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i got my little blessing Flash the beagle basset hound mix from their she is a little sweet heart except she caught kennel cough and liver and kidney disease and almost died on me when she was one years old she have had a hard life she is currently four years old and growing into a big girl i love her so much her new name is belle she loves her new home thank you mollys place

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i got my little blessing Flash the beagle basset hound mix from their she is a little sweet heart except she caught kennel cough and liver and kidney disease and almost died on me when she was one years old she have had a hard life she is currently four years old and growing into a big girl i love her so much her new name is belle she loves her new home thank you mollys place

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ollys place is a wonderful experience, come and somewhere I think everyone should have .. The way the animals are allowed to socialize with you, and each other is great

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ollys place is a wonderful experience, come and somewhere I think everyone should have .. The way the animals are allowed to socialize with you, and each other is great

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Molly's is a wonderful place, I'm happy that that's where I went and I didn't decide to go anywhere else. The staff there was very friendly and help me with any and all questions I had. The way the animals get to socialize with each other is great, it makes for a lot of happy puppies. From what I saw the staff treated each and every animal with respect and love. If anyone is thinking about adopting a pet I think you should consider mollys very strong

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Molly's is a wonderful place, I'm happy that that's where I went and I didn't decide to go anywhere else. The staff there was very friendly and help me with any and all questions I had. The way the animals get to socialize with each other is great, it makes for a lot of happy puppies. From what I saw the staff treated each and every animal with respect and love. If anyone is thinking about adopting a pet I think you should consider mollys very strong

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Molly's is a wonderful place, I'm happy that that's where I went and I didn't decide to go anywhere else. The staff there was very friendly and help me with any and all questions I had. The way the animals get to socialize with each

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After reading all the negative reviews of mollies, I felt someone needed to address some of the reviews. I have taken it upon myself to logically dismantle the negative reviews written by the people who feel they have been so wronged by Mollys Rescue. First of all I have read reviews where someone stated that the staff of Mollys talked them out of the animal they had initially wanted. The staff of Mollys first concern when sending a rescue home with an adopted family is the well-being of the pet. The staff know more about what is involved in taking care of each individual rescue animal, and do their best to impart this knowledge upon the potential adopted parent. A lot of times when someone wants something in life, they tend to downplay or even ignore the work that will accompany whatever it is they want. This is a classic case of instant gratification, something that runs rampant in our society. People want what they want, and they want it now. Sadly people pay no attention of the affect getting what they want will have on those impacted by the decision they make. I venture to say that maybe those who were talked out of adopting the first animal they wanted were not fit to adequately care for the animal, and were blind to this fact because they were more concerned with getting what they wanted. Part of the Job of the staff at Mollys is to make sure the animals they adopt out are going with someone who can provide the proper care and love each individual animal requires and deserves. People that work in Animal rescue shelters do it out of love that they have for animals, they dont do it for the money. I think its safe to say that these people know more about what may, or may not be a proper placement for an animal.
Next I would like to address those who wrote negative reviews based upon adopting an animal, and the animal becoming sick after the adoption had taken place and the pet was living in their home. First of all these animals are rescues. A lot of them have been abused, neglected, and lived in conditions not fit for any animal. Hence the name rescue animal. When an animal is brought in it is seen by a vet, and is given the proper medical treatment necessary to return it to the healthiest state possible. The animals are monitored and brought back from the negligence they suffered. Animal rescues, especially Mollys do not send sick animals home with adopted families. They just dont do it, the employees of animal rescues want to see that each pet ends up with a life they deserve to have. Sending a sick animal home with someone is counterproductive to the end result they work so hard to achieve. Life is full of facts that just cannot be disputed. One of these facts is that animals get sick. Humans are animals, different from dogs and cats but animals none the less. There is a chance that an adopted animal could become sick after being taken home. There is also a chance that a purebred puppy bought from a distinguished breeder could become sick after being taken home. I myself have nursed three puppies with parvo back to health in my lifetime. When someone has a child there is a possibility that child could become ill after being taken home, and from a hospital at that! The truth of the matter is that all animals, humans included get sick.If people got over themselves and exercised some critical thinking most of what I have written would be evident to them. Unfortunately out world is full of selfish people who think everything that happens is about them. It is unfortunate that some people have adopted animals that fell ill after the adoption. However this is not about the few animals that became sick. This is about all of the animals who find happy loving homes. This is for all of the animals that are adopted that fill that void that was present in a family. This is about all of the animals who are adopted to a family with a child who felt out of place in the world, and their parents bringing them a pet that needed the love the child was desperate to give to someone. The positives of rescuing animals outweigh the negatives by a margin that cannot rightly be expressed in words. So why dont you negative reviewers get off of your high horses and stop trying to put an end to an organization that does the type of good that is necessary for this world to survive. Why dont you let people decide for themselves, and move on with your lives?

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After reading all the negative reviews of mollies, I felt someone needed to address some of the reviews. I have taken it upon myself to logically dismantle the negative reviews written by the people who feel they have been so wronged by Mollys Rescue. First of all I have read reviews where someone stated that the staff of Mollys talked them out of the animal they had initially wanted. The staff of Mollys first concern when sending a rescue home with an adopted family is the well-being of the pet. The staff know more about what is involved in taking care of each individual rescue animal, and do their best to impart this knowledge upon the potential adopted parent. A lot of times when someone wants something in life, they tend to downplay or even ignore the work that will accompany whatever it is they want. This is a classic case of instant gratification, something that runs rampant in our society. People want what they want, and they want it now. Sadly people pay no attention of the affect getting what they want will have on those impacted by the decision they make. I venture to say that maybe those who were talked out of adopting the first animal they wanted were not fit to adequately care for the animal, and were blind to this fact because they were more concerned with getting what they wanted. Part of the Job of the staff at Mollys is to make sure the animals they adopt out are going with someone who can provide the proper care and love each individual animal requires and deserves. People that work in Animal rescue shelters do it out of love that they have for animals, they dont do it for the money. I think its safe to say that these people know more about what may, or may not be a proper placement for an animal.
Next I would like to address those who wrote negative reviews based upon adopting an animal, and the animal becoming sick after the adoption had taken place and the pet was living in their home. First of all these animals are rescues. A lot of them have been abused, neglected, and lived in conditions not fit for any animal. Hence the name rescue animal. When an animal is brought in it is seen by a vet, and is given the proper medical treatment necessary to return it to the healthiest state possible. The animals are monitored and brought back from the negligence they suffered. Animal rescues, especially Mollys do not send sick animals home with adopted families. They just dont do it, the employees of animal rescues want to see that each pet ends up with a life they deserve to have. Sending a sick animal home with someone is counterproductive to the end result they work so hard to achieve. Life is full of facts that just cannot be disputed. One of these facts is that animals get sick. Humans are animals, different from dogs and cats but animals none the less. There is a chance that an adopted animal could become sick after being taken home. There is also a chance that a purebred puppy bought from a distinguished breeder could become sick after being taken home. I myself have nursed three puppies with parvo back to health in my lifetime. When someone has a child there is a possibility that child could become ill after being taken home, and from a hospital at that! The truth of the matter is that all animals, humans included get sick.If people got over themselves and exercised some critical thinking most of what I have written would be evident to them. Unfortunately out world is full of selfish people who think everything that happens is about them. It is unfortunate that some people have adopted animals that fell ill after the adoption. However this is not about the few animals that became sick. This is about all of the animals who find happy loving homes. This is for all of the animals that are adopted that fill that void that was present in a family. This is about all of the animals who are adopted to a family with a child who felt out of place in the world, and their parents bringing them a pet that needed the love the child was desperate to give to someone. The positives of rescuing animals outweigh the negatives by a margin that cannot rightly be expressed in words. So why dont you negative reviewers get off of your high horses and stop trying to put an end to an organization that does the type of good that is necessary for this world to survive. Why dont you let people decide for themselves, and move on with your lives?

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Mollys is a really wonderful place. The staff and volunteers were more than friendly. They helped me make sure I was making the right decision in choosing a pet. I know I made the the right decision. Its nice to see people doing all they can to find these poor animals homes, so they do not get put to sleep. I recommend anyone that is looking for a pet go to mollys and see about adopting before making any decisions.

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Mollys is a really wonderful place. The staff and volunteers were more than friendly. They helped me make sure I was making the right decision in choosing a pet. I know I made the the right decision. Its nice to see people doing all they can to find these poor animals homes, so they do not get put to sleep. I recommend anyone that is looking for a pet go to mollys and see about adopting before making any decisions.

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thumbs down and negative stars!! Over priced and sick animals Lori is rude and sneaky!! She should not be allowed to have or adopt animals!! There are too many and they are not able to notice when the animals become ill. Thank god we adopted our dog in time, he had a massive infection from another dog who attacked him and they did not tell us or let us know that he the calm submissive puppy we rescued was not the same playful puppy that they brought in there prior to being attacked!!

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thumbs down and negative stars!! Over priced and sick animals Lori is rude and sneaky!! She should not be allowed to have or adopt animals!! There are too many and they are not able to notice when the animals become ill. Thank god we adopted our dog in time, he had a massive infection from another dog who attacked him and they did not tell us or let us know that he the calm submissive puppy we rescued was not the same playful puppy that they brought in there prior to being attacked!!

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Yesterday a Saturday, my husband and I adopted a dog for my son. We were looking at a boxer but were directed to a small chihuahua mix who was calm and very loving. We were told by a worker that he was playful when he first came in but

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Yesterday a Saturday, my husband and I adopted a dog for my son. We were looking at a boxer but were directed to a small chihuahua mix who was calm and very loving. We were told by a worker that he was playful when he first came in but

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I was told about mollys place by a friend who had adopted a puppy from Mollys. The puppy, a black lab mix named Missy is one of the sweetest, loving animals I have ever come across in my life. When I finally decided it was time to find a four legged companion, Mollys was the first place I thought of. I have never been one to make hasty decisions, especially when it involves something that is going to change my everyday life. Naturally I searched the web for reviews of mollys place. When I came across this negative review I didnt know what to think. I dont know the person who wrote the review, and I have known Jess for many years. I decided to go to mollies and keeping the review, and what jess had told me in mind while I made my own decision. When I came through the first door I saw lots of adorable little dogs running around playing with each other. I reached to open the second door a man pulled it back shut and then opened it a few seconds later. My first thought was that was rude and maybe there was some truth to the negative review. This thought was quickly pushed aside though as the man told me the reasoning for holding the door while I had tried to open it. He explained with a smile on his face that it was to assure that none of the puppies had the chance to escape and dart out on to the busy road. The kennel smelled like dogs, however it was in no way an unpleasant smell. My heart warmed as I looked around and saw all of these dogs playing with one another and wagging their tails and yipping as they tried to get the attention of possible new owners. My eyes were immediately drawn to a puppy lying in the corner alone with its head on its paws. At first glance I could see that it was not pure bred, but Jack Russell was prominent in its appearance. I asked an employee what they knew about the dog. I was told that her name was lily and she was 4 years old. She had been neglected by the man who had owned her, and the mans daughter had talked him into letting her take lily to Mollys. I walked over to the corner and it took everything I had to stay focused on lily while I was circled by dogs, each one trying to be the cutest to get my attention. Lilly looked up at me and when I reached down to pet her she flinched and shied away. I sat down beside her and began to pet her head and scratch behind her ears. Before I knew it I was told that mollys was about to close for the day, and was told I was more than welcome to return the following day to see lily. I asked how much it would be to adopt her and was told a price. It was explained to me that Lilly had been spayed, had an Identification microchip placed, and was up to date on all of her shots. When I was leaving Lilly got up and walked to my feet, I reached down to pet her and she licked my hand and wagged her tail. I returned the following afternoon and as I waited on the door to be opened I saw that lily was lying in the same spot with her head down on her paws just like the day before. My heart broke as I wondered how anyone could have had this sweet dog in their home and not have loved her with all of their heart. I decided then that lily would be coming home with me that day. I told an employee I wanted to adopt lily, and was told that this was a pet that would require all of my love and attention to reverse the trauma she had been through. I was told to really think my decision through and make sure I was certain this was the right decision. I had been sitting with lily for about an hour when she crawled into my lap. I told the owner I was sure I wanted to take lily home. I was given an application and after I turned it in I was told my application was approved and I could take her home. Lilly was given a bath while the adoption was finalized and we posed for a picture before we left. When I got home I put lily down and she looked up at me. I went and sat on the couch and lily hopped up and crawled into my lap. It has taken lots of love, but lily only resembles the dog I first saw in looks. Her whole demeanor has changed and she has blossomed into an energetic ball of fur and love. To say I am happy with the decision I made is an understatement. The staff was very friendly and from what I saw not only treated the animals with respect, they treated each one with love. If you are thinking about adopting a pet you should go to mollies. Dont take my word for it, or the word of someone who wrote a negative review. Go find out for yourself, you may just find the best friend you have ever had in your life.

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I was told about mollys place by a friend who had adopted a puppy from Mollys. The puppy, a black lab mix named Missy is one of the sweetest, loving animals I have ever come across in my life. When I finally decided it was time to find a four legged companion, Mollys was the first place I thought of. I have never been one to make hasty decisions, especially when it involves something that is going to change my everyday life. Naturally I searched the web for reviews of mollys place. When I came across this negative review I didnt know what to think. I dont know the person who wrote the review, and I have known Jess for many years. I decided to go to mollies and keeping the review, and what jess had told me in mind while I made my own decision. When I came through the first door I saw lots of adorable little dogs running around playing with each other. I reached to open the second door a man pulled it back shut and then opened it a few seconds later. My first thought was that was rude and maybe there was some truth to the negative review. This thought was quickly pushed aside though as the man told me the reasoning for holding the door while I had tried to open it. He explained with a smile on his face that it was to assure that none of the puppies had the chance to escape and dart out on to the busy road. The kennel smelled like dogs, however it was in no way an unpleasant smell. My heart warmed as I looked around and saw all of these dogs playing with one another and wagging their tails and yipping as they tried to get the attention of possible new owners. My eyes were immediately drawn to a puppy lying in the corner alone with its head on its paws. At first glance I could see that it was not pure bred, but Jack Russell was prominent in its appearance. I asked an employee what they knew about the dog. I was told that her name was lily and she was 4 years old. She had been neglected by the man who had owned her, and the mans daughter had talked him into letting her take lily to Mollys. I walked over to the corner and it took everything I had to stay focused on lily while I was circled by dogs, each one trying to be the cutest to get my attention. Lilly looked up at me and when I reached down to pet her she flinched and shied away. I sat down beside her and began to pet her head and scratch behind her ears. Before I knew it I was told that mollys was about to close for the day, and was told I was more than welcome to return the following day to see lily. I asked how much it would be to adopt her and was told a price. It was explained to me that Lilly had been spayed, had an Identification microchip placed, and was up to date on all of her shots. When I was leaving Lilly got up and walked to my feet, I reached down to pet her and she licked my hand and wagged her tail. I returned the following afternoon and as I waited on the door to be opened I saw that lily was lying in the same spot with her head down on her paws just like the day before. My heart broke as I wondered how anyone could have had this sweet dog in their home and not have loved her with all of their heart. I decided then that lily would be coming home with me that day. I told an employee I wanted to adopt lily, and was told that this was a pet that would require all of my love and attention to reverse the trauma she had been through. I was told to really think my decision through and make sure I was certain this was the right decision. I had been sitting with lily for about an hour when she crawled into my lap. I told the owner I was sure I wanted to take lily home. I was given an application and after I turned it in I was told my application was approved and I could take her home. Lilly was given a bath while the adoption was finalized and we posed for a picture before we left. When I got home I put lily down and she looked up at me. I went and sat on the couch and lily hopped up and crawled into my lap. It has taken lots of love, but lily only resembles the dog I first saw in looks. Her whole demeanor has changed and she has blossomed into an energetic ball of fur and love. To say I am happy with the decision I made is an understatement. The staff was very friendly and from what I saw not only treated the animals with respect, they treated each one with love. If you are thinking about adopting a pet you should go to mollies. Dont take my word for it, or the word of someone who wrote a negative review. Go find out for yourself, you may just find the best friend you have ever had in your life.

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For those of you intelligent enough to want to read the ugly truth :

http://www.zootoo.com/shelters/zip-17055-mollys-place-pet-adoption-center

There are many negative reviews on Mollys Place of Mechanicsburg, PA for a reason. This review will explain my personal experience as well shed light on how the business functions. Unfortunately, many reviews for Mollys Place are written by a new pet owner about the pet they just adopted, rather than discussing the rescue itself. Many reviews comment on people admittedly affiliated with Mollys Place bullying anyone who has a negative comment. Negative comments are consistently refuted by Mollys Place as dishonest, but the truth is negative reviews often share common threads with comments such as RUN! And dont look back, that the business is run by thieves, along with details of specific events upon which their comments are based. A lot of 1 star reviews are filtered out of Yelp, but they are still able to be viewed. There is obvious public concern about the business, and here are a few documented facts to shed light on the reality of Mollys Place:

1. 2011- Numerous Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (PA UJS) dockets stating Fail to Keep Kennel In Sanitary and & Humane Condition. Arresting officers of the PA Dog Law Enforcement Office brought these issues to the court based on serious concern about the welfare of animals.

2. The PA Dog Law Enforcement Office demonstrated serious concern about Mollys Place by conducting 8 inspections within 2011 alone. State Veterinarian Dr. Ward was present and ordered vet checks on dogs. Vet checks have been ordered for dogs numerous times due to health concerns. This is at a rescue whose mission is caring for the animals.

3. PA state Inspection records since 2006 state many violations on dog run space, enclosure space, sanitation, maintenance, housekeeping/pests, the physical condition of animals, excreta, overcrowding, records such as bills of sale, and more. All are available for review at the PA Dog Law Enforcement website; issues repeatedly came up over the course of years.

4. Mollys Place, a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization, runs transports to get free dogs from neighboring states. Then, this a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization sells those mixed-breed puppies for between $500-$600, or more.

Inspection reports on Mollys Place from July 14, 2011 state It was recommended to the kennel owner to temporarily discontinue taking in new dogs, puppies or adults, to provide her with more space and options to come into compliance with the regulations and the statute.

Getting back to Mollys Place reviewers mentioned they felt something fishy was going on but they couldnt point to it. The truth is simple: its a lot easier to lose track of a dog that came from out of state vs. a dog removed from a local shelter in PA. Since Mollys Place began, state inspections have noted numerous times that records on the dogs were not available for one reason or another. If there are no records, there is no way to track a dog. There is no way to track if they had already been spayed, neutered, received vaccines, or had other medical services before arriving at the facility, some of the reasons for the outrageously high adoption fees. As of 2012, issues with records continued.

5. Kind-hearted people are willing to pay outrageously high adoption fees for a pet because they believe the money goes back into helping the animals. However, PA state inspection records from in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 show that state inspectors repeatedly raised issues about the size of dog enclosure spaces. The fact is that animals were subjected to these conditions that did not meet minimum state requirements for their care despite the high profits Mollys generates (see tax information/profits for Mollys Place on GuideStar).
(over $300k in the last report on form 990. You as a citizen have the right to demand a copy or view on the business premises, if the owner refuses she can be fined up to $10k).

6. Criminal charges against Mollys Place Director Lori Johnston. People affiliated with Mollys Place have tried to defend the switching of a microchip in a dog by saying she was just trying to help a mistreated animal, but the details remain online. A different version of events is provided by the dogs owners, who state "She did steal our dogshe cut his hair and dyed it. He came back looking like Billy Idol. Police stated, Johnston had removed the microchip from Deimler's dog and placed it in a different dog in an attempt to alter the identification of the dog so it would not be returned to the owner". She also tried to hide the dog at a volunteers home, as stated by the volunteer herself; Susan Moyer of Camp Hill, PA.

For the rest of this go to the link at the top

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For those of you intelligent enough to want to read the ugly truth :

http://www.zootoo.com/shelters/zip-17055-mollys-place-pet-adoption-center

There are many negative reviews on Mollys Place of Mechanicsburg, PA for a reason. This review will explain my personal experience as well shed light on how the business functions. Unfortunately, many reviews for Mollys Place are written by a new pet owner about the pet they just adopted, rather than discussing the rescue itself. Many reviews comment on people admittedly affiliated with Mollys Place bullying anyone who has a negative comment. Negative comments are consistently refuted by Mollys Place as dishonest, but the truth is negative reviews often share common threads with comments such as RUN! And dont look back, that the business is run by thieves, along with details of specific events upon which their comments are based. A lot of 1 star reviews are filtered out of Yelp, but they are still able to be viewed. There is obvious public concern about the business, and here are a few documented facts to shed light on the reality of Mollys Place:

1. 2011- Numerous Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (PA UJS) dockets stating Fail to Keep Kennel In Sanitary and & Humane Condition. Arresting officers of the PA Dog Law Enforcement Office brought these issues to the court based on serious concern about the welfare of animals.

2. The PA Dog Law Enforcement Office demonstrated serious concern about Mollys Place by conducting 8 inspections within 2011 alone. State Veterinarian Dr. Ward was present and ordered vet checks on dogs. Vet checks have been ordered for dogs numerous times due to health concerns. This is at a rescue whose mission is caring for the animals.

3. PA state Inspection records since 2006 state many violations on dog run space, enclosure space, sanitation, maintenance, housekeeping/pests, the physical condition of animals, excreta, overcrowding, records such as bills of sale, and more. All are available for review at the PA Dog Law Enforcement website; issues repeatedly came up over the course of years.

4. Mollys Place, a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization, runs transports to get free dogs from neighboring states. Then, this a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization sells those mixed-breed puppies for between $500-$600, or more.

Inspection reports on Mollys Place from July 14, 2011 state It was recommended to the kennel owner to temporarily discontinue taking in new dogs, puppies or adults, to provide her with more space and options to come into compliance with the regulations and the statute.

Getting back to Mollys Place reviewers mentioned they felt something fishy was going on but they couldnt point to it. The truth is simple: its a lot easier to lose track of a dog that came from out of state vs. a dog removed from a local shelter in PA. Since Mollys Place began, state inspections have noted numerous times that records on the dogs were not available for one reason or another. If there are no records, there is no way to track a dog. There is no way to track if they had already been spayed, neutered, received vaccines, or had other medical services before arriving at the facility, some of the reasons for the outrageously high adoption fees. As of 2012, issues with records continued.

5. Kind-hearted people are willing to pay outrageously high adoption fees for a pet because they believe the money goes back into helping the animals. However, PA state inspection records from in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 show that state inspectors repeatedly raised issues about the size of dog enclosure spaces. The fact is that animals were subjected to these conditions that did not meet minimum state requirements for their care despite the high profits Mollys generates (see tax information/profits for Mollys Place on GuideStar).
(over $300k in the last report on form 990. You as a citizen have the right to demand a copy or view on the business premises, if the owner refuses she can be fined up to $10k).

6. Criminal charges against Mollys Place Director Lori Johnston. People affiliated with Mollys Place have tried to defend the switching of a microchip in a dog by saying she was just trying to help a mistreated animal, but the details remain online. A different version of events is provided by the dogs owners, who state "She did steal our dogshe cut his hair and dyed it. He came back looking like Billy Idol. Police stated, Johnston had removed the microchip from Deimler's dog and placed it in a different dog in an attempt to alter the identification of the dog so it would not be returned to the owner". She also tried to hide the dog at a volunteers home, as stated by the volunteer herself; Susan Moyer of Camp Hill, PA.

For the rest of this go to the link at the top

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If I could give them negative stars I would. We adopted a kitten from them, after our last cat passed. We were so happy with Oscar!!! But had a respiratory and eye infection. When we asked them about it, they said to bring him in and they would treat him.
My wife took Oscar in and was told that she had to sign a letter to surrender. She immediately questioned it, and did so multiple times. They reassured her that it was a technicality and we would get Oscar back. She signed it reluctantly.
Today I called them to find out the status if Oscar. I told them my wife dropped off our cat and wanted a time frame. I got put on hold and was told "She is not better yet. "
I told them first of all my cat is a boy. Can you please tell me the name of the cat she is referring to so I know it's the same cat, considering that I never mentioned his name. She refused. This went on for about 15 minutes. She transferred me to her supervisor who when I said I just want to pick Oscar up and take him to my vet. I was told I was being immature and I could come get my $200 and go somewhere else. I told her that's not the point I want my cat back. She hung up on me.
My wife went out there to see if Oscar was there. She went into the kitten room and saw a kitten she believes is him. She said she was going to take him back. The said no, and wouldn't let her out of the room. She told them she was pregnant, and couldn't stay in there, to no avail. Another woman came in and shoved her. My wife reminded her that she was pregnant and the lady said she didn't give a f****, and my wife screamed for someone to call the cops. Police were called.
Charges pending, tune into your local news because we have comtacted every news station, and the Patriot.
I WILL expose them for who they are!!! Also feel free to read any article on line about them. If you don't believe me, google them!!

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If I could give them negative stars I would. We adopted a kitten from them, after our last cat passed. We were so happy with Oscar!!! But had a respiratory and eye infection. When we asked them about it, they said to bring him in and they would treat him.
My wife took Oscar in and was told that she had to sign a letter to surrender. She immediately questioned it, and did so multiple times. They reassured her that it was a technicality and we would get Oscar back. She signed it reluctantly.
Today I called them to find out the status if Oscar. I told them my wife dropped off our cat and wanted a time frame. I got put on hold and was told "She is not better yet. "
I told them first of all my cat is a boy. Can you please tell me the name of the cat she is referring to so I know it's the same cat, considering that I never mentioned his name. She refused. This went on for about 15 minutes. She transferred me to her supervisor who when I said I just want to pick Oscar up and take him to my vet. I was told I was being immature and I could come get my $200 and go somewhere else. I told her that's not the point I want my cat back. She hung up on me.
My wife went out there to see if Oscar was there. She went into the kitten room and saw a kitten she believes is him. She said she was going to take him back. The said no, and wouldn't let her out of the room. She told them she was pregnant, and couldn't stay in there, to no avail. Another woman came in and shoved her. My wife reminded her that she was pregnant and the lady said she didn't give a f****, and my wife screamed for someone to call the cops. Police were called.
Charges pending, tune into your local news because we have comtacted every news station, and the Patriot.
I WILL expose them for who they are!!! Also feel free to read any article on line about them. If you don't believe me, google them!!

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If I could give them negative stars I would. We adopted a kitten from them, after our last cat passed. We were so happy with Oscar!!! But had a respiratory and eye infection. When we asked them about it, they said to bring him in and they

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If I could give them negative stars I would. We adopted a kitten from them, after our last cat passed. We were so happy with Oscar!!! But had a respiratory and eye infection. When we asked them about it, they said to bring him in and they

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Where are you people getting your information? You can have a dog spayed/neutered, microchipped, and all shots for $75.00???? Where's this Vet at because I want to go there. You also need to consider that there is a rent to pay and

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Where are you people getting your information? You can have a dog spayed/neutered, microchipped, and all shots for $75.00???? Where's this Vet at because I want to go there. You also need to consider that there is a rent to pay and

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I adopted my dog from Molly's place and had a good experience. I would like to say that at first I definitely thought that the person at the counter that I spoke with was rude and asking me very personal questions. She asked if I planned to have kids anytime soon, whether or not I would be moving a lot and other very personal things. I was quite offended. But then it dawned on me... She actually cared about the dog's well being. She wanted to know if I would just get rid of the dog when life got too tough or if I chose to have kids and didn't want the companionship of a dog anymore. She wanted to know if I could handle the stress of a dog possibly not getting along with children. She wanted to make sure I knew that many landlords will NOT accept pit bull breed type dogs.

I definitely understand why some people think that the people there are "rude". But you have to remember how many people come in there with the intention of adopting a dog or cat because it's cute and then honestly can't handle the animal when it gets home. Molly's Place wants the animal to have the BEST opportunity at the happiest life possible.

I've had my dog for 7 months now and I've had no problems with him.I've definitely been blessed by that. Molly's Place played their role in that by getting him all the treatment he needed in order to be adopted. I feel like he's so good around other dogs and meeting new people BECAUSE of the opportunity they have to free roam in the front of the store.

I truly enjoy going every few weeks to pet the dogs and cats and I can't wait until I am fully ready to handle another dog. I would definitely adopt from Molly's Place again, and definitely recommend it. (And no, I don't work there or volunteer there. I promise I'm not being paid to say this. :) ) People may have bad experiences there, and I am truly sorry about that. But for every bad case there's so many good ones. Not every organization is perfect.

Please visit the place and spend some time there. Please don't just let some negative reviews prevent you from finding a great animal companion. Those reviews have their place and may definitely be valid, but please give this place a chance.

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I adopted my dog from Molly's place and had a good experience. I would like to say that at first I definitely thought that the person at the counter that I spoke with was rude and asking me very personal questions. She asked if I planned to have kids anytime soon, whether or not I would be moving a lot and other very personal things. I was quite offended. But then it dawned on me... She actually cared about the dog's well being. She wanted to know if I would just get rid of the dog when life got too tough or if I chose to have kids and didn't want the companionship of a dog anymore. She wanted to know if I could handle the stress of a dog possibly not getting along with children. She wanted to make sure I knew that many landlords will NOT accept pit bull breed type dogs.

I definitely understand why some people think that the people there are "rude". But you have to remember how many people come in there with the intention of adopting a dog or cat because it's cute and then honestly can't handle the animal when it gets home. Molly's Place wants the animal to have the BEST opportunity at the happiest life possible.

I've had my dog for 7 months now and I've had no problems with him.I've definitely been blessed by that. Molly's Place played their role in that by getting him all the treatment he needed in order to be adopted. I feel like he's so good around other dogs and meeting new people BECAUSE of the opportunity they have to free roam in the front of the store.

I truly enjoy going every few weeks to pet the dogs and cats and I can't wait until I am fully ready to handle another dog. I would definitely adopt from Molly's Place again, and definitely recommend it. (And no, I don't work there or volunteer there. I promise I'm not being paid to say this. :) ) People may have bad experiences there, and I am truly sorry about that. But for every bad case there's so many good ones. Not every organization is perfect.

Please visit the place and spend some time there. Please don't just let some negative reviews prevent you from finding a great animal companion. Those reviews have their place and may definitely be valid, but please give this place a chance.

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Right to the point - We bought a rescue dog for $550 from Molly s. Price was a bit high but I figured it was helping a charity and not too bad for a healthy purebred Boston Terrier. Within one week the dog was taken the vet three times,

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Right to the point - We bought a rescue dog for $550 from Molly s. Price was a bit high but I figured it was helping a charity and not too bad for a healthy purebred Boston Terrier. Within one week the dog was taken the vet three times,

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I loved visiting Molly's! It was great to see the dogs socializing with each other, and interacting with the visitors. There was such a variety of dogs, from puppies to seniors. The cats were adorable too. I was able to talk with some people visiting Molly's, two of which were previous adopters, looking to add another furry friend to their family. I will definitely get my next pet from Molly's!

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I loved visiting Molly's! It was great to see the dogs socializing with each other, and interacting with the visitors. There was such a variety of dogs, from puppies to seniors. The cats were adorable too. I was able to talk with some people visiting Molly's, two of which were previous adopters, looking to add another furry friend to their family. I will definitely get my next pet from Molly's!

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Great place to find your next pet!

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Great place to find your next pet!

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Had a great experience adopting our kitten from here. Got the kitten, he was fixed, and up to date on vaccinations. We had got a 'free' farm cat prior to this kitten, and until we fixed her, and got her immunizations, it cost way more

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After much research, my wife found a two year old Boston Terrier at Molly's Place in Mechanicsburg, PA. One look at her picture and we fell in love and decided to put down a deposit and began making plans for the 6 hour drive from Buffalo to meet her. We were told that she had recently had a C-section and she would need to be spayed before we could adopt her. After about two weeks, the dog was ready to be picked up. We made the trip and arrived at Molly's Place on Sunday March 10, 2013. We entered the building and the main area you walk into is the "free roaming area". This is where the dogs are able to "socialize" with each other and the customers as well. We were told that the dog was getting a bath and it would be a little while. I was a bit perplexed by this because she was just spayed that Thursday. We have had dogs spayed in the past and the vet has always stressed "No baths for 10 to 14 days". As we were waiting in the middle of the "free roaming" area with numerous dogs in a rather small area, my two small children had the distinct opportunity to see one dog attempt to mate with one of the other dogs (note that these dogs are not spayed or neutered until they are adopted UGHHHH!). The "mating" incident was followed by a Pit Bull mix violently attacking a MUCH smaller dog and literally had it by the throat until two workers were able to get the small dog out of the jaws of the Pit Bull mix. This all took place within a few feet of my wife and children. My positive attitude was quickly diminishing but I could not leave without at least meeting the dog we drove so far to see. After all of this, our dog was brought out for us to meet. The first thing that we noticed was that she had a belly band on which the owner of the rescue informed us that her incision was a little red from her licking at it and the belly band was to prevent further licking. They set her down in the chaotic "free roaming area" for us to meet. We asked one of the workers if there were a more private place to see her. The only private place out of that rather large building (see Molly's Place website for a pic of the building) was the bathroom. I actually thought I was having a nightmare at this point. But by this time, we had already fallen in love with this dog. We completed the adoption process and paid $550 for the dog. A bit high, but I figured it's helping out a charity and not too bad for a healthy, vet checked purebred Boston. Well keep reading because this is where the REAL nightmare begins. On the drive back to Buffalo, Lucy (this is name picked out by my kids for the dog) sat on my wife's lap the entire ride and seemed a bit "under the weather". We figured she was still feeling the effects of the spay. Before leaving Molly's Place, I asked if she needed any pain medication and was told that she did not. Upon arriving home, we introduced her to our Boston and got her settled in. It was at this point we removed the belly band to check on her incision. It looked terrible! My wife took the next day off of work and rushed her to our vet (who was appalled at the dog's condition). She was diagnosed with an infection and was given antibiotics and pain medication which she was in desperate need of. Then, on Thursday March 14, we noticed that she was bleeding from her vulva. We again rushed her to the vet and were told that she has an internal infection and was given another round of antibiotics. The antibiotics were not effective and on Monday March 18 (only about a week after getting her from Molly's) she had to undergo EMERGENCY EXPLORATORY SURGERY in which the vet found much internal scarring that was adhering to some of her internal organs as well as a significant amount of necrotic (dead) tissue on the remaining portion of the uterus. This poor dog was a mess inside! It is now known that the owner of Molly's knew of this scarring and never told us about it nor attempted to fix it. You would think that the vet who performed the spay would have addressed this situation while performing the operation. We thought we were buying a healthy, vet checked dog. We have now spent over $1300.00 on this dog within the first week of having her. Now onto the owners of Molly's response - the nightmare continues. We informed her of the first infection on Tuesday (two days after getting the dog) and then of the internal infection later that week. Her response was that the dog was perfectly fine when she left her rescue and she had video to prove it. I guess that a video of a dog is more of an accurate diagnostic tool than a certified vet exam. She stated that there was no visual sign of infection in her incision when she left the rescue. This swollen purple, puss oozing condition suddenly developed on our ride home! We simply requested a refund of our adoption fee (or at least some of it) to help cover the mounting vet bills. She refused. This has been a nightmare!

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After much research, my wife found a two year old Boston Terrier at Molly's Place in Mechanicsburg, PA. One look at her picture and we fell in love and decided to put down a deposit and began making plans for the 6 hour drive from Buffalo to meet her. We were told that she had recently had a C-section and she would need to be spayed before we could adopt her. After about two weeks, the dog was ready to be picked up. We made the trip and arrived at Molly's Place on Sunday March 10, 2013. We entered the building and the main area you walk into is the "free roaming area". This is where the dogs are able to "socialize" with each other and the customers as well. We were told that the dog was getting a bath and it would be a little while. I was a bit perplexed by this because she was just spayed that Thursday. We have had dogs spayed in the past and the vet has always stressed "No baths for 10 to 14 days". As we were waiting in the middle of the "free roaming" area with numerous dogs in a rather small area, my two small children had the distinct opportunity to see one dog attempt to mate with one of the other dogs (note that these dogs are not spayed or neutered until they are adopted UGHHHH!). The "mating" incident was followed by a Pit Bull mix violently attacking a MUCH smaller dog and literally had it by the throat until two workers were able to get the small dog out of the jaws of the Pit Bull mix. This all took place within a few feet of my wife and children. My positive attitude was quickly diminishing but I could not leave without at least meeting the dog we drove so far to see. After all of this, our dog was brought out for us to meet. The first thing that we noticed was that she had a belly band on which the owner of the rescue informed us that her incision was a little red from her licking at it and the belly band was to prevent further licking. They set her down in the chaotic "free roaming area" for us to meet. We asked one of the workers if there were a more private place to see her. The only private place out of that rather large building (see Molly's Place website for a pic of the building) was the bathroom. I actually thought I was having a nightmare at this point. But by this time, we had already fallen in love with this dog. We completed the adoption process and paid $550 for the dog. A bit high, but I figured it's helping out a charity and not too bad for a healthy, vet checked purebred Boston. Well keep reading because this is where the REAL nightmare begins. On the drive back to Buffalo, Lucy (this is name picked out by my kids for the dog) sat on my wife's lap the entire ride and seemed a bit "under the weather". We figured she was still feeling the effects of the spay. Before leaving Molly's Place, I asked if she needed any pain medication and was told that she did not. Upon arriving home, we introduced her to our Boston and got her settled in. It was at this point we removed the belly band to check on her incision. It looked terrible! My wife took the next day off of work and rushed her to our vet (who was appalled at the dog's condition). She was diagnosed with an infection and was given antibiotics and pain medication which she was in desperate need of. Then, on Thursday March 14, we noticed that she was bleeding from her vulva. We again rushed her to the vet and were told that she has an internal infection and was given another round of antibiotics. The antibiotics were not effective and on Monday March 18 (only about a week after getting her from Molly's) she had to undergo EMERGENCY EXPLORATORY SURGERY in which the vet found much internal scarring that was adhering to some of her internal organs as well as a significant amount of necrotic (dead) tissue on the remaining portion of the uterus. This poor dog was a mess inside! It is now known that the owner of Molly's knew of this scarring and never told us about it nor attempted to fix it. You would think that the vet who performed the spay would have addressed this situation while performing the operation. We thought we were buying a healthy, vet checked dog. We have now spent over $1300.00 on this dog within the first week of having her. Now onto the owners of Molly's response - the nightmare continues. We informed her of the first infection on Tuesday (two days after getting the dog) and then of the internal infection later that week. Her response was that the dog was perfectly fine when she left her rescue and she had video to prove it. I guess that a video of a dog is more of an accurate diagnostic tool than a certified vet exam. She stated that there was no visual sign of infection in her incision when she left the rescue. This swollen purple, puss oozing condition suddenly developed on our ride home! We simply requested a refund of our adoption fee (or at least some of it) to help cover the mounting vet bills. She refused. This has been a nightmare!

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Many reviews about Molly??s Place discuss a new pet rather than the rescue. People admittedly affiliated with Molly??s Place write reviews ranging from glowing dissertations regarding their mission to thug-like bullying of anyone with negative comments. The truth is many appalling reviews about Molly??s Place share a common thread such as ??RUN! And don??t look back..?, and say it??s run by thieves. A few documented facts to shed light on Molly??s:

1. 2011- Numerous PA UJS dockets stating ??Fail to Keep Kennel In Sanitary and & Humane Condition?. Arresting officers of PA Dog Law Enforcement brought these issues to court based on serious concerns.

2. PA Dog Law Enforcement had Molly??s on the radar, conducting 8 inspections in 2011. Typical PA inspections = 2x/year. In 2011, they found serious conditions including puppies having trouble breathing or unresponsive. Vet checks have been ordered for dogs numerous times due to concerns.

3. Inspections since 2006 show violations: dog run/enclosure space, sanitation, maintenance, housekeeping/pests, condition of animals, excreta, overcrowding, records such as bills of sale, and more.

4. Molly??s Place runs transports to get free dogs from other states, then sells mixed-breed puppies for $500-$600. Molly??s Place states ??We also partner with out-of-state shelters and rescue groups who are overcrowded or have limited resources to bring animals slated for death to the safety of our adoption center?. It??s an effective marketing strategy that sounds almost saintly. In 2011, inspections show ??It was recommended to the kennel owner to temporarily discontinue taking in new dogs?? As local struggles with overpopulation ensued, out-of-state transports continued. Why? Isn??t it easier to take in local dogs than transport dogs from out-of-state? They must be very sympathetic to the plight of out-of-state animals to go to the effort, right? There??s more to the story.

Reviewers said something ??fishy was going on but they couldn??t point to it?. It??s a lot easier to lose track of a dog from out of state vs. a dog removed from a PA shelter. Inspectors noted many times records on dogs were not available for various reasons. No records = no way to track if a dog has been spayed/neutered, had vaccines, or other medical services BEFORE arriving at the facility.

5. People pay huge adoption fees believing the money will help animals. Yet state records from 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011 show violations: dog enclosure space (floor space, height, run dimensions, etc.) in noncompliance with min. state requirements. They charge huge amounts for puppies, claim great concern for animals, but take that long to fix the issue while the animals live with it every day?

6. Criminal charges: dog theft. Those affiliated with Molly??s have defended microchip switching, saying she was trying to help a mistreated dog, but the details remain online. The dog??s owners state ??She did steal our dog?she cut his hair and dyed it. He came back looking like Billy Idol?. Police stated, ??Johnston had removed the microchip from Deimler's dog and placed it in a different dog in an attempt to alter the identification of the dog so it would not be returned to the owner". An affiliate of Molly??s stated ??charges were completely dropped, not reduced?. A PA criminal conviction can be removed from records if the guilty individual participates in a state-run program as an arrangement. But, the conviction is never completely removed from the records and can be accessed by legal authorities such as judges or the DA. In PA, it may technically be true that charges were dropped, but not due to proven innocence. My guess is no one from Molly??s Place will want to delve further into this topic. Many reviews discuss being ripped off in some manner and say that Molly??s Place is about the money, not the animals.

Refutes from Molly??s Place state animals would have been euthanized had Molly??s Place not intervened. That does not give a non-profit the license to prey on the goodwill of people who wish to adopt from a rescue rather than a breeder. The motivations behind trucking in animals from out-of-state rather than helping local strays are worthy of closer inspection to see if it??s simply morally reprehensible or if there??s more to the story. While they have not had serious violations in 2012, there is warranted concern over the ethics and financial practices of this federally tax-sheltered non-profit organization.

People are in the dark on many aspects of this equation including volunteers at Molly??s Place who devote time to help animals, out-of-state volunteers who unknowingly foster animals who are resold at huge prices, and kind people who pay huge prices unaware of the real story. In regard to the Director, I experienced the rude, volatile behavior others have mentioned and will gladly provide documented evidence.

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Many reviews about Molly??s Place discuss a new pet rather than the rescue. People admittedly affiliated with Molly??s Place write reviews ranging from glowing dissertations regarding their mission to thug-like bullying of anyone with negative comments. The truth is many appalling reviews about Molly??s Place share a common thread such as ??RUN! And don??t look back..?, and say it??s run by thieves. A few documented facts to shed light on Molly??s:

1. 2011- Numerous PA UJS dockets stating ??Fail to Keep Kennel In Sanitary and & Humane Condition?. Arresting officers of PA Dog Law Enforcement brought these issues to court based on serious concerns.

2. PA Dog Law Enforcement had Molly??s on the radar, conducting 8 inspections in 2011. Typical PA inspections = 2x/year. In 2011, they found serious conditions including puppies having trouble breathing or unresponsive. Vet checks have been ordered for dogs numerous times due to concerns.

3. Inspections since 2006 show violations: dog run/enclosure space, sanitation, maintenance, housekeeping/pests, condition of animals, excreta, overcrowding, records such as bills of sale, and more.

4. Molly??s Place runs transports to get free dogs from other states, then sells mixed-breed puppies for $500-$600. Molly??s Place states ??We also partner with out-of-state shelters and rescue groups who are overcrowded or have limited resources to bring animals slated for death to the safety of our adoption center?. It??s an effective marketing strategy that sounds almost saintly. In 2011, inspections show ??It was recommended to the kennel owner to temporarily discontinue taking in new dogs?? As local struggles with overpopulation ensued, out-of-state transports continued. Why? Isn??t it easier to take in local dogs than transport dogs from out-of-state? They must be very sympathetic to the plight of out-of-state animals to go to the effort, right? There??s more to the story.

Reviewers said something ??fishy was going on but they couldn??t point to it?. It??s a lot easier to lose track of a dog from out of state vs. a dog removed from a PA shelter. Inspectors noted many times records on dogs were not available for various reasons. No records = no way to track if a dog has been spayed/neutered, had vaccines, or other medical services BEFORE arriving at the facility.

5. People pay huge adoption fees believing the money will help animals. Yet state records from 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011 show violations: dog enclosure space (floor space, height, run dimensions, etc.) in noncompliance with min. state requirements. They charge huge amounts for puppies, claim great concern for animals, but take that long to fix the issue while the animals live with it every day?

6. Criminal charges: dog theft. Those affiliated with Molly??s have defended microchip switching, saying she was trying to help a mistreated dog, but the details remain online. The dog??s owners state ??She did steal our dog?she cut his hair and dyed it. He came back looking like Billy Idol?. Police stated, ??Johnston had removed the microchip from Deimler's dog and placed it in a different dog in an attempt to alter the identification of the dog so it would not be returned to the owner". An affiliate of Molly??s stated ??charges were completely dropped, not reduced?. A PA criminal conviction can be removed from records if the guilty individual participates in a state-run program as an arrangement. But, the conviction is never completely removed from the records and can be accessed by legal authorities such as judges or the DA. In PA, it may technically be true that charges were dropped, but not due to proven innocence. My guess is no one from Molly??s Place will want to delve further into this topic. Many reviews discuss being ripped off in some manner and say that Molly??s Place is about the money, not the animals.

Refutes from Molly??s Place state animals would have been euthanized had Molly??s Place not intervened. That does not give a non-profit the license to prey on the goodwill of people who wish to adopt from a rescue rather than a breeder. The motivations behind trucking in animals from out-of-state rather than helping local strays are worthy of closer inspection to see if it??s simply morally reprehensible or if there??s more to the story. While they have not had serious violations in 2012, there is warranted concern over the ethics and financial practices of this federally tax-sheltered non-profit organization.

People are in the dark on many aspects of this equation including volunteers at Molly??s Place who devote time to help animals, out-of-state volunteers who unknowingly foster animals who are resold at huge prices, and kind people who pay huge prices unaware of the real story. In regard to the Director, I experienced the rude, volatile behavior others have mentioned and will gladly provide documented evidence.

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Rip people off who loves pets, they get these dogs and cats for free, preying off the poor animals and the people who love them and are vulnerable, and ask for huge amount of money more then getting a pet from a reputable breeder, then

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I have contemplated for the last 3 years if I should share my story on a review or not. I??m not one to ever complain. My story is lengthy, but please read. When I first saw my dog, Lizzy, I fell in love and wanted her right away. Molly??s explained to me I would have to wait 2 weeks before I could adopt her because she would need to be spayed and recover before I could take her home. I visited her several times before I got to take her home. While visiting her, I was so glad that she was a puppy behind the glass and not old enough to be on the floor with the other dogs. I had to frequently hop over puddles and poo. The workers, although very friendly, seemed very overwhelmed with the upkeep of the other dogs. They were sometimes fighting, stepping and rolling in the feces. The day after Lizzy was spayed (a week before I was told I was allowed to take her home), I was on my way to Ohio for a few days. I called Molly??s to check on her condition. I was told that she needed to be taken home within the next day or so or else she would be given another home. Let me remind you that I have grown attached to this dog after visiting her so often. I had to turn around on the turnpike, stop at the pet store to pick up supplies, and picked her up that day. When I got her home, I realized her stomach was enlarged. She had worms. Early the next morning was Lizzy??s very first vet experience. The vet was outraged that a puppy of her age was spayed that early. The vet told me that spaying/neutering a pup too early can cause many problems down the road. After looking through the paperwork Molly??s gave me, I saw that she was being treating for her worms. However, the day I HAD to pick her up, she was due for the next round of medication. Molly??s never gave her the next round of medication AND never told me that she needed it. They never told me she had even been treated for worms. After paying over $600 for a RESCUE, I at least expected honesty of her condition. I wouldn??t trade Lizzy for anything in the world. I am very glad that I got her, however, I do not feel as though she was well cared for at Molly??s and I do not feel as though the way they do business is at the best interest of their animals.

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I have contemplated for the last 3 years if I should share my story on a review or not. I??m not one to ever complain. My story is lengthy, but please read. When I first saw my dog, Lizzy, I fell in love and wanted her right away. Molly??s explained to me I would have to wait 2 weeks before I could adopt her because she would need to be spayed and recover before I could take her home. I visited her several times before I got to take her home. While visiting her, I was so glad that she was a puppy behind the glass and not old enough to be on the floor with the other dogs. I had to frequently hop over puddles and poo. The workers, although very friendly, seemed very overwhelmed with the upkeep of the other dogs. They were sometimes fighting, stepping and rolling in the feces. The day after Lizzy was spayed (a week before I was told I was allowed to take her home), I was on my way to Ohio for a few days. I called Molly??s to check on her condition. I was told that she needed to be taken home within the next day or so or else she would be given another home. Let me remind you that I have grown attached to this dog after visiting her so often. I had to turn around on the turnpike, stop at the pet store to pick up supplies, and picked her up that day. When I got her home, I realized her stomach was enlarged. She had worms. Early the next morning was Lizzy??s very first vet experience. The vet was outraged that a puppy of her age was spayed that early. The vet told me that spaying/neutering a pup too early can cause many problems down the road. After looking through the paperwork Molly??s gave me, I saw that she was being treating for her worms. However, the day I HAD to pick her up, she was due for the next round of medication. Molly??s never gave her the next round of medication AND never told me that she needed it. They never told me she had even been treated for worms. After paying over $600 for a RESCUE, I at least expected honesty of her condition. I wouldn??t trade Lizzy for anything in the world. I am very glad that I got her, however, I do not feel as though she was well cared for at Molly??s and I do not feel as though the way they do business is at the best interest of their animals.

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This review is based upon observations of the facilities at Molly's, in combination with observations of the replies to reviewers on various websites. For purposes of simplicity, I will divide this review into pros and cons.

PROS:1)The

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To D.D. - your review was repeatedly removed from Citysearch because you violated several clauses of that site's Terms & Conditions. Primarily, the 'facts' that you cite are false. You misrepresented or underreported the information in the dockets you referenced. For instance, the six citations were not for unsanitary or inhumane conditions. They were related to a minor dispute over the size of 6 enclosures. In each case, the dispute was over an inch or two. You also failed to mention that all six of the citations were rescinded after Molly's Place had a chance to make it's arguement to PA Dog Law. Also, the charges you mention from 2006 were completely dropped, not reduced, as you claimed.

To Lisa D. - I'm going to dismiss the bulk of your nonsense by saying that the next time a negative review takes the form of constructive critiscism, I'll treat it as such. However, if future reviews continue to take the form of dishonest, embellished personal attacks, I will continue to defend Molly's Place and it's mission. Specifically, though, I do want to address the section about Early Spay & Neuter. First, you lied about what I said to you. I didn't say that it's okay because only a few dogs are affected by negative health issues. What I really said is that you should do some reading on the subject, because there are health benefits that we believe outweigh the potential problems. As for those problems, the only health issue that has been scientifically linked to early spay/neuter is a marginal increase in urinary incontinence in females. This condition is easily treatable through medication. Your assertion that liver shunting is related to spay/neuter at all is patently false. There is no scientific study that even claims this relationship. I don't know if you just made that up or if you were told this by an incompetent veterinarian, but it is not true. On the flip side, the most common form of cancer in female dogs, mammary tumors, are reduced in frequency by 96% in dogs that are spayed as juveniles. Other great benefits of early spay/neuter are that the reproductive organs of juvenile patients are far less vascular, thus the procedure is simpler and produces less bleeding. Juvenile patients also metabolize anasthesia more quickly, resulting in fewer surgical complications. Finally, juvenile patients heal more quickly so that less recovery time is needed.

As you can see, we are quite capable of defending ourselves in an honest debate about our practices. Unfortunately, our debate opponents (read: you) are not often interested in being honest.

A last note: I encourage anyone reading the reviews on this site to visit Molly's Place and form your own opinion. Better yet...volunteer and really get to know us and how we go about our rescue work. The vast majority of people in our community rave about the work done at Molly's Place, and many dedicate their time and their money to helping us save animals' lives.

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To D.D. - your review was repeatedly removed from Citysearch because you violated several clauses of that site's Terms & Conditions. Primarily, the 'facts' that you cite are false. You misrepresented or underreported the information in the dockets you referenced. For instance, the six citations were not for unsanitary or inhumane conditions. They were related to a minor dispute over the size of 6 enclosures. In each case, the dispute was over an inch or two. You also failed to mention that all six of the citations were rescinded after Molly's Place had a chance to make it's arguement to PA Dog Law. Also, the charges you mention from 2006 were completely dropped, not reduced, as you claimed.

To Lisa D. - I'm going to dismiss the bulk of your nonsense by saying that the next time a negative review takes the form of constructive critiscism, I'll treat it as such. However, if future reviews continue to take the form of dishonest, embellished personal attacks, I will continue to defend Molly's Place and it's mission. Specifically, though, I do want to address the section about Early Spay & Neuter. First, you lied about what I said to you. I didn't say that it's okay because only a few dogs are affected by negative health issues. What I really said is that you should do some reading on the subject, because there are health benefits that we believe outweigh the potential problems. As for those problems, the only health issue that has been scientifically linked to early spay/neuter is a marginal increase in urinary incontinence in females. This condition is easily treatable through medication. Your assertion that liver shunting is related to spay/neuter at all is patently false. There is no scientific study that even claims this relationship. I don't know if you just made that up or if you were told this by an incompetent veterinarian, but it is not true. On the flip side, the most common form of cancer in female dogs, mammary tumors, are reduced in frequency by 96% in dogs that are spayed as juveniles. Other great benefits of early spay/neuter are that the reproductive organs of juvenile patients are far less vascular, thus the procedure is simpler and produces less bleeding. Juvenile patients also metabolize anasthesia more quickly, resulting in fewer surgical complications. Finally, juvenile patients heal more quickly so that less recovery time is needed.

As you can see, we are quite capable of defending ourselves in an honest debate about our practices. Unfortunately, our debate opponents (read: you) are not often interested in being honest.

A last note: I encourage anyone reading the reviews on this site to visit Molly's Place and form your own opinion. Better yet...volunteer and really get to know us and how we go about our rescue work. The vast majority of people in our community rave about the work done at Molly's Place, and many dedicate their time and their money to helping us save animals' lives.

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I got my dog there awhile back and something fishy was going on, I could tell, only to come home and do some research and through Lori Johnston's dockets find that she had six charges of failure to keep a kennel in sanitary and humane

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I got my dog there awhile back and something fishy was going on, I could tell, only to come home and do some research and through Lori Johnston's dockets find that she had six charges of failure to keep a kennel in sanitary and humane

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My husband & I were truly amazed to see the animals loose & not caged when we arrived at Molly's. The doors were securely guarded so no pets would get out of the shelter. Place was clean both times we visited & we enjoyed

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My husband & I were truly amazed to see the animals loose & not caged when we arrived at Molly's. The doors were securely guarded so no pets would get out of the shelter. Place was clean both times we visited & we enjoyed

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Reply to Tom: Re-read my review. I NEVER said, that you said"it was ok" I said it was implied. I could return the favor and call you dishonest for misquoting me; however, Im willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, and believe you probably just didnt take the time to read it thoroughly.As far as me being dishonest? Hardly. I gave my honest opinion. And I stand by it. Re: the liver shunting, that was information given to me by my vet. I did research it and was unable to find any information online regarding that, so I am happy to rescind that part of my review. I assumed that my vet, or any vet, who are licensed professionals, would know what they were talking about. The only information that I found , along with what you said regarding female incontinence, also mentioned it may stunt growth.If you have read everything I wrote on Citysearch, and here, including comments to reviews, you will find some positive things, (not just negative) . I also corrected a negative review written by one of your adopters, stating that pets could not be returned. The fact that I am willing to do that, at all, should give you some insight to the fact that I am an honest person. I don't think that Molly's knowingly gave me a sick pup, and I said so, in a comment to LadyVonKnorr. Opinions are not nonsense, nor are they right or wrong. They are just opinions. Ive said this before, and I will say it again. It might behoove you not to dismiss your reviewers opinions as lies and nonsense, and instead try to analyze what gave them that opinion in the first place. If you want to discuss dishonesty, how about claiming in a comment that our pup came down with lymes disease after he was adopted? I could say you were dishonest.....but instead, I believe you just made an assumption, because his symptoms didnt show until after we took him home.

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Reply to Tom: Re-read my review. I NEVER said, that you said"it was ok" I said it was implied. I could return the favor and call you dishonest for misquoting me; however, Im willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, and believe you probably just didnt take the time to read it thoroughly.As far as me being dishonest? Hardly. I gave my honest opinion. And I stand by it. Re: the liver shunting, that was information given to me by my vet. I did research it and was unable to find any information online regarding that, so I am happy to rescind that part of my review. I assumed that my vet, or any vet, who are licensed professionals, would know what they were talking about. The only information that I found , along with what you said regarding female incontinence, also mentioned it may stunt growth.If you have read everything I wrote on Citysearch, and here, including comments to reviews, you will find some positive things, (not just negative) . I also corrected a negative review written by one of your adopters, stating that pets could not be returned. The fact that I am willing to do that, at all, should give you some insight to the fact that I am an honest person. I don't think that Molly's knowingly gave me a sick pup, and I said so, in a comment to LadyVonKnorr. Opinions are not nonsense, nor are they right or wrong. They are just opinions. Ive said this before, and I will say it again. It might behoove you not to dismiss your reviewers opinions as lies and nonsense, and instead try to analyze what gave them that opinion in the first place. If you want to discuss dishonesty, how about claiming in a comment that our pup came down with lymes disease after he was adopted? I could say you were dishonest.....but instead, I believe you just made an assumption, because his symptoms didnt show until after we took him home.

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I adopted my new kitty from Molly's Place about 3 months ago. I decided to go to Molly's Place and check it out as i had passed the place in my travels. The staff were very polite and helpful. I looked at both the cats and the kittens. I

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I adopted my new kitty from Molly's Place about 3 months ago. I decided to go to Molly's Place and check it out as i had passed the place in my travels. The staff were very polite and helpful. I looked at both the cats and the kittens. I

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adopted our beloved Gertie from Molly's Place. I was saddened to read some of the bad reviews as they give the perception that it is a horrible place and it is not. My experience was wonderful and here is why: First, I was impressed with

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adopted our beloved Gertie from Molly's Place. I was saddened to read some of the bad reviews as they give the perception that it is a horrible place and it is not. My experience was wonderful and here is why: First, I was impressed with

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After losing my mini-pin in August 2011, I searched Petfinder for a local animal shelter to adopt a new puppy from and came across Molly's Place Rescue in Mechanicsburg. After browsing a few pages of dogs on the site, I narrowed my list

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After losing my mini-pin in August 2011, I searched Petfinder for a local animal shelter to adopt a new puppy from and came across Molly's Place Rescue in Mechanicsburg. After browsing a few pages of dogs on the site, I narrowed my list

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We wanted to share a picture of Dakota (also answers to Coda and Buddy) with you. He is about 6 years old (56 pounds), and adopted from Mollys Place. His name at your rescue was Benson at the time of the adoption. At the time of

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We wanted to share a picture of Dakota (also answers to Coda and Buddy) with you. He is about 6 years old (56 pounds), and adopted from Mollys Place. His name at your rescue was Benson at the time of the adoption. At the time of

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Upon entering the center I was so impressed by the level of security measures the center takes to ensure no pets get out. When I walked into the center I was surprised to find all the animals roaming free in specific areas according to

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Upon entering the center I was so impressed by the level of security measures the center takes to ensure no pets get out. When I walked into the center I was surprised to find all the animals roaming free in specific areas according to

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My girlfriend and I, Love Molly's Place! We have adopted 2 precious felines and I have 2 dogs in my sights to adopt in the up coming months. They let us come by whenever we want to visit all the animals, get a feel for what dogs/ cats are

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My girlfriend and I, Love Molly's Place! We have adopted 2 precious felines and I have 2 dogs in my sights to adopt in the up coming months. They let us come by whenever we want to visit all the animals, get a feel for what dogs/ cats are

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I have had nothing but good experiences with Molly's Place. When I had stray kittens in my yard they were the only place that would take them in when I couldn't find homes for them on my own. Every other place said they were too full.

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I have had nothing but good experiences with Molly's Place. When I had stray kittens in my yard they were the only place that would take them in when I couldn't find homes for them on my own. Every other place said they were too full.

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We visited Molly's place after finding our pups photo on Petfinder. I was dreading seeing all those little faces in cages and knew I would want to take them all home. I was relieved to see the dogs roaming freely in three separate

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We visited Molly's place after finding our pups photo on Petfinder. I was dreading seeing all those little faces in cages and knew I would want to take them all home. I was relieved to see the dogs roaming freely in three separate

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Our family drove 2hrs. to Molly's Place. We were blessed with adopting a Coonhound that was blind. He had been a resident at Molly's & also fostered with a family that volunteer's at Molly's. The people who work at this rescue truly care

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Our family drove 2hrs. to Molly's Place. We were blessed with adopting a Coonhound that was blind. He had been a resident at Molly's & also fostered with a family that volunteer's at Molly's. The people who work at this rescue truly care

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We adopted a 5 month old puppy from Molly's in December, 2011. She's a great dog.

As for the experience of adopting from Molly's Place, yes, the dogs are separated by size & age and allowed to roam free in their sections. Yes, they pee &

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We adopted a 5 month old puppy from Molly's in December, 2011. She's a great dog.

As for the experience of adopting from Molly's Place, yes, the dogs are separated by size & age and allowed to roam free in their sections. Yes, they pee &

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We lost our beloved Maddy about a year ago. My daughter and son in law recently adopted two puppies from Mollys Place. After seeing and spending time with their new additions, my wife and I decided it was time to add a pet to our empty

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We lost our beloved Maddy about a year ago. My daughter and son in law recently adopted two puppies from Mollys Place. After seeing and spending time with their new additions, my wife and I decided it was time to add a pet to our empty

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After reading the reviews on this site, I almost did not go to Molly's Place to look for a pet. A friend of mine talked me into going with her since she was looking for a kitten and she knew that I was looking for a

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We just adopted two puppies from Mollys Place and we could not have been more impressed. \r
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Let me begin by telling you that Ive never left a bad review of anything in my life. I??m the type of guy that would eat a burnt steak before sending it back. I tell you this because my experience at Molly??s last week was so bizarre that it will most likely seem unbelievable to most normal people who read this. I assure you, it??s not.

It was three weeks before Christmas and no one in the area had kittens. None at the pet stores, none at the SPCA, not even any on Craigslist. Finally my wife checked Petfinder.com and found that Molly??s Place in Mechanicsburg had lots of them (should have been our first sign!).

I took my 2 daughters and niece to Molly??s (anyone who has ever taken 3 little girls to get a kitten knows what this is all about) and they picked out their favorite. I was told that I would need to put down a deposit to hold it. Even though it was going to cost 3X what it would have cost at the SPCA, I went ahead and paid the full amount anyway.

When I returned to pick up the cat several days later, the owner (Lori) told me that she would not allow me to take the kitten based on a phone call she received the day before from ??my wife?. I was very confused. No one I know had made this phone call she was referring to. It was immediately apparent that she was mistaking me with someone else. I tried to calmly explain this to her, yet she remained adamant that my wife had called. I finally got agitated and told her to just give me my money back. She refused. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She had accepted my money as a deposit and was now refusing to give me either the cat or the deposit back? I told her that I wasnt leaving until I got one or the other. She threatened to call the police and I begged her to do so because she was stealing my money. She eventually walked away and went behind a closed door and I had no choice but to leave.

I was so agitated that I sent her an email the next day informing her that I was disputing the charge on my credit card, reporting her to the BBB, and considering taking her to small-claims court. I honestly assumed that by now she would have calmed down, realized that she had made a mistake, and would offering a full refund and an embarrassed apology. Instead I got a reply from her basically taunting me. She told me that I had no chance with the credit card or the small claims court because this type of thing ??happens all the time and she never loses a dispute? thanks to the form I signed (apparently the form you sign releases you from any rights to the deposit - who would ever expect a non-profit pet adoption center to scam you?). Does this sound like someone who is running a reputable business?

I honestly still cant believe this whole thing happened. My friends all refer to it as my ??crazy-cat-lady story? and laugh when I tell it. But the truth is, this lady basically stole $100 from me and made my kids cry a week before Christmas. For this there is no forgiveness.

If you find yourself looking for a pet, I urge you to go someone ANYWHERE other than Molly??s. The SPCA is less than half the price and you don't have to deal with an out-of-control whackjob.

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Let me begin by telling you that Ive never left a bad review of anything in my life. I??m the type of guy that would eat a burnt steak before sending it back. I tell you this because my experience at Molly??s last week was so bizarre that it will most likely seem unbelievable to most normal people who read this. I assure you, it??s not.

It was three weeks before Christmas and no one in the area had kittens. None at the pet stores, none at the SPCA, not even any on Craigslist. Finally my wife checked Petfinder.com and found that Molly??s Place in Mechanicsburg had lots of them (should have been our first sign!).

I took my 2 daughters and niece to Molly??s (anyone who has ever taken 3 little girls to get a kitten knows what this is all about) and they picked out their favorite. I was told that I would need to put down a deposit to hold it. Even though it was going to cost 3X what it would have cost at the SPCA, I went ahead and paid the full amount anyway.

When I returned to pick up the cat several days later, the owner (Lori) told me that she would not allow me to take the kitten based on a phone call she received the day before from ??my wife?. I was very confused. No one I know had made this phone call she was referring to. It was immediately apparent that she was mistaking me with someone else. I tried to calmly explain this to her, yet she remained adamant that my wife had called. I finally got agitated and told her to just give me my money back. She refused. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She had accepted my money as a deposit and was now refusing to give me either the cat or the deposit back? I told her that I wasnt leaving until I got one or the other. She threatened to call the police and I begged her to do so because she was stealing my money. She eventually walked away and went behind a closed door and I had no choice but to leave.

I was so agitated that I sent her an email the next day informing her that I was disputing the charge on my credit card, reporting her to the BBB, and considering taking her to small-claims court. I honestly assumed that by now she would have calmed down, realized that she had made a mistake, and would offering a full refund and an embarrassed apology. Instead I got a reply from her basically taunting me. She told me that I had no chance with the credit card or the small claims court because this type of thing ??happens all the time and she never loses a dispute? thanks to the form I signed (apparently the form you sign releases you from any rights to the deposit - who would ever expect a non-profit pet adoption center to scam you?). Does this sound like someone who is running a reputable business?

I honestly still cant believe this whole thing happened. My friends all refer to it as my ??crazy-cat-lady story? and laugh when I tell it. But the truth is, this lady basically stole $100 from me and made my kids cry a week before Christmas. For this there is no forgiveness.

If you find yourself looking for a pet, I urge you to go someone ANYWHERE other than Molly??s. The SPCA is less than half the price and you don't have to deal with an out-of-control whackjob.

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Why don't some of you people go and help at Molly"s? Wash hundreds of bowls, which are soaked in bleach at least ten minutes then scrubbed and rinsed, do laundry all day long, feed , clean pens a couple times and get your hands dirty, Make sure there is the right amount of bedding for everyone and in the meantime hold and cuddle anything that comes your way. They need all the help, towels, blankets, food, litter etc. they can get as it is very costly to make sure everyone has the right food etc,so please go in and help.I have helped a lot in the past( had foot surgery0 as well as other relatives at times, also helped at fundraisers so do not complain about something you have never went back to and found things are different. Half of you people I would not have given an animal to anyway as you seem to have no patience to figure that animals do make a mess but it is always cleaned up right away at MOLLY'S.

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Why don't some of you people go and help at Molly"s? Wash hundreds of bowls, which are soaked in bleach at least ten minutes then scrubbed and rinsed, do laundry all day long, feed , clean pens a couple times and get your hands dirty, Make sure there is the right amount of bedding for everyone and in the meantime hold and cuddle anything that comes your way. They need all the help, towels, blankets, food, litter etc. they can get as it is very costly to make sure everyone has the right food etc,so please go in and help.I have helped a lot in the past( had foot surgery0 as well as other relatives at times, also helped at fundraisers so do not complain about something you have never went back to and found things are different. Half of you people I would not have given an animal to anyway as you seem to have no patience to figure that animals do make a mess but it is always cleaned up right away at MOLLY'S.

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As a friend of Molly's Place, I simply could not let Cindy9903's review go unanswered.

Appalled? I'm appalled by the misinformation that runs throughout this person's commentary. I can not imagine what would have motivated her to print what are either blatant lies or simply ill informed conclusions. Neither option is acceptable.

Molly's Place is unique in my experience, in that it incorporates a 'free roaming' environment that allows animals the opportunity to socialize with both prospective adopters and each other. Unlike kennel-style shelters, people that visit Molly's are able to closely interact with many animals to see which personality may best fit with their families. For every person that is "appalled" by the fact that the dogs pee on the floor, there are 100 who comment on how pleasing the experience is and are in awe at how the animals all get along so well. Besides...Molly's staff are on hand with mops and pseudo-zamboni machines to clean up messes as soon as they happen.

Strong Chemicals? Only if you consider whatever additives that happen to be added to tap water to be 'strong chemicals'. The aforementioned mops and machines are loaded only with water to clean up messes. There are no chemicals added, strong or otherwise. After all of the animals are put to bed for the night, vinegar and a small splash of bleach are added to give the floors a thorough cleaning in preparation for the next day.

Dogs cowering in corners? It is a sad fact that some of the animals at Molly's have had difficult life experiences prior to their arrival that may make them wary of humans. The staff at Molly's work very diligently with these cases to help them get over their fears and become more adoptable. Anyone that spends time at Molly's can see the shower of affection that the staff rains down on their charges. Additionally, several of the staff foster 'difficult' cases in their homes to work with them after hours. Still...these cases are the exception, not the rule. The great majority of the animals at Molly's are happy and friendly, as evidenced by their loving interactions with the people that visit.

Money? What an utterly ridiculous premise. I promise you that nobody is getting rich in the rescue business. This is an endeavor that is motivated by love of animals, not by the prospect of making money. Perhaps Cindy9903 is thinking of puppy mills when she imagines great profits.

Finally...a note to Cindy9903. It's a frustrating axiom of life that we can not always please everyone with whom we come in contact, despite our best efforts. The staff at Molly's does it's level best to make each customer's experience a happy one...but in the end, it's the animals' experience that is the first priority. I am truly sorry if you had an unhappy experience at Molly's Place. I would simply suggest that, in the future, you think about the consquences of your words before embellishing events to satisfy your own emotional needs. For instance, I do not believe for a second that you 'have heard from several rescue organizations that this place does some really underhanded things'. Molly's shares excellent relationships with many rescue organizations, both in PA and in surrounding states. In fact, the majority of the dogs at Molly's come from other shelters. Because Molly's is so successful at finding homes for these dogs, it has the ability to lessen the pressure of overcrowding elsewhere.

My plea is that you ask yourself, "who am I hurting by writing such vitriol?". It is the animals that suffer, not the people attending to them. That is what I find to be truly appalling.

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As a friend of Molly's Place, I simply could not let Cindy9903's review go unanswered.

Appalled? I'm appalled by the misinformation that runs throughout this person's commentary. I can not imagine what would have motivated her to print what are either blatant lies or simply ill informed conclusions. Neither option is acceptable.

Molly's Place is unique in my experience, in that it incorporates a 'free roaming' environment that allows animals the opportunity to socialize with both prospective adopters and each other. Unlike kennel-style shelters, people that visit Molly's are able to closely interact with many animals to see which personality may best fit with their families. For every person that is "appalled" by the fact that the dogs pee on the floor, there are 100 who comment on how pleasing the experience is and are in awe at how the animals all get along so well. Besides...Molly's staff are on hand with mops and pseudo-zamboni machines to clean up messes as soon as they happen.

Strong Chemicals? Only if you consider whatever additives that happen to be added to tap water to be 'strong chemicals'. The aforementioned mops and machines are loaded only with water to clean up messes. There are no chemicals added, strong or otherwise. After all of the animals are put to bed for the night, vinegar and a small splash of bleach are added to give the floors a thorough cleaning in preparation for the next day.

Dogs cowering in corners? It is a sad fact that some of the animals at Molly's have had difficult life experiences prior to their arrival that may make them wary of humans. The staff at Molly's work very diligently with these cases to help them get over their fears and become more adoptable. Anyone that spends time at Molly's can see the shower of affection that the staff rains down on their charges. Additionally, several of the staff foster 'difficult' cases in their homes to work with them after hours. Still...these cases are the exception, not the rule. The great majority of the animals at Molly's are happy and friendly, as evidenced by their loving interactions with the people that visit.

Money? What an utterly ridiculous premise. I promise you that nobody is getting rich in the rescue business. This is an endeavor that is motivated by love of animals, not by the prospect of making money. Perhaps Cindy9903 is thinking of puppy mills when she imagines great profits.

Finally...a note to Cindy9903. It's a frustrating axiom of life that we can not always please everyone with whom we come in contact, despite our best efforts. The staff at Molly's does it's level best to make each customer's experience a happy one...but in the end, it's the animals' experience that is the first priority. I am truly sorry if you had an unhappy experience at Molly's Place. I would simply suggest that, in the future, you think about the consquences of your words before embellishing events to satisfy your own emotional needs. For instance, I do not believe for a second that you 'have heard from several rescue organizations that this place does some really underhanded things'. Molly's shares excellent relationships with many rescue organizations, both in PA and in surrounding states. In fact, the majority of the dogs at Molly's come from other shelters. Because Molly's is so successful at finding homes for these dogs, it has the ability to lessen the pressure of overcrowding elsewhere.

My plea is that you ask yourself, "who am I hurting by writing such vitriol?". It is the animals that suffer, not the people attending to them. That is what I find to be truly appalling.

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I was completely impressed with this adoption center. I found Molly's Place through petfinder and I decided to check it out after revieiwing their petfinder site and reading all of the happy stories written in by people who had adopted pets from this organization.

I have never been to a shelter like this before. I could not believe how the animals just roamed about freely and even more impressive was how they all got along with each other. I took a seat on one of the benches and was quickly surrounded by several happily, wagging tails.

I found by new best friend, a little boston terrier mix, and I'm picking him up next week. I can hardly wait to get him home. The owner of Molly's Place had fostered this litter of puppies in her home and she even offered to babysit my puppy when I go on vacation in few weeks.

I'm so glad I found this place, it is truly a wonderful place to get a pet.

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I was completely impressed with this adoption center. I found Molly's Place through petfinder and I decided to check it out after revieiwing their petfinder site and reading all of the happy stories written in by people who had adopted pets from this organization.

I have never been to a shelter like this before. I could not believe how the animals just roamed about freely and even more impressive was how they all got along with each other. I took a seat on one of the benches and was quickly surrounded by several happily, wagging tails.

I found by new best friend, a little boston terrier mix, and I'm picking him up next week. I can hardly wait to get him home. The owner of Molly's Place had fostered this litter of puppies in her home and she even offered to babysit my puppy when I go on vacation in few weeks.

I'm so glad I found this place, it is truly a wonderful place to get a pet.

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I had a wonderful experience at Molly's Place. I can't believe that that the people who made negavtive comments on this site were at the same place that I was. I can only conclude that these people must have been denied to adopt a pet or they have unrealistic expectations.

I visited other shelters before going to Mollys Place and the smell at those places was overwhelming and guess what the animals were all pooping and peeing in their cages.

I found Molly's Place to be extremely clean and the pets seem happy and healthy. The staff was very friendly and informative and they clearly care about the pets. I did not see any animals huddled in corners, in fact, they were running around playing, sleeping on blankets or sitting on peoples laps.

I highly doubt that anyone who was only concerned "about getting the money" would be denying applicants nor would they be spending money to have the pets spayed and neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, etc., because as we all know medical care is not cheap.

We love the dog we adopted and I will recommend this rescue to everyone.

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★★★★★

I had a wonderful experience at Molly's Place. I can't believe that that the people who made negavtive comments on this site were at the same place that I was. I can only conclude that these people must have been denied to adopt a pet or they have unrealistic expectations.

I visited other shelters before going to Mollys Place and the smell at those places was overwhelming and guess what the animals were all pooping and peeing in their cages.

I found Molly's Place to be extremely clean and the pets seem happy and healthy. The staff was very friendly and informative and they clearly care about the pets. I did not see any animals huddled in corners, in fact, they were running around playing, sleeping on blankets or sitting on peoples laps.

I highly doubt that anyone who was only concerned "about getting the money" would be denying applicants nor would they be spending money to have the pets spayed and neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, etc., because as we all know medical care is not cheap.

We love the dog we adopted and I will recommend this rescue to everyone.

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I went to Molly's place and was appalled by what I saw there. Dogs peeing everywhere and sliding all over the place. They use strong chemicals to clean up this mess. Many of the dogs were hiding and the older dogs were cowering in a corner. I called the owner about this and she was rude and arrogant. She doesn't care about these animals. The money is what she is interested in, it's obvious. I have heard from several rescue organizations that this place does some really underhanded things. It is such a shame that these animals are subjected to this environment. I was crying my eyes out when I left there. It's an absolute sin (and a joke) that she considers herself a rescue organization!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Molly's place and was appalled by what I saw there. Dogs peeing everywhere and sliding all over the place. They use strong chemicals to clean up this mess. Many of the dogs were hiding and the older dogs were cowering in a corner. I called the owner about this and she was rude and arrogant. She doesn't care about these animals. The money is what she is interested in, it's obvious. I have heard from several rescue organizations that this place does some really underhanded things. It is such a shame that these animals are subjected to this environment. I was crying my eyes out when I left there. It's an absolute sin (and a joke) that she considers herself a rescue organization!

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I looked at several rescue operations before Molly's. With the others, there was no way to actually see the dog unless you filled out their application, and the applications in many cases were as much as 6 pages long, wanting references and visitations, home inspections, a very long complicated process.
At Molly's I could actually see and interact with the dog I was interested in. I wasn't allowed to take my dog (pup) home until he was neutered, vaccinated, and they were happy with his health. The application is 1 page. The place is like nothing else I've ever seen, dogs just everywhere, but messes are cleaned up immediately and they manage to keep it very clean.
I found everyone there to be friendly and helpful. There are plenty of people working keeping the dogs in order and everyone I met was happy to talk about the dogs individually and answer any questions. The fee seemed high at first ($425) but considering the neutering and microchipping, etc etc. we ended up feeling that it was well worth it.
As for the last two entries, sometimes its hard to imagine that these folks went to the same place I did. Maybe the writers were just having a bad day.
I'd recommend Molly's place to anyone.

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★★★★★

I looked at several rescue operations before Molly's. With the others, there was no way to actually see the dog unless you filled out their application, and the applications in many cases were as much as 6 pages long, wanting references and visitations, home inspections, a very long complicated process.
At Molly's I could actually see and interact with the dog I was interested in. I wasn't allowed to take my dog (pup) home until he was neutered, vaccinated, and they were happy with his health. The application is 1 page. The place is like nothing else I've ever seen, dogs just everywhere, but messes are cleaned up immediately and they manage to keep it very clean.
I found everyone there to be friendly and helpful. There are plenty of people working keeping the dogs in order and everyone I met was happy to talk about the dogs individually and answer any questions. The fee seemed high at first ($425) but considering the neutering and microchipping, etc etc. we ended up feeling that it was well worth it.
As for the last two entries, sometimes its hard to imagine that these folks went to the same place I did. Maybe the writers were just having a bad day.
I'd recommend Molly's place to anyone.

Pros: excellent place to meet pets, people were professional and h

Cons: slippery floors lol

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These people clearly spend so much time with animals that they have no people skills! They were extremely rude to me and extremely condescending. The woman pretty much called me a liar when her facts were completely wrong. If it weren't for the animals, I would recommend never ever going there. If you decide to adopt from here, be ready to be treated like an idiot and a liar.

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★☆☆☆☆

These people clearly spend so much time with animals that they have no people skills! They were extremely rude to me and extremely condescending. The woman pretty much called me a liar when her facts were completely wrong. If it weren't for the animals, I would recommend never ever going there. If you decide to adopt from here, be ready to be treated like an idiot and a liar.

Cons: very rude and very condescending!

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my daughter in law had an appt to get her new puppy, she took her two little children, who are well behaved, so they could help pick their pet. The person in charge was rude to them and they had to wait a long time in the cat room. She came out to see what was taking so long and the person yelled at her to shut the door, which she did. When it was their turn to check out, the person in charge told them that they would not be getting the puppy, as they had observed her and the children and told them that they were not acceptable to their standards. Then my daughter in law told them that she wanted her application back, with personal information on it and they refused to either give it back or shred it. They told her that she would never, ever get a puppy from this shelter. Of course she was devastated, as were the kids. This girl is a teacher, is the kindest person you could ever know, and is a wonderful mom as well. And her parents were dog breeders, so she well knows how to act around animals. So now, because of some rude person, a dog does not have a new home, and two grand children are very upset about the whole experience. NOT a nice place to get a pet, some people are on power trips and what a shame for the whole place.

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★☆☆☆☆

my daughter in law had an appt to get her new puppy, she took her two little children, who are well behaved, so they could help pick their pet. The person in charge was rude to them and they had to wait a long time in the cat room. She came out to see what was taking so long and the person yelled at her to shut the door, which she did. When it was their turn to check out, the person in charge told them that they would not be getting the puppy, as they had observed her and the children and told them that they were not acceptable to their standards. Then my daughter in law told them that she wanted her application back, with personal information on it and they refused to either give it back or shred it. They told her that she would never, ever get a puppy from this shelter. Of course she was devastated, as were the kids. This girl is a teacher, is the kindest person you could ever know, and is a wonderful mom as well. And her parents were dog breeders, so she well knows how to act around animals. So now, because of some rude person, a dog does not have a new home, and two grand children are very upset about the whole experience. NOT a nice place to get a pet, some people are on power trips and what a shame for the whole place.

Pros: rescues animals

Cons: rude people

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We currently have three cats, our first two were free to a good home and our latest addition is from Mollys.

My daughter was doing her senior project at Molly's and all she could talk about when she came home from volunteering was this precious, 8 month old, kitten who she had fallen in love with. Needless to say, that is how we ended up with our third kitty. We paid an adoption fee of $150 which was more than reasonable considering he was neutered, tested for leukemia and feline aids, fully vaccinated, mircochipped, and treated for worms and fleas. Knowing what we spent on our other cats, we considered $150 a bargain.

Our first two kittens were from a free to good home ad. The free kittens also came with free fleas, earmites, worms, and colds. We spend over $500 in the first two months on office visit fees, worm meds, earmite meds, flea treatment, antibiotics and feline leukemia testing. Once the kittens were healthy, we spent an additional $200 getting them fully vaccinated. At six months of age we spent another $450 getting them spayed and neutered. Our "free kittens" cost us over $1,150 in veterinary care in the first six months. In addition, to the medical care, there was also the cost of food, litter, beds, toys, etc.

To the lady complaining about getting two kittens and having to spend $200 to take them to a veterinarian? You can't even walk into a veterinarian office without spending a minimum of $100 with todays prices. Adopting two kittens for $300 that were already spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia & aids, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, frontlined and they came with free pet insurance....what a deal! If you thought the $200 for office visit fees and antibiotics was expensive, imagine what it would have cost you to have all the medical services provided that Molly's provided done through your own veterinarian.

Honestly, what do people expect when they get a living, breathing creature? Pets like people, especially like kids, get sick. If you're going to get a pet then you need to be financially prepared and committed to taking care of them. If you're not prepared to make that committment then I would suggest not getting a pet.

In addition to the medical expenses that Mollys incurs in having each and every dog,cat, kitten, puppy, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, frontlined, microchipped, leukemia & aids tested for the felines, you have to factor in the others costs they incur to take care of the pets. They have to purchase food, litter, litter boxes, litter box scoopers, treats, toys, bedding, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office supplies, pay a lease/mortgage, gas, electric, water, trash, insurance, etc., and they have to pay a staff to take care of the pets 7 days a week, 365 days a year. None of this is free and all of it costly.

Considering all of the costs involved and all the medical care provided to the pets, the adoption fees Molly's Place charges are more than reasonable.

We love our kitty we got from Mollys and are grateful to the dedicated staff at Mollys Place for all that they do to help the animals.

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★★★★★

We currently have three cats, our first two were free to a good home and our latest addition is from Mollys.

My daughter was doing her senior project at Molly's and all she could talk about when she came home from volunteering was this precious, 8 month old, kitten who she had fallen in love with. Needless to say, that is how we ended up with our third kitty. We paid an adoption fee of $150 which was more than reasonable considering he was neutered, tested for leukemia and feline aids, fully vaccinated, mircochipped, and treated for worms and fleas. Knowing what we spent on our other cats, we considered $150 a bargain.

Our first two kittens were from a free to good home ad. The free kittens also came with free fleas, earmites, worms, and colds. We spend over $500 in the first two months on office visit fees, worm meds, earmite meds, flea treatment, antibiotics and feline leukemia testing. Once the kittens were healthy, we spent an additional $200 getting them fully vaccinated. At six months of age we spent another $450 getting them spayed and neutered. Our "free kittens" cost us over $1,150 in veterinary care in the first six months. In addition, to the medical care, there was also the cost of food, litter, beds, toys, etc.

To the lady complaining about getting two kittens and having to spend $200 to take them to a veterinarian? You can't even walk into a veterinarian office without spending a minimum of $100 with todays prices. Adopting two kittens for $300 that were already spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia & aids, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, frontlined and they came with free pet insurance....what a deal! If you thought the $200 for office visit fees and antibiotics was expensive, imagine what it would have cost you to have all the medical services provided that Molly's provided done through your own veterinarian.

Honestly, what do people expect when they get a living, breathing creature? Pets like people, especially like kids, get sick. If you're going to get a pet then you need to be financially prepared and committed to taking care of them. If you're not prepared to make that committment then I would suggest not getting a pet.

In addition to the medical expenses that Mollys incurs in having each and every dog,cat, kitten, puppy, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, frontlined, microchipped, leukemia & aids tested for the felines, you have to factor in the others costs they incur to take care of the pets. They have to purchase food, litter, litter boxes, litter box scoopers, treats, toys, bedding, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office supplies, pay a lease/mortgage, gas, electric, water, trash, insurance, etc., and they have to pay a staff to take care of the pets 7 days a week, 365 days a year. None of this is free and all of it costly.

Considering all of the costs involved and all the medical care provided to the pets, the adoption fees Molly's Place charges are more than reasonable.

We love our kitty we got from Mollys and are grateful to the dedicated staff at Mollys Place for all that they do to help the animals.

Pros: Spay/Neuter, microchip, vaccinations all included in the fee

Cons: None

 

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