i have been meaning to write this blog for a while..might as well do it today
Carol · Oct. 21, 2013
adoptions...there is a process. fill out the pre-adopt form (fully and correctly) so i do not have to do the Sherlock holmes thing when i am sick.
i have a responsibility to these animals, to choose appropriate and responsible homes. i do not care who someone is, or who someone knows..all i care about is this or is this not the right home.
i caution everyone at saints to understand this one simple thing...i have turned down members of my very own family for certain animals..i have turned down good friends and volunteers..for no other reason then they were not the right home for that particular animal. it is not personal..it is ensuring i meet both the animals AND the adopters needs.
filling out the pre-adopt form completely and correctly makes the work easier and less confusing and frustrating for me.
so..before referring anyone to saints, please make sure folks know there is an adoption process in place....for everyone. some folks do not like it..they think it is hoop jumping and it pisses them off. fair enough, then they can adopt somewhere else. some folks are fine with it, they understand that we are just trying to ensure a good and successful match and appreciate the efforts we make.
to each his own. but for the saints guys, we follow the process so i do not have second thoughts or regrets. so that i am comfortable that the home i chose for them is the right home without a bunch of question marks attached.
it is always a good idea when referring folks to saints for any adoptions or even surrenders, to take a step back and let us go thru the process in making the decisions. the bottom line is..i am the one responsible for any mistakes.