I've just adopted my second German Shepherd from the Parkersburg Humane Society. The first one I adopted 6 years ago, passed away at 12 years of age. My new 6 year old "baby", is a beautiful, extraordinarily trained German Shepherd, who speaks German commands. His brother Zeus is still available. You will have to go through the adoption process like I've done two separate times. The Humane Society workers and volunteers truly love the animals in their care, and they're doing the best that they can with limited resources. The recently opened Spot Clinic, provides low cost spaying/neutering, a service which is needed very badly in Parkersburg.
I'm an adopter from this rescue of 4 dogs one recently passed away this summer from old age. I know personaly that this is a great rescue and she treats all of her animals with love and care. I adopted my first one from her and then went back for more. Have also sent friends to her and they have had no problems. We all have had a bad time with fleas this year because of the mild winter and anybody that has pets should know that. Ask your vet if you dont believe me about the fleas! Since i have the same vet as Ellen i know he doesn't give out paperwork unless you ask for it.
I have personally adopted a dog and my mother adopted a dog from this rescue. Both dogs were healthy and well taken care of. They both were free from any parasites, fleas, or sickness. Both were house broken and very well mannered. I would definitely adopt from Ellen's Rescue for my dog instead of buying from a pet shop or out of a newspaper, or adopting from any Humane Society.