a spade is a spade, unless it sounds better to call it a heart.
Carol · Feb. 8, 2008
i am about to post another probably not too popular opinion.
at any given time there are alot of PB dogs hanging around here and there have been from the very beginning. at least half of our current population is almost always "rescued " by someone else and yet someone else doesn't want them. and with the exception of rotti's, (which do not have any established, breed specific rescues in current operation in bc,) most of them here are senior. and most of them have some kind of issue, physical or behavioral but they have them. here they are and their breed rescues are not cuz either they are not interested in helping or they actually referred them to here to begin with.
now i don't mind if breed rescue can't help them because all of their foster homes are full, but i get kind of ticked if suddenly there is a space for a young and highly adoptable and the difficult to place get routinely turned away or sent over here.
i don't think there is anything wrong with being a breed (or small dog) re-homing service. and if someone is simply re-homing a highly adoptable dog from one home to the next, well good for them...it probably is an enjoyable and fulfilling way to occupy some time.
but why not just call it a re-homing service and not a rescue? cuz there is a difference between the two.
so.... i am being a bag cuz i feel like a being a bag and i am protesting the unfairness of re-homing agencies pretending to do what i do. (let's be honest too....i am mostly protesting cuz they compete for the same donation dollars that we need to operate here)
if a dog is being turned away or pretended not to exist because of lack of space and it also happens to be a hard to adopt one, the ok.....but is that non existent space, non existent to a highly adoptable one too?...cuz if a spot suddenly appears with a bit of stretching or juggling or begging for help for an easy to re-home dog...then maybe "re-homing" is a more accurate description then "rescue."
ok, i got that off my chest and am going to work now before i get started on something else.