And she wonders why the humane society wouldn't adopt to her. She has only had a couple pets in the last 5 years and can't remember their names, and rehomed them all! Opinion section, you can comment at the end.
I guess being the animal lover that I am I actually *gasp* find the woman to be at fault not the Humane Society. She couldn't remember her other animals names... & what makes her think this dog is going to be ok for her son's allergies when the other 3 animals didn't work out? I mean wouldn't any rescue, shelter, even breeder consider this a major red flag unless the animal was hypoallergenic?
Yes some rescues/shelters do go above and beyond with rules but mostly it is because they know the traits of the breed/animal. For example maybe the dog was returned due to not liking children, or for not doing well without a fence. Rescues don't place these rules to ruin a potential adopter's day they place these rules for the animals ultimate protection (meaning trying to cut down on the return/rehome/abuse/whatever).
I find it even more interesting that people would take her side and say they would be afraid to pick one out and get turned down. As long as you are a responsible person ie. can remember your previous animals names, can provide your animals records, know what heartguard is, and have not rehomed three animals in 5 yrs you should be fine. I'm sorry but just because you are a warm body does not mean you should have a pet, period.
But then again I'm the type that thinks even goldfish deserve better sometimes!