I Love This Place. 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 staff to pay. Despite what you might think rescues have very little in volunteers and freebies. We've adopted 2 dogs from Molly's and couldn't of asked for a better experience. Our first dog cost us $360.00 - he was going to be put down at a Humane Society and that's how they ended up at Molly's (and yes, I do have that paperwork from the Humane Society - it came with his history). Our second dog was $425.00 and I was told he was from a recently closed down puppy mill (course there would be no paperwork for that). I've always found the staff very nice and accommodating. If you're looking for a free or cheap dog check your newspaper listings. Rescues have to charge to pay their overhead. I've been in much much worse looking places...Molly's isn't one of them.
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, twice for infections and the third time for Emergency Exploratory surgery. We asked the owner for a refund of the adoption fees to help cover medical costs and she refused. Go to the SPCA to rescue a dog - this place is a nightmare!!!!!
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 than the adoption fee at Molly's Place. This kitten was well socialized and ready to come home with us. I loved going into the kitten room. The kitten love was overwhelming. Had a great opportunity to visit with several cats all at once and pick one. Although, I think, he really picked me.
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 most times the animals are sick due to the poor conditions they are kept in, contiminated with illness, it will cost you a fortunate in vet bills after the pet is home and they will not reimburse you-thieves
Great place for pets, needs better people skills..
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 animals at Molly's appear to be well socialized, as evidenced by the free roam policy. This is a big plus for anyone considering adopting, who already has pets at home.2) The staff at Molly's clearly care a great deal about the animals they take care of. 3) The room where the dogs were was very clean, and any accidents were immediately cleaned up.4) Molly's offers a large number and variety of pets to choose from.5) The senior staff appear to be very knowledgeable regarding medical issues that pets may experience.
CONS:1) While free roam provides great opportunity for socialization, it also provides a higher potential for spread of infection. However, I would imagine that Molly's makes provision for isolation of any animal that has clear signs of an infectious process.2) Responses to negative reviews from the staff at Molly's are quite scary, to say the least. I have read every thing from moral judgements,defamation of character, to calling people liars, idiots, stupid, unintelligent, and more.Perhaps because of their loyalty to Molly's , and their strong feelings in caring for animals, they lack the ability to objectively read reviews, which in all reality, are simply opinions.This alone would make me pause before considering adopting from Mollie's. I believe most people prefer to form their own opinions - at least I do.....so reading negative reviews wouldn't influence me as much as the attitudes of the employees responding to them. Reviews can be a valuable tool, if used properly. They are meant to give the facility an opportunity to examine their policies, procedures and practices , and see if there is potential for betterment and personal growth. Much could be gained if they would learn to be proactive, instead of reactive. Dismissal of others opinions makes one appear inherently prideful and narcissistic, and personal attacks seem rabid and full of assumptions. This type of response to reviews does nothing to benefit Molly's or their cause;in fact, any potential adopter reading these responses would be entirely justified in seeking a pet elsewhere, for fear of experiencing the same kind of attack if they should have a negative experience at Molly's, and dare to comment on it in a review.
In summary: Molly's is a clean facility staffed with caring people, and it offers a large variety of adoptable pets. It might benefit them, if they could learn to interact with people, as well as they do with animals.Every action has a consequence, and unfortunately, current actions by Molly's employees as evidenced by their responses on review sites, do absolutely nothing to encourage anyone to consider Molly's Place when thinking about adopting.Your responses to reviews is the clearest indicator of how you treat the public. Advice? It's not realistic to expect 100% good reviews. Learn to accept and expect the bad with the good, and learn to respond to negative reviews in a positive, productive manner.
You can keep having my review removed I'll keep replacing it. 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 condition last May along with a few other dog related charges. I also did a little more research and found that in 2006 she was charged with theft of a dog, although I could not find this on her dockets, not everything shows up on public dockets. You can read the discussion about it if you google "Rescue owner charged in dog "theft", Lori Johnston". Her charges for the dog theft were dropped to a misdemeanor "failure to keep accurate kennel records". I felt like something fishy was going on... but I couldn't exactly point to it.
Rewarding Experience at Molly's Place.
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 interacting with all the pets. If any of them would have had an accident (as all animals will do), I'm sure it would have been cleaned up immediately. Isn't that what you would do at your home. If you love animals as much as we do, you expect accidents, it's a part of it!
Everyone at the shelter was accommodating & extremely courteous. It's an hour ride from where we live. The first time we visited, the dog we were interested in was being adopted when we arrived. We were disappointed since we had just lost our precious Maltese, Peaches. Lori told us they had a Maltese with puppies & as soon as the pups were old enough to leave the mother, we could adopt her. Lori could tell how upset I was over losing our dog and she was extremely compassionate.
My husband & I decided we would wait for this dog, Maggie. (Now we call her Maggie Mae, as after we brought her home, we said Maggie Mae is here to stay!) We are so very glad we waited. She is sweet, precious and loving and has helped fill the hole in my heart made from the loss of our dog, Peaches.
I would recommend Molly's Place to all who are interested in saving an animal. That's what Molly's Place does every day.....saves animals lives and finds good homes for them.
Molly's Place made a favorable impression on us and we definitely would return if we ever decide on another animal.
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 asked about the kittens and was told that a 6 month old kitten would be $150. I found this reasonable as the kitten had all necessary shots and vaccinations and had been neutered. I filled out an adoption application and was approved. I did not ask them to "hold" the kitten. I decided for myself that if he was still there on pick up day he would be the lucky one. I went back on Saturday and the staff were again friendly and polite. I had purchased a cat carrier that needed to be assembled and one of the workers assembled it for me while I checked to see if the lucky kitten was still available. He was, and they identified him by microchip and let him play while I finished my final paper work and paid. The woman behind the counter was polite. The kittens nails were clipped before he was placed in the carrier.
Cecil is a very happy and so far healthy kitty. I did take him to my own vet and he was found to be perfectly healthy and up to date with his shots.
I have owned 4 cats in my life as an adult.
Binker - male - main coon purchased from a breeder...great cat...lots of health problems throughout his life (cost me a fortune) lived to be 18 years old.
Boo Boo - male - stray found outside our door...healthy healthy healthy...is presently 10 years old
Pooty - female - adopted from Furry Friends Network...loving wonderful animal...died suddenly without warning at the age of 8 years.
Cecil - male - adopted from Molly's Place...healthy, happy, loving animal...so far so good ...9 months old.
People should understand no matter where you get an animal from its an animal and like a human that animal make get sick or die for a number of reason.
It's not a product you get from a store like an iPod that has been manufactured...there are no guarantees when you buy a life.
You give them the best life possible and take care of them.
Great place for unwanted / abused pet to find new homes.
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 the level of care they took to ensure no pets get out.
Second, the dogs were NOT stuck in a cage and were free to inter act with each other AND people! They were not running free to cause havoc. All the animals were confined to specific areas according to their size and age. Some reviewers think this is a bad thing. It is not. Dogs are social animals and need to be in a pack and learn to socialize. The staff act and are seen as the pack leaders by keeping order. This also help YOU the adopter see how the dogs interact with others.The areas were kept clean!
Third, Some reviewers here pointed out the lengthy application/contract process. The application process was easy going. The APPLICATION was two pages and the questions are Very relevant. No one should take an adoption of a pet lightly. There is a lot to know and be aware of. The application helps both the staff at Molly's place AND the adopter. It requires the adopter to really think about the time, expenses and COMMITMENT to the new pet.
The ADOPTION AGREEMENT - which happens after you have been approved and found your pet, is three pages long. This is holds extremely important information that protects your pet. If you are impatient about how long it takes to fill out the application and then read and initial the contract, how would you have the patience needed for your new pet? This process is designed to help adopters see if they indeed are ready to adopt .
Fourth, MY NEW PET - Some reviewers here complained about the adoption fee. The adoption fee I paid was $550. Sounds like a lot right? WRONG here is why: Gertie (my new dog) was well taken care of at Molly's Place. She received Vaccinations, De worming, Flea treatments, microchip, and was spayed prior to being adopted. Now I contacted my vet to get a cost for the SAME care as if I had a newly born pup. Here is the breakdown as to what Gertie received and the cost:
Distemper - 3 doses @ $30 each = $90
Influenza - 2 doses @ $25 each = $50
Pyrantel (deworm) 6 @ $14.25 each =$ 85.50
Flea Treatment - 2 doses @ $15 each = $30
Spaying - $140
MicroChip - $ 40
Total cost $ 435.5 - (so I really adopted Gertie for $114.50 . Because i would've payed for these services anyway being a responsible pet owner),
Ok now. There were discussions/comments in others reviews about Molly's Place adopting out dogs who are sick. THERE IS NO Guarantee FROM ANY SHELTER/BREEDER/ PET STORE etc that your dog will be 100% healthy. Molly's Places provides the best care possible for shelter and abandoned dogs. I read every piece of paper Molly's place provided to me and because of that i was well informed of this fact. I adopted Gertie knowing full well that there may be hidden issues with her (nothing showed up yet) and i am prepared to deal with them....
In Summary, Molly's place does great work, the adoption fee is NOT as big and bad as you may think.Caring for a pet is expensive! The application and adoption contract are necessary and important, so READ THEM, they disclose everything. You cant not hold Molly's Place at fault if you didn't read the information provided. And that is no reason to bash a place that is helping abused and abandoned animals. If you are still unsure, VISIT THEM!
Oh and if you think I am someone from Molly's Place writing this feel free to contact me. I will show you all the paperwork!
Molly's Place keep up the good work, we will see you next year to bring home another family member!
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