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KLaMacch826
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Rating: 5

True Animal Lovers

posted 1 year ago

My family and I have established a bit of a Joyful Rescues "following" up here in the "Northtowns." After my parents rescued a very healthy, happy lab-mix pup from a foster situation (Hogie- from the "Cigar Collection" of puppies), I had the pleasure of accompanying my mother in law to Joyful Rescues' home so she could meet a dog she was considering for adoption. Though heartbreaking to see all of the discarded pets, it was an amazing thing to see so many happy, healthy, cared for dogs in one place. My mother in law adopted 5 year old "Ginger" almost two years ago and she has transitioned seamlessly into their home- even with a 3-legged high-needs dog already there. Only weeks later, my husband and I adopted 2 year old "Reese the Hunk" who is, without any other appropriate term to substitute- our fur child. Shortly after that, my aunt and uncle adopted a puppy from the "Pizza Collection."

Yes, the application process is lengthy and involved, I feel Joye is best serving her real "clients"- the animals at her home. Anyone can walk into a local pet shop or SPCA and get a dog- with no experience or knowledge of animals at all. Pet owners like this are the reason shelters like Joyful Rescues NEED to exist. Without a discriminating process, many of these animals would be fated to be abused, returned, or even put down.

Joye and her team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide a safe, clean, loving environment for every animal that passes into her care. Everyone there is kind and helpful, providing honest opinions, feedback and guidance when selecting a pet to truly try and make sure each animal finds a FOREVER home.

Personally knowing four of Joye's rescues- all sweet, loving, animals that show us each and every day how grateful they are to be in our homes being loved, I cannot recommend Joyful Rescues any more highly. I will continue to rescue from Joye in the future and will always make Joyful Rescues my first suggestion to friends and family thinking about getting a pet.

Any true animal lover would have to find honor in what Joyful Rescues is trying to do: Place animals in loving, safe, forever homes.

Pros: Kind, caring volunteers and staff, quick responses to questions, concerns, well-cared for and socialized animals...

Cons: Non.

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Cocoa12
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Rating: 1

Bizarre

posted 7 months ago

Yep, I submitted a application, I then received a phone call from joyful rescues during the course of the conversation, I asked why they have so many negative reviews. I was told it was because well, long story short, they are basically jerks. Anyway soon after I received a email stating I did not qualify because I questioned their negative reviews. I know, bizarre, right?
Please don't get me wrong. I am sure there are some great rescue groups.
I am so tired of animals being held hostage by these rescue groups. And I am tired of having to fill out some absurd applications to "adopt" a pet. I want to rescue a pet. I want to give a pet a loving home. I am able to do this. I don't know the whys' behind the mentality of some of the rescue groups but like I said I am tired of it.
My parents, my grandparents, my in-laws, my husbands grandparents all got their pets for free. Guess what?, our dogs were not abused, omg we did not have a fenced in yard, they were healthy, happy and truly part of our family. Remember those days?
Like I said I am tired of the animals being held hostage and I am tired of being held hostage, I will not beg for a pet. Is anyone monitoring these rescue groups?
I personally am going to send a email to my state attorney general office and anyone else I can find in my state to send a complaint to.
I want to know who/what gives Joyful Rescue the right to hold these animals hostage?

-- additional:

[updated on 2013-08-30 13:01:42]:
Take all reviews advice and stay away.

Pros: none

Cons: many

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Disheartened
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Rating: 1

Bad attitudes

posted 2 years ago

I wasn't at all surprised to see mostly poor reviews on this place. Getting a new pet is supposed to be a fun and exciting and nice experience. The folks running this place don't know how to treat people. Let's hope they treat the animals better.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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Toasty
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Rating: 1

Fiftedom

posted 2 years ago

she's got herself a fifedom.

Rather sad how apps are rejected without explanation as to why. It is cowardly. If you are going to reject an app have the courtesy of explaining why. "We are too busy to tell each applicant why" doesn't cut the mustard. ignoring e'mails asking why, doesn't cut the mustard. "Please respect our reasons and find another rescue..." doesn't cut it either. Part of running any organization is the ability to handle the "joyful" aspects as well as the more difficult parts---ie--denying an appy. Sorry I walked away from Joyful Rescues after nearly 5yrs of being a fan and no longer rec this rescue. It is very sad.

Pros: lots of dogs

Cons: cowardly with explaining rejections of apps

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Melissaklopfer
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Rating: 1

Unhealthy Animal

posted 2 years ago

I just adopted a beautiful little kitten. They do a full background check on you. Apparently I should have done one on them. I took the kitten to the vet immediately as I have another cat and 3 small kids in the home. They told me he has a respiratory infection, which is common when you get them from shelters. He also has an eye infection, cloterdium which is a bacterial infection, tape worm and hook worm. How did this place not know all of this. Further more the paper work they gave me for the neutor the vet said isnt what they are used to seeing so who knows if that was even done. VERY UNHAPPY

Pros: Kitten is cute

Cons: They obviously do not check the animals out before they give to you.

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