|Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 10:20am PST |
|I dunno, Between 3 different rescues or the same two county/city shelters-our happiest, healthiest, most social critters-both dogs and cats came from the shelters. Rescues often have their hearts in the right place, they want to find the right forever home for a particular animal that they've gone to the effort to save. But like human social workers they're only human. They make judgements and assumptions sometimes and it hurts.
A city or county shelter is a crapshoot on background sometimes, we don't know anything about either of our dogs, even their ages...also unless you know 100% that your dog will be comfortable meeting a potential adoptee I wouldn't mention you have a dog...we were turned down at one place because Sophie reacted to a crowded office and they thought she would attack another dog. in a city shelter adopting is basically do you have proof you own? If you rent a letter from your landlord and the adoption fee, minimal questions and paperwork and you're saving a dog that really needs you.
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