When you decide to become an exotic pet owner, there are two general ways to get the pet that you want. Going back to that first impressions thing – your adoption application is usually the first significant correspondence that we see. Since my lifestyle didn’t allow for me to have my own pet, I had been a foster parent at the humane society rehabilitating and nurturing dogs.
We’ve all heard that saying: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Well, it’s true, and it’s just as important when applying to adopt a rescue dog, as it is when you’re trying to land your dream job. They demand their application fee be returned, tell us that we’re hurting dogs by being too picky, and exhibit plenty of other less-than-classy reactions.
Surprisingly the pair had not been active in the pet adoption world before, but decided as a New Year’s resolution during Christmas 1995 that they should use their computer and internet skills to do some good. The purpose of adopting a pet loses its meaning if you only end giving it up to animal shelters.
Your kid can select from a specific breed of a pet or even an alien if they are interested – most of these websites have breeds as well as a variety of pets. And we were told that if we decided to give Jake up we had to make sure he came back to the same adoption shelter.
At the ARLGP we have the Carson Fund , established in memory of animal lover and advocate, Cassandra L. Carson. Of all the heartbreaking calls I received last year concerning my foster dogs, hers was by and far the worst. She had been with the rescue for a long time because she was a “special needs” dog – she had been found left outside and tethered by her hind leg, which had to be amputated.