• Report: #1155092

Complaint Review: Good Dog Rescue

  • Submitted: Mon, June 16, 2014
  • Updated: Mon, June 16, 2014

  • Reported By: Micke — West Nyack New York
Good Dog Rescue
Internet USA

Good Dog Rescue Is Good Dog Rescue a Scam? Internet

*Author of original report: Avoid Good Dog Rescue

*Consumer Comment: Michael, good for you!

*Consumer Comment: Michael L. Braunstein, shame on you

*Consumer Comment: We support Good Dog Rescue!

*Consumer Comment: GDR IS THE BEST!

*Consumer Comment: Focusing on what's important

*Consumer Comment: Michael L Braunstein: you are angry.... why?

*Consumer Comment: We are very satisfied GDR Adopters

*Consumer Comment: Michael Bronstein are you kidding me

*Consumer Comment: I love Good Dog Rescue

*Author of original report: Is Good Dog rescue a Scam

*Consumer Comment: Michael L Braunstein, how childish

*Consumer Comment: We are very satisfied GDR Adopters

*UPDATE Employee: Michael L Braunstein was not approved to adopt Abby

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Is Good Dog Rescue a Scam?

 

Good Dog Rescue approved us to adopt Abby after hours on a Tuesday and provided us its contract.  First thing Wednesday morning, I responded, advised that some minor non-substantive terms of the contract violated NY law, such as the contract not having Good Dog Rescue's address and not providing that a licensed veterinarian would confirm Abby's health.  Because I pointed out these issues, Good Dog Rescue canceled our adoption of Abby.

 

There are rampant complaints about Good Dog Rescue on the Better Business Bureau, Rip Off Report and elsewhere.  The complaints range from bait and switch tactics (not delivering the promised dog), delivering sick dogs and other shady business conduct.  A former Good Dog rescue foster mom posts to avoid them at all costs because they are bad news.  An animal cruelty sheriff I know says they may be saving puppy mills from the euthanasia fee, not rescuing dogs. 

 

There are several other indicators that this place is shady, such as only accepting payment via PayPal and not disclosing its address on its website, contract or other paper work.

 

After canceling our adoption of Abby, Good Dog rescue has not returned our telephone calls or emails.  Most scam artists run and hide when caught.

 


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#1 Author of original report

Avoid Good Dog Rescue

AUTHOR: Micke - ()

Yes, we dodged a bullet with Good Dog Rescue.  Thankfully, our family got a great dog from a legitimate and wonderful rescue.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Michael, good for you!

AUTHOR: DawgMom - ()

Michael, you dodged a bullet, friend. Apparently GDR has been skirting a law requiring quarantine of imported animals by doing business online and then doing the transfer in parking lots. In and out. Hope you find your good dog soon!

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#3 Consumer Comment

Michael L. Braunstein, shame on you

AUTHOR: NancyRockyHill - ()

In 2006 I adopted my first dog from GDR and when she died last year I adopted my second dog from GDR. Good Dog Rescue is wonderful and I’m a loyal adopter and supporter. I was very displeased to learn this man is spreading rumors about Good Dog Rescue all over the internet so, like many others, I just want to say my piece to defend this wonderful rescue group.

Michael L Braunstein, shame on you for spreading rumors and gossip and speculation about Good Dog Rescue. Anybody who did a little bit of research would find that GDR is a wonderful rescue group, and I think you know it but you’re just mad and trying to get even because you weren’t able to adopt your puppy for whatever reason. For you to selfishly vent your anger on the backs of helpless rescue dogs is unforgivable.

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#4 Consumer Comment

We support Good Dog Rescue!

AUTHOR: DeliaGirl - ()

When our senior lab died of cancer it took us awhile to grieve for her but after a few months we realized we were ready to welcome a new puppy into our family. We wanted another labby and we looked on petfinder for a long time for just the right puppy and then one day we found Rumor at Good Dog Rescue and we knew she was the pup for us. Little Rumor had been abandoned in Arkansas but she was saved by GDR and cared for until she was healthy and ready for adoption. Our adoption experience with GDR was wonderful. Everybody we dealt with was positive and professional, from the adoption coordinator to the foster mom to the transport personnel. We couldn’t be happier and we share our experience with everybody we know because WE SUPPORT GOOD DOG RESCUE.

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#5 Consumer Comment

GDR IS THE BEST!

AUTHOR: New Hampshire Adopter - ()

We live in New Hampshire and our adoption experience with GDR was the best! When we adopted our GSD puppy, the process was extremely thorough but also very fair, I thought.  It was evident that much thought and care goes into choosing the adopters for the rescue dogs. We got a happy, healthy puppy that’s nothing short of a blessing for our family. We have become part of the “GDR family” and we enjoy sending updates about our pup’s adventures and also reading all the new stories on the GDR facebook page every day. There are hundreds of stories that go back for years! It’s very heartwarming and my kids especially love reading the happy comments and photos from all the thankful GDR adopters. So I wanted to voice my support for Good Dog Rescue. GDR is not a scam and I suspect Michael Braunstein knows this but has tried to retaliate against GDR in the only way he knows how. And I think that’s a shame.

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#6 Consumer Comment

Focusing on what's important

AUTHOR: Rescuing in Alabama - ()

I’m the director of a small humane society in Alabama and the daily suffering of animals that we see here is overwhelming. Our small group of volunteers does the best we can to help these poor animals but our resources are scant and for a long time things felt pretty hopeless. But a couple of years ago, when we were at about our lowest point, GDR reached out to help us and ever since has been a huge support to our group. We are “Rescue Partners” with GDR and, as a result, 22 of our shelter dogs have been adopted in New England through GDR and now have wonderful forever families. Without GDR, these dogs had no hope.

Having run a rescue organization for many years, I’ve also had my share of “haters.”  Every rescue group runs across “haters” from time to time… people who didn’t get what they wanted and resolved to sow their hate and destruction far and wide to assuage their anger and rage. But we rescuers always manage to stay focused and keep our hearts and minds on what’s important… helping the dogs…  and we keep plugging on past the haters and leave them behind while we work hard to save the dogs. That’s what’s important and that’s what I always do and I know that’s what GDR will do. 

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#7 Consumer Comment

Michael L Braunstein: you are angry.... why?

AUTHOR: Don in NJ - ()

 Michael L. Braunstein, you are angry.... why?

  • Because GDR didn’t adopt a dog to you? Seriously?
  • Because GDR accepts only paypal? (the world’s most reliable form of online payment). Now if GDR only accepted cash or money orders you might have a point. But you are suspicious of paypal?  Really?
  • In 11 years, there are 12 internet complaints posted by 8 disgruntled people (half of whom, like you, never even adopted a dog). Out of 5,000 adopters. A scam? Really?
  • In 11 years there’s only one BBB complaint and “BBB found business made good faith effort to resolve complaint but customer not satisfied with business response.” A scam? Seriously?
  • Facebook page with hundreds and hundreds of happy adopters. A scam? Really?
  • And you want to malign a wonderful group of volunteers whose sole purpose is to save dogs from being killed? Really?

Your angry postings say a lot more about you than they do about GDR.

 

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#8 Consumer Comment

We are very satisfied GDR Adopters

AUTHOR: Annemarie - ()

We live in CT and adopted our German Shepherd pup Magnum from GDR last year. Their adoption standards are very high and we were screened thoroughly, which tells me that GDR is a very conscientious rescue group with only the best interest of the dogs at heart.  On arrival, our puppy Magnum was very healthy and on his first checkup our veterinarian said that Magnum had been well cared for with the most complete health records he'd ever seen from a rescue group!  Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed reading all the GDR updates and rescue stories and we feel like we're part of the "GDR family."  Yes, we are very satisfied adopters and no GDR is not a scam.

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#9 Consumer Comment

Michael Bronstein are you kidding me

AUTHOR: New York Steve - ()

Are you kidding me? You’re freaking out because they wouldn’t let you adopt a dog? I think you have too much time on your hands as well as an anger management problem. You should just get over it. 

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#10 Consumer Comment

I love Good Dog Rescue

AUTHOR: Chrisy - South Hadley - ()

I saw on FB that this angry man is spreading his speculations on the internet and I want to step up to share my experience with GDR.  For several years I’ve been a loyal GDR supporter ever since I adopted my puppy Gertie back in 2010.  Gertie was one of a litter of puppies that was taken to the shelter after their Momma was killed. The pups were very young and still nursing, but GDR got them out of the shelter and put them into a good foster home where they could be bottle-fed until they were old enough to eat. All the pups survived and eventually they were adopted and I’m so thankful GDR saved my Gertie.  I think that Michael Braunstein should leave GDR alone so they can continue their mission of rescuing needy dogs without his wild online revenge speculations. 

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#11 Author of original report

Is Good Dog rescue a Scam

AUTHOR: Micke - ()

Any doubt I had about Good Dog rescue being a scam was eliminated by its response – an outright lie.  Below is Good Dog Rescue’s “Congratulations” “Your adoption was approved” email to my wife.

 

 

If Good Dog Rescue was legitimate it would not have to lie under the guise of internet anonymity to cover its misdeeds.  There is a reason that Good Dog Rescue hides its location and contact information.

There are wonderful rescue organizations, do your research and find one. 

But, avoid Good Dog Rescue at all costs.

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#12 Consumer Comment

Michael L Braunstein, how childish

AUTHOR: V.V. - ()

It’s hard to believe a grown man would have such a temper tantrum online because he didn’t get the puppy.  I guess it’s a good thing he DIDN’T get the puppy.  This childish posting just to vent his anger, attempting to deter future adopters without a care for the poor dogs who might suffer as a result of his selfish actions.  Well let me just tell you that GDR is not a scam. Far from it.  I'm a GDR adopter in CT as well as a longtime volunteer for the past 7 years and I’m a witness to the fact that GDR is a first-rate rescue group.  With thousands of adoptions over the years, GDR does get dogs back from time to time due to death, divorce, finances, whatever. GDR WANTS these dogs back if their families can't keep them because GDR really cares about what happens to these dogs.  Over the years, we’ve fostered 4 dogs for GDR and I can say without hesitation that it's been a pleasure. The administrators at GDR have always been very appreciative. I've watched the adoption process from the perspective of Foster Mom and can say that the dogs are always put first when adopters are being considered.  So if Michael Braunstein’s adoption application was denied, then there must be a good reason. A loyal GDR Adopter in CT

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#13 Consumer Comment

We are very satisfied GDR Adopters

AUTHOR: Annemarie - ()

We live in CT and adopted our German Shepherd pup Magnum from GDR last year. Their adoption standards are very high and we were screened thoroughly, which tells me that GDR is a very conscientious rescue group with only the best interest of the dogs at heart.  On arrival, our puppy Magnum was very healthy and on his first checkup our veterinarian said that Magnum had been well cared for with the most complete health records he'd ever seen from a rescue group!  Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed reading all the GDR updates and rescue stories and we feel like we're part of the "GDR family."  Yes, we are very satisfied adopters and no GDR is not a scam.

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#14 UPDATE Employee

Michael L Braunstein was not approved to adopt Abby

AUTHOR: DLambert - ()

As a rescue group, our priority is the well being of the dogs and puppies in our charge, so every adoption application is carefully evaluated and the best qualified applicant chosen for each dog. On rare occasions, a rejected applicant behaves badly, as did Michael L. Braunstein of West Nyack NY when he turned to the internet to post his frustration. Of course, this has only validated our initial decision to reject his adoption application.

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