"Well he told us to have them call him, cuz he didn't want to be "bothered", but no that wasn't good enough" that's a landlord problem, not a shelter problem. people can have anyone call and say they are a landlord just to get a pet. they were looking out for the welfare of the pet. if people have to they may have to wait till they are 21 or have a landlord who isn't so lazy. too bad!! it won't kill people to wait.
See that's just the thing. People don't. I know when I want something, I want it now. And if I didn't get my cat from the pet store, someone else would have, so no difference there. If I'm old enough to live on my own, who has the right to tell me I can't have a pet???? If I want a pet, I'm going to get one. But this is just going to keep going back and forth.
that's part of the whole culture of "i want it and i want it now and only what i want" that contributes to this problem. some people need to grow up and see the big picture of the pet overpopulation problem and how THEY can help.
what a hot topic today guys!!! I feel like I missed the whole thing. People who work in rescue centers do not want the dog to ever come back. When that dog leaves it should be in there forever home. That is why there is screening and interviews done. All breeders should do the same thing. Since most breeders are not what I would consider 'good' they don't really care about anything but the money. As far as I can tell this is another Starbuck's thread. I think that getting a pet should be a choice that takes time and effort. Must like buying a car or having a child. We live in a society ran by greed for what I want and how fast I can get it. It is horribly sad the lack of impatience I am seeing here. It is this attitude that puts dogs to death everyday. It is pure and simple selfishness.
i have heard of alot of reasons for giving up animals to the shelters but this is a first. on the petfinder website someone is giving away a chocolate lab because it tracks mud in the house and sheds. makes me sick.
Define 'good home'. The people we turn down we turn down for good reasons. You said 1 shelter turned you down. Did you look to smaller rescue groups who could maybe take the time to judge you as an individual rather an age bracket? there will always be a compulsive buyer, sometimes adoption places say it all about the pets priority to get in a good home.....a good home is where the pet will not be neglected, safe, warm and very loved. there are people who would love to adopt but because the process sometimes doesn't work out, people are led to buying OR sometimes they just couldn't find the age, breed/mutt they wanted. ..and i know that there are people out their who are so against other people buying YET, they have bought at one point of thier pet owning lifetime adoption places should give people a CHANCE especially for their first pet, THAT WAY people can learn to appreciate adoption places and the pets there....because people will always get a pet one way or another..and it'sad, but i know alot of people who tried first at adopting but somethings didn't work out, and they didn't get a pet..then went out bought one and never parted from the pet until the pet died, not because of irresponsible ownership.
Well, buying one is fine..but one doesn't need to go to a pet store or byb. One can go to a reputable breeder, and yes, probably get put on a waiting list. I just don't think it should be that easy to spontaenously buy or adopt a cat or dog. You are taking a living breathing feeling creature into your home that is dependant on you. It just shouldn't be as easy as signing a check. We sure can't control bybs and puppymills from being irresponsible, but we can control what we do. No, we can't stop impatient people who want what they want and we can't stop greedy-breeders. We will just continue to clean up their messes and try to educate people about making better choices. That's what we CAN do.
i'm so impressed with some of the people here. i have to say i admire the integrity and the love for what they do for their pets. i'm grateful that there are people who actually see cats, dogs, pigs...etc...as LIVING and BREATHING just as important as the human race. treat everything how you would like to be treated...old and common saying, that is always being heard but just not practiced enough.
<> That is part of the problem and this society in general. Thats why we have so many irresponsible people all the way around and so many people with credit card debt unable to save and spend b/c they want it now and just can't wait. <> Living alone doesn't qualify some one to own a pet or as a good home. Their are laws, precautions, ect because some people care about animals and their welfare. The lady here wanted her dogs and couldn't wait either. She lives on her one and has a job. It started with one, and then another and another. Someone sold these dogs (backyard breeders) all bought locally. One was mean and finally got shot. Another was yelled at and mistreated which expanded to physical abuse and since the dog wasn't working out sold to the first person with $$. Another was abandonned and left to fend and starve for itself. But who has the right to tell this person they shouldn't own a pet. They live on their own, are an adult and have a job. Guess animals shouldn't have right, even though I thought it was humans being an itellegent being and caring people to look after the protection and welfare of all animals?? Maybe we should make things like ASPCA, HS and Criminal Animals charges illegal. Make seizing dogs and rehoming illegal because no one should have the right to tell another person whether or not they are qualified to own a pet. Let's do away with taking children out of the home to, others really shouldn't have the right to take some one else's child away and deem them unfit.