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
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 wh…
BARC trespassed onto my property when the gate and fence were closed, stole my puppy from the front yard and left a note reading that if I wanted my puppy back then I would have to call BARC. I called and not one clerk answered the many calls. I left numerous messages with my name and phone nu…
The staff really cares about the health and comfort of the animals for adoption. They are a very small facility servicing a large amount of stray and owner turned in pets. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, etc, can be adopted here, so take a look in person or online.
We went to buy a teacup yorkie. I asked how big the dog was going to get since I knew that I only wanted a teacup 4lb dog. She said it would be 4lbs maybe 5lb but that she felt he was going to be 4lbs. Then she kept saying how he was the only one in the litter. Making me feel like she was sett…
27. Any Size Paws
If you want someone that will care for and love your fur babies just as much as you do – call Jeffery at Any Size Paws. He goes above and beyond what is expected in caring for your pets. I knew I was lucky to find him when he came over to first meet the babies before I left town. Even my semi…
611 Walker StHouston, TX 77002
I'm really bad about reviewing companies / products, but after I saw the two one stars I felt I should step in and describe my own experience. It's been about seven months now since I picked my little guy up, but I remember it being nothing but a smooth process. It wasn't instantaneous - you …
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!
I adopted my Cinch from there about 2 years ago and hes attached to my side. hes spoiled and loved and I consider myself lucky to have found him. cinch was 100% healthy when I adopted him and has had no issues what so ever since. hes a Chihuahua cross and is a complete lap dog. I would adopt from here again. to people who want a dog, this is a really good place to go. they put the dog's health info on the kennel. just make sure you verify this w the receptionist as they can make mistakes from time to time. over all I had a very good experience. please adopt. cinch is so much more special to me because I chose him and I know I gave him a better life and saved him.
While I was happy to know that the Houston SPCA would accept 9 pups that someone dumped on us, I was disappointed to find out that if they determined there was any pitt bull at all in them they would be humanely euthanized. Since I didn't have any idea what kind they were, I was relunctant to bring them. They also said any pup under 5 lbs would be euthanized also. It seemed like the more questions I asked, the more negatively I thought of them. Ultimately, I found homes for the puppies myself.
I've fostered through 4 different Houston organizations over the past 2 years, and while none of them are perfect, my experience with AARF has been excellent. Especially considering the staff to foster ratio! Cindy Fitz, Micki D., Cindy H., and Steph Mashburn have all been easy to work with. AND my two fosters with AARF were adopted into great homes! I was glad that as the foster I got the final say on the adopter.
i called to notify that there was a stranded dog. i called the numbers on her collar and owners werent claiming her no more she was very sick. I called the SPCA to pick her up and they sent some one right away. Now i know she is gonna be in a better place
What can I say, I just watch them on tv in action. They are Great. I am proud to let them know that I give them the highest rating possible.
I want a teacup Chihuahua cause i have a friend who has one and i thin they are so cute to have for a pet
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