This morning I had an email from a friend who wants an Irish Wolfhound. She sent me a link to this rescue organization to see what I thought, but I have never heard of it. It seems suspicious to me, so I was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. It seems to me like they're just using "rescue" as a euphemism for "puppy mill." Here are some things which raised red flags:
1. Seemingly neverending supply of purebred puppies, including those of uncommon breeds like Tibetan Mastiffs and Silken Windhounds.
2. Proudly promoting mixed breed dogs under stupid names, such as the "Sasquatch" and others.
3. Their adoption contract stipulates that the adopter must feed a brand of food that they approve. They also produce their own brand of food, so we can all guess which brand of food will be the only one to meet their requirements.
4. They say that their adoption fees range from $490 - $990. That seems a bit exorbitant for a rescue.
That's just what I noticed from a cursory view of their site. If I'm wrong about them, I'm sorry. But based on what I've seen so far, I wouldn't feel comfortable telling my friend that adopting from this place would be okay. Does anyone have any experience with them or know someone who has?