Pet Rescue By Judy

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  • 401 S Laurel Ave

    Sanford, FL 32771

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We just adopted a wonderful 6 year old Bluetick Coon Hound, 'Disney', at PRBJ. I have always had a dog in my life and generally they came to me in one way or another. So, this was the first time since my last buddy, Patches, passed on,

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We just adopted a wonderful 6 year old Bluetick Coon Hound, 'Disney', at PRBJ. I have always had a dog in my life and generally they came to me in one way or another. So, this was the first time since my last buddy, Patches, passed on,

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I have mixed feelings regarding. PRBJ, Our chihuahua was bought from a breeder back in 2005 A beloved pet (I have photos to prove it) On 2013 I rescued a stray chihuahua, she was ridden by fleas, and under nourished. My Chico was nine

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I have mixed feelings regarding. PRBJ, Our chihuahua was bought from a breeder back in 2005 A beloved pet (I have photos to prove it) On 2013 I rescued a stray chihuahua, she was ridden by fleas, and under nourished. My Chico was nine

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My partner had been a foster carer for PRBJ and had already seen the good work done by the team. When we decided the time was right for us to have a permanent addition to our home there was no doubt in our minds that PRBJ was the best

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My partner had been a foster carer for PRBJ and had already seen the good work done by the team. When we decided the time was right for us to have a permanent addition to our home there was no doubt in our minds that PRBJ was the best

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I recently adopted an older dog from PRBJ and the experience was very positive for both me and the dog. My application was processed quickly and thoroughly. Immediately after approval, my appointment to see the two dogs I was interested

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I recently adopted an older dog from PRBJ and the experience was very positive for both me and the dog. My application was processed quickly and thoroughly. Immediately after approval, my appointment to see the two dogs I was interested

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We recently adopted a young pup from PRBJ. I am so impressed with everyone I worked with who made our adoption possible. From the person who I was assigned to after I filled out my applicaton on line, to the volunteers at the store in the

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We recently adopted a young pup from PRBJ. I am so impressed with everyone I worked with who made our adoption possible. From the person who I was assigned to after I filled out my applicaton on line, to the volunteers at the store in the

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I found this site when I did a search to find the address for Pet Rescue by Judy -- and when I read the first 2 "tips" I felt compelled to comment. Both mention that they think this rescue is run by an animal 'hoarder' ..... Are you

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I found this site when I did a search to find the address for Pet Rescue by Judy -- and when I read the first 2 "tips" I felt compelled to comment. Both mention that they think this rescue is run by an animal 'hoarder' ..... Are you

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VERY RUDE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU ARE SO OVER PACKED WITH ANIMALS YOU MIGHT AS WELL STOP BECAUSE IT IS NOT RIGHT!!!!! HOARDERS NOT RESCUE. NAME SHOULD BE PET HOARDER BY JUDY.........YOU PICK AND CHOOSE THE ANIMALS YOU WANT TO KEEP

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VERY RUDE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU ARE SO OVER PACKED WITH ANIMALS YOU MIGHT AS WELL STOP BECAUSE IT IS NOT RIGHT!!!!! HOARDERS NOT RESCUE. NAME SHOULD BE PET HOARDER BY JUDY.........YOU PICK AND CHOOSE THE ANIMALS YOU WANT TO KEEP

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I was wondering how this is a pet rescue when I was told that you do not take dogs and my friend was just there trying to drop off 2 cats because their owner had passed away and was also told they don't take cats in. What pets do you

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I was wondering how this is a pet rescue when I was told that you do not take dogs and my friend was just there trying to drop off 2 cats because their owner had passed away and was also told they don't take cats in. What pets do you

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I had quite a different experience than some of the other reviewers here. I had not been planning to adopt a dog when I stopped in to the Oviedo Mall last month. I had lost my dog about 6 months before and didn't think I was ready. But I feel in love with a silly little Jack Russell and I spoke to one of the staff about adopting. I filled out the application and was able to leave with my new dog the same day. 2 weekends later an electrician that was working on my house inadvertantly left a door ajar and Zippy got out. I was panicked and out looking the neighborhood when I got a call on my cell from Judy from Pet rescue by judy. I was shocked, but she told me that my dog had been found and reported because of id tags she put on all her dogs. She was very nice and not judgemental about the dog getting out. Zip was back home within an hour. Seriously - how bad could this person and organization be to not only try to ensure the dogs have tags and some paid service to make sure they are safe if they get out, but also personally call you to let you know where they are. It makes me think that these other reviewers aren't being totally honest. All I know is I have nothing but good to say to anyone that asks me and I would go to them again if I wanted another pet.

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I had quite a different experience than some of the other reviewers here. I had not been planning to adopt a dog when I stopped in to the Oviedo Mall last month. I had lost my dog about 6 months before and didn't think I was ready. But I feel in love with a silly little Jack Russell and I spoke to one of the staff about adopting. I filled out the application and was able to leave with my new dog the same day. 2 weekends later an electrician that was working on my house inadvertantly left a door ajar and Zippy got out. I was panicked and out looking the neighborhood when I got a call on my cell from Judy from Pet rescue by judy. I was shocked, but she told me that my dog had been found and reported because of id tags she put on all her dogs. She was very nice and not judgemental about the dog getting out. Zip was back home within an hour. Seriously - how bad could this person and organization be to not only try to ensure the dogs have tags and some paid service to make sure they are safe if they get out, but also personally call you to let you know where they are. It makes me think that these other reviewers aren't being totally honest. All I know is I have nothing but good to say to anyone that asks me and I would go to them again if I wanted another pet.

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I felt compelled to write a note in defense of the negative comments on this site. I was a volunteer for Judy for about a year several years ago so I do have first hand experience regarding all of the operations by Judy.\r
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I felt compelled to write a note in defense of the negative comments on this site. I was a volunteer for Judy for about a year several years ago so I do have first hand experience regarding all of the operations by Judy.\r
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It is disappointing to hear that everyone has not had a great experience with Pet Rescue By Judy (PRBJ). We on the other hand, have had nothing but great experiences -- most recently, on Friday December 30th -- we adopted our 4th puppy

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It is disappointing to hear that everyone has not had a great experience with Pet Rescue By Judy (PRBJ). We on the other hand, have had nothing but great experiences -- most recently, on Friday December 30th -- we adopted our 4th puppy

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My family and I had a HORRENDOUS experience with PRBJ and I urge everyone to stay away and support a legitmate rescue run by qualified individuals!\r
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My mother and I found a group of abandoned kittens- we took them in and bottle fed

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My family and I had a HORRENDOUS experience with PRBJ and I urge everyone to stay away and support a legitmate rescue run by qualified individuals!\r
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My mother and I found a group of abandoned kittens- we took them in and bottle fed

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I adopted a dog from PRBJ and was told she is a sweet heart, but her only issue was that she does not like cats.

About a week later she killed my neighbor's Yorkie.

Upon speaking with some past volunteers she had been previously adopted

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I adopted a dog from PRBJ and was told she is a sweet heart, but her only issue was that she does not like cats.

About a week later she killed my neighbor's Yorkie.

Upon speaking with some past volunteers she had been previously adopted

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I am sorry some people have had a bad experience. I know some folks get offended if they're screened. We were screened and approved in a day. We have had contacts with volunteers and with Judy several times. Never had a bad experience or

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I am sorry some people have had a bad experience. I know some folks get offended if they're screened. We were screened and approved in a day. We have had contacts with volunteers and with Judy several times. Never had a bad experience or

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I've been reading the reviews here & the first thing that springs to my mind is that old saying about being part of the solution instead of part of the problem. No one can argue that pet overpopulation and abuse/neglect is a huge issue in

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I've been reading the reviews here & the first thing that springs to my mind is that old saying about being part of the solution instead of part of the problem. No one can argue that pet overpopulation and abuse/neglect is a huge issue in

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love this non profit organization. Appreciate her taking in dogs that are not wanted or abused. Wjhat kind of world do we live in that people hurt animals? Thanks to Judy and her team they are being rescued & Loved.\r
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love this non profit organization. Appreciate her taking in dogs that are not wanted or abused. Wjhat kind of world do we live in that people hurt animals? Thanks to Judy and her team they are being rescued & Loved.\r
Be kind.\r
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I went to Pet Rescue by Judy and i must say Judy is one of the rudest people I have ever met. Her staff is horrible they have no friendliness. I feel bad for those animals she has. The only good thing she is doing is saving the animals

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I went to Pet Rescue by Judy and i must say Judy is one of the rudest people I have ever met. Her staff is horrible they have no friendliness. I feel bad for those animals she has. The only good thing she is doing is saving the animals

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I have just adopted my third dog from Pet Rescue by Judy. For me it's all about the animals. All three of my dogs would have been euthanized if it weren't for Judy and the work she does. People do terrible things to their "best friends" and then dump them out onto the street or leave them to starve. It's not difficult to understand how a person who works so hard to save these animals can become calloused and distrusting of people. Just let it be about the animals! There are hundreds of dogs adopted out of this shelter, and she is always taking new animals in.

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I have just adopted my third dog from Pet Rescue by Judy. For me it's all about the animals. All three of my dogs would have been euthanized if it weren't for Judy and the work she does. People do terrible things to their "best friends" and then dump them out onto the street or leave them to starve. It's not difficult to understand how a person who works so hard to save these animals can become calloused and distrusting of people. Just let it be about the animals! There are hundreds of dogs adopted out of this shelter, and she is always taking new animals in.

Pros: Saves animals by the truck load

Cons: Can be tough cookies

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I originally heard of Pet Rescue by Judy(PBRJ) while working with a non-profit wildlife rescue back in 2009, we referred all of our visitors to PBRJ when seeking to adopt a pet, or were looking for a suitable place to put a domestic animal up for adoption.

Until the day I planned to adopt, I had nothing but good things to say about the organization. I volunteered 2-3 times in the facility last year, and despite the things I saw while doing so, I raved about them. I recommended them to people from word of mouth and a personal website of mine.

I recently moved out of state, but while visiting family decided to adopt a pet while I was in town. and take them back with me when I went home. I knew that some organizations would have their "reservations" about this because they like to do home screenings. Although, I can see a sense of concern about adopting out an animal under this arrangement, I was disrespected, humiliated, and antagonized.

I called before going into the PBRJ facility, and I informed them of my home location. I was told that adopting and transporting back shouldn't be a problem with my application process, and I went to the facility to look for an ideal cat. Again, I double checked while I was in the facility. I asked if my home location would be issue, and AGAIN I was told I would be okay.

I filled out an application, and I was automatically denied via email because of my location. I did mention after this email that i was upset to hear this, and I felt that there was a lack of communication. A friend of mine suggested that I went to talk to Judy directly because it sounded like her employees were unclear of her policies, so I went to talk to Judy in person.

Before I could even begin to explain the situation, I was rudely cut off. Judy got in my face and began to yell at me about the trama animals go through in the cargo hold of airplanes (which in my application i mentioned i would either be arranging for the cat to be in cabin with me, or I would be driving back.) While having a 5-7 person audience. I informed Judy, without being rude, that I did plan on taking the potential pet on a plane (if even) only in cabin. Again, I was cut off by a quick "NO!" At this point I was not up for arguing, and started to head for the door.Judy made a quick dash in front of the door, attempting to intimidate me.

20 minutes after I left from the facility, I was called by a second screener who informed me that i was approved for my adoption application. Almost simultaneously, i was receiving emails from the first screener who had first reviewed my application telling me in so many words how she thought i was a bad pet owner. at this point, the subject had moved completely away from the subject of adoption, and brought to a personal level entirely.

Overall, I would say that Pet Rescue By Judy is an extremely unprofessional, very judgmental, and unorganized pet rescue. Internally, while volunteering in the rescue (in a very short amount of time,) I have been witness to an infestation of fleas, employees that treat volunteers quite rudely, employees that verbally abuse animals, and have seen special need animals come close to receiving double doses of medication due to the severe lack of communication.

They have a frequently updated and functional website, brand themselves well, have a nice sense of exterior uniformity, and a decently sized facility, but aside from that, I strongly recommend against them.

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I originally heard of Pet Rescue by Judy(PBRJ) while working with a non-profit wildlife rescue back in 2009, we referred all of our visitors to PBRJ when seeking to adopt a pet, or were looking for a suitable place to put a domestic animal up for adoption.

Until the day I planned to adopt, I had nothing but good things to say about the organization. I volunteered 2-3 times in the facility last year, and despite the things I saw while doing so, I raved about them. I recommended them to people from word of mouth and a personal website of mine.

I recently moved out of state, but while visiting family decided to adopt a pet while I was in town. and take them back with me when I went home. I knew that some organizations would have their "reservations" about this because they like to do home screenings. Although, I can see a sense of concern about adopting out an animal under this arrangement, I was disrespected, humiliated, and antagonized.

I called before going into the PBRJ facility, and I informed them of my home location. I was told that adopting and transporting back shouldn't be a problem with my application process, and I went to the facility to look for an ideal cat. Again, I double checked while I was in the facility. I asked if my home location would be issue, and AGAIN I was told I would be okay.

I filled out an application, and I was automatically denied via email because of my location. I did mention after this email that i was upset to hear this, and I felt that there was a lack of communication. A friend of mine suggested that I went to talk to Judy directly because it sounded like her employees were unclear of her policies, so I went to talk to Judy in person.

Before I could even begin to explain the situation, I was rudely cut off. Judy got in my face and began to yell at me about the trama animals go through in the cargo hold of airplanes (which in my application i mentioned i would either be arranging for the cat to be in cabin with me, or I would be driving back.) While having a 5-7 person audience. I informed Judy, without being rude, that I did plan on taking the potential pet on a plane (if even) only in cabin. Again, I was cut off by a quick "NO!" At this point I was not up for arguing, and started to head for the door.Judy made a quick dash in front of the door, attempting to intimidate me.

20 minutes after I left from the facility, I was called by a second screener who informed me that i was approved for my adoption application. Almost simultaneously, i was receiving emails from the first screener who had first reviewed my application telling me in so many words how she thought i was a bad pet owner. at this point, the subject had moved completely away from the subject of adoption, and brought to a personal level entirely.

Overall, I would say that Pet Rescue By Judy is an extremely unprofessional, very judgmental, and unorganized pet rescue. Internally, while volunteering in the rescue (in a very short amount of time,) I have been witness to an infestation of fleas, employees that treat volunteers quite rudely, employees that verbally abuse animals, and have seen special need animals come close to receiving double doses of medication due to the severe lack of communication.

They have a frequently updated and functional website, brand themselves well, have a nice sense of exterior uniformity, and a decently sized facility, but aside from that, I strongly recommend against them.

Pros: professional exterior; nice building, and uniformity.

Cons: very prejudmental, unorganized, lack of communication.

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I wanted to adopt a pet and found out it had heartworms. I am not opposed to adopting a pet like that but the medical bills are very high. We saw this animal at a pet fair she had. We filled out the application a few days later and the adoption was raised from $250 to $350 HELLO a animal that needs help shouldnt be jacked up so you can make some $$ . I have seen them be really nasty to people and it makes me wonder how the animals are treated if you do that to people who are interested in your cats and dogs,

I will stick to the Orlando Humane Society. Found an amazing pet there and the adoption fee was reasonable and they make sure the animals are healthy.

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I wanted to adopt a pet and found out it had heartworms. I am not opposed to adopting a pet like that but the medical bills are very high. We saw this animal at a pet fair she had. We filled out the application a few days later and the adoption was raised from $250 to $350 HELLO a animal that needs help shouldnt be jacked up so you can make some $$ . I have seen them be really nasty to people and it makes me wonder how the animals are treated if you do that to people who are interested in your cats and dogs,

I will stick to the Orlando Humane Society. Found an amazing pet there and the adoption fee was reasonable and they make sure the animals are healthy.

Pros: helps animals

Cons: they are rude and jacked up the adoption fees

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My husband and I visited PRBJ to see about adopting a dog. We found a little dog that took to us immediately, and spoke with a couple of volunteers about adopting him. We live in a townhouse with a fenced yard, but one volunteer told us we needed a house to adopt; he also didn't know much about the dog and, despite the dog being well behaved, kept shoving a large stick in his face. When we asked why, he told us that he saw it on the Dog Whisperer and it was ok. I didn??t like seeing a 5+ foot stick shoved in front of the dog; I??ve never seen Cesar Milan do it; and given that the dog was sitting quietly, there was no need for discipline or correction, and the poor dog was getting confused.

We talked to another volunteer who answered our questions and assured us that a townhouse was fine, and we decided to apply for the adoption. We were advised that we??d hear in 24-48 hours, after they called our references. Five days later, none of our references had been called, and we found out that the dog had been adopted out only after it was posted on the PRbJ website. We were very disappointed and puzzled that our references weren??t checked, and we never heard from the rescue, so we called to ask why. The person I spoke to very rudely insisted that *all references were always checked* and I was mistaken. When we asked why we weren??t considered, we were told that 1) we lived in a townhouse and 2) we didn??t have any other pets.

I wrote an email explaining my frustration with the process, and I suggested that a phone call or email would have been helpful-something along the lines of, ??Thank you for your interest; unfortunately, X dog has been adopted. However, based on your application, Y dog and Z dog would be a great fit; please come in and meet them.? I think they missed a great opportunity to match up pets and potential owners. Unfortunately, I got a nasty email back telling me that 1) I knew nothing about pet rescue 2) I was a liar for suggesting that our references weren??t called; and 3) the volunteer we had spoken to on the phone was so upset that she quit, and it was all my fault, and I should feel terrible about that. (!)

I??d like to think that PRbJ is a well-meaning organization in desperate need of a volunteer coordinator/ trainer and some public relations training. I'd really like to believe that the person I got the email from was having a really, really, really bad day, but I cannot, from my experience, recommend getting a pet here or donating. The Orange County Humane Society has kind, empathetic volunteers and I am happy to report that we adopted a lovely dog and now direct our donations there.

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My husband and I visited PRBJ to see about adopting a dog. We found a little dog that took to us immediately, and spoke with a couple of volunteers about adopting him. We live in a townhouse with a fenced yard, but one volunteer told us we needed a house to adopt; he also didn't know much about the dog and, despite the dog being well behaved, kept shoving a large stick in his face. When we asked why, he told us that he saw it on the Dog Whisperer and it was ok. I didn??t like seeing a 5+ foot stick shoved in front of the dog; I??ve never seen Cesar Milan do it; and given that the dog was sitting quietly, there was no need for discipline or correction, and the poor dog was getting confused.

We talked to another volunteer who answered our questions and assured us that a townhouse was fine, and we decided to apply for the adoption. We were advised that we??d hear in 24-48 hours, after they called our references. Five days later, none of our references had been called, and we found out that the dog had been adopted out only after it was posted on the PRbJ website. We were very disappointed and puzzled that our references weren??t checked, and we never heard from the rescue, so we called to ask why. The person I spoke to very rudely insisted that *all references were always checked* and I was mistaken. When we asked why we weren??t considered, we were told that 1) we lived in a townhouse and 2) we didn??t have any other pets.

I wrote an email explaining my frustration with the process, and I suggested that a phone call or email would have been helpful-something along the lines of, ??Thank you for your interest; unfortunately, X dog has been adopted. However, based on your application, Y dog and Z dog would be a great fit; please come in and meet them.? I think they missed a great opportunity to match up pets and potential owners. Unfortunately, I got a nasty email back telling me that 1) I knew nothing about pet rescue 2) I was a liar for suggesting that our references weren??t called; and 3) the volunteer we had spoken to on the phone was so upset that she quit, and it was all my fault, and I should feel terrible about that. (!)

I??d like to think that PRbJ is a well-meaning organization in desperate need of a volunteer coordinator/ trainer and some public relations training. I'd really like to believe that the person I got the email from was having a really, really, really bad day, but I cannot, from my experience, recommend getting a pet here or donating. The Orange County Humane Society has kind, empathetic volunteers and I am happy to report that we adopted a lovely dog and now direct our donations there.

Pros: .....

Cons: Poorly trained volunteers; unclear processes

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I recently rescued an animal from Judy. After emailing Judy several times explaining problems with the animals, Judy replied by message "in code." Her emails were impossible decipher. After a hearbreaking decision that the animal was not going to work out, I brought him back to the rescue center. Judy screamed and yelled at me even though I was visibly upset. She has absolutely no compassion or people skills!! After speaking to a staff member about the situation, she said "I don't know what to say. Judy is just a b****. I hope she treats the animals better than prospective adopters. Please consider adopting animals from another local shelter. Judy has obviously lost her passion and needs to turn the shelter over to someone who will be an advocate for the animals and can get support from the community.

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I recently rescued an animal from Judy. After emailing Judy several times explaining problems with the animals, Judy replied by message "in code." Her emails were impossible decipher. After a hearbreaking decision that the animal was not going to work out, I brought him back to the rescue center. Judy screamed and yelled at me even though I was visibly upset. She has absolutely no compassion or people skills!! After speaking to a staff member about the situation, she said "I don't know what to say. Judy is just a b****. I hope she treats the animals better than prospective adopters. Please consider adopting animals from another local shelter. Judy has obviously lost her passion and needs to turn the shelter over to someone who will be an advocate for the animals and can get support from the community.

Pros: Animals are saved

Cons: Judy's attitude

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Don't really know the social benefit of "Pet Rescue" programs that are always full. They are a "no kill" agency, but readily suggested that I take my cat to animal control and even gave me directions. I am not from the area and had to address the cat issue for family medical reasons (health & disability of elderly), and have called 5 such agencies (multiple times) over the past month.
My experience is leaving me with a really low opinion of such agencies and might even suggest a local investigative reporter take an interest in the track record of these non-profits.

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Don't really know the social benefit of "Pet Rescue" programs that are always full. They are a "no kill" agency, but readily suggested that I take my cat to animal control and even gave me directions. I am not from the area and had to address the cat issue for family medical reasons (health & disability of elderly), and have called 5 such agencies (multiple times) over the past month.
My experience is leaving me with a really low opinion of such agencies and might even suggest a local investigative reporter take an interest in the track record of these non-profits.

Pros: Guess they are helping the same pets as last month

Cons: No help (again).

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I was in a difficult situation when I contacted Pet Rescue by Judy. I had found a dog (West Highland Terrier) and had looked in vain for it's owner. Since I was going through a foreclosure I found an apartment to rent. My landlord said I couldn't keep 3 dogs (I already had 2). I tried to find her a home but time was running out for me. Then I found out she was pregnant. My poodle was not neutered so I though he may have been the daddy. My landlord called me and told me I had to have the dog out in a few days or else he would start an eviction. I went by Judy's and met her personally. She assured me (and my 12 year old daughter) that we could see the dog anytime and we could of course see the puppies. Well, follow the money stupid is the lesson I learned that night. I was holding basically a $3000 dollar donation in my hands. The mother was probably going to fetch an adoption fee of $300 or more and the puppies if they were westiepoos would fetch another $300-400 apiece. I knew this and didn't have a problem with her making money off them cause she rescues animals and has to feed them and stuff. The huge disappointment came though when after we gave her up, my daughter was so sad and we tried to see her again. Like I said Judy PROMISED we could see the dog anytime. HA!!! What a joke. I tried to call, was told by her staff I gave up the dog, had no rights etc...I knew that but we were promised to see the pupples especially if our poodle was the father. She called me back (finally) and told us we could see them after they were born. It never happened. So I called again and was told the poodle wasn't the father..the father was a pit bull. I didn't believe her then and I still don't since she lied to us about seeing the puppies and the mother dog. Her staff was rude, hung up on me, completely unsympathetic, and in my opinion, Judy is a liar who will say anything to get you to give her a pet or a donation or something she wants. Its great to rescue animals, but let's not forget people too. My daughter's little heart was broken by a woman who doesn't know how to tell the truth and who can't keep her promises. SHAME ON YOU JUDY!!! You should know better than to lie to a little girl who just wanted to see puppies of a dog we took care of for nearly 3 months. That's all we asked for when we surrendered her to you. And you said yes...but you lied. I would have serious second thoughts about doing business with someone like her

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I was in a difficult situation when I contacted Pet Rescue by Judy. I had found a dog (West Highland Terrier) and had looked in vain for it's owner. Since I was going through a foreclosure I found an apartment to rent. My landlord said I couldn't keep 3 dogs (I already had 2). I tried to find her a home but time was running out for me. Then I found out she was pregnant. My poodle was not neutered so I though he may have been the daddy. My landlord called me and told me I had to have the dog out in a few days or else he would start an eviction. I went by Judy's and met her personally. She assured me (and my 12 year old daughter) that we could see the dog anytime and we could of course see the puppies. Well, follow the money stupid is the lesson I learned that night. I was holding basically a $3000 dollar donation in my hands. The mother was probably going to fetch an adoption fee of $300 or more and the puppies if they were westiepoos would fetch another $300-400 apiece. I knew this and didn't have a problem with her making money off them cause she rescues animals and has to feed them and stuff. The huge disappointment came though when after we gave her up, my daughter was so sad and we tried to see her again. Like I said Judy PROMISED we could see the dog anytime. HA!!! What a joke. I tried to call, was told by her staff I gave up the dog, had no rights etc...I knew that but we were promised to see the pupples especially if our poodle was the father. She called me back (finally) and told us we could see them after they were born. It never happened. So I called again and was told the poodle wasn't the father..the father was a pit bull. I didn't believe her then and I still don't since she lied to us about seeing the puppies and the mother dog. Her staff was rude, hung up on me, completely unsympathetic, and in my opinion, Judy is a liar who will say anything to get you to give her a pet or a donation or something she wants. Its great to rescue animals, but let's not forget people too. My daughter's little heart was broken by a woman who doesn't know how to tell the truth and who can't keep her promises. SHAME ON YOU JUDY!!! You should know better than to lie to a little girl who just wanted to see puppies of a dog we took care of for nearly 3 months. That's all we asked for when we surrendered her to you. And you said yes...but you lied. I would have serious second thoughts about doing business with someone like her

Pros: They are a no kill rescue

Cons: That's the only good thing I can say about them.

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Last Saturday, my friends and I visited the Oviedo Petsmart in order for them to adopt a dog. When we got there, we immediately noticed that the puppies were all in circular cages where they could be handled by anyone, and while they had water affixed to their cages, they clearly had no food. Worse than that, the adult dogs were all being kept in separate crates with no food OR water. Come on, this is Florida -- at least give the poor things some water! For an adult dog, the adoption fee was $40, which was supposed to include all of their shots, a free vet visit, microchip, spay/neuter, etc. They also advertise these dogs as "immediately receiving flea/tick prevention" once they entered Judy's rescue. The puppies were upward of $200 each, which we found to be a little ridiculous. This was apparently the case with many potential adopters as several passed by the puppies because of the price. My friends decided on an adult dog and upon the "free" vet visit, it was discovered that she had NOT had her rabies vaccine (she was almost a year old! WHY WOULD THEY NOT VACCINATE HER?) and had two MASSIVE ticks behind her ear and on her leg! So I guess they don't check the dogs all that well when they come to the rescue. Not only that, but she had NOT been microchipped as advertised. After we paid a $200 vet bill (so much for a "free" visit), we bought her some essentials and I took her home to dogsit for a little while. As I bathed her, the water began to turn black -- so no one had even bathed this poor dog in God knows when! I had specifically asked if this dog had been fostered, to which the employee had said, "Yes, she's been in a foster home." The foster home didn't bathe her or check her for ticks?! By the way she reacted to the dog bed, it's clear she's been kept in an outside kennel, NOT a foster home! The dog is impossibly sweet and loving, I have no problems with her -- it's this "rescue" that's the problem. In order to adopt, you have to fill out a MASSIVE application and if you can't remember every scrap of info or if you've ever sold your dog for ANY reason, they make you feel like crap, but they sell dogs who are dirty, infested, and not properly cared for themselves. Hypocrites! Side note: while we were there, a puppy took a poo on another puppy's head, and several puppies ended up with feces on them. When an employee was asked for a paper towel to clean the dogs, she rolled her eyes and said, "just take it inside (Petsmart) and wipe it off with something, or use your shirt." Excuse me? You don't even have something to wipe off the dogs with? And you want me to USE MY SHIRT? Also, the cage we took the dog from was promptly filled with another dog after we left, one that hadn't been there before, so I suspect they were keeping some of the dogs in the transport truck they were using.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last Saturday, my friends and I visited the Oviedo Petsmart in order for them to adopt a dog. When we got there, we immediately noticed that the puppies were all in circular cages where they could be handled by anyone, and while they had water affixed to their cages, they clearly had no food. Worse than that, the adult dogs were all being kept in separate crates with no food OR water. Come on, this is Florida -- at least give the poor things some water! For an adult dog, the adoption fee was $40, which was supposed to include all of their shots, a free vet visit, microchip, spay/neuter, etc. They also advertise these dogs as "immediately receiving flea/tick prevention" once they entered Judy's rescue. The puppies were upward of $200 each, which we found to be a little ridiculous. This was apparently the case with many potential adopters as several passed by the puppies because of the price. My friends decided on an adult dog and upon the "free" vet visit, it was discovered that she had NOT had her rabies vaccine (she was almost a year old! WHY WOULD THEY NOT VACCINATE HER?) and had two MASSIVE ticks behind her ear and on her leg! So I guess they don't check the dogs all that well when they come to the rescue. Not only that, but she had NOT been microchipped as advertised. After we paid a $200 vet bill (so much for a "free" visit), we bought her some essentials and I took her home to dogsit for a little while. As I bathed her, the water began to turn black -- so no one had even bathed this poor dog in God knows when! I had specifically asked if this dog had been fostered, to which the employee had said, "Yes, she's been in a foster home." The foster home didn't bathe her or check her for ticks?! By the way she reacted to the dog bed, it's clear she's been kept in an outside kennel, NOT a foster home! The dog is impossibly sweet and loving, I have no problems with her -- it's this "rescue" that's the problem. In order to adopt, you have to fill out a MASSIVE application and if you can't remember every scrap of info or if you've ever sold your dog for ANY reason, they make you feel like crap, but they sell dogs who are dirty, infested, and not properly cared for themselves. Hypocrites! Side note: while we were there, a puppy took a poo on another puppy's head, and several puppies ended up with feces on them. When an employee was asked for a paper towel to clean the dogs, she rolled her eyes and said, "just take it inside (Petsmart) and wipe it off with something, or use your shirt." Excuse me? You don't even have something to wipe off the dogs with? And you want me to USE MY SHIRT? Also, the cage we took the dog from was promptly filled with another dog after we left, one that hadn't been there before, so I suspect they were keeping some of the dogs in the transport truck they were using.

Pros: dogs easily visible

Cons: dogs dirty, infested, not given food/water while on display

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We called on a saturday for hours of operation for sunday and were given the hours of 10-4. When we arrived we were not given any service because they were "not showing" until noon. The owner and staff were busy loading animals to go to another location for adoptions. This information would have been nice to receive the day prior. We not only were given the worst customer service possible but given snide remarks like,"I don't care" from the supposed owner Judy. Judy asked if we had gone to the website and looked at the animals there and we stated yes as well as filling out the information they needed. After realizing we had done our part and they had gotten all the animals rounded up for their transport, we were treated with an attitude and with a lack of sincerity. I understand that no one is perfect in this world, including myself, but if you are in charge of an organization or project that is supposed to be a positive and influencial operation for the community and animals I expected alot more TLC. we were aslo told we needed to bring everyone in the household because they do not do dogs as "gifts"...and the process was compared to adopting a child. "You wouldn't adopt a child without both parents there, right?" we were asked. I rated this buisness as AWFUL because of the owner and her disposition as well as her lack of compassion for those who are not familiar with the process at her facility. If you are too busy or have volunteers that don't give the information needed, how do expect the community to be on the same page? For me personally, I wouldn't give my time or money to a woman who doesn't know how to treat people correctly. It has me wondering where her heart is for the animals. I am so disappointed with our experience, she came highly recommended from a fellow animal lover. I guess I assumed the same love would be in such an establishment. I was wrong unfortunately. :(

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★☆☆☆☆

We called on a saturday for hours of operation for sunday and were given the hours of 10-4. When we arrived we were not given any service because they were "not showing" until noon. The owner and staff were busy loading animals to go to another location for adoptions. This information would have been nice to receive the day prior. We not only were given the worst customer service possible but given snide remarks like,"I don't care" from the supposed owner Judy. Judy asked if we had gone to the website and looked at the animals there and we stated yes as well as filling out the information they needed. After realizing we had done our part and they had gotten all the animals rounded up for their transport, we were treated with an attitude and with a lack of sincerity. I understand that no one is perfect in this world, including myself, but if you are in charge of an organization or project that is supposed to be a positive and influencial operation for the community and animals I expected alot more TLC. we were aslo told we needed to bring everyone in the household because they do not do dogs as "gifts"...and the process was compared to adopting a child. "You wouldn't adopt a child without both parents there, right?" we were asked. I rated this buisness as AWFUL because of the owner and her disposition as well as her lack of compassion for those who are not familiar with the process at her facility. If you are too busy or have volunteers that don't give the information needed, how do expect the community to be on the same page? For me personally, I wouldn't give my time or money to a woman who doesn't know how to treat people correctly. It has me wondering where her heart is for the animals. I am so disappointed with our experience, she came highly recommended from a fellow animal lover. I guess I assumed the same love would be in such an establishment. I was wrong unfortunately. :(

Pros: no kill rescue is a great opportunity for animals

Cons: the customer service and humanity needs alot of work

 

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