|Barked: Fri Mar 19, '10 10:36am PST |
|Before I start, this isn't meant to rant against rescues, I appreciate everything they do! However, I had a lot of trouble with our local animal control when I was looking to adopt my first dog, and I was wondering if any of this seemed like a little too much.
Before I found Charlie, my heart was set on a lab/pit mix named Mickey. I thought I'd go into our local animal control to see him, and I got a bit of grief from the woman working at the counter. I was asked if I owned a house and had a fenced in yard. I told her I lived in my parents house which had a large yard, and would be moving out next year. She told me that in order to adopt a pit, I had to own a house with a fenced in yard, to which I sort of gawked, thanked her, and left.
What do you think of this? I was a bit offended at the time, because honestly, I don't see how a pet living in an apartment and getting daily vigorous exercise is any different from a dog living in a house with a yard. I know that rescues must be careful not to give animals out to people who could use them for the wrong reason, I just think this is over the top.
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