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Pets for disabled americans, inc.

19510 van buren blvd.. (corporate office Suite f3-361
Norco, CA 92860
951-662-7726

User Reviews (5)

  • 1. Pet Owner's Beware!

    by: lieberman1

    I have a great deal of concern in regards to an email I received responding to an add I have on Craigslist. I am looking for a home for two of my adult Shih-Tzus as I don't have the resources to care for them any longer. I received a response to my ad from a person who is stating they are looking for a Shih-Tzu for their elderly Mom. I love my dogs and will not allow them to just go to anyone so as I was emailing back and forth I googled the email address and the phone number of the person who has been emailing me about my girls. It appears that the person contacting me advertises that they are a non-profit dog rescue group who also advertises dogs on the website AdoptAPet.com. The name of their company on that website is Pets for Disabled Americans, a non-profit organization. I am assuming if this group were to get their hands on my girls, they would simply list them for sale for a profit. I am appalled that someone would try to do this with my girls and I am quite frankly a little scared for the dogs they get their hands on. It seems this non-profit is probably in the business of making a profit and would probably care less about where the dogs go as long as their making money. Why else would someone be deceitful in trying to adopt my little ones? Currently it looks like they have three dogs listed for adoption for a fee on the AdoptAPet website. Ted a Dachshund, Tiny a Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix and Abby a Shih Tzu. Why would they need my two female shih-tzus for their mother if they already have Shih Tzus avaiable for sale? Because they are NOT looking for dogs for their Mother they are looking for dogs they can sell for a profit!

    Pros

    None!

    Cons

    Selling your Pets for a Profit!

  • 2. honest assessment /great dog

    by: barangaria

    I got a very knowledgeable assessment of a dog that I adopted. Since I drove the better part of the state to get him I really appreciated that honesty. Even though she didn't have to she forwarded me neutering papers she received later.

    Pros

    experienced and honest

    Cons

    none

  • 3. BE CAREFUL

    by: northDD

    OUR EXPERIANCE WITH P4DA HAS BEEN A REAL HEARTACHE. I WISH I HAD READ THE ON-LINE REVIEWS FOR THIS SHELTER. THEY AREN'T SO GREAT. WE WANTED TO GIVE A CUTE PUPPY A FOREVER HOME, HOWEVER, WE HAD TO DEAL WITH P4DA TO ADOPT HER. AFTER THEY RECEIVED THE FUNDS FOR HER ADOPTION THE FRIENDLYNESS AND QUICK RESPONSES ENDED. WE WERE TOLD HER ADOPTION CONTRACT WAS COMING . WE DIDNT GET IT. WE WERE TOLD THE 501 NON-PROFIT PAERWORK WAS COMING. WE DIDNT RECEIVE THAT EITHER. THEN, A DAY BEFORE I WAS TO PICK UP OUR PET, WE WERE TOLD THAT SHE WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!. SO WE DIDNT GET OUR DOG EITHER. " COULD WE HAVE OUR MONEY BACK?" WE POLITELY ASKED. NOPE...... NOW AFTER 5 WEEKS OF UNANSWERED PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS OUR REFUND IS BURRIED IN A PILE OF EXCUSES, DELAY TACTICS, AND STORIES. HERE IS WHAT WE DID GET: WE GOT FLEECED FOR $4OO AND NO ONE AT P4DA HAS LIFTED A FINGER AND DONE ANYTHING TO DISPROVE THAT. BE CAREFUL.....

    Pros

    NONE

    Cons

    TAKE YOUR MONEY AND EVADE

  • 4. SCAM! I SUED & WON! U SHOULD TOO!

    by: llangry

    DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH P4DA! they are a scam. i adopted my pup after signing the contract agreeing to have him neutered within 30 days. upon receipt of proof of alteration, Pets For Disabled Americans agreed, under contract, that they would refund my $100 deposit. i made sure to have the alteration taken care of immediately and mailed off my paperwork to them. I gave it two weeks before calling Mary and Adrian. when they finally answered my call on the fourth or fifth try, they told me they'd look into the papers they received and call me back. they never did. a dozen calls/messages later, i finally get a someone to answer. they told me they had to wait until the next board meeting in a few weeks to process all refunds. again i waited. long story (almost 9 months later) i just had my small claims court date this morning in which i sued them for the deposit AND alteration fees, and I WON! judge ruled in my favor since neither of those trashy broads showed up. they're a scam. they should be ashamed of themselves for giving pet adoption agencies a bad rap. ps the bill themselves as "nonprofit". i checked with the government website, no such records. stay away

    Pros

    NONE

    Cons

    TRASHY WOMEN SCAMMING WITH INNOCENT PETS

  • 5. UNTRUSTWORTHY! AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM

    by: lovesallpets

    I adopted a pet from Pets for Disabled Americans almost a year ago. I was shocked to see a non-profit (hopefully overseen by some city, county animal agency), adopt out pets that have not been spayed/neutered. They said and put in their "contract" that the new owners had to spay/neuter and upon completion, Pets for Disabled Americans would reimburse $50 toward the cost. OK, this seemed a bit shaky; as did the "adoption fee" increasing between the phone conversation and our visit to their facility, but we followed through with the adoption. We handled the spay with our local vet and submitted the paperwork MULTIPLE TIMES and the nighmare began. Since I have been documenting my contacts with this organization, I have spoken to them over 10 times asking for my refund. Each time they had an excuse (lost in the mail, treasurer signed checks wrong, etc.) and promised that the check would come "next Wednesday when we cut checks," but the refund has NEVER come--and this has going on for almost ONE YEAR!! I have no expectations that they will refund the money they owe. I assume they are continuing to adopt unaltered animals. BEWARE!! Avoid dealing with Pets for Disabled Americans. I have since dealt with other honest, organized and caring groups. They exist. Do your homework, check out your adoption source and avoid dealing with the bad apples like Pets for Disabled Americans that unforuntatley are out there. You may wish to check out http://www.trustlink.org/BusinessProfile which has three other reviews of Pets for Disabled Americans. Sadly all three stories are similar to mine.

    Pros

    they adopt pets (??) can't say much more

    Cons

    Untrustworthy, lie, shifty. Adopt UN-altered pets!