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Sun Valley Animal Shelter / Inappropriate questioning

1 7150 N.110th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85307Glendale, AZ, United States
Contact information:
Phone: (623) 872-7941

My purpose to visit Sun Valley Animal shelter was to find a possible dog to adopt for my family, I had brought my dog into the shelter with their permission by phone to do a meet and greet if their was a potential dog that was compadible for our family especially my dog. Right away when entering the shelter a couple of the staff welcomed us and mentioned that a certain dog would be so good with our situation asked me a bunch of questions about if we would allow the dogs in the house, do you have an area for the dogs to keep cool, etc. In which I graciously had given them the information. After finally entering the shelter to look at the dogs a staff member walked us to the area and kindly gave us information about another dog at the shelter. I was given a paper with clipboard and was told to complete the application for review on adopting . Then the staff member left us to return to the front office and then came back to tell me that our dog would need a much older dog that what they had right now would not be compatible and questioned my dogs health, had mentioned we might need to wait for my dog to passaway before adopting another dog. It was almost like interigating at that time, feeling very uncomfortable about the way I was questioned and told what I need and also making me feel not welcome.

I understand that Shelters want to make the right choices for the dogs in question, and I appreciate that, however there is a much tactfull way of handling potential adopters. I will not return back to that shelter unfortunately and I hope that the dogs there find there long awaited families. They should never judge a person or animal without really knowing what is going on.

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