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Discrimination and fraud
We tried to adopt from Cat Assistance/Pitstop and they discriminated against us.This is rescue organization but they do not act like rescue. The Owner Tina Aronson said that the dog is available and ready for adoption. While we were discussing adoption fees the owner kept pushing us to purchase the training program that her rescue is partnering with as well as scheduling visit with the veterinarian that they also partner with. The training program required at least 5 training sessions and the price was around 400$-500$. The adoption fee was variating. It started with 250$. Then dog required to have additional test done which added $200 more and adoption fee became almost 600$ but she said she will give us discount since we are signing for the training classes. I got suspicious about these additional fees but proceed with meeting a dog.They lead us to believe we the dog that we wanted to adopt is available and we scheduled a meeting with them.We waited for 2 weeks for a meeting due to quarantine and when we came there with whole family. Meeting was great and we were assured that we will get a dog. In the middle of the meeting the foster mentions that there is another family on this dog. We didn't worry too much because our meeting was great. However, they then Tina reached us in few days and told us, we weren't good enough to adopt. We have had dogs before, we have plenty of recommendations (they never asked) and we have the big house with yard to take care of the dogs. Later we found out that the family who took the dog signed up for dog training classes that this organization is partnering with as well as vet clinic prior to meeting the dog. She reached me out saying that another family was better fit and that she has new puppies, but the adoption fee is more than for older dog and I have to sign up for training classes for puppies if I want to adopt them. Never donate to this charity!!!! Don't trust owners. There are better rescue animal programs out there.
Scarsdale, New York
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