|08-03-2014 02:06 PM|
My parents got a dog from a rescue yesterday. There were a few steps to go through before they let them have the dog. Including coming to their house to see how their current dogs and the toddler are around the puppy. I thought it was all good. They want to be sure of the home the dog is going into. There is noting wrong with that.
|07-18-2014 03:54 PM|
Ironically, my wife just came across this blog which hits the nail on the head, in my opinion...
Basically, they're saying these "draconian" adoption rules are more to protect the emotional well being of the rescuers than facilitate the adoption of the animals:
Scaring people away from rescue adoptions | The Best Friends Blog
The responses in this thread certainly support that viewpoint.
|07-14-2014 08:16 PM|
|07-14-2014 07:41 PM|
I filled out an application once to become an Equine Foster. The only problem I had with the entire application was the fact that I would have to allow them on my property any time. This would include giving them a key to my front gate. They would not have to provide notice, nor did I have to be there. I completed the application, but on that section I placed that I did not agree with it.
I didn't think they'd call me back, but they did. Very nice lady. She explained why they had to be able to check on the horses any time. She said they rarely came by with out notice and that it was really just poor wording on the contract.
I explained that I worked 2.7 miles from my home. They could call any time and say "We are here!" and I'd meet them at the house. I explained that I had a responsibility to my animals (dogs/cats/livestock) and that includes keeping them safe from other people.
She totally agreed with me and was saddened that we couldn't see eye to eye on this small part. I told her if they ever changed the wording on the foster contract to give me a call.
A few months later, I recieved a call asking if I'd volunteer moving horses from one foster location to their new forever home. My daughter and I agreed and moved three horses for them.
No hard feelings. I respect their needs and they respected mine.
|07-14-2014 06:48 PM|
|07-14-2014 06:35 PM|
Two untrained badly behaved BC's (herder dogs) come to mind. I thought it was herder dogs (I got to work with them for two weeks,owner free!) It's not the dogs it's them...as is usually the case.
|07-14-2014 05:58 PM|
I've had references who flat-out told me "don't let this person have a dog." I've had references who answered the phone while clearly high as a kite (I actually ended up approving that one, too, but... it was close). I've had references who praised the adopter's "alpha leadership" while telling me in detail about the myriad ways the person physically abused their dog. I've had references who praised the adopter but warned me against a nightmare roommate or family member. And so on.
Most of the time, personal references say nice things and do their best to help the application along. But sometimes they don't, and that can be pretty valuable.
|07-14-2014 05:50 PM|
|07-14-2014 05:47 PM|
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|07-14-2014 04:50 PM|
|lalachka||I guess I don't understand why people give out references if they're not sure what the references will say.|
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