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Bideawee

410 east 38th st
New york, NY 10016
212-532-5884
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User Reviews (11)

  • 1. Thanks Bide-A-Wee

    by: nikiparadise

    I've been taking my cats and dogs here for years and while I remain loyal to them for the wonderful work they do, please fix the situation at the scheduling desk. The workers are always overwhelmed and often very crabby!

    Pros

    Wonderful, caring vets working hard for affordable prices

    Cons

    Horrendous service on the phone at the front counter

  • 2. great group

    by: aurora

    bideawee is a great group that has been around for a long time. they have an excellent variety of services and really do a good job at assisting those in their community.

    Pros

    top rescue

    Cons

    none

  • 3. Benn around a very long time

    by: CitySue

    This organization has been around a very long time. In years past you would read about them but its been very low key in publicity lately.

    Pros

    Well known shelter

    Cons

    None that I know of

  • 4. Nice, clean facility

    by: susan9207

    About nine years ago we found Ginger wandering the streets wearing only a flea collar. No one looked for her so we kept her.\r\n\r\nWe brought her to a local vet who examined her and gave her shots and quoted a very large fee to have her spayed.\r\n\r\nAt that time Bide-A-Wee was having a spay special costing about $60. \r\n\r\nGinger was examined by the private vet, and by the vet at Bide-A-Wee. Everything seemed fine.\r\n\r\nWhen I returned to Bide-A-Wee to pick up Ginger after her spaying procedure the clerk at the desk said, "you know she was already spayed, right?" Huh? Why would I subject her to such a thing had I known? She must have been very young when she had her first procedure so neither vet could feel scar tissue, BUT instead of having a neat little one inch incision, the vets at Bide-A-Wee decided to be more thorough and search for her female parts and gutted this poor little dog like a fish. Her incision ran from the notch in her rib cage to her private parts. It took a while for her to recover from this procedure.\r\n

    Pros

    Nice environment for animals waiting for homes

    Cons

    We had an oops there

  • 5. Very impressed

    by: Punk2030

    I went to Bidawee with a friend a few months ago and was very impressed with the organization and the staff.

    Pros

    Happy and helpful staff

    Cons

    Very busy at times

  • 6. Great place

    by: dfairbank

    Went with my daughter and friend to Bidawee a few months ago, it was a really nice experience. Thank you to the staff for taking an interest in two little girls.

    Pros

    Staff is tops

    Cons

    Always more to do

  • 7. No Room At The Inn

    by: Norton

    In 1972 or early 1973, newly married, my husband and I were living in Brooklyn NY with one male cat named Leroy. One evening we were going out to dinner or food shop or something-- I honestly don't remember where we were headed-- when outside our nice red brick apartment building, walking on a little cement wall that contained plants and shrubs was the most dirty yet beautiful softly muted red cat that one could ever imagine. \r\n\r\nShe (and I just knew this beauty was a she) mewed softly approached us and said hello. Sweet, friendly, alone and smudged with coal dust or oil or something, we made a decision right then and there that this lost lady could not remain on a relatively busy Brookly street.\r\n\r\nThus began our short sweet "saga" with Cinnamon and Bideawee.\r\n\r\nTo make a long story short. We immediately picked her up and brought her upstairs to our apartment to meet Leroy. He surprisingly was OK and non aggressive. She on the other hand immediately took an intensive and aggressive dislike to him. We thought, well OK, they have to get to know each other--didn't happen. That first night Ms. Cinnamon literally chased my Leroy all around the apartment. Not a good situation.\r\n\r\nSo we took Cinnamon to my sister's home--also in Brooklyn. At that time, the only animal she had was a wonderful little kitten named George--I think. Once through the door Ms. Cinnamon went right after George, but immediately after scaring the hell out of baby George, made instant friends with my then baby nephew Gregory. We didn't know what to make of her. She obviously liked people and little children but HATED other cats.\r\n\r\nTwo days later we brought her to Bideawee on the East Side in NYC. No way would we allow her to be put down, but where oh where to take her. We had called Bideawee in advance, and while sympathetic to our situation, they told us that they currently were filled beyond capacity.\r\n\r\nCharlie, my sister's boyfriend decided we had to take Cinnamon in person to Bideawee. Off we went cat in tow on the subway. \r\n\r\nWell they consented to interview us, Charlie was very vocal, very sincere, and very persusive. They noted all the information we could give them about this beautiful little cat, and because she was so very pretty agreed to put her in their showroom. Our agreement was, no prospective home within a week we would come back and get her and "figure something out". \r\n\r\nTwo days later we received a call from Bideawee, they had matched her with a single older woman living in Manhattan, petless and looking for a quiet feline companion. Ms. Cinnamon had found a home and to this day I am so grateful to this wonderful shelter.

    Pros

    An Option In Time of Need

    Cons

    None that I know of

  • 8. Great

    by: Nancie08

    Thanks so much for all the work you do. Very caring staff

    Pros

    Caring

    Cons

    none

  • 9. No-kill shelter!

    by: lady66

    This shelter (there are actually 3 of them in NY) is totally no-kill. I got my first cat from them over 30 years ago. The staff is knowledgeable and really cares about the animals and where they are placed. They don't just rush them out the door. I am happy to say I have referred friends to Bide-A-Wee over the years and they have all been very happy with their experience adopting from them.

    Pros

    Totally no-kill

    Cons

    none

  • 10. Great Place

    by: Mignon

    I first adopted an animal here decades ago. They were no kill then when there were no others around.

    Pros

    No kill shelter

    Cons

    None

  • 11. adopted a dog

    by: Fantasy

    We adopted a dog from this shelter when I was little, I do remember they had lots of pets and were very nice.

    Pros

    good hearted people

    Cons

    none I know of