if you want to seriously hurt someone's feelings or make an enemy for life..say no to an adoption application.
no means you are a shitty home or not good enough to adopt one of our precious babes....wrong.
no only means that this particular animal needed something different.
you theoretically could have 20 people apply for the very same dog....lets say a 2 yr old border collie.
3 homes end up on the short list...
home 1...both parents work all day and have 2 school aged children but go for long hikes on the weekend and like to go to the park in the evenings. the dog will be a full family member and go with them on vacations to their cottage and to all of their children's soccer games and practices. this will be the family's first dog but they have done their research and waited until they felt the entire family was ready. they are willing to hire a dog walker to walk the dog mid day on work days.
home 2 is retired and home all day. they are in their early 60's's, still very active and healthy and their previous much loved and greatly missed 16 yr old border collie just recently died of old age.
home 3 is a single work from home mid 30's female who has been involved in dog sports for the past 5 yrs. she currently has an 10 yr old border collie that she does agility with but this dog is slowing down and she thinks her aging dog would like a friend and companion.
these have all been thoroughly checked out and are all great homes.
two of them are going to get a no.
and how do you decide which great home gets the dog?
you look at the dog and what he or she needs.
if the dog adores kids and likes going out on new and exciting adventures with the family...home 1 might be best.
if the dog suffers from mild separation anxiety home 2 or 3 might be a better match.
if the dog thinks a lot and has a ton of energy, home 3 is a good match.
if the dog has emotional or health issues and prefers quiet stability and predictability then home 2 might suit him or her more.
three great homes...one homeless dog.
you do your best to match the right dog to the right home.
its not rocket science,,it is far more complicated and there is no tried and true mathematical formula.
sometimes it is just a gut thing...yep, that's the right home for you.
Pricilla is taking harry home as a foster....she is absolutely perfect for him.
Jess and Jeff are taking pogo home as a foster.....we think this is a perfect match for pogo too.