First off, my partner and I have decided to get a dog. We have saved up a lot of money and have moved into a small house, and feel it is the perfect time to bring a dog into our family! We both agreed that the shelter would be the perfect place to get a dog. We found a gorgeous little mixed breed pup, medium sized, fuzzy, jet black, and absolutely adorable! It was love at first sight. After about an hour of play and introductions, we decided to fill out the adoption application. It was pretty much a standard application. We filled it out there and waited while one of the workers reviewed it. After they saw that we put both of our names on the application, we were asked if we were a "couple." My partner quickly replied, "of course." Repeating almost the same question, we were asked if we were a "homesexual couple." Again, we replied, "yes." We were quickly told that we could not adopt from the shelter and that our application to adopt was denied. When we asked why, although it was fairly obvious, we were told that they would not adopt to homosexual couples for the safety of the dog. SAFETY OF THE DOG!!! What on earth!?! We were both outraged and very sad. The worst part is that within a few days the puppy we wanted to adopt was put to sleep because they could not find a home for it! We are absolutely sickened. Why would a animal shelter do this? Why were we turned down because of sexual orientation? And why would they rather put a dog to sleep than allow a perfectly fine couple to adopt a dog?
I honestly cant see a shelter putting down a dog when a family wanted to adopt it. If true so very sad. Why would this shelter say for the safty of the dog?? now thats odd. what did they think would happen to the dog? I would be asking to talk to the county that runs that shelter and go from there. Yes it would be a lawsuit and i would surly follow up on it
I agree halo it is a load of bull! Seen the same story not long ago. No shelter would do this.
Someones looking for attention. If I'm wrong go to your lawyer and contact this alleged shelter! Dogs don't care what race, creed or gender you are, all dog lovers know that and I'm sure the shelters do also. This is their job to find loving homes.
If the shelter didn't adopt to you it wasn't because you are gay. It was a different reason!
I live in a pretty liberal city, but the surrounding state is NOT. Still, I have been told, over and over, by rescue groups all over the state that they PREFER gay couples to adopt their dogs.
The perception is that they make better pet parents and are less likely to give up a pet for a frivolous reason.
I was in on a discussion of whether or not to adopt a dog out to a couple and it went something like this:
"They seem pretty responsible, have a house, good jobs..."
"The house has a fenced yard, they've owned for three years..."
"But I don't know about adopting a dog out to roommates--what if one moves out?"
"Oh, honey, are you blind? They're GAY..."
"Oh, stupid of me... That's all right then. Adoption's okay with me."
"Me too, good experience with gay adopters."
"Me too. We won't have a return with gay adopters..."
My hand to God, that was pretty much the way it went. And when I asked, they weren't even aware that they were doing a sort of "reverse discrimination" thing.
What struck me too, about the op's story is that the shelter ASKED if they were gay. No one ever does that here. It's considered rude. I can't imagine shelter staff or adoption group workers actually asking if a couple is married or not or if they are gay or not. They'd be too afraid of lawsuits.
if you wanted attention you should have just posted that you was lonley and you wanted someone to talk to. it's sad actualy. what's the point of reposting something again? do you think the people of TP are that dumb? PLEEEEEEESE!!!! lol..... 8^)
I aggree with almost everyone. Very sad story but very doubtable. I mean come on, this is just so unbelivable...not a single sense of truth about it...and if for some odd reason it really IS true than i suggest you take some legal action...there was NO need to do what they "did"...
"Dogs arent our best friends...were their best friends...."
it could of had sumut 2 do wiv if a couple adopted the dog and then broke up there could be fighting ova the dog or other things ect.. but still that is ABSOULUTY awful i cried wen i read that i love dogs so much how cruel..:( have you got a dog now..?
OK I do not know of a story that was put up like this but if yall say there was a story similar to this than i guess yall are true.
But yes this story is sad, and yes some shelters will not let you adopt a dog because of your sexuality, same goes for a homosexual couple trying to buy a house, most agents won't let you get a house because you are lesbian/gay.
ANYWAYS back to her story, yes it is sad and its sad that you pretty much copied someone elses story to get attention. shame on you.