Animal House

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personally, i have never purchased an animal from there, but i have spent extensive hours there. I have seen first hand how these animals are treated...and I must say that i commend everyone there for their tireless efforts. You can't downgrade the whole operation of a facility on a situation that you may have seen while there one time.

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personally, i have never purchased an animal from there, but i have spent extensive hours there. I have seen first hand how these animals are treated...and I must say that i commend everyone there for their tireless efforts. You can't downgrade the whole operation of a facility on a situation that you may have seen while there one time.

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I went to The Animal House on a Tuesday afternoon to look at Lab puppies. They put me in a room with two dogs. One was sickly- during the 45 minutes I was there she was lethargic and had bloody diarrhea several times. I know now that she had tell-tale symptoms of Parvo. Someone ( wife of the owner) came in a few times and cleaned up after her. She told me it was no big deal just worms. I believe she knew what is was- or was very likely to be. I know that The Animal House has had prior experience with Parvo.

Needless to say my dog came down with Parvo within days. Her symptoms were identical to what I saw in the other puppy. Parvo is incredibly contagious and puppies are extremely vulnerable to it. It has a 50/50 survival rate with treatment. Just being from the same litter as a sick dog puts a puppy at great risk but exposure to that dog will seal the deal.

When I called The Animal House I spoke to the owner's wife again and told her that my dog had Parvo she wasn't very sympathetic, not even a "gee that's a shame" Instead she snottily told me that there was no guarantee of health in their animals. Really? I get that you can't expect an adopted animal to problem free for life but isn't there a reasonable expectation of health- that your pet has not been exposed to deadly viruses and will live longer than a week? Oh, and for the record my puppy's littermates were still up for adoption three days after I notified The Animal House, including those puppies who were sharing a kennel with the sick puppy when I was there.
This is devasting to our family- we love our puppy but she is struggling to survive after 5 days in a Veterinary intensive care facility. Despite bleaching my home, my front and back porch and the sections of the yard our puppy had access to our home is considered a Parvo "hot zone". Bringing another puppy into our home would be put that dog at risk for infection.

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I went to The Animal House on a Tuesday afternoon to look at Lab puppies. They put me in a room with two dogs. One was sickly- during the 45 minutes I was there she was lethargic and had bloody diarrhea several times. I know now that she had tell-tale symptoms of Parvo. Someone ( wife of the owner) came in a few times and cleaned up after her. She told me it was no big deal just worms. I believe she knew what is was- or was very likely to be. I know that The Animal House has had prior experience with Parvo.

Needless to say my dog came down with Parvo within days. Her symptoms were identical to what I saw in the other puppy. Parvo is incredibly contagious and puppies are extremely vulnerable to it. It has a 50/50 survival rate with treatment. Just being from the same litter as a sick dog puts a puppy at great risk but exposure to that dog will seal the deal.

When I called The Animal House I spoke to the owner's wife again and told her that my dog had Parvo she wasn't very sympathetic, not even a "gee that's a shame" Instead she snottily told me that there was no guarantee of health in their animals. Really? I get that you can't expect an adopted animal to problem free for life but isn't there a reasonable expectation of health- that your pet has not been exposed to deadly viruses and will live longer than a week? Oh, and for the record my puppy's littermates were still up for adoption three days after I notified The Animal House, including those puppies who were sharing a kennel with the sick puppy when I was there.
This is devasting to our family- we love our puppy but she is struggling to survive after 5 days in a Veterinary intensive care facility. Despite bleaching my home, my front and back porch and the sections of the yard our puppy had access to our home is considered a Parvo "hot zone". Bringing another puppy into our home would be put that dog at risk for infection.

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I noticed my review has been removed from this website. Is it because I only told the TRUTH about the fact that my puppy got PARVO from their animal clinic??? and I use that term (clinic) with great wonder. How does a HEALTHY pup go in for a surgery and come home WITH parvo? Please beware of this!!!When I called (numerous times !) they hung up on me, or refused to talk about the matter as an innocent place would! They got their money, and that is all they really care about! So, if you are thinking about adopting a pet or need a Vet, go to a REPUTABLE and RESPONSIBLE place! NOT Animal House!

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I noticed my review has been removed from this website. Is it because I only told the TRUTH about the fact that my puppy got PARVO from their animal clinic??? and I use that term (clinic) with great wonder. How does a HEALTHY pup go in for a surgery and come home WITH parvo? Please beware of this!!!When I called (numerous times !) they hung up on me, or refused to talk about the matter as an innocent place would! They got their money, and that is all they really care about! So, if you are thinking about adopting a pet or need a Vet, go to a REPUTABLE and RESPONSIBLE place! NOT Animal House!

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Hi,I love this place!!! I was there on 1/24/11 and all the animals was very happy!! But they do need a for ever home....There was two DOGS that I reallly wanted....But I have too wait....But I will be back SOON :) And THATS REAL <3 <3 <3

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Hi,I love this place!!! I was there on 1/24/11 and all the animals was very happy!! But they do need a for ever home....There was two DOGS that I reallly wanted....But I have too wait....But I will be back SOON :) And THATS REAL <3 <3 <3

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I agree with Mollv.

What people don't realize is that some places don't have enough funding and rely on volunteers, which there aren't enough of. These are usually the places that are on the "up and up". They provide medical services for the animals while they're there and, when we purchased our boxer from there, most of her cost was for the spaying. I would love to volunteer my time to such a good cause, but I work half way across the state and crazy hours. I think, with what resources they have, they are doing a good job. We love our boxer and couldn't have asked for a happier, healthier dog.

Their staff was very pleasant to work with and will work with you. My dad's had dogs all his life growing up and we've had dogs all MY life growing up. They've always had a healthy, loving home. My Dad attempted to adopt a dog from a more private establishment and was treated very poorly. Due to my mom's passing in the past year, he hadn't kept on his current dog's shots for that year, and the place told him he had no business having his dog and refused to give him the one he had his heart set on for a companion for himself and his dog. THAT'S RIDICULOUS and quite cold if you ask me. Animal House does not do this. Another thing I was happy with.

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I agree with Mollv.

What people don't realize is that some places don't have enough funding and rely on volunteers, which there aren't enough of. These are usually the places that are on the "up and up". They provide medical services for the animals while they're there and, when we purchased our boxer from there, most of her cost was for the spaying. I would love to volunteer my time to such a good cause, but I work half way across the state and crazy hours. I think, with what resources they have, they are doing a good job. We love our boxer and couldn't have asked for a happier, healthier dog.

Their staff was very pleasant to work with and will work with you. My dad's had dogs all his life growing up and we've had dogs all MY life growing up. They've always had a healthy, loving home. My Dad attempted to adopt a dog from a more private establishment and was treated very poorly. Due to my mom's passing in the past year, he hadn't kept on his current dog's shots for that year, and the place told him he had no business having his dog and refused to give him the one he had his heart set on for a companion for himself and his dog. THAT'S RIDICULOUS and quite cold if you ask me. Animal House does not do this. Another thing I was happy with.

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I would just like to say that I am a volunteer at Animal House and just today, I was there for 2 hours and was cleaning blankets and towels, scrubbing floors and cages, washing dishes, bleach-washing practically everything and filling water bowls the Whole time. The only time I wasn't doing any of that was when I was giving some of the dogs some attention or playing with them. It is a full time job even though there were 7 of us there at one point. If you Really want to see how things go down there, use a little of your time to help the animals instead of sitting on the computer complaining about how other people who are Doing the work aren't living up to YOUR expectations.

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I would just like to say that I am a volunteer at Animal House and just today, I was there for 2 hours and was cleaning blankets and towels, scrubbing floors and cages, washing dishes, bleach-washing practically everything and filling water bowls the Whole time. The only time I wasn't doing any of that was when I was giving some of the dogs some attention or playing with them. It is a full time job even though there were 7 of us there at one point. If you Really want to see how things go down there, use a little of your time to help the animals instead of sitting on the computer complaining about how other people who are Doing the work aren't living up to YOUR expectations.

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I have recently adopted a dog from the Animal House Clinic, which is a branch of the Animal House. I called to see if they had any american bulldog/ american bulldog mix/ boxer puppies available to adopt. The employee told me that they had an american bulldog that had 6 week old puppies, so the next day I went to see the puppy. I fell in love with the dog instantly and I would never trade her for anything, however, when i found my puppies mother at the mall I discovered that she was not an american bulldog, in fact she looked nothing like an american bulldog. The cage (of the mother) said boxer mix but she looked like a pitt mix to me. I figured that my puppy was mostly pitt bull a few weeks after i adopted her and that wouldnt have affected my decision to adopt her, but i dont think that its fair that they are just throwing the breed names around. If you are adopting a mixed dog........ DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY THEIR BREED IS!!!! I think the staff does a great job of keeping the dogs as happy ad possible.

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I have recently adopted a dog from the Animal House Clinic, which is a branch of the Animal House. I called to see if they had any american bulldog/ american bulldog mix/ boxer puppies available to adopt. The employee told me that they had an american bulldog that had 6 week old puppies, so the next day I went to see the puppy. I fell in love with the dog instantly and I would never trade her for anything, however, when i found my puppies mother at the mall I discovered that she was not an american bulldog, in fact she looked nothing like an american bulldog. The cage (of the mother) said boxer mix but she looked like a pitt mix to me. I figured that my puppy was mostly pitt bull a few weeks after i adopted her and that wouldnt have affected my decision to adopt her, but i dont think that its fair that they are just throwing the breed names around. If you are adopting a mixed dog........ DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY THEIR BREED IS!!!! I think the staff does a great job of keeping the dogs as happy ad possible.

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TO TINA R.

I paid good money for a dog from BEST IN PETS a few years ago...they told me he was a lab mix...he was a pit bull and it wasn't apparent until he was about 9 months. Do not pass such harsh judgement on one place...when this clearly happens elsewhere.

I know the Animal House and they are doing a great job with the animals...more than the rest of you are- so stop complaining. It's so easy to complain from the comfort of your home, while many others are out there cleaning up after animals in their free time. I believe that there is no such thing as perfection and this organization and group of individuals are doing a very selfless act of standing up for those that cannot speak for themselves.

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TO TINA R.

I paid good money for a dog from BEST IN PETS a few years ago...they told me he was a lab mix...he was a pit bull and it wasn't apparent until he was about 9 months. Do not pass such harsh judgement on one place...when this clearly happens elsewhere.

I know the Animal House and they are doing a great job with the animals...more than the rest of you are- so stop complaining. It's so easy to complain from the comfort of your home, while many others are out there cleaning up after animals in their free time. I believe that there is no such thing as perfection and this organization and group of individuals are doing a very selfless act of standing up for those that cannot speak for themselves.

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Me and my mom were at that mall back this past march. I was across from animal house getting my hair done and my mom got bored and went to check out the dogs not planning on getting one. A boxer/mastiff mix named Shelby looked her dead in the eyes and she fell in love and ran back over to tell me and my bf about her. we went over there when i was done and i melted. we went home and begged my dad to come see her. we ended up bringing her home. shes a trip and every time we go up there a few of the girls ask us about her. sometimes we bring her in to visit. shes 17 months old now and absolutely HUGE. her head is up to my hip and when she stands on her back legs she is over my head. and im 5ft 4. big girl. Im planning on getting a dog of my own there when i get my apartment. im kinda hoping they have the min pin i want still. :)

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Me and my mom were at that mall back this past march. I was across from animal house getting my hair done and my mom got bored and went to check out the dogs not planning on getting one. A boxer/mastiff mix named Shelby looked her dead in the eyes and she fell in love and ran back over to tell me and my bf about her. we went over there when i was done and i melted. we went home and begged my dad to come see her. we ended up bringing her home. shes a trip and every time we go up there a few of the girls ask us about her. sometimes we bring her in to visit. shes 17 months old now and absolutely HUGE. her head is up to my hip and when she stands on her back legs she is over my head. and im 5ft 4. big girl. Im planning on getting a dog of my own there when i get my apartment. im kinda hoping they have the min pin i want still. :)

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If you knew how things really were at the shelter, you would completely agree with the post before from Eric M. The dogs are fed two times a day, & walked four times a day. We love them and take care of them as best we can, & if you think it smells? how about you keep 60 dogs in your house & tell me how it smells? it's ALOT of work, & yeah we could use some extra help every now & again but we do the best we can. We clean the cages as they get dirty, give them water as needed, and they each have a blanket to sleep on. & Gail, if you were so worried about your cat you never would have brought her here. You clearly didn't want anything to do with her, With all the "donations" you made of cat food to feed ONLY her you could have kept her! There's nothing more that can be said, thanks to Eric who has explained it all. Yes, it's sad that they're kept in cages, but we like i mentioned before they are walked four times a day & we take on triple the ammount of dogs the APL is willing to handle. & the APL is only willing to take "likely adoptable" dogs, so if your dog isn't a cute little puppy or pure breed, they couldn't care less. Get facts before you bash a shelter, if it wasn't for us these dogs would be dead in a dumpster behind a county pound. Thankyou to everyone who supports us, and quit complaining about how dirty the place is to all of you who do. GRAB A BRUSH< SPRAY BOTTLE, & RAG! all you have to do is sign a volunteer release & you're free to clean all you want!

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If you knew how things really were at the shelter, you would completely agree with the post before from Eric M. The dogs are fed two times a day, & walked four times a day. We love them and take care of them as best we can, & if you think it smells? how about you keep 60 dogs in your house & tell me how it smells? it's ALOT of work, & yeah we could use some extra help every now & again but we do the best we can. We clean the cages as they get dirty, give them water as needed, and they each have a blanket to sleep on. & Gail, if you were so worried about your cat you never would have brought her here. You clearly didn't want anything to do with her, With all the "donations" you made of cat food to feed ONLY her you could have kept her! There's nothing more that can be said, thanks to Eric who has explained it all. Yes, it's sad that they're kept in cages, but we like i mentioned before they are walked four times a day & we take on triple the ammount of dogs the APL is willing to handle. & the APL is only willing to take "likely adoptable" dogs, so if your dog isn't a cute little puppy or pure breed, they couldn't care less. Get facts before you bash a shelter, if it wasn't for us these dogs would be dead in a dumpster behind a county pound. Thankyou to everyone who supports us, and quit complaining about how dirty the place is to all of you who do. GRAB A BRUSH< SPRAY BOTTLE, & RAG! all you have to do is sign a volunteer release & you're free to clean all you want!

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I have dealt with The Animal House for over a year now. I am surprised at the number of people who find it so easy to pass judgement on a place doing a wonderful thing. If it werent for rescues like The Animal House these animals would be euthanized and tossed into a dumpster. So what if the animals are in crates. They get outside 4 times a day. Thats more than some boarding kennels allow (look it up)! What makes them asking for food donations any different than the local APL or ASPCA asking for cash donations? The animals still get fed it just helps lower costs. To all you people who complain about the condition of the cages and the rescue being understaffed- PICK UP A BRUSH & SPRAY BOTTLE and LEND A HAND! Until then, quit bashing and help the cause. I love The Animal House and have adopted one of the best dogs (a PIT BULL, yeah thats right) from them. Its time to grow up people and accept that while no one is perfect, stop judging those who do the best they can and save as many as they can.

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I have dealt with The Animal House for over a year now. I am surprised at the number of people who find it so easy to pass judgement on a place doing a wonderful thing. If it werent for rescues like The Animal House these animals would be euthanized and tossed into a dumpster. So what if the animals are in crates. They get outside 4 times a day. Thats more than some boarding kennels allow (look it up)! What makes them asking for food donations any different than the local APL or ASPCA asking for cash donations? The animals still get fed it just helps lower costs. To all you people who complain about the condition of the cages and the rescue being understaffed- PICK UP A BRUSH & SPRAY BOTTLE and LEND A HAND! Until then, quit bashing and help the cause. I love The Animal House and have adopted one of the best dogs (a PIT BULL, yeah thats right) from them. Its time to grow up people and accept that while no one is perfect, stop judging those who do the best they can and save as many as they can.

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Dear Gail, You have just committed slander. Ohio Pet Placement is a 501(c) (3) charity registered with the federal government. By making FALSE statements with the intent to damage a comanies ability to do business you have committed a crime. Just so you know, the cat you abandond now weighs 12 pounds and is seen by a vet every two weeks.

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Dear Gail, You have just committed slander. Ohio Pet Placement is a 501(c) (3) charity registered with the federal government. By making FALSE statements with the intent to damage a comanies ability to do business you have committed a crime. Just so you know, the cat you abandond now weighs 12 pounds and is seen by a vet every two weeks.

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i always feel really bad when i go in there only because im a huge animal lover and it always breaks my heart when the dogs are in cages that are not big enough for them. anyway it always breaks my heart when dogs are in cages anyway! but the dogs that are at the midway mall are all really skinny and look sick i know that they are all rescue but i still feel really bad and also they have sings saying they need newspapers and FOOD and dog toys i feel soo bad and it really breaks my heart. so im saving up all the newspapers i get and im going to buy a huge bag of dog food i know that will only last them a day or two.

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i always feel really bad when i go in there only because im a huge animal lover and it always breaks my heart when the dogs are in cages that are not big enough for them. anyway it always breaks my heart when dogs are in cages anyway! but the dogs that are at the midway mall are all really skinny and look sick i know that they are all rescue but i still feel really bad and also they have sings saying they need newspapers and FOOD and dog toys i feel soo bad and it really breaks my heart. so im saving up all the newspapers i get and im going to buy a huge bag of dog food i know that will only last them a day or two.

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I would like to share my story. My family and I visit the Ohio Pet Placement weekly to visit with the animals waiting for a forver home.
One visit made a lasting impression on my family.When they entered the rescue a new puppy was posted for adoption. I say puppy with a smile as most would not see a 40 lb 4mth old as being a puppy. She was so cute my family called me at work to tell me she was there, now remember we visit weekly and play with all the dogs in house. This puppy is of rare breed and often used for the wrong reasons.This girl had been left to die at the pound. This rescue saw the good in this dog and saved her from beibg put down, yes she was missing hair had some scares and was scared to walk on a leash. Yes she had a adoption fee alittle more than most dogs but understandably. They did not want her mistreated again. Yes she had to go to theVet Yes she needed a few things Yes she needed potty trained . She was spayed when I adopted her at no cost to me. The rescue covered that to ensure no other unwanted pups (Thank-You) Had I taken her to be spayed as I would have, it would have been almost as much as her adoption fee. So I win all the way around . Please Please Please think before you adopt they are all cute and need love , they are all rescues noone knows the life they lived before someone dumped them off no one knows the health, if you adopt someone love them for them my girl turns out not to be a purebreed even though she could have past for one when I adopted her, but I wasnt looking for papers just a new best friend .research the breed before you adopt make sure you are the right fit. Thank-you Animal House for saving Stella's life we Love her .

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I would like to share my story. My family and I visit the Ohio Pet Placement weekly to visit with the animals waiting for a forver home.
One visit made a lasting impression on my family.When they entered the rescue a new puppy was posted for adoption. I say puppy with a smile as most would not see a 40 lb 4mth old as being a puppy. She was so cute my family called me at work to tell me she was there, now remember we visit weekly and play with all the dogs in house. This puppy is of rare breed and often used for the wrong reasons.This girl had been left to die at the pound. This rescue saw the good in this dog and saved her from beibg put down, yes she was missing hair had some scares and was scared to walk on a leash. Yes she had a adoption fee alittle more than most dogs but understandably. They did not want her mistreated again. Yes she had to go to theVet Yes she needed a few things Yes she needed potty trained . She was spayed when I adopted her at no cost to me. The rescue covered that to ensure no other unwanted pups (Thank-You) Had I taken her to be spayed as I would have, it would have been almost as much as her adoption fee. So I win all the way around . Please Please Please think before you adopt they are all cute and need love , they are all rescues noone knows the life they lived before someone dumped them off no one knows the health, if you adopt someone love them for them my girl turns out not to be a purebreed even though she could have past for one when I adopted her, but I wasnt looking for papers just a new best friend .research the breed before you adopt make sure you are the right fit. Thank-you Animal House for saving Stella's life we Love her .

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Why do you all take your anger on this store? The dogs that get sick probably had it when they took the RESCUED dog in.All the dogs are hyper and energentic not sick and deadly. If you complain then dont go or bye from this store. Evertime i look there is always complaing over and over.The dog are not getting mistreated by the animal house the are probably getting mistreated by the previous owner. So stop complaining and enjoy that their saving the lives of dogs.

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Why do you all take your anger on this store? The dogs that get sick probably had it when they took the RESCUED dog in.All the dogs are hyper and energentic not sick and deadly. If you complain then dont go or bye from this store. Evertime i look there is always complaing over and over.The dog are not getting mistreated by the animal house the are probably getting mistreated by the previous owner. So stop complaining and enjoy that their saving the lives of dogs.

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My son purchased a 5 month old puppy for $400.00 from the Animal House. He was told it was a Boxer/American Bulldog mix.Took him to Petco the next day to get puppy stuff, the visit did'nt go well. A young girl was helping us with a product and went to touch him and he snapped at her.There was another dog and he got really stressed, eyes turned really red and he would not relax until we left. Took him to the vet because he had a cough, the vet informed us that he was a Pit Bull and not to be too alarmed because some Pits are really great dogs. We are not viscious dog owners so we went to take him back and were told that my son would not be refunded his $400.00 and it would cost him $75.00 more for them to take the dog back. They were willing to give him a replacement if he paid for a blood test to prove that the dog was a Pit. He was not going to spend $125.00 on a blood test. They insisted he was what they said he was, but when I took him to their animal clinic the young girl working said he was a Pit and I told herwhat they told us he was and her response was "They tell you that so you take the dog." She even put on the paperwork for description "PIT BULL." We couldn't put the dog back in that place because I feared he could go to a home with children and who knows what could happen. Took the puppy home, giviing him the benefit of doubt, but he has not gotten any better. He cannot be trusted around people and other dogs. Took him to a trainer who even said he is a high risk dog and that even putting him through a training program would not guarantee anything. My son is going to put him down this week, a lot of grief is being shed because he got attached to this dog, but he also knows the risks if he keeps him. If the Animal House would have been honest and put on the cage "Pit Bull" my son would never have adopted him. We will never go back there again, nor will we recommend anyone to go there. Those of you who have had a great experience of getting a good dog, I'm happy for you. Those that have had a bad experience, we share your grief and anger.

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My son purchased a 5 month old puppy for $400.00 from the Animal House. He was told it was a Boxer/American Bulldog mix.Took him to Petco the next day to get puppy stuff, the visit did'nt go well. A young girl was helping us with a product and went to touch him and he snapped at her.There was another dog and he got really stressed, eyes turned really red and he would not relax until we left. Took him to the vet because he had a cough, the vet informed us that he was a Pit Bull and not to be too alarmed because some Pits are really great dogs. We are not viscious dog owners so we went to take him back and were told that my son would not be refunded his $400.00 and it would cost him $75.00 more for them to take the dog back. They were willing to give him a replacement if he paid for a blood test to prove that the dog was a Pit. He was not going to spend $125.00 on a blood test. They insisted he was what they said he was, but when I took him to their animal clinic the young girl working said he was a Pit and I told herwhat they told us he was and her response was "They tell you that so you take the dog." She even put on the paperwork for description "PIT BULL." We couldn't put the dog back in that place because I feared he could go to a home with children and who knows what could happen. Took the puppy home, giviing him the benefit of doubt, but he has not gotten any better. He cannot be trusted around people and other dogs. Took him to a trainer who even said he is a high risk dog and that even putting him through a training program would not guarantee anything. My son is going to put him down this week, a lot of grief is being shed because he got attached to this dog, but he also knows the risks if he keeps him. If the Animal House would have been honest and put on the cage "Pit Bull" my son would never have adopted him. We will never go back there again, nor will we recommend anyone to go there. Those of you who have had a great experience of getting a good dog, I'm happy for you. Those that have had a bad experience, we share your grief and anger.

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I adopted a dog from the Animal House back in December 2009. His name is Bosley and he is a jack russel/beagle mix. When I arrived there the employees greeted me and were very helpful with every question that I had. My daughter and I spotted Bosley right away, He was very loving and was clean and his cage was clean as well. Although they are a little pricey I still just could not leave without putting a deposit on Bosley, I returned that weekend again to be greeted as I walked thru the door, they even remembered who we were and what dog we came there for. When we got Bosley he had been bathed, nails trimmed and ready to go. He was up to date on his shots as well. They may be a little under staffed for all the animals but they all looked well taken care of and none of them looked sickly!!!

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I adopted a dog from the Animal House back in December 2009. His name is Bosley and he is a jack russel/beagle mix. When I arrived there the employees greeted me and were very helpful with every question that I had. My daughter and I spotted Bosley right away, He was very loving and was clean and his cage was clean as well. Although they are a little pricey I still just could not leave without putting a deposit on Bosley, I returned that weekend again to be greeted as I walked thru the door, they even remembered who we were and what dog we came there for. When we got Bosley he had been bathed, nails trimmed and ready to go. He was up to date on his shots as well. They may be a little under staffed for all the animals but they all looked well taken care of and none of them looked sickly!!!

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Animal House is finially starting to get back together. It seems to have the good and bad days. I think there are way to many dogs for the amount of attention each one could use. I do believe the cages are too small for the medium to large dogs. theres way too many cats for the amount of space they have. Dog prices seem to be extremely high yet the cats arent too bad. As for employees, some seem to care about there job and others not so much. Half the time they seem to be understaffed with the amount of dogs.

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Animal House is finially starting to get back together. It seems to have the good and bad days. I think there are way to many dogs for the amount of attention each one could use. I do believe the cages are too small for the medium to large dogs. theres way too many cats for the amount of space they have. Dog prices seem to be extremely high yet the cats arent too bad. As for employees, some seem to care about there job and others not so much. Half the time they seem to be understaffed with the amount of dogs.

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My daughter actually does work at Animal House and has been an animal lover her whole life. She was thrilled when she was hired as she has always wanted to work with animals. She loves her job and is truly committed to helping the animals. I can guarantee you, that if any of the bad stuff that is being posted here was REALLY happening, she would NOT continue to work there nor support them. I do not know the owners personally, but they are truly committed and devoted to helping these animals. I have been in the store many times, even before my daughter was an employee, and have NEVER witnessed any mistreatment or neglect of the animals. All of the staff are hard-working, caring individuals who are dedicated to their jobs. They work hard to keep the store clean and the animals fed, watered, walked and taken care of. I would certainly not put much credence in statements from people who won't even put their names on the posts. That is called SLANDER! Leave these people alone, they are doing great work and need the community's support.

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My daughter actually does work at Animal House and has been an animal lover her whole life. She was thrilled when she was hired as she has always wanted to work with animals. She loves her job and is truly committed to helping the animals. I can guarantee you, that if any of the bad stuff that is being posted here was REALLY happening, she would NOT continue to work there nor support them. I do not know the owners personally, but they are truly committed and devoted to helping these animals. I have been in the store many times, even before my daughter was an employee, and have NEVER witnessed any mistreatment or neglect of the animals. All of the staff are hard-working, caring individuals who are dedicated to their jobs. They work hard to keep the store clean and the animals fed, watered, walked and taken care of. I would certainly not put much credence in statements from people who won't even put their names on the posts. That is called SLANDER! Leave these people alone, they are doing great work and need the community's support.

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Being a person in rescue for many years and knowing most of the rescues in the community and out. Animal house does a very good job of course if you do not see the animals as they come in , you will not understand . This is not a petstore. This is an rescue/adoption center,There prices need to be high to cover all there vet expences and overhead.Most of these furryfriends come off the street and they work wonders with them.So yes there may be an empty bowl from time to time. or a pile here or there. Does that happen in your home???Imagine taking care of all those animals> and where they would be if they did not step up! As for Eye infections on cats/kittens educated yourself, Im know they are being treated,Look at their vet bills,they do not heal over night. So please do not judge until you are educated on all facts!!! I do not work here i am an outsider but am very familiar with how they conduct their efforts to help these animals. Please this about this !!!!!
* It is so easy to look at something or someone and pass judgement,When you dont have all your facts.What does that make you look like???

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Being a person in rescue for many years and knowing most of the rescues in the community and out. Animal house does a very good job of course if you do not see the animals as they come in , you will not understand . This is not a petstore. This is an rescue/adoption center,There prices need to be high to cover all there vet expences and overhead.Most of these furryfriends come off the street and they work wonders with them.So yes there may be an empty bowl from time to time. or a pile here or there. Does that happen in your home???Imagine taking care of all those animals> and where they would be if they did not step up! As for Eye infections on cats/kittens educated yourself, Im know they are being treated,Look at their vet bills,they do not heal over night. So please do not judge until you are educated on all facts!!! I do not work here i am an outsider but am very familiar with how they conduct their efforts to help these animals. Please this about this !!!!!
* It is so easy to look at something or someone and pass judgement,When you dont have all your facts.What does that make you look like???

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Let your daughter off the nipple lady, I have never had a boss who was my bestfriend. and having a title like "bust u out" states only that she's more than likely as immature as yourself. I work in downtown Elyria and stop weekly at Animal House. I actually found this post by doing a google search for their webpage, to see if there was further info on new dogs. If the manager your referring to is marissa your daughter must really be a cry baby and im sorry she's still employed.marissa is awesome and everytime i stop in shes there, that's commitment and love.anyhow dogs are not sick and if they suffer from a "kennel cough" they have been given necessary meds..once again I am there quite frequently.thanks

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Let your daughter off the nipple lady, I have never had a boss who was my bestfriend. and having a title like "bust u out" states only that she's more than likely as immature as yourself. I work in downtown Elyria and stop weekly at Animal House. I actually found this post by doing a google search for their webpage, to see if there was further info on new dogs. If the manager your referring to is marissa your daughter must really be a cry baby and im sorry she's still employed.marissa is awesome and everytime i stop in shes there, that's commitment and love.anyhow dogs are not sick and if they suffer from a "kennel cough" they have been given necessary meds..once again I am there quite frequently.thanks

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I am always impressed when I am in Animal House. The employees are helpful and always working to keep the animals clean and comfortable. I was so glad when Animal Zone was shut down, they were terrible, always sick puppies and kitties. The dogs at Animal House are walked daily and have water at all times. I'm glad we have people willing to help these animals and find them homes. Keep up the good work and hopefully more people will donate time and money to help the owners!

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I am always impressed when I am in Animal House. The employees are helpful and always working to keep the animals clean and comfortable. I was so glad when Animal Zone was shut down, they were terrible, always sick puppies and kitties. The dogs at Animal House are walked daily and have water at all times. I'm glad we have people willing to help these animals and find them homes. Keep up the good work and hopefully more people will donate time and money to help the owners!

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I am an employee at the Animal House and I can say from experience that this is a great organization completely designed to cater to the animals. First of all, Ohio Pet Placement is a non-profit organization. The owners and employees are dedicated to rescueing and placing animals in the best homes possible. Since a majority of our animals come from high kill animal shelters there is a higher chance that they could have some kind of an illness. I can guarantee that we do our absolute best to bring these animals to top health. Every animal we rescue goes through our clinic, given the appropriate vaccinations and spayed/neutered before they come to the store. Also, the employees keep an eye on the animals at the store just in case they develop any suspicious symptoms, which in that case they will be looked at by our vet and given the appropriate medications. Second, the employees at the Animal House are all fond of animals and treat them with the utmost care, love and respect. If anyone has any doubts I encourage them to visit the store and see for themselves.

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I am an employee at the Animal House and I can say from experience that this is a great organization completely designed to cater to the animals. First of all, Ohio Pet Placement is a non-profit organization. The owners and employees are dedicated to rescueing and placing animals in the best homes possible. Since a majority of our animals come from high kill animal shelters there is a higher chance that they could have some kind of an illness. I can guarantee that we do our absolute best to bring these animals to top health. Every animal we rescue goes through our clinic, given the appropriate vaccinations and spayed/neutered before they come to the store. Also, the employees keep an eye on the animals at the store just in case they develop any suspicious symptoms, which in that case they will be looked at by our vet and given the appropriate medications. Second, the employees at the Animal House are all fond of animals and treat them with the utmost care, love and respect. If anyone has any doubts I encourage them to visit the store and see for themselves.

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ALL the dogs at Animal House are RESCUE dogs. Dogs and cats that have been taken from desperate situations in hope of providing them a second chance at life. The dogs and cats are not merchandise like at Petsmart or Petland. The adoption fees collected at Animal House go back into the nonprofit center (which they are granted by the federal government and tax free and therefore tax deductible!) to keep the organization saving lives and feeding and caring for the animals. The people who run it work tirelessly and selflessly with minimal resources in order to provide. So, before you point fingers about this is wrong or that is wrong, ask yourself what are you doing to help? They just kept a sweet little life from being snuffed out.

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ALL the dogs at Animal House are RESCUE dogs. Dogs and cats that have been taken from desperate situations in hope of providing them a second chance at life. The dogs and cats are not merchandise like at Petsmart or Petland. The adoption fees collected at Animal House go back into the nonprofit center (which they are granted by the federal government and tax free and therefore tax deductible!) to keep the organization saving lives and feeding and caring for the animals. The people who run it work tirelessly and selflessly with minimal resources in order to provide. So, before you point fingers about this is wrong or that is wrong, ask yourself what are you doing to help? They just kept a sweet little life from being snuffed out.

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If YOUR CHILD actually has a job in this economy why in the world would you want to have the place closed down? Just because you child had a bad day at work, that is not a good enough reason to want a company to close. This is THE REAL WORLD. Not high school, every manager I've ever had has been a you know what, That's life, trust me she will come across more challenging things in life than working at a pet rescue with animals! I frequent The Animal House weekly just to see how the animals are doing and I have yet to see a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, guinea pig, hamster or any of other animals that have been rescued by the shelter, sick or being mistreated! I really don't think you know what kind of great things the owners and managers of this place are actually doing! Have you ever stopped to ask a few questions about what they do... Doubt it! These people care deeply about these animals. They give abandoned and unwanted animals a second chance at life. Not only do they rescue animals, they PAY for the treatment of these animals. If the pet rescue was no more, where do you think these poor animals would go? APL?? Nope, they are turning away pets left and right because they are over crowded. Most of the other pet rescues you call will send you straight to voicemail and return calls when they have the time.This is a place that when you call you can actually speak to someone that just may be able to help you. Whether it's helping someone find a place to take an unwanted animal or helping you find a new addition to your family. It really saddens me to read that you would like for others to help in "getting them taken care of" and ran out of midway mall, when they are doing such a wonderful thing!

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If YOUR CHILD actually has a job in this economy why in the world would you want to have the place closed down? Just because you child had a bad day at work, that is not a good enough reason to want a company to close. This is THE REAL WORLD. Not high school, every manager I've ever had has been a you know what, That's life, trust me she will come across more challenging things in life than working at a pet rescue with animals! I frequent The Animal House weekly just to see how the animals are doing and I have yet to see a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, guinea pig, hamster or any of other animals that have been rescued by the shelter, sick or being mistreated! I really don't think you know what kind of great things the owners and managers of this place are actually doing! Have you ever stopped to ask a few questions about what they do... Doubt it! These people care deeply about these animals. They give abandoned and unwanted animals a second chance at life. Not only do they rescue animals, they PAY for the treatment of these animals. If the pet rescue was no more, where do you think these poor animals would go? APL?? Nope, they are turning away pets left and right because they are over crowded. Most of the other pet rescues you call will send you straight to voicemail and return calls when they have the time.This is a place that when you call you can actually speak to someone that just may be able to help you. Whether it's helping someone find a place to take an unwanted animal or helping you find a new addition to your family. It really saddens me to read that you would like for others to help in "getting them taken care of" and ran out of midway mall, when they are doing such a wonderful thing!

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I happen to go to the animal house on a regular basis and have never seen a sick animal there. I have never seen any animals acting lethargic or unresponsive as some peoples posts have indicated. I happen to volunter at animal house as well as I have a child who loves to volunter there too. I know for a fact that those animals are well cared for, fed, watered, walked and exercised on a very regular schedule. The staff there is great and they are there because they love the animals and take care of them.Of course when you adopt a new animal you should take it to the vet, that is the responsability of a good pet owner. My family also happens to have 2 dogs that we have rescued from the animal house and they are both happy and healthy animals and both very good tempered. Great with my kids and also my cats and with each other. So to all the people who are throwing stones from a glass house, if you think that any place is not giving their animals enough time or love then please feel free to give of your time and love to volunteer. If you feel there is not enough walks and attention then please feel free to volunteer and if you think they need more food or water please feel free to donate your time, money or supplies to any rescue center. The rescue centers would be glad to accept any donations, blankets, towels, newspaper, litter, food,TIME, LOVE, ATTENTION. So please come visit the Animal House and see for yourself the care these animals recieve.

Colleen

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I happen to go to the animal house on a regular basis and have never seen a sick animal there. I have never seen any animals acting lethargic or unresponsive as some peoples posts have indicated. I happen to volunter at animal house as well as I have a child who loves to volunter there too. I know for a fact that those animals are well cared for, fed, watered, walked and exercised on a very regular schedule. The staff there is great and they are there because they love the animals and take care of them.Of course when you adopt a new animal you should take it to the vet, that is the responsability of a good pet owner. My family also happens to have 2 dogs that we have rescued from the animal house and they are both happy and healthy animals and both very good tempered. Great with my kids and also my cats and with each other. So to all the people who are throwing stones from a glass house, if you think that any place is not giving their animals enough time or love then please feel free to give of your time and love to volunteer. If you feel there is not enough walks and attention then please feel free to volunteer and if you think they need more food or water please feel free to donate your time, money or supplies to any rescue center. The rescue centers would be glad to accept any donations, blankets, towels, newspaper, litter, food,TIME, LOVE, ATTENTION. So please come visit the Animal House and see for yourself the care these animals recieve.

Colleen

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Your facilities are disgusting. Your dog cages are constantly horrid. The dogs bowls are always empty and there is never fresh paper, let alone towels for comfort. The dog should be let outside regularly after eating or drinking, not left to sit in their own waste. It's pathetic. Also, I understand that if more than one cat is concealed in a cage at a time, there is to be one litter box per cat, plus one. The last time I was in your store, (6/5/10), there were ten cats, and three litter boxes in one cage. There should be at least, eleven. Also, I noticed one cat had an eye infection, which is always easily noticeable. Although the cat was marked with a white collar indicating he/she was adopted, he should NOT be with other cats. All that is causing is more infection to all of the other cats which is not humane in any way. Clean up your act and your benefits will skyrocket. :)<3

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Your facilities are disgusting. Your dog cages are constantly horrid. The dogs bowls are always empty and there is never fresh paper, let alone towels for comfort. The dog should be let outside regularly after eating or drinking, not left to sit in their own waste. It's pathetic. Also, I understand that if more than one cat is concealed in a cage at a time, there is to be one litter box per cat, plus one. The last time I was in your store, (6/5/10), there were ten cats, and three litter boxes in one cage. There should be at least, eleven. Also, I noticed one cat had an eye infection, which is always easily noticeable. Although the cat was marked with a white collar indicating he/she was adopted, he should NOT be with other cats. All that is causing is more infection to all of the other cats which is not humane in any way. Clean up your act and your benefits will skyrocket. :)<3

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Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

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Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

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Animal House is amazing, every animal is rescued! If any animal is sick, there is a paper hanging up on their cages saying so. Each animal gets walked, fed and given water + treats all at certain times of the day so they are on a schedule. Prices include adoption fees, shots & spay/neuter.

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Animal House is amazing, every animal is rescued! If any animal is sick, there is a paper hanging up on their cages saying so. Each animal gets walked, fed and given water + treats all at certain times of the day so they are on a schedule. Prices include adoption fees, shots & spay/neuter.

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This is a nice place to work and the owners are great, but when it comes to paying the employees for their hours worked, these people need to stop bouncing checks! Also they need to learn that when you hire someone and you are told payday is Friday then you should be PAID ON FRIDAY, NOT WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE PAYING FOR WORK PERFORMED!!!!!

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This is a nice place to work and the owners are great, but when it comes to paying the employees for their hours worked, these people need to stop bouncing checks! Also they need to learn that when you hire someone and you are told payday is Friday then you should be PAID ON FRIDAY, NOT WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE PAYING FOR WORK PERFORMED!!!!!

Pros: nice place to work, job opportunity, volunteers helpful

Cons: do not pay employees

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Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

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★★★★★

Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

Pros: Adoption center, rescue pets

Cons: Confusion with Animal Zone

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We adopted a puppy and within 3 days we spent an additional $300 on vet bills! Of course that was after their ridiculously expensive adoption fee of $400. We love our dog now and she is healthy and happy, but had she stayed there another couple of days, who knows if she would have survived- she really was that sick and incredibly under-weight! We also experienced the no call back, the avoidance, etc. The place should be closed down and the dogs should be put into places where the dogs are the priority.

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We adopted a puppy and within 3 days we spent an additional $300 on vet bills! Of course that was after their ridiculously expensive adoption fee of $400. We love our dog now and she is healthy and happy, but had she stayed there another couple of days, who knows if she would have survived- she really was that sick and incredibly under-weight! We also experienced the no call back, the avoidance, etc. The place should be closed down and the dogs should be put into places where the dogs are the priority.

Pros: I saved a dog from them

Cons: Hugely Expensive!

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Bought an 8 week old puppy from this store. Took him to the vet - he was anemic. After just purchasing the puppy, spent over $100 the next day at the vets. Called the store and requested to speak to the manager. Was always told she was not in, but would return my call. She never did. Went to the store to get the puppy his shots and voiced my complaint about the manager not returning my calls. Was told she would return my calls - again, never did. Clearly, this store is not customer friendly.

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Bought an 8 week old puppy from this store. Took him to the vet - he was anemic. After just purchasing the puppy, spent over $100 the next day at the vets. Called the store and requested to speak to the manager. Was always told she was not in, but would return my call. She never did. Went to the store to get the puppy his shots and voiced my complaint about the manager not returning my calls. Was told she would return my calls - again, never did. Clearly, this store is not customer friendly.

Pros: You're saving a sick dog

Cons: Dogs are ill, managers don't return calls

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Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

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Animal House is a retail establishment that provides space to Ohio Pet Placement to adopt cats and dogs. This is no different than a PetSmart adoption partner, which Ohio Pet Placement happens to be. When you adopt a pet from Ohio Pet Placement at the Animal House or anywhere for that matter, policies are in black and white and thoroughly explained. Pets available for adoption are strays, owner surrenders, abused or neglected, or pulled from pounds to avoid euthenasia. Because of this, there is little to no history on any of the pets, and if there is it is usually false. When you adopt there is an application/ agreement clearly stating that there is no health or temperament guarantee and that there is no refund of the adoption donation. The second page of the application/agreement is an adoption release indicating that there may be undiagnosed illnesses or parasites and that you agree to be responsbile for the pet from that point forward. There is also a new pet health information sheet provided and explained to you that discusses those very things that shelter pets can be exposed to. Further, Petfinder partnered with a pet health insurance company designed specifically for shelter pets when adopted. The first month is only $5 and Ohio Pet Placement is even willing to pay for that first month if you sign up at the shelter, making it free to adoptors. This insurance covers ANY illness or accident up to $500 at the vet of your choice and it is effective at midnight the day of adoption. Yes, this even covers things like kennel cough, pnemonia and even parvo. As for a rediculous adoption fee, do you really think that it is free to have an adoption center? And that it??s cheap to provided food, care and medical care? The high fees also deter the impulse adoptions into homes that don??t truly want to make a lifelong commitment to a pet. No matter where you adopt or purchase a pet there is NEVER a 100% guarantee of perfect health. If you decide to adopt, knowing there are no health/temperament guarantees, knowing there is no refund or vet bill assistance AND you refuse to sign up for one month??s free insurance knowing they may have undiagnosed issues that you will be responsible for, it is unfair for you to harm the reputation of an organization that is simply out to save lives and complete families. As always, we invite anyone that has concerns or just wants to see for themselves, come in, volunteer for the day, share your time with a pet that needs it.

Pros: This is a rescue adoption center

Cons: Confusion with the prior Animal Zone

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I have just gone agenst better judgment and bought a puppy from this store.We brought him home to our two healthy dogs on a friday night . He was dirty and smelled BAD so i gave him a bath this started our prob. he has fleas not to bad but he has to wait till monday to get front line i will also ned to treat my house thankfully my other dogs are on frontline so no worries there. well as we all know there is no vet till monday. I took him in and found out we also have round ,hook,whip,and tape worms and just so you know all can be passed to my other dogs but i have to now wait three weeks to find out if they have transfered to them becouse there is a tree week incuebation on these worms and thats not the worst of it round worms can be transfered to me and my 7 and 2 year old children.i would buy my puppy agin just to get him out of there but i will not go in there ever agin .if you do buy a pet from this place make sure it can go to your vets office befor you take it home

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I have just gone agenst better judgment and bought a puppy from this store.We brought him home to our two healthy dogs on a friday night . He was dirty and smelled BAD so i gave him a bath this started our prob. he has fleas not to bad but he has to wait till monday to get front line i will also ned to treat my house thankfully my other dogs are on frontline so no worries there. well as we all know there is no vet till monday. I took him in and found out we also have round ,hook,whip,and tape worms and just so you know all can be passed to my other dogs but i have to now wait three weeks to find out if they have transfered to them becouse there is a tree week incuebation on these worms and thats not the worst of it round worms can be transfered to me and my 7 and 2 year old children.i would buy my puppy agin just to get him out of there but i will not go in there ever agin .if you do buy a pet from this place make sure it can go to your vets office befor you take it home

Pros: my pup will not end up in a freezer

Cons: i helped this guy stay up and running

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This store has some of the worst looking animals I have ever seen. Upon visiting the store one day I over heard a worker mention how she had given three different dogs shots using the same needle. This is unsafe and unsanitary. The dogs are only fed twice a day which is a lot less than what they should be. The manager has no respect for his animals, customers, or his employees. He needs to be shut down before its to late. I know for a fact that within the last month he has had at least 5 dogs die in his store from an unknown illness.
Hopefully someone will stand up to this tyrant and do the right thing. My only advice is if you feel the need to buy a dog from this store take it to vet immediately so it can be helped to become healthy.

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This store has some of the worst looking animals I have ever seen. Upon visiting the store one day I over heard a worker mention how she had given three different dogs shots using the same needle. This is unsafe and unsanitary. The dogs are only fed twice a day which is a lot less than what they should be. The manager has no respect for his animals, customers, or his employees. He needs to be shut down before its to late. I know for a fact that within the last month he has had at least 5 dogs die in his store from an unknown illness.
Hopefully someone will stand up to this tyrant and do the right thing. My only advice is if you feel the need to buy a dog from this store take it to vet immediately so it can be helped to become healthy.

Pros: There is no pro when shopping at this store except if your not buying an animal

Cons: Everything in this store is a con including the manager

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My sister bought a Black Labrador there yesterday and spent the night watching her puppy die of a virus called Parvo. The only thing that eliminates the virus is Bleach. She did get her money back, but the store people were cleaning the store with disinfectant which does not eliminate parvo. this is highly contagious, and any puppy there will be infected. This store is completely blind and ignoring the fact that their animals are dying and not telling their customers of this problem. My sister also had to warn her neighbors dogs that had come over last to see the puppy, that their dogs came into contact with Parvo, and they need to be tested or treated. She bought this dog for her children who are 5 and dont understand what happened and why they cant get another one. this store should be shut down for atleast 6 months to make sure that they are not spreading Parvo.

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My sister bought a Black Labrador there yesterday and spent the night watching her puppy die of a virus called Parvo. The only thing that eliminates the virus is Bleach. She did get her money back, but the store people were cleaning the store with disinfectant which does not eliminate parvo. this is highly contagious, and any puppy there will be infected. This store is completely blind and ignoring the fact that their animals are dying and not telling their customers of this problem. My sister also had to warn her neighbors dogs that had come over last to see the puppy, that their dogs came into contact with Parvo, and they need to be tested or treated. She bought this dog for her children who are 5 and dont understand what happened and why they cant get another one. this store should be shut down for atleast 6 months to make sure that they are not spreading Parvo.

Cons: the store is contaminated

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Someone needs to get those poor animals out of these stores. The owner openly admits he "hates people" and his bitterness and hatred are obvious. There is nothing stopping him from taking his anger out on the animals that are dying there. They need to be removed and put in good homes before it is too late.

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Someone needs to get those poor animals out of these stores. The owner openly admits he "hates people" and his bitterness and hatred are obvious. There is nothing stopping him from taking his anger out on the animals that are dying there. They need to be removed and put in good homes before it is too late.

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I think that that is not true. My boyfriend and I just went there yesterday and before we knew that we were going to buy a dog got to play with it outside its cage. None of them looked sick or weak. All of them were jumping around wanting to play. They would not sell any animal if it were like that. It would be completely stupid on there part. Also if they supposedly look sick to you, then dont buy them, then you can't complain.

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I think that that is not true. My boyfriend and I just went there yesterday and before we knew that we were going to buy a dog got to play with it outside its cage. None of them looked sick or weak. All of them were jumping around wanting to play. They would not sell any animal if it were like that. It would be completely stupid on there part. Also if they supposedly look sick to you, then dont buy them, then you can't complain.

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They sell sick animals. A week or so ago we went and the majority of the animals were very lethargic and one had very smelly, mucousy diarreah, and runny eyes. He was also labeled wrong as a cairn terrier when in fact he looked nothing like one. The dog was so weak it didnt even respond to human touch. They also will not let you interact with the dogs unless you are buying them for sure and that right there is a red flag.

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They sell sick animals. A week or so ago we went and the majority of the animals were very lethargic and one had very smelly, mucousy diarreah, and runny eyes. He was also labeled wrong as a cairn terrier when in fact he looked nothing like one. The dog was so weak it didnt even respond to human touch. They also will not let you interact with the dogs unless you are buying them for sure and that right there is a red flag.

Pros: nothing. it's a live animal petstore and there's never anything good about those

Cons: They sell SICK animals

Message from Animal House

Please stop in and see our facility. Not only do we have holistic foods toys and treats but also training and grooming. Our foods are not available in big box stores. Our training is tailored specifically to your dogs needs. Unlike the chain stores whose training is dictated by a corporate office, our trainer will evaluate your pet and help you determine proper methods for training your pet. We also have a full service grooming facility. Feel free to drop off your pet to be groomed while you shop around midway mall.

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