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Neezis

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Wow. Has anyone ever looked into adopting a dog from Little Victories?!?
I want a puppy or small dog, to keep inside my home, keep me & my son company, & to pamper. One that'll be a good watch dog (will bark at strangers). I live outside city limits and have a completely fenced in large yard. So I thought about Little Victories.
But I just found out, after looking at their website, that it'd be easier to adopt an actual CHILD.
First, you must be 21 or older. Which I do understand.
Second, you must be a homeowner. Or if you are a renter, you must have written proof that your landlord allows pets. Which I understand too.
Third, you must convince them that you have enough money to afford shots, vet bills, kennels etc...Show proof of your employment and how much you make?
Fourth, you must fill out an application....I'd HATE to know what other personal questions they ask!
Fifth, they'll do a home visit......and if they don't feel you need a dog, they'll deny you.
ALL THAT AND YOU STILL GOTTA PAY $100 FEE?!?
I understand that they want these animals to go to good homes. But I'd rather go to craigslist & get a free "mutt" there from someone, who's not asking all this personal information. It seems a little invasive. I mean, I recently moved & really don't care to have strangers in my home to see if they think I fit their "standards" to be a dog owner. Employment history, homeownership proof, applications, home visits AND a pretty high fee for a "mutt"?(I don't like that word for a dog but not sure what else to call it).
Has anyone ever adopted from here & was it worth it?
Hmmmm

Newport News, VA

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There is something very wrong with any rescue organization which demands that much from those wishing to adopt a pet. Personally, I suspect they are more interesting in exerting power, than in finding homes for the animals.
yes

Huntington, WV

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May 5, 2012
 
It is crazy. It stops a lot of people from adopting from them. a lot of people don't want to wait months or bother with all the hassle. It's much easier to go through an animal shelter or an individual.

However I did go through it once, and I have also heard people complaining. The dog we got died TWO days later, from parvovirus.

They are always having fundraisers, getting large donations, etc. while I understand it takes a lot of money to care for these animals, it still doesn't make sense that they make it so difficult. It is my understanding it is ran mostly, of not completely, from volunteers as well? I may be wrong about that.
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Adopt shelter dogs. The fee is VERY reasonable, considering it covers spay/neuter, and you have I think ten days to get a free vet checkup. These dogs need homes. Rescue groups are great if they rescue shelter dogs, but really, when these groups that don't become so popular, it is shelter dogs that pay the ultimate price.
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I adopted my dog from them and it isn't that bad. Inquire about the dog you want and see what they say. A guy came to check out my yard. I never gave them the deed to my house nor did they ask me a million questions. had the dog in 2 days and he is the best dog. Im so in love with him and happy I have him. It makes me feel good that they aren't willing to give their dogs to just anyone. I def think you should try. Good luck.
Jim

Huntington, WV

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#6
May 5, 2012
 
Agreed. I adopted from them and it was easy. Definitely the way to go. I love my dog!

It is not nearly as difficult as you are making it sound. However if you or your home are not appropriate then they will not sell you the dog.... And that is the way it should be.

Give them a try! You will be glad you did.

Jim
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Huntington, WV

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May 6, 2012
 
I adopted from them and so did my parents. The experience was nothing like that.
Marley and me

Huntington, WV

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I don't like this place. We had rescued a stray and couldn't give a permanent home so I called them and the woman told me they were full and couldn't accept this dog, but asked that I submit a picture to her.

I emailed her a picture and within 5 minutes she called me, wanting the dog, stating since it was a purebred dog and not a mutt she would accept him.

I told her no thanks, especially after she said that.

I agree that their rules and regulations are a bit much, you shouldn't have to be thoroughly screened to adopt a pet. A pet needs food, water and love, that should be enough ( after shots and check-ups)

I would rather go to shelter to adopt a dog then deal with these people, if I see them out accepting donations I turn the other way, I'm afraid they'll only feed the purebred dogs!!!!
yoyo

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May 6, 2012
 
I understand they want good homes, but that place is ridiculously run.
Jim

Huntington, WV

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Marley and me wrote:
I don't like this place. We had rescued a stray and couldn't give a permanent home so I called them and the woman told me they were full and couldn't accept this dog, but asked that I submit a picture to her.
I emailed her a picture and within 5 minutes she called me, wanting the dog, stating since it was a purebred dog and not a mutt she would accept him.
I told her no thanks, especially after she said that.
I agree that their rules and regulations are a bit much, you shouldn't have to be thoroughly screened to adopt a pet. A pet needs food, water and love, that should be enough ( after shots and check-ups)
I would rather go to shelter to adopt a dog then deal with these people, if I see them out accepting donations I turn the other way, I'm afraid they'll only feed the purebred dogs!!!!
"afraid they will only feed the purebred dogs".... What a stooge.

Jimbo, dog lover
MeMe

Charleston, WV

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May 7, 2012
 
They want to be sure the dogs are in permanent homes and don't end up homeless yet again. I have adopted from Little Victories also, and it was a good experience. The application form is kind of ridiculous, but the experience isnt that intense.

I also volunteer sometimes. It can be run in kind of a haphazard way sometimes, but it is mostly run by volunteers. All of the animals- both cats and dogs- are well fed and cared for. All are vetted. Accepting a purebred dog probably occurred becasue they knew someone who was looking for that breed vs the multitude of pit mixes we get who stay for months or even years at the rescue. They don't get many pure breds at all. The shelter is always full. There are probably 200+ animals and people get angry when they can't accept every animal, but they cannot properly take care of the animals they have if they don't set limits.
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Charleston, WV

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May 7, 2012
 
Not a fan of little victories here myself. I don't know about the adoption process but I did try to drop off a stray cat there that wandered into our neighborhood. I have multiple animals so keeping it was out of the question. No one would take the animal in the neighborhood so I took it to little victories and was told after they looked at the animal sorry we have no room. You leave us your information and keep the animal yourself and if we find someone that wants it we will call you.

I made it very clear me keeping was not an option she said well we are sorry we can't take it you just need to keep it. The animal ended up at the shelter. I thought that was why little victories was founded. To keep animals out of those shelters???
dog owner

Brooklyn, NY

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I have never adopted from them so I've never been through their process. But they have rescued a dog that I had found and this dog needed a lot of help ( medicine & surgery ). They take care of these vet bills when they take these animals in. I understand they get donations but at the same time I understand why they want to make sure their animals are going to be taken care of when they are adopted. Why would they want to sink hundreds of dollars in a animal then turn around adopt it out to someone that is not going to take care of it.
sweet temptation

Brooklyn, NY

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May 7, 2012
 
Neezis wrote:
Wow. Has anyone ever looked into adopting a dog from Little Victories?!?
I want a puppy or small dog, to keep inside my home, keep me & my son company, & to pamper. One that'll be a good watch dog (will bark at strangers). I live outside city limits and have a completely fenced in large yard. So I thought about Little Victories.
But I just found out, after looking at their website, that it'd be easier to adopt an actual CHILD.
First, you must be 21 or older. Which I do understand.
Second, you must be a homeowner. Or if you are a renter, you must have written proof that your landlord allows pets. Which I understand too.
Third, you must convince them that you have enough money to afford shots, vet bills, kennels etc...Show proof of your employment and how much you make?
Fourth, you must fill out an application....I'd HATE to know what other personal questions they ask!
Fifth, they'll do a home visit......and if they don't feel you need a dog, they'll deny you.
ALL THAT AND YOU STILL GOTTA PAY $100 FEE?!?
I understand that they want these animals to go to good homes. But I'd rather go to craigslist & get a free "mutt" there from someone, who's not asking all this personal information. It seems a little invasive. I mean, I recently moved & really don't care to have strangers in my home to see if they think I fit their "standards" to be a dog owner. Employment history, homeownership proof, applications, home visits AND a pretty high fee for a "mutt"?(I don't like that word for a dog but not sure what else to call it).
Has anyone ever adopted from here & was it worth it?
I have and the reward is that dog depending on YOU for his next meal. Depending on YOU to wrap ur arms around him and greet him with a loving heart as he will u when u return home. LV does do a home visit but it's not a big deal
I don't recall the proof of anything
I own my home but they only ask on paper if u own or rent
No proof
The 100.00 fee covers the dogs shots and fixing them
Rethink it
It's so very worth it
Remember- MOST of these animals are drop offs and not wanted
They are abused as my recent basset was. He is inside
I have no fence
That didn't matter
LV is a wonderful place
Email me if I can help
Lisamg1209@aol.com
I have connections there
Charlie Foxtrot

Kenova, WV

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May 7, 2012
 
I wouldn't and didn't adopt from them. I tried, but frankly it is not worth it, to me, to allow a stranger into my home to snoop about. And their fee is absurd. They were rude to me and my wife also which definatley doesn't sit well with me.
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And to top it all off they are COMPLETELY unwelcomed by the community up there. I don't live anywhere near there but I do totally understand why.
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They are completely overrated in my opinion. Go to Cabell-Wayne shelter or do like I did after my Little Victories experience, look on Craigslist.
johnnie

Brooklyn, NY

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May 7, 2012
 
I would not deal with them if they were giving dogs away. Buyer beware.
johnnie

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May 7, 2012
 
Marley and me wrote:
I don't like this place. We had rescued a stray and couldn't give a permanent home so I called them and the woman told me they were full and couldn't accept this dog, but asked that I submit a picture to her.

I emailed her a picture and within 5 minutes she called me, wanting the dog, stating since it was a purebred dog and not a mutt she would accept him.

I told her no thanks, especially after she said that.

I agree that their rules and regulations are a bit much, you shouldn't have to be thoroughly screened to adopt a pet. A pet needs food, water and love, that should be enough ( after shots and check-ups)

I would rather go to shelter to adopt a dog then deal with these people, if I see them out accepting donations I turn the other way, I'm afraid they'll only feed the purebred dogs!!!!
Of course they want something full blooded see why I would not deal with these people.
johnnie

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May 7, 2012
 
yoyo wrote:
I understand they want good homes, but that place is ridiculously run.
Yes they want good homes but they don't keep the dogs they have onsite to the same standards as they want you to keep them. BS.
the equalizer

Huntington, WV

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easy solution to this before letting them rescue an unwanted animal = terminate the animal, it is not like it is a person.
Buppyeb1

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May 7, 2012
 
the equalizer wrote:
easy solution to this before letting them rescue an unwanted animal = terminate the animal, it is not like it is a person.
Nice guy

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