With all the dogs in need of adoption it always saddens me to hear of how reluctant shelters and rescues are to place dogs with families. Constantly I hear of families being denied adopting a dog for ridiculous reasons. I agree that a certain amount of screening is needed to be sure an animal is placed in a safe home. However, when I hear of denials for reasons such as “living too close to a busy street”, “no yard for the dog”, or “a yard with a fence that is too low” I can’t believe that the needs of the animal is really what’s in the forefront. Focus should be on the ability of the adopter to take care of the animal not of the unimportant details that in reality are not an issue.
This is what turns people away from rescues and towards pet stores or breeders. For more on this topic please visit my post “Dog Adoptions – Why I Don’t Rescue” (http://www.thepawprintisland.com/?p=527)
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