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posted 7 months ago
I recently submitted an application for a puppy, while everything checked out they questioned me about a dog kennel in my yard. When I spoke to Joy about it ( dogs spend very little time in it ). She was informed that the dogs use for own safety. Joy asked why I didn't just put the dogs in the house. Wouldn't you rather see them outside with use then inside. Joy would not listen to what I was telling her and then rudely told me her finale word was that we are not fit to adopt for her group. I have had five dogs in the last
27 years that have been our family, my children have grown up with them. We had just recently put one of our beloved dogs to sleep and hoping for a new puppy. Well Joy I would never recommend your group. At last count I saw 176 cats and dogs up for adoption and you tell me I am unfit.
Cons: they don't make good judgement calls
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 STARS for JOYFUL RESCUES
posted 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure to adopt from Joyful Rescues and am nothing but thrilled with my girl and their adoption process. They are informative, diligent, professional and mainly concerned with the animals welfare and future. They even went to the express delivery of my baby girl to be flown in to me by Pilots N Paws! I could not be happier with my baby girl or Joyful Rescue. They are both a GODSEND <3 i have read some of the reviews and to my dismay see people criticizing them for having strict policies. I would never consider allowing dogs to live outside. Whether or not they are hounds has NOTHING to do with humane treatment . I feel certain if an individual was denied an adoption there MUST be a good reason as their main goal is to home or re-home animals in their care. As the recipient of such a refusal/denial one should not fault an entire organization for coming up short on their application for whatever reason they feel is a deal breaker. Sorry, I speak the truth...
Pros: In depth application. All references checked and approved. Wonderful conversations. Checks in on adoptions immediately. Very Satisfied!!!
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
A home not a shelter
posted 5 years ago
We adopted Marty from her in December and he is a treasure. He was 8 months old but it was obvious that he had been worked with so that he could be placed in a house. We had just lost two dogs that we had for 14yrs and 7yrs within two months of each other. And had got a puppy to keep the second one company so needed a companion for her when the other dogs died unexpectedly. We feel in love with Marty as soon aas we saw his picture.
Pros: Very roomy area for the pets
Cons: Hard to get to
7 of 20 people found this review helpful.
posted 6 years ago
I am so proud to have rescued a fantastic dog, Chloe, with the help of this organization! They were very thorough during the application process, making sure that we were adopting for the right reasons and ensuring that our choice was truly a good fit for our family. I felt that we were given as much information as possible about Chloe and the paperwork was very organized. I was highly impressed with the quick response from everyone involved. We were so impressed that a few months later, my parents rescued a fox terrier, max. Thanks Joyful Resuces!
Pros: thorough and very quick response time
Cons: location - we came from Syracuse (well worth it though!)
6 of 18 people found this review helpful.
posted 1 year ago
We adopted our Grunt (Formerly Army) from Joyful Rescue a year ago August. We were informed that Joyful Rescue is tough on applicants and have refused many "good" homes. Having lost our 7 yo APBT to cancer we had found our "perfect" match, or should I say, he found us at Petfest 2011! :) We completed the application, waited patiently and then heard back that we were accepted to adopt Grunt. Yes, the application process is long, but I've seen longer. If there is a problem with an applicant I agree that they should be notified as to why. However, that may only bring out a long and unproductive argument about why someone would not be approved. Children are a liability to a rescue. Not all children are wonderful with dogs. So I understand their concern about children. Another concern would be a fenced yard. As one adopts from a rescue it is their responsibility to keep the dog safe. A fenced in yard is a must, period. I have 2 fenced in areas. One is attached to the house and the other is a 1 1/2 acre playground I made for our dogs, since there is no dog safe areas around us. Grunt has blossomed into a wonder dog and I believe that the fact that he was so socialized because of the outside area helped him immensly. We cannot thank Joyful Rescues for such a wonderful dog!
Pros: Dogs of all shapes and sizes, no discriminations
Cons: We don't live close enough to volunteer
2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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