I need advice. I have rescued two cats who were dumped on our property. I put an ad in PetRescue.com and have already had 3 people who want to adobt one of the cats. It is an oriental shorthair. The people seem to be in a panic to get the cat and I am afraid they may want them to sell to animal testing labs. Any advice out there?
Are you charging a minimal adoption fee? Have you written up a contract (no rule that you had to breed the pet to require one), have you asked for vet references? Those steps should help you weed out anyone who is not looking for a real companion. I'm sure others will have some better suggestions, these were just off the top of my head.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
great advice....thank you so much. Do you know where I could get a sample of a contract? I am asking $175 for the medical care I am giving..neuter,shots,worming, fiv test. Still I got someone who was willing to pay the price and almost desparate that I not give the cat to someone else. I will ask her for vet references and if I can find a contract, I will ask for that as well. It is very exciting to get this kind of response but I love this cat already...I am keeping his brother. he is the most beautiful peach color with gold eyes.
thank you Nanyorkies...I have Yorkies too! Both cats are oriental shorthairs. They are not pure blood but very very close...long faces, extreme slant eyes, lithe bodies. I haven't posted pictures to anyone so you may be right. These people may be thinking Brother is pure bred...though not likely since they were dumped on my property and that part I am telling them about.
Just to make you feel a bit better about the person who is "almost desperate" to have the kitty. It may just be that they are impulsive like I am. From the time I first saw the picture of my kitten on the breeder's website I couldn't imagine having someone else adopt her. Once she agreed to sell her to me I ran straight out to the post office to mail my deposit to get it there as quick as I could and make the kitty officially mine. I had a name for her the same day and everyone at work had seen the pictures. Each week while I was waiting for the pick-up date to arrive I watched my email just waiting for the new pictures she would send me. It was just because I was so excited to have this beautiful little kitten. So this person probably has no bad intentions. There are so many free kittens available that I can't imagine that someone would pay you back for the vet fees if they meant to hurt the kitty.