Monday, July 28, 2008
Very pleasantly surprised
I wasn't sure what to expect going to an animal control shelter to adopt a puppy but I was very pleasantly surprised at the level of care and cleanliness in this shelter. (I had been to CAPS and SPCA already and had no luck finding a puppy that we thought suited our family. The SPCA shelter was also clean and the staff friendly and helpful. I felt that the level of cleanliness and care at CAPS needed improvement as there were dogs lying in feces and some dogs with dry water bowls.) We saw a couple of the dogs online here at HCAC and decided to go meet them in person. The kennel is clean, the cages/runs are roomy and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Plus our puppy was already spayed, had her shots and was ready to go home with us that day! (The other 2 places we went we would have had to wait to take our new pet home - which is ok if you are getting the right pet for your family but is kind of a let down when you are excited to take your new family member home to meet the rest of the family.) It was overall a very good experience for our family. If you are looking for a new pet I hope you will give them a try. Happy hound hunting!
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Pros: Friendly staff, cleanliness, animals seemed well cared for, adoption process is simple
Cons: Far away for me, this shelter does have to euthanize, so time is of the essence