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Old 12-23-2007, 03:18 AM
 
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Hi. We were interested in adopting dog from this organization that deals with rescues. Has anyone ever heard anything about it? Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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I haven't - but it says in one spot it is out of Mtn. Home, says in another the foundation address is in New York. Hmmm.. I have been in rescue many, many years in Arkansas and haven't heard of them.

This link has a Mtn. Home phone #

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/dogsncats.html

This one leads to New York

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY693.html

Same email, though, with a CenturyTel extension, which is Arkansas.

The bigger question mark in my mind is that they say all their animals are housed in foster homes. I can assure you if there were a rescue with 30 foster homes that operated out of Mountain Home that I would have heard about it! If they are relatively new, I want to know them! Looks like they possibly provide a low cost spay/neuter clinic, which is a beautiful thing.

I know nothing personally of this organization, but please contact them...ask what their 501c3 license # is and verify it. Ask for references from previous adopters. Ask about their adoption procedure and what it entails. Ask to be put in contact with the foster home and get a relationship started. I'm sure they are legit, but check it out - they will be checking you out. It takes nothing to file for 501c3 status but requires a certain amount of paperwork to keep it going. I know of a number of nonprofit rescue groups I would steer you away from...but if there's a certain pet that has caught your eye an fits your family, who really cares about the org (honestly)? Whatever you do, you are saving a life...but be sure they will provide you will all medical records and whatever history they have on the animal. If you have other pets at home and you do adopt through them, make sure there is a clause that they will take the animal back no questions asked if there is something that was not disclosed or you simply did not understand. These animals frequently just need a warm, loving home - sometimes they have issues that will need to be worked with. Make sure there is someone with the rescue to talk you through a rough spot, because frequently it is only a rough spot and the pet will adjust with some extra time and attention.

Thanks for considering a homeless pet! They are the best!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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Thank you so much for your reply-it is a five month old puppy and she supposedly rescued the parents from a woman who was starting to breed for money but got too old and it was too much work.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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In that case, Amy, I'd say it is what it is...unless the rate for adoption is exhorbitant, you are saving a puppy and that's what matters. I would ask for worming and puppy shot records, but past that you just have a new little life to share...Good luck, and let us know what you find - and if you adopt, please start being a regular on the Pets forum here!
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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I picked her up from grand central station in new york city today. SHe is about 6 lbs but I don't believe she is a bijon-at least not pure. I really don't care what she is as long as she is hypoallegenic. Her behavior has been odd-I'm not used to it-she has her tail between her legs most of the time-except when our other dog comes around, and she is incredibly timid and quiet-not a bark yet. Hopefully, time in our home will bring her out of her shell and we will see more puppy and less fear. I'll let you know. Thanks-Amy
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:36 AM
 
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amyla-I rescued the daddy dog of your puppy. He had been a bit shy for 1/2 day but then went on a great walk with my other dog and are having a fabulous time since the walk. He hid when my fiance came home but not for long. I hope his mellow sweet playful manner rubs off on yours! Give them time, I have adopted 3 dogs, things start going smoothly in a couple weeks most. Thanks for adopting!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Default my dog

Hello All,

I adopted a dog from this foundation. I was dealing directly with a barbara who seemed to work out of her home. I was feeling that the
place was not legit when i had to meet in the street or a train station
and the fee was a wopping $350.00(this price seemed a little high for a rescue mixed breed).
I loved the dog and either way i was saving it bringing it into my life so it didnt matter. BARBARA WAS PROFFESIONAL AND EVEN HAD ME SIGN SOMETHING THAT READ IF I CANNOT TAKE CARE OF THE DOG THE ORGANAZATION WILL TAKE IT BACK. I respect that. They do not want the poor animal to end up where they found it. Abandoned! My dog is to from Arkansas. I have all his papers, he's healthy and I love him. Barbara had mentioned they travel mobilely and rescue. I hope this helps!

My dog "Pepe" is so happy with us. He was very skinny when adopted.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Hello all,
I adopted my dog, penelope, from this foundation in december 2007. I dealt with Barbara and met her in Penn Station. I got the impression that she works out of her home. She seemed to really care about the dog. It didn't seem to me that she was doing this for the money.
My dog was chipped and spayed and perfect for my family.
I'm looking to adopt another dog, and will use this foundation again.
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