Wareham >Second Hand Goods > A Helping Paw
3221 Cranberry Hwy, Buzzards Bay, MA | Directions 0253241.748889 -70.625989
A Helping Paw has moved just down the road, 3086 Cranberry Highway! The reviews below must be based on staff that are no longer there. I have been in to shop many times and also adopted 2 cats from them and they couldn't be nicer. I have been in on days when there are lots of people and have seen them do their best to accommodate all. I have heard them at times say they don't have time to take people in to the pet rooms but more often than not they do take a couple of minutes to take customers in to visit with the kitties. They have many responsibilities at the shelter and shop but make every attempt to juggle them all well. If you are an animal lover I highly recommend stopping in to shop and support the animals. If you are looking for a new companion contact them for information on the available pets. I love my two boys from them. They are happy and healthy!
manners needed here – I don’t think the staff can get any nastier. I was yelled at for not understanding where the actual animals were and then got yelled at when told they were too busy to let me visit any cats. I was never told about a window for viewing. I understand they volunteer their time, but a little common courtesy is expected from everyone. I’ve never been spoken too like that and I was shocked and embarrassed. It’s not the animal’s fault, so please visit if you are seriously considering on adopting, and I mean seriously.
This place is not for the timid or shy personality.
Unkind staff – I called for info on how to save money on spaying my dog and the woman I spoke to was rude. She made me feel as if I was trying to just get a deal. Times are hard and I took in an unwanted dog. So excuse me for trying to find ways to cut costs and save a dog. She sounded as if she didn't believe me when I said I didn't pay for the dog, she wanted the person's name from whom I got the dog from, which I would have happily given her. She changed her mind and said she couldn't do it cheaper then over the $450.00 my vet was asking and then gave me a phone number to Pet Partners, which was just a fax number.
I told her that the vet I used was asking for alot to do the spaying and that It was difficult for me to afford it. She said "that's the price of pet ownership" So I guess I was better off leaving the dog at a shelter? I donate to charity often and if she had been kinder and not so rude I would make contributions to them yearly as I do for all my charites. She had absolutely NO personality and possibly no heart. I feel for the animals there.
The best animal shelter i've ever visited! – I was so amazed when I went here for the first time. Nothing at all like most animal shelters. Most of the animal get to stay cage-free. People can even watch them play through the viewing wondows. It is so much fun. You can tell they truly love these animals! i've never seen more dedicated volunteers. And they also run a huge thrift shop with some of the lowest prices i've seen! How do they get it all done with so little help? As far as personality, i read the other woman's review. I would have to guess she was one of the people that was denied a pet. I visit often and have never seen them treat anyone rudely. Usually it's the customers that are very rude. I know I heard them talking to one lady who thinks her cat won't jump a fence, and the volunteer had so much patience with her, even though the lady was getting very, very loud and actually threatened the volunteer! Thank goodness I don't have to put up with people like that. Too bad these wonderful volunteers have to . All i can say is this place does everything they can to help these precious animals. Wish more people would give them a hand. They surely are making a huge difference. I heard they pulled 200 kitties out of just one guy's yard! Wow, all were saved! Great job AHP keep up the great work.
avoid all together – I've been to this place to buy a few things & never had a problem with anyone until today....I asked a few questions & the woman I spoke with started yelling at me in front of other customers, very embarrassing for me. I not only felt/looked like an idiot but to be treated that way was not a positive experience for me. She should have taken me into another room or something. The lack of professionalism was immense. I deal with the general public because my husband & I both run a business here & I would never ever talk to someone the way she spoke to me. Compassion & bitchiness are two different things & well I would choose the latter for this woman. I have sent numerous people there for numerous things but I never will again!!!!
A hidden haven – I recently visited a Helping Paw to check out Addison, a 10 year old Lhasa Apso pooch who was in desperate need of a home. This wonderful little animal shelter, which is also a little thrfit shop, had been sheltering Addison since May. It was clean, and the people were kind and sweet. They are doing a wonderful thing here by helping needy pups and kitties who are in desperate need of homes. Addison was surely one of them. Most people don't consider an older pet. They are truly sweethearts. What a diamond this little guy is. Check out this shelter nestled away on the Cape. You won't be disappointed.
very helpful – we were going there to look for antiques and we found some alright!! after that we were also going to go to the animal shelter to get a cat, but we didnt have to! you can adopt cats there! and they are in much better condition than the animal shelter! It was a cute little kitten named Wizzles
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