Greater Androscoggin Humane

★★★☆☆
  • 55 Strawberry Ave

    Lewiston, ME 04240

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  • 207-783-2311

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You showed you were incompetent wen you gave your dog away to a family member who ended up abusing it. When you take responsibility for a dog- it is like a child- you don't hand it off when times are tough and then want it back. Especially since your family member abused it and brought it to the shelter- who's to say if they gave it back to you you would not give it away again? I hope you have learned a lesson as you stated....although I would assume the lesson would be more responsibility and respect for whatever pet you get in the future.The shelter was in the right to protect the welfare of the dog. You didn't deserve getting it back.

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★★★☆☆

You showed you were incompetent wen you gave your dog away to a family member who ended up abusing it. When you take responsibility for a dog- it is like a child- you don't hand it off when times are tough and then want it back. Especially since your family member abused it and brought it to the shelter- who's to say if they gave it back to you you would not give it away again? I hope you have learned a lesson as you stated....although I would assume the lesson would be more responsibility and respect for whatever pet you get in the future.The shelter was in the right to protect the welfare of the dog. You didn't deserve getting it back.

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Our older dog died of lymphoma a few months ago, and our younger dog became a lonely, only. We decided to try to adopt a dog stray dog. The staff seemed overworked and distracted; we had mistakenly thought that we might get a warm greeting and have the process explained to us. But instead we had to prod the staff at every point to tell us what the next step was. We did the application, and then looked at the dogs, having been told that the ones with descriptions on their cages were up for adoption. We picked out a likely candidate, then told the staff that we would like to bring in our dog to meet her. They distractedly agreed. But while my husband went home to get our dog, one of the staff abruptly announced that the dog is not, after all, up for adoption because the owner may decide to come and reclaim her. My 9 year old daughter had gotten a little attached to the idea of adopting this dog, so I ask if there is any possibility that the dog may, after all, be adoptable, if the owner does not end up reclaiming her. This started a game of 20 questions with this staff member, who acts like she is guarding a state secret. I simply want to know how long it would be before we know for sure that this dog is out of the question (i.e.. days, weeks, months) It's not a hard question, not a question that requires that anyone's privacy be breached. But this staff member became more stiff and I felt very put out. THEN, they put me off further by pointing out that, in any case, an adoption at this shelter is NOT first come first served. No, you must "compete" with 3 or 4 other possible adopters so that the shelter can pick the best possible home for the dog. Besides the fact that this seems a little like overkill to me, I am very put out that this fact was not presented to us at the beginning of our inquiry, nor is it on their web page, or on the application. We left in frustration at being made to feel as though they were doing us a favor by even considering our application to adopt, and my daughter was in tears. If you want to adopt a dog, your emotional health would probably be better served by going to a shelter that actually values people as well as animals.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our older dog died of lymphoma a few months ago, and our younger dog became a lonely, only. We decided to try to adopt a dog stray dog. The staff seemed overworked and distracted; we had mistakenly thought that we might get a warm greeting and have the process explained to us. But instead we had to prod the staff at every point to tell us what the next step was. We did the application, and then looked at the dogs, having been told that the ones with descriptions on their cages were up for adoption. We picked out a likely candidate, then told the staff that we would like to bring in our dog to meet her. They distractedly agreed. But while my husband went home to get our dog, one of the staff abruptly announced that the dog is not, after all, up for adoption because the owner may decide to come and reclaim her. My 9 year old daughter had gotten a little attached to the idea of adopting this dog, so I ask if there is any possibility that the dog may, after all, be adoptable, if the owner does not end up reclaiming her. This started a game of 20 questions with this staff member, who acts like she is guarding a state secret. I simply want to know how long it would be before we know for sure that this dog is out of the question (i.e.. days, weeks, months) It's not a hard question, not a question that requires that anyone's privacy be breached. But this staff member became more stiff and I felt very put out. THEN, they put me off further by pointing out that, in any case, an adoption at this shelter is NOT first come first served. No, you must "compete" with 3 or 4 other possible adopters so that the shelter can pick the best possible home for the dog. Besides the fact that this seems a little like overkill to me, I am very put out that this fact was not presented to us at the beginning of our inquiry, nor is it on their web page, or on the application. We left in frustration at being made to feel as though they were doing us a favor by even considering our application to adopt, and my daughter was in tears. If you want to adopt a dog, your emotional health would probably be better served by going to a shelter that actually values people as well as animals.

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All my pets (except one) are adopted. I have never had a problem with my pets, unlike some acquaintances who bought them and they ended up being very sick or had behavioral issues. I think the Humane Society does a great job by rescuing animals and looking good homes for them. I respectfully disagree with the person who wrote the previous review. Not giving an animal to anyone who requests one is not discriminatory, it's being responsible. There are people who adopt and later turn the animals in. And then they try to adopt again. People need to understand a pet is not a toy, it's a responsibility. And children often can seriously hurt an animal unintentionally. I've heard horror stories from a friend (who is a vet assistant) about the trauma injuries and even death that children have inflicted to the family pet.

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All my pets (except one) are adopted. I have never had a problem with my pets, unlike some acquaintances who bought them and they ended up being very sick or had behavioral issues. I think the Humane Society does a great job by rescuing animals and looking good homes for them. I respectfully disagree with the person who wrote the previous review. Not giving an animal to anyone who requests one is not discriminatory, it's being responsible. There are people who adopt and later turn the animals in. And then they try to adopt again. People need to understand a pet is not a toy, it's a responsibility. And children often can seriously hurt an animal unintentionally. I've heard horror stories from a friend (who is a vet assistant) about the trauma injuries and even death that children have inflicted to the family pet.

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I had given my dog to a family member and I told them if anything happened I wanted her back. During Christmas 02 I found my dog at this Shelter. I went to visit her and they told me because I had given her away I couldn't have her back because she wasn't my dog anymore. I was Ticked off. I went to the shelter to make sure it was her and sure enough it was. They said if I wanted to I could take her out back and interact with her but I couldn't have her back. Then I told them that if these certain people called asking for her NOT to give her back to them. He was ABUSIVE towards my dog and I knew I shouldn't of given her to them but my stupid mistake I will learn from.

They don't adopt out to you if your current pet doesn't have shots either. Or if you have turned an animal to this shelter also. Or if you have Small children(that's discriminating), cause a lot of people have small kids and can take care of animals.

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★★☆☆☆

I had given my dog to a family member and I told them if anything happened I wanted her back. During Christmas 02 I found my dog at this Shelter. I went to visit her and they told me because I had given her away I couldn't have her back because she wasn't my dog anymore. I was Ticked off. I went to the shelter to make sure it was her and sure enough it was. They said if I wanted to I could take her out back and interact with her but I couldn't have her back. Then I told them that if these certain people called asking for her NOT to give her back to them. He was ABUSIVE towards my dog and I knew I shouldn't of given her to them but my stupid mistake I will learn from.

They don't adopt out to you if your current pet doesn't have shots either. Or if you have turned an animal to this shelter also. Or if you have Small children(that's discriminating), cause a lot of people have small kids and can take care of animals.

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