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
Every single one of my dogs and cats is either a rescue/stray, including the little girl in the rear. She's a lab/chow mix, rescued by a woman I buy poultry from on occasion, and seems intent on housebreaking herself ~ not one accident in a week. She's been to the vet and has a spay appt. in Feb. 6 page 'beg to have a puppy' applications, ridiculous requirements, no speuter, high vet costs ALL contribute to homeless pets.
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Answer by Fairierose81 at 6:57 PM on Nov. 10, 2011
Some of them may be over the top but it is because of the people who have adopted from them previously, things they have seen and things that have happened that they have heard about. Having these procedures is their way of trying to protect the animals in their care. They are trying to make sure they are placing the animals in the right home with good people.
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