Pets & Pals Animal Shelter
12488 S Harlan Rd, Lathrop, CA 95330
My wife, 6 yr old daughter and I went to pet and pals after searching for a dog for six months. Website said this 6 month pup was great with dogs and kids. Perfect exactly what we are looking for. When we arrived we asked to see the puppy. Staff told us he was kept inside in an apartment and is afraid of everything especially men. Well when we walked to see him, John, the handler there was yelling at the pup and calling him names. This probably explains why he doesn't like men. We played with the dog for 15 minutes. He took really well to my wife and kid and to staffs surprise, me as well. After filing out the application they denied us for working 8-5. FOR WORKING TO PROVIDE FOR A DOG. We know and understand a pup of this breed needs attention. This pup would have had more than he could ask for, on more land than most anyone could give him. The staff expects dogs to go to homes where someone is there 24/7. These are unreal expectations and This is how dogs grow to have separation issues. I am most disappointed by the fact that they denied this pup a forever home with us just to make themselves feel mighty. I do not recommend this adoption center. Unfortunately I will be going to a breeder now instead of saving this dog from this disgusting shelter. If you do apply here. Lie on your application because honesty will get you nothing
I adopted a beautiful Doberman from this no kill animal shelter 2/2015, with a little loving attention he got over his fear issues and is a great comfort to me. Thank you again Pets & Pals for allowing me to adopt him! I love him & he loves me, couldn't ask for anything better! They make sure they get good forever homes!!!