I was in search for the best dog for our family and for our Golden doodle puppy for months. I visited the Open Door Animal Sanctuary many times during my search. I was able to go back to where they kept the dogs and I was so impressed with how nice and clean it was and how much freedom was given to the dogs. It touched my heart to see that some of the senior dogs were not in cages but in a comfortable area with dog beds and they were walking freely. This shelter is truly amazing! There are several large yards with baby pools and tons of toys for the dogs to play with. There is an amazing dream house for cats with every comfort a cat could ever want. The staff was so helpful and allowed me to bring my dog several times to meet a few dogs. They had a trainer introduce them in a large yard and gave me lots of info on their interactions. Finally we found our little man and to make sure that it would vwork they allowed me to come several times to visit with him and for him to get to know my dog. They were so accommodating because they really love these animals and wnant them to have the best home. I now have my newcvdog and he is amazing! Him and my other dog have become best friends and we are all so happy. I cannot say enough good about this shelter! I know they have strict rules but it is clear that their main concern is giving these animals the best home.