Anyone adopted from Little Victories?
so what

San Jose, CA

#21 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?
This is the standard in the rescue industry. If you can't follow a few simple steps and convince them you're going to keep the animal for the long haul they'd just as soon keep it than get it back later, or worse yet, give it to someone who may neglect or abuse it.
so what

San Jose, CA

#22 May 7, 2012
Charlie Foxtrot wrote:
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.
Yes, they're so much more overrated than a public shelter that only keeps animals for a week or so, max.
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Level 2

Since: Jun 11

Earth

#24 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?
We heard all that too. We adopted a dog from the Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter. We didn't want to deal with all the literal bullshi t that Little Victories wants to own a dog. I get it, but refuse to deal with it so we went elsewhere & got a great Golden Lab Hound aka Mutt.
Jim

South Hill, VA

#25 May 7, 2012
Charlie Foxtrot wrote:
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.
-
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.
-
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.
Nobody "snoops in your house".. They just want to look where the animal is going.

What a stooge.

Jimbo
sweet temptation

Proctorville, OH

#26 May 7, 2012
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody "snoops in your house".. They just want to look where the animal is going.

What a stooge.

Jimbo
exactly
They didn't leave my foyer
LilVic

Chester, VA

#27 May 7, 2012
so what wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the standard in the rescue industry. If you can't follow a few simple steps and convince them you're going to keep the animal for the long haul they'd just as soon keep it than get it back later, or worse yet, give it to someone who may neglect or abuse it.
You nailed it with what you said.
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girl

Moneta, VA

#29 May 7, 2012
But a good point was made-the dogs aren't kept by the rescue in the same standard adopters are expected to abide by. That's true of many rescues. Why is that?
wondering

West Hamlin, WV

#30 May 8, 2012
If someone posts dog for sale on craigslist they will flag them every time. They were seen stealing a dog from my friends house and the dog was in a fence. Don't trust them!!!!

Level 9

Since: Aug 11

Huntington, WV

#31 May 8, 2012
Dog+Cat+Littli Victorie=MONEY.
toby

Charleston, WV

#32 May 8, 2012
Bobolay wrote:
Dog+Cat+Littli Victorie=MONEY.
Amen to that equation.
student

United States

#33 May 8, 2012
Best pets I've ever had are ones that show up to my house needing a place to go or ones I find that need help. Little victories is a complete joke. They don't make money off giving u pets. They make money from insane donations etc. Aka They don't need you
nadio

Huntington, WV

#34 May 8, 2012
wondering wrote:
If someone posts dog for sale on craigslist they will flag them every time. They were seen stealing a dog from my friends house and the dog was in a fence. Don't trust them!!!!
Who was seen stealing a dog?
Someone from craigslist or little victories?
LOL

Huntington, WV

#35 May 8, 2012
Has anyone had any dealings with the manager there?? Her name starts with an M, though I can't remember if was Marcia, Missy, Michelle, etc. Well, she's a snooty, stuck - up B, who acts like she's better then everyone else. She spoke very condescendingly to me, with this put-out, inconvenienced expression on her face. I didn't like her at all!!
wondering

West Hamlin, WV

#36 May 8, 2012
nadio wrote:
<quoted text>Who was seen stealing a dog?
Someone from craigslist or little victories?
Little victories
unfit

Harts, WV

#37 May 8, 2012
If you do not fence around your home don't even fool with it
Dr-Nosey

Huntington, WV

#38 May 8, 2012
i know a lady who had one dog from there it was old and cost her 1500 in vet bills well it died anyway so she has her daughter to go there again Barbara comes to her house they are aproved again they get a little dog its name was something that started with a c and i think the middle name was Dale anyway it looked like a yorkie they or should i say Barbara let her keep the dog for 2 mo barbara called the lady told her she would like to stop by and check on the dog when she came to the door Barbara snatched the dog out of her arm and to her car I think they re sale the pure bred cause it was up for adoption the next day Barbara is a theif
patty

Ardsley, NY

#39 May 8, 2012
Dr-Nosey wrote:
i know a lady who had one dog from there it was old and cost her 1500 in vet bills well it died anyway so she has her daughter to go there again Barbara comes to her house they are aproved again they get a little dog its name was something that started with a c and i think the middle name was Dale anyway it looked like a yorkie they or should i say Barbara let her keep the dog for 2 mo barbara called the lady told her she would like to stop by and check on the dog when she came to the door Barbara snatched the dog out of her arm and to her car I think they re sale the pure bred cause it was up for adoption the next day Barbara is a theif
BINGO

Level 1

Since: May 12

Charleston, WV

#40 May 9, 2012
I am a long-time volunteer with Little Victories. I am amazed at those who rag at policies (applications, home visits, etc.)aimed solely at assuring - as much as possible - that rescued animals go to warm, committed, responsible, safe and loving homes.

These most innocent of God's creatures are not chattel to be sold like a used car (funny that the complainers don't blink at the paperwork required there!). These are wonderful living beings, many that have suffered from terrible abuse and neglect. They have only two things to offer: unrequited love and devotion. Little Victories' mission is to see that they have that chance.

Fundraising? Yes, it's an on-going necessity. LV is not supported by tax dollars. And, unlike the county shelters, we do not have nor want the "luxury" of exterminating these little creatures for the sake of keeping costs down.

I appreciate those who recognize all of this and offer positive comments. For the others, I am most willing to discuss your concerns. Take some time and visit our sanctuary on Wire Branch Road in Ona. Spend a few hours socializing with the animals. Talk with the staff and other volunteers. I believe you will be surprised.
girl

Moneta, VA

#41 May 9, 2012
What is your adoption rate?
scotticard wrote:
I am a long-time volunteer with Little Victories. I am amazed at those who rag at policies (applications, home visits, etc.)aimed solely at assuring - as much as possible - that rescued animals go to warm, committed, responsible, safe and loving homes.
These most innocent of God's creatures are not chattel to be sold like a used car (funny that the complainers don't blink at the paperwork required there!). These are wonderful living beings, many that have suffered from terrible abuse and neglect. They have only two things to offer: unrequited love and devotion. Little Victories' mission is to see that they have that chance.
Fundraising? Yes, it's an on-going necessity. LV is not supported by tax dollars. And, unlike the county shelters, we do not have nor want the "luxury" of exterminating these little creatures for the sake of keeping costs down.
I appreciate those who recognize all of this and offer positive comments. For the others, I am most willing to discuss your concerns. Take some time and visit our sanctuary on Wire Branch Road in Ona. Spend a few hours socializing with the animals. Talk with the staff and other volunteers. I believe you will be surprised.
Curious person

Huntington, WV

#42 May 9, 2012
scotticard wrote:
I am a long-time volunteer with Little Victories. I am amazed at those who rag at policies (applications, home visits, etc.)aimed solely at assuring - as much as possible - that rescued animals go to warm, committed, responsible, safe and loving homes.
These most innocent of God's creatures are not chattel to be sold like a used car (funny that the complainers don't blink at the paperwork required there!). These are wonderful living beings, many that have suffered from terrible abuse and neglect. They have only two things to offer: unrequited love and devotion. Little Victories' mission is to see that they have that chance.
Fundraising? Yes, it's an on-going necessity. LV is not supported by tax dollars. And, unlike the county shelters, we do not have nor want the "luxury" of exterminating these little creatures for the sake of keeping costs down.
I appreciate those who recognize all of this and offer positive comments. For the others, I am most willing to discuss your concerns. Take some time and visit our sanctuary on Wire Branch Road in Ona. Spend a few hours socializing with the animals. Talk with the staff and other volunteers. I believe you will be surprised.
Is all the staff and the owner "volunteer" or does anyone there receive any income at all? Does everyone involved at LV work for free? Just wondering.

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