For the last month and a half I have been trying to adopt a certain breed from the rescue in my area. I lost my dog in Nov. It has been really frustrating. I had had my eye on a female " which is what I am looking for" and went through the process of filling out the application ect. It took two weeks for them to get back to me, with the news that that dog had been adopted, but they had just taken in 2nd young female that I should look at. I did and like the dog. Now after looking into this dog, getting pictures and updates. The coordinator feels that this male dog that they have had for a while and has some behavioral issues would be a better fit for me and I should really consider him. So here are my questions. Why are Rescues so difficult to adopt from? How should I let these people know that I am not interested in that dog or any male dog? Should I give up with the Rescue idea and just go get a dog from the pound? Please let me know what you guys think. Pucman
I do rescue...If you just don't want that dog or a male tell them..What breed are you looking for? Have you tried looking on petfinders.com or at the list of rescue org. from akc.? What area are you in? I can try to help you if you want.
Rescue groups want to make sure that when they adopt a rescue animal, that they will not be put back into the same or a similar position that they were rescued from. And if you dont want a male, dont settle for a male, let them know that you only want a female, what breed of dog are you wanting to adopt? There are so many rescued dogs out there that are needing and wanting a good home,
With all the terrible things I see in my area with lost dogs and people tieing them to trees and letting them run, I am glad to see the Rescue groups being hard on adopters. Be glad they are doing this. Don't take it personally. Lots of bad owners have made it this way.
As far as you wanting a female. They should not push another dog on you just because it has been there for some time. Even though it would be nice if the poor guy got a good home. I can see that point also.
If you like that rescue, just tell them what you want. You are paying the money for the dog.
I would also go to the shelter and see if you can save one of those wonderful animals. I would go there before I would, the Rescue places.
i agree, just let them know you don't want a male and are really interested in the one you have let them know about. it's actually good they are being careful. i may take longer but is for everyone's benefit. and they volunteer their time so they have the rest of their life to deal with too.