I work for the SPCA in the barn area, I had gotten hurt on the job and had to be in the call center for a week. On some slow time I wanted to see the reviews. I just wanted to let you all know that we do the best we possibly can. We are so booked with dogs, cats, horses and many other animals coming in every day. Im personaly sorry if you have a bad taste in your mouth about us but first off, the pit bull thing...... its liability..... we do try to give you other options and refer you to places that do take them. Secondly, I hope you understand that with so many animals coming in every day, we are doing our best to put these animals on the adoption list. If they have medical or behavioral problems we feel it our responsibility to do what is necessary. We think of the people that are to adopt these animals and we want those people to be happy with what they get. While most pit bulls are aggressive dogs, they make a bad rep for those that arent. I do have to say that any dog that is aggressive in any manor is HUMAINLY Euthanized. We do not want the new adoptors to have any problems what so ever medicaly or behavioraly. I hope this helps to clear up confussions about us. One other thing..... we do not pick up any animals unless they are hurt or tremendously destressed. The only ones that do pick up just any animal is animal control. Please find out your facts before reporting what we cant do because I take this job seriously in helping animals of all sort and I take it very personal to read some of these comments. If you have more questions.... call us and find out more. We are more than happy to help clear up any confussion. Thanks
611 Walker StHouston, TX 77002
I visited nearly every day for three weeks until I found Max, a 1 year old male German Shepherd that seemed somewhat lethargic. (I missed a female by an hour a few days earlier.) The adoption fee was what I could afford but I had to wait 3 days to pick him up. Neutralised by State Law. A couple of days after picking him up, he began a long ordeal of an undetermined nasal infection and gastro problems. With the 5 days wellness program through VCA Clinics he was put on meds. The short story is that Max, after some five weeks and two more Vet visits is doing fantastically well! He's exactly what I desired in a GSD and he's been trained before arriving at the SPCA and obeys my commands. He just started swimming, first time in deep water, in my son's large pool and loves it! The SPCA's program for its adopted pets is incredible because Max used the $500 limit for vet fees. I added a bit as I could for future flea and heartworm protection. The service at SPCA and VCA clinics can't be beat! I will be returning to the Houston SPCA to enroll Max and me in advanced obedience programs. Later we'll get into schutzhund training. My life has expanded at age 67.
Avon F., We are very sorry that you had a bad experience filling out an application. It is a simple 3 page form that is required of anyone who wishes to adopt. We use this application to insure that our rescued dogs are going to the most appropriate and secure homes and that the people who are wanting to adopt are responsible pet owners. Some of our dogs receive 15 or 20 applications. They are not marked as adopted until a contract is signed. Also, once your application is approved, it is approved for any dog in our program. We have a very good success rate for adoptions - averaging 10 a week. If the dog you were wanting to adopt was not available, rest assured that it was adopted to the best family possible. Keep looking at our database because the perfect dog will be there for you too!