It's a Dog's Life
Stephanie "Foster Mom" O'Brien

No Stephanie, There Really Is No Santa Claus.

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 9:57 PM
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  • A sad, but not untypical, experience. You spent your own money to go help and ended up sitting around instead of doing the work you'd hoped to do.

    Sounds like you did some good for the dogs that were crated, by walking them, but to be told you couldn't even see the dogs in the warehouse makes me wonder what was in there that they didn't want any witnesses to see. That's worrisome.

    -- Posted by JTennant on Sat, Dec 15, 2012, at 2:38 PM
  • JTennant, we were allowed in the warehouse to clean kennels, but that was it. No other time, except for one night when there was a storm and we were able to drag our cots and lay outside of the kennels to calm the dogs. Make sense to you? Couldn't be in there when all was good, but was shamed into it when the dogs were upset. It was cold, damp, horrific odor, and miserable. Also, when we cleaned kennels there was loud, obnoxious music blaring, employees yelling at dogs to shut up, smoking and drinking going on. Tattoo shop in one room, an old school bus for ''hanging out'' in and an alligator and two dingos there. All of which are illegal without proper license.

    We would have played, pet, walked, groomed, trained, any of those dogs all day long if given the opportunity. Instead we tried to clean up around the facility to make it safe for the dogs when they were out. One of the areas was under a bridge, so needless to say plenty of trash, broken glass, and car parts everywhere.

    Such a disappointment. I could have gone on a very relaxing vacation with the money I spent to be there.

    -- Posted by Foster Mom on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 9:23 AM
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