Would you recommend Northeastern Boxer Rescue?
We applied to adopt one of their dogs, however we never heard back from anyone in the organization for a month, there was no effort to return any form of communication. They only replied to a week old facebook message after I started leaving comments on their posts berating them for their poor service. They then went and rejected our application without giving a reason, only a one line email saying No. None of our references were called. When asked why we were rejected, and not even offered the chance to apply for a different dog, we were told we needed to have a fenced yard. Because, apparently according to NBR, a fenced yard is the most important part of raising a dog, and there are no bad dog owners if they have a fenced yard.
I have no idea how they manage to adopt out any of their dogs when they leave applicants waiting for weeks/months and reject them with no basis.
NBR is truly all about the dogs. I have learned just as much about people as I have animals - I have been amazed at peoples expectations, NBR is a volunteer organization and people give their times and lives into helping animals, negativity doesnt help the world go round, its the animals that suffer from this type communication. The only difference we can make is by volunteering ourselves and sticking with all that comes with it (animals, people, ups and downs) through thick and thin and the people that dedicate their lives to them. Make a difference volunteer; get an in-depth experience at understanding our society; people and animals. See rescue from all aspects of the spectrum not just your perception individually. My first experiences with several rescues were a disaster but I stuck with it because I wanted to make a difference and its been an invaluable experience, I appreciate the efforts of everyone working with animals that continuously are trying to make a positive change.
I was extremely disappointed with this organization. I fostered a dog for 6 months that was a very difficult case, and my first experience fostering. My calls were rarely if ever returned by the organization's leader. It took months, and no less than 15 phone calls for me to get the dog's vet records - and I ended up having to track them down myself. That left me with no way of placing the dog in a kennel and NBR never offered any assistance. Flea/Tick & heart worm meds were promised, but never provided. Basically I was on my own. Lower-level volunteers would call me, but it was always "[Leader] is so busy saving dogs lives that she just doesn't have time, but she knows how great the dog is doing with you". They never visited my home to check/understand the care I gave, and were extremely judgmental of all applicants for adoption - hence one never matched. Although I believe the dogs care is foremost, foster homes are clearly viewed as disposable.
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