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Friendship animal protective league

8303 murray ridge rd
Elyria, OH 44035
440-322-4321
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User Reviews (78)

  • 1. Horrible!

    by: laurenmadison

    They promised us a puppy for our family. We drove 2 hours and spent $50 getting there to find out they had given the dog away to someone before us. Once we got there the "manager" contradicted herself and made excuses. Not worth the heartache!

    Pros

    Nothing! Treated badly!

    Cons

    Bad customer service!

  • 2. A Wonderful Place of Love

    by: ibrake4frogs

    I volunteer at the Friendship APL with my 7 year old son. A couple times a week, we go there to walk dogs and clean litter boxes. He loves going there and I explain to him how these are doggies that were treated bad by their owners or just abandoned and they have no one to love them. It makes him feel good to know that he can help these animals with no families to love them. The Friendship APL provides a great opportunity for children with an interest in working with animals to explore those interests. It teaches them about charity and helping others. They leave with a sense of pride and accomplishment. While volunteering at APL, we met our ferret, Jack, who was abandoned in a bird cage on the doorsteps of the APL. We adopted him and brought him home and he has turned to be a wonderful addition to our family.

    Pros

    Great Staff, Clean,

    Cons

    None

  • 3. The Dog Day Afternoon @ Vermillion River Reservation

    by: chattycathy44035

    This was a great event, it was nice to socialize Blackie with other lorain county dogs, after she got over her lease issues (she is used to go to rocky river dog park where she runs freely). I was really excitied that Blackie got to see her friend Pat from the Friendship APL, we showed off how well adjusted she has become after being adopted. Thanks again to all the Friendship APL volunteers for takening such good care of these animals!!!

    Pros

    Socializing

    Cons

    wished the Friendship APLs table could have been bigger

  • 4. My view

    by: sweeper

    I have adopted from them 2 times & both times were good, the first time was before they were in this building

    Pros

    local

    Cons

    none

  • 5. Excellent staff and conditions

    by: Lindagartman

    This is an excellent facility and superb staff. I have never been so impressed with a rescue facility! I have gotten 3 pets from there an wish I could adopt more. The care and love they give to these pets is outstanding! Please call and donate your time or money to them. It is a wonderful assest for Lorain County! Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Cleanliness

    Cons

    None

  • 6. A Wonderful Haven

    by: cfabian

    I have adopted two cats from Friendship shelter. Both had been there a while and were rather shy, but blossomed in a home environment. The adoption process was well organized. I also felt that they were trying to be sure the animals went to good homes. They have caring and enthusiastic volunteers.

    Pros

    Kind care, well run

    Cons

    Limited space, don't take stray dogs

  • 7. I can never say enough about the Friendship Animal Protective League

    by: carolM33

    When my neighbor abandoned her cats, they took them in. Not all at once but the total came to around 17. Guess I should not blame it all on one person as sometimes people have the idea a quiet street in Avon is a good place to leave your responsibilities. Thank you APL for all the years you have been a service to this community.

    Pros

    Always helping animals to the best of their abilities

    Cons

    Need more money and space.

  • 8. Best Place To Adopt A Pet !

    by: retrovibe

    You can tell from the moment you walk in that the focus is on the animals and their well-being. All the enclosures are well labelled and clean. Much of the work is by volunteers who share a love of this place. I am happy to say I am one of them.

    Pros

    Clean. Friendly, Knowlegeable Staff.

    Cons

    None

  • 9. Friendship APL

    by: hking

    The Frienship APL is a great shelter and we are so greatful to have a wonderful, caring place for all animals to go ( although its unfortunate that any animal be without a home).

    Pros

    Friendly & knowledgable Staff

    Cons

    nothing that i have ever seen

  • 10. Great Shelter

    by: mrswilmer

    While looking for a dog to adopt, we visited the Friendship APL. They have been doing a lot of good for many years. My Grandmother was a shelter volunteer years ago. We ultimately adopted from another organization but it had more to do with finding the right dog for us than the shelter itself.

    Pros

    Rescues many animals in need

    Cons

    none

  • 11. Very Friendly

    by: ShannonM2

    Wonderful cheery attitude from the volunteers and dog walkers. Needs more people and fixing to help the animals though they were all in great shape. I intend to help out more now that I got to know them. Many interesting things in the gift shop.

    Pros

    Nice place to visit

    Cons

    Too many that need a home

  • 12. Friendship Animal Protective League The Name Says it All

    by: dor542000

    I have found two wonderful additions to my family at this shelter. My cat Puss-n-Boots has been with me for 13ys and she's still going strong. I also have a furry four legged companion Chewie, she's a Airdale mix and my best friend. The staff at the Friendship Apl is great! Very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this shelter to any one looking for a great pet. Dorene & the gang

    Pros

    Great place to find your newest family member

    Cons

    Wishing you could take them all home

  • 13. Friendship APL

    by: caroleherb

    This is a very clean facility and the people who work there are friendly and knowledgeable. We got our Mystie girl there about 11 years ago and it was a wonderful match!

    Pros

    Wonderful place!

    Cons

    None other than we can't adopt them all.

  • 14. I have known you over 25 years

    by: ClaireK

    From the little almost unheard of building on West River this community of Animal Lovers has worked to build a beautiful modern shelter. But it is still not big enough to house all the problems our location has with animals.Between the jobless rate here and the for- closures, Unwanted, abused and hungry they come, depending on us. We need those dog runs and many other things desperately.This staff and volunteers are doing a terriffic job for what they have to work with. They get A+ in my book for their efforts.

    Pros

    Always willing to do their best for the animals and community

    Cons

    Not enough volunteers or money

  • 15. Almost Thirty Years I have known you!

    by: wolfie2z

    Over 15 yrs ago we made plans and even collected some funding for the dog runs behind the shelter. Other needs took over and the plans were dropped so it really delights me to know the dream was not forgotten. Fresh air and sun is the best cure the lonely boys and girls need while waiting for their forever home and I hope every one works hard with the voting so we can really improve our services to them. We worked very hard with the PAT A PET Program going to schools and rest homes having a lot of fun, educating many and giving the animals a day away from the cage. I hope more people volunteer to help Linda in that project. It is sooo much fun and just a few hours a week. I commend all the shelter help both paid and volunteer as they seem to give 100% in their efforts. Bless you all and keep it up. Jeri J.

    Pros

    Always attempting to serve the people as well as pets.

    Cons

    Many times as disorganized as I am. Yet always faithful to the main goal. Helping animals

  • 16. The best kitty ever

    by: countryanimals

    I have had three pets from this shelter. My last is Mouser, an older cat I got from them. He is the best cat I ever had. He was four when I got him, and I am so glad they had him waiting for me. I love him and the shelter for providing the opportunity to give Mouser his forever home.

    Pros

    Educates, cares, good location

    Cons

    Needs more space for dogs and needs more play area for cats

  • 17. D.O.G.is an old boy...

    by: MikeM000003

    We got the best dog ever from Friendship APL. His name was D.O.G. when we got him. Our kids named him Oreo, but we call him "D.O.G.". I wish I could find his original owner. He's smart as a whip. Nowadays he like to eat when he's not napping or asleep for the night.

    Pros

    Nice facility

    Cons

    smells like animals

  • 18. I Got My First Kitten From The Friendship APL

    by: Wargo

    I went to the Friendship APL looking for my first kitten. I already owned an adult cat that I had for a year or so and decided he needed a friend, other than me. I always seem to be drawn to orange kitties and decided that's what I was going to get. I entered the building and was given a tour as to where everything was, dogs, cats, etc. A volunteer walked me through and showed me where all the kittens were. Unfortunately I found 2 and could only afford 1. It was a VERY difficult decision, but I made my choice and never regretted it. All of the cages were very clean, everyone had water and food. Everyone looked to be cared for; clean, healthy and comfortable. I have sent several people to the Friendship APL and I always encourage people to look there first when looking for a pet.

    Pros

    Wonderful Staff

    Cons

    Too many to choose from!

  • 19. caring facility

    by: red1662

    We adopted our dog from the Friendship APL. The staff was helpful in our adoption of our pet. The adoption process did not end the day we took Onyx home. They made sure we received the training necessary to make it a successful adoption. The staff donate time and money to keep the facility operating.

    Pros

    A caring staff that is willing to do anything to help the pets

    Cons

    facilities need updating

  • 20. Great Adoption Resource

    by: vcvolak

    Friendship APL is a great resource for adopting. They have good knowledge about the animals and take great care in making sure the placement is right for the animal. We were the right parents for our rambunctious dog and he is very spoiled now :)

    Pros

    Very thorough adoption interview

    Cons

    None

  • 21. Need a Pet, go to the APL

    by: Weberj

    My wife and I like to go and see what animals the APL has every now and then. Theresa is a worker there and is very knowledgeable about every animal in the place. She's great!

    Pros

    Lots of pets to choice from

    Cons

    none

  • 22. Friendship is Fabulous

    by: cbuckosh

    I've had several occasions to go to the Friendship APL. The animals are well taken care of, the staff is knowlegable and friendly. I just wish more people would adopt pets from shelters.

    Pros

    Animals well taken care of.

    Cons

    nothing off hand

  • 23. Kudos to this place

    by: judyofoz

    I'm very glad they became a no kill shelter and that's why I now donate to them.

    Pros

    so glad they became no kill

    Cons

    need to work on customer service skills

  • 24. good for pets

    by: vicadkins

    A good place to get a pet that has been prepared for adoption. Staff is friendly & helpful. They have a good knowledge of the pets they have available. Great website! Pets that are up for adoption are pictured with a great review about the animal.

    Pros

    clean & knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    could use larger common area

  • 25. This is a place of love.

    by: Rosey432

    This animal shelter is a place that relies on people making donations and buying animals. They deserve the million dollar makeover because they can barely get by on keeping clean towels, blankets, beds, etc clean, but they get it all done. My mother works there and sometimes she doesn't come home until 7 o'clock because she was making sure that EVERY animla had everything done perfect and that they even had a treat. My mother loves her job there, not only is it a clean and friendly environment but they take dogs out one at a time to a pen to play and have fun and do what dogs do! Each chain outside has a dog house with it. I really do say that this is one of the finest animal shelters that I have ever been to. As I had stated earlier the people are friendly and they all do their best to make sure that the animals in this shelter have all that they need. They work their hardest for the animals in that shelter and you can go into that shelter and you will instantly feel love and hope for animals in there. I hope that they get the million dollar makeover, they deserve it so much, ESPEVIALLY the animals.

    Pros

    Clean, SAFE, friendly people

    Cons

    Somewhat running out of money for cosmetic needs

  • 26. Friends is right

    by: abbyraye

    The friendship APL is a no-kill shelter. That is very important to me. The staff is great, and they go above and beyond to keep the shelter up and running.

    Pros

    Very helpful, and you could just see how much they love animals.

    Cons

    They don't have room to take in every needy animal.

  • 27. Great Place for Animals

    by: tubbypoo

    I found the facility to be very clean & well staffed. The staff really seems to care about the animals. The dogs are walked regularly & get to spend some time out of the cages. Their website is always up to date & current with the animals that are up for adoption.

    Pros

    Caring Place for animals

    Cons

    Need cat people

  • 28. Great Place

    by: adkinj

    I have always liked Friendship APL. They have always been very helpful and do a wonderful job.

    Pros

    kNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE

    Cons

    none

  • 29. They turned my mom away....

    by: tdempsey84

    My mom loved her Honey very very much. My mom was renting a house that ended up being forclosed. The owner wasn't the real owner & my mom had to move out. She had to stay with a friend in an apt. & no pets. She tried to find friends they would take her for awhile until she could get her back or find a good home for her. Which ever came first. She had no choice but take her to this place. THEY TOLD HER THAT THEY HAD NO ROOM AT ALL. SHE ASKED THEM WHAT WAS SHE TO DO? THEY TOLD HERE THAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW BUT THEY WOULD LET HER KNOW WHEN A KENNEL WOULD BE AVAILABLE. This was roughly about 10 years ago.

    Pros

    It has been known to help animals with care

    Cons

    Mom needed to give her dog up & they said no room.

  • 30. A great place

    by: DorthyofkS

    When my son became allergic to our cat, we had to get rid of her. And we were so glad to be able to take her to a "no kill" shelter, knowing she would be in good hands. The staff was very kind to the sobbing pregnant woman dropping of her kitty!

    Pros

    Friendly staff

    Cons

    ?

  • 31. Friendship Review

    by: cheryln

    The staff really seems to care for the animals. They are clean & well fed. Their website does a wonderful job of keeping up with the pets as they come in and are adopted out.

    Pros

    clean & caring about animals

    Cons

    Not enough people to pet cats

  • 32. A Great Place to look for a pet!

    by: TomStrick

    Whenever we are in need of a new pet to adopt, we always check the Friendship APL First! What a great place to find new pets to adopt. We always no the pets are in good shape and have been cared for and are ready for adoption at the Friendship APL!

    Pros

    Caring staff! Great environment!

    Cons

    need more space for dogs to exercise!

  • 33. Great shelter!

    by: candace9169

    This is a wonderful shelter. The staff is very polite and working for the best interest of the animals.

    Pros

    Great shelter for the animals

    Cons

    In need of a makeover for the animals

  • 34. Needs your support!

    by: WillDover

    Great place - you can tell they really care. It's sad to see how long some of the animals have to stay in the sheter. BUT it's a no kill shelter, so they will never be put down to make room for the next batch of animals. I think that reason alone, this shelter deserves more recognition from Lorain County for its contribution to dealing with an overpopulation problem created by ignorant human beings.

    Pros

    No kill shelter!

    Cons

    Not enough $

  • 35. Great place!

    by: davidnorway

    Let's face it, every animal shelter is pretty great since they're giving temporary shelter to animals in need. I know how much the staff at the Friendship APL care about each and every animal. It's a great place that the people of Lorain County don't give enough credit.

    Pros

    They care about animals!

    Cons

    Not enough room for them all!

  • 36. Great place

    by: dbolle

    I went in to to look at a dog I saw online. When I went there, there were a number of people who were very helpful. I ended not taking the original dog home but brought home Wilma instead! I got my lasy dog from the Cleveland Kennel and he was the best dog. Wilma has added such love and laughter to my life!

    Pros

    Helpful staff

    Cons

    none

  • 37. friendship apl is the best

    by: brandypalinkas

    The friendship apl isnt just a animal shelter but a home to those animals who were abused,abandened,and injured the animal protective league is caring to those animals trying to keep the alive so thats why im supporting them

    Pros

    everybody

    Cons

    nobody

  • 38. They really work hard for the animals!

    by: sueishere

    I know the staff works really hard for the animals. There is a rummage sale twice a year that my husband and I really enjoy. There are also lots of fund raising events. I take my papers there as well as my alluminum cans and they are really appreciative.

    Pros

    The animals are well taken of.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

  • 39. Dottie N

    by: DottieN

    Known and worked with the APL for the last 35 years as a board member, officer, volunteer, and humane officer. The staff and volunteers are very caring and want the best for the animals kept in this shelter.

    Pros

    The board and the people who work here love animals first.

    Cons

    sometimes the selection is not large

  • 40. the only APL in Lorain county

    by: catman5

    it is the only APL in Lorain county. people work hard to keep shelter running. I adopted 3 cats from the shelter. Everyone needs to support it.

    Pros

    only apl serving lorain county

    Cons

    none

  • 41. Friendship APL

    by: LisaBaron

    We've always adopted our animals - either shelters or strays. My husband adopted our old dog from the APL over 22 years ago. He's been gone for 4 years now. We just adopted a kitten from there a couple months ago. He's been a great addition. You can tell the staff really cares about the animals and they do their best to keep all the cages clean and the animals happy.

    Pros

    Great staff, lots of animals waiting to be adopted

    Cons

    None

  • 42. You Rock

    by: susan123456

    When I go to the APL I am exited to see all the animals and play with them, walk with them, and sometimes talk to them. The APL means everything to me and my daughter and we would love it to get a make-over and give everyone what they deserve for their hard work. The animals, the people, the place, and the love and care throughout the APL is phanomonal and it would be absolutley phanomonal said infinity times if it were to get a make-over.

    Pros

    The place called the APL helps animals whenever they need a home.

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong with the APL and 99% of the animals always seem happy.

  • 43. The Friendship APL

    by: ryano1015

    I love the Friendship APL because It is a no-kill facillity. It is neat, clean,and fun. It is close to home which is another plus.

    Pros

    Non-kill facillity

    Cons

    none

  • 44. LOVE IT

    by: Doglovers4

    I love this shelter, I have been going there since I was a little girl. I still to this day go there just to visit the animals and take them out for a little walk. I really do hate leaving them though. The staff there are great and offer great knowledge about the animals that are there for adoption.

    Pros

    LOVE

    Cons

    NONE

  • 45. Good place

    by: crazygymnast9211

    I do like this shelter I have went there since i was little to rather adopt an animal or just to visit them. I am hope'n that when i get my house in April or May that I can find the dog and cat that i have been wanting for awhile i would rather adopt and help out soo i will be looking forward to going back to the shelter here soon! :-)

    Pros

    good place

    Cons

    sad

  • 46. Impressive

    by: patprice

    I was very impressed with this facility overall---not so much the PLACE, but rather the people who were serving the animals. I saw a true concern and a lot of care that went into housing these animals. I had a chance to talk with some of the personnel about the building's needs and from that determined that I must enter this "review" to help out. With better insulation and the addition of outside runs this could be a first class place. The people who run it are already first class.

    Pros

    I saw a true concern for the animals being cared for...

    Cons

    the building is cold due to poor insulation and needs outside runs

  • 47. Great Place!

    by: ezrunnerp

    This is an awesome facility. The animals are well cared for. The staff is concerned and caring of the animals and also wants to be sure that they are adopted to the 'right'family . Right now I have 4 cats, but in the future, I'll be looking to adopt from them.

    Pros

    The animals are well cared for, excellent staff

    Cons

    Can really use makeover money!!

  • 48. Friendship APL

    by: bfriden

    They are a great member of the community!

    Pros

    very professional

    Cons

    none

  • 49. The sweetest kitty

    by: renpaul

    We adopted Olivia, a 4 month old kitten Christmas '07. I had never been to a cleaner, fresher smelling shelter before. We had a very hard time choosing which kitten to take home. All the cats that were there were very energetic and seemed happy. We were allowed to interact with many feline friends to see which would be the perfect addition to our family. Olivia was a perfect match! The staff was very knowledgeable about her background and made sure our background checked out too. (very important to Miss Olivia). I would definately adopt from the Frienship APL again!

    Pros

    Very clean facility

    Cons

    NONE

  • 50. I love visiting this place!

    by: slanser26

    I have not adopted an animal from here but my kids and I go there sometimes to play with the cats and dogs. Everyone is so nice and helpful even knowing I'm not there to adopt. It is ALWAYS clean and they have tons of toys for the dogs so we can play with them. They have a little outdoor area that is fenced where you can play with the dogs off leash. It is great. My kids get so excited every time I say we are going to visit the shelter.

    Pros

    Always clean, Nice clean animals, Friendly Staff

    Cons

    None

  • 51. great shelter

    by: peanutbutter5

    If I ever adopt again, I will go back the the apl. When I adopted my dog, the people there actually seem happy to see her be adopted, but yet sad to see her go. They really treat all the animals like they are their own pets. I liked the feeling it gave me.

    Pros

    alot to choose from

    Cons

    none

  • 52. The Friendship APL

    by: lori55

    The Friendship APL, as with probably most APL's, helps as many pets as they can. It is just a shame that they cannot help each and every pet that requires help. It would require a gigantic effort in order to do that. With that being said, they do a wonderful job in helping the animals and with bringing people in need of animals together with animals in need of people. My husband and I do what we can on small scale but to do what they do on a large scale is a real chore and I am grateful that places like these exist. Great job to the Friendship and APL and all animal shelters and to those who help out on their own.

    Pros

    Help a lot of animals

    Cons

    Cannot help each any every animal

  • 53. Great Shelter

    by: SWM12829

    Friendship is a no-kill shelter staffed by folks dedicated to the well-being of animals. They work in conjunction with the Lorain County Kennel to take in dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized, giving them a chance to find homes and live full lives. Besides dogs, the shelter offers cats and occasionally rabbits for adoption.

    Pros

    No kill shelter; dedicated, caring staff; Works with County Kennel to give dogs a second chance

    Cons

    Adoption hours limited

  • 54. Thanks to the Friendship APL

    by: zackattack

    Just wanted to say thank you to the Friendship APL for doing such a great job of taking care of all the animals! The staff is very friendly and the pets are very loving there.\r\n\r\n About 8 yrs ago, my girlfriend told me they got Zowie from there. She said Zowie used to be afraid to be around other people because she was abused before the Friendship APL saved her. It had taken Zowie awhile to become comfortable around children and women but she was still timid to be around males. She said with the love and support from the Friendship APL, Zowie was able to gain her confidence. Now, Zowie greets me at the door when ever I come over, cuddles with me on the floor and loves all of the attention I could possibly give her! \r\n\r\nKeep up the good work Friendship APL!!\r\n

    Pros

    Friendly, caring environment

    Cons

    facility is small for animals who are waiting to be adopted

  • 55. Friendly Friendship APL

    by: parknfly

    I adopted my cat Twilight from the Friendship APL back in 2002. I've been thinking about going back to get her a brother or sister. With the great experience I had with them before, I would definitely adopt from there again.

    Pros

    Local shelter

    Cons

    aren't any

  • 56. We love them

    by: amherstbrownsbackers

    We support this amazing place and will continue to do so as long as our Amherst Chapter is functioning and we dont plan on going anywhere.

    Pros

    with all our love

    Cons

    none

  • 57. Love for animals

    by: dbperkins

    This is a great shelter! We have visited it often to volunteer. Animals are always clean and well taken care of. I have never been afraid to take out any dogs and those dogs that need certain homes are always well marked. Obviously the emphasis is on finding forever homes not just passing them through the shelter.

    Pros

    very clean and well taken care of.

    Cons

    fenced in area to let dogs run needed

  • 58. great people

    by: debbielewis

    My hysband and I adopted our two dogs at the Friendship APL. It was the best thing we could have done. Snoopy a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was our first. she was obedience trained and is a truly wonderful dog. Chanci was our second one. She is a yellow lab and was abused as a puppy. I could"nt stand to see her so nervous. I told Bob we have to have her. And we did. She is doing great. Our friends at the shelter are so happy to see Snoopy and Chanci from time to time. They are wonderful people there. And they are so good to the animals. I wish everyone would adopt a pet instead of buying pure breds. Mutts are so much more loveable. Think adoption.....

    Pros

    alot of their dogs are obedience trained before adoption

    Cons

    none

  • 59. Wonderful!

    by: perkie

    The staff here are great. We started volunteering a few months ago and enjoyed everytime we went. The cages are clean and animals well taken care of. The staff know each animal "personally"

    Pros

    Very caring staff

    Cons

    Not enough "inside" room for dogs to roam on bad days

  • 60. friendship animal shelter

    by: dennisandruth

    come on folks, come in and find that special friend.\r\nno matter what life has to offer, you'll have someone at home, waiting for love and to give.\r\n dennisandruth

    Pros

    good people

    Cons

    NA

  • 61. newly adopted kitten

    by: miquel

    I just adopted a kitten known as Baby Girl she is a warm and fun loving kitten who has a great personality. I just wanted to say out of the places i have looked for a new cat this place gets ranked number 1. If anyone is interested in a new friend they should stop in and see all the lovely animals Friendship APL has to offer, you wont de dissappointed.

    Pros

    very beautiful and very upbeat animals

    Cons

    the animals are in cages

  • 62. Been donating to the shelter for a long time

    by: redo269

    I remember when the shelter was on river and most of it was outside. As a beverage store owner Mr and Mrs Lash used to come and get the flat beer boxes to use as litter boxes. The Lashes went out of their way to feed and care for strays and work with APL. They were great people.

    Pros

    great place for the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 63. Love the APL

    by: Kelleylovesanimal

    Love this place. Glad to see their is a place for the animals and that it is a no kill organization. I will be looking for another cat in the near future and thats where i will go.

    Pros

    love the place

    Cons

    wish i had more time to volunteer

  • 64. Friendship APL

    by: ron55

    My name is Ron and my wife and I have (2) cats and (2) dogs. The company I work for recently had a silent auction with all the proceeds going to the APL. The APL had someone come in and give a brief talk about what they do on a daily basis, the costs involved and how they go about raising money. I think they do a great job and I hope we can help them by winning this contest.

    Pros

    Great to work with

    Cons

    None

  • 65. My Experiecnes

    by: 2awsome4urcat

    I love the apl. That's where I got my dog. I also fostered kittens a couple times. I have found the staff very knowledgeable and nice.

    Pros

    nice staff

    Cons

    building needs renovations

  • 66. Love the shelter

    by: kaitlynohara

    Hate to see all the animals here. I wish i could take them all home. I plan on doing some volunteer time here. If your looking for a pet stop at friendship apl they will help you find the pet that fits your needs. At that a pet might just choose you.

    Pros

    Lots to choose from

    Cons

    lots to choose from

  • 67. Wish there were more i could do

    by: gregburgess01

    Knowing the economy is bad there seems to be a lot more animals that need homes. I wish i could take more from there but i already have 3. I am currentlly helping my girlfriend find a home for a cat that has been there for a year. I hope there is something we can do. Go frienship apl happy to know you are a no kill shelter.

    Pros

    big selection

    Cons

    whis there wasnt a big selection

  • 68. show our support

    by: thedeans

    I love all that they do to help out all animals

    Pros

    While I have not use Friendship I have stoped in to see the place and looked them up on line they are great people

    Cons

    I wish they were a little closer to my home

  • 69. FRIENDSHIP APL

    by: Mycalicat

    I am a huge supporter of the Friendship APL. I got my orange tabby, Baxter from them. He is my precious boy. I have three other cats, two were rescues from the street and one I admit I bought in a pet shop. My pet shop cat, Molly, is the sweetest thing. But I totally support shelter adoptions and the Friendship APL does wonderful work. I couldn't imagine what would happen without them to care for, take in, adopt out animals.

    Pros

    Nice people and animals

    Cons

    not enough people to adopt pets

  • 70. A really GREAT place!!

    by: cclark1969

    A really great place to adopt from!! I have a lot of pets right now, but I still like to stop in and love all the animals waiting for homes.

    Pros

    All the animals are very accessible

    Cons

    none that I know of

  • 71. Gotta Love this Place

    by: dcotrufo

    With our economy struggling it is great to know that shelters like this exist. I refer anyone looking for a pet or that needs to give up there pet to Friendship APL. The rescue program with the county kennel is such a wonderful service to both the animals and the community. Nothing better than a rescued pet.

    Pros

    No Kill Shelter Dedicated Volunteers and Active Board

    Cons

    Adoption hours

  • 72. Frienship apl

    by: kellyohara

    I wish the could get the animals turned around faster. I find some are there to long. There is a cat that has been there for a year and i hope i can help get it adopted. I am going to do more with freidship apl to get pets adopted\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    a larger facility then some

    Cons

    the turn around of pets

  • 73. Come visit!

    by: GaryFAPL

    My family and I have been involved with the Friendship APL for a long time. My daughter adopted her cat and dog from there and they're wonderful pets. I just wish more people realized how many animals are out there and available. So, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by! It's a great place to visit to give the animals some attention and consider volunteering more often.

    Pros

    Help a lot of animals

    Cons

    Not enough room for them all!

  • 74. Friendship APL Elyria, OH

    by: kathynor

    The APL is a wonderful facility. The animals are well cared for and the almost all volunteer staff are extremely helpful. More people need to adopt these great animals into a forever home. Please check it out.

    Pros

    Friendship is a no kill facility.

    Cons

    Too many pets there...they need forever homes!

  • 75. Great Place to Adopt!

    by: LaurenFAPL

    I adopted my dog Gator from the APL. He had been in the shelter at least three months before I adopted him. I volunteered there and saw how everyone loved him, but never took him home. The staff definitely loves the animals - they missed him when he left. I still volunteer there and hope people will try to help in any way they can! Volunteer, adopt a pet, or donate.

    Pros

    Constantly new animals put on the floor.

    Cons

    Not enough room for all the animals needing help.

  • 76. I Luv This Shelter

    by: glitterstar0713

    I adopted my dog from here. The staff was very helpful in informing me of her needs. I'll definitely adopt from here again!

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Aren't any

  • 77. Love It

    by: PaulaFAPL

    Friendship Animal Protective League is a great organization. It's a no-kill shelter, which is wonderful! The animals are kept until they find a loving home. It's obvious that the volunteers and employees really love the animals.

    Pros

    No Kill Shelter

    Cons

    Too many animals, not enough space and money.

  • 78. Awesome Shelter

    by: shelly5

    I love spending time at this shelter. The staff treats all of the homeless animals as their own. They are both happy and sad when an animal is adopted. I wish they had more space to care for more animals.

    Pros

    Very friendly staff

    Cons

    need more space to be able to care for more animals