The kennel may not be the best but they are a far cry from disgusting and in need of being shut down. They have never been shut down by animal control so don't know what you are talking about there! As far as a smell...Well...you are walking into a DOG KENNEL. Is it really supposed to smell like roses? If you walk through the kennel (with staff ofcourse) it is clean and well maintained. I have been through there so yes, I have seen it! Coshoks is different from AARF. If you have a problem with a rescue showing there than leave it to the rescue. Contact them. As far as a sick or skinny dog, well, they get dogs in from all over and often they are sick or skinny and in need of some major help. Think on that. They get medical attention for any dog in there care work hard to change any behavioral issues. I think both Coshoks and AARF ROCK...
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This place takes in all kinds of dogs, even the ones that have no other place to turn to. The main gal, Bev, has a heart of gold and tries to find homes for dogs that would be put down otherwise. When you have 50+ orphaned dogs to care for, it is hard to keep up. They do the best they can with the resources they have. I adopted a dog from them and he has been the best addition to our family. He lived there for 6 months before we adopted him. He came to us as a healthy adult dog and I was so glad they didn't give up on him, as a husky mix that this state has a lot of. I still bring him there for grooming on occasion and I would board him there without reservation. I know the people there have a true love for dogs and animals of all kinds and are truly concerned for their welfare. God Bless them.
The people who volunteer at coshoks keep this place going ! Yes the building is older than time itself be needs updates but there is a lot behind the scenes that people don't see happening. The building has exciting plans in the future ! The people who work there only have respect for dogs and you can see that by sheer fact that aarf takes in dogs that others turn a cheek too. Aarf saves tons of dogs and gets them into nice homes. Aarf pulls dogs from out of state and takes them from high kill shelters. Dogs are taken on daily walks and fed properly. Aarf can use all the volunteers that they can get ! Come on down and help out the pups :)