So our dauchsund that i have had for 15 years had to be put down. I have noticed the girls asking "where puppy is" so i wanted to get them another dog for the house. I thought i would look in to adopting so i checked the two shelters around our aread and they didnt have anything i was looking for, so i searched online and found the cutest little daushund from an organization. I began to look into everything and called up for information and to make sure they still had her and so forth. The process that they want to go through is ridiculous. First of all i went prepared. I had already filled out the application and had it with me. I expected to be asked questions and pay a fee and take the dog home. NOT SO MUCH. They take my application and say ok, now lets schedula a home visit. I was like excuse me. They said yes, we come out and inspect your home and require that we are allowed to write to the animal and drop buy whenever we want to to see him. We like for you to agree to send pictures and updates on how the animal is doing. At this point i was so irritated and thought this is a ridiculos process. So i told the lady to just forget it and tear up my application that i will buy a pet and when they cant find anyone to adopt and have to put the dog down maybe they will rethink there RIDICULOUS procedures. I would have probably went along with just the home visit (although i think it is RIDICULOUS) but that otheer crap is ridiculous. I have three kids an di dont want someboby (who i dont know) dropping by whenever they want to see an animal. Nor am i going to send them pics of a animal that is no longer theres.
Now i get that there are people who mistreat animals everyday, put i am not going to disrupt my life and jump through hoops for you, when i want to ADOPT and SAVE A LIFE of an animal ffom you, and you want to treat me like i am the animal murder of Texas here.
Just wanted to vent a little. Am i the only one who thinks this is a little over the top?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Nov. 10, 2011 in Pets
Answer by kdwiegandt at 12:57 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
This was dumped at my local animal control. The rest of the litter was euthanized (read: shot in the head), I stepped in and took the last one.I'm going to make damn sure that he goes to the right home.
All because people buy from breeders.
Answer by FreeForAll at 1:05 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
When I adopted we had to give them 3 references and agree to a home visit at a later date. They called one of the references while we waited (outside). As I understand it the reference check went something along the lines of do these people really have a house that would accommodate a dog - just to make sure we weren't trying to sneak a dog into a no pets apartment building. And do you think they would be good pet owners or is there any reason we shouldn't trust them with a pet? Then about 6 month later a guy showed up at my door and asked if we still had our dog and if she was in good health. I said yes. And he said you own this house with that big fenced yard? And I said yes. And he said Lucky Dog and left. He never even came in to meet her. Of course this was an every breed and mutt you can imagine rescue and not a breed specific bunch of nut jobs! I think that is the key to finding a reasonable shelter.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 1:07 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
FreeForAll that liter didn't "happen" because somebody bought from a breeder. That liter happened because somebody didn't spay and somebody didn't neuter. And then after that somebody didn't put an ad on craigslist! That is a cute little puppy, and I'd bet if properly advertised they would have all been spoken for before they were old enough to leave their mother! What kind did it turn out to be?
Answer by LoveMyDog at 1:16 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
Answer by FreeForAll at 1:17 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
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