Front Range German Shepherd Rescue
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- LisaJul. 21, 2020Sick GS
I attended a public event where the Rescue brought all of their adoptable dogs. I got to see them, but no one seemed to know much about each animal.
I chose one that seemed kind and gentle. I submitted my application.
I received a call a few days later asking if I would take a different GS, who I saw at the public event. The one they wanted me to take barked constantly and had to be taken away from the event. I declined that offer and asked if the dog I chose was available. She was.
When I got her, from a volunteer, the volunteer said she was coughing the whole trip over to my home. Sure enough, she had kennel cough.
Drugs to treat were expensive and I had to quarantine her since it is very transmittable. In time, she recovered.
Moreover, she is an aggressive girl around other dogs, but I was told she was socialized. I need to muzzle her if we are out in public.
I requested to have my adoption cost be offset by the treatment for the kennel cough. Some attorney (volunteer) called me and threatened to take the dog away or reduce the amount of adoption. She even told me it was my fault. When that didn't work, she resorted to an emotional argument - claiming the Rescue needs to the funds to continue placing dogs.
I sent them a check for $50.00 less than the adoption which is I believed to be quite fair when here Vet bill was over $300.00.
On a positive note, we love our GS and will always adopt them. Further, the director of the GS Rescue is kind and helpful. She does want to get GS's adopted but ensure you know what you are getting. If not, you will get a call from some crazy volunteer attorney to threaten you and use emotional arguments. Good luck!
- MarkApr. 1, 2018horrible!!!
Submitted an application that included previous vet information. Many weeks went by without a word so I emailed.. very RUDE replay saying they couldn't contact my vet. I called my vet who said they were never contacted. Relaying that information, I was basically told, don't call us, we'll call you. That was now over a year ago. These people have NO business seeking homes for gerbils let alone GSDs. I've had German Shepherds most of my life and am experienced on handling them. Wish I could give them 0 stars!
- JohnMore than a year agoI got great help
Our experience was just the opposite from everyone else. The thing to remember is that this is a VOLUNTEER organization which means that most if not all of the people involved have other jobs as well. They tell you that it will take about 2 weeks to process things. We were impatient & missed that part of it but it took us about 3 weeks to complete the process. They were pretty thorough-we had to have a home visit first to make sure things were ok for the dog. Since this is our 5th German Shepard that wasn't a problem. The only thing I could take issue with is that the medical records could have been a little more complete but when you're dealing with a rescue organization that's not unusual. We were told that our new dog had had a heartworm test but I don't see that in the records so we'll get that scheduled. Our dog did come neutered & with a microchip which is a good thing. Overall we're very happy with Front Range German Shepard Rescue.