Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Really upset with a rescue right now. Am I out of line?
Ok. So I've been wanting a cairn terrier since I was in high school. I want to do EarthDog and agility. Some of you may remember my thread from a couple of weeks ago about a male puppy I found for free in Las Vegas that I was going to get. Let's just say that that fell through. Anyway, I cruise Petfinder almost every dat in the off chance that I find a purebred at a rescue. Well, I found one last Monday. A sweet-looking little six-month-old red brindle female. So, I emailed about her. Got a response on Monday that we sounded like a perfect match for her and asking if we could meet the lady in a town about two hours away on Thursday. It was too short notice for me to get off work, so I asked if we could meet on Sunday. I got an email back Thursday morning and I literally started crying. Apparently one of the vet techs at the vet they use fell in love with Sophie (the puppy) on Wednesday when she was at the vet for her spay and took her home "on a one week trial." Sophie's ad is now gone off Petfinder, which more than likely means the vet tech is adopting her.
Am I out of line in being upset about this? Do rescues often approve someone for an animal and then turn around and give it to someone involved in the rescue, just because they fell in love with the animal? I've not dealt with a rescue before, so I don't know if this often happens. Would I be out of line writing them an email expressing my disappointment and anger at this situation?
It would be different if cairns were easily found around here, but they are EXTREMELY difficult to find in Arizona or the surrounding states.
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