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“DO NOT USE!!!”

Written on: 26/02/2022 by Leighannw (1 review written)

Due to a change of circumstances in my life i am unable to keep my dog due to not enough time for him which actually breaks my heart and will be even more selfish of me to keep him knowing i cant give him the walks/attention he needs! The lady i spoke to at this charity literally had no sympathy at all bare in mind im also 37 weeks pregnant and dealing with a stressful situation. She spoke to me like i was a child from the first phone call. If i could attach a photo of the text messages from… Read Full Review

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“Stay away”

Written on: 16/01/2022 by Dddccc12 (1 review written)

This charity if you can call it that has took 2 lovely dogs coco and jax away from their very loving home after their owner was dealing with grief and uncertainty. At a time when they should have assessed the situation and tried to help not take Coco and Jax away which they have done and have kept kept dogs even though the owner of coco and jax has asked for them back and has said she will pay for what ever costs are needed they have been abusive, negative, threatened coco and jax owner with… Read Full Review

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“Stay well Clear ”

Written on: 12/01/2022 by Getcocoandjaxhome22 (1 review written)

Hello Everyone I rehomed my 2 Chihuahas Coco & Jax shortly after my mum died in October 2021. Realising I made a huge mistake I went back to West Yorkshire rescue to ask for them back and have been dealing with a lady there. The day they came to get the dogs i never mentioned my mum dying but that I was going back to the office in a couple of weeks. She rang me after the lady who adopted them came and I vaguely remember that conversation my head was all over as they’d just literally left… Read Full Review

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“Dedicated and caring charity”

Written on: 03/06/2019 by Scout2019 (1 review written)

She is an amazing woman. Absolutely dedicated and the charity is committed to finding best home for the dogs. Committed foster homes. Really work hard to help the dogs as individuals and know them well. Knowledgeable and experienced and I was very grateful for her support in taking on my dog when I could no longer keep him due to his issues. She supported me when I needed it and my dog for which I am very grateful. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Charity Commision ”

Written on: 12/12/2017 by Scrutiny (1 review written)

There appears to be concern regarding how this company appears to be taking monies for the same dog over and over again on the basis of the client not meeting criteria or the animal being unwanted when that is evidentially not the case It is there necessary i believe to refer this matter to the charity commision in order to investigate ultimaately the welfare of the dog is of paramount importance… Read Full Review

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“STAY WELL CLEAR”

Written on: 03/11/2017 by Reagan246 (1 review written)

Wish I had found this page before, recently i called yrdr I was looking after my daughter’s dog while she is over seas and was struggling due to lots of personal problems, which i informed them of . I handed the dog over and several hours later asked for him back, realised i hadade a massive mistake, Was told i could have him. went to collect him and told i couldn't, and I could not change my mind, I am worried sick about him, I have since heard of 3 volunteers who all packed in due to the… Read Full Review

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“Ignored my application.”

Written on: 06/03/2017 by O'Rourkeql269 (1 review written)

My beloved little dog had to be put to sleep because of illness. It left a massive hole in our lives. I saw what I thought would be the perfect little dog on their website to fill that hole in our hearts. I filled the application form in and waited in anticipation . After a couple of days I messaged the rescue centre owner to ask if we had any chance of adopting the little dog. She didn't bother to reply and completely ignored both the application and my message. I am an experienced dog owner… Read Full Review

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“Poor ”

Written on: 10/08/2016 by Julieanndog (1 review written)

got a small dog they said a vet had passed it fit. Within six weeks this dog became aggressive we took it to vets they said the dog had not been wormed and was very poor health it had been badly treated previous owners the advised to put the dog down. I was contacted by them to take another rescue dog. Within one hour of having it in my home I am a very experienced dog owner. It had bitten four people had a fight with another dog who was so badly bitten had to be put down. She said she didn't… Read Full Review

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Yorkiemad's Response to Julieanndog's Review

Written on: 06/08/2017

We had a very similar experience with the second dog we rescued. The first had to be adopted away from his brother due to bullying we were told, the tiny Yorker we took home ended up having to be put diwn 4weeks later as he had several wounds that the vet believes were caused from abuse of previous owner despite us being told the rescue had had scans done and he was 100% healthy! We later found out his brother was in a similar situation with other adoptive family. Stupidly we agreed to adopt another dog a few months later with guarantees that the dogs are checked and are all healthy. A Yorkie Cross was handed to us after 10minutes walking, we hadn't even agreed to adopt and she informed us that they had already put a chip in our name! The poor thing attached our other pup and the vets believe he shouldn't have been adopted out at all and this has already been shared with the rescue! Cue abusivr messages to my mum having to deal with all of this by the person I dealt with. Despite the good intentions of many of the foster families and volunteers the attitude of the person I dealt with had soured our experience and we would not advise going to this rescue for your new adoptive dog.

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“Would NOT recommend”

Written on: 22/02/2016 by HB93 (1 review written)

I have been thinking long and hard about whether to post a review, but this may help someone else. We rescued Benji in October 2015- Initially she was very nice and we spoke often about our requirements for a dog. She explained the donation was £100 fee, which was no problem. We had finally found a dog perfect for us, Benji the cavalier, the images we were sent of him were absolutely perfect, however it was all dependent on his heart murmur result from the vets (very important for us as lost 2… Read Full Review

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Snot's Response to HB93's Review

Written on: 08/06/2016

Yes, this doesn't surprise me. I attempted to buy a rescue dog from this organisation. It was like wading through glue. Gave up and bought a pedigree instead.

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“Awful”

Written on: 24/01/2016 by Tobinmb122 (1 review written)

i applied for a dog and was told I could have her despite several phone calls we found they had given her to some one else. They gave us another dog, the dog was nasty and after three months the dog was put down. I will not be applying again £160 for a dog was not charity some new dogs £400 I can get a pedigree dog for that. Some charity. Won't ever use them again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Absolutely fantastic! ”

Written on: 27/05/2015 by Danniclancy (1 review written)

The person at West Yorkshire Dog Rescue is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend anyone to get in touch with her. Due to circumstances my grandparents had to rehome their dog and she gave them advice and took him under her wing straight away! She also keeps in touch with me about how he is going on and she is very reassuring. Thanks From Danni Clancy… Read Full Review

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“Very upset about the behaviour of the founder ”

Written on: 09/02/2015 by GermanLane (1 review written)

After applying for a dog on there Facebook page. I got a phone call asking me if I was at a child bearing age. I found this line of question very invasive. After the line of questions I was then told to come and view the dog I'd applied for, on the day of viewing the dog I had a phone call to say they had to rearrange the day without giving new date. I waited 1 week with no contact, I tried contacting the rescue centre and I got a text saying we'll be in contact soon. Another week past and… Read Full Review

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Kathytrout's Comment

Written on: 20/03/2015

West Yorkshire Dog Rescue took advice from the police about the very threatening behaviour of this person and family and it was the police themselves that became very alarmed. They advised us that the threats were serious enough that if this family came to the foster home we should dial 999.
WEST YORKSHIRE DOG RESCUE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE AND ALWAYS INVOLVE THE POLICE IF THREATENED.

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Jefferynorris's Comment

Written on: 20/03/2015

1. Look at all the other reviews on here. We are aware that we are not the only ones treated this way.
2.No police where contacted.
3.On the government website it says we can contact the founder of a charity if we have a complaint against the way we where treated you did not give this opportunity.
4. Thanks for you comment have a good day!

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Kathytrout's Comment

Written on: 20/03/2015

The police were at our premises over this.

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Jefferynorris's Comment

Written on: 20/03/2015

Go to the gov site and select complain about charity.
If you read the first line it says if you have a complaint against a charity to get in contact with them directly. We tried and you shouted down the phone before we could get to explain what had happened. Not realising that the complain we had was with yourself. We are in our legal rights to express what our experience was with the charity. Reading the comments below has given us closure to what we had experienced. Anyway that's all I have to say on the matter.

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“Avoid ”

Written on: 09/02/2015 by samanthajosephineclairekuc (1 review written)

This organisation is a complete joke. They give out foster parents address and arrange viewing of dogs then string you along for weeks. Then turn around and say you have failed the process and we won't give dogs to just anyone. Shouldn't the research be done on the adoptin family first before giving out addresses. A complain was made about the way the woman had spoken to my mum as my mum is a caring and giving loveable women. She then received nasty messages saying we had abused her and it was… Read Full Review

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“Despicable Woman”

Written on: 23/01/2015 by KristopherMedeiros (1 review written)

If this woman takes an instant dislike to you before she has even met you, you have no hope of adopting a dog from her. She does not have a dog's welfare at heart (I don't think she even has a heart!). She is rude, aggressive, constantly contradicts herself and makes assumptions about your suitability to rehome a dog. To sum up, I was reduced to tears by this woman… Read Full Review

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Samanthajosephineclairekuc's Comment

Written on: 09/02/2015

Your not the only one she did the same too our family and was completely off her head. Apparently we should expect a visit from the police because we complained about the way we was treated she turned on us saying we was abusing her. But she was the abusive one. Xx

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★★★★★

“Devoted and Thorough Dog Rescue”

Written on: 11/12/2014 by emmajones76 (1 review written)

We cannot thank this rescue enough! We are now the proud parents to our new rescue dog who is already a member of our family!The rescue are very thorough and really do ensure that the family and the dog are perfectly matched. You will be questioned. This is part of the process to make sure you are a good match and suitable. She is amazing lady. She deserves a medal. Thanks you West Yorkshire Dog Rescue - my husband and I are very happy :)… Read Full Review

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“DO NOT TOUCH”

Written on: 07/09/2014 by yyMcLeod310 (1 review written)

jEKYll AND HYDE CARRACTER...... VERY WILLING AND COMFORTING WHEN TAKING ON MY DOG, HOWEVER WHEN TRYING TO CONTACT REGARDING THE WELFARE OF MY DOG, MY CALLS WERE IGNORED, AND IS ALL I GOT BACK WAS THREATENING TXT MESSAGES SAYING THAT I WAS GOING TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE POLICE. WISH I HAD NEVER HANDED OVER MY DOG. SHES ONLY OUT FOR MAKING MONEY. STAY WELL CLEAR, THIS ISNT A CHARITY!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Debbielou111's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2014

My dog was also seriously let down by this rescue - see review of the events below (dog seriously let down by this rescue). I was also threatened with the police for harrassment despite only wanting information on what had happened to my poor dog. She was extremely rude to me for no reason whatsoever and looking at the other reviews there is clearly a pattern to her behaviour where she goes off on one and threatens everyone with the police and harrassment if she doesn't want to speak to them. She is seriously mentally disturbed in my opinion and should be sectioned. Help get the work out about this rescue by also leaving a review as she needs stopping. God knows how many other dogs have been badly rehomed because of this woman.

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“Absolutely shocking service and very very RUDE!!! ”

Written on: 07/09/2014 by 371Fletcher (1 review written)

I have rescued a dog before and sent it to this woman and she got a lovley home she was found being mistreated so I recommended her to a friend last week who has started having behavioural problems from her dog so he couldn't be re homed by kids, after explaining to my friend how great she was she decided to give it a go, she said she wasn't even going to re home him but keep him herself, we contacted her all week she had told the dogs owner she would keep in contact and let her know how the… Read Full Review

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“Dog seriously let down by this rescue”

Written on: 08/08/2014 by Debbielou111 (1 review written)

Due to very sad and unforeseen circumstances I had the misfortune to entrust my beloved 7 months old puppy to the care of this rescue - the worst mistake that I have ever made in my life - and the consequences of what has happened to the dog i will have to live with for the rest of my life. She was placed within a new home within 5 days of leaving me - and I hoped that this was truly her forever home. I never really got an update on her and purely be chance I found some very shocking news about… Read Full Review

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Babsticals's Response to Debbielou111's Review

Written on: 22/08/2014

We had problems with this nasty piece of a woman too.One of her dogs badly attacked our bichon ,ragged him around and nearly killed him! There was no reasoning with this woman,she screamed and shouted down the phone at me too,calling me a liar.How she has the nerve to say she loves dogs is beyond me.

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“Rude, judgemental and contradictory”

Written on: 18/02/2014

We approached West Yorkshire Dog rescue when we saw what we felt would be the perfect dog on their website and following a telephone conversation it was just a few days later that we met Trustee at the fosterers address. Upon meeting the dog we established she was nothing like her description and instead of a bouncy friendly dog, we were greeted with a nervous wreck. The dog had also recently had pups yet she hadn't felt to point this out on her advert or over the telephone. She was also… Read Full Review

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Strangersarefriendsweareyettomeet's Comment

Written on: 19/07/2019

I gave my dog to a rescue when I was told he was on the wrong medication but my vet assured me he was on the right medication. Within hours I asked for my dog back, to be told no. I am all over facebook as being disturbed and mad and that it was a sham for money, utter rubbish, I purely gave him as I thought it was in the best interest of the dog. On speaking to my vet I was assured they were giving him the correct medication. I am now seeking legal advice, it has only been 2 1/2 weeks and I made a stupid mistake when I was at my lowest. I think that fostering and adopting dogs on Facebook should be banned and I will not stop until I get answers

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“Nasty and judgemental ”

Written on: 18/12/2013 by RNates (1 review written)

To be clear, my issue here is with the owner of the West Yorkshire Rescue - and not the fosters who give up time, money and their homes to care for the dogs because she (understandably) doesn't use kennels. I applied for a dog that I saw on Facebook through a friend. I fit all the criteria and proved that the dog would never be left for more than 4 hours. After a very stressful phone call with her I was told that my application was declined (she refused to even meet me or come to check my… Read Full Review

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