Farfel's Farm & Rescue Boulder, Colorado

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Reviews: Farfel's Farm & Rescue (Boulder)

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Abbey Hadachek

2 years ago

Went to Farfel's with my daughter and her husband to pick up their newly adopted dog... Nice storefront and retail store run by people passionate about finding good forever homes for good dogs! It was a great experience!

Deborah Jaramillo

2 years ago

The people are wonderful and really care about the rescues. They carefully evaluate people to make sure they are a great fit for the animal. They also operate a wonderful pet store with lots of goodies and great customer service.

Kimmie Foster

2 years ago

I currently am a Foster parent and this is the best rescue I have ever worked through! Supportive and informative they provide me with everything and more to provide a loving and caring foster home for amazing 4-legged friends.

Samantha Sorbello

2 years ago

I just got word that you guys are taking sweet Honey from Houston. I found her abandoned and amazing Monica coordinated all of this. She will get to live her best life in the mountains and with caring people!! Makes my heart so happy!! Everyone will get a ton of puppy kisses when she gets there

Dylan Hedges

2 years ago

This rescue was very difficult to work with. The front desk person I conversed with was unprofessional, generally difficult, and a poor communicator to the point of me questioning her intelligence. The issues began when they requested breed and weight restrictions from our landlord. We reached out to them and forwarded an email from the landlord and shared the section on pets in our lease. The email showed NO BREED OR WEIGHT restrictions. They had mentioned animals not over 40 pounds in an email screen from our initial move in, but that was not an official rule and upon asking them directly they were unconcerned about the weight. After this was done the girl stopped responding until I called. When we spoke she seemed to not accept this and wanted another email from the landlord directly. She also said the dog we had applied for didn’t officially have pit in her “but since she was a rescue she probably did and landlords will see them when they grow up and people have to return them”. Fair enough I support this sentiment but for one she also had no idea what the weight or appearance would end up being and this was purely her biased opinion on the situation we would provide. We decided not to do this for a number of reasons including the aforementioned frustration with working with this young woman and if they didn’t accept the application status we had that would have been fine. We found out this morning she emailed our landlord without cc’ing us or giving us notice she would do this. Our landlord forwarded the email to inform us about this communication and upon her pushing for more information gave her a quick off the cuff reply saying “30 pound max and no history of destructive behavior” which was not something we had heard directly to us from the landlord (who we have a great relationship with) or was in any official leasing documents for the apartment. Her pushing pressured our landlord into making an off the cuff email response for our pet adoption that would not have been an issue prior to his communication with her. I will not work with this rescue and would not recommend working with them if you can avoid it. Make them the LAST rescue on your call list. The response I anticipate is something along the lines of “we do this for the long term best for our dogs” and you” authorized our right to reach out to your landlord in the application”. Well both valid points on a surface level however if you do not see how you are at fault here you are a poorly run establishment. They created our issues and their concerns would not have applied to us until this girl was allowed to do a very poor job at working with potential adopters. In regards to "the dog that you applied for is a pitbull puppy". See screenshot. If it were advertised as a pit we would not have applied for her for the reasons they outline in their response. Again more unprofessional, unintelligent, and misleading behavior. I suggest you advertise your breeds accurately as this current bio on that puppy (ON YOUR WEBSITE) directly contradicts what you just responded with. It would have saved me a lot of wasted time. Screenshot from Farfels Farm and Dog Rescue website link. I would be very intrigued to know who specifically writes the breed for your ads? I recommend you start advising the breed with a disclaimer in a direct and professional manner with some documentation when someone like myself inquires about an adoption before wasting adopters time like they did to me. My fear for future adopters is them not communicating effectively or honestly and owners have to surrender more dogs from this rescue than an well operated one. Well they just proved my point as to why it is VERY UNWISE to adopt from them in their final response. What is also comical is the fact that we are authorized to have a pit mix and the weight was approved before your employee intervened. Owner, you completely missed the point. Further proving why to avoid this rescue. I feel bad for their dogs who end up here. Also not a single apology from them just defensiveness. Bad look.

Scott Ahrens

2 years ago

You can't meet the dog before bringing home, nor are you allowed to talk to the foster. That's a recipe for failure. Add to that contractually obligated training methods, and these guys are just not worth it. Too controlling. Try one of the numerous other fantastic rescues in the area

Brian Avis

2 years ago

We've rescued two dogs through this group and they've been great, very caring and attentive

Eileen S.

2 years ago

Have only accessed online. Access was easy. Never been there.

Evangeline Nelson

2 years ago

I adopted a sweet pup last month and Farfel's was so professional and helpful. They truly care about finding dogs a happy home!

Lynn

2 years ago

Love what they are doing and hope I get to adopt a pet soon

Ryan Guest

2 years ago

I am reposting this on behalf of my wife and myself, since Farfel's/Google appears to be blocking this review: It truly pains me to write this, but I feel an obligation to other foster families and people who are adopting. I think the work that Farfels is doing is generally wonderful. It is hard work, and it saves so many dogs' lives. I am so appreciative of that. Also, I think they could do a better job of mitigating risk and addressing bad situations (recognizing that dogs are unpredictable, and they can never completely avoid a bad situation). Long story short: Our foster dog attacked our 9.5-year-old retriever and tried to attack another dog. I have reason to believe they knew that the foster dog had issues with other dogs. Not only did we have to cover the nearly $1000 emergency vet bill (which is devastating for a PhD student making less than $10/hr), but the worst thing is that no one has even followed up to see if my dog survived. Also, I have no idea if the adoptive family was even told about what happened. That's dangerous for everyone, including the foster dog. More details: We have fostered numerous dogs with Farfels and loved each one, even when we only had them with us for a few days. A few weeks ago, we picked up a pit mix who was ~3 years old and recently had a litter of puppies. She was very sweet but clearly anxious with bite scars all around her ears. When I picked her up, I was told to keep her away from other dogs if I took her out for walks. Odd because they knew that we have a dog. I should have stopped right there and refused to take her. But, I love dogs and figured we could give it a shot. She was a sweetheart for the few days we had her. Until she wasn't. She was trying to lick my dog's face, my dog gave a warning growl to stop (very normal dog language for "stop it"), and the pit snapped. She went straight for my dog's throat. If my friend hadn't been there, I'm sure my dog, my beloved, would be dead. It was one of the most horrific things I have ever experienced. A few minutes after we separated the dogs, the foster went after my friend's dog. Thankfully, my friend was able to grab her harness and keep her away. My dog spent the night at the emergency vet in surgery. (Her chest was torn up.) I had to drive to Longmont to bring the foster to the Farfel's coordinator so that she wouldn't be there when my dog got home. The coordinator expressed how sorry she was that it happened but seemed surprised when I said I couldn't take any more fosters into my home with my dog. The vet unexpectedly called while I was there, which was very concerning, and I was afraid it was bad news so I quickly said goodbye and ran to my car. Thankfully, everything was okay, but no one from Farfels ever followed up. My dog could be dead, and they wouldn't know or seemingly care. My impression is that they intended to still adopt out the dog, and I have no idea if they told the family. Based on our past experiences with disclosure, I'm guessing that they did not. Now we are left with a nearly $1000 bill and traumatized dog. Thank goodness I still have my dog. She is my everything. Finally, another point to consider-- we had also recently fostered a sweet puppy for a couple of weeks. It had kennel cough when we got it (which they did not share in advance). We were told that it was fine because our dog had a bordatella vaccine. That is not true. Our vet later informed us that he could have still gotten our dog sick, which could have been very serious given the age of our dog. This further leads me to believe that there is not much, if any concern, for the foster families or their pets. Foster families, beware.

sapphire smalls

3 years ago

Quick to respond but absurd requirements and price. Like requiring you to take the dog you adopt to a trainer specifically in their network with very limited options once a week for 8 weeks. As a nurse, that's not realistic.

Veronica DeLorey

3 years ago

They hooked me up with my baby puppy Ziggi from Texas. They saved the whole litter. He is the center our our universe. As well they sell quality products. Very grateful for this small business.

Adam Elijah Linton

3 years ago

Keeper and I go down to Farfel’s every week for a beef knee. He picks it out himself and takes it to the register. I pay, then he drops it in a bag and carries it home himself.

Terri Walters

3 years ago

Farfels has a phenomenal network where they brings in amazing rescue dogs from all over and match them with the best homes. Their application is extensive, but they really ask the right questions to make sure they are finding fur-ever homes. We applied for one dog, but when we weren't chosen, we reached out to let them know we were interested in a new rescue. Be aware, they get flooded with applications, but just call/email, or even better, stop by the store if you are interested in a dog and they'll transfer your application to the next dog you are interested in. Once we asked about the 2nd dog we were interested in, everything moved lightning speed. They do a 1 week trial adoption, which is perfect to get to know the dog - good and bad. We adopted a 2 yr old aussie/retriever mix who was found as a stray in TX. Without Farfels, we would never have found this sweet, playful, adorable pup. Their adoption fee covers the cost of transport, neuter/spay, microchip, initial vaccines along with food, treats, chews. They also provide adopters with extensive info on vets, recommended trainers, food options, etc. Thanks to everyone at Farfels!

alex vigil

3 years ago

Have not called me back

Taylor Mackay

3 years ago

Place sucks. Sent emails weeks apart and never a response.

Shelly Roberts-Frost

3 years ago

Great store and wonderful adoption process!

Quentin Finney

3 years ago

Adopted two dogs six years ago, very grateful for our wonderful pups and all they've brought to our lives!

Mike Lams

3 years ago

Applied for a dog. No acknowledgement of receipt of application. No word, dog is off the site. I understand covid creates challenges but there is no excuse for radio silence. A long and stuck up application and no communication. Work on your professionalism

Mike E

3 years ago

Submitted an application for adoption on August 4th. Received a response that the application was received. Never heard anything since. Called by phone a few times too, nobody answered. Great business guys!

Mary Haigh

3 years ago

Beautiful pups! Loving and caring site. I'm only sad so many wanted the same pup we did. Hopefully next time :)

Marissa Laug

3 years ago

I adopted from Farfel's Farm & Rescue 2 weeks ago and was extremely satisfied with their communication and assistance. The application is extensive which I appreciate because it shows they really care about who is adopting their dogs and that they want to ensure they make a correct match. Once mine was accepted, an employee Hope reached out to let me know I was approved. She was extremely friendly, supportive and answered all my questions. Even after I picked up my dog she was super responsive to my random dog questions that probably weren't even her job to answer (I've never had a dog before so had lots of random questions!). They also cover the shots & spay through my adoption fee which is extremely helpful. I would 100% recommend adopting from Farfel's and commend Hope for being so helpful to me in this special time in my life!!! Thank you Farfel's & Hope!!!

Crimson Evanson

3 years ago

Aurora was helpful and friendly .Very nice to both my dogs and my children . They have the cutest dog treats ????.

Kimberly G

3 years ago

Seems like a cool little pet supply store. I had some questions, but the cashier was busy on the phone for the entire 10 minutes we were in the store, so we gave up and left.

Katherine Angus

3 years ago

I adopted my dog a little less than a month ago and I couldn’t be happier with the process. She is such a sweetheart and Farfels made the adoption process very easy. We even had to take her to the vet in the first week and they covered the cost to make sure she was healthy! The application is long but I appreciated that they try to match dogs with homes in which they will be well taken care of! The questions helped me form a plan for my pup as they go into good detail on so many aspects of a dogs life. If you are filling out the application I recommend being as thorough as possible. Thank you so much for our girl, she is happy and we are happy!

Erica Haugum

3 years ago

They have the dog's best interest in mind. Their adoption paperwork is pretty rigorous as well. Didnt adopt but kudos

Eric B

3 years ago

I adopted a dog from Farfels and it was a great experience. The owners are really thoughtful and accurate in describing a dog so as to make a good match. I felt setup for success.

Art of Modeling

3 years ago

We adopted our dog (now Kevin) through Farfel's recently and we are so happy with him, and their process! They were all very helpful along the way - you can tell they really care for these dogs. Thanks so much for helping me find my new best friend!

Amy Szen

3 years ago

My partner and I adopted from Farfel's about 6 weeks ago, and we couldn't be happier with our new fur-baby Bucky (formerly Button). I've seen some complaints that their adoption application is too long or put people off from applying. While I suppose it could seem long, everything they ask is something all potential dog owners should be asking themselves before they decide to adopt. It also makes it really clear that they care about the dogs and finding them their forever homes. The process once we were called was clear and straight forward, they even worked with us when our schedule didn't allow us to pick up our new family member right away. The adoption fee can seem pricey but it covers a lot so it's actually a bargain. They also sent us home with a lot of food, treats, poop bags, a harness, and a bully stick. We're so happy we went with Farfel's and that we have a great new addition to our family!

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Farfel's Farm & Rescue, Colorado, Boulder

906 Pearl St

Business Hours

Monday

11 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday

11 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday

11 AM - 5 PM

Thursday

11 AM - 5 PM

Friday

11 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

11 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

11 AM - 5 PM

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