i've been following the forum on puggles,.. and i'm just wondering if most of the people who get all their pets from shelters/rescues have small children and who are say more stable in terms of full time work and home ownership? OR even if anyone knows what is the most common phrase used when someone places their pet up for adoption? just for the curious mind.. because i know everyone is really knowledgable about adopting vs. buying from breeders etc.
We have a mixed breed dog we adopted. We didn't have a child when we got him though, we did get an Akita last year when our daughter was about 20 months old. I'd never give up a family dog for adoption at the humane society personally, even if one turned out to be agressive toward my child. I'd have a friend without a pet foster it until I found a suitable home. And I think people who give dogs away because they are having children are stupid. They give the dog away without even giving hte dog a chance, most of the time. They aren't willing to do obedience training, or take it out into public around children for socializing.. I think those people think of pets as disposable, like moldy bread.
I have to totally agree with Minni on that. Too many people think of pets as disposable dish rags. It makes me sick.They think ok, new kid, get rid of the dog, buy a new home ,get rid of the dog, new job , get rid of the dog. When you get a pet this is a commitment for the life of the pet,the pet is not disposable.
I live in a family of six people, tweo of which aer kids. While it is hard to find a dog to match my family, I have adopted many time with the kids and most of the time it was from people who either had to move or got a new job, etc.
maybe i should rephrase.. i really meant that pet owners who adopt are mainly...stable, own home, no small children living in home vs. small children in home, apartment environment. curious and as for people who place pets up what is the common saying...why they have brought the pet in for adoption. sorry if i was not clear
There are alot of different excuses for putting up their pets for adoption, mostly its BS and the owner just doesn't want the pet anymore. Some excuses would be allergies, which is possible, but all the time?.Alot of behavioral problems which starts with owners not seeking obediance training for them and the dog. Owners are moving and can't take the dog, that one I don't get. If your thinking of moving why wouldn't you take the fact that you have a pet into consideration? I took in one dog, in all my life, from a guy who wasn't properly taking care of the dog, and found a new home for the dog. I couldn't keep the dog because I had to many all ready. The home was a jack pot, the new owners husband was a Veterinarian. That was 10 years ago. One thing about some shelters, is that they will not give a family a dog if they have small children.
I adopted my dog with all of kids with me. I walked in stroller and all through the halls of barking and jumping dogs. My kids loved it. The baby (13 mos) cried at the first shelter. We had no trouble getting a dog. Imagine a small woman...okay I look like a kid...rolling a double stroller through that place with 2 other kids holding the sides of the stroller. I wasn't the only one either. I saw a woman with an infant in a stroller at the place I found Rogue. When looking for a dog we looked through the paper and the internet. I visited 3 shelters. There were lots of excuses. The one that made me the most upset was a siamese cat. My husband is allergic or it would have been mine. The note on the cage said that they had noticed the cat in the babies room. That old wives tales has probably killed thousands of poor unsuspecting kitties. I agree with you both...having a pet is like having a kid. If you are moving you should find suitable accomodations. The only reasons that seem valid: financial or aggression. The latter is most likely preventable but not always. The really bad excuses: jumps fence, runs away, hyper, too big, moving, etc.
Are you serious? They got rid of the cat because it was in the baby's room? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. But I tell you what, I remember people telling me that if we had a cat we needed to be very careful about it being around our baby.
I was so upset. I pointed it out to people as they walk by hoping someone would take him. He was sooooo pretty. My daughter was dying to have him, too. I hated leaving him there for such a dumb reason. They left him at the city shelter, didn't even go acrossed the driveway to the SPCA where he would have a better chance. Just thinking about it is gets me worked up. Cats do not smother babies. There has never been a reported case of it. There is a sickness pregnant women can get for feline fecal matter, but no one should be afraid of cats with babies. Here are a few more doozies: http://www.animalshelter.com/ click on excuses, excuses on the left side.
i have had a few people i know adopt dogs from the shelters and when they have taken the dog to the vet for a checkup the vet found serious medical problems in the dogs. maybe people also dump their pets when they have a medical problem they can't afford to fix. my sister just adopted a cat 2 months ago and the reason his previous owner gave him up because he wouldn't play. he just slept all day. it was a kitten. have you ever heard of a couch potato kitten? my sister can't belive the excuse because hans plays all the time and is very energetic !!