|Barked: Wed Apr 10, '13 6:17am PST |
|I have recommended so many people to rescues, shelters and pounds in the past few years, I lost count.
Many were successful in the past.
But I think they have all gone nuts!
Get the rescues to ease up and PLACE the pets!
I have friends who are great dog people, have a 4 adult situation for a dog with 24/7 care and spoiling. It is a perfect situation for a dog - yet they still haven't been offered a dog. I reviewed their application for red flags, none.
Two rescues never returned contact after they filled out the application and paid a fee.
The form at the CT Humane society was 1 page in 2005. In 2009 I filled out a 3 page questionnaire. The same year I met a young couple, stay at home Mom with young kids, the HS refused to adopt them a dog or puppy.
Full time working owners
unwilling to crate/kennel a dog
And my currently "favorite", and slightly odd question: "Will you ever leave the dog unattended outside? ".
I understand what they are asking, it's a poorly worded question. Or designed to catch the, "Yes, everyday, when I go to work…" answers. They just want to know if you plan on leaving the dog out 24/7/365, or will it really be a member of the household. I don't even run to the grocery store for milk without bringing my dogs indoors. But I would go in to use the bathroom, get a drink, answer the phone, eat lunch, etc.
But that is unattended…..
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