We’ve finally adopted a dog. She’s a 7 month old Labrador Retriever,Terrier Mix (best anyone can tell).
Or I should say, we’ve finally been allowed to adopt a dog.
I tell ‘ya, we really wanted to do the ‘right’ thing and adopt a dog from a shelter for a while now (we’ve been looking for at least four months). The shelters don’t make it easy. Some of them are just downright insane with their requirements. I’ve had some insist on THREE seperate home visits and multiuple ‘supervised interactions’ at the shelter before they’ll submit their animal to the potential torturous hell-hole that is our home. Some wanted to see pay stubs, others wanted us to submit our kids to psychiatric evaluations and release the results to them. SCREW THE LOT OF THEM. Seriously. I mean I understand wanting to find good home for the animals but christ, do you want to adopt out the animals or not? I was days from just giving up and buying a puppy from a breeder.
Luckly we found someone up in York who was very resonable with the adoption. One visit to play with the dog, two references and two days later (with a check of course) and she’s ours. Thats somebody who actually wants to find homes for the animals she’s taking care of.