Hope For Life Rescue Virginia Beach, Hawaii

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Marissa Ray

2 years ago

At first, the staff was very welcoming and friendly when I was planning to adopt a dog. But once I did, it was like they no longer cared since the dog was adopted. I live 2 hours away so I decided to get vaccines at a local vet but return to Hope For Life Rescue for the neuter.... HOWEVER, they stated they planned to neuter this puppy at 4 MONTHS OF AGE and told me that was "the law" and refused to reschedule any later.... I attached a photo from the AAHA recommendations & for a larger dog (which they estimated him to be a large breed) is 9-15 months of age. So everything that was supposed to be included in the adoption fee of $325 (vaccines & neuter) I did not get... And they refused to refund me any money. They offered me no solution and were not willing to work with me in any way. So much for wanting to help keep dogs neutered to help the issue of over population..... Thankfully I will be getting my dog neutered because I am a responsible human, but I can only imagine the amount of people that may have or will run into the same concern as me & this rescue just adding to the problem they claim to be helping.

Amber

2 years ago

Never got back to me after reaching out multiple times. Never answered phone calls during office hours… will never recommend this rescue to anyone.

Carolyn Gray

2 years ago

AMAZING! Great folks outstanding mission.

Philip Powell

2 years ago

Got our wonderful dog Athena from here glad we found this place keep up the great work y’all do for these animals!

T Adonizio

2 years ago

Wonderful, safe, clean and Professional rescue… adopted a senior kitty for a loving senior… perfect fit…. Cat’s care records were excellent … and kitty perfectly and immediately socialized. Thank-you for all your work.

Victoria Peña

2 years ago

At first I loved this place and thought so highly of it, however as time went on I noticed a lot of things that I found pretty concerning. Number one, the website not always posts the actual amount of dogs they have at their location. Several more are for adoption but only visible on Instagram as posts. (Which by the way was how I got my dog in the first place.) Secondly, this location has not answered a single one of my phone calls that I have left or responded to voicemails. Then they took several days to respond to my email... which is okay. However, my frustration is the excuse of not being able to answer phone calls or voicemails (due to a lack of staff) but has plenty of time to request donations on their Instagram account as well as posting play date pictures etc. If there is time to advertise your business, then make sure you take the time to respond to those who keep the place you’re advertising IN business. Including vaccines and neutering in the adoption fee is awesome.... if it actually takes place...I needed my dog neutered in October (when it was scheduled) and they finally got back to me about it a month later after he already got an appointment at a vet.

Melody Mackin

2 years ago

Adopted my fur baby nine years ago. She rescued me too

Blake Sanchez

2 years ago

Amazing animal rescue! Love this facility and the owner.

christopher kennedy

2 years ago

What a great place. Love the animals

Maureen Heald

2 years ago

What a special place! I cannot wait to volunteer!

Angela Callis

2 years ago

Dropped off 2 beautiful bonded dogs from a kill shelter in SC for rescue.

Cynthia Czaplicki

2 years ago

They are a fabulous organization. Can't say enough good things! Wonderful!

kat velez

2 years ago

Adopted an older cat from here apparently they lied about basically everything her age they said 6 to 7 paper work said 8 take her to the vet they say she about 12 to 13 just by looking at her eyes. They said she had an auto Immune disease we where ok with that, take her to the vet second time turns out she doesn’t have that condition it’s not even on her paper work. But she did have cancer in her lungs and arthritis/spinal issues where her back leg nerves weren’t connecting anymore so much for telling us about any of these prior conditions that where lingering. Sadly she passed away after only having her for about 4 months. We are very heart broken and feel very hurt by the lies.

Sandy Zimmerman

2 years ago

This shelter does an amazing job & rescues so many cats & dogs. They take them in from kill shelters & find them forever homes.

Thom Ratliff

2 years ago

Lady was seeing somebody else to their car and stopped me at the door would not even allow me and my grandson in to see the animals they had for adoption told me I had to fill out an application before I was even let in not a friendly place to go must be for profit adoption

Ann Gagnon

3 years ago

When a place discriminates about a person age I find that appalling. I was doing application to adopt a year old kitten and was told I was to old and needed to select an older cat. Shame on them. Went to Virgina Beach Animal Care and adopted the most precious 1 year old kitty/cat. Surprisingly not a third of the cost. The lady that runs the place is horribly rude. So thankful for her ugly attitude, cause I adopted a gem.

Brett Sorbello

3 years ago

Adorable little rescue. Big change from the shelter I worked at so seeing the animals free roaming was super neat. Adopted Precious and Sapphire and love them so much already!

Robin Haynes

3 years ago

After some disappointments with the VB ASPCA wen turned to Hope For Life Rescue to adopt another cat for a companion to our 2 y/o spayed female. I was directed to their website and spied Cisco, a 5 y/o neutered male. I took about a week looking at him before deciding I had to have him. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We adopted Cisco on April 15. He is a sweet, livable gentleman to our tortie, Coco. I am so blessed to have this guy.

Harold Bennett

3 years ago

Uncaged pets for adoption, at a reasonable price, with very friendly staff! Went in with the hope of adopting 1 pet and left with 2!!

Kim Gillespie

3 years ago

A wonderful place of hope for our forgotten animal friends. Warm kind staff. Got my kitten here what a joy! Please adopt here instead of going to a puppy mill and donate if you can. The animals need us.

Dan Moreno

3 years ago

The staff is extremely kind but... there is a large BUT.... their process for a dog states not to show up until their open.... yet they allow people to camp out in front of their property (before they open) and then give them first dibs on the dogs.... how can you tell people not show up until you're open but then allow people who've camped out to have first dibs on a pet. I was so excited that I was approved and was ready to see one of their dogs... only to find out that despite me getting their as they just opened... a family had camped out since the early morning... and they got the dog that I applied for..... this is a faulty process and needs to be fixed.... don't tell people to not show up until your open, only to allow people who've camped out to get first dibs. Not appropriate. Not fair.

Paw Love Dog Services

3 years ago

When I saw this baby on the Hope For Life Rescue page, I had that gut feeling & we headed over immediately. When we said hello, he instantly jumped into my lap & fell asleep like he was finally home. I'm so grateful to be his mama. The staff at Hope For Life really cares about helping the pets find the right home. We will come back for furbaby #3!

Kristin Mannix

3 years ago

I filled out a job application. I put in my two weeks notice at work. So I’m still working and looking for a job also. Pauline wasn’t willing to try to work with me and my schedule. Every time or day I gave her she blew me off. Just how she sounded and the way she said it, very rude. Not professional. I’m glad I found out now before I got the job and from what other people have said, I’m not missing out.

Matthew Bell

3 years ago

We picked up our cat norman here and ever since that fateful day he has been a blessing. Thanks so much to hope for life.

Matthew Tyler

3 years ago

This rescue center is a true gem in the animal community. They have helped enhance the lives of countless cats and dogs. They ensure each animal is given the care they need and the opportunity to have a better life. The staff are extremely nice and helpful in the adoption process and it is quick and easy. All we did was fill out an application online before hand and came in once we were approved to pick out our cat. It was a very heart warming experience and we were happy to support the organization!

merrit lauderback

3 years ago

Good people doing very important work

Michal Herbison

3 years ago

This is place is amazing full of kind hearted animal loving awesome people!! We adopted our sweet Biscuit here!!

Mike Thomas

3 years ago

I am In the Navy they turned me down because I rent! I don’t have a choice, I am only stationed her for 2 years! This is the thanks I get for 10 years of military service!

Pam Barnes

3 years ago

Lovely and loving place for furkids seeking forever homes!

Shaun Noble

3 years ago

We had a great experience at Hope For Life. Upon filling out an initial application to adopt, we received a response stating that our application was accepted within 72 hours. We also received a very timely response to our Facebook message requesting an appointment to see a new puppy they had received. They honored the appointment time and we were in and out quickly after meeting our new forever puppy. We loved the whole experience and highly recommend Hope For Life to anyone considering adoption!

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Hope For Life Rescue, Hawaii, Virginia Beach

610 Jack Rabbit Rd

Business Hours

Monday

12 PM - 4 PM

Tuesday

12 PM - 4 PM

Wednesday

12 PM - 4 PM

Thursday

12 PM - 4 PM

Friday

12 PM - 4 PM

Saturday

1 PM - 5 PM

Sunday

1 PM - 5 PM

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