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Jeff Gold, the founder of Rescueme.org, should be ASHAMED of himself and this despicable animal clearinghouse that he mildly disguises as a charitable venture on his part.
There is absolutely no sort of vetting process that anyone goes through in order to put up an animal for "rescue" on this site.
As other people have mentioned the descriptions are often extremely vague not only of the dog but also of what they are looking for in a potential adopters.
And the sheer number of times I have not received any sort of communication back after numerous emails is simply mind-boggling.
This site does NOT seem to help animals in need but may help those trying to "get rid" of unwanted or useless (to them) pets.
I've looked everywhere to try and find a way to contact any sort of administrator for this site and have not been able to find that information. This should be readily available as it is a 501(c)(3) and receives grant money to fund the site.
Rescueme.org is a sham!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This site had a post of a cockatoo that was about to be euthanized if a home wasn’t found but couldn’t get any response to my emails. Now that I’ve seen these posts I’m not surprised. I’m just hopeful the poor bird isn’t legitimate and doesn’t die because of “RescueMe.”
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Rescueme.org is a shady site. I found a Malinois dog in Glendale Arizona on the site owned by Gina Bowles of Working Dogs Rescue (also a shady organization). The dog had been on the site 2 weeks. I finally had a meet and greet with the dog at the Glendale location. There were at least a dozen other dogs on site. The dog I was meeting was extremely emaciated, but I fell in love. I asked if other people were looking at him and was told 4 were. I contacted Gina when I got home, expressed my concerns about his health and asked for an application to adopt. This was a Friday. After two more email exchanges and promises to send me the application, by Tuesday still nothing. I emailed Gina AGAIN on Tuesday morning and asked point blank if the dog had already been adopted. She finally admitted the dog had been adopted out the day I went at saw him. She alleged that 3 other people had seen him that day and one guy was really interested and they did the home visit that day and have him the dog. That's such bullshit, I didn't leave the home until 3 pm. The girl I talked to looked like a meth head and the home was sketchy as well. Beware of Rescueme.orf and Working Dogs Rescue, they take people's money claiming to be a charity, I haven't verified if they are a legit 501(c)3 yet. And they take all the high profile dogs from public shelters before people can adopt them for a reasonable fee and then offer them up for $450 average.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I’ve been trying to adopt a dog found dumped in Chicago. I have sent emails and finally found someone with the phone number of the owner. He finally picked up the phone as I went down the list of numbers given to me. He gave me another number and I still have no replies and now a broken heart. This dog was to become my ADA service dog to help me with 51 years of Type1 Diabetes, balance issues and seizures. It would have been nice to save her while helping me.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Don't try to adopt from this organization. They posted a fake picture of a dog and then sent me an "application" asking me for all kinds of personal information, like my DOB and driver's license number. Then they never got back to me about the supposed dog. When I complained, the contact person sent me a text in which she never apologized for the run-around, and made unhinged comments about being some kind of saint who was too busy to contact me because she was "holding dying puppies" in her arms. I am still wondering if I am going to have to contact the Attorney General to investigate these people.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Tried to foster a dog through rescueme, met him and told the foster we needed to sleep on it due to a heart condition. We were told they would let us have first choice before accepting another application and would contact us if another application was submitted. We contacted them less than 48 hours later and said we did want the dog but would like our vet to check him out first. Within an hour his profile was pulled and several hours later told us they decided to give him to someone else.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I inquired about a puppy and kept getting put off about arranging a meet and greet. Everything seemed to be going well - we tried to make arrangements, the foster was exited for us to meet the pup, I told her all about us, etc. After two and a half weeks of communicating with the foster, I was abruptly told that the dog was “no longer available for adoption” as the foster decided to “hang onto him” and “I’m sorry.” Sorry? We were completely heartbroken and so excited to have this pup be a part of our family. There was no good explanation or anything. I’ll never inquire about a dog through this organization again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
We adopted an adorable Shih Tzu for my mom from them making it clear that we needed house broken and healthy. Neither were true once we got him home and now no one will answer calls or e-mails. Very disappointed.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Just found this site and my new puppy! It was easy to navigate and very helpful in finding just the right dog. I love what this site does in helping animals find a new beginning! Keep up the great work. My puppy was just as described and the kennel owner was so helpful and kind.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
I found and adopted my newest dog thanks to this site -- it's well-designed, easy to use, offers alerts to be emailed to the user based on the type of animal wanted, and offers animals from all kinds of shelters as well as those from private homes needing to be rehomed (thus, avoiding the shelter experience altogether). It helps shelters reduce euthanasia rates by expanding awareness of their animals. It accepts donations to help it continue this valuable work, and the donations can be earmarked for a specific type of animal.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
A rescue dog is a dog that is rescued from a possible euthanasia after being found as a stray, a dog that has been saved from an abusive or neglectful home by an animal rescue organisation such as the RSPCA in the UK or the ASPCA in the USA, or a dog that is simply no longer wanted or can no longer be cared for by its owner. read more
The website with the homepage "View Animals For Adoption" provides content on the pages Rescue Alerts, Help For Sheltersrescues and Success Stories. In the following table you'll find the 8 most important pages of Rescueme.org:
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|1.||View Animals for Adoption||/|
|3.||Help for SheltersRescues||/RescueGroups|
|6.||Rescue Groups by State||/states|
|7.||Rescue Groups by Country||/countries|
A Apache server hosts the websites of Rescueme.org. The website uses the latest markup standard HTML 5. The website prohibits search engines and webcrawlers using the description of the website from the Open Directory project. Other actions by webcrawlers and bots are allowed.
|Server provider:||Mac Mini Vault|
|Webserver software:||Apache, Version 2.2.13|
|Operating system:||OS X (Apple)|
|Load time:||1.22 seconds (slower than 66 % of all websites)|
|HTML version:||HTML 5|
|Filesize:||28.2 KB (801 recognized words in text)|
The website doesn't contain questionable content. It can be used by kids and is safe for work.
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