A Word of Advice to Rescue Groups
My husband and I decided to adopt a dog from an animal rescue group in a neighboring county (we searched locally but did not find the dog that seemed like the right fit for us).
We immediately fell in love with a little dog and filled out the adoption papers, but were told that we could not adopt because the rescue group owner felt we were not good pet owners, simply because we had a dog that had not been spayed.
There were reasons our dog had not been spayed that I will not get into right now, but that did not seem to matter. We have a nice home and a fenced-in yard, and a lot of time to spend doting on our pets.
While I do not want to discourage people from adopting from these rescue groups, the animal shelter was much nicer to us and also seemed appalled that we were not allowed to adopt a homeless pet.
I beg the rescue groups to please visit homes; do not judge people who are trying to do the right thing. These animals deserve a chance. Do not encourage people to go to breeders.
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