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LCAR Poor Customer Relations and too Many Excuses
posted 5 years ago
LCAR Adopt-A-Thons are poorly managed and full of chaos. No one knows much about the dogs and just hand them over to anyone to walk around the store. If you are lucky enough, that is, to get someone's attention long enough to ask to see a dog, you probably won't be able to get info on the dog from that person. They charge high adoption fees they claim to cover the extensive vetting they provide these shelter, stray, owner surrendered dogs. However, they can provide little record of vet procedures up-front. When asked why their dogs are often dirty at adoption events they have the excuse that they work a lot and don't have time for that. They offer no excuse as to why they have several staffers/fosters/volunteers that treat perspective adopters with disdain.
Be prepared for massive crowds around little cages full of scared, half-blind, elderly dogs with little help or courtesy from event people. Also, be prepared for often high, wavering adoption fees. If you get through the adoption process, expect vet bills for animals that are likely poorly socialized and untrained.
If you don't mind rude, unprofessional rescue groups with the bottom of the barrel animals at top shelf prices, adopt from Low Country Animal Rescue. If you care about animals but still want to be treated decently go to one of the MANY rescues or shelters in the area.
Pros: They take in strays, sick dogs, elderly dogs
Cons: The have too many to care for and not enough time to do it
12 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Enjoyed my experience with LCAR
posted 4 years ago
I adopted my second dog from the agency. I found them very friendly and willing to work with me to adopt my dog. I do not live in the state they are located at and had to coordinate meeting the dog I was interested in on a trip to visit family and then again to pick up the dog. Their fees were very much in line with other volunteer non-profit organizations, in fact the fee for the dog I adopted seemed cheap to me. Adopting from them will take some patience as there are only so many volunteers to help however, that will pay off. They are concerned that the right person is matched with their dogs and that the choice to adopt one of the dogs is not an impulse decision instead of thought out. This helps prevent the pet from ending up back in the same situation. They do not have a physical location, so the adoption fair weekends are the best ways to see the dogs or visiting their website and inquiring about one of the dogs to meet. They did a wonderful job helping to socialize the dog I adopted from them that originated from a puppy mill. I did not find dirty dogs at the adoption fair. You can expect to find a little disorganization due to all the people bombarding the 4 volunteers at once. Overall, I think they are doing a great job at helping as many dogs as they can and doing their best to keep them from ending up back in a shelter or agency but instead, staying with a forever family.
Pros: many small dogs and dalmations, older dogs, physically challenged dogs, they care about their dogs, special needs dogs
Cons: Like any volunteer organization - lots to do with little to do it with
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
I Adopted a Wonderful Pet From This Rescue
posted 2 years ago
I adopted my wonderful little canine buddy from Lowcountry Animal Rescue. He was healthy, clean and obviously loved his foster mom very much. I looked at several dogs before making a decision and each one was clean and well cared for The volunteers were helpful and courtesy even though they were bombarded by the crowd asking questions while they were try to complete my paperwork. These volunteers were working non-stop trying to get to everyone. Most of all, they really cared for the animals and their main purpose was to match each animal to the right home. I would adopt from this organization again.
Pros: Many animals to choose from (purebreeds, large dogs, small dogs, cute mixes)
Cons: Area the stores put them in is very small making seeing the dogs a little difficult.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
posted 2 years ago
I would like to thank this organization for rescuing as many pets as they possibly can. I just adopted a loving little ball of fur on Sat at Pet Smart. I met the foster mom for all the details including his vet info. There were so many cute pets there in need of good homes. The volunteers were very loving and caring and hoped all could find a good home. If you do go to adopt a pet take a friend with you, the paperwork was much more than I expected so my friend got to hold MY dog while I did the paperwork. Pet Smart gives the newly adopted pet owners lots of extra perks and coupons so you will have everything you need when you get home. Their fees are in line with other places I checked out. Do take cash or pay higher fee to charge. Remember this is an all volunteer organization and you are making a donation to all the other animals left behind.
Pros: Truly dedicated to placing animals
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
My little Cocoa
posted 2 years ago
On my 65th birthday, dec 4th I gave myself a little pomeranian named Cocoa. I got him at the adoption event at Petco on Rivers ave. Several people had asked about him and I was afraid I wouldn't get him. BUT I DID ! ! He is as sweet as can be and he loves me as much as I love him. To all the rescuers and fosters,Thank you for all you do.
Pros: great people & pets
Cons: no cons
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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