Anyone adopted from Little Victories?

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Jun 21, 2013
 
lol wrote:
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"Think of something other than yourself," unless that something isn't "vetted" by your organization - the hell with those animals. What a steaming pile of self serving horseshit.
A visit to the vet with all shots is dirt cheap, and that is the extent that anyone could "vet" any animal. The only vetting that seems to be occurring here is with those attempting to adopt a pet.
The adoption fee at LV is around $100. If you take a pet to the vet and get spay or neuter, shots, dewormer, pain pills and the vet visit itself, that's over, or right at $100. That's the very least you can do for the animal. You must be the type of person that is okay with not altering your pet so that it can keep reproducing and create more unwanted animals in this world. Hope nothing ever happens to your pets, you probably would never have them treated. Poor things.
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#151
Jun 21, 2013
 
I took my kids out there to look at the puppies and damn those dogs are vicious, I saw about 10 or 12 that needed put down right off the bat nobody would be able to break them, Cujo lives!!
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#152
Jun 22, 2013
 
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The adoption fee at LV is around $100. If you take a pet to the vet and get spay or neuter, shots, dewormer, pain pills and the vet visit itself, that's over, or right at $100. That's the very least you can do for the animal. You must be the type of person that is okay with not altering your pet so that it can keep reproducing and create more unwanted animals in this world. Hope nothing ever happens to your pets, you probably would never have them treated. Poor things.
You dress your pets up for Halloween and take them trick or treating, don't you? Did you put them in baby strollers when they were puppies and kittens too?
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Jun 22, 2013
 
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You dress your pets up for Halloween and take them trick or treating, don't you? Did you put them in baby strollers when they were puppies and kittens too?
Actually, no, I did not, thanks. But when you adopt an animal, you should be prepared to take great care of it until it's final days. I don't think doing the bare minimum, especially spaying or neutering, is asking a whole lot. Give me a break. Anyone who can't at least do that, doesn't deserve a pet because they're just adding to the pet over population, not helping it. It's just plain irresponsible.
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#154
Jun 22, 2013
 

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I'm so cornfused. Could one of you morons pick a different name?
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Jun 22, 2013
 
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Actually, no, I did not, thanks. But when you adopt an animal, you should be prepared to take great care of it until it's final days. I don't think doing the bare minimum, especially spaying or neutering, is asking a whole lot. Give me a break. Anyone who can't at least do that, doesn't deserve a pet because they're just adding to the pet over population, not helping it. It's just plain irresponsible.
No, I have done those things for my own pets in the past and it should go without saying they should be done. Is it so far beyond your brain to think that someone who agrees with that still thinks you're a douche?
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#156
Jun 22, 2013
 
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No, I have done those things for my own pets in the past and it should go without saying they should be done. Is it so far beyond your brain to think that someone who agrees with that still thinks you're a douche?
Try changing your name. You're responding to someone who already was using the name "Lol".

And if you dress you pets up, why ask the other person if they do in a smart ass way? And who really cares if they do or do not?
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Jun 22, 2013
 
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Try changing your name. You're responding to someone who already was using the name "Lol".
And if you dress you pets up, why ask the other person if they do in a smart ass way? And who really cares if they do or do not?
I always use this name. The other person came in afterwards and used it. I never change my name.

You've confused the rest of what was said. I made a comparison to the other person as being like those that dress their pets up and treat them like human children, because they seem like similarly ridiculous people to me. What I said that I have done in the past is spay/neuter pets, and keep them updated with shots and vet visits.
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#158
Jun 23, 2013
 
They refused to let my friend adopt from there just because they live on Adams ave ,kinda stupid
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#159
Jun 23, 2013
 
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They refused to let my friend adopt from there just because they live on Adams ave ,kinda stupid
There is, obviously, a reason for that. Maybe not a fenced in yard or too close to the road to where it could be dangerous. It isn't just because they live on a Adams Ave.
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#160
Jun 23, 2013
 
Adopting these animals is a very mice thing to do. Good for you!
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#161
Jun 28, 2013
 
Dexter wrote:
They refused to let my friend adopt from there just because they live on Adams ave ,kinda stupid
They're animal hoarders
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#162
Jul 1, 2013
 
I got a cat from them about 5 years ago. I was getting it as a gift for a friend. The process didn't seem terrible. I went to their location to look at the cat first. Their facility was a trashy trailer and a bunch of dog pins.. It was disgusting. I hope they have updated since...
The home visit wasn't terrible. I had an apartment with my friend and it was a nice one so they accepted me for the cat. However, once they found out that I was getting the cat for my friend, they went crazy. They made me do all of this paperwork including agreeing to inform them if we moved, and they forced my friend's mom who lived three hours away to put an application in because "your friend could end up moving back home and we would want to make sure her mother's home was adequate" -it was bullshit. They threatened to take the cat away from us if her mother didn't do the application. They also kept emailing me asking for updates on the cat and pictures and such. That was annoying. She was our cat now, they had no rights to her.
I would never get another animal from them. They don't deserve my time, effort, or money.
Go to the animal shelter and rescue an animal who needs a forever home.
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Jul 1, 2013
 
Not a fan at all wrote:
I got a cat from them about 5 years ago. I was getting it as a gift for a friend. The process didn't seem terrible. I went to their location to look at the cat first. Their facility was a trashy trailer and a bunch of dog pins.. It was disgusting. I hope they have updated since...
The home visit wasn't terrible. I had an apartment with my friend and it was a nice one so they accepted me for the cat. However, once they found out that I was getting the cat for my friend, they went crazy. They made me do all of this paperwork including agreeing to inform them if we moved, and they forced my friend's mom who lived three hours away to put an application in because "your friend could end up moving back home and we would want to make sure her mother's home was adequate" -it was bullshit. They threatened to take the cat away from us if her mother didn't do the application. They also kept emailing me asking for updates on the cat and pictures and such. That was annoying. She was our cat now, they had no rights to her.
I would never get another animal from them. They don't deserve my time, effort, or money.
Go to the animal shelter and rescue an animal who needs a forever home.


I do agree that everyone should adopt from shelters and save lives, however, there are reasons they didn't like that you were getting the cat for a friend. No animal rescue out there likes when you adopt for someone other than yourself. In fact, many won't let you adopt period if that's your plan. It is because your friend may not want the animal. Your friend may take it to the shelter. Your friend may not take good care of the animal, your friend may not be able to afford vetting, etc etc. They want what's best for the animal and potentially going to a home where they may not want the animal does not make for a good place for the animal to be. It's kinda pointless to fill out an application with all of your info and then allow the rescue to come and do a home visit at your house because that info is all about YOU, not the person who the animal would be going to. If I were the rescue, I wouldn't be too happy about it either because it would be a complete waste of my time. If your friend wanted the cat, they should have gone through the adoption process themselves.

Also, most rescues DO want to keep up with the animals that have been in their care before they went to forever homes. Not just little victories. They like to post before and after photos on their Web pages. And any good adopter wouldn't mind do picture updates or answer questions about how the animal is doing. What's wrong with that? After all, they are the ones who 'rescued' the animal and took care of them daily until they were adopted.
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Jul 1, 2013
 
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I do agree that everyone should adopt from shelters and save lives, however, there are reasons they didn't like that you were getting the cat for a friend. No animal rescue out there likes when you adopt for someone other than yourself. In fact, many won't let you adopt period if that's your plan. It is because your friend may not want the animal. Your friend may take it to the shelter. Your friend may not take good care of the animal, your friend may not be able to afford vetting, etc etc. They want what's best for the animal and potentially going to a home where they may not want the animal does not make for a good place for the animal to be. It's kinda pointless to fill out an application with all of your info and then allow the rescue to come and do a home visit at your house because that info is all about YOU, not the person who the animal would be going to. If I were the rescue, I wouldn't be too happy about it either because it would be a complete waste of my time. If your friend wanted the cat, they should have gone through the adoption process themselves.
Also, most rescues DO want to keep up with the animals that have been in their care before they went to forever homes. Not just little victories. They like to post before and after photos on their Web pages. And any good adopter wouldn't mind do picture updates or answer questions about how the animal is doing. What's wrong with that? After all, they are the ones who 'rescued' the animal and took care of them daily until they were adopted.
Actually, she was my roommate, so we lived in the same place. And she had been wanting a cat for a long time but we couldn't get one because my boyfriend at the time was highly allergic. So when he and I broke up, I wanted to get a cat for her.

I understand wanting after pics and such, I don't have a problem with that. However, LV basically wanted me to keep them posted for the cat's entire lifetime. Which is a little ridiculous!

I wouldn't randomly get an animal for someone if I wasn't 100% sure they wanted it. I just think LV went a little overboard. I understand wanting to make sure the animals are in a good, safe place where they will be well taken care of, but you can only go so far...
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Jul 1, 2013
 
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Actually, she was my roommate, so we lived in the same place. And she had been wanting a cat for a long time but we couldn't get one because my boyfriend at the time was highly allergic. So when he and I broke up, I wanted to get a cat for her.
I understand wanting after pics and such, I don't have a problem with that. However, LV basically wanted me to keep them posted for the cat's entire lifetime. Which is a little ridiculous!
I wouldn't randomly get an animal for someone if I wasn't 100% sure they wanted it. I just think LV went a little overboard. I understand wanting to make sure the animals are in a good, safe place where they will be well taken care of, but you can only go so far...


That's how 99.9% of rescues are, though. You'd be amazed at how many people get 'pets' for a friend or family member and then the animal, eventually, gets dumped at the local shelter. I'm involved in animal rescue and we see it ALL of the time. Someone gets a 'pet' for a loved one who says they want one, but then they change their mind sometime later. Especially when someone says "I want to surprise my friend/family member and get them a dog!" That is the quickest way for a rescue to not allow you to adopt. Even if they claim the loved one agreed that they want one. The word 'surprise' will get you turned down just about every time.

It does seem a little odd that LV wanted to keep up THAT much. That leads me to believe that they may have not believed or trusted you and that was a way for them to check on the animal to make sure they were still there with you and was doing okay. Who knows?
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Jul 1, 2013
 
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Seriously, am I bypassing an IQ test to use this site? The more I read the more I think there has to be an IQ test somewhere I am missing that apparently locks you out if you score above "mentally impaired".
It may sound bad for a rescue to take a purebred dog when they won't take a "mutt" but it is actually pretty simple to understand. Many, many people out there will adopt a purebred dog whether it comes from a rescue, shelter, or breeder when they won't even consider a mixed breed "mutt". The same is true for small dogs versas large dogs. Therefore, if they have very limited space but accept a purebred dog it is USUALLY safe to assume they will adopt out that dog fairly quickly allowing that space to be freed back up again for another rescued dog. It is even safer to assume such if the dog is a purebred, small breed dog. However, if they took in every large, mixed breed "mutt" they got a call about it wouldn't be anytime at all they would basically have to go from being a rescue/adoption shelter to a sanctuary shelter. Unfortunately, we have far too many stray or free-roaming dogs and cats living in this area and NO ONE seems to take responsibility to spay/neuter therefore the area has an over-abundant population of animals needing homes and sadly most of the dogs are intact large, mixed breed "mutts".
I know many people that volunteer with Little Victories and they are ALL greet people and major animal lovers. They wish they could take in every stray, neglected, and abused dog in the Tri-State area but unfortunately the amount of land, volunteers, and money they have to work with simply doesn't allow them to do so. They are constantly brainstorming to try to come up with ways to expand their rescue efforts but when people start threads like this it can be detrimental to their work.
They have the application process and home-check in an attempt to first weed-out people who are not serious about adopting. If you are serious and you see a dog you truly want to adopt on their page you will take the time to make a phone call and fill out a short form. If it seems you are serious and you meet the requirements then they will do a simple home-check. Nothing about the process is as invasive as the OP is trying to make it sound. It has all been put in there to attempt to make sure only responsible people that will properly care for their pet adopt because responsible pet owners is what is needed to reduce neglected and stray populations and to help increase the number of dogs that find "forever" homes. The home-check isn't going to be a "white glove" inspection. They are mostly concerned with where the house is located (it isn't setting with it's back yard not fenced in and running right up to the main highway) and if there is a portion of the yard fenced. The whole process typically takes less than a week if you do your part in a timely manner and they have enough volunteers to send someone for the home check quickly. They want their pets adopted but they want them adopted by responsible people. If this process is too much to handle then quite possibly you aren't responsible enough for a pet!


Amen. At least someone on here has some sense. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know why these things are done. Think it's 'too much'? Then you don't really want that dog or cat...and it probably would be best you didn't adopt it anyway.
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#168
Jul 13, 2013
 
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, no, I did not, thanks. But when you adopt an animal, you should be prepared to take great care of it until it's final days. I don't think doing the bare minimum, especially spaying or neutering, is asking a whole lot. Give me a break. Anyone who can't at least do that, doesn't deserve a pet because they're just adding to the pet over population, not helping it. It's just plain irresponsible.
I won't neuter my dogs but I also won't let them get loose either.
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Jul 13, 2013
 
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<quoted text>Seriously, am I bypassing an IQ test to use this site? The more I read the more I think there has to be an IQ test somewhere I am missing that apparently locks you out if you score above "mentally impaired".

It may sound bad for a rescue to take a purebred dog when they won't take a "mutt" but it is actually pretty simple to understand. Many, many people out there will adopt a purebred dog whether it comes from a rescue, shelter, or breeder when they won't even consider a mixed breed "mutt". The same is true for small dogs versas large dogs. Therefore, if they have very limited space but accept a purebred dog it is USUALLY safe to assume they will adopt out that dog fairly quickly allowing that space to be freed back up again for another rescued dog. It is even safer to assume such if the dog is a purebred, small breed dog. However, if they took in every large, mixed breed "mutt" they got a call about it wouldn't be anytime at all they would basically have to go from being a rescue/adoption shelter to a sanctuary shelter. Unfortunately, we have far too many stray or free-roaming dogs and cats living in this area and NO ONE seems to take responsibility to spay/neuter therefore the area has an over-abundant population of animals needing homes and sadly most of the dogs are intact large, mixed breed "mutts".

I know many people that volunteer with Little Victories and they are ALL greet people and major animal lovers. They wish they could take in every stray, neglected, and abused dog in the Tri-State area but unfortunately the amount of land, volunteers, and money they have to work with simply doesn't allow them to do so. They are constantly brainstorming to try to come up with ways to expand their rescue efforts but when people start threads like this it can be detrimental to their work.

They have the application process and home-check in an attempt to first weed-out people who are not serious about adopting. If you are serious and you see a dog you truly want to adopt on their page you will take the time to make a phone call and fill out a short form. If it seems you are serious and you meet the requirements then they will do a simple home-check. Nothing about the process is as invasive as the OP is trying to make it sound. It has all been put in there to attempt to make sure only responsible people that will properly care for their pet adopt because responsible pet owners is what is needed to reduce neglected and stray populations and to help increase the number of dogs that find "forever" homes. The home-check isn't going to be a "white glove" inspection. They are mostly concerned with where the house is located (it isn't setting with it's back yard not fenced in and running right up to the main highway) and if there is a portion of the yard fenced. The whole process typically takes less than a week if you do your part in a timely manner and they have enough volunteers to send someone for the home check quickly. They want their pets adopted but they want them adopted by responsible people. If this process is too much to handle then quite possibly you aren't responsible enough for a pet!
Just like the ridiculously long application at that place, your long ass ramblings turns people off.
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Jul 14, 2013
 
2nd Amendment wrote:
<quoted text>I won't neuter my dogs but I also won't let them get loose either.
....because intact males never break out, jump fences and travel up to 4 miles to get to an intact female.

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