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  • Apr 22
  • Animal Services
  • San Jose, California
  • Positive Experience
  • 1
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Animal rescue, is about rescuing animals.....not pandering to human egos and emotions. I work with foreign animal rescue and we have had the great fortune to cross paths with Lisa and home for life. We have dogs that are unadoptable due to physical and emotional issues, HFL has housed a number of them. Without Lisa and HFL and organizations like hers these animals would be in dire straights. I... Read more

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  • Apr 21
  • Animal Services
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Positive Experience
  • 5
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I don't understand the negative comments on this site, and believe they are made by disgruntled folks who don't care much about facts. The place is clean, the activities organized, and the animals are obviously well cared for and happy. The animals at HFL are special needs animals, requiring a great deal of special care. Providing this kind of care must be very difficult, and the cost of doing... Read more

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  • Apr 20
  • Animal Services
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Positive Experience
  • 7
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I am sorry to read such negative statements on this site. I have been acquainted with Home for Life for several years -- volunteered at Christmas and on visits to the homeless shelter with the therapy pets; sponsoring animals and enrolling my own pet in the Angel Care program; contributing with goods and dollars -- and in all my interactions with Lisa and the staff I have had only good... Read more

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  • Apr 15
  • Animal Services
  • Warminster, Pennsylvania
  • Positive Experience
  • 21
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

My complaint is about the obvious bias of the people posting on this web site. As I read these complaints, I see people with personal grudges and people who think animals with behavior issues and/or disabilities are better off dead. Home for Life is a beautifully managed sanctuary that takes in cats and dogs who have behavior issues and/or disabilities that would make adoption very difficult.... Read more

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  • Jan 09
  • Animal Services
  • Farmington, Minnesota
  • Animal Sanctuary
  • 30
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I don't care who this person is but they are most likely not 100% incorrect. I had a dog years ago that had a bladder problem that made it impossible for him to hold his pee so he could never be housebroken. He learned to go outside to potty but would leak on the way to the door and would have to go out constantly because he couldn't hold it. I spent way more money than I really had to spend just... Read more

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  • Mar 03, 2014
  • Professional Services
  • Employee Turnover
  • 41
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Employee turnover is quite high at HFL. They are paid $8 an hour with the promise of $10 an hour after 100 hours. Employees are let go when they reach the point of $10 an hour with the reason that Lisa can't afford to pay so many employees, even though there are new employees starting every week. When employees are let go, they don't always get their last paycheck. I wonder how long this... Read more

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  • Nov 27, 2013
  • Animal Services
  • Ex-Employee
  • 13
  • 13
  • 717
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Lisa LaVerdiere fired both of my daughters just recently. One because Lisa listens to, and promotes gossiping between her employees about each other at HFL. The second one was fired because Lisa didn't feel comfortable having her work there after firing the first one. No chance given or anything. Fired through an email on her way to work. Now she has shown up at the second daughter's second... Read more

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  • Apr 16, 2013
  • Animal Services
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Animal Services
  • 2
  • 2
  • 719
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

We did a substantial amount of work for Home for Life Animal Sanctuary. The owner is disorganized and unrealistic in how she handles work. She does not respect other people, does not communicate well, does not take ownership for her shortcomings, blames others for her incompetence. She failed to meet deadlines to get information to us and then blamed us when things were late. She feels the need... Read more

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  • Nov 23, 2011
  • Animal Services
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Animal Shelter
  • 6
  • 6
  • 960
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

HFL is a terrible place,the owner is also a terrible person, who should have her brain evaluated if she thinks she is helping the animals she "suppossedly" takes care of, because she doesnt take care of them!! They are her pay check!! And that is all she cares about! If one of the animals there is sick but has many sponsors she will self medicate that animal without taking it to the vet to... Read more

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  • Mar 22, 2011
  • Animal Services
  • Caledonia, Michigan
  • Animal Adopt
  • 19
  • 19
  • 1711
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

HFL Animal Sanctuary in Star Prairie, WI paints themselves to be a beautiful loving home for animals who are sick and/or unadoptable. Their website shows pristine tile floors, animals happily lounging, and healthy dogs and cats. However, upon entering the sanctuary (which you cannot do unless you are a prospective employee, current employee, or give them money) you will see a far cry from what... Read more

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