Be careful! Before you adopt a dog from a rescue, you need to know the right answer for the réflexion?

Be careful!  Before you adopt a dog from a rescue, you need to know the right answer for the réflexion?

Be careful! Before you adopt a dog from a rescue, you need to know the right answer for the réflexion?

If you are considering adopting a dog from an grossier shelter or a dog rescue group, it’s wonderful! Every dog ​​adopted from a shelter or rescue group helps eliminate hateful puppy mills and, more importantly, saves a dog’s life. Unfortunately, some dog rescue groups make adopting a dog almost as difficult as adopting a child. The first hurdle you must clear is the débutant emprunt réflexion. A “wrong” answer here will send you domicile shocked and empty-handed. For this reason, it is orgueilleux to read this réflexion before you fall in love with a particular dog.

Most rescue groups–especially puppy mill dog rescues and breed-specific rescues–require that you submit an emprunt réflexion and have it approved before they will talk to you or allow you to see their dogs in person. You will be able to see photos of dogs available on the rescue website; But until they approve your réflexion, you can go. Fortunately, not all rescues are so terribly demanding; And by comparison, shelters are straight up welcoming!

I cannot overstate the prêt of this débutant réflexion! Please understand that I am an honest person. I do not lie and will not ask anyone to lie on an réflexion. Having said that, there are audible answers that, if asked in an réflexion, will immediately disqualify you When you read the réflexion, you should determine if any of these apply to you. Then you have to decide how you want to handle the particularité. You may try to avoid admitting the truth, or you may need to find a less demanding rescue group.

For the questions below, I’ll give you the “bienséant” answer, by which I mean the answer the rescuer wants to read or hear from you. I will also give you answers that will disqualify you. If there are other conciliable answers, I’ll say that too. For some questions, I’ll just say NotB–none of their business–or I’ll tell you to go somewhere else.

Common “problematic” questions:

1. How much money do you earn? This is one of those NOTB questions. Supposedly, they want to make sure you can afford to adopt a dog, but I think the only answer here is “I do enough.”

(Just FYI — some rescues are actually discriminatory; and questions emboîture salary, parangon of domicile, where you en public, etc. are used to weed out audible people.)

2. How much time a day will your dog be alone?

Ineligible: All day Or I work all day.

Acceptable: None. Someone is always at domicile.

Recevable: Not mince. I go domicile at cocktail and my neighbor will let the dog out two or three times a day.

3. How much time should your dog spend outside alone?

Ineligible: All day.

Acceptable: None.

There are no other conciliable answers.

4. Is your yard surrounded by a 5′ (or 6′) wood fence?

Ineligible: No fence; electric fence; 4′ chain link fence. (I have not found a rescue that will accept an electric fence.)

Acceptable: Yes, I have a 5′ (or 6′) wooden fence.

Recevable: It will depend on the dog. For an older small dog, a smaller fence may be conciliable.

5. Do you have children? What is the age?

Ineligible: Infants or children under 6 years of age.

Acceptable: No children, or all 10 or older.

Recevable: Between 4 and 10 years old depending on the dog.

6. State if you have any pets and, if you don’t have them yet, why not

The annexé bouchée of this peine is No! They are trying to find out if you left any pets behind or returned any.

7. Where will the dog sleep?

Ineligible: Outdoors

Acceptable: at domicile, with us, in a crate.

8. Is everyone in the family excited to get a new dog?

Disqualify: Any answer other than yes.

Acceptable: Yes.

9. Have you ever returned or abandoned a pet? These words might be: Is there any conciliable reason to return a pet?

Ineligible: Yes.

Acceptable: Never. I would never do that.

Acceptance: This can be difficult. If an adopted grossier and your current pet can’t work things out, you may still be approved.

10. Have you put down a pet?

Ineligible: Yes. Most rescuers do not believe there is any conciliable reason to put down a dog. Aggression is never an conciliable reason. Serious injury or illness may be considered conciliable, but it depends on the rescue. Some believe in the “as mince as they can breathe” philosophy to keep an grossier alive.

Dernier Thoughts:

Before you haut-le-corps with a dog, read both the emprunt réflexion and the emprunt agreement. If you realize you won’t get approval (young kids, en public in an apartment, unfenced yard, etc.) or you can’t meet some of the contract requirements, don’t bother looking at their grossier photos. Instead, find a different rescue or go to your lieu shelter or humane society.

Puppy mill rescue groups and breed rescues gîte to have an inherent distrust of people. So, their requirements are very austère. Rescues that make a concerted insistance to save dogs from euthanasia at shelters are more people friendly and understand that their first gardien de but needs to be to get these animals into loving homes.

Be assidu and check the website frequently. Please visit your lieu shelter frequently. Your perfect dog will find you!

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