Plain & Fancy Animal Rescue
Who Is Plain & Fancy Animal Rescue?It all started with one family in Northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (yes, THAT Lancaster County). They started reaching out to local Puppy breeders, and they convinced quite a few of them that it's better to place their dogs into a loving home than to continue doing what they used to do with a dog they no longer wanted. In the many years since that humble beginning in 1998, we've grown from a family operation into having dozens of volunteers, supporters, and friends, all of whom are dedicated to the same task: Saving their lives!
We also rescue cats from local farms, families, and nearby kill shelters. We've also found homes for rabbits, finches, guinea pigs, maccaws, snakes, frogs, turtles, goats, sheep, pigs, horses and even an alligator!
We do not have a shelter facility that you can visit, as we do all our housing and care through foster homes and volunteers. But we do bring our dogs and cats to Petsmart in Lancaster (Route 30 East at Target). We will make appointments for approved adopters to come meet the animal, and see if the animal adopts them (it's far more important that the animal is happy, as they've had the much more difficult life).
PLEASE NOTE: We are, as it says above, a family-based effort, and that must come first in everything we do! All our volunteers have families that always take precidence over other activities. So if anyone is slow to respond to you, or we take more time than you might think is proper, chalk it up to being parents first, and animal rescuers second! We hope you understand...
Please understand that these dogs have been rescued from nearby farms and "backyard breeders", so they have not lived a pampered life. If you are looking for the perfect dog, you're probably not looking for a rescue dog, as we cannot guarantee anything about these dogs. If there is a problem that may effect the health of the dog, we will clearly identify that prior to adoption, so that there are no misunderstandings.
One thing we do not provide is transportation...we've had requests to ship dogs across the country, and we just can't (and won't...if you've heard any of the "horror stories" we've heard about shipping dogs, you wouldn't ask for that service!). Besides, the purpose of you coming to pick up the dog is twofold...so you can meet the dog, and so he/she can meet you! That's the last part of the "test"...if the dog doesn't take to you, or if we feel it's just not going to work out, we need to know that before you take the dog home with you. Again, it's nothing personal, but these dogs have had a difficult life to this point, and we want to make sure that the rest of their days are as happy as they can be!
If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask! We're not trying to hide anything...we just want to be totally upfront about these dogs!
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