accustomed to a new home.  It may seem like overkill to have a home visit but after looking into other shelters, this seems to be pretty common and Columbus Dog Connection does not have an application (which many other places do).  Overall, I was very satisfied with the experience and we love our new dog!
    - Kelli K.
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    Colony Cats & Dogs
    Colony Cats and Dogs is a wonderful organization. They have a really nice adoption center too....no cages! They work hard to save cats and dogs in Central Ohio.
    - SUSAN W.
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    CHA Animal Shelter
    In 6/2001 I adopted two older cats , one of whom had been at the shelter for over a year. I don't know why. He was beautiful, loving, and as it turned out...deaf. Made no difference. The other fellow was a beautiful Maine C*** cat who used to put his chin on my thigh while I read the paper and drool on me. The last thing I needed was a dog but when I saw my little white poodle buddy on the website, I knew he was mine. I asked if he had any known problems getting along with cats and nobody knew. The dog (estimated age of 5-had not been well taken care of...possibly a breeding mill rescue) ignored the cats that joined us in the meet and greet room so home he came. He and his attitude. One cat went to the bedroom and didn't come out for a week but it eventually all worked out. They got to the point where the all laid on the sofa or bed in a cuddle puddle. CHA does tireless unpaid volunteer work to keep animals from suffering and I am forever grateful to them for my babies who have since all crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I miss them every day. It's a very long story but I now have 3 rescue chihuahuas acquired from a similar shelter when I lived in Seattle.
    - Julie A.
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    CHA Animal Shelter
    The only thing I didn't like was that they changed the dog's name once it was taken in. Once we used his previous name, he perked right up. The people were very nice though! Our dog had all of his shots and he was neutered. They also microchipped him - however, it was with a different company than I typically use.
    - JOAN W.
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    Colony Cats & Dogs
    Colony Cats and Dogs is a great organization. They go all out to help cats and dogs in Central Ohio. Their volunteers are extremely didicated too! I will always support them.
    - SUSAN W.
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    Cozy Cat Cottage
    I already have 11 cats, so adopting another is not an option at this time. I just stopped in to purchase gifts for myself or friends from their Whiskers Boutique. The minute I walked into Cozy Cat I was jealous because it smelled great! It put my smelly 11 cat home to shame. When I first walked in, the thing that struck me is how happy all the cats were. Whether they are in the front area or the back, there are no cages. It seemed to me that these cats that had previously had a stroke of bad luck, had found themselves in the best possible environment for a new lease on life. All the Cozy volunteers were very friendly, even though I was not there to adopt a cat. I spoke with many gals at length about our mutual love of cats. It was a very pleasurable experience and I will be visiting more often now. They also make their own cat nip pillows that are only 3 for $5! If I had a vacancy in my own cat household, I would absolutely adopt a kitty from Cozy Cat Cottage!
    - Char R.
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    Franklin County Dog Shelter
    First, I must admit I am a volunteer at the Franklin County Dog Shelter so I am a little biased. But I thought I would let everyone know the shelter does more than adopt out dogs and rescue lost and stray dogs. They also have a pet store inside the new facility that benefits the shelter dogs. They have toys and treats to spoil your puppy. T-shirts to show your support too. Proceeds help with medical care for stray dogs so they can be adopted out. It's a great program. So whether you are adapting a dog or not, you can visit the store and support a great cause. Volunteer at the dog shelter too! It is great way to give back to the community.
    - SHANE O.
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    Columbus Dog Connection.com
    We saw puppies online and contacted Columbus Dog Connection 10 years ago.  We went over to the house where the puppies were being fostered.  Our dog was part of a litter of 7 puppies and we were able to meet the mother of the puppies.  We were impressed that our puppy was already being trained to sit and trained to be housebroken by 8 weeks.  He was neutered before we got him and had his initial shots.  A couple came over to interview us and make sure that we would make good owners--that we knew what we were getting into.  Our dog ended up to be twice the size that we expected, but he was very easy to house train and has never had an accident since.  We were impressed that training had already begun on the puppies, and that they were very well taken care of at the foster house.  We are glad that we adopted our dog from Columbus Dog Connection.
    - COLLEEN D.
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    Franklin County Dog Shelter
    Franklin County Dog Shelter had a nice selection of dogs and a very clean facility. They were pretty honest about what the issues might be and the history of the dog. She's a Miniature Pinscher. You can just go in and pick the dog out. She's already microchipped and spayed and we just paid $117. They were real slow on the response but again they got a lot of pets.
    - Ramona Z.
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