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Pets plus/project r.e.x

400 e. eisenhower blvd.
Loveland , Co 80537
970-663-7150

User Reviews (11)

  • 1. Not a responsible place

    by: besteverpup

    I could tell right away when I pulled up that this place seemed to have way too many puppies. The puppies looked and smelled dirty and some were extremely young. I ended up adopting a young dog there because I fell in love with her and was told she had been there since she was a puppy. It wasn't the most responsible thing to do but I couldn't leave her there. The staff though is only looking to "adopt" out as many puppies as possible and are not honest. They told me the dog I was adopting was extremely calm and never barked. I am pretty sure they probably tell people what they want to hear and many people probably end up with the wrong dog for their situation. The 1st year I had my dog she was very excitable and extremely crazy at times and quite the barker. I think part of this is due to spending about half a year in crowded conditions without much human interaction. Fortunately, she was able to unlearn many of her behavior issues and is possibly one of the sweetest most clever dogs I have ever had. The place she came though was deplorable and I feel I lucked out. Also, they provided me with no vaccination records and she was not spayed even though she was 9 months old. I a took her to a vet to be vaccinated and spayed but a more responsible shelter would hI could tell right away when I pulled up that this place seemed to have way too many puppies. The puppies looked and smelled very dirty and some were extremely young. I ended up adopting a young dog there because I fell in love with her and was told she had been there since she was a puppy. It wasn't the most responsible thing to do but I couldn't leave her there for even longer. The staff though is only looking to "adopt" out as many puppies as possible and are not honest. They told me the dog I was adopting was extremely calm and never barked. I am pretty sure they tell people what they want to hear and many people probably end up with the wrong dog for their situation. The 1st year I had my dog she was very excitable and extremely crazy at times and quite the barker. I think part of this is due to spending about half a year in crowded conditions without much human interaction. Fortunately, she was able to unlearn these issues and is possibly one of the sweetest most clever dogs I have ever had. The place she came though was deplorable and I feel I lucked out. Also, they provided me with no vaccination records and she was not spayed even though she was 9 months old. I took her to a vet and immediately had this done but a responsible shelter should have done this before adoption.

    Pros

    found my best friend here

    Cons

    irresponsible shelter

  • 2. Teddy

    by: AGulino

    I know Project R.E.X. is now out of business, but I did want to add a positive note among the genuinly negative reviews. My fiance and I had decided to get a dog and were very passionate about rescuing. We knew we wanted a Golden or a Golden Mix, but after filling out numerous applications and having our heart broken several times, we just about gave up. My fiance was searching for Goldens on PetFinder and he found what would soon be our sweet heart. Since we lived in Wyoming, we quickly called to see if they would tell us some more about his demeanor and hold him for us. They said they would hold us until the end of the day and before we knew it, we were on our way down to pick up our little guy. The staff was extremely nice. While the shop was nothing to brag about, it was no different then any other pet shop I have been to in California where I grew up. We named our sweetie Teddy and other then a little stomach bug that most likely came from him eating something he wasn't supposed to, he has been a very good and healthy dog. He is now two and we couldn't be more happy with him. Just wanted to let you all know something good about this place. It may not have been the most clean and I am sure the employees were a little rough around the edges, but they truly cared about these puppies and it truly breaks my heart to even think about Teddy being put to sleep as a baby because a shelter had no room for him.

    Pros

    Wonderful dog, great price, lifetime companion

    Cons

    was a bit sick upon coming home

  • 3. ewww!

    by: rescueadog

    Please do your research about where you adopt a pet.

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    too many to list

  • 4. Avoid this place like the plague!

    by: ztT4MP70872289

    Michael Brown, the owner of Pets Plus/Project Rex, is a crook. He knowingly adopts out diseased animals then plays the victim when confronted with his practices. In the past two years he has been cited with over 200 violations. The business was kicked out of the BBB for failure to respond to numerous complaints. \nUnfortunately, my wife and I did not know about his sordid history before we adopted a puppy from him. Three days after bringing her home she was in the vet hospital fighting for her life, afflicted with a parvo virus infection. After over $2000 in vet bills and four days on intensive treatment including constant IVs and several plasma transfusions, she pulled through and is now thriving. We contacted Pets Plus several times asking that they help with the vet bills, they refused. I decided to contact Tom Martino with Fox 31 and he ended up doing a TV story on our story. He confronted Mr. Brown who was his typical smug self. Mr. Brown was also charged on several counts by the CO State Attorney Generals office. \nMy wife and I hope that he gets shut down so that he can no longer deal in diseased animals and inflict such stress and financial hardships on anyone else.

    Pros

    We ended up with a great little pup

    Cons

    Our puppy had parvo

  • 5. parvo puppies

    by: ztT4MP84540524

    I recently purchased a puppy from pets plus in loveland Co and every thing seemed to be a dream come true i found a great looking dog for a decent price ! The puppy was fine for about 5 days. Then one night he vomited then he qiut eating, and quit continued to vomit luqid type feseis ! So i took him into a local animal clinic to see what the problem was. And low and behold he was tested very positive for parvo ! and not only my dog but one of his litter mates my friend purchased @ the same time ! and is also positive for parvo ! SO I called Pets Plus and confronted them about it, and they told me it was my own fucking problem and i needed take care of my own dog the manager called me an asshole and hung up the phone on me! Needless to say it is a very intense treatment, and very expensive treatment!I just hope that this cOmment will impact potential pet buyers and they will explore their options before going to this virus infested "SHELTER

    Pros

    cheap dogs

    Cons

    you never know what you are going to end up with

  • 6. Avoid Heartbreak!

    by: arzuolaitis123

    This place is one of the worst places I have ever been.\r\nLast year they had an isue with parvo and two known cases just this Feb. You spend a lot of money to get a pet from there and even more to make it healthy when you get it home. I saw them with dogs outside on a cement pad last summer in Very hot weather!\r\nSpend your money on gas and go to another place for your pets!

    Pros

    Location

    Cons

    Everything else

  • 7. Shut this place down

    by: phooz

    After adopting our dog in fall of 2007 from Proj. Rex he then became ill, he battled parvo, pneumonia, kennel cough, upper respiratory infection, and finally succumbed to distemper. All this time Project Rex was denying that they had a problem. They even requested proof that our dog had what he had. Thus far in February, I know of two cases of adopters who have had to deal with their dog having Parvo. They still deny they have a problem and say that because a contract was signed, there's nothing they can do about it. They need to be shut down and never allowed back in this type of industry.

    Pros

    none...are you kidding

    Cons

    Everything that could be wrong is wrong with this so called shelter

  • 8. Terrible

    by: celticwoman2

    I cannot believe that this pet store (it's not a shelter) is still open. I wish that the humane society was able to close this place down! It's very sad that these animals are in these conditions! Do not go here, they have had many cases of parvo!

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    all

  • 9. sad

    by: ChanelFOCO

    Please do your research before entering any "shelter" and do follow up research after "adopting"

    Pros

    nothing

    Cons

    everything

  • 10. Stay away

    by: stephc101

    Luckily I have not personally visited this shelter, but have heard several horror stories about this place and know someone who adopted a dog from here who eventually ended up dying from complications from parvo and ultimately passed from distemper. The owners of this place refuse to allow inspectors in unannounced and have been in the news several times for their poor treatment and dirty, disease ridden environment they keep these animals in. I feel so awful for the animals in these peoples' control. Don't go here.

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    All

  • 11. DO NOT BUY HERE

    by: KipperSnack1

    This store has caused many broken hearts and spread of parvo and distemper. Owners deny it!!!

    Pros

    I'm told that they have the best crickets

    Cons

    Sick dogs, dirty cages, overcrowding, dogs not neutered before doptins, staff uninformed about animal care