Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue - Worst Experience Ever

Review by djhill2009 on 2013-07-12
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LAND O' LAKES, FLORIDA -- They made me feel like I was on trial for something with the demeanor used in our conversations, turned statements around to suit their purpose...very disturbing. My boyfriend had dogs in the past before I met him and they could not verify heartworm treatment. When I tried to explain my "side" I was interrupted and felt like I they thought I was stupid. She said she never used that word. Would never recommend them, it should be a happy time to adopt a pet. Now that I am retired and can spend my time and give my love to a dog, and my son passed away with no grandchildren, I wanted to adopt instead of purchase to give a dog a second chance. But no, I was chastised for only having one dog in my name, which I took in that was abandoned and I took to the vet to have checked out and I found her a forever home. I was working 10-12 hrs a day and could not give her the time she needed. Even though I was married before and we had pets, she wanted me to call my ex-husband of 30 years ago and get his vet's info. No end to the nonsense. Would not recommend. (I made sure my son had his shots).
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-07-13
Posted by Thelma on 2013-07-12:
You did everything right, they were the problem not you. I experienced similar scrutiny when trying to adopt. After answering all of their questions they still wanted to do a full home inspection. I am not a convicted felon on parole and refused.

Went to my local SPCA and found a nice selection of rescue dogs. Adopted a 6 month old lab/pit that was very sweet and house broken. No lengthily application and the fee was $125.00. This included all shots, neutering and microchip. I got a great dog that deserved a second chance at life.
Posted by Johanna on 2013-07-12:
My MIL just adopted a puppy the other week and it's amazing the amount of scrutiny that goes into adopting from some shelters. They're less nit picky when you adopt a kid!
Posted by Thelma on 2013-07-13:
The local news reports that the Philly SPCA has so many dogs and cats that they are now giving them away for FREE. Adoptions are way up. This is a better alternative than putting them down because of over crowding.

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