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.
- DianaMore than a year agoHorrible
Horrible!!! I too would like to give them a zero, we put in an application, weeks went by, tried to email....email dose not work, send email through pet finders, got a curt email stating they were still looking over our app, a month went by, nothing, the dog we wanted to adopt was still available, and we were told were the only ones that submitted an app for this dog, few more weeks go by, get a call stating the dog we wanted was adopted out to another family, said we were hot a good fit, felt like we were being punished for being over anxious, we are hikers, skiers, workout everyday, and have had shepards in the past, but we were not a good fit, acc to the people they contacted about us, they said they were curt and short on the phone and only wanted yes and no answers, border line rude. Will not work with them any longer, going else where for a GSD.
- AshleyMore than a year agoexpect nothing
Same thing as Danielle ...I first put in an adoption form and it said allow them 10-14 days to respond. I waited 2 weeks and sent an email on if my form was still being looked at and they replied that they were behind on processing. This was over 2 weeks ago and I have still heard nothing. It was really important for me to adopt and give a dog a good home however this "organization" does not seem to care to place these shepherds in loving homes at all and they don't follow through.
- DanielleMore than a year agoBad....
If I could give them a '0', I would. My partner and I had sent them an application months ago, and never heard a peep from them. We are caring, knowledgeable, and active people who live next to a park and like to hike. Even if we were denied for whatever reason, it would still have been nice to hear....something. I just looked on their website and the dog we are applying for is still available for adoption. Fancy that. Don't know why they bother calling this a 'rescue' organization, when there is no effort to adopt out their dogs. Avoid this organization like the plague.
- JeffMore than a year agoQwest had better service
Had about the same experience as Scott. Have noticed that the dogs they do show on their site, can be there for up to 4 months if not longer. The two ladies who are in charge of this org. would rather keep the dogs themselves (opinion). Should have other board members really look into the practices of this organization
- JoshMore than a year agoNot Military Friendly AT ALL
I am active duty military and recently transferred to Colorado Springs and I wanted to adopt a German Shepherd to have as a hiking/backpacking companion. After applying, they contacted me and after talking with my references they decided that given my occupation in the military, they felt it would be better for me to foster than to adopt.
Their reasoning was that in the hypothetical event that I would deploy (I'm single btw) that they weren't confident that I could find a place for the dog to reside until I returned. I explained to them numerous times that I had family in Arkansas and several coworkers and friends in the local area who wouldn't mind watching the dog. They weren't convinced this was a good idea in case they needed to "get the dog back." They said they wouldn't allow me to adopt a dog if there was the potential for me to leave the state of Colorado.
Since any member of the military can be relocated to another base at any time, this essentially means that they will not adopt out to military service members.
If this is how they do business, I will not support their organization.
- ScottMore than a year agonot impressed
Had contacted back in Jan 2014, got approved, went to one meet & greet, then nothing. Finally found a GSD on craigslist. If they are so into finding homes for GSD with people who really want a GSD, should they make house visits & keep in touch with those who are willing to adopt.