hey all, can you help me with a question I have here? I wanted this great puppy and applied to adopt it but was turned down because my puppy isn't neutered yet. They said that I can't get a dog from them EVER as long as my Baxter is "intact." Does that make sense? If so, that's totally OK but what is the reasoning behind it???
b/t/w - Baxie's scheduled to be neutered on the 31st.
In a way it does makes sense, but to deny you for forever is a bit harsh. This agency is making sure the population problem isn't added to, that's all. It's nothing personal against you. And I'm glad to hear your pet is getting his neutering soon. It's a simple procedure (I guess when it isn't yours,lol) and it'll add YEARS to his life.You'll be glad in 10 years that you did this
***Edited By: schoolbus gal on 1/17/2007 3:12:17 PM*** Reason: sp
I applied to adopt a bulldog from a puppymill rescue. My 2 that I own now are not neutered/spayed. They weren't going to let me adopt either because of the possibily of them breeding. They decided that I could go ahead and adopt her because bulldogs can't breed by themselves. With different breeds, they just want to make sure that there are no unwanted litters.
I can fully understand the refusal of a rescue in that situation. They didn't tell you that you could never adopt from them, just not until you have your dog neutered.
They are in the situation to see what happens with unwanted, unplanned puppies. They see this everyday and know the heartache of not being able to find suitable homes for all of the dogs. They see beautiful pups and dogs PTS everyday, not the fault of their own.
I would applaud any rescue that refuses to place a puppy or dog in a household with an un-neutered dog. They are just doing their job and should be commended, not condemned.
Glad to hear that you are following through and having your dog neutered. He will be a much better dog for it and a better pet to your household.
You can always apply again to the rescue, after your dog is neutered. Good luck.
this I get and it makes total sense if i wanted an opposite sex dog. I forgot to mention that my dog is a boy dog and the one I was looking to adopt is a boy dog. Still same issue?????? I thought maybe it had something to do with them being aggressive if they still have all of their parts.
I've always understood the overpopulation issue, but I was always under the assumption that animals were spayed/neutered prior to being adopted out. If that's so, the new owner wouldn't be at risk for an unwanted pregnancy with their rescue.
Then again, maybe it doesn't matter if its a dog coming from them or not...
It boils down to pet rescue places trying desperately to find loving & responsible homes for their dogs. Suppose your (intact) male dog gets out & impregnates a neighborhood female. There's a (very sad) chance that in a few short months the pet rescue place will be trying to find loving & responsible homes for the pups your male dog sired. Spaying & neutering your dog is one major indication if a rescue they're placing is going into a responsible home. That's regardless of whether both dogs are male or female, or if one has been altered or not. It's just the responsible thing to do for our devoted dogs.
For all the unwanted & abused dogs "out there", thank you, sincerely, for arranging to have your present dog neutered. I know that in the not too distant future you'll be ready to adopt another dog into your loving & responsible home.
The rescue I work with won't adopt in to homes with intact animals unless there is a very good reason, like it's too young or you are actively showing. We require it because it's a sign of a responsible owner, and helps with overpopulation. I would think they should be willing to work with you if you dog isn't neutered yet because he's young and you already have it scheduled. It's not like your refusing to get it done.
Wow, i didint realize this was how things were done, my shelter here...which i visit quite often..spay/neuter every pet when they get them in. So this is not an issue. Our adoption fees are not too outragous either....
They are funny about who is adopting..to ensure a good home. My gradma's cat got out and we are assuming something got it in the woods...but anyhow, i went to the BCAS to get her a new baby for her birthday, She was turning 78 and really was having a hard time not having her baby there, So i knew that i wanted an older cat that would just lay around with her.....But when i told a woman there in just a casual conversation, it got back to the people out front and they would not let me adopt a wonderful adult kitty that i had picked out.....I tried to explain my situation, but they didn't care.. BTW, she had my aunt that lived with her....to take care of her special needs, so the cat would have been taken care of...
The main reason rescues won't adopt out to homes unaltered pets is that having one dog altered and another unaltered increases the chance of fights and dominance problems. This is a huge problem in unspayed females, especially if one had been living in the home prior to the other, dominance or territory issues occur. Obviously this does not apply to all cases, but in general if a dog is unaltered, even just 1, it doubles the risk of fights. Everything everyone said above is also true. It is a sign of a responsible owner to have your pet altered for its own health and for the risk of unplanned litters. Good for you for getting your puppy neutered! :)
krdavis, in your case, I;m pretty sure most animal shelters will not let another person adopt apet for someone else because they want to make sure the pet is wanted :)
***Edited By: Rescuepups! on 1/17/2007 5:51:57 PM*** Reason: !
Actually it dosen't make sense. Most of these groups alter the dog before its placed. So why you can not get an altered sterilized animal because you have an unaltered one makes zero sense.
I'd like someone explain to me how I am going to accidently breed a spayed female that they spayed before she ever came to the house.
I then went and read the thread and most of the reasonings. I disagree with most of them, but whatever. This thing in america to just alter your pets instead of being held accountable for your irresponsibility irritates me every day.
***Edited By: IcyHound on 1/17/2007 8:59:20 PM*** Reason: f
I don't think people have to spay/neuter to be responsible, but if theirs no good reason to keep them intact why not fix them? It makes a healthier pet and then you don't have to deal with heats or males going nutty over a female in heat. Also accidents can happen even to responsible people.
I think they are also concerned about aggression in intact dogs. A few years ago I wanted to adopt a cat... and because I had an intact dog (that was raised with another cat and absolutely loved cats) they turned me down....