Lakeland Animal Haven

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As I read these reviews, I have to believe some of the people have a mental disorder. It is an animal shelter - it is supposed to smell like animals. Do you think the volunteers send the dogs for formal testing to see how they will do in society? Give me a break. When you go to a shelter, you are adopting a dog for reasons (unknown, sometimes) and you can't be sure why they are there. I adopted a wonderful Lab/Chow mix 3 1/2 years ago named Shadow, who has skin infections and separation anxiety. With proper training and medication, he is fine and is a member of my family I would not dream of ever getting rid of. Word to the wise: Adopting a pet takes experience, patience and time. If you don't knw what you are doing, get a stuffed animal instead. You'll be happier in the long run. P.S. - Most shelters do not have enough volunteers or money or supplies. Instead of complaining, why don't you help out? Ever think of that?

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As I read these reviews, I have to believe some of the people have a mental disorder. It is an animal shelter - it is supposed to smell like animals. Do you think the volunteers send the dogs for formal testing to see how they will do in society? Give me a break. When you go to a shelter, you are adopting a dog for reasons (unknown, sometimes) and you can't be sure why they are there. I adopted a wonderful Lab/Chow mix 3 1/2 years ago named Shadow, who has skin infections and separation anxiety. With proper training and medication, he is fine and is a member of my family I would not dream of ever getting rid of. Word to the wise: Adopting a pet takes experience, patience and time. If you don't knw what you are doing, get a stuffed animal instead. You'll be happier in the long run. P.S. - Most shelters do not have enough volunteers or money or supplies. Instead of complaining, why don't you help out? Ever think of that?

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I found this shelter via Petfinder.com. I called to inquire about a particular dog and I found the lady to be rude on the phone. I still persued a visit to the dog and what I found was a filthy, stinky dog at a filthy, stinky shelter! None the less, he seemed like a good fit, and I brought the dog home a week later for $200. After having him (immediately) groomed, I found out he had a severe skin and ear infection. He has racked up a number of medical bills relating to skin and ear problems in the 2 years I've had him. I'm don't regret adopting him-- in fact, I look at it as me rescuing him from that decrepit place!

If you go there to adopt a pet, don't expect the cleanest, friendliest place, and don't expect the cleanist, healthiest pets either-- but don't hold that against the animals who need homes.

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★★☆☆☆

I found this shelter via Petfinder.com. I called to inquire about a particular dog and I found the lady to be rude on the phone. I still persued a visit to the dog and what I found was a filthy, stinky dog at a filthy, stinky shelter! None the less, he seemed like a good fit, and I brought the dog home a week later for $200. After having him (immediately) groomed, I found out he had a severe skin and ear infection. He has racked up a number of medical bills relating to skin and ear problems in the 2 years I've had him. I'm don't regret adopting him-- in fact, I look at it as me rescuing him from that decrepit place!

If you go there to adopt a pet, don't expect the cleanest, friendliest place, and don't expect the cleanist, healthiest pets either-- but don't hold that against the animals who need homes.

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I adopted a Blk Lab mix about 20 yrs ago and he turned was so gentle and a lover dog. I again in Jan 2009 adopted a mixed breed cat and she too is a wonderful pet. I am thinking of getting another cat to add to my family & I intend to come back here again.Yes, the place could use some paint & redecorating, but the people there, really care about the animals and they are kept clean, dry and fed and given lots of love. Maybe someone could donate a day & clean & paint the shelter.. that would be great. In my mind, the animals come first & they do at Lakeland Animal Haven.

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★★★★☆

I adopted a Blk Lab mix about 20 yrs ago and he turned was so gentle and a lover dog. I again in Jan 2009 adopted a mixed breed cat and she too is a wonderful pet. I am thinking of getting another cat to add to my family & I intend to come back here again.Yes, the place could use some paint & redecorating, but the people there, really care about the animals and they are kept clean, dry and fed and given lots of love. Maybe someone could donate a day & clean & paint the shelter.. that would be great. In my mind, the animals come first & they do at Lakeland Animal Haven.

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In the past year, my wife and I adopted two cats from Barbara, and we were very pleased with the experience. The shelter won't win any beauty contests, but it is as clean as a shelter at capacity can be. Most importantly, Barbara and her staff appear to know each animal intimately, and they are very protective; for example, any applicant who intends to declaw a cat or let it outside is immediately denied. I give Lakeland a strong recommendation.

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★★★★☆

In the past year, my wife and I adopted two cats from Barbara, and we were very pleased with the experience. The shelter won't win any beauty contests, but it is as clean as a shelter at capacity can be. Most importantly, Barbara and her staff appear to know each animal intimately, and they are very protective; for example, any applicant who intends to declaw a cat or let it outside is immediately denied. I give Lakeland a strong recommendation.

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I purchased a mutt at this place. I was told she was wormed and in good health. It cost me 100.00 to adopt this dog. I took her to the vet and the dog hadnt been wormed and was loaded with hookworms. The dog also bit me. I called Barbara to tell her I was bringing the dog back and she told me the shelter was full, then proceeded to hang up on me. Her shelter is one of the dirtiest ones I have ever seen. Being a pet trainer and having worked at other shelters and kennels, I find this shelter to be substandard in cleanliness and truthfulness. I do not recommend adopting at this shelter. Also a shady past

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I purchased a mutt at this place. I was told she was wormed and in good health. It cost me 100.00 to adopt this dog. I took her to the vet and the dog hadnt been wormed and was loaded with hookworms. The dog also bit me. I called Barbara to tell her I was bringing the dog back and she told me the shelter was full, then proceeded to hang up on me. Her shelter is one of the dirtiest ones I have ever seen. Being a pet trainer and having worked at other shelters and kennels, I find this shelter to be substandard in cleanliness and truthfulness. I do not recommend adopting at this shelter. Also a shady past

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II adopted my dog from here and they were very easy to deal with. You didn't have to go through lots of background checks like other shelters. They are also part of a State program to provide discounted spaying or neuturing. The place looks old and a bit run down from the outside but they are good to their animals.

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II adopted my dog from here and they were very easy to deal with. You didn't have to go through lots of background checks like other shelters. They are also part of a State program to provide discounted spaying or neuturing. The place looks old and a bit run down from the outside but they are good to their animals.

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